Weekend with the Ladies

I had a fun weekend with Moon, my mom and Tania-the-Mad hanging in Tennessee. We were in town for another Vintage Fashion Show which is where mom takes vintage clothes I found in Atlanta for $3.00, puts them on models, then I buy them for back from her for $30.00 dollars. It could be worse; I could spend what Tania-the-mad does.

TTM brought some friends with her and they were AWESOME because they helped a lot, and gave me gifts, but mainly that last one. I now have tea towels for my kitchen and an Easter wreath for my door. At Christmas, they gave me a basket of washcloths. See what inviting people to your house will do? I’m sure cleaning supplies and bath towels are next.

I had a good time even though everyone involved decided to flaunt their wares in front of me. And by “wares”, I mean FOOD. Here’s a list of things I got to sit around and watch everyone else eat:

Sonic Chicken Strips, Baked Spaghetti, Chocolate Cake, KFC Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Bacon and Chips.

Luckily, I brought my juicer along and had my usual carrot/apple/pear drink which was just as good I’m sure.

Yes, I have made it almost NINE days eating just raw fruits and veggies, and juice. The good news is that I feel great and my brain has adjusted and now thinks an orange is an appropriate snack. I can eat a half of a banana and feel practically full! The bad news is that I have not lost the appropriate amount of weight which I’m sure we can all agree would be 27 pounds. I ought to lose five pounds just for tolerating tonight’s dinner of mustard greens and mushrooms dipped in stir-fry sauce!

Tomorrow marks the 1/3 point. I can do this. I CAN DO THIS!


Just 20 more days to go.

If I die, bury me with a pizza.



Vivien Leigh Might Have Been A Juicer

Hello, Kittens, it’s Day TWO of the Juice/Raw fest and things are going well. I woke up this morning feeling energized and not at all hungry, which I’m sure surprised JD considering the way I tore into a tomato last night. What can I say, I’m adaptable. My first juice of the day was a yummy concoction of Carrot, Apple and Pear.



It wasn’t so great that I didn’t drool a bit as I took my daughter through the Chick-fil-a drive thru, but it was good.

We were out and about because Moonpie is on Spring Break and I wanted her to have an exciting day doing something other than watching Clone Wars. Her father has warped her brain and we spent the entire drive playing an updated version of Grease Wars that now includes me pretending to be Danny, Sandy and Rizzo, PLUS Asajj Ventress whoever that is.

I FINALLY got out of the car and we went to something actually cool – the Gone With the Wind Museum. Best. Parent. Ever.

Moon had seen the movie over Thanksgiving and seemed to like it, so I thought it might be fun. Believe it or not, she wasn’t all that into it. But the truth is, all she’s been thinking about the last few days has been the whole Star Wars thing so I think she was surprised to find herself in a car and not a pod racer. The only time she seemed at all impressed was when we saw a dress Vivien Leigh actually wore in the film.


And that was only because we were astounded that an actual human could fit into it.

Although in a few months, I should be able to wear it. I am traveling with a friend this week and I brought my juicer along cause I’m just that serious. Or delusional. I’m the lady that thought taking her kid to a GWTW museum would be an exciting Spring Break activity, so you decide.


Juicy Juicy Juicing Juicefest

Guess what, I’m juicing! That’s right, Monday was Day One of my 1 to 30 day juice (and raw food) fast. If you’re new to this blog, you should know that the chances of me actually completing 30 days of just juice (and raw food) are about 100 to 1. I base this on the 100 other diets I’ve tried and failed. That means this is time is the 1! The goal is between 1 and 30 days or my goal weight, which ever comes first. FYI, my goal weight will probably increase as the days pass.

So, why am I juicing? Because I want to get healthy. And by “healthy”, I mean skinny. I saw a photo the other day of a woman my age and she looked so FIT and so STRONG and, frankly, it pissed me off. Why am I laying around and slowly melting into the couch? I’m ready to get this diet under control and get FIERCE.

Why not some other diet? I’m over trying to figure out my points, and carbs and what has gluten. Juicing feels very simple. If it’s juice, I can have it. If it’s not juice, put it DOWN.

What am I juicing? This morning I juiced what I had:

Breakfast: 4 carrots, 2 apples, 1 clementine and a bunch of broccoli.

I would describe it as “unoffensive”. It did the job and I could get it down without gagging. I was even invited to lunch today at my favorite Mexican restaurant and while everyone else devoured the cheese dip, I asked for a glass of ice and drank my juice. I may only be “that girl” for a few days but I’m going to work it while I can.

This afternoon I went to the store. I could have looked around the internet and found a juice/grocery plan, but I went with the old “Let’s see what they have at Kroger” approach.  I bought what was cheap and scored a few things off the Manager’s Special table.

After work snack: Mustard greens, radish, and pear.


It was SPICY, but again, not too bad. It takes a lot of mustard greens to make a small amount of juice, so when this bag is gone I’ll try something else.

For dinner I wanted to try something different – a Bloody Mary. I could have used the V8 in the fridge but that seemed like cheating so I made my own:

Dinner: 2 tomatoes, 1 stalk of celery, handful of spinach and a SMALL radish. Also, vodka.

This was my least favorite and a real waste of vodka. Oh well, I’ve got plenty of more days to perfect my recipes.

Or not, depending on how hungry I get.