Sunday, July 25, 2010


I have wanted a juicer for a while now (hello? Have you seen the Jack Lalane infomercial? Who wouldn't want to live to be 110?). Anyway, I asked for one for my birthday and to my surprise, I didn't get one. Come on people!

Well, now, I thank you for not granting my wish. After some research, I found that I don't want a Jack Lalane (something about it stealing the nutrients while it whirls the juice from the pulp). So, I figured if I'm going to do this, let's do this right! I went to the next step up ( cylindrical ?)

I ordered the juicer, a juice fasting bible (yep, we're talking fasting too) and a juice recipe book. (man I love/hate Amazon)

Stop. I started this post about 3 weeks ago. I would have gone on to say that the juicing was going great! I was doing it one to two times a day and it was really yummy and making me feel great! I hadn't gotten into a fast yet, but I was headed there. Again, stop.

Now, I have had a busy couple of weeks. Busy as in my cousin got married (hooray for the new Wads!), not just a day affair here people. We are talking a 5 day excursion to Washington. It was fabulous and fun and went off without a hitch. Needless to say, it was rather difficult to stay on track when I couldn't control my every meal. I was letting things slip. A little dairy here, a little pastry something there, before you know it, I am home and letting things continue to slip. This is bad news people.

For the record (the one you are all keeping on me about what I eat and don t eat), I have NOT eaten meat. And will not. I just don't want to or need to. However, I can't let things slip anymore. I have never claimed to be anal about this, but you put a little ranch in your salad and pretty soon there's cheese on there too. I wouldn't be too worried about this except it is really effecting the way that I feel. I have had horrible headaches, I've been super tired, and majorly lazy (ask Mr. AP, he will gladly tell you all about it). I am reverting to all the of the things I am trying to change!

This is serious people! I must get control and jump back on track. Tomorrow is a new day! Juice for breakfast! Bowels will move again! I will do the dishes!!

Peace Love and Juice


  1. You should start running! It is AMAZING!

  2. I've heard about this running thing. There probably isn't anything I hate more, well maybe cilantro, but I truely hate it. And even more, I hate people that love it because I can't do it. (except you of course) I read your post about the running. It was inspiring. I WANT to be a runner. Ok, for you, I'll give it a try, that is, if I can get out the door and find a good 5 sports bras to avoid two black eyes.

  3. Rachel, I got the book "The Complete Book of Running for Women" and whether you're just starting running or you've been a runner for awhile just wanting to go further, it is a really good book. You should consider looking into it if you're thinking of starting running.

  4. I tried the running thing yesterday...well, to you runners, it was probably more like a "slower then I walk" jog, but I was bouncing those feet and I made it out the door and it was at 2:00 in the afternoon and hot. I can't walk normal today, and I think I liked it. I don't think I've ever gone far enough to get that runners high I've heard about. Perhaps I"ll pick up this book Amanda and see where it takes me :)