Monday, December 7, 2009

Lamest blogger ever

Wow! I can't believe that I haven't posted since October. Well my new goal is four times a month and increase from there. However my life is not that exciting. I do have lots of opinions though. Sometimes people get hear them even when they do not ask for them :)
Right now I am fighting a horrible cold so I am doing a green juice-a-thon. I am trying to drink as much as I can for the next couple of days. Last nights juice was spinach, celery and apple. I liked it even though I celery is not my favorite veggie.
Today I am making broccoli raab leaves, pineapple and cukes. Never made it before but looking forward to it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Raw Food Rehab part 2

My husband and I have joined RFR for an 11 week challenge. We will be trying to be high raw 80% and doing a 10,000 walking step challenge. I was part of the original Raw Food Rehab conducted by Penni Shelton. Yesterday Tim and posted our measurements and weight on the site. We will be weighing in weekly for 11 weeks. It is great for accountability and encouragement. We still have to post our before pictures (we are having camera issues right now). My goals for the next 11 weeks....
Get 8 hours of sleep
Drink at least 64 oz of water daily
Movement everyday-walking and other
Eat only whole foods
Stay 100% raw for an entire week
Journal journal journal
Try one new recipe a week

Away we go

Friday, October 2, 2009

Our TV challenge is over and ....

I have to say that I am glad. I did very well at the beginning of the month but towards the end, I failed miserably. I am a bit of a news junkie (which I wanted to do this in the first place-I had had it with the so called network and cable news). I will say my son was awesome! It never watched it and when I did turn it on for a minute, he would come through the room and say BUSTED. I will do this again. We did have a lot more time to do the other activities we love reading, listening to music and playing games. I did not get to scrapbook at all but I look to do more of that in the winter.

October already

I love this time of year. The break of summer and the crispness of the autumn air. At our house it is also bringing big changes. My husband and I will start a challenge of raw food for 11 weeks and son is still doing gluten free pancakes. We will be trying some new recipes for GF bread this weekend. I have not found one he likes yet. My hope is that my son will join in on many of the raw food meals with us, but I am happy with the GF for now for him.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What happens to a green smoothie....

When you add lots of fresh blueberries

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A change is coming...

This dish is now a staple in my house. My son is not on board with it yet but husband will happily eat it. I vary it a bit each time. But I always use red peppers, english cukes, a little red onion, vinegar, olive oil, agave, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper. Sometimes use avocados, walnuts, basil, mint, zucchinis.

Feeling out of control

Wow, I can't believe that it's been weeks since I last posted! The fall always gets a little crazy here so I am not surprised that I feel so out of control. So today I am trying to organize my week. First up smoothie making. I frozen 1# of organic strawberries and a banana to put in my smoothie this morning. I will be using spinach in my drinks for next few days. I have so much kale to harvest from the SFG, I think I see kale chips and kale salad in my near future!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TV is slowly creeping back in..

I watched the news then flipped around. Luckily the boy busted me and I turned it off. I have to say that we are getting much more done with the t.v. off. My attitude is better and I have been less grumpy. I could hardly stand my self last week, so crabby. Several things were contributing to that but things look much better this week. This is much harder than I thought it would be. I am more addicted to it than I thought!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A date with Fiona...

I refer to my juice glass as Fiona. My green concoction matches her very well. Todays flavors were celery, cukes, baby lettuce and an apple.

Green Smoothies replace my morning coffee

Since January of this year, I have had a green smoothie every morning. In August this has changed a bit. I am no longer craving them and have learned that we chould rotate our greens. Currently, I am switching back and forth between smoothies and juices in the morning. This smoothie included kale, spinach, strawberries, mango, bananas, water, ice and pumpkin and flax seeds.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Juice for the day...

Ok, I do not juice every day, but today I had spinach, celery, carrots, apple and lemon. I liked it. I forgot to take a picture of it. Next time.

No TV for a month

Day 2 of no TV. Not too bad. We are allowing ourselves to use the TV for DVD's and to play Wii. But no network shows, news programs and other junk in our brains for the next 28 days. On day 1 we never turned the TV on. Today we were wanting to so we watched Shrek 2 and a couple episodes of the old Muppet Show. The rest of our normal TV time we spent playing Yahtzee and reading blogs.