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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Juice Juice and more Juice

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.... not me, well maybe me, but what I am talking about is the Documentary.
Do you have Netflix? (Free)
Amazon Prime? (Free)
Or just Amazon Instant Video on your Computer? (This one cost $1.99 to watch it)
Then, I really suggest you watch it.

I will admit, I am a major anti-liquid diet person. I fully believe in a Lifestyle change, not a fast fix. However, I have an open mind to research everything, even if I believe it to be scam.

Now, let's be honest here. I am beyond my health weight, beyond might be a light word... Heaviest I have ever been my entire life.
Next, add to that, my hips decided all on their own one day (without knowledge of any heavy labor) to COMPLETELY Rotate to one side. Seriously, you should SEE the X-Ray. Imagine seeing one hip bone the size of a Ping-Pong and the other the size of a Softball, while you are looking at your body straight up. Yeah, hilarious image not so hilarious otherwise.
Then add to that, my jeans do not fit without a huge muffin top and front flap. Yeah, I can only wear sweats, leggings, athletic wear and wind pants.
Finally, Yes there is one more vital thing, my Non-Profit Grant based Job let me go this month. Now, I knew this would probably happen much sooner than later, what I wasn't ready for was the suddenness of it. So, my regularly expected twice a month paycheck is gone. And I am left a little frazzled. As many of you know, I am a planner and organizer, so this is like someone pull the rug out from under me hard and I cracked my head on the cement. I might have a little concussion, but I am trying to heal it fast.

So, basically, I am/was a little on the down side. And I was looking for a pick me up, so I would be ready for my favorite job, the one I have left, Coaching High School Softball.

Anyway, this Documentary is AMAZING! One big negative for me, there are 3 people that do this method. The 2 men do a 60 Day Juicing. That means nothing but veggies and fruits thru a juicer everyday all day. The 1 woman does a 10 days reboost juicing. I want to see a woman go thru the 60 days. Because everything in health and science shows that women respond SLOWER. (This is a bunch of crap, this is the only unfair thing to me)

Here is a little info:

Joe- Australian Guy, that is overweight to obese and has a autoimmune disease. After 60 day juicing and then making a lifestyle change after that, after 10 months he is medication and disease FREE and has lost around 100 lbs.

American guy is Morbidly obese, so much that he is only a few points from not measureable on the BMI scale, and has same disease as Joe. He did the same as Joe. And lost much more weight.

American Woman- Migraines. 10 day juicing, migraines gone. So, she juices each day a some point.

Now back to me, I starting Juicing 6 days ago. (Friday Febrauary 21, 2014) And I have decided to do this one week at a time. I have a great friend, Tami, that loaned me her juicer for a bit. And So far so good. I still cook and bake (both things I love to do) for my family, and I think that is the only reason this isn't so bad. No, I can't eat it, but it feels good to stay normal in my daily tasks. I have only lost 3 lbs in the first 6 days, but hey, I FEEL AMAZING. I did add One-A-Day Womens Active Multi Vitamin and Milk Thistle Caps to my daily intake. But, I feel better already. I sleep better, my hips are almost back to normal (thanks to an amazing local Chiropractor) and I just feel better. Downside- my leg hair is growing like crazy! But hey, it is freezing outside still, what's a little extra warmth?! LOL!!

So today, I am suggesting you watch Fat, Sick and Nearly dead.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Good Morning!

As life goes, my hope was to post weekly again. LMAO!!! Yeah right.
Between Awana, Swim practice, Swim meets, Snow days, work, lack of The Hubby, conferences....
That being said, there was my last 2 weeks.

First, The Hubby.
He has this great job at a local Dairy distributor. He also has a 1999 Ford 350 Super Duty that needed New brakes, new rotors, new plugs, and can you guess where I am going here? Yeah $2500 later.... So he has been working A LOT of overtime. Including Double Shifts. That means he gets home at his regular 7:30am and goes straight to bed. He then rises at Noon and is out the door by 1pm, not to be scene again until 7:30am. And then the cycle repeats 2 more days. He gets a day off, and then a double, then a single, a double, etc etc etc. Needless to say, we miss him when he is gone and we miss the Happy Hubby when he is awake. It will pass, since at the beginning of March my Coaching season starts and there will be regular schedule and minimal overtime until June. I have included a pic of The Hubby from a couple years back, when he let Big Girl dress him up.
To liven up the Winter Weather,  LittleMan allowed BigGirl to doll him up. And he allowed mommy to take his pic!! I love my Boys and their willingness to let BigGirl have some fun!! Like Father Like Son I guess. LOL!!

 The wonderful Winter Snow (That I am SO OVER NOW) hasn't allowed much for warmth or outside time. So, thanks to our ever so crappy HeatPump system going out, we had a couple warmth filled nights sleeping together in LittleMans Room.
 And the dogs had a different opinion of outside time. Ruby was a whiner and Suka was just hanging out in the snow. It was hilarious to watch Suka dig himself into the snow and then burst out of it!!

My mom-in-law has a small farm outside of town, and we butcher a couple cows every year. Here is what HALF A COW looks like in your stand up freezer. The paper bags are full of more 1 lb hamburger like that bottom shelf in the pic.
I had my annual 2 day Softball Coaches Conference in Kansas City. This is a picture of getting The Hubby ready to run the house for 2 days. This included preschool and a swim meet. Things he hasn't gotten to handle before due to his third shift schedule. Sadly, on the swim meet morning, not only did he have to get them all up and out the door, with everything they need for the day, but it had iced over bad that day/night before and it took him twice as long to get to Wichita. They made it and she did great!! More of that below.

 Thanks to We can get BigGirl the best suits for so much less!! They have Grab bag specials, these are last season or older patterns. You pick the brand and kind (this is a TYR Polyester) and the size you need. They send you what they have, it is a fun surprise! This one was a GREAT SURPRISE!! So retro and adorable!
 BigGirl say this cap on back in October. It was so cute and a great deal ($8 less than at the store, and with Prime- no shipping) so I ordered it and gave it to her for christmas. She loves looking like a Day of the Dead Skull when she comes out of the water for Fly or Breast stroke. LOL!
 BigGirl did AMAZING this past meet. She busted all her best times however, she is still struggling with clearing the Breast Stroke with a clean run. (But she is determined) This last meet, she really got more dedicated. This is where the Sharpie to the back came in. A lot of the swimmers do things like this to show their spirit. BigGirl was never interested until this last meet. This mom has gone from teaching my kids NOT to write on themselves, to writing on them myself with a permanent marker! And I love it! My child is SO over the top with athletics. She is a 2 sports a season girl and I LOVE IT!
 On a funny ending note, these are our basement stairs.... after LittleMan and I took a crowbar to them. When we bought this house almost 6 years ago, the previous owners has decided to play floating floor down the staircase. Stupidity won here. After the dogs have dented the walls over and over from running up and down, and the railing ( that is laying to the left of this pic) came down, and the childgate (notice the extra picket on the far end) took a beating, and finally after more falls (with luckily no injuries) have happened by all- LittleMan and I had had enough. After he fell 3 times in one day we tore that crap out. Yes, it is just a thin blue pad now, when they bottom two still the floating floor. But it is already so much better!!
So, that is my misc in a nutshell.