Archive for December, 2013

Fruit Infused Water Recipes added

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

 I added a few Fruit Infused Water Recipes. You can view them at:


Day – Twenty

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Wow, made it to day 20.  Looking from when I first started, I was thinking that it would take forever to get here, when in reality I got here quick.

I should have never started eating nuts and a salad here and there.  In the past few days, I have only lost 1 lb.  I have started to limit eating nuts and stopped eating salad.  It should be noted that I eat little dressing when I have salad.  I do not like to pour it all over.

I have to give kudos to Blenders in the Grass, they make it very easy to juice for lunch and for $6 it is a good value.

Day – Sixteen

Monday, December 16th, 2013

I did lose a very little bit (.04), but, something is better than nothing :).

With the upcoming holiday and since I have slowed on my weight loss, I will try to get at least day 20.  I will try to limit what I eat and then get back on track.

Day – Fifteen

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

I think that since I started eating a few nuts, that I started to plateau.  I have noticed that since I started having nuts, that I would eat about a handful as part of my daily routine.

Overall, I feel fine with juicing, there are not as many cravings as before.

Day Fourteen

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Today, starts day 14 and I am down 17lbs.

Yesterday at work, they were passing around a carrot cake for one of my co-workers birthday.  I do really like carrot cake, but, it was almost too easy to say no thank you.  I had no interest in wanting to eat sweets.

I am starting feel that I am getting much more energy now.  During the past 13 days, I have felt that I had energy in reserve if I needed it.  But, today I can definitely feel the energy.

I am still drinking warm water with lemon in the morning and only juicing.

Day Ten – Goal Recap

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

taylorfarmssouthwestDay 10 came surprisingly quickly.  Overall I feel good.  I sleep much better at night and can start to see a lighter me.

I wish I could say that I rewarded myself with a nice BBQ tri-tip meal, but, I didn’t.  I did reward meeting my 10day goal with a salad.  I tried ½ a bag of Taylor Farms Southwest Chopped Salad.  It was tasty and satisfying.

Today starts my next 10 day juicing goal.  The juicing is so easy.  It is my mind that makes things hard.  So hopefully the next 10 days will help reprogram my mind and not wanting to crave so much junk.

Day Ten

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

First goal met 🙂

I am down 13lbs.  It is still hard to believe that all I am eating (drinking) is juice.

I have noticed the weight loss in my face and stomach is getting smaller.  About day three, I was thinking that 10 days is a long ways away.  Now that I am there, it was much easier than I thought it was going to be.

I have been trying different juice blends and starting to talk to more people about what I am doing.

Day Five

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

My plan was to at least complete 10 days, with a hope that I could go much longer.

I am down 8 lbs.  Which is always a big motivator in the morning.  I don’t see much change, but, the scale doesn’t lie right?

I created an online database to track my weight loss, as well as a recipes that I like.  I decided to include all recipes, even some that may not be the healthiest, but, are nice and tasty.  It kind of helps with the not eating part by looking at things and remembering what they did taste like.  There you will find some of the best recipes ever.

The TV is a little evil, seems like I see nothing but fast food ads.  I have to admit, today was hard to resist Carls Jr new fresh baked buns with its six dollar burger.  The temptation was so close today, that I was going to pull in the drive thru, but, the line was 10 cars deep.  Someone was looking out for me.  I was able to make it home, make a juice and the cravings went away.

The food cravings are really not that difficult to overcome.  But my sense of smell has enhanced a bit.  I usually just stop take a few extra deep smells and move on.

I added a sweet potato to a juice and WOW!  it was a great flavor.  I would normally not eat a sweet potato, but juicing it is whole other story.

I did look into drinking warm water with lemon in the morning, so I started that this morning.  It wasn’t that bad and being one of the colder days, it was nice to have.

Day Three

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

I slept a little better last night.  Several months ago, I purchased a jawbone up band.  It keeps track of several things, one of which is deep sleep.  I downloaded the band and found that my deep sleep was a little longer than normal.

I stepped on the scale and it showed I was down 3 lbs.  I had to double check to make sure there wasn’t a flaw in the check, but, it was correct.

I made my juice and stuck to my plan.

Day Two

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Monday, back to work day.

Spending most of Sunday researching more about juicing, it seems that it is recommended to take a few days off and just relax.  Since I did start right away, I didn’t have that luxury.

I knew I wasn’t able to make enough juice to last the whole day, so I search online for juice places.  I found Blenders in the Grass.  It is only $6 for a 24oz juice.

My first drink I made at home, was the Mean Green and that lasted me until lunch, again just sipping on it when I felt hungry.  The juice from Blenders lasted me until I got home, where I made another juice.

I was excited and surprised that I never felt really hungry and was able to make it through the day.