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Goodness Gracious….

…. where does the time go??  Here it is all most the end of April.  It’s been almost 2 full months since I decided to make some major changes in my life, namely the way I eat.  Honestly, if I had known it was going to be this easy I would have done it a LONG time ago!  Who would have believed that a junk food junkie like me could give up processed food, as well as white breads/pastas, refined white sugar and table salt.   I’m being completely honest when I say this has been way easier than any diet I’ve ever tried.  And although my number one reason for changing what I put in my mouth was for health reasons, I’m beyond thrilled that the weight is coming off as well.  To date I’ve lost 8 pounds.  I hope to drop a couple more here soon so that I can have TWO blue beads in my jar!!  :))

My hubby and I went to Florida last weekend and I ate out 5 times over a 3 day period.  Finding good food to eat really wasn’t that hard.  The funny thing was that I was craving fruits and veggies (a true first for me!).  With no juicer, my body was telling me it needed some plant stuffs.  If you look hard enough on most restaurant menus you can find sides of fresh fruits or veggies.   I even paid $8 at the grocery for a bowl of cut up fresh fruit!  lol  But, boy did it hit the spot.

And I was beyond tickled when I got home and discovered that I had lost  another pound despite all my eating out!  woohoo!

So, now I’m back to juicing and eating at home.  I’ve finished up my 8 weeks of prescription strength Vitamin D.  Guess I need to make an appt to go have my levels checked again.  Honestly, I feel so much better.  I’ve still got a long way to go, but what an improvement from me at the beginning of March!

This morning’s juice.

1 apple, 3/4 cucumber, a few cubes each of honeydew and cantaloupe, 1 large kale leaf and a handful of baby spinach.  yuuuuuummmm!

Also, here’s a little enchilada type dish I threw together last week.  I had planned to make enchiladas with the 100% whole wheat flour tortillas I had bought, but when I got the package out I discovered there were only 4 left!  Dang fridge rats!  So I made the girls a pan of traditional enchiladas with just rotisserie chix, cheese and sauce, rolled up with sauce and cheese on top.  For hubby and I, I sprayed the bottom of 13×9 pan with some olive oil laid out a layer of white corn tortillas, spread a concoction of the chicken, sauce, diced onions, corn and rinsed black beans on top, laid down another layer of the tortilla, drizzled with enchilada sauce, and some shredded cheddar and baked at 350 for about 20 minutes.  OMG!  It was delicious!  I liked if much better than the traditional enchilada.  I will definitely make them again.  I just love corn and black beans in things.  They add so much flavor.

How is everybody?  Anybody have anything good to share?  Recipes, weight loss, blog sites??  Comment below!  I’d love to hear from you!  🙂

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More Veggies!

I decided to be brave this morning and add more veggies to my juice.  So far they’ve been mostly fruit with some cucumber and baby spinach.  But today I added carrots!

So, what’s in there?  1/2 apple, 1 pear, 1/2 lime, 1/2 cucumber, 5 baby carrots, and a handful of baby spinach.

For all of you who are saying, ewwwwwwww!  I was right there with you!!  You could have never told me I would actually like this stuff!  In fact, I actually love it!  I look forward to it every morning.  Although it looks thick, it really is not.  It’s actually less thick than the OJ you buy at the store.

I love adding a little bit of lime.  It’s not that I’m a lime lover.  But it masks the flavor of the veggies and just adds a nice fresh flavor.  And they do not all come out green!  lol  It just depends on what you add in.  Strawberries make it a pinker/redder color.  Oranges more towards the yellow/gold side.  I have had some concoctions come out brown.  haha!  But they all tasted really good.  Now my friend Martha told me she added celery to one of hers and they didn’t like it at all.  So I’m staying away from celery.  I do want to try some other green leafy veggies though.   Getting brave!!  🙂

My Pretty Juicer Girl

Okay, so I finally got my butt in gear this morning to photograph my pretty juicer girl.  She is perfect … fashionable enough to sit on my island,  low-maintenance and she produces the most amazing juice every morning.  What more could I ask for?  🙂

She has an extra large mouth (chute) so you can put whole pieces of fruit/veggies or at least very large pieces.

She’s got this cute little carafe to catch your fresh juice.  And what’s really cool is the little lid … it’s a froth catcher.  So when you pour the juice into your glass, the froth collects in the lid and not in your glass!  The only trick – keep your hand on the lid when you pour or you end up with the froth and the lid in your glass!  I speak from experience – not once, but twice!

She is a Breville Juice Fountain Plus.  I know my Bed, Bath & Beyond carries her or you can find her on Amazon.com.  She’s worth every penny.


Have you juiced today?  🙂

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