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Update - so much going on...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

There is so very much going on on my end.

As for my weight. Since my last post (where I was about 40 lbs up from my gain of my main loss with the 17 Day Diet). I've lost over 20 lbs. I'm now sitting at 245. I've mostly gotten to this point from juicing.

Over a year ago, I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead with Joe Cross on Netflix and remember thinking, good for Joe Cross, that's something I could never do, nor would I want to do it. Well, times changed. I still love the 17 Day Diet and it taught me a LOT about food. However, I just wasn't able to focus. Neither was Ivan. If he wanted to eat, then so did I. The weight just kept creeping up and there was NO WAY I was going to gain all this weight back! So, looking at that documentary again, I was in a different mental state. I was more prepared for the juicing this time and so after watching the documentary, I left the house and went to WalMart and bought a juicer. I jumped in with both feet and now, it's my 17th day and I'm down 19 lbs (I had lost some weight before this).

As for my goals with weight and the juicing... I've been keeping a record of it. I started at 263.8, I'm today at 245. I was 225.5 at my lowest from the 17 Day Diet and my first goal is to get under THAT number. Second goal is to get under 200 lbs. I'd like to get there by August and have a huge feeling that I may get there a LOT sooner than that. The doctor suggests I get to 165, but I was thinking 180 as my official goal weight, but when I get under 200, then I'll re-access my weight and then from there, I'll just eat healthy (not all day juice) and hike, walk, etc... and check that out and see what happens with that goal. I love the juicing, though, so I doubt that I'll stray too far from that. I feel better, I think the nutrients are amazing and my skin feels so good, I have great energy, plus, the juices are quite filling, so after drinking them, I don't quite feel the need to eat everything else under the sun.

Now, other news is that my son (brainiac that he is) has been accepted to six, YES SIX!!! colleges!!! USciences (with Scholarship), LeMoyne (with Scholarship), Lycoming (with Scholarship), University of Pittsburgh, UC San Diego and University of Washington (with Scholarship). We are still waiting on answers from UC Berkeley, USC and Carnegie Mellon. No declines as of yet. (but those last three are the BIG HITTERS)... it's been crazy around here and he's so far picking Pitt. Senior Night picture came in, too and I thought it turned out great, so I ordered it.

Other news... My husband, Ivan, finished his CDL training and got his certificate a couple of weeks ago and is looking for a job currently. We feel that he'll be working within a few weeks.

Even MORE news... and this news is getting us closer to our HUGE move Westward to California this fall... we BOUGHT our new Class A 1998 Damon Intruder 352 this past Thursday. WOOHOO! Things are getting pretty REAL around here!

This is us IN IT!

As for my businesses... I'm still doing Azuli Skye jewelry. I love it and I've booked my flight and room for this year's conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am now in leadership and have a wonderful team of three amazing ladies. Hope to see them grow and have teams of their own and that I get even more on my team! I just really enjoy being with this amazing jewelry company. It's just a growing company and to be in on the ground floor is so brilliant. (pic shows me wearing our gorgeous jewelry). This is also showing me growing out my hair, which is also what I'm doing this year, so the longer hair is a new thing, too.

Another new venture that just started for me is selling Younique, which is the company that sells the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. I only wanted to buy it, but it works so fantastically well, that everyone wanted some, so I saw it as a way of helping me (along with my jewelry business) help out my family when I get out to California, which is truly what I've been wanting to do. So, I am now selling mascara. Who knew? This is a pic of me with my new "makeup face". I'm actually even doing well with that, too and in under 2 months, I've already promoted to the next level, already.

So, yep, that's me all caught up with my blog...

My son graduates in June. GULP! Sooooo soon! He starts college in August or September (depending on where he's going) and we'll start our trip to California then. So, we'll be out in California by the end of the year and I'm SO very excited about it! WE are!

Updated! Hope my next update comes sooner! ;-) Prod me on facebook or here.

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    Hope this finds you still sparking and keeping up with your journey
    674 days ago
    So proud of you Marie!

    Keep up the good work.
    2057 days ago
    emoticon yo son being accepted to all of those colleges. That is a really really good feat that you and your husband have accomplished. sounds like your life has been quite interesting and you seem very happy. Good to hear.
    2067 days ago
    Good for you! Sounds like you feel fantastic - and you look amazing!

    I wanted to ask...do you add any protein to your juices? I did a 3-day juice fast after seeing that movie and felt great, but did find that I had to add protein powder to get me through. Plus I found it make a BIG MESS and, for me, was a bit of a production making the juices!! :)

    2076 days ago
    Isn't it great! I am glad I have tried this and will be doing it for about 2.5 more days and then it is plant based for me.
    The college process is quite exciting. My youngest got accepted early action to Stanford University so we were done in Nov. He is the youngest of 4.
    May is big for me- one DD graduating from Emerson and DS from high school- my birthday and a wedding- my nephew. Motivational May!
    I homeschooled my kids - for many years. The oldest one all the way.
    Good to get to know a fellow rebooter!
    And I too am not having much caffeine- 1 green tea a day.
    2078 days ago
    What an exciting year for you so far and upcoming! Nice Intruder too!
    2078 days ago
    Wow! You sure do have a lot of news and things going on! You look great with the make up and growing out your hair! Congrats to your son...and your husband on his CDL! Your motorized "home" looks awesome! Good Luck with your business ventures!
    Your juicing sure is paying off...good for you! I want to check out the video!
    Continued blessings...
    2079 days ago
    Thank you!
    I, obviously, can't stick to two fruits a day (which is stuck in my head as a "rule of thumb") on this juicing plan, but no, I am not counting carbs on this. I'm not even counting calories. As with the 17 Day Diet, I'm sure that if I did, I'd be dangerously low on the calorie count. However, I do try to do my fruit juicing mostly in the morning and I have counted calories once or twice and can have a juice getting near a 400 calorie or even more count. However, my lunch and dinner juices can sometimes be 100 to 300 calories because they are mostly vegetables/greens. I do throw maybe one fruit in there, though (an apple maybe) or carrots to sweeten it up, because it can sometimes be a bit rough to eat if it's too vegetable-y (my own word, thank you very much). I don't mind the taste of red cabbage, though (Ivan does NOT like it in the least bit) and I find that the taste of that isn't half bad w/o much sweetness being added. It's all a bit odd.
    So, long answer lol, No, I don't worry at all about the carbs. This is an entirely different plan. It's all very healthy and I'm losing and I'm getting tons of nutrients and anti-oxidents (so much so, that I've even cut down on drinking the green tea... I'm down to one cup a day).
    2079 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/22/2015 11:00:41 PM
    You look wonderful! I appreciate reading your update. Congrats on everything!! Wow, your son sure is amazing. God bless all of you. I am interested in the juicing and am going to look for the Netflix video you mentioned. Are you still doing low carb? I worry about juicing having too many carbs from fruits. Any thoughts on that?
    All the best to you and yours!
    2079 days ago
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