Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Juicing again!

 

After taking a pause from juicing during the month March, I’m ready to go again.

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Throughout the past five weeks I’ve celebrated in Mexico, romped around East Texas, planted a garden, taught art classes, went antiquing in Round Top Texas with friends and have maintained the 30 pound weight loss. It’s kind of a big deal to go on a Veggie/juice fast for 48 days, lose 30 pounds, then eat for five weeks and not gain any back. Especially after struggling FOR YEARS, with bad eating habits and excess weight. It’s encouraging… to say the least!

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I had planned to start juicing again on April 1st and though I have juiced some, I must admit that I’ve been having a difficult time committing to another full blown ‘juice reboot’. Why? I’m really not sure….that’s why I’m here writing this post :)

You also may be wondering what exactly is a Juice Reboot?

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According to Joe Cross, of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, is ‘ Committing for a period of time to drinking and eating only fruits, vegetables, herbal teas and water in order to regain or sustain your vitality, lose weight and kick-start healthy  habits that recharge your body and get your diet back in alignment for optimal wellness.’

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So, it’s easy to see why you have to gear up for something like this. I like eggs and yogurt and fish tacos!  All of which are nutritious and a healthy choice. Which is why I’ve not gained weight and would be perfectly fine except for one thing. I’m still overweight. Notice I didn’t say fat, because the truth is I feel so much better! Smaller! I love being lighter and thinner but when I saw the wedding pictures a few days ago, I could clearly see that there is more work to be done.  With that being said, what more effective, energetic, satisfying and pleasant way to lose weight quickly while at the same time giving your body a nutritional boost do I know of than juicing?  It does me good to think back and remember those  48 days.

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Juice is tasty and filling. I never felt weak or shaky. My energy off the charts! I loved the sense of well being and as if that wasn’t enough, a pound lost, every other day! Wow! What more can a girl ask for?

To matters matters even better. A Juice Reboot can be as little a 3 days as as much as 30 days. You decide what’s best for you. OMG! I just realized something! My birthday is next month, on May 14th and I have just the right amount of time to start and complete a 30 day Juice Reboot! I can’t tell you how fired up I’m getting as I sit here typing this out! I mean really, what could better birthday gift could a chubby girl get, than weight loss? Don’t worry y’all! I’m not on the verge of over doing it. The proof is in the photo. Even though I feel thinner, I’m still fat.

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Trust me. I still weigh 65 lbs more than I did after my three kids were born. I don’t know what my ideal weight will be but I definitely need at least 30 more pounds! Then as Kim said, “I’ll be in the fun zone!” …she’s so funny.

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Okay, then! It’s settled. I’m going to eat or drink vegetables and fruit only, plus herbal tea and water for 30 days. Today is the 10th, so I’m going to go ahead and start today. Just like last time I’ll post regular updates, thoughts and recipes. More good news! Since it’s April, and temperatures are warming up, I’ll be able to juice locally grown vegetables. I found out about Sunfood Farms, in nearby Rogers, Texas and recently purchased my first box. I picked it up at 7:40 one morning at Scott and White. It was full to the brim of just picked goodness! And only $15! You too, can take advantage of this local produce. Many communities have local growers.

Visit Sunfood Farms online. Here’s what my first box looked like :)

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Everything was so beautiful and fresh! I can hardly wait to dig in!

Want to join me?

Put on your veggie face and come along!

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Wellness is our goal. Ready, set, go!

 

10 comments:

Kim Saveley said...

Keep it up!! What kind of juicer do you have? I been thinking about juicing - just not sure what kind to buy?

Roxanne said...

Hi, Kim! Im on my 2nd juicer. I currently have a Belle Kitchen 1000 watts, $50 or less from Sams/Target. My first was the same brand but 700 watts and cost $30. It lasted well over 100 juicings.

You should try it!

karen said...

you really do inspire me! i love how you express yourself, in a fun conversational way. i think your face looks wonderful, really glowing! i do love to juice, and enjoy seeing the combinations you create. thanks for inspiring me to eat/drink healthy!

Tricia Norberg said...

Good Luck, Roxanne! Enjoy your Reboot. My husband and I did a 3 day reboot after Mexico, and I have never felt better. I am back to my pre-pregnancies weight, and I have no cravings for non nutritious food (yet....). I also have tons of energy. I am so happy our paths crossed and you told us about your journey....it totally inspired us!

Enjoy your juicing journey.

Tricia

Roxanne said...

Tricia!!! I'm so glad y'all enjoyed the 3-day reboot and had such success! I too am thrilled our paths crossed and love your adorable personality! Please stay in touch!

Big hug!

Roxanne said...

Thank you, Karen! You are so sweet and thoughtful. You encourage me with your words.

Out of curiosity, what combinations do you like to juice?

karen said...

I like to combine beets and apples and kale. And throw in some carrots, zucchini. The combinations are not always the tastiest but I know it's so good for me! But I really like to see the combos you come up with: they are not only yummy sounding, but pretty too!

Isabel said...

great post:O) You will do great:O)

Jill said...

Hi Roxanne! This is Jill (Joni's friend) and I'm juicing with you! Thank you endlessly for your inspiration and great recipes. I love you so, even though I haven't seen you in years. You are a wonderful example of the kind of Christian I want to be, the kind of mother I want to be, and the kind of person I want to be. I'll be following your journey and will keep you posted on my journey through Joni.

Roxanne said...

Jill! Aren't you the sweetest!!!! Thank you for your loving words of encouragement! ( sorry it took 3 years to respond) Hope to see you and Joni one of these days! I love you!😊