Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Juice Challenge Day 2 & 3

Howdy the Holiday Juice Challenge continues....

I have bad news...There was no juicing on Day 2.  I overslept that morning and then didn't get home until 9:30pm and was exhausted and opted for a Wendy's Double Cheeseburger over Juicing!  

Day - 3:  Apples & Celery
I know Apples and celery sound really boring and it is boring.  But when I am in a jam, it my Back to Basic Juicing recipe.  I go to the simple and basic things.

      • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 3 stalks of celery
Final Product: Total Awesomeness!

Okay I made a rookie and amateur mistake this morning while I was juicing this.  I forgot to put the cup to catch my juice!  I had such a mess on the counter & floor!  Oye!

Happy Juicing!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gwynnie Bee, Has Made Me Happy As Can Be!!

Gwynnie Bee...How do I describe it?  I don't know I struggle.  I am telling my friends about it, but I have a hard time explaining the concept of Gwynnie Bee (GB).  There slogan is Clothing without Commitment, they sent me a 30 day trail offer and I am trying it!

I got my first shipment last night!  I was so excited to open it.  I was very impressed with the presentation!

I have never gotten a package with a hand written note!  And it said it was for my Delight!  I got 3 items in the shipment and they were all individual wrapped as the item on the top was. So my first item that I wore...Michael Kors Cambridge Draped Top.   Here are my amateur self portraits!

My personal thoughts on the top: The material is nice and soft.  Very comfortable.  In all honesty, not a fan of the print or the neck line.  It is not fitting right for me in the neckline.  Other than that, Not too bad.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Juice Challenge Day 1

Okay I know I said I would start tomorrow, but the excitement got the best of me.  I had a full day of physical activity so said now is a good time to juice me a drink while the metabolism is going and I an absorb some nutrients.

Washed Produce

I had an intense day of weight training.  Did a little over a mile jogging in the rain,
and then played tennis, also in the rain!  I was very ambitious tonight.  After all that was said and done, I ran over to Sprouts to grab a few sale items: apples, celery, cucumbers.

Tonights Drink....APPLE, BEETS, CELERY
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 small beet
  • 3 stalks of celery
 Finished Produt: Total Awesomeness!

Juicing Through the Holidays...I'm In!

Good Morning! Blog readers real & imaginary!

This morning I got an email from the lovely folks at  There was an article -  Juicing Your Way Through the Holidays!  It made me really happy!   I was ready to sign up and join the challenge, when I realized, the challenge was actually posted in 2011!  So there is no challenge in 2012 from what I can see!

But whatevers! I can do my own personal Juicing Your Way Through the Holidays Challenge!  Why not!  I am already set up for it!  This was the tag line that caught my attention, maybe it will move you into action!  "So, join me in the Core Diet "Holiday Juice Challenge": Juice once a day, every day from Thanksgiving to the New Year! You pick the juice, and when you drink it. You'll step into 2012 a stronger and healthier athlete..I guarantee it!"

Here is the Blog post to the Holiday Juice Challenge, please feel free to read it, he did offer up a few recipes.

So I am going to start up this little challenge tomorrow November 29th and I will juice once a day until January 1st?  Who's with me?

As long as I don't get lazy, you shall see my beverage recipes and pictures on this beloved blog of mine.

See ya next time!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Goal Reached!!

Well Dudes and Duddettes....

I am reporting live and in living color this morning!  Sorry I should have rotated the picture before posting, but you get the point!  Excited that I have gotten under 300 lbs!  Another Undertaking reached...but my friends, now the real fight starts...staying under 300lbs during the holidays!  Pray for me!

Not sure If I will be back on this week, so I send you all a Happy Thanksgiving Wish!  Be Blessed!

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Thumbs Up & Ave Maria

Hey Hey!  What's going on!  This has been a week of constant ups and downs.  Sadly, it has been more downs that ups, but what can a girl do, but to roll with the punches.  So I'm rolling along!

Monday for Veteran's day I visited Avenue for a sale they were having.  I had my eye on a pair of tall riding boots.  I have had a long person score to settle with tall boots, since I thick chunky calves would never fit in them!  Much to my surprise I was able to get my calves into the boots!  I attempted to take a picture.  I never realized how hard it is to take a picture of my own feet until today, but here it is. Zipped all the way to the top!

Tuesday...First day back to work from my vacation and man, It was the day for H E L L.  I won't discuss that here!  I am so over it!

But Thursday...I went to spin class instead of doing my Couch to 5K training.  The instructors name is U.B.  Don't know what it stands for but I like that he uses the projector in the room and he plays a visual of what we riding. Yesterday we rode the alps! He is a good instructor, I do like him, he gets really into class.  He was working the room last night, giving every compliments and I got a thumbs up!  LOL!  I don't know how long its been since I have gotten a thumbs up in spin class!  But I thought it was rather hilarious!  To top off this spin class...our last song of the class, was Ave Maria!   Yes Ave Maria!  I was so shocked!  Who in the world would pick that song to cycle too!  Never a dull moment!

Well that is all I have for you today.  I will be in the very near future!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Scale Whisperer...

Wow!  I can't believe it took me this long to come share this good news with you!  I finally got my butt on the scale this past Tuesday November 6...and the results...AWESOME!

It has been like 3 months since I weighed so It is good to see that progress occurs, even when I am not obsessing about the number on the scale.  So are you ready for what the scale said?  304.0

Sorry I should have rotated the image before posting, but you get it!  LOL!  I was so excited so what does this all mean....

Well my last weigh in was August 6 and I was 331.5.  Since August that is a total of 27.5 lbs gone from my body!  I am so excited and I am so close to getting out of the 300's I don't know what to do with myself!  I see another undertaking will be accomplished in 2012!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Spinning Nation 2012 ... completed!

It's been a dream of mine for about a! To participate in Spinning Nation! It's a national fundraising event that raises money for wounded vets. The money is used to open rehab facilities and purchase equipment for vets!

This year my schedule allowed for me
to participate and I did! I want to say it was the most challenging thing I have done to date! 2 - 50 minute sessions of spin class! ohhhh weee! It may have been for charity but it was no free or easy ride!

I am glad to say I made it through! after the first session I questioned if I could make it another session but I pushed through. I actually found the
second session easier than the

There was not many photo ops, but here is a post spinning shot.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Dress has Arrived!

Well here we are the dress that I want to wear for the holidays had arrived! surprisingly I was able to get it on!

Size 18!