30 Day Shred: Days 1 & 2

Well, since April 20th, I’ve done the Jillian Michaels’ workout twice. Only twice. Day 1 was last Friday. I felt ill in the middle of the workout. I thought I was going to vomit. I thought that was insane. The contestants on The Biggest Loser sometimes puke during workouts. But those people are obese, some … Continue reading

Green Smoothie…Detox?

I’m not sure where the smoothie guru is getting her detox information. Someone asked her if she could add fresh lemon juice to her water during the 1 day water fast. Smoothie guru said absolutely not! Why? Because it would strain the body too much to digest the juice. Umm…it’s lemon juice. Not meat. That … Continue reading

Orange-Vinegar Cleaner

I found this cleaner recipe on Pinterest.  You fill a quart jar with orange peels, then pour white vinegar in, seal & let sit for 10 days.  I used a pint jar because that’s all I had. The original pinner says it smells great.  The first time I used mine, it smelled more like vinegar … Continue reading

What Am I Doing?!

First, it’s the green smoothie detox (21 days, starts next Monday).  Next, it’s the Jillian Michaels workout (indefinite, starting today).  Now, it’s the Live Below The Line challenge (5 days, starts in May)! After I signed up for the challenge, I started worrying about what I was going to eat.  Which is the whole point … Continue reading

Detox Prep Week

The green smoothie detox prep week started on Monday.  I completely forgot about it!  I was not prepared & didn’t do the grocery shopping for it.  But, I’ve been having a green smoothie every day.  I’m supposed to be following a diet to prepare to go to mostly smoothies & raw foods for 21 days.  … Continue reading

Motivational Emails

The green smoothie detox starts next week.  I’ve been getting the “motivational”, “inspirational” emails.  The authors mean well, but I find them to be cliche & a bit cheesy.  And tired.  Like…”where’s the reward in getting to the top of a mountain you didn’t have to climb?”  For one, how would you get to the … Continue reading

Moroccan Meatballs & Saffron Rice

This is probably my favorite meal! A lot of work, but most definitely worth it. For the vegetarians, I substitute 1″x1″ cubes of butternut squash for the meatballs. I actually like the squash more than the meatballs, and the meatballs are AMAZING. The squash usually ends up like mash, but I like it that way … Continue reading