Time for another reboot….

Just a short note…

Let’s see…I would guess there is two months between wrapping up my juice fast/reboot.  In those two months I have let 8 pounds develop from old eating habits that I either carried right along with me or new ones that I started.  I never did get to my 145 lbs. and stabilize for even a short time.  Still at 155.4 lbs, I am not in bad shape.  For some strange reason, I am still surprised at how I feel physically and emotionally when I really step into the old diet..(just attended my niece’s wedding.  What a wonderful party and the pulled pork was not even that good).  Sluggish, bloated, hung over are words that come to mind.  It is time…the juicer has sat idle for too long.

Time to pull out the pad and pencil, old recipes and plan out a weeks menu of “juice plus 1 meal”.  I am still super busy at work and will need the energy from slow burning carbs to  maintain my energy through the day.  I am easily active 5 hours of the day doing things; carrying boxes, tools, cranking wrenches, fixing machines and other such sundry activities.

Start date….Saturday, August 18th with a week of mainly fruits and veggies (no dairy or gluten products).  That means, no pop corn at night!

Off I go to work…Thanks for listening….



Never to Old to Start Juicing

The verdict is in….Mom smiled from ear to ear with her first taste of her juice….apple, kiwi, celery, green pepper, cucumber.  She wanted to drink the whole pint right away.  I cautioned her with my own smile.  One would think at 60 years old (coming up), I wouldn’t feel so much of that little boy glee when I make my Mom happy….but I do.  Somethings just don’t change.  Unfortunately, the idea of a 20 juice supply went to the wayside with her drinking a pint a day.  I guess I will just have to get my juicer over there for her sooner than I thought.

Lots of exciting things going on for me to be grateful for.  The purchase agreement is signed to buy to building housing one of my laundromats….can’t wait to put in a long needed new floor, entrance way and start on the improvements with the machines….and save money.  Property payments are always lower than the rent…yeah!!!!

I have two wonderful staff that are managing many of the nuts and bolts kind of stuff….Thank your, Thank you and Thank you…

AND….the weather is gorgeous….sunny and cool..

Best wishes to everyone today.

Juicing for my Mom on her Birthday….85…you go girl!

Today is my Mom’s 85 Birthday;  feisty and playful as ever when she is feeling well.  Joy and I are heading over for a gluten and dairy free dessert with her.  Over the last couple of years she had managed her diet to remove any foods that cause allergic reactions.  Unfortunately, she can no longer eat and veggies or fruit with seeds or skins and they have to be cooked to break down the fiber.

This week she tried a mix of celery, kiwi, apple, cucumber and green pepper as a breakfast drink in a blender.  She had heard it is soothing for her whole digestive system. She loved it and wants to drink it every day.   Unfortunately it is hard for her to skin the fruit and remove the seeds.  My birthday present for her is a 20 day juice supply of her favorite drink stored in pint canning jars for her freezer.  It will be fun to do this with her.  She is drinking about 10 oz a day. Her juice has added water to help the blender work.  I figure she can get two days out of a pint jar frozen.

As a child, is was my job to bake all the birthday cakes.  I loved working in the kitchen with her…not to mention I got to link as much of the bowl as I wanted!!!!  Childhood flashbacks here we come.

I may even share the “Bloody Cucumber” recipe with her…1/3 seedless cuke, 1 apple, 1 small beet.

So with juicer in tow its time to shuffle of to Buffalo…..(she lives there..so I get to sing the song on the way…..)

Wishing everyone the best of days…

Day 18 Last Day for this Reboot and out of the RED ZONE!

One more day of juicing before back to eating completely.  Joy and I are heading off to a workshop.  I hope there is plenty of veggies.  I did put in for vegetarian menu which will allow for the most opportunity to minimize the dairy and fats.

I am disappointed to have hit the 146 mark and then break the fast with the Father’s Day Feast.  It doesn’t take much “out of bounds” foods to bring the weight back on.  It looks like I will be settling in at 149 or thereabouts. 4 pounds shy of my goal.  4 months ago, 165 appeared impossible to break through.  Now, 150 pounds seems to be that point.  Someone shared on the reboot site their pattern of 10 pound losses with plateaus in between.

Many people would kill to have achieved this weight loss.  Setting goals is an art.  It can be both an empowering practice and a frustrating loss of achievement.  The idea that the goals must be attainable, time oriented and measurable is a useful guideline.  In this case, I set the bar too high and did not achieve it.  Do I focus on the success or on the failure…..mixed bag….

I choose success….

Day 15- Still in the RED ZONE…RED ZONE

Same juices as yesterday with a total of 90 ounces.  I ate two salads yesterday, one with homemade chili and tangy mex dressing.  Delish!!  Weighed in ay 150…almost out….

Tuesday is my third horse blanket trip.  It is such a long day but fun.  I will be traveling from Rochester to Ithaca.  The countryside is decorated with rolling hills of bright green.  I love the drive.  I delivered two horse blankets to a customer last summer by motorcycle just for the “ride of it”.  Great day but went out and bought a new seat real quick…..not enough padding for a long ride of 350 miles.

I know I will get out of the RED ZONE after today.  It is so easy when eating right…who would have thought!

Off to meditate and then to work.

Best to you all…and for the juicers out there….Juice on Dude….

Day 14- Day After Father’s Day Celebration

Father’s Day….what a feast and now…I have passed into the RED ZONE;  the place I must get out of.  Today is juice and salad only.  I made up a nice homemade dressing with orange juice, sesame oil, ginger, and tamari so I can avoid any preservatives.  (I have had a noticeable histamine reaction to several foods since I began eating again.  I has been primarily “healthy” snacks with “natural ingredients”.  Now that most of the chemicals were flushed out of my system, I notice what was unnoticeable before because the reaction was happening constantly..hence felt normal.)

  • Red Zone:  Anything Above 150 (Juice and Salad Only)
  • Yellow Zone:  146-149 (Juice and 1 meal)
  • Green Zone:  145 or below (to juice or not….plus regular meals)

Unfortunately I have to work today.  Too much to do before another horse blanket trip on Tuesday.  Calls to make, invoices to print to so forth.

Today’s Menu:

3 pints of green juice

1 pint of “Bloody Cucumber”  a mix I saw that has cucmbers, apple, and a beet

1 pint of mango-orange-apple-and ginger

Total:  80 ounces of juice.

A salad for lunch will help with the energy drain I have been struggling with.