Day 25 of 365: Jucing! 


My shiny new juicer! Omega J8004. 
I juiced today. It took me approximately 45 minutes, from chopping to clean up. 

One bunch of kale, 5 golden beets (stems and leafs, too) 2 granny smith apples, a bag of Carrots, and a lemon! I added a couple handfuls of chia seeds and then refrigerated for 10 minutes. 
Yielded about 24 oz. of juice. 
I was really impressed with the quality of the juice. It wasn’t chunky at all! (Except the chia seeds, of course.)

I read online that you should consume juice at least 30 minutes before your breakfast- so that’s what I’m doing! I am aiming to juice at least 3x a week to start out with, since it is quite a process! 

In my next blog, I’ll let you know how I’m feeling! 

Oh, and did you all notice? I like kale! 

#juicing #weightloss #diabetes 


Day 18 of 365.

Just to be completely transparent, I have had 4 salads not from home. Two were from a salad bar at our local co-op, two were from a restaurant near my job (ordered to-go.) So far my 4 cheats have been because of lack of planning on my part- not bringing enough snacks to work / hanging out with friends and needed something to eat. 

I am a hairstylist and on Saturday I happened to cut hair on a young doctor. He discussed with me the importance of eating more kale, broccoli and other leafy greens- uncooked

I just can’t stomach the stuff. The texture is like rubber to me. Naturally, I decided to juice it… But I don’t really have a great juicer. I did some online research and decided on this one. I’m hoping to find some low-glycemic juice recipes. I’m thinking carrots, beets, kale. My biggest concern is keeping the fucker clean cuz I’m super lazy. The other thing I learned was that I could store some juice for up to 24 hrs in the fridge, so that’s helpful. 

Wish me luck to not vomit. 

#diabetes #weightloss #juicing 

Day 13.

I have been angry. Really angry. Depressed. Anxious. My energy has been going through big extremes- I feel excellent first thing in the morning, then in the afternoon, it’s like a plane coming to a bumpy landing. 

I think I’m detoxing from all the grease, sugar and other deliciousness. 

Other than the emotional problems, (haha) not dining out hasn’t been that hard, honestly. I don’t miss it that much yet- minus Chipotle. Dining out was also a big part of my social life! I am really just realizing how much time I occupied with going to restaurants! 

I’ve started back up on Vitamin B & I’m hoping that will help the energy problems. 


  My mid afternoon angry face. 

The scale hasn’t budged so it’s officially time to integrate exercise. I’ll start by walking because honestly I don’t think I have the energy for anything else. 

Here we go.  
#diabetes #weightloss



Last night I made nachos and had a beer. Sometimes a girl just can’t resist some junk food, but hey, at least it was cooked at home. All I wanted when I got home from work was some Taco Bell.

I’ve made it 7 whole days since I’ve started this not-dining-out adventure. One thing I’ve learned about myself recently is that, when it comes to food, I am very much a creature of habit. I can have the same thing for breakfast basically everyday, and it doesn’t really bother me. Same goes for lunch. However, when it comes to dinner- lookout. I want to get down on some food. Overeating is something I have always done- I don’t feel full until I’m really full. Like, I’m going to puke because I ate so much, full. A couple years ago, I bought smaller dinner plates thinking that I would eat less since there’s less room, right? Nah, I just go back and back again. It’s something I will continue to work on, I’m just not sure how to convince my brain to stop!

I saw a thing on Facebook a while back about drinking a full glass of water when you wake up because you’re already dehydrated. I take Synthroid and Sertraline (Zoloft) first thing in the morning so that’s been helping with the full glass of water thing.

I’m off to get ready for work and eat my normal every day breakfast of greek yogurt w/ granola. I’ll be jamming to “Running Thru a Field of Smiles,” playlist on Spotify, if you care to join me.


I am not dining out for a year.

But first, let’s get to know one another. I’m Rachel & I have Type 2 Diabetes, super high cholesterol and a bum thyroid. I weigh 213 lbs, as of this morning. I am on a journey to living a healthier* lifestyle.

This blog won’t just be about fitness, or cooking, or my illnesses- it’s gunna be my outlet to document this journey. (Although I’m sure cooking and fitness and feeling shitty will be mentioned!)

So far, I’ve made it 6 days. (Chipotle is muh liiiife.) My fiancé, Jhami, is quite the cook, while I hate being in the kitchen. But, I’m learning.

-*: I am reducing my carb intake and eating more veggies. I’ll add exercise eventually. 

Wish me luck!