Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Domenick and I went to Whole Foods today to look for a detox kit. There was a lot to choose from and it was a little overwhelming ... I picked this cleanse because it had most of the ingredients I was looking for, specifically organic herbs.
The cool thing about this detox program is that you can still go about eating. Of course you want to eat healthier if you can, but it's not a typical detox fast.
There are three tables to take 3 times a day with lots of water. I can do this with ease!! ... and no one will know I am detoxing. I love it.
I have a lot of expectations when it comes to detoxing because of everything I read. So far I've experienced an amazing soar of energy only once when I was doing a 3 day water fast. I'll never forget that feeling and want it back so bad.
I have no idea what the outcome will be, so I'm going to record the things I notice about my current situation, that I hope will change or disappear once the detox is completed.
- Low energy. (i really hope to feel a huge difference)
- Ache in my chest, for 2 years now (was rushed to the hospital once, thinking it might be a heart attack, but turns out to be some sort of virus. The Doctor called it the "Devil's grip"). it's time to send the devil packing.
- 25 pounds over weight
- Sluggish bowel movements
- 3 pre-cancerous spots on my legs.
- Breakouts on my forehead (I have more breakouts now than I did as a Teenager!)
- Dry hair
- Aches and slight pains in my hands, feet and some joints. (I am determined not to buy into, "it's just old age")
- Dry chapped lips. (for as long as i can remember I've been using chapstick)
- Mental fog and forgetfulness
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I forced myself to get use to the smell, just because the box is so expensive, but never again. It's back to the original or cherry for me.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Instead of dipping with pita bread or chips, use carrot sticks and celery, makes the perfect lunch or snack.
Here's the recipe ...
1 cup of dried green lentils
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons unsalted Tahini
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 handful fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup of olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
Cook the lentils in a quart of salted boiling water until soft not falling apart, no more than 20 minutes. Strain the lentils and add them to a food processor along with the garlic, Tahini, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, parsley and olive oil. Process until completely smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I went for acupucture which helped a little, but if I moved it the wrong way, ouch! So I protected my arm and tried to use it as little as possible. 2 years I learned to live with the pain.
This is the amazing part ... 2 weeks ago I stopped drinking MonaVie because I just forgot or got too busy. I swear folks, in the two weeks "without" MonaVie, I was quicky reminded I had a bad arm. I totally forgot!
It had been that long since I felt any pain ... the 2 months I have been drinking MonaVie for ENERGY has actually helped with the healing of my arm too.
It was at that moment that I realized just how amazing this health drink really is.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I planned to just test out the bike Domenick bought me 4 years ago and ride around the neighborhood. My first Hybrid ... I was pleasantly surprised at how good it felt, so I kept peddling and found myself in Hobe Sound (another town away) and feeling really psyched.
5 miles Out: I was pumped and excited about riding again.
5 miles Back: OMG! I forgot just how uncomfortable bicycle seats can be. I wanted to cry.
It took me approx 2 hours to finish 10 miles which is crazy slow, but I'm very proud that I got on my bike again. I think tho, I'll stay closer to home until I can upgrade on some bicycle parts and build a little more tush endurance in the saddle.
Friday, September 11, 2009
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Saturday, August 22, 2009
Cabbage roll ups, salads, tofu fake steak, hummus and of course, garlic, garlic, garlic in everything! I love garlic!!!
What's the problem, you might be asking yourself ...
Domenick says I am oozing cabbage and garlic. He says it's coming out of my pores and he hates the smell ... I'm devastated.
I don't want to change the way I'm eating, but I don't want to stink either.
My plan is to start drinking lots of carrot juice to see if that will balance things out and cut down on the amount of garlic I am consuming.
Instead of chopping 3 cloves in one salad, I'll chop up one. :)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Large Red Cabbage leaf
2 tbsp Hummus
1 tbsp Tabouli
Raw Zucchini, chopped
Raw Yellow Squash, chopped
Raw Orange Bell Pepper, chopped
drizzled with dressing (see below)
saute all ingredients together
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
red or white onions, sauteed
1 tsp raw honey
(drizzle over veggies warm or cool)
Roll up and ready to serve!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Prepare following in blender:
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I decided to stop. I just couldn't bare the taste of lemon juice with maple syrup for one more day.
Do I feel any different today after 7 full days of detoxing ... not really. Well, maybe just a tiny bit ...in my hands and ankles ... they don't feel as stiff.
Next step ... a lifestyle as a vegan/raw.
Oooooh the challenges ahead.
Domenick and I are heading to Whole Foods to pick up a few things.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Being a good student with The Master Cleanser.
Today is day 5 on my 10 day detox.
My distiller where I make my water pure.
With one gallon of pure water you mix 1 cup of Lemon juice, 1 cup of Maple Syrup and 1 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper. This equals 8 glasses daily.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Ideally I should be 135lbs at 5'6".
Domenick and I have been grabbing fast food ('cept for the 3 weeks my in-laws were visiting) between running from the Boutique by day to the Factory by night. Our eating habits have been the worst in 5 years. My in-laws have come and gone, so it's time to crack down on what I put in my mouth.
I've tried so many ways to balance my diet from Weight Watchers, which worked, but I found myself always focused on my next meal, to the raw food diet which I love, but when you are always on the go it is very hard to maintain and forget about eating out.
I'm ready to try again ... Sunday I begin my flush ... wish me luck!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
For the past week instead of reaching for my favorite over sized home-made chocolate chip cookie at Osceola Street Cafe, I've ordered a Salad for lunch. It hits the spot and I feel satisfied until dinner.
I've also started walking 2 miles daily.
Once in the morning and once after dinner.
If anyone knows our Scottish terrier Rippy knows she is totally out of control!
So ... my dog and I are walking!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Slices of Avocado over a bed of Red Cabbage, sprinkled with cracked pepper makes the perfect snack. Add dressing for a healthy salad.
Dressing: 1 tbsp Olive oil, 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar, 1/8 of Red Onion chopped, 1 tsp minced Garlic. Sautee a couple of minutes and pour directly over Avocados.
One Golden Delish Apple (Cut into bite size pieces)
One Pear (Cut into bite size pieces)
3 Stalks of Celery (Chopped fine)
4 Dates (Chopped fine)
1/2 cup of Pecans (Chopped fine)
Juice of 1 Orange
Juice of 1 Lemon
** Pour Orange and Lemon juices over chopped apple and pear to keep from turning brown. Leave for about 10 minutes. Then Drain (juice to be used later for dressing).
** Once fruit juice is drained add Celery, Dates and 1/2 the chopped Pecans together in bowl and mix well.Dressing:
Take the rest of the chopped Pecans and put in food processor along with drained juice.Makes a tangy delish salad.Serving size 2
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Just to give you a little back drop ...
I love to drink raw carrot juice, hate wheat grass juice but will drink it because it's supposed to be good for me. I eat raw salads with lemon dressing, love Avocados and Red Onions wrapped in Red Cabbage leaves and drink pure distilled water ... that's when I'm good.
When I'm bad, stressed out, and have no time to plan my meals, I turn to sugar. Lots of it.
Yesterday I had a glazed donut for breakfast, a large chocolate chip cookie for lunch, McDonald's salad for dinner and ice cream for a late night snack.
Today, I had a banana nut muffin for breakfast, and I hate to admit this, but I had 2 "huge" chocolate chip cookies for lunch. Tonight will be some sort of a pasta dish.
Must ... stop ... eating ... crap!