Monday, September 24, 2012


Some of you may know that I have been juicing. I haven't committed to full time juicing, just juicing on the side or as a meal replacement. It was in an attempt to lose more weight before Italy. Italy is now just 3 days away!!! I have lost a total of 40 lbs this year and I am really excited about that. I have a lot more to lose, but losing that much before Italy is SO GREAT!

Above is the Mean Green Juice from Sick, Fat and Nearly Dead.
Below is a Carrot Juice and a Beet Juice. They are all delicious!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My sister and I went for a hike

My sister and I went for a hike
Originally uploaded by oshngrl

When I last visited my family in CA, my youngest sister and I went for a hike. It was a nice day, but we couldn't find the waterfall and we both ended up with sunburns. Even with all of that, we had a great time! The crazy thing is, the next day it snowed. Not kidding. I had to wear a coat over my sunburn. Ouch.
I loved this photo from the hike- I braided my sister's hair and we found giant pine cones worthy of photos. I hope you all had a pleasant weekend and have a good week!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Weightloss Wednesday

As many of you know, my husband and I have been on a weightloss journey since Jan 2012. I have lost a total of 35 lbs and hubby has lost 60 lbs. Many people are asking what he is doing since he has been able to lose so much weight. The simple answer is: count calories and exercise. You should know what your resting metabolism is and to lose fat you must decrease your intake of calories below what your body naturally burns in a day. That is also where exercise comes into play. If you want to really lose the weight you need to eat less and move more. The greater the deficit each day, the better the weightloss in a week.

We have also started trying different recipes that have fewer calories, but still use real food ingredients. We have experimented with tofu, stevia and organic food when possible. We have also started making recipes that don't require a lot of special ingredients because that helps us save on the grocery bill.

In the next few weeks I will share a few of the recipes we have tried. I hope this will encourage some who are still on the fence to go ahead and make the leap. Don't think of it as dieting. It is a way of life. You are changing your lifestyle for the better and your body will thank you.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

blog it

Apparently I don't blog much anymore. I am sitting at my computer with my cat in my lap surfing the web, but not adding much to it, so here is a photo of my favorite flower, the dandelion. I say that because it MUST be my favorite since it is the only one growing in my yard. All other plant life has dried up. Hope you have a great Thursday and keep cool.