Saturday, October 1, 2011

...and so it begins

Today we started our Reboot. I had prepared almost everything yesterday, which was good because we had some errands to run. We were able to put everything into a big cooler for lunch, and we dragged it to Starbucks so that we could eat with Josh. I am sure we looked strange with our giant cooler, but it felt good to eat something healthy while we were out instead of Rubio's or Chipotle.
I will admit, it is going to be a challenge and a major learning experience for my taste buds. I am a really bland eater, so green juices and crazy soups/salads are a stretch for me. But I am going to do it with gusto, even if I have a grimace on my face :)
So today's plan was:
Breakfast - baked apples and raisins - John didn't even want to eat it because it was too "squishy." Josh and I thought it was decent.
Morning Juice - Green Juice with Kale, Cucumbers, Spinach, Celery and apples. It was actually pretty good.
Lunch - Salad with a homemade mustard/vinagrette dressing and raw carrot/avocado/ginger soup. It was too much food, but it didn't leave me satisfied for long.
Dinner - Steamed veggies, more soup and a pear (which I saved for later)
***This isn't supposed to be one of those diets where you deny yourself food. The good thing about fruits and veggies is that you can consume lots and lots of them without tipping the caloric scale. Unfortunately, veggies aren't usually my idea of a good time, so my appetite runs out before I get enough food. I know that will change with time though****
aaaand, here is the rough part...the pictures. This is me now...

Not entirely sure why John looks like he is resting on my butt, I think he just wanted in on the photo action. At least there is something cute to focus on :) Sweatpants and rain boots, can you dig it.

So, one day down and going strong


  1. I'm so glad you are back! I am so proud of you for putting this out here ~ I have been considering doing something similar~ I suppose it is just another great way to get support and be accountable! I've missed your posts and am so happy you are back!

  2. Ugh! This will be the fourth attempt (on 2 different days!) trying to leave you a comment so if multiples show up please forgive me!) I'm so happy that you are back to blogging. What a great way to share for you eating endeavors and habits and just generally keep track of everything. I personally think you look great and your dreads are awesome looking! I hope that Josh and John are doing great.
    Miss you!