Two Months of Juicing and Running

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These are the results of two months of juicing and running.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been just over two months since Chuck and I have been juicing and running. Chuck has gone from zero exercise to running 3 miles a day, and once or twice a week running 6, 8 or 9 miles. He has lost over 30 pounds, given up Red Bull and quit snoring. I am so proud of him. He continues to make healthy food choices and has replaced his M&M’s with raw nuts and all natural guacamole. He is much less irritable (even if he doesn’t notice, I do).

And me? I’m down 10 pounds, can now run a mile (even if I hate every step) and feel a bit better. I am juicing regularly and focusing on eating a clean diet of natural foods. I am currently drinking one cup of coffee in the morning and sipping on water and herbal tea the rest of the day. I am still dairy free (because of Apollo). I am looking forward to the day when I get a full night’s sleep, and assuming I will feel marvelous when that happens.

All of this has filtered over to even more healthy food for the kids and more running and exercise for them. I am planning to buy a bike this spring so I can switch up my exercise routine a bit.

If you haven’t seen Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, watch it already! It was the springboard for Chuck’s healthy lifestyle changes.

And now, for our weekly meal plans:

Monday:

Breakfast: peanut butter toast and oranges  Lunch: leftover spaghetti Dinner: potato soup

Tuesday:

Breakfast: oatmeal with dried fruit Lunch: stirfry and rice Dinner: ham, salad, potatoes

Wednesday:

Breakfast: eggs and tortillas Lunch: sandwiches and fruit  Dinner: split pea soup

Thursday:

Breakfast: blueberry muffins  Lunch: homemade mac and cheese  Dinner Chalupa

Friday:

Breakfast: oatmeal and fruit  Lunch: leftover chalupa  Dinner: red beans and rice

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15 Responses

  1. Congrats to you all on eating healthier!! What type of juicer do you use?

  2. Chuck looks fantastic. what a cute pic of him and Apollo. Congrats on losing 10 lbs! Are you looking to lose more? What do you put in the juice? Is this in addition to the meals? How many juice drinks do you drink in a day?

  3. I too want to know what you recommend for juicers. Both my parents are obese and I think I can get them to give this a go. Any advice?

  4. I’ll be blogging a bit more about juicing tomorrow. And answering your questions 🙂

  5. Wow Chuck looks 10 years younger! I love Apollo filling up his extra space in his pants. ha ha!! Tell us all about this juicing.

  6. My husband and I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead last night. But before we watched it, I showed him the pictures of Chuck. I was afraid he was going to think it was a stupid movie, but he wants me to head out the grocery store to stock up on kale! I’m thinking he thinks that if another man who has twice as many kids as he has can quit Red Bull and candy, he can too!

  7. Started eat watching it the other day and after my husband having major heartburn last night which flares up his asthma I am convinced w need to incorporate juicing into our routine. Would love to hear more!

  8. Good for the both of you!!! Keep it up and you’ll be around to kiss and hug your great-great-grand-babies!! Love the new blog.:)

  9. This is fantastic to read.

    I am a guy who started juicing and running, I went on to lose 70 pounds and about to run my third half marathon this Sunday.

    For those who are still not sure – check out the before and after photos on my site.

  10. […] Chuck’s routine right now is to get up at 5 am, go for a three mile run and come home and juice just carrots before work. For lunch he takes (I think) a couple of Clif Bars and some nuts. He drinks a ton of water at work. When he gets home he drinks a cup of coffee and juices a mixture of vegetables. Sometimes he eats a small portion of the dinner I cooked, other times he eats rice cakes and avocado, some raw nuts and some fruit. […]

  11. […] Chuck’s routine right now is to get up at 5 am, go for a three-mile run and come home and juice just carrots before work. For lunch, he takes (I think) a couple of Clif Bars and some nuts. He drinks a ton of water at work. When he gets home he drinks a cup of coffee and juices a mixture of vegetables. Sometimes he eats a small portion of the dinner I cooked, other times he eats rice cakes and avocado, some raw nuts, and some fruit. […]

  12. […] I was breastfeeding Apollo and they thought he had severe allergies), juicing and running daily. I felt great and lost weight…but starting January 2012 Apollo was on a medical roller coaster that wouldn’t stop. He […]

  13. […] I lost 30 pounds and was down to my goal weight. I felt amazing, proud and accomplished. Not only that, I was running every single day. I hated running, always have. But I was doing it and reaching my goals. […]

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