Friday, 30 November 2012

Kelly Kapowski

Hi Dolls!

Couple of things.

1) My detox is still going strong. I think I will continue for another week and see how it goes from there. I've lost a few more pounds, I'll post the weeks total tomorrow when I weigh in. I feel pretty good:)

2) Quick outfit post. It was dress down day at work today. I wore this amazing chambray shirt with the bleached bottoms and white hearts. I love a plain denim shirt, but this was too fun to pass up! And who do we see poking out from underneath?! Yup! It's Kelly Kapowski!! I've wanted a shirt with her face on it for a while, and I came across this one last weekend. If they had a Zack Morris or and A.C Slater shirt I would have bought all three!!

Happy Friday boys and girls! Drive safe!!

Chambray Shir (doesn't seem to be on line) Similar - Target 
Kelly Kapowski Tshirt (which also doesn't seem to be online Similar - Urban Outfitters







Monday, 26 November 2012

Let's Keep Going

Hello Dolls!

Things are going ok. I had a little set back with the whole health thing. The issue I have been having reared its ugly head again. I was urgently called into see the doctor on Friday as they were concerned for my health. I had more blood work done and yet another ultra sound. I have to go back in 2 months for more tests and such. It's hard to get over something when you keep getting pulled back in.

Anyways onwards and upwards! I had a pretty good weekend otherwise. I spent most of it at home and I did some shopping with my mum on Sunday. I got most of Hubby's Christmas gifts and some gifts for my self as well ;) I'll post some pics soon.

I lost a total of 8.6 lbs last week. Which is crazy! I'm still on the detox and I'm feeling good. I might keep it going for another week or two. You can't argue with the results.

I've also been walking my dogs twice a day for 20-30 minutes. I didn't want to get into anything crazy for the first week, since my body is heeling from the "problems". I'm starting some more intense workouts this week and I'll continue walking until its so cold out I can't stand it!

This is what I whipped up for dinner. I sautéed a half a large red onion in olive oil, italian seasoning and garlic. Added red peppers, Cremona mushrooms, tonnes of spinach and tomato. It was pretty good! Kind of like the inside of a fajita, but not lol!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Progress!



Hello Darlings!

Quick post on how the juice cleanse/detox is going. First of all, I feel FAB! There is really something to this whole juice/vegan lifestyle. Now I’m not saying I’m now a vegan, but I think I’ll be eating a lot more vegan dishes from now on.

I’ve had no headaches. This is a big deal people. I’m a migraine kind of gal. I usually have a migraine at least once a week and they last for 2-3 days. Ya, I know. I’m always taking pills trying to make the pain go away. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. My poor liver. So for me to go from Saturday to Thursday without a migraine is an amazing feat.

My skin has started to clear up. For the last 2 months or so, I’ve had huge cystic acne all over my chin and jaw. Plus the rest of my face was covered in your regular type zits. Then there is my neck, chest, back and shoulders –covered. I looked like I had chicken pox or some sort of serious affliction. In 6 days, my face is about 90% clear and the rest of me is about 50-60% clear. I’d say that is a huge improvement. I’m super pleased.

Last but not least I’ve lost some weight. Right now, it’s about 6lbs. I’ll weigh my self on Saturday to get the results for the week. FANTASTIC.

It’s so rewarding to see fantastic results. I’m definitely keeping this up. I can only imagine how much my organs are loving me right now. Clean out all the crap in your organs and your body can heal anything.




Tonight for dinner I had a home made tuna burger made with flax instead of bread crumbs. I served it on a bed of chopped kale, with avocado and tomato. For a dressing I used fresh lime juice, sea salt and pepper. It was ok. Not my favorite, so I’m not going to bother posting the recipe. I like the idea of the salad, so I think next time I’ll use spinach instead of kale.


XOXO


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Dinner Tonight- Veggie Stir Fry!!



As part of my detox, I’m having fresh fruit and veggie juice and then a vegetarian meal for dinner. Tonight was veggie stir fry! This is so good! Hubs and I actually made this on Sunday night as well haha!

This is full of fresh veggies, antioxidants, fiber and yummyness. You are going to love itJ

Here is what I put in it. Keep in mind that I didn’t measure anything. So just throw whatever you have in whatever amounts you like. I like some spice to it, so I put quite a bit of Sriracha and Chilli paste.

Red Onion
Chopped garlic
Green onion
Celery
Red and yellow peppers
Baby Bok Choy
Bean Sprouts
Enoki mushrooms
Snow Pea sprouts or Kale. We used snow pea sprouts on Sunday and Kale today. I preferred the snow pea sprouts, but Kale is really good for you.
Lemon juice
Low sodium soy sauce
Hoisin sauce
Sesame oil
Ginger paste
Sriracha
Chilli paste
Salt
Pepper
Rice noodles

Chop up all the harder veggies (onions, garlic, celery, peppers) and throw in your frying pan with the sauces and seasonings. Cook for a couple of minutes. Then throw in your bok choy. You will have to add more of the sauces as the veggies start piling in. In the meantime start boiling the water for your rice noodles.

Cook the veggies for a few minutes until the bok choy starts to cook down, throw in your mushrooms, and then the kale or snow pea shoots. These cook down pretty quickly.

Your water should be boiling, add your noodles. These noodles cook really fast so you don’t need to leave them for very long.

 Add your bean sprouts to the veggies. Drain your noodles and add them to the veggies. Toss and enjoy!

XOXO

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Detox Bath




As part of my new take on health, I’m detoxing inside and out. Tonight I tried a detox bath. This type of bath dates back many many years. It’s supposed to help the body eliminate toxins and absorb minerals and nutrients.

If you know me on a personal level, you know I hate baths and that is why Terrill has the bathroom with the huge tub. I prefer a nice shower. However, I’m trying to change my ways and I think this is a good step towards all over health.

You need a couple things to turn a regular bath into a detox bath. The first thing you need is about 1-2 cups of Epsom Salt. Soaking in Epsom salts actually helps replenish the body’s magnesium levels. The sulfate flushes toxins and helps form proteins in brain tissue and joints.

Next you will need is 1-2 cups of Baking Soda. Baking soda is known for its cleansing ability and even has anti-fungal properties. It also leaves skin very soft.

You can also add things like tea bags, essential oils, dried herbs or even ginger.

Make sure the water is nice and hot and you will need about 40 minutes. It takes the first 20 minutes for the toxins to leave the body and the final 20 minute for the magnesium to be absorbed. Also do not use soap or anything like that until the end. It counter acts the benefits.

Sit back and enjoy!

Monday, 19 November 2012

I’m Back….!


 
Hello my lovelies!

It’s been what seems like forever since I have written. I had to take a bit of a hiatus due to some crazyness that happened in my life. I will possibly write about this later, but right now I’m not in the right frame of mind to talk about it.

This past weekend I started a juice cleanse to help me detox after my recent issues. My body feels and looks polluted. That is possibly the best way I can describe it. I gained a bunch of weight, my skin looks/is disgusting, my psoriasis is acting up and I just have an overwhelming feeling of BLAH.

If any of you have ever watched “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” on NetFlix, you would know how amazing a juice detox is. If you haven’t seen it, please watch it. These two guys are crazy awesome and changed their lives for the better. The main juice I’ve been drinking is the “Mean Green” from the documentary.

Saturday morning I woke up to the sound of the juicer going. My handsome hubby was hard at work making me (and him) a few days worth of fresh fruit and veggie juice. My plan is that for the next 14 days, I’ll have this juice throughout the day and then have a small, clean, healthy dinner. 

The juice is pretty simple, easy to make and it packed full of vitamins and good stuff to help your organs do what they need to.

So what’s in the juice? Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Granny Smith Apple, Ginger, Lemon. There are a few other juices we made so there is variety. Another one is Cranberry, Blackberry, Clementine, Lime. This one is soooo bitter and sour lol. I have to mix it with the Mean Green! We also made a Carrot, Apple one that is soooo yummy. Just throw whatever you have in the juicer and off you go!

I’ll keep you posted on my progress:)





Here is a quick outfit shot for my first day back to the office after my ordeal. You might recognize the skirt is one from this post, a lovely gift from my girl Cynthia. I think its super cute and it doesn’t wrinkle!

Skirt – Forever 21 – Old. Similar Here
Black T-Shirt – Old Navy. Here
Black Sweater – Second Hand Store (care of my Momma)
Black Tights – Joe Fresh
Patent Leather Skinny Belt – Dynamite – Old. Similar Here
Red Leather Booties – Aldo - Old. Similar Here