Interesting! First time for everything!

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July 10, 2012 by bill82terry

Day 17….Here we are, at the end of another day! Just got in from Life Group, where they always have wonderful snacks! Jenne offered to juice some watermelon for us and Ricky offered us his tea leaf!  Crazy group of people that we love! I must admit, I didn’t even feel tempted! Whew!

Today, we decided to try a new juice for lunch – carrot soup.  The only problem was that all the recipes called for an avocado and we didn’t have one. (Bill substituted butternut squash.)  It turned out pretty tasty.  One advantage to having a raw diet is that we have tried things we probably would have never tried before. I mean, honestly, when’s the last time you thought to yourself, “Umm, I sure would love a bowl of carrot soup!”  While we ate vegetables pretty good prior to juicing, we have really increased the amount and variety while juicing.

I thought we were pretty healthy eaters, but now, I have more of a desire to make better choices. We don’t want these 21 days to be in vain. We also do not want to be like yo-yo dieters and gain our weight back. In fact, I am hoping to continue short term juicing days to continue the weight loss.  Bill, of course, doesn’t need to lose any! I am getting excited about trying many new recipes! I know having a menu and some definite guidelines will be the key to continuing change.  In a few weeks, our Life Group will be eating out. We’ll be planning ahead so we do not fall back into old habits. It’s a learning process.

The basic “Mean Green” drink from the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead:

6 leaves of Kale (or spinach)
1 cucumber
4 stalks of celery
2 green apples
1/2 lemon
piece of ginger root
(one serving)

Everyone keeps asking, “What’s the first thing you’re going to eat?” Who knows!

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