Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reboot #3

2 toilet overflows,a sink/dishwasher backup later, and a week in a hotel....WE ARE HOME.

We really have no kitchen to speak of since the last overflow took out the cabinets and flooring. FUN TIMES.

I bought Naked juice and only ate one meal a day during this fiasco. I am up about 3 pounds. Our scale may be off since it got flooded in the latest water damage.

Today Day 1 of reboot 3
Total weight loss since Reboot 1 = 10 pounds.
Had mango pear juice for breakfast and about ready to make some mean green... OH how I missed you!

Day 2
down .2 = 10.2 loss total
Yesterday was much tougher than all the other reboots. PMS and having no kitchen = CRAZY. I ate a bite of brownie, and a homemade small ham/cheese croissant from my daughters plate. Hoping today will be better.

Day 3
Down 1 pound - 11.2 loss total

Day 4
Down 1.3 pounds - 12.5 pounds total!!
Yesterday proved tough for me. I did have some carrots and grapes to try to ward off any food, but the Gluten free crackers kept calling my name. Luckily I came to my senses and drank some mean green after a couple.

Day 5
Had a huge salad with no nuts, dairy or dressing yesterday. felt the need to eat. Up 1 pound today, and my juicer wont work. A small plastic tab on the bottom of the pulp container snapped off, so off to the store to exchange.

Day 6/7
my scale shoes me up 5 pounds. Strange. Waiting for my new scale to get here from Amazon. I think its been acting up since our water damage. Will be interesting to see what the new scale says. I ate a salad out with the family yesterday. No dressing, dairy, nuts, cheese, etc. Just spinach, mushrooms, onions, etc.

Day 8
Still up 3.5 pounds from this weekend... total loss to date (according to the wonky scale) 9.5 pounds. Will report back in the morning with my loss according to my new scale that is supposed to get here today!

Day 9
down a total of 14 pounds! I am not sure if its the new scale or the old scale was really that wonky after the water damage! I havent been this weight in a few years. 9.5 pounds to go until goal weight! YEAH BABY!

Day 10
no weight loss. Could be the crackers I "had" to eat. PMS gets me everytime while juicing.

Day 11/12
no weight loss. I think its due to the drop in water that I tend to drink on the weekends. Im drinking a TON of green decaf today. I did cave and had 1/3 of an avacado.

day 13/14
No weight loss. It is most likely due to the fact that i am sick. My 3 year old germ factory got me sicks. Thanks sweetheart. I am not drinking the amount of juice and water I should be. Got myself up and to a restaurant and ordered a salad. I have no energy and I sound like a man man baby. UGH

Day 15
Going back on micronutrient foods for awhile. Bye Bye Reboot. I will still juice the majority of my food. I just cant get enough juice!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Vacation and Reboot #2

We had a WONDERFUL vacation in Hawaii for a full 7 days. I am up 2.4 pounds. Not too bad. I tried to stick to the micro nutrient diet on vacation. I had coffee a couple times, but not every day like I used to. I am hoping the first 3 days of the 5-5-5 isnt as painful as the first round.

Day 1
Down 5 pounds total (after 2.4 pound gain of vacation)
Mostly lean green with spinach salad and roasted acorn squash for dinner from Wish me luck!

Day 2 (starting upon wakeup)
Down 1.4 pounds (6 total since rebooting)
A little frustrated with this low number, but highly likely that its due to not drinking enough water since I totally forgot yesterday and not being prepared mentally. Stuck with mainly the mean green today after an pear fennel for breakfast and tea.

Day 3 upon wakeup
Down 1.5 pounds
YES!!! Drinking tons of water DOES help! ;) Made a pear/fennel/pineapple today for breakfast following a cup of decaf green tea with lemon. SO GOOD. I have realized my need for snacking on empty calories is gone, and I dont crave my daily morning coffee with milk and Torani syrup! The second reboot has been easier on my body this time around. My pants are loose so I can actually dry them in the dryer now! :-P.

Day 4 upon wakeup
down .2 pounds
I cracked and had a bite of hubbys dinner, a bite of daughers cookie, and 1/2 avacado last night. I drank a boatload of water and stayed true to the juicing until evening. Having done reboot before vacation, I find the second time around more difficult.

Day 5 upon wakeup
Down 1 pound (total of 9 pounds for both rounds)
I had a bit of avacado last night and some tomato. I was starving. I drank a ton of decaf green tea with lemon. Green tea is the only thing equivalent to water from what I read. Its a bit slow going on the weight loss a total of 16 days on the juice fast and only lost 9 pounds. 9 is better than nothing though. 14 pounds until goal weight!! YEAH! I need to kick up the exercise but its been difficult with working full time, a 3 year old, her classes and tantrums. I need to use the elliptical downstairs thats just screaming my name and get out on more walks as a family. **Its mid day and Im trying to drink less at "meal" time, and leave some for sipping when I feel hungry (like now). I am hoping that helps.

Day 6 upon wakeup
no weight loss. I think its due to PMS. Staying strong! Though I did eat some mushrooms and a veggie or two yesterday.

Day 7 upon wakeup
no weight loss (total weight loss 9 pounds)
I think it is still PMS. Looking on Fat sick and nearly deads facebook page for a screenshot of a juicebar menu. There was a juice on there for that.
I had a small revelation last night. My migraines have disappeared, as well as the ringing in my ears from the inner ear problem I have (Menieres). AMAZING!

Day 8 upon wake up
No weight loss
Frustrating, but I know its due to water retention. Feeling the need to chew something so I might gnaw on some celery today.

Day 9 upon wakeup
TWO pounds (11 pounds total)
I made a new juice instead of just drinking pear fennel for breakfast and mean green all day. I also had 1/2 acorn squash with mushrooms and onion for dinner. Whatever is was, im down 2 pounds!! My jeans no longer hurt! I am so excited. 12 pounds to go!!
Great video on self sabotage -

Day 10 upon wakeup
.2 pounds down.
Well thats still a loss, so im going to be happy! 2 pounds to go until I see single digits to lose!! Until then, I will be happy with my loss of .2.

Day 11 upon wakeup
Up 1 pound (total loss 10 pounds)
I think its the few bites of mac and cheese I had. Made it from scratch for my husband and daughter. I knew better but still did it. I am kicking myself. I also didnt drink a ton of water yesterday. At least it wasnt 2 pounds. Back on track today! Ive drank 4 glasses of water and 2 juices. Breakfast was pear nectarine. Lunch was mean green. Off to get more decaf green tea with lemon!

Day 12 upon wakeup
Down 1.4 pounds (total loss - 11.4)
Lost the pound I gained! YES!! I am officially at my new low weight. I have 12 pounds to go! Just about half way there. I had a headache yesterday night. It had to be from not drinking enough water/green decaf tea with lemon. I had a mango, kiwi, pear, spinach juice this morning. SO good. The kiwi had an aftertaste which was awesome! Making a tomato, cilantro, lime, celery and bell pepper juice for lunch.. then green juice the rest of the day. *CHEERS*
_ Just donned on me that i havent had a breakout in about 3 weeks, and any flakiness in the scalp is gone.

Day 13, 14, 15
up 1 pound.
Yesterday I did not plan well while working a booth at a local fair for my daughters dance class. I cracked and had a few bites of rice/meat. ARGH!! I forgot my fruit! Tomorrow is a new day.

Day 16
no loss
Back on track and hopefully will see a move downward on the scale!

Day 17
Lost the pound I was up. Down 11 pounds total
Have a bit of a headache this morning, off to drink more water!

Day 18
Down .6 pounds (total 11.6)
I am so excited! 11 pounds to go!!! Forgot to drink alot of water yesterday, but back on track today. Doing a garage sale and its supposed to be 90 out! YEESH! I will hopefully sweat a pound off and will NOT eat the snacks. I have lost my cravings for any of the crap now. Its so nice.

Day 19
DOWN TWO POUNDS (total 13.6)
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!! I am SO Excited!! :) Drank a TON of water yesterday due to the 90 day and I hit a new low!

Day 20 - 27
Up three pounds (total lost 10.6)
Due to overflowed toilets in our house and living in a hotel for a week so far, I havent been able to juice. I am up 3 pounds but trying to focus on eating mostly fruits and veggies and buying naked juice to supplement until we can get back in our house. Once I am able to juice again (hopefully tomorrow) I will start Reboot #3.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


ok, so working full time and chasing after a 3 year old has taken over my life. Trying to manage a household (with a recent overflowed toilet for 2 hours) a close second. Trying to excercise has been a distant third. So i have put on a few pounds.. sue me.

I recently watched a movie "Fat, Sick, and nearly dead" on Netflix. I have been inspired and have recently joined the reboot! (

Here is a review of my progress so far
Day 1
I opted for the baked apple dish to ease me into this whole juice fast. Very tasty. I made a few of the juices and really enjoyed them. I wasnt really hungry, but i had a killer headache from the lack of my morning coffee. OUCH.

Day 2
Down 2.6 pounds
I made the baked apple juice and a small spinach salad (spinach, jicama and tomato) with 2tsp of dressing on the recipe section. Pretty good. No headache! :)

Day 3
Down 3.4 pounds
Started the day with a "Green lemonade". Pretty tasty a bit to much lemon perhaps. had a small spinach salad like on day 2 to help with the need for chewing and a slight twinge of a headache. Its only early evening here, so we shall see what the rest of the night brings.

The website seems pretty easy to manage and navigate. I like the different topics that are covered, but I am preferring the facebook page "fat sick and nearly dead". There are alot of consumer tips and tricks.

Day 4
Down 4.8 pounds
I drank an apple, beet, cucumber,spinach drink this morning upon wakeup. YUM! I am really liking the whole juicing process. The drinks are SO good, and all the sluggishness that I previously had is gone. I was at a point with the sluggishness where I would fall asleep if I sat down more than 5 minutes. I actually had a doctors appointment scheduled for yesterday which I cancelled. I see tremendous changes in how I feel. I dont know if my energy level is up since I am taking allergy meds. We had a toilet overflow for TWO hours sunday and the water/mold abatement team has 5 fans and dehumidifiers running 24/7. The carpet is all pulled back, no linoleum in the little ones bathroom, and a huge hole in our ceiling taped up and running to a dehumidifier. Fun times. I guess this is a perfect time for a detox!! :)

Day 5
down 4.8 pounds (no change)
I think this may be due to not drinking enough juice or water today. Upping the juice and water today. We shall meet again tomorrow, same time, same place!

Day 6
Down 4.8 pounds (no change)
Hmm drank tons of water and and extra juice. Still no change. Our house is in turmoil but must get a workout in. I suppose I wll put toys and such on the couch to try to make room to do the 30 day shred with my gal Jillian Michaels.

Day 7
Down 6 pounds
Finished 6 days of juices and small salads. Today is day 1 of 5 of JUST juice. C'mon lean green... keep me full! :)

Day 8
Down 6 pounds
Today is day 2 of just juice. No cravings to speak of. Making cookies with my daughter and its been a temptation, but I have my eye on the bigger prize.

Day 9
Down 7.4 pounds (17.6 to go)
Drinking my green tea prior to juice. I am in love with the mean green. Added more ginger yesterday and wow.. that packed a punch!

Day 10
Down 7.4 pounds (no change)
Starting to LOVE decaf green tea with lemon. Its amazing how I am no longer hungry and my stomach never growls. Day 5 of strictly juice complete. I think I am going to do another couple days of just juice. I love the way I feel. I was falling asleep in the afternoons at 4, but now IM not. I almost had gone to the doctor to figure out what was wrong. DUH...Im not feeding my body what it needs!! THanks FS&ND!! Joe Cross, you are amazing.

Day 11
down 7.4 pounds (no change)
SUPER frustrated. Not sure why no change in 2 days.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jillian Michaels 30 day shred

Today is day two. I have one word. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! Who knew one day with Jillian for 20 minutes could kick you in the rear so hard! I didnt even use weights yesterday. I added them today when I located them all dusty in my husbands trunk of the car.

I have a trip planned to Hawaii in 65 days. I have a 3 year old toddler, and I work full time. I go to the gym for 40 minutes on the treadmill (thank you kids klub) as often as I can. I suspect with the summer finally arriving here in Oregon the gym will happen less often. So this lack of time led me to Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I might post pictures of before and after.. depending on the jaw dropping results. :) I have about 15 pounds I want to redistribute, so I am hopeful.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

cupcake tower

I have been searching for cupcake towers for my daughters birthday and found nothing I liked that wasnt $60 per tower. So after many sites of tutorials I decided to purchase things to make my own.

$11 at Goodwill. 4 silver type platters and 2 candlesticks
$11 at Joannes one can of primer and one can of white spray paint.
$3.99 for E-6000

Wash and dry the platters and candlestick removing any glue. Spray 2 light layers of primer, flip and repeat. Make sure you are protected from any wind or it WILL overspray.

Once pieces are completely dry. measure and mark the center of the plates with a piece of tape. Apply glue to top of candlestick. this will go on the bottom of the top plate to provide more strength to the upper platter. The smaller (top) of the candlestick will be attached to the middle of the bottom platter. This will allow for more room on the bottom platter for cupcakes.

The cupcakes wont touch the actual stand and I will cut a liner to provide an extra layer of protection.
This post is now part of Get your Craft on Tuesdays at Todays Creative Blog.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Borrowed Adobe

While surfing ideas for inexpensive ideas to decorate our home I ran across this site. The Borrowed Adobe. I have to say I am quite impressed. We own our home, but am always looking for ideas to corral all the stuff and toys we have, while saving money on decorating our home inexpensively. This site had gads of ideas.

Here is our yard that we just sprayed and weeded. Needs major inspiration. No clue how to contain the massive beast that is the heat pump for the A/C. We have a 16x16 pavered back and a 3 year old. Enough said!

Monday, April 4, 2011

silhouette SD

I saw this and immediately had to buy. The pictures and project ideas have been swirling in my head since I saw the machine. I entered to win a couple of them, but could NOT wait to see if I had won.

I got my silhouette SD and unboxed it excitedly. It was SUPER easy to set up and I had the software downloaded from the website prior to receiving the machine in anticipation.

The software takes some getting used to, but is fairly intuitive. After two weeks the green heavy media mat that came with it lost its stickiness and no longer was holding the cardstock to make clean cuts. I received another one and now the blade isnt cutting through the cardstock. I am hoping the company can resolve the issues as I have checked the settings (for cardstock and blade seated properly) and its still not cutting through.

Other than these two issues, i absolutely love the Silhouette SD! I have made a couple REALLY Cute Projects! Check them out here