Hi, I’m Nadine.
I live in the beautiful foothills of western NC with my significant other Herb.
We share our world with Shelby the Wonder Puppy
Two barn cats Pippi (the Mom) and Scooter (the daughter)
Benny the Beta fish
And a lot of gold fish & 2 koi in the front yard lily pond
And 4 BIG goldfish in the wine barrel water feature out back.
Since losing a job I really loved in 2008, I’ve steadily been putting weight on. Part has been a funk and not really engaging with the world, certainly not exercising. And the other part has been just over eating.
We have a huge garden and I’m a veggie-lover. Also, if it looks like it used to walk around, if it has bones or any kind of musculature, I can’t eat it. I’ve always been this way – it may be from loving all the animals on Grandpa’s farm. I only started eating boneless skinless chicken breast in my mid 30’s.
Hamburger, yes. Steak, no. Take that steak, grind it up and make meatballs, meatloaf, burgers, casserole – yum!
But my big downfall is bread & pasta. No problem if I could stick to reasonable portions, but something about those starches creates cravings and an insatiable drive. There is no such thing as left over lasagna. Cold pizza for breakfast is surpassed only by a special bagel thing I make.
So my thinking is this juicing and staying away from starches for 60 days will skew my body into desiring fruits & veggies over starches and allow me to re-invent portions.
At the same time, this juicing will help me to more quickly lose weight and become a motivator for continuing to make exercise and healthy portions a normal part of my life.
Became so pleased with myself physically, I actually became a Beachbody coach. You can check out my FaceBook page if you’d like.
My juice fest blew all the cravings for processed & refined foods right out the door.
What unbelievable freedom! I don’t crave sandwiches, pastas – FREEDOM, VICTORY! I wish I could wave a magic wand and give everyone that has ever struggled with their weight and eating habits this beautiful feeling.
Also, along the way I’ve picked up an incredible amount of info regarding nutrition and fitness. I’m no expert (ex=has been, spurt=drip under pressure, ha!) not a dietician, physical therapist or any other kind of credentialed professional. I just know what worked for me and what I’ve learned from interacting with many many others on their journeys to wellness/weight loss, reading lots of books and articles along a wide spectrum of opinion and study as well as a number of documentary films.
After adding in a little common sense and a few reality checks, I find I can really help others reach their fitness goals. Its a journey that doesn’t end with losing X amount of weight, that’s when the real journey just gets started! Come join me, on FaceBook, we can all make it helping and lifting each other!
On a sad note, Benny the Beta Fish, has left us for the big aquarium in the sky…yet everyone else in our little group is fine & dandy!