Tuesday, January 22, 2013


A few months ago, my hubby and I watched a documentary on Netflix called "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" which inspired us to start juicing! So, we asked for a juicer for Christmas and Santa delivered! We got a Waring Pro juicer. I planned out a good weekend to try a juice cleanse/fast and googled for recipes. I went shopping on Thursday evening, spending around $75 for produce to last the next 3 days (I could have spent less but I wanted to try a lot of new things!). I started the 3 day juice cleanse/fast on Friday, January 18. My starting weight was 169.8 as of Friday morning. Final weight was 165.6 as of Monday morning. Here is a break down of what all I drank (& ate)!

Water with lemon
Strawberry, pear, tangelo juice (FAV!!)
Beet, carrot, apple, ginger juice
The "Mean Green" juice: kale, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, ginger juice
Carrot, strawberry, tangelo juice
Large Raw Avocado
The "Antioxidant" juice: Blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, mango, pear juice

 The makings for the "Antioxidant" juice

Juicing! Strawberries and Mango!
Finished "Antioxidant" juice!

Water with lemon
Strawberry, pear, tangelo juice
Tomato, celery, cucumber, carrot, garlic juice (YUCK!)
"Mean Green"
1/2 Large Raw Avocado
Blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, mango, tangelo juice

The makings for the Mean Green juice! 
 Remaining Mean Green juice Friday at lunch!

Strawberry, pear, tangelo juice
Naked "Green Machine"(I was out shopping and didn't bring a juice with me)
"Mean Green"

The makings for the Strawberry, Pear, Tangelo juice!
  Finished Strawberry, Pear, & Tangelo juice!
Overall, I feel great! I really enjoyed this experience! I have never done anything like this before so it was all new to me. I experienced a dull headache everyday of the cleanse but I believe this was due to my body detoxing. I also took baths nightly and had a massage and facial on Saturday. I read baths and massage would help the detoxing process. I will definetly do this again, possibly every 3 months or so!


Friday, January 18, 2013

Ready. Set. Go.


I created this blog a few months ago but have yet to actually write a post. I originally wanted to use this as a way to diary my weight loss journey... and I still will, however, now that I am 4+ months into this journey I realize it is so much more than I ever imagined. It is not JUST weight loss. What I have experienced in the last 4+ months has been LIFE CHANGING. Since I decided it was time to make a change I have met some amazing people both online and in person!

In the beginning, I was surfing the web looking for ideas, information, and inspiration. While looking on Pinterest, I stumbled across a pin that linked me to a blog of a woman known as Mama Laughlin. Her awesome personality plus amazing weight loss story had me at the first click of the mouse. I read and read her posts and soon found myself making changes in my life to mimic her choices. This directly resulted in me losing pounds, quickly! I soon found out there was a Facebook group inspired by ML dedicated solely to women trying to lose weight! I jumped right on that wagon and the rest is history! I love reading ML's blog and I love the encouragement and support I get from the Facebook group! It all has changed my life. Today I have lost approximately 29 lbs since August 20th, I ran a 5K (with hills) without walking at all for the first time EVER (PR of 41:48), and I met Mama Laughlin in person at the Dallas Marathon Expo!

UPDATE!! 1/18/2013

So, I wrote the above last month but never finished it or posted it. Today, I stand at a total weight loss of 35 lbs since August 20th and am still going strong. I started a 3 day juice cleanse/fast today and will be blogging about my experience later this weekend!