Fully Juiced!

Fully Juiced!

Monday, August 29, 2011

8 Pounds in 7 days, and I Feel Amazing! Day 8 of 12

I have to admit..I'm anxious to keep this post short (thank goodness for you, right? :D) because this is shopping day and I want to get out the door!  I actually look forward to buying all my produce for the week on Mondays, it's so fun now.  Maybe that's just because it feels so good buying stuff that I'm proud to buy and have no ethical conflict at all about?  I used to pick up a bag or box of something in the store and have an inner dialog that went something like this:
"Ok, this is cheaper...and fast. The boys can make this if I'm not home without destroying the kitchen, and they'll like it at least.  Wow, look at these ingredients...I can't even understand half of these words on the list, well, except SUGAR- Trans Fat- and 'added as a preservative...  hmmm.....oh well, it's cheap and they'll eat it...it will be fine..."

Now i just pick up an Organic apple that was grown in the next county and think, "Man, this is going to taste GREAT!".  Period.

So....another Pro of juicing:  Less mind static  :D .  We all could use that!

My Juice Fast shopping list for today (remember, this is all I'm consuming, plus sharing with my husband... on Saturday when I break my fast, the list will be cut by about 50% since I will only be adding 32 oz of juice to my regular, newly-improved diet after that):

    Found at Farmer's Market (our local fresh produce store...not all organic, but a large part is), and Fred Meyer in their Organic section ...
  • Chard -1 bunch (I got my 2 bunches of Kale at the growers market on Saturday already)
  • 14 Apples (any variety that's organic and on sale)
  • Beets- 2 bunches since they are on sale and store well
  • 7 lemons
  • Stevia (I'm out)
  • Peaches!!  The organic ones on sale at Fred Meyers this week are amazing!
  • Grape tomatoes (on sale at Freddy's)
  • 5-7 cucumbers (depending on how big each is)
  • 2 bunches celery
  • any other organic veggies or fruit on sale that looks good today
I still have my 25# bag of organic carrots that I'm using every day, and a ton of Ginger I bought last week ..plus I have tomatoes and squash from my garden, so this is pretty much the list.

I'm also going to buy the healthy stuff my son and husband like, since they are not fasting ;)...but no more crap.  Oh, and I'm going to get a few things to have on hand for when I break the fast (wild caught Alaskan Salmon is on sale at Freddy's today too.. ;)...and I will still stay within my old grocery budget without spending $$ on all the crap I used to buy for sure.

Now....off to the store, with reusable grocery bags in hand (just keepin it green). Does this mean I'm going to have to buy a Prius too?  Nah....

Carpe Diem!

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