Monday, January 9, 2012

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

I know we're all trying to stick to our New Year's resolutions and I have seen a lot of ways people are losing weight and I thought I would show you what is working for me personally. In no way am I getting paid for this post (although it would be nice. lol)

Before Christmas I was talking to one of my cousins and she said she had lost about 60 pounds since January of 2011. When I asked what she had done, she said she had watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and then had done a juice fast and started eating healthier.  I was intrigued and watched it too.  I couldn't believe the transformation Joe Cross had gone through. Right then and there I decided I was going to do a fast right after Christmas. So, on the 26th I started a 3 day juice fast and now I juice fruits in the morning and veggies for lunch and then I try not to go overboard for dinner. So far I'm down 7 pounds and feeling better than I have in a long time.

I had pineapple, mango & kiwi juice for breakfast this morning.

 I got my juicer from Walmart for around $50.00. It's a GE brand and it seems to do a good job juicing. Although there are some tricks to what food you put in first.  I've learned to do the kiwi first. I had to throw out one of the kiwi because it was too soft. So you can see how much juice two kiwi makes it the glass below.

After the kiwi came the mango. I used a potato peeler to peel both the mango and kiwi (with the ends cut off first). This is with the mango juice added. 

Oh, then the good stuff. I used 1/4 of the pineapple with the outside cut off.  You can see that it makes a lot of juice. I juiced it last because it has so much pulp in it that it stops up the little holes where the juice comes through. 

After stirring it up I drink it pretty quickly because I've heard that the nutrient's start to die.

I had also watched a show back in 2007 called "The Truth About Food".  About a group of British people that lived in a zoo for 12 days and ate nothing but raw foods.  I found it again on line and watched it and thought you might want to also.

Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. 



  1. Oh I so need to drop 15 to 20 lbs, so I will definitely be trying the juice. I have been eating salads until they are beginning to run out my ears. Thanks for the tips and Congrats on the weight loss. Hugs, Marty

  2. I'm intrigued. I so need to lose some weight, but not sure if I could do the juice thing. I have heard it's a very healthy way to go though. Maybe I should just bite the bullet!

  3. I've heard a lot of people talk about juicing and how powerful it is in jump-starting the body and metabolism. I don't know if I could be disciplined enough to stick with it. LOL!

  4. Intriguing how juice diets work, good luck on your endeavors. My first visit to your blog and it is so pretty.Love your cabin!!

  5. Hi Theresa, Congratulations on losing seven pounds. It's amazing how many people now "juice" their breakfasts and lunches, my son included. He juices things I wouldn't even think of, but then he is a guy and guys are weird, LOL Thanks so much for sharing and keep on losing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris