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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Juice.

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)!

Friday:
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!


Saturday:
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!
 

Sunday:
Water
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!

Morgan

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ready. Set. Go.

12/7/2012

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!

Morgan