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Grapefruit Green Juice

1 grapefruit
1 green apple
1 head of kale
4 celery stalks
1/2 cucumber
1 lime

Recipe by: Healthy Crush

The kids all gave a sour look after trying it.  It made the juice all worth it.  I did half and half spinach and kale.  I would have added another apple and remember the cucumber for the next batch.  I will probably make it again.

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Tropical Green Juice

Mango – large
Spinach
Kale
1/2 Lemon

Peel lemon and mango, juice and enjoy!!!

Day 26

Today I was able to put some pants on that I haven’t been able to wear for over 1 1/2 years.  I didn’t say they were comfortable, but I could get them on and zip them up.  After wearing them for several hours, I was more comfortable in them.  I was excited to finally see this step.  It gives me the drive to keep going so that one day I can finally fit into them comfortably!!!  I have consistently kept off 11 lbs – Yippee!!!  I still fluctuate up and down from day to day – but I now can keep off 11 lbs.  This just makes me giggle inside.  I got thinking about this – that after I took my first hormone pill in June of 2011  and ballooned up 30 lbs in 30 days and went up a pant size in 2 weeks – I am 6-7 lbs away from being back down to where I was before this whole roller coaster journey began.  It would have been so much easier to not have gone through this journey, but it has been so fulfilling because of the habits I have developed, the knowledge I have gained and the support I have been to friends/family and they have been for me!!!!

A quote I found today goes like this – “Its easy to gain weight. Hard to lose. It is easy to spend money. Hard to earn. It is easy to give into temptation. Hard to resist. Over time, I have realized that the hard choices create more fruitful results. We have a choice and it is up to us. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”  Author Unknown

Menu:
Pumpkin Pie Juice
Strawberry Spinach Juice
Gazpacho Juice

Day 25

Wow – this month has gone by really fast!!!  Only 5 more days and I am at the 30 day mark.  I am not ready to be done – but at the same time I am still having a hard time sticking strictly to the juice.  I find myself piecing on the leftovers from the kids.  A really bad habit that is so hard to break!!!

On another note – I am falling in love with the Fennel.  It has such a unique flavor.  The drink for lunch was so scrumptious.  It had a warming flavor to it (not temperature – and not spicy – it is hard to explain, but it was a warm comfort type of flavor).  I could have it again, but I finished off my fennel with another drink tonight.

Well off to bed and looking forward to another good day tomorrow.  I am going to be strong!!!!

Menu:
Pineapple, Celery, Carrot, Lime
Minty Fennel – Apple Juice
Layers of Love and Abundance Juice

3–4 apples, cored

½ head of red cabbage

1 small fennel bulb

1 lemon

Push all ingredients through a juicer. Serve immediately.

Recipe by: Juicing for Health

And I am really taking a liking to fennel.  It seems like such a treat, especially when I am already a fan of black licorice.  It gives the juice a “treat” flavor.

Apple Fennel juice Minted Fennel Apple Juice: Ten Years

1 large bulb of fennel, roughly chopped
2 apples (I used Fuji and Honeycrisp) roughly chopped
2 slices of lemon
1 small handful of mint

Feed the ingredients through the juicer, and give the juice a nice stir once it’s processed.

Recipe by: Turnable Kitchen

Day 24

Wow – today was a productive day!!! I had so much energy that I was able to get going and keep going.  I felt so good.  I was down 11.5 lbs this morning!!!  😀

Menu:
Cantaloupe Refresher Juice
A throw together lunch – can’t remember everything I put in. 😀
Sweet Cantaloupe Juice with lime and ginger