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Monday, October 31, 2011

Day 302 and 303 I Feel Like A Skinny Rainbow

Yesterday, I began to integrate raw vegetables back into my diet, along with the juicing. For lunch I had an avocado with chopped tomato. This morning, I had carrot and apple juice and for lunch, I had a green machine juice, and for dinner, I had Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. I plan to continue juicing for breakfast on a regular basis, because I can get more than my required vegetables and fruit for the day and I feel really great! I'm really glad I did this, I feel re-energized and I will for sure do at least a three-five day juice fast every month. The Brussels sprouts were on my mind all week long, I was seriously jonesing for them, I missed them so much. I was so relieved to have something to chew on again! The biggest challenge was the crappy juicer, I am defiantly saving up for a Breville, this Black and Decker is a pain and a half to operate and to clean! I need a juicer that will allow me to drop in whole apples and not waste time cutting them into tiny pieces, I'm a busy girl, I don't have time for all that! In conclusion, I will probably finish out the week eating raw and cooked vegetables, along with juice and begin to bring back grains and beans next week, it looks like a party's about to bust out up in my kitchen!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 301 If I Keep Juicing I May Hit You With A Pumpkin

Even though I've lost another pound, I'm really glad this juicing fast is almost over! I really crave something warm right now. I'm super excited that I'm going to get to roast the turnips soon, anyone have any suggestions or recipes? Today, I spent about 45 minutes trying to get around the Halloween Broohaha going on down the street, to get to the grocery store and back. All of the parking spaces were taken and only one exit was available at both the regular grocery store and at Whole Foods, when I finally found an open space, some teenager in a stupid costume, waved her friend in, who went around me and stole it! This juice fast has made me seriously grumpy, because I then told a cop how stupid he was for shutting sown the entire street (I know it was his fault). For reasons of sanity and more, I will be thrilled to chew food again, I just don't think I can tolerate much more of this non-sense.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 300 Pumpkin Face

Day 300 is not a fun day, I feel really cold and gross and I watched my co-workers eat yummy restaurant food, followed by red velvet cake. It kind of makes me feel better to know that at least my blood is probably cleaner than theirs right now, it's the small things. I thought the detox part of my fast was over but it is for sure not, I feel like I'm getting the Flu and I'm also most certainly turning orange. The highlight of my day was leaving the stupid restaurant to peruse the farmer's market in Okmulgee, I bought two sacks full of vegetables for 6.00 and I have something wondrous to end my fast with. I bought turnips, which I have never eaten and I'm going to roast them, as was suggested.
That's about it, aside from losing another pound, woo hoo!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 299 Final Countdown Is On

Wow, day 299 feels kind of momentous, tomorrow, I will only have 65 days left of this non-sense, only to be replaced with more non-sense. Right now, at the tail end of my challenge, I am smack in the middle of another challenge, I am on day 5 of my juice fast and it's getting a little monotonous. Tonight, I created something a little different by mixing coconut milk with carrots and mangoes, it wasn't bad but it could have used a little spice, maybe some nutmeg. It's funny but the hunger has gone away, I just feel really energized! I do wish I had something warm to eat, like some soup or something, next week I think I'll make some butternut squash soup, I can't wait!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 297 and 298 Real Vegetables

Well, I'm on day 4 of my juice fast and things are going very well! Yesterday, I kept waiting for what the blogosphere deems funky tongue, a phenomenon in which the toxins in your body leave through the skin and tongue on the third day. It's supposed to give you bad breath, but perhaps I'm just not that dirty, my breath smells fine. I've lost two and a half pounds since Sunday, in addition to the weight I lost prior to juicing for a grand total of 14 pounds! My skin looks different today, kind of rosy and well nourished, that is for real a plus, I'm not one to argue with good skin bonuses. I do think I'm not going to be so creative in my concoctions though, some thing are just not good together, tonight was mustard greens, red cabbage, cucumber, carrots, onion, and garlic, and some other stuff. I know it's for the greater good of a healthy body, so down the hatch it goes. My last words of the night are for the girl who says that she eats "real" vegetables, you know who you are. Here's a picture of my "real" vegetables, that pile is as tall as you are my dear.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 296 Call Me Sloshy

Uuuhhhg, I am so full of beets and other various vegetables, I don't think I can blog about it. OK, I'll just say this, avocados do not belong in juice, peppers do not belong in juice, and 99% of the time, beets are just best left out of everything. I did find something yummy today, at Whole Foods, they were unhulled Garbanzo beans. Aside from the gallons of juice floating around in my belly, I tasted one before I juiced it and it was stunningly delicious. I'm not sure if it was just that good or if I was just grateful for something to chew on, either way, I'm going to buy some more of those. Also, I lost a half a pound over night...go me.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 295 That's A Spicy Big Gulp

Today started out in a really juicetastic way, I had an apple, cranberry, carrot thingy for breakfast and was quite happy and full. I was at my Grandmother's for lunch and so, had to wait to get home for round two of my juiceathon. I went shopping for additional veggies for tonight's dinner and was really anxious to try everything out. I went a little over board, with the Serrano peppers. I added six of them to my concoction, not smart. I could not throw it away because it consisted of 1/2 a beet, 4 apples, 4 cups of Kale, 1 carrot, 2 tomatoes, a clove of garlic, and 3 cups of red cabbage, way too much food to throw out because of a little heat, so I drank it. First of all, I've been reading all day about using a small amount of raw beet because the detox effect can make you nauseous, which it did, only I can't tell if it's because of the beets or the outrageously hot liquid I consumed in the name of good health. I also read that afterward you may feel like you have the flu because of the toxins swimming around in your blood, which I do, I hope this is worth it, I feel like shizzle.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 294 Monster Veggie Consumption

Tonight, I did it, I bought a juicer! I started to buy the GE, which I researched last night but found a Black and Decker for 20.00 cheaper, so with the 20.00 I saved, I invested in vegetables. For dinner tonight, I had two apples, twenty cranberries, a stalk of celery, a carrot, some kale, a yellow squash, and a cucumber, all juiced up, it was actually pretty good and looked like a pretty rainbow in the measuring cup.
The only thing I don't like about my new juicer is that it's a pain to take apart and clean, I will probably make big batches of juice to drink throughout the day at work. Also, it looks like a lot of vegetables on that plate but it only made about two cups of juice, still it was the most fun I've had on a Saturday night since riding along with the police back in Indiana!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 293 Puttin The Squeeze On The Juicer Search

I have spent the last two hours looking at juicers, reading reviews, and comparing prices. Obviously I'm not going to buy the 400.00 Breville juicer or the 14.00 citrus squeezer, which is not really a juicer at all. I'm looking for something in between and I think I've found it, the GE juicer for 49.00. Most of the reviews were positive, so I may go and find it tomorrow. I know that I will use it multiple times a day so 50.00 is a good investment in my health. I am really excited about making some different concoctions, maybe kale and apples or mango ginger pear, I don't know, I may go a little crazy. Tonight I had butternut squash, corn, and black beans, it was lovely (not juiced, of course)! I know I said yesterday I was going to start my juice fast today, but I am not yet prepared, perhaps tomorrow will be the day.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 292 I Don't Even Get Paid To Say I Love Naked Juice

Today, is a small news day, I had steel cut oatmeal with raisins for breakfast, along with a egg and veggie tortilla wrap. For lunch I had my usual Naked Juice, but today they were out of Green Machine, so I had the red one, with all the berries in it....I told you this was small news. I'm pretty sure I'm just doing juice all day tomorrow, but I'm going to Whole Foods where they don't run out of things they're supposed to have like Green Machine juice. I need my green machine! I may just drink juice all weekend. I'm shrinking down, whilst still getting uber nutrients, I feel pretty good, everyone should get a naked juice for lunch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 290 and 291 Rocking the Sprouts

Oh my, I've just eaten my weight in Brussels sprouts and mushrooms! I ate like a pound and a half for only about 150 calories, good thing I got all of my fats in earlier today. I have discovered that there is just no way to eat all of your vegetables in a day, unless you juice them, it's too much to eat! Yesterday was an unplanned eating day and it did not go as well as usual, which means that I cannot ever NOT be vigilant about what I put in my mouth. I didn't eat badly, I just didn't get enough to eat and I'm really trying to eat three meals a day. The good news is that I have lost 12 pounds in the past few weeks, go me! I guess I'll try for another eight pounds and see if I want to continue. Also, since I've been eating really clean lately, my nails are growing, which is weird because I can never grow my nails out. Here's to loose jeans and clean food!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 289 Lemme Borrow That Juicer

Today, I had another Green Machine Naked juice, but I'm a little annoyed. I would expect the green machine drink to be chock full of vegetables but it appears to be mostly fruit juice with some grass thrown in. I want, I need, I desperately covet a new juicer to remedy this situation. The drinks have no added sugar but still have a ton of natural sugar. I want vegetable juice, with maybe just a hint of sweet. If I had a juicer, I could make kale/beet/garlic juice concoctions, which I'm sure would not be all sugary and diabetes inducingly delicious. I don't need delicious, I need healthy! Any ideas on good juicer brands? I have no idea what I'm looking for, I just know that I'm not looking for one of those citrus squeeze kind of things. I'm looking for the king of the juicer jungle and I would be glad to test drive, review, and advertise for any company who wants to lend me one (wink, wink)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 288 I Rock A Pot Of Soup

Today, I have decided on my new challenge for 2012, but I cannot tell you just yet, I will say that it will be huge! It will be much bigger than 365 days sans fast food.....don't you wish you knew? Tonight, for dinner, I decided to go a new route with the brussell sprouts and I'm making soup, generally I'm not a soup girl but I'm running out of ideas for my favorite vegetable. I added sprouts, squash, and sweet potatoes to potato leek soup. I'm not really sure what a leek is, but I'm OK with that as long as it is not related to the beet family. I'm calling it So Long Summer soup because I'm so happy that Fall is almost kind of here. Oh my, how do I type and slurp sunshine at the same time? My momma would be proud, because I rock the cool weather soup, really someone besides me should taste this!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Day 287 Reflections on Veggies

Well, I'm closing in on the end of this challenge and I'm wondering if it is possible to eliminate fast food forever? I mean 287 days is pretty much the same as eternity, I'm pretty sure it could be done. I would not eliminate restaurant food all together, as I have done for this challenge, but I would be very choosy in my selection of eateries. I just don't see any reason to ever put another McDonald's hash brown into my mouth or another Sonic Mozzarella cheese stick either, it's just not food. I can't believe how much I've come to love and depend on some of my new discoveries, such as brussel sprouts and squash. I look forward to eating them as much as I ever did biscuits and gravy from DQ. I do miss going out to eat with my friends and family and I will be grateful to have that back, but like I said, I will be very selective in what I choose to eat, come January 2nd.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 286 Brussel Sprout OD

I am truly grateful for the end of the week and plan to make this weekend last until at least Thanksgiving, where I will then skip right over to Christmas break. It's pretty bad, when you dread Monday morning as early as Friday night. Well, food wise, today was fair to middlin', for lunch I had black eyed peas and a Naked juice protein smoothie. For dinner, I had brussel sprouts and potatoes. I wonder if I maybe there is such a thing as too many brussel sprouts? It seems wrong that they are so good and so healthy, there has to be a downside. Tomorrow is my Grandmother's garage sale and I'm supposed to bring some shizzle with me, but I have labeled not one single item! Now that I'm full and happy, I may get on that. That's about it in my world!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 284 and 285 Just Wait Eaters!!

Below, are two pictures from lunch, yesterday...it's not MY lunch, but it is my unwrapped silverware in the second picture. Everyone knows that Mexican is my favorite food ever, everyone also knows that I'm closing in on the end of this challenge, but apparently, not everyone cares, as evidenced below. One of my very dear co-workers insisted on Mexican yesterday, but "comforted" me in the knowledge that she would buy me anything I wanted for lunch from the gas station, after I watched her eat her smelly, cheesy, Mexican meal. She did buy me lunch, a string cheese and a granola bar.

Co-worker's lunch:

My Lunch:

That's not all! Today, she forced me to enter yet another greasy eating mecca and I watched her eat a Reuben sandwich, it's true I don't eat Corned beef but it hurt all the same. This blogs for you Emily, I'm going to wait until you are fully ensconced in a serious diet to seek my revenge!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 283 I Got Nothin But A Hunger Pain

Today, I believe was the longest day in my young life, I'm tired and hungry. It is now three hours past my dinnertime cutoff of 6:00 but I'm going for it. I have talked much, driven far, and eaten little, I have nothing left to say or to ponder via my keyboard. Good night all.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 281 and 282 Enchilada Dreams

Yesterday was pretty much like today, fruit, vegetables, grains, beans, just in different combinations and on different plates. I'm so bored with being healthy, I wish I could have a giant plate of cheese enchiladas with rice and beans, and a large, fizzy full sugar Coke. After my unhealthy dinner, I would have a cigarette, maybe three, I would prop my fat legs on the table and yell at the waitress to bring me a plate of sopapillas and a Margarita, yeah that's the stuff of dreams. If I were on my way out or on death row or something, that's what I would order, can't think of a better send off. Maybe tomorrow I will find a new way to cook mushrooms and squash but tonight, I'm living in my head.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 280 Close Call

Today, I realized that my 365 day challenge may have saved me yesterday, perhaps at least from witnessing something traumatic. Where I live, there is a Wal-greens on the corner, I go there sometimes two to three times a week because it is the closest store of any kind to my apartment, aside from the creepy convenience store, located in my complex. Like I said, these days I stop maybe two or more times a week, on my way home from work. Before my challenge, I stopped in almost every day for my going home soda, candy, and junk food and generally about the same time, depending on my schedule, around 4:30 or 5:00. Yesterday, I needed to go to the store, but wanted to get fresh vegetables and of course Wal-green's does not carry fresh veggies, so instead of stopping in the drug store for my usual bread, milk, or cheese, I turned left, instead of passing the Wal-green's parking lot. At 4:30, a man was shot in front of his children in that parking lot, at the same time, I was headed in the opposite direction, close call. The man is still alive but in critical condition, such a scary world! I think it's time to move.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 279 Fried Kool-aid, Nuff Said

Tonight, I had the best dinner, roasted asparagus, mushrooms, corn, and peppers, in a nice neat little package. I'm really into vegetable packets right now, I just pick whatever veggie I want to eat and wrap it in foil with a bit of oil, good stuff! For lunch I had a green Naked Juice and an avocado, I feel so healthy I could in theory, run a marathon. Tomorrow is the state fair, where I am going to eat absolutely nothing. I mean, I would love nothing more than to chow down on fried snickers bars and fried Twinkies and fried Kool-aid, but I will not, I am too strong for that kind of foolishness. I will not put trash into my body, at least not until January. I also bought a scale today, I have not owned a scale in probably ten years, but at this moment in time, I am dead serious about staying healthy...no doubt.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 277 and 278 Someone Stop This Veggie Train

Oh my, so happy that this week is finally drawing to a close, it has been a rough one! Yesterday, I ate so many raw vegetables, I felt like I had eaten a large pizza only not as tasty. I've been drinking Naked juice and Odowalla juice, since I don't have a juicer, but I'm on the lookout for one! Oh by the way, I still have a brand new dutch oven to trade for something, anybody wanna trade a juicer? I'm not yet doing all juice, I'm eating a truckload of grindage, I'm kinda tired of chewing. It's funny that you have to eat so much more when you're eating raw foods, I feel like I never stop eating! Tomorrow is going to be low-key and I really hope that a low key weekend follows, I am ready to kick back and relax. Here's to a fabulous weekend and another jug of broccoli juice.www.fastfoodboycott.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 276 My Weight In Fruit

OK, so I haven't started the juice fast yet, but I did have two Naked Juice drinks for lunch, which was the equivalent of something like 5 apples, 1 banana, 25 blackberries, some grapes, 1/4 mango, and a bunch of grass. It was actually pretty good! I drank two because I needed the calories to hit my number and I was full half way through the first one. For dinner, I had broccoli, tomatoes, peas, and a red pepper, I'm pretty sure I got all of my nutrients for the day, plus my mom gave me a gummy vitamin earlier! I'm rockin' the healthy lifestyle here, now I just need to find a no impact exercise option, which according to sawbones is the elliptical, swimming, and the bike. I really miss the treadmill, it was my favorite and we have now been separated for the duration...sigh.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 275 Juicy Juicerson

Wow, I just finished watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and I am super inspired to do the reboot juice fast, now I just need to find a juicer! The dudes in the documentary drank juice every meal for 60 days and lost a ton of weight. I'm so down for another challenge, I probably would just check out a ten day fast, since the holidays are coming up, maybe I'll do ten days a month through the holidays and a sixty day after the new year. I don't want to fall into my old fast food ways, after the new year so I need a plan, perhaps this is it, Lord knows I need something difficult and unfun to challenge myself with. OK, I'm going to start looking for a juicer, this week, I'm ready to rock!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 273 and 274 Fruity Kind Of Weekend

This has been the shortest weekend on record! I have been working non-stop, taking care of business, and trying to eat right. For the most part I think I've done pretty good and I've been super productive. Yesterday I bought the best fruit and that's what I had for dinner, along with brussell sprouts, yep mango, grapes, and brussell sprouts, don't judge, they were delicious.
Today I weighed and I really do prefer my grandmother's scales to my mom's because hers say I've lost 10 pounds as opposed to the five at my mom's. I've been so busy today that I haven't had much time to eat, I'm going to be working until bedtime and then up at 5:00 to get ready for the week, it's only Sunday and I'm exhausted.