Operation Lose Baby Weight Wednesday: Almost Complete



Happy Hump Day, Bare Beauties!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Operation Lose Baby Weight.  I’ve been working hard, but I just got tired of reporting back weekly, and I am sure you got tired of reading it.  I mean, you’ve got your own problems, right?  Well, I am just five pounds away from my “skinny” weight and Annabel turned eight months on Monday.  I swore I wasn’t going to be one of those “nine months on, nine months off” girls, but here I am eating my words and not much else…  This $#it is hard!



My friend, Callie, is in the midst of starting her own vegan, raw food and juicing kitchen, The Organic Giraffe.  Luckily for me, she is willing to accommodate me in the meantime.  Before Richard and I went to Monaco on our adult-vaycay, Callie whipped up a five-day raw food and juice cleanse for us.  It was delicious and satisfying and we both lost a few pounds – and gained an incredible amount of energy .  I can see why people convert to that lifestyle.

I didn’t eat poorly while on vacation, but I had a serious love affair with rose’, only it didn’t love me back.  Now, I am exclusively juicing for four days.  Callie uses a Norwalk cold-press juicer and her recipes are delicious; I’m a little hungry, but I feel amazing, like ten-years-younger amazing, and I’m sleeping better.  If you want to know more about The Organic Giraffe, see my prior post here, or visit Callie’s blog.

Why Juice?

Did you know that 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables? We would need to eat 2 lbs of carrots, 10-12 apples, or 8 lbs of spinach to get the same amount of nutrients you receive in one 16 oz juice. When you drink juice, highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes rapidly enter the bloodstream absorbing all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits and vegetables and giving your digestive organs a much-needed rest.  Even a one or two-day juice cleanse helps to reset the digestive tract, eliminate cravings and provide serious energy.  And obviously, it gently flushes out your body, eliminating bloat (water weight), which makes you look and feel light as a feather.

I’ll keep you posted on how much I lose with the juice cleanse.   Wish me luck, I miss chewing already!