Craving the Change and Living IT !!
(I'm posting this here because I KNOW Mary would want me to, she would be so happy and so proud - I can hear her all the way from Heaven - cheering and smiling and jumping all around with excitement)
Are you sick and tired of feeling sluggish, disgusting, not 100%, unhealthy, like an overall slob?
Tired of saying "one of these days... I'll get healthy!"
Well I am! I'm taking my life back! AND, I'm not doing this alone - my hubby is in on this with me. Thank goodness!
My husband and I wrote (& signed) a personal contract in October to ourselves - it's a contract about making a commitment to make different choices - choices that will make a difference in living a healthier life. Little changes turn into big changes one little change at a time. One day at a time. One choice at a time!
Here's the beginning to my choices:
*I quit smoking in October (after 22 years!!). So far so good. Seems my true intention is working with me.
*I tried my first juice on Friday, December 21, 2012.
The Energy Bee ~ included carrot, pear, green apple, honey bee & ginseng. Yummy! Surprisingly sweet.... Just what I needed to win me over - sweet!
*ordered our own personal juicer (after a week of hardcore research and analysis - something chad is an expert in - its the Virgo side of him!!)
*i tried my Second juice on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012.
The Green Monster ~ included kale, spinach, green apple, ginger, spiralina & lemon (I added the lemon - the greens scared me). Surprisingly I liked it - I liked it a lot! ;) tasted like green lemonade.
*I tried my 3rd juice today... 12/27/12. the Booster ~ pineapple, lemon, apple & barley Greens
CHAD & JEN's beginning:
12/29/12 - (Day 1)
*our 1st homemade juice:
Carrots, green apple, lemon & ginger
12/30/12 - (Day 2)
*Today's juice: kale, green apple, pineapple, celery, ginger root & lemon ~ mmm, not bad!
Dare i do no coffee today?!?
Okay I gave in - I had a shot of coffee
As we were making a delicious broiled chicken sausage dinner, I pulled out the course in weight loss book & read the forward out loud.
**Seems appropriate timing to start reading Marianne Williamson's "a Course in Weight Loss"..... Embracing change! It's more than just losing weight - its getting healthy. That is the reason for this change.
The makings for a great shake!
*Frozen banana - almond milk & nutmeg.....
12/31/12 (Day 3)
Had a couple fried eggs & toast for breakfast. Chad had his scrambled with a pinch of cheddar & a few leaves of parsley - he only ate 1/2 slice of bread.
Green tea hot breakfast.
Read the first section of A Course in Weight Loss, "Embarking the Journey"
*Midday we had a juice made up of celery, kale, pear, apple, pineapple, cucumber, lemon, ginger root.
Not bad! We even got Joey McG to try it!!! Lol
(I'm thinking the greens might be a little hard on my stomach ) I had stomach aches when I would take Athletic Greens a few years ago. I'm hoping it will take time to get used to it.
Homemade chicken soup - mmmm!
*Dessert with frozen strawberries, bananas & almond milk.....
1/1/13 (Day 4)
Happy New Year!!!
*Woke up to a juice with carrot, cucumber, lemon, ginger root and green apple.
Not bad - a little tart, but good.
Read Lesson One "Tear Down the Wall" - this requires some pen to paper with thoughts work - to be continued....
Green tea & white pomegranate tea.
Ate a healthy dinner - leftover chicken noodle soup & lotsa water!!
I love juicing - I swear my body is screaming Thank you!!!!
*had a morning juice of: kale, celery, ginger root, pear, pineapple, lemon & green apple.
Tart but good - no stomach ache.
I had a cup of coffee :( at home AND from the coffee truck guy at the train.
Progress not perfection... One thing at a time!
1/5/13 - sweet potatoes & fried eggs for breakfast (with toast of course). Mmmm
Afternoon juice today after shopping. Green monster:
*kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, mint, green apple, lemon, pineapple & ginger root.
Dinner with the in-laws at a nice steakhouse - filet mignon & asparagus :)
1/6/13 - took a break from juicing. I actually missed it!!
1/7/13 Rise & Shine to a super green monster juice!
*Kale, spinach, mint, celery, cucumber, green apple, lemon, pineapple and ginger root! Mmmm
Haven't stopped coffee yet but will - eventually. I have to WANT to in order to succeed. I did stop diet coke ;).... One vice at a time.
Banana oatmeal raw almonds & a pear throughout the day. 2 bottles water
Baked chk cutlets & broccoli with a slice of cheese.
1/8/13. - Day #11
*carrot, apple, lemon, pineapple & ginger root! Mmmm
1/9/13 feeling great and still loving this change. Hard to believe...
I was "junk food Jeni for 40 years" or "I got this body from junk food button wearer" - I did a 360!
*kale, spinach, carrot, mint, apple, cucumber, pineapple, lemon, ginger root.
Oatmeal at work.
I HAD my FIRST wheat grass at 2:30 - wowsie!! Yuk - the OJ chaser was necessary - made that moment of. " ewwww" disappear as if it never happened. I felt great!
I ordered steed dumplings with chicken and with brown rice. Good but had to eat the whole plate to fill the empty stomach. Kinda bland - they offered up a sauce I'm not sure what it was..
Had chk in garlic sauce for dinner & a bowl full of fresh pineapple before bed / wasn't planning this but kept eating it as it was being cut - I was a savage actually - sucking the pineapple core as if I was dying of thirst on a deserted island - pretty comical to watch - I was kinda laughing at myself as I was feasting.... Lol! Having fun ;)
*kale, spinach, lemon, cucumber, lemon, mint, ginger root and apple WITH a teaspoon of Athletic Greens!
Wow- very very green today !
Banana, oatmeal & almonds.
*kale, beet, cucumber, mint, ginger root, apple, parsley and a teaspoon of athletic greens..
Coffee - started using the so delicious brand of vanilla flavored almond milk creamer. Not bad for non dairy. Much better for me than those coffee mate & international coffee creamers.
Crazy with the beet!!
Green tea & banana.
Walked along the NYC above ground park (Hi-line) from w.23rd to w. 15 to the Yogurt Cafe for some steed dumplings the to the farmers market in Union Square for a shot of wheatgrass and then to work at 4th Sve & 14th - a GREAT day!!!!
Friday is our traditional "Green Cactus" order - had chk enchiladas.
Water wAter & more water! Even got some compliments on my skin.
I feel GREAT!
*kale, Swiss chard, cucumber, parsley, mint, ginger root, green apple, grapefruit!
Tart from the grapefruit, green thicker from the red swiss chard, but good.
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING ~ I'll give you an update next month :)