Thursday’s Child has far to go……..

But I am going to give it my all to get there and enjoy the delicious journey…..

This morning my juice was super duper. It contained, kale, broccoli, parsley, 2 carrots,1 green apple, 3 oranges, celery and a cucumber. I added in 1/4 cup of hemp hearts and a 1 tbsp chia seeds, a little bit of cayenne pepper and a little bit of turmeric.

For supper when I got home last night I had a big bowl of Honeydew melon and black berries. A bit bowl a fruit is a great way to unwind after a long day at the office.

Here is a picture:

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Off to make my smoothie and salad to take to work with me.

Have an awesome RAW FOOD day!

Saturday Feb 16th, 2013

Today was grocery and buy a blender day. I awoke around 8am and read my emails for a bit. Got dressed and headed out to get the groceries and buy a blender. I went to Tim Horton’s first and bought a medium blueberry white tea which I drink black so delicious. No juice this morning. I didn’t have enough stuff left in my fridge to get one so I skipped that.

I drank the tea and then purchased a 1L bottle of water and drank throughout my shopping.

My first stop was Giant Tiger. It seems like an odd place to purchase fruits and veggies but they do have a nice variety at a very good price. I got tomatoes (a lot as I’m going to have Zucchini squash with Marinara SauceĀ  (mmmm I can’t wait). I got 2 large bunches of bananas, 2 mangoes, a bag of green apples and a bag of red. I got 2 containers of mushrooms, a large bag of oranges, 6 cucumbers, 2lbs of anjou pears, an Asian pear, a bag of peppers ( red, yellow and orange, 2 green peppers, 3 bunches of celery, 2 bunches of green onions and 2 honeydew melons for $60. This is a really good price where I live. If I had gone to one of the large grocery store chains I would have paid at least double.

I did have to go to one of the large grocery store chain stores to get a few items I couldn’t get at Giant Tiger. Which was Kale. I finally got my hands on some kale.

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I also got broccoli it was on for 2 for $3.00 so I got two bunches. I bought some red grapes ( a little pricey but I they are a treat), the strawberries are on sale for 2 containers for $3.00 so I got four containers, 1 nectarine, 4 zucchinis, romaine hearts (I’m making Caesar salad again), fresh oregano and sun dried tomatoes (for the marinara sauce).

Here is a link to the Marinara Sauce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y_76k1BE8I

For the rest of the day I drank another 2L of water. I just had supper which was a Kale, Honeydew Melon and Strawberry smoothie, It was delicious.

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I got a lot done today beside the grocery shopping I got my bedroom cleaned and am now taking it easy.

Fantastic Friday

Well another work week is almost over. It is payday which is good as my fridge is running low on veggies and fruits. I did have enough left to make my green juice this morning which I am sipping on as I write this. I put more carrots in this time to make sure I had a full litre. I added a tomato as well and 2 lemons instead of the usual one. I didn’t have any apples to add in. I did add a pinch of Himalayan salt and lots of collard greens. Maybe someday I’ll be able to find kale. It is very very limited where I live at least this time of year. In the summer the local farmers come in to the city and set up a farmers market in Queen’s Sq Park. It is wonderful and I can’t wait till it is that time of year again and I can get fresh local greens that I can juice.

Today I will have a mango for snack at work. I really like mangoes. I hadn’t really tried them before. I am more apt to experiment with new vegetables for some reason. I think I’ll purchase some kiwis tomorrow they are supposed to be in season somewhere so maybe the imports will be a little less expensive.

Well off to make my smoothie for work and then off to work…..

Happy Valentine’s Day

Got off to a bit of a late start this morning so this will be short.

I needed an extra hour of sleep. I need to start going to sleep earlier. I get off work at 9pm and by the time I get home its about 9:30pm. I usually don’t fall asleep till 1am. However I do feel sleepy at 11pm and force myself to stay awake. That has to stop. I need my sleep. I’ve read a good night’s sleep aids in weight loss. Also I think I may not be eating enough calories. Today I added about 1 cup of coconut milk to my strawberry smoothie.

Here is a picture of my Spinach Strawberry Salad from my supper yesterday.

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Have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Winsome Wednesday

This morning I awoke shortly before 8am. I don’t begin work till 12:15pm. I began my day with 1L of spring water. This got things moving right away which is good. I like to get the bathroom business out of the way first thing. I weighed myself before drinking the water as 1L of water does have weight. I have lost a total of 14 lbs. Yesterday I was up 0.2 lbs. I have been weighing myself daily for a long time so I know that the body weight fluctuates from day to day and I don’t worry about it.

However yesterday started out as a very stressful day. Children can often be the cause of a lot of stress. I don’t like hectic in the morning. I like to be able to awake and do what I need to do. I dealt with the stress pretty well though I think and got to work and had a very stressful day. I ran out of gum which I find is a nice way to cut down on stress a bit. Just the act of chewing and using that little bit of energy is satisfying. I sit all day long and can’t just get up and walk around when I feel like it. By last break at 7:15pm I needed something………CHIPS CHIPS CHIPS my brain screamed…….I went to the work kitchen and got my lunch bag out of the fridge. I took out my apple and enjoyed its crispness. I turned and looked at all those CHIPS CHIPS CHIPS in the vending machine then I spotted the gum. So I put in my $1.35 and bought a package of gum. Disaster averted. Okay I have to stop typing and go make my morning juice. I think I will put in carrots again. This morning I have collard greens to juice as I still can’t find any kale.

This is what I had when I got home from work last night. It was delicious and was a great way to end the day. I did have a banana later about an hour after I ate this.

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Mmmm Honeydew Melon and Strawberries…… I’m pretty sure this is the first time I have tried Honeydew melon……I loved it.