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Marriage Isn’t For You

Great post. It is so true. It’s a great reminder of what love, marriage and family truly is.

Seth Adam Smith

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.

Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. 🙂 I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.

Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?

Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.

Perhaps each…

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Day 5 of juicing

WOW! Is it really already day 5 of juicing? Did I really make it through this far? It may not seem like that long when your only doing one or 2 juices a day, but if your like me, easily tempted by food, then you know that is something to be proud of. Today was the 2nd day of juicing 2 times again. The more I juice and drink the same few juices, I’m really coming to like them. I also seem  to be having more energy. Temptation with cheese and other foods is hard. I have 2 small children and a husband who are not on this “diet” with me and whom I still have to cook for and feed. Today I also made chicken alfredo with french bread and cupcakes for a friend of ours and her family. She has been through a lot in the last few months with having premature babies, surgeries and more than her share of health problems. She finally welcomed home her baby son (her baby daughter has been home 2 weeks) and I wanted to prepare a meal for them to help take one thing off their plate. I did the same when they took home their daughter. Their family is now complete. 🙂

The temptation to eat the food I made them is so hard. I am still eating regular food but I am trying to cut out as much as I can so that I can make a smooth transition into the full juicing period. This weekend is fathers day and I would like to take my husband to dinner and make him a dessert, but I am not so sure how I will do with the temptation. 😦 We will see….only time will tell.

I have not exercised thus far because I am scared to get weak and faint. Not sure why I am so worried about it right now since I am not totally on juicing day in and day out. lol

 

Juices of the day:

Sunrise:  I am really getting to like this one

Un-Beet-able: YUCK! This one was hard to get down. It is going to take some getting used to.

I stayed hungry today and was starting to get moody like I usually do when I am hungry. I ended up eating some honeydew and some almonds and that really helped my hunger. I hate feeling hungry. Getting really really nervous of going full juice.

That’s all for now!

Days 3 & 4

Hello! I have now completed days 3 and 4. I was hoping to do better, but with my parents in town, I didn’t do as good. I am only human and I am trying! I didn’t eat horribly bad or anything, it’s just that I was hoping that I would have totally been meat, processed food, cheese, etc. free by now. I keeping on with my goal though.

Day 3 I had Carrot Apple Lemon  Juice

– 4 carrots

-2 apples

-1 lemon

 

Day 4 I had 2 juices for the first time. The juices I had today were great. I really liked them. I actually think I just really like the citrus in them. lol It makes the juice taste so much better. You know they are good when they are kid approved! My nearly 2 year old loved the juice from both day 3 and 4. Then again, he loves ALL food. lol

Juices of the day.

Sunrise and Green Lemonade

As you all can probably tell, I am sticking to the same few juices. Mostly because this is what I have the ingredients for. I have yet to try Red Juices and Purple Juices. As I eat more and more I am noticing how much each juice yields different amounts each time.  Today I was able to have Green Lemonade with the Kale mixed in and the celery. I send my husband to the store AGAIN. Poor guy. But I really want to get as much kale in the recipes it calls for because I know how good Kale is for you! 

That’s all for now!

End of first day of juicing

This is the last post for today…I promise! 

I just wanted to update you on how I did throughout my first day of juicing. I am very proud of myself. I only ate healthy today and I’m still excited to go on this journey. For breakfast I had steel cut oats with frozen apples from my parents tree that I cooked in my slow-cooker overnight. For lunch I had my first juice of the day called the Sunrise Juice that I mentioned in an earlier post. For dinner, I had Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers with homemade sweet potato fries. Here is the recipe I followed. I did NOT put cheese or scallions. http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2012/01/04/loaded-quinoa-veggie-burgers/

I drank water and green tea sweetened with Stevia throughout the day. For snack, I had some apricots and grapes. I probably should have eaten more but I was too excited to eat! I wanted to get this blog up and going, before I changed my mind about doing it! ha ha I did stay hungry after the juice. But dinner filled me up. Although it is now about 2.5 hours after dinner and I am starting to get hungry again. It took me a long time to drink the entire 12 oz of juice. I am going to read up more on it and find out if the 12 oz is one serving or 2.  

Overall, I think today was a success. No headaches or dizzy spells or nausea. 

I’m looking forward to tomorrow!

Good night!

Laugh of the day

Daughter:  “Momma don’t talk for me”

Reason this is so funny: She is always trying to talk for her nearly 2 year old brother who refuses to talk and momma and daddy always tell her not to talk for him, but to let him use his words to tell us what he wants. 

Ok..maybe this isn’t funny to everyone else…but it is to me! 🙂 

Daughter: “Momma you better change your clothes before we go to story time. Your shorts are too small.”

I guess I shouldn’t wear those shorts again until I see the results of my juicing adventure. HAHA  Kids are so truthful sometimes!

Bear running around neighborhoods

Yesterday evening my husband got home from work and asks me casually if I heard about the bear running around Rio Rancho. Since we just moved to Rio Rancho this was of some concern to us. An hour or so passed and it was bedtime. Our nearly 4 year old daughter says, “Momma, there is a bear walking around Rio Rancho and I am scared. WE live in Rio Rancho now. Do you think the bear will find the path to our new house?” After assuring her that there was nothing to worry about and that he was just lost and looking for his mommy and daddy, she says, ” but bears live in the mountains and so does my nana. Do you think he is going to find the path to the mountains that my nana lives in?”  (Nana lives in a small mountain town in northern NM) This discussion went on for a good 20 minutes. When did little kids get so smart!?!?!