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Karla in the kitchen...(FINALLY. ;)

My new 'thing'.... 
 
Jan. 16, 2012 2:47 pm 
Updated: Jan. 17, 2012 10:00 am
So, what have YOU been up to? What's NEW with YOU? 

Life is finally 'slowing down' from the holiday's...and trying to sort out and sift down to 'normal'...LOL...it doesn't seem to be WORKING, however! LOL...it's like all the 'stuff' that got put aside, for the holiday's are now being demanding...and requiring attention. ;) Ahhhh, life. 

My friend, Busy Mom in the Kitchen, is doing the 'green smoothie' detox.  She was telling me about it, I was watchin' her talk about it on Facebook, and I thought, "Hmmm...sounds cool....detoxing has always been something I wanted to do, just didn't know how..."...So, I just sat back for a couple of days and watched her....

We ended up getting together for a visit I think her 4th or 5th day into this smoothie detox...and she looked GOOD! She didn't look frazzled and like the mom of 5 VERY active homeschooled children. She looked....fresh....?!? ;) LOL

So, I just watched her, and we visited, about other stuff....but then she got up, and walked across the room...and she LOOKED slimmer in a particular area...and as she was returning to her seat, she said, "I don't know what it is, but I FEEL thinner 'here'..." and she pointed to the VERY SPOT I WAS NOTICING and I just laughed. 

I'm not one for lots of SUSTAINED will power....and with four homeschooled kids of my own...in the wilds of Alaska, in -40 for days on end....I tell ya what...'will power' really takes a back seat to, comfort eating, ease of preparation, throwing together what you have on hand, because you haven't been to the store in 5 days because it's been -45 and dang it...it's COLD! 

As I listened to her talk about all these 'greens'...greens that I KNOW are amazing for me...but well, first of all...they're already 'old' when they get here, half the time...and if not, then they don't last long...and how can I ingest THAT MUCH greenery in such a short period of time?!?! And then, I have to GO BACK to the STORE and GET MORE! *Enter that crazy faced laugh...* (Not to mention, a lot of the greens just taste gross....just sayin'...)

Anyhow...as I listened to her talk about these greens, MY BODY STARTED HOOTIN' and HOLLERIN' for these much lacking in MY world GREENS! I could FEEEEEEEL it, crying out in desire for nutrients! It was a little unnerving...LOL.

So, the next day, my Busy Mom friend came over, and she brought her 'lunch'...(remember, she's DETOXING...she's doing a 10 day detox...which means she's eating NOTHING but smoothies for ten days...and drinking only tea and water....)...she kindly let me have a sip of her GREEN smoothie...granted, it had some berries, it wasn't totally GREEN, but it was the greenest thing to touch these lips since the St. Patrick's Day Cupcake I ate last March...LOL. I held it in my mouth...the tiny sip I took...and had to will myself to TASTE it...because even though my BODY was CRYING OUT IN LONGING FOR THIS GREEN SLUDGE, ahem....let me just say, my mind and mouth WERE NOT!....so, I held it in my mouth...making myself TASTE IT, "Ok, Karla, it's the tiniest sip...get it over with..."...."Ok, Karla....the faster it's gone, the faster you can PUT SOMETHING ELSE IN THERE to 'wash' the taste away...!"

.....................the look on my face was CLEAR to Busy Mom that I was having a hard time...even if it was JUST MENTAL....She hesitantly said, "This one doesn't have sweetener in it..."...and as she said that, I FINALLY TASTED IT....(Phewy....I was sweatin' bullets...)....and I looked at her....and she went on to explain what WAS in there...to which I didn't hear half of what she said, because I WAS IN HEAVEN! My BODY wanted this crazy concoction and MY MOUTH LOVED IT! My mouth was doing the *happy dance*! 

So, I started that night...what was assumed going to be the detox...but I had forgotten about my husbands declaration of DATE NIGHT that Saturday..(It was Thursday....)...and date night is sacred...I can't NOT go out...but I can't (won't) drag a smoothie sludge out and about on a date! And sit there and not eat at dinner....so, I decided to just ADD the smoothies to my day....I'll give you a messy list of what my past four days have been like...but first, I'll give you a quick peek at my BEFORE day...ok....?

(I think I'll do two separate posts...one for my before days...and another for my after days....this is getting LONG.......................)
 
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