Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Post Fast Update, 12/20/11

Wow, almost Christmas. I can't believe this year has gone by so quickly. Sure did end up good for me. I hope it does for everyone!

I am cooking the traditional dinner on Christmas Eve. At this rate, that may be the first time that I eat any amount of meat. I am still craving veggies. I caved and made some more butternut squash, roasted and turned into thick soup, to have for dinner the next few nights. I also decided to go back to juicing for breakfast and lunch, but with a few additions. Hey, Kroger had Kale on sale again for .59 for a big lovely bunch! It was a sign, what could I do?

But for breakfast, the rest of the week, I am having a third of a pineapple, 2 oranges, and then blend that with a banana in the blender for a smoothie. (Hey, pineapples and oranges were on sale too!) It is so good, except odd to have the small chunks of banana in there. 

I am writing this at lunch. The addition to my Mean Green is the black olive hummus and wheat crackers. (Hey, they had the hummus, buy one get one free! I had to do it.) The Mean Green still tastes better to me all the time.

So why am I still doing so much juice when I don't have to? One reason, especially for breakfast, is that I think I would fall back into my old habits of skipping it altogether or eating crapola. The juice is good for me, tastes good and takes hardly any time in the morning. I still get cold after my Mean Green, but I like it and I still think it gives me a good boost of energy to get through the afternoon. Once I run out of the "on sale Kale", I may go to some of the other juices I like for awhile. Eventually, I am sure that for lunches, in the winter, I will move on to some yummy soups that I make. The first one will be turkey vegetable that I have been making for years. I plan to change it just a tad, and use as many fresh ingredients as I can, instead of frozen vegetables. It's a family favorite and I will put the recipe on here in a couple of days. Great for leftover turkey and the bones. Makes a ton, also.

Today, I am wearing a favorite shirt I found in my closet. Haven't worn it in a very long time. It fits just like it should. Also, pulled out a smaller pair of Levi's. I thought, "no way", but guess what? They fit too. I haven't lost any more weight but I think I might still be changing. Fine with me.

I haven't gained more than 3-4 pounds either, it varies a bit from day to day. I have been eating, really I have. Last night I ate too much of the butternut squash and was too full. Another night, I did the same thing with the steamed veggies/rice/sausage. Things are moving along as well, though the watermelon/apple/pear juice I had yesterday helped and sent me to the ladies room, 3 times, just in the morning!! I was about to take a laptop in there with me, if that kept up. Have to work sometimes!!

Ok, out of time and have to play a little bit, before lunch is over.

Be Strong!


  1. Victoria, enjoying these post dates as much as the originals. Know what it is like to consider what could happen if we leave juicing in the dust. If I hope to continue losing weight at a decent pace then I will have to include juicing. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  2. Thank you for the compliment! I will keep trying to come up with decent posts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!!!