Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Juice Cleanse Day 3

Hi Everyone

I wanted to review my last day on the cleanse.  By the end of the day I really wanted a burger. :D  The juices tasted really good but I thought I wanted a big burger. So  I went and had one for dinner.  What I noticed was that during the juice cleanse I had mental clarity and tons of energy.  Once I ate that burger, I was tired and felt mentally fuzzy headed.  I realized that juice did more for me once I ate that burger.

The company Pressed Juicery has a subscription service that I went and tried.  I receive my juices tomorrow.  There will be twelve bottles of juices of my choice.  I can order another 12 this month for a total of 24 each month (They have other subscriptions).   I think juicing is the way to go.  I have purchased these to get me started until I can figure out how to juice on my own.

I purchased Joe Cross Reboot recipe books to help me.  The people who have followed his reboot have had tremendous success and based on only three days, I can see why.  My biggest challenge will be giving up the coffee.  From what I read, coffee is very acidic which promotes weight gain. So, its best that I give it up.  To avoid the headache I am going to switch to green tea and detox over this coming weekend.

Well that is all for today. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Marion Smith Garment District Mini Album

Hello Everyone

Today, I finished creating a 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 mini album using the Marion Smith Garment District paper and kit that I purchase from Scrapbook Maven.  I really love the way it turned out. I used all the paper in the kit as well as 12x12 Espresso cardstock by Paper Accents and the 8 /12 by 11 Stampin' Up! Espresso cardstock.

On the cover, I used some of the cutouts of the paper line mounted on foam tape and inked with black soot ink by Ranger.  I also incorporated the measuring trim included in the kit as trim on the edges of the felt spine and covers.  I added a Prima spray and used a Tim Holtz buckle for the closure. I added a Maya Roads scissors to the cover as well.

For the spine, I used some Prima peony spray, worn leather and tea stain along with some color me seam binding from Close To My Heart that I had in my stash.  I cut 3 feet of seam binding for each color, sprayed them and let them dry over night.  I then used a grommet from We R Memory Keepers on the spine and tied the ribbon on.  I added a Prima wooden button along with some black hemp twine to create a faux Buttony Bow. I had some metal filigrees that I added to the felt spine.  I found the embossed felt at Hobby Lobby.

For the inside pages, I used black soot for the inked edges.  I used the flowers from the kit as well as some flowers I had in my stash.  The washy tape is from my stash and I have had it for a while so I am not sure who made it.  I thought it went well with the paper line.  I also used some Prima sprays, some metal hangers that came in the kit as swing tabs and another metal scissor from Maya Roads.

On some of the pages, I used some gold glitter trim on the edges to create a sparkly border.  I used some of the wooden embellishments that came in the kit inked with black soot. I also fussy cut some of the images from the paper and added them to various pages in the mini album.

The video shows all the interaction that is built within the album.  I connected with the paper and really became creative with this album  It reminds me of one of the first albums I made that I gave my Mother-in-law and the creative energy I had put into that one.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Juicing Day 2

Hello Everyone

Yesterday was day 2 of my 3 day juicing.  It went really well.  I noticed that I got used to the juices on the second day and found that I wasn't as hungry.  I have two favorite juices which come in the Cleanse Option 1.  They are the almond milk juices.  One is the Vanilla flavored and the other is the Chocolate flavored.  Surprising, being a chocolate fan, I really liked the vanilla better.

The vanilla has dates, vanilla beans and sea salt which when over ice makes like a milk shake.  It was a filling choice for breakfast.  The second almond milk, the chocolate was used as a snack in the evening.

One thing I noticed is its easier to do the juices on a warm day.  I found that I was chilly at the end of the juicing day.

Well, on for day three!

Thanks so much


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Juice Cleanse Day 1

Hello Everyone

I started my first day on the Juice Cleanse from Pressed Juice yesterday.  First, their juices are much better tasting than Urban Remedy and the cost was cheaper as well.  I chose the most popular cleanse, the cleanse 1 option that contains two almond milks, one that is more of a vanilla flavor and the chocolate one. I am a chocolate fan but I actually liked the vanilla flavored one better.

After the fourth bottle though, I was getting tired of the cold juices and really wanted something warm and I live in Arizona.  There is an option of having broth so if that happens again on day two, I am going to drink some.

Well, that is all for day one.  Heading on to day two.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Fat loss start over 😄

Well there have been so many challenges with this weight loss.  Since I have issues with my Thyroid, it makes it all the harder. What I have noticed is that my body doesn't like gluten at all and I find that it makes me feel worse.  I still want to get started juicing and need a starting point.

I found a company that does three day juice cleanse with no cayenne pepper which can be hard on the tummy. The juices are set to be delivered on Wednesday.

From what I have read, a raw food diet is supposed to be 75% raw foods. So fruit in the morning, salads and soups through out the day. Many doctors recommend a diet based on fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds as it is the easiest to digest. With a thyriod issue, red meat, grains, and white sugar only makes it worse.

As for exercise, I am going back to the basics. Walking is easy, I get outside and I can walk for long periods of time. It is low stress an the body and great for the heart. Eventually, I will add some upper body and toning but for now I just want to keep it simple to allow my body to heal itself.

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