Juicing – Day 1

Juicing – Day 1

Juicing – Day 1

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Weight – 189 lbs

Feeling – Full of energy – HUNGRY (not starving but very hungry)

Workout #1: Pure Cardio – Insanity

Breakfast:
This morning I was joined by my 17 year old daughter, Logen, in what was to become our first juicing experience. I was quite impressed with how easy it was to juice and how tasty our drink was. What shocked me was the amount of food that went into the juicer and not a lot of juice came out. Took us 6 medium oranges and 1/2 a mango to create 2 coffee cups of juice about 3/4 the way full. However, what we drank was delicious! Frothy on top but I did not mind. It was yummy and delicious and I felt great all morning. Got my workout in and didn’t feel overly exhausted afterwards. However, this is only day one. I just hope my energy level stays up.

Orange – Mango
6 Oranges – Peeled
1/2 Mango – Peeled and Sliced
(This produced 15 oz of juice)

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Lunch:
Went shopping today for more apples from my favorite grocery store. Decided to make this my solid meal for the day and consumed the entire apple while driving home. Can we say HUNGRY? Maybe it is my brain telling me I’m hungry even if I’m not. I was thinking that other times I can go all day without thinking of food. Now that I have decided to start juicing my head is like EAT! However, I am stronger than this and all I ate was an apple because juicing is good for my body and I will succeed!  Now I just need to make it to dinner.

1 Apple

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Workout #2: In The Pocket: Cize

Dinner: 
Youngest wanted to try juicing so of course I let her make my next drink. Yummy!  I actually was not very hungry by this point in my day.  I am a late night eater so I’m sure that tonight will be BRUTAL.  I took a few sips and then kept it in the fridge until later when I was ready to drink it.  So far so good with the juicing.  I am grumpy.  I have to admit that day 1 wasn’t a complete disaster.  Again this juice I made with split in half and shared with my daughter.  I did not drink the entire 20 oz.  I could not have drank all of that anyway.  Excited for tomorrow!!  

Pineapple – Apple – Cucumber
2 Cups Pineapple – Not the core
1 Apple
2 Medium Cucumbers – Peeled
(This produced 20 oz of juice)

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QueenBeeing Frugal: Menu 1 for a Family of 4

QueenBeeing Frugal: Menu 1 for a Family of 4

exps135855_TH2257746A07_07_3bA Queen Bee always eats like a queen…but what if she’s also on a budget? We understand. Many real-life queens have to keep a tight hold on their purse strings–but it doesn’t mean you can’t still eat like a queen.

It just means you have an opportunity to be more creative. That’s why we are publishing a weekly Queen on a Budget menu.

This week, we going to roast a turkey on Monday and use the leftovers on Tuesday. You might even have enough to change Wednesday’s dinner to Turkey tettrizini or to have sandwiches for lunch one day.

Monday

  • Roasted turkey
  • Dressing
  • Noodles or potatoes
  • Corn on th cob
  • Veggies or salad
  • Crescent rolls

Tuesday

  • Turkey day pot pie
  • Salad

Wednesday

  • Fish filets/sticks with tartar sauce
  • Grilled fish(save calories)
  • Garlic and cheddar perogies
  • Vegetable medley

Thursday

  • Taco bake
  • Taco dressings (sour cream, Pico de Gallo etc.)
  • Watermelon

Friday

  • Pork chops
  • Apple and sausage stuffing
  • Peas
  • Rolls and salad

Saturday

  • Pizza night (homemade or takeout)
  • Wings & salad

Sunday

  • Grilled or fried chicken
  • Mashed or baked potato
  • Steamed or buttered corn
  • Green beans
  • Rolls or bread
  • Salad

What are your favorite meals and recipes? Share them in the comments section below.

The Queen Drinks: Apple Pie Shot Recipe

The Queen Drinks: Apple Pie Shot Recipe

[yumprint-recipe id=’1′]Ingredients:
1 shot apple juice
1 shot vodka
1 dash cinnamon
Method:
Pour apple juice and vodka into a shot glass. Sprinkle cinnamon on the tongue and pour contents of shot glass into your mouth. Shake head until cinnamon is dissolved, and consume.

Serve in:
Shot Glass

Nutrition Info:
(per 2 oz serving)

Calories (kcal)
Energy (kj)
Fats
Carbohydrates
Protein
83
349
0 g
3.6 g
0 g
Fiber
Sugars
Cholesterol
Sodium
Alcohol
0 g
3.4 g
0 mg
0 mg
11.3 g
Daily Focus: Tips for Life Success from the Late, Great Steve Jobs

Daily Focus: Tips for Life Success from the Late, Great Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs with red shaw

The late Steve Jobs inspired many people during his life. In addition to showing the world that a college dropout wasn’t necessarily doomed to failure, Jobs freely shared his secrets to success with the world.

Even though I’m currently a PC and Android kind of girl, I have a great respect for Jobs, not only for his extraordinary success, but also for his apparent understanding of the world around him and his ability to inspire others.

That’s why today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite quotes from Jobs’ Stanford commencement speech from June 2005. See him delivering the speech below.

Just a few of my favorite quotes from the speech:

  • “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
  • “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
  • “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

What points stood out most for you in Jobs’ speech? Please share your thoughts in the comments section, below.

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