Day 8: Detox

green juice: 4 stalks celery, 1 bag spinach, 2 banana’s, 3 kiwi’s (they’re such an awkward fruit), 3 green apples, 1/2″ ginger

I’m still going. I haven’t given up. I’ve lost 8 lbs. I think it would be more but I’ve been using a little helper that I don’t think is helping me at all. Let me explain.

I’ve been using Naked Juice. But I only started doing this this weekend because I ran out of time to juice. When I juice, I always try to juice make 2 different juices at a time. At a minimum this takes me 2 hours including clean up. Which does not make for very exciting evenings at home. This weekend we went to see the Blue Angels and we had a big birthday the night before, so I didn’t want to spend my time juicing instead of being with loved-ones. So I improvised. Now it’s a crutch. It obviously isn’t a bad thing to use but it’s not helping me lose weight–it is helping me maintain weight. So I’m going to finish my remaining bottles and keep going with my juicing.

On average, I’ve been losing around 1.5 lbs. a day! I don’t feel very weak anymore. I’ve been trying to start running again. I’ve noticed that I can’t run as far without feeling very tired but I’m running again. I think water is really the key. We can put our bodies through a lot. It can be without food, but it cannot be without water. And I’ve noticed that I am incredibly thirsty for water. When I’m hungry and it’s not my time to start having a juice, I drink water. And I’ve finished a case of water just this week. I used to only drink one bottle of water in one week. Talk about a change in lifestyle!

Pensacola is home of the Blue Angels. I don’t care who you are… jets are cool. Jets are even cooler when they do a flyover and the boat next to you is playing the soundtrack to TopGun. Those are some sexy planes. It makes you feel like a little kid when you look at them fly by with your mouth wide open, hitting your neighbor – making sure that they see exactly what you’re seeing. They are tons, TONS of people and it was all really exciting. I can’t wait for next year.

Today I am thankful to see my boy go from 27, 28 to the big 29.

By the way, I went long boarding today. I’ll share pics with you tomorrow.



Guess what, y’all? I made a REAL Green Monster today!! You remember this post? Well I have finally figured it out…

Here’s the recipe:

  • 4 Banana’s (I like for my smoothies to have a little “girth”)
  • some milk (about a cup maybe)
  • 2.5 handfuls of spinich
  • some oats — about a handful
  • 1 container of Chobani Greek yogurt
  • about a tablespoon of honey
  • and then for some added weight I added some frozen mango’s

Get into it! It’s sooooo healthy. I think. I mean it doesn’t have any fake sugars and it’s made up of things that everyone can pronounce. What’s not to love? Get involved. Get behind the movement!


Today I am thankful that: my baby monster dog is feeling better. He is still at the doctor but he is eating and drinking again.

The Green Monster?

So I’ve been reading in my blog feed about this thing called… The Green Monster Movement. What in the world? I’ve seen it here, and here. So I said, “Self, it’s time you started drinking something green, monstrous, and … healthy.” So I gathered my ingredients.

So I’ve made this drink twice and you’ll see why in a second. Here are the ingredient I gathered each time.

  • 2 handfuls of spinach {spinach is a hard word to spell}
  • some petite carrots
  • some frozen blueberries
  • some frozen mixed berries
  • 3 big old dollops of greek yogurt
  • some apple juice
  • some oats

And then round 2 I used these ingredients:

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • some blueberries
  • some apple juice
  • some 2% milk — not much
  • maybe a tablespoon or 2 of honey
  • 2 big ole dollops of greek yogurt
  • some more oats
  • some pomegranates {another equally difficult word to spell}
  • and my prize ingredient that I forgot before … 2 banana’s

And then you’re not going to believe this… Just look at the color!!! It’s not a beautiful green… It’s a hideous vomitous nasteous color. I want a green smoothie. Not a brownish-purple smoothie. HELP.


Today I am thankful that: my Green/Brown monster tastes better than the first one I made.