Rosa's World

Sunday, August 24, 2014

(Mostly) Veggies + 13 Days = 10 lbs!

Hi There!

How'm I doin', you might be askin' yourself....

Well, most days, I stick with the veggies.  These past 3 days ....  I've been slowly sliding off the wagon.

Today's my day off. 

I've got laundry goin', this morning.

This afternoon, dishes.  PLUS, I'm hoping to do some cooking and meal prep.  I'm back at work tomorrow, for the rest of the week.

I've noticed that when I haven't planned ahead of time and I have no food with me - GOD FORBID I SHOULD STARVE.... that's when my brain and Mr. Belly get together and they start talkin' pizzas and subs and... well, you know what I mean.  :-)

Planning and prepping is the secret to getting and staying healthy, I believe.

Gotta run!  Final laundry load - #4 - is ready for action!

Have a Super Sunday!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weigh-In: Week #1

Hi There!

Progress Report - Week #1

I've basically stopped juicing.  Either my cousin's (borrowed) machine is just so-so or I'm too frugal.

I could spend $100 to $300 to try and purchase the right machine for me, but will this make me happy?  Not Sure.  And I'll tell you why.

I'd like a machine that would give me a dry pulp.  I've done a wee bit of research on juicers and read people's comments and there doesn't seem to be the perfect juicer, out there.  You know?  Dry pulp AND easy clean-up.

Did I mention I was frugal?

I think I'd rather eat the fiber and pulp, for now.  I've convinced myself that its better for me AND I'll still loose weight while getting healthier.  AND, since I'm eating ALL of the vegetable or fruit, I fill up better and cheaper than just drinking a glass of juice.

And compared to the cah-zillion calories I used to inhale in a day, the mere nano-thousands calories I'm NOW eating... well, those pounds are just rolling off.   :-)

I've lost 8 nasty pounds, in 1 week!  

Pretty darn good, eh?  Normally, I'd have given up after 2 or 3 days.

8 pounds of butter.
An 8 pound baby.
Almost a bowling ball weight.
Almost a 10 lb bag of potatoes.

Imagine carrying around, day after day, any one of the above items?

Sooooo, this is Rosa's World, right now.  Looking for a full time permanent job.  I know the right one's just around the corner.... just gotta find it and convince the employer that I'm perfect for the job!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

How Zit Goin'?

Hi There!

Well, yesterday was my first day of "Juicing".

Breakfast was DELICIOUS!!!

Lunch wasn't so good.  No, I'm not blaming it on the food but rather on the juicing machine, itself.

I was supposed to have 3 heads of broccoli, 2 pears and 2 stalks of celery, right?  Well, I started with the 3 heads of broccoli.  While the pulp container was almost full, when finished, I might have had 1/2 cup of juice?  And, the pulp was VERY wet.

Soooo, as per internet instructions, I scooped up the pulp to pass it through, once again.  It jammed it!  What a mess!!!  Gritty broccoli stuff all over!!! And I'm thinking, "Gosh!  What a waste of good broccoli!!!"

When I did the 2 pears, I only got 1 tablespoon of juice... which didn't make sense at all!

Soooo, drank my cup of juice and when I cleaned up the machine, I saw a lot of pear juice had pooled INSIDE one of the parts of the machine!

Afternoon, I ate an apple - I was STARVED!

Supper time, I eyed the machine and thought, "No, I'm too hungry and this machine isn't doing the trick for me.  Let's have a salad."

Soooo, I ate a big salad and brought 3 carrots upstairs with me, to munch in front of our TV.

And peace was restored, within Rosa's soul and belly!  :-)

Weight loss since 12 Aug. 2012?  6 lbs

Friday, August 15, 2014

Juicin' It Up!!!

Looks just as good as the recipe book!

3 apples + 2 carrots = yummy!!!

A bit tarte but delicious!  The froth actually tasted creamy!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Meet Mr. J.

Hi There!

This week, I watched "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead".  I've been clicking and surfing on his website and I'm convinced!

I can do this!!!

Bought a whole bunch of green veggies and some fruits, this morning.

Borrowed a Juicer from my Cousin Alice, this evening, and quickly nicknamed it Mr. J.

Tomorrow morning, I'm a Juicin'!!!

My cousin, Alice, lent me her book as well.  Wasn't going to borrow it but OH MY GOD, there are easy and simple recipes in this!!!

I'm a likin' it!  :-)

Already have tomorrow's ingredients and menu lined up.  Will try and keep you all posted on my progress!