Saturday, January 12, 2013

2013 - Living the Change

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!
Morning juice:
*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 :)

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