Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Apple-Pear-Strawberry Juice

Good morning everyone!

I'm sorry I've been away & there was no Saturday funny this past week. We are still suffering from the power outages. Which makes it really hard to have consistent internet to post anything  

So I will post this quick just incase. 

Apple-Pear-Strawberry Juice:

2 Apples
2 Pears
1 cup Stawberries with tops cut off

Put through juicer. Stir. Serve. 


Monday, December 23, 2013

The Not Saturday- Saturday Funny: December 22/13

Morning everyone! So as the title states this was suppose to be our weekly Saturday funny post. Yet it's not Saturday, it's Monday. 

Well you would be correct. We were hit by that long lasting ice storm which put us out of Power/Heat/Hot Water for a few days. Kind of crazy let me tell ya. 

But as of 1:40 this morning God smiled on us & Poof the power was back along with everything else. Yay!!!

For those that have been following along on my "Juicing Journy" let me start this update not all juicer's are created equal. Friday was day 30 for me. I was so proud of myself. I woke up that morning to get my juice & the darn juicer turned my frute into a pulpy mess instead of juice. Clearly it was not made to take being used 3-5 times a day. So back it went & I bought the almost holy grail of juicers! I finally get it home after a long day if no food & no juice to have the power out. So I had no choice but to eat what food we could find. Boy did my tummy not feel good. But I juiced this more & already feel better. 

So did the store effect you? Tell me about it as I share what was funny on Facebook last week:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday Funny: December 14/13

Evening all! Sorry today's Funny is so late. We all slept in then had to run out & get a bunch of shopping done, in a snow storm. I've only been home about an hour now & I'm so cooked lol. 

So let's see what was funny this week. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lemon Lime Zip Juice

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

How is everyone doing today?

Me I'm really happy! Today is day 20 of my juicing. I'm really getting the hang of this & doing really well. My RA is waaayy less in pain & Flair ups. & my SBS is not dictating my daily actions. On an added bonus I've lost 18 lbs in this time.  Woot score for the good guys!!

So for today's Juice I'm giving you another Lemonaid. **Remember real Lemonaid packs a real punch due to the lack of sugar**

Lemon Lime Zip 

1Lemon pealed
1 Lime pealed
2 pears
3 apples 

Juice mix & Serve!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Funny: December 7/13

Happy Saturday everyone!! How has your week been? 

For myself pretty good. I'm day 17 for my juicing. That is going very well I've lost 10 lbs!! My RA is doing well & so is my SBS. So I am motoring right along here. 

It's been a week of tragity on the news this week with the deaths of Paul Walker & Friend. As well the passing of Nelson Mandela. So I really think is time for some humor. 

Let's see what was funny on Facebook this week. 

( ^^^^my kids have done this^^^^)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Arlington National Cemetery Needs Your Help....

Evening All.

I am putting the call out for anyone who is open to helping Arlington National Cemetery .

I personally have friends buried there and I visited last month on my trip to Washington DC on Veteran's Day. There I saw The President Of the United States speak in honor of all that have served and have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

I was present for the laying of the wreaths and the tomb of The Unknown Solder as well as the changing of the guard. Let me tell you just how moving that place really is. Rows a pond rows of toms is all you see.

Section 60 is where all Vets of the last 12 years are laid. This is where my friend lays.
The Reason I am mentioning all of this is that each year warriors who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, have a wreath laid in their memory and honor at various cemeteries.  This year Arlington National Cemetery needs your help.

The wreath laying ceremony will take place on December 14th at 10am by Wreaths Across America.  They’re currently 35,000 wreaths short and need your assistance.  You can purchase one for just $15 by clicking here.  Please share this message with all your friends so we can help complete this mission.

If you live in the DC area and would like to offer your assistance hanging wreaths, simply show up on December 14th at 9:45am.

Want to know more about the non-profit Wreaths Across America?  Check out this video below.

Semper Fi!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Wake Up Wowser Juice

Hi! Welcome to day 12 of my juicing reboot! 

I'm so very proud of myself for making it this far. So for this little millstone I've got a new juice I want to share. It's become a favorite. Mainly because it taste like an Orange creamcicle. Yumm. 

Give it a try & let me know what you think:

Wake Up Wowser: 

1 pear
1 apple
2 oranges
1 sweet potato pealed

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday Funny: November 30/13

Well happy Saturday everyone we made it!! 
It's officially day 10 of my juicing & the added bonus is IV lost about 7 lbs. I'm doing well & plan to continue on with this under "Dr. B's" care. So more to come on that!

How was everyone's thanksgiving ( that is if ur in the US) Did anyone do any Black Friday shopping? I'm a deal hunter but I refuse to go stand in the cold with an angry crazy mob. That's just my opinion on it all. 

This was what I found floating around Facebook this week:

Friday, November 29, 2013

Homemade Fruit Punch Juice

Hello all!! I'm so happy today is day 9 for me with my juicing. My dr is very pleased how things are going & so am I. 

So I changed up my breakfast juice today. I wanted to know how grapes would work. Ooo let me tell you grape juice from fresh juiced grapes is AMAZING!! It will be a must do again. 

So I decided to take some of my other fruits and my my own fruit punch minus all the sugars & dyes. It worked out so well. You should totally give it a try!

Homemade Fruit Punch: 

1 apple
1 pear
1 bunch of grapes ( about 30 grapes)
1 orange peeled


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Apple-Orange-Pineapple Juice

Afternoon everyone! How has your Tuesday been? 

Mine has been pretty good. Today I'm at the 1/2 way mark to my first 10 days of juicing!! I think personal that's pretty awesome if I do say so myself. :-)

So here is my day 5 update:

I am finally past the "I want to eat now!" Faze. Most importantly everyone around me survived! 

I went out with the Sister ( my BFF, & partner in crime for most things) could walk around a Walmart & watch her eat out & only have a green tea with honey & I was perfectly okay with that. 

I'm feeling much healthier. My RA is not flairing as bad as well my SBS has only bothered me once in 5 days. That's a new record! "Dr. B" is very pleased how things are looking. I've also lost 3 lbs since last week. Woohoo!!!

So here is today's juice:


2 apples
2 oranges (pealed to only the inside whte part)
2 large chunks of Pineapple (pealed & cored)
1 piece of ginger

Very yummy!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bright Pink-A-Licious Juice

Evening everyone! 

So I added another juice to my options. I'm actually excited about this one! The name is very accurate to what it is. 

To make it you will need:

1-2 beets pealed
4 carrots
1 orange pealed ( leave the iner white part of the skin. That's where all the vitamins are)
1 sweet potato pealed
1/2 leamon pealed

I really liked it!!

Saturday Funny: November 23/13

Good Saturday Morning everyone!!

How has your week been? As most know if you've been following along I'm on day 3 of a Juice cleanse ordered by my Dr. 

The hardest part of it thus far? Cooking for everyone else & watching them eat. 

But humor is always a good thing. So let's see what was funny on Facebook this week:

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Mean Green Juice

Ok so I'll update ya'll Tia far on how things are going. 

#1. I dislike not eating. I did not realize how addicted to processed refind foods I was. 

#2. Withdrawling from refined process foods is so freaking not cool! It's a whitch. Not the good whitch of the east kind of whitch. The mean horrible ugly kind. 

#3. I have another 36 hours before the withdrawal goes away. Woohoo come on clock tick faster :)

#4. I notice all the food commercial now on TV. Thank goodness for PVR so I can fast forward them :)

#5. Now this is prolly way too much TMI, so be forwarned! I have yet to use the bathroom for a #2.  Ok that's kind of a huge deal for me since on a normal day I live in the head. "Dr. B" says this just goes to show how nutriently deprived I am. Because I've had almost 2 days of straight fruit/vegg & not gotten sick. Huh. Maybe she's on to something here. 

So that's where I'm at so far. Today I added the Mean Green to my juices. It's suppose to be the main juice you have everyday. 

Mean Green:
1 bulk of Kale
4 stalks of celery
1 cucumber 
2 Granny Smith apples
1/2 lemon peeled
1 piece of ginger thumb size

* I added 2 carrots to sweeten it up. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

All Green Lemonade- Juice

Ok so here is Juice #3 for you today, All green lemonade. Now when I saw this one I was like oh that should be good. As my brain instantly when to the processed sugary juice I love to have. 

This was so not the case! This was sour! Like wow kind of sour. I bulked at it. Was like oh hell no! Then I remembered sour triggers the enzymes for digestion. This is something I need so down it went. Success!

This is what is in All Green Lemonade:

3 handfuls of freshSpinach
6-8 Kale leaves
1 green apple
1/2 a cucumber 
4 stalks of celery 
1/2 a lemon peeled

In total it makes about 20 oz's. 


Apple-Carrot-Beat Juice

As promised I'm back!!

So this is my second Juice of the day. 

It consists of

1 apple
2 beats
3 carrots
1 piece of ginger (thumb size)
Spinage/Kale optional. I added half a bunch of Spinage.

Yup it turs out that red!

It was ok. I liked breakfast more. Maybe I should have used a bigger apple. Needed a bit more sweet. 

So I'm not feeling hungry which is good, nor have I needed my SBS meds yet. Woohoo! What I am is tired. Very tired lol. 
But that's ok. I knew that was coming. My body has started the detox process.

I'll be back after lunch to share the next Juice with you. 

Dr's Orders to get Juicing!!

Morning all! I've got a lot to share with you. So let's get started. 

First a little background on little ( I mean I. Hight only. I wish I was smaller in the weight department.) 7 years ago I was in a major car accedent. That brought on a plethora of health problems. The big few that are the trouble makers are my rheumatoid arthritis (RA), my pesky spinal cord injury, and lastly (though i had this prior to the accedent, it was just made worse) I am a suffere of Shortened Bowle Symdrome (SBS). 

Let's just put it this way I am a hot mess when it comes to my health. Which is what has brought me here to yesterday's follow up appointment. 

My awesome specialist we will call her "Dr. B" had some very disturbing news for me yesterday. Both my Intestines & Spine are degenerating faster then they should. ( So not good or cool might I add.) But never to just give me the bad news & split she had my options all ready for me. 
Option #1. Because the spine degeneration is due to my RA I could go back on an extensive round of "chemical therapy" again to recrash my immune system & hope it slows things down. 

Ok so that's not a favorite choice I've done that twice now in the last 7 years. I never really wanna go back to being that sick again. So I asked what was my other option?

Option #2. Start juicing! 

I beg your pardon did you just say start juicing?!? I must not of heard her right. So I asked again.. Pardon?

Apparently I did not hear her wrong. Study's have shown that "doing a juice cleanse" for a minimum of 10 days can help reboot your immune system. The catch you live on nothing but juice. You clean your system of all the processed junk which allows it to have a brake and detoxify. Which is huge since juicing I do not need to digest anything (I can not anyways & it's always painful) will give my insides a brake as well. 

After talking to "The Man" he said do whatever I needed to do. No questions asked. I watched a suggested video called: "Fat Sick Nearly Dead" by Joe Cross. It is a total must see!

In the end I chose to juice. I will start with the 10 days. What I really hope to do is go the whole program of 60 days. 

My Plan is to post my progress along with each juice recipe I use. 


1 apple
2 pears
1 piece of ginger ( thumb size) 

Place in juicer & enjoy!!

I'll be back around snack time to post the next one for you. But this one was a great morning breakfast. 

**Please Please if you chose to do something like this do it under the care of your Doctor.** 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday Funny: November 16/13

Happy Saturday everyone!!

I'm home now from the road trip & have lots of posts to organize for you. Who knew I'd need a vacation from my vacation? I'm just so bagged it's silly. So I'm taking at least today to rest then it's back at it!

How has your week been? Anything new or exciting going on?

Well here's what I found funny on Facebook this week:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Virsion of "Operah's Road Trip" Post #2

So the trip continues... we are all still living so score one for the good guys!!

We decided NOT to go to Gettysburg but instead to get in the car and head straight to Harpers Ferry. On our way in the mater of 30 minutes we passed through 3 states! Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Literally you blink and you missed the welcome signs my sister was trying so hard to get pictures of.  What you do not miss and are in complete awe of is the breath taking scenery and the views.

We spent a good part of the day walking around a very small part of Harpers Ferry National Park and talking to one of the oldest park Ranger's named John who was more then excited to have two fairly young ladies who wanted talk about the history of the park as well the civil war. 

About 1:00 pm we decided it was time to move on to find lunch. That in it's self was a small adventure. This is only a town of 300 people! We found a small restaurant called "The Anvil". We decided that worked better then the 7 eleven we had seen.

 We walked in and thought ok this could really work. The place was nice and quant. All we were looking for was a good meal and to wait out the next hour before our hotel check in. We decided to seat ourselves in this little booth, where the table reminded me of a old kitchen counter.

I thought it was kind of cute. That my friends was pretty much the end of a the good experience there. I should have known this was going to go down hill from the minute we realized that every thing on said table was sticky. YUCK! It was not that busy but it took us sometime to get that cleaned up. Second warning bell: poor service and we had not even ordered yet! I should have taken these 2 warnings and ran, well the getting was good. But as I am clearly a sucker for punishment I did not.
We ordered and I was hopeful for the food. I ended up ordering a Ruben with fries. Something simple right? You shouldn't be able to mess that up. OH how I was so wrong. More on that in a moment.

Once the food arrived I was once again drawn in by the appearance of what was put in front of me.

I was like "YAY ME!! TIME TO EAT!" boy was that first bite a disappointment. the meat was almost all fat and very dry and tough. I only ended up eating half. This would be a first for me. I never leave anything behind. Lets just say I am glad I did because both myself and my sister were glad the hotel let us check in early mainly because we were sick the rest of the afternoon :-(

So word to the wise if you ever get a chance to come this way do your self a favor do NOT eat here... but DO make sure you take plainly of time to enjoy the view!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saturday Funny: November 9/13

Gooooood Saturday Morning!! 

This weeks funny is brought to you from my hotel room in Harpers Ferry! Yup we made it!! I will have post #2 for you later today ..... I hope lol. 

So how was your week?

Let's see what was funny this week on Facebook: