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I started the day off with making my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery and Greens before I headed out to church.

I used Celery for Beets, because I had ran out and just used Green Leaf Lettuce for the Greens. I drank the Juice on my way to church and on my way home… and it was really good.

While I was out.. I made it a point to put together my grocery list and hit the Whole Foods and Giants for groceries. At Whole Foods, I picked up the Raw Apple Sauce I ate for lunch.

Mid Afternoon: it’s an 8oz Carrot Juice with Barley Max Powder. But unfortunately, my order has not come in yet… so it’s just Carrot Juice and maybe some Celery and Cucumber.

Dinner menu looks like this: Garden Salad and¬† Minestrone Soup. Looking forward to making dinner. ūüôā

Sunday Menu Garden Salad

Sunday Menu Garden Salad

Garden Salad:

Ingredients:

2Cups Romaine Lettuce

1/2Cup thinly Sliced Radishes

1 or 2 Green Leaves

1Cup Spinach Leaves

8 or 10 Cherry Tomatoes

1/2Cucumber

Directions: Wash and dry veggies and tear lettuce and spinach into bite-size pieces. Slice radishes, slice onions, add cucumber and tomatoes. Top with desired dressing.

Sunday Menu Minestrone Soup

Sunday Menu Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup:

Ingredients:

8Cups Vegetable Soup Stock

11/2Cup Garbonzo Beans

2Cups Red Kidney Beans

1/2Cup Carrots

3Medium Tomatoes

1/2Cup Fresh Parsley

Celtic Salt

1Cup Cabbage

1/2Cup Onion

1/2Cup Celery

1Clove Garlic

1/4Tsp Thyme

3/4Tsp Basil

1/4Tsp Oregano 

1/2Box of Spinach Noodles

Directions:  Peel and Dice Tomatoes. Cook and Drain Kidney and Garbanzo Beans(I used canned) . Mince Garlic and Parsely. Chop carrtos, onion, celery, cabbage and garlic and saute in water or soup stock over medium heat until the onion is translucent Рabout 5 minutes. Stir in kidney beans, garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes and minced herbs. Bring to a simmerm then turn heat down and simmer about 10 minutes. Stir in Parlsey and simmer with lid partially on for about 15 minutes or until cabbage is tender. As the soup cooks, it will thicken. Add more tomatoes or soup stock as needed. Serve over spinach noodles.

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I’ve finally gotten a juicer away from home… and this morning I made some juice. YEAH!!!!

I got a late start, because Pilates class started at 10:00 this morning. So by the time I got the Carrots, Celery, Apples, and Beets from the local Giant Grocery Store and made the juice, it was noon.

So now, I’m not that hungry but I’m getting a craving for something in my belly. I’m still reeling over the fact that my muscles are aching a bit from Pilates. It’s a good feeling and one I enjoy having. Because it lets me know I’m working/ridding my body of the fat!!!!!

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We left before dawn from Florida on our way to Potomac, Maryland Friday morning. Luckily I Juiced my Carrots, Celery, Apples, and Beets Thursday night, because all I was good for this morning was to get ready, go and sleep in the car.

Just outside of¬†Jacksonville, in Georgia we stopped¬†so¬†Mike can walk, wakeup, and get something to eat. He got me a Hash brown from McDonald’s which I devoured and then closed my eyes again until South¬†Carolina.

We stopped to get¬†gas, and that’s where I asked¬†Mike to Stop¬†for Wendy’s, where I got a Side Salad and Baked Potato. I ate that for lunch and then shortly thereafter, I took over driving. We did really well on time, only stopped for gas and for¬†Mike to stretch his legs a little. One of those stretches, I found myself in line at the Dairy¬†Queen for a Turtle Blizzard. I just had such a horrible craving¬†for something sweet, and Dairy¬†Queen was staring me in the face.! I also got some Chex Mix to munch on too.

Then around 6:30pm we arrived at the¬†house here in Potomac¬†and unloaded the car and settled in. I was¬†hungry, so I had a little bit of the Lentil¬†Soup I made before we left and some Hummus and Whole Wheat Bread. Both of those¬†tasted a bit tart…. and that was the end of my¬†eating. We settled down from the drive and hit the hay pretty early.¬†¬†¬†

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Last night I made a Colorful Marinated Salad and a Butternut Squash that was great. I didn’t boil the Butternut Squash enough, so I think it was a little harder than expected.¬†

Colorful Marinated Salad

Colorful Marinated Salad

Colorful Marinated Salad:

Ingredients:

1 Orange Bell Pepper

1 Small Red Onion

1 Avocado

1 Small Bunch Broccoli

2 Carrots

1/2 Lemon Juice

Directions:

Chop up all the vegetables and mix with Vinegar & Oil Dressing. Cut one lemon in half and squeeze into vegetable mix. 

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash:

Ingredients:

1 Butternut Squash

1Cup Bread Crumbs

Directions:

Peel and de-seed squash. Chop into smaller pieces and boil in water until tender. Mash the butternut squash and layer into pan with bread crumbs, making sure to top with the bread crumbs. Put in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 15 minutes.

I ran over to the Farmers Market this morning to get all the veggies and I need to keep me through the week. I also got a bunch of Beets to add to my Juicing.

Since Thursday, I’ve been walking in the mornings which is great, but I feel hungry more throughout the day. And today after my lunch of left over Colorful Marinated Salad and TWO pieces of Cheese and Onion Pizza (ugh!!!) I ate a Special K Protein Bar Double Chocolate. It says the calories from it are only 180, but all the non-natural things in the bar are what worry me.:(

Special K Protein Bar

Special K Protein Bar

Coating(sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, cocoa precessed with alkali, whey, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, sorbitan monostearate, salt, polysorbate 60, artificial flavors), soy protein¬†isolate….etc. These are just the first couple of ingredients. The bar sounds boxed and chemically processed, not natural at all!. Not to mention made with animal products.

I was going to have a Yogurt; because it turns out I’m not eating enough beans to get my protein and alkaline balance.¬†Unfortunately, Mike threw out the containers¬†because¬†he thought they were expired. I asked him, next time look at the expiration date before you throw it away.

So I drank my second Carrot Juice…., which I love, because it tastes like I’m drinking something with sugar. It kinda kills the mid afternoon sugar urge.¬†For¬†dinner, I ate the remaining Colorful Marinated Salad and I’ve been snacking on the Roasted Pepper Triscuts.¬†But I think I’m¬†done with them, so I’m just drinking water. I hope I’m able to keep out¬†of the Chocolate, because last night I ate two pieces of Dark¬†Chocolate.¬†

Tonight we’re watching the “Hope For Haiti Now” fundraiser…. it’s really spectacular. But still waiting to get through to make my donation.!!!¬†

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Bolthouse Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice

I can’t remember the last time I actually Juiced Carrots, Celery, Beets, Apples, etc.? We left for Colorado the week of November 15th… and it’s been since then. Almost a month since I’ve drank freshly juiced vegetables. I miss it!!!

But I am drinking the Bolthouse 100% Carrot Juice, when I remember.

Which is today… I’m on my second glass of the juice, which I’m not denying myself because it’s been a while. And it tops off a good day of going out to lunch and later to a movie.

We bared the cold and rain this afternoon to visit one of Mike’s sons friends family restaurant. It’s a pizza shop in the D.C. area called Angelica’s and they have some great dishes. I had a small Pizza with Wheat Bread, no Cheese, Portobello Mushrooms, Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes and a Tossed Green Salad with Olive & Vinegar dressing.

Then we went to Tyson’s Mall in Virginia to see a movie…. we picked “Old Dogs” with Robin Williams and John Travolta. Never laughed so hard. I take that back, I did laugh that hard, if not harder at “There’s Something About Mary”!

Ya know they say, laughter burns calories. Well, I needed that theory to be actuality, because I over did it. I bought a White Cherry ICEE and when you buy two they give you a free Popcorn. Plus, Mike’s son wanted Peanut M&M’s… so as you can tell, I had the ICEE, Popcorn, and some M&M’s. Needless to say, I didn’t feel so hot after the movie. My stomach was in some serious pain.

Pain which subsided, because I did have my Pizza leftovers and drinking my Carrot Juice.
Tomorrow is a busy!!! Oil change on the car, phone calls, etc!!!

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Studio@ Montage in Laguna Nigel

Me & Mike

Studio @ Montage

Shirley & Mark

Seal Island - La Jolla

Braving Cold

Saturday we decided to take a drive to San Diego with Mike’s cousins. We woke up early at 6AM, and started getting ready. I had planned on wearing my SKINNY JEANS I bought in Colorado and was pleasantly surprised when they fit.

Yeah!!!! I was on cloud 9 all day and I looked hot in my jeans. So I got a little crazy and drank a Marguarita with lunch, and two Bombay & Tonics later on and Montage Hotel Restaurant Studio.

But before we even got there, on the way down the 5 we stopped at a park and had a picnic of breakfast foods. I tried Mike’s cousins Bean Stew. It was like Mike’s moms Vegetable Stew!! Yum Yum!.. Then I also ate really well with a Salad, Couscous, and Beets.

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