2 Weeks of Juicing

I have juiced EVERY day for 2 weeks.  Not fasting just 1 or 2 a day.  Mostly Fruit and Veggie’s mixed.  Beginning to add more Veggies than fruit.


1. Less sleep.  Not that I am not sleeping well just staying up a little later because well I am not tired.

2. More energy.  I have exercised more.  Ok still not enough but a start.  Especially when I add beet.

3. Less Coffee.  Just don’t need as much

4. Different/less food.  Not as hungry and not as hungry for “bad” foods.  Eating much healthier.

Still want to do a fast but when I can be home.  So going to be at least another week.


Juice on.

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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Juicing for health

Last weekend I bought a Jack LaLanne  juicer at Costco.  My goal is 1. be healthy 2. lose a few pounds.  Starting slow.  Juice every morning for breakfast.  Then took a couple days for mid day snack as I felt something I hadn’t in a long time.  Hunger.  Juice is great but let me tell you, in a few hours I am starving!

Today I mixed Beet, Cucumber, Celery, Apple, Carrot,Spinach, Kale, Ginger and Lime.  I absolutely loved it.  

Thinking maybe one day this week to do a one day juice fast?  

After one week of juicing everyday health wise I am starting to feel more energetic.  Every time I have it I like it more and more.  Daughter is hooked too.  She only has carrot, apple and spinach (sometimes an orange added) 

What is your favorite combination? Have you noticed changes in how you feel from juicing? 

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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Are you who you want to be?

Are you the person you want to be?

I was lying in bed the other night thinking about who I am and who I want to be.  Do you ever just wonder how your life got from point A to point B.  What would you change? What would you keep the same?

A series of decisions brought me to where I am now.  Some I would change.  Okay, a lot I would change.  I would have pushed harder to go to college.  I would have dated nicer men.  I wouldn’t have settled.  I would have known I deserve better.  I am better.

There were a lot of times I threw caution to the wind. Never letting others see the thing that really drove me.  Fear.  Most people that know me would never guess that underneath the confidence they see is a just good, plain old fear.

Yes I did things that many considered fearless.  I was afraid but did them anyway. I didn’t have anything to lose. At 20 I went on a trip for my birthday.  Loved it.  Went back and quit my job.  Granted it was a crappy job but still . .  A month later I moved.  Everything I owned fit in my car.  I guess I figured if I was going to work a crappy job I may as well live in a pretty place.

It seems the fear shows itself when I am afraid to fail.  I took college classes but never became a full time or even really a committed part time student.  I would take a class then take a break.  I guess if I didn’t, commit failure was not a problem.

Self confidence?  I guess about some things yes but not really.  I have never felt I was as good as certain people.

In a job now that has in some ways been good to me but in others not so much.  There are perks that would be hard to replace.  A car.  Gas. Health Insurance.  Not so great pay but better than some. When I got divorced and my daughter was a baby I was able to bring her to work.  Leave early if I needed. The flip side of that is if it needed to be done I got it done, no matter what.  In many ways I now hate my job.  After 18 years I am still in the same position.  Another 18 and I would still be in the same position.  You see I am a woman. .  Women do not rank the same. Women do not get promoted.

I really do think that if I was willing to take a chance I could find something that would make me happier that would at least pay the bills.  Giving up the car is a big deal.  If I had the degree to go with my experience it would be a lot easier.  Fear keeps me complacent.  Just go with the flow.

I never thought I would be that person who just rides along at someone else’s mercy.  I never had an easy life and just got tired of struggle. Staying where I am I at least know what it is.  What if I give up what I have now, a job that pays the bills and feeds me and my daughter and ended up in a worse job that doesn’t pay as well.

What do I really want to do with my life?  Sit behind a desk?  Not really. Will I make a change or will the fear win?

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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


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The Fault in our Stars

On the recommendation of my 17 year old I downloaded The Fault in our Stars by John Green to my Nook.  I have not been able to put it down.  I know it is for YA but I recommend it to everyone.  Agustus and Hazel Grace feel like family.

I recently bought a Nook tablet and have to say it is one of the best decisions I have made this year.  

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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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My First Blog post

I have so much to say it really is all a jumble.  Maybe putting pen to paper (ok fingers to keyboard) will help organize my thoughts.  Bear with me.   I don’t know if it is my Thyroid, Menopause or if I was always a little A.D.D. and didn’t realize it but keeping my thoughts in order seems to take a lot more effort.

The last couple months have been a bit rough at work and I think that may have something to do with it.  STRESS.  My work moved and we are in one main facility now.  Now for the last 18 years I have worked largely alone with just a manager who usually was gone at least 1/2 the time and the occasional customer coming in to make a payment.  At first I was thrilled to be around people and be able to see daylight.  We were all so happy to be together.  These are people I have worked with the entire 18 years but at different locations. It is amazing how one person can change a whole atmosphere.  Talking behind peoples back-bad mouthing to the owner.  Whoa now are we in High School? You don’t look better by making others look bad.  I should have your back but you don’t have mine?  Having trouble looking me in the eyes?  Hard to look someone in the eyes at the same time you are stabbing them in the back.  Ok that is a little bitter.  Sorry I digress.  Not my personality at all.  I am usually the happy optimistic one.

I am dealing the best way I know.  But everyday is a struggle.  I may have to start looking for a new job.  Really should have before now.  I am at the proverbial glass ceiling. Women don’t run this business and never will.  With a young child choices were limited and I have done what I needed to do and I refuse to have regrets (well except for the retirement plan I don’t have maybe).

Is now the right time?  Should I wait a little more?

I am scared.

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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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