Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years Eve! (And my juice fast progress)

I cannot believe this year is already over!! I think this year has gone by faster than any other year!
I've had an awesome year. I ran 2 half marathon's, something I never thought I could possibly do. I've lost 30 lbs., changed how I eat, and decided to live healthy!
 I know next year will be even better. I will run at least 13 half marathon's- some virtual. I'll lose the rest of this weight (20 more lbs.), and get in the best shape of my life!
  I just signed up for 4 races for next year! I signed up for the Triple Crown, in March and April. It's a 5k, a 10k, and a 10 miler. Then April 20, I've signed up for a half marathon in Carmel, IN. I have a friend that lives there, so that'll be fun to spend some time with her!

  Today is Day 5 of my juice fast! It's going excellent! I've lost 8.5 lbs.!! I'm now at a weight that I haven't been at in over 5 years!
This one was excellent! Almost tasted like a smoothie.


I've also been 'eating' some of this!
It's chicken noodle soup, with the noodles strained out. I consider it just chicken broth, but so much better! That might not typically be allowed, I know it has a lot of sodium, but I just have to do what's right for me, and having this soup every day gives me something to look forward to and it warms me up!! 
 I feel good though! I don't feel tired or hungry! It's kind of hard to explain, but I just feel CLEAN. :)
16 days to go!

 In the meantime, I've still been cooking for my family. Last night I made one of my fave dishes.
King Ranch Chicken. It's a rare treat, because it's not healthy at all. It was tough smelling it, but I survived!!
 
Tonight I'm making this: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

WHY?? Why do I do this to myself? I guess the same reason I can't stop watching the Cooking Channel! 

I hope you all have a fabulous NYE!

What are you doing tonight?
Do you have any races scheduled for next year yet?

23 comments:

  1. Best of luck with the juice fast....seems to be working out!

    Only 3 races scheduled so far for next year...sure to be adding more.

    Looks like you had a great 2012....so here's to an even BETTER 2013!

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    1. Thank you, Bill! Hope you have an awesome 2013!

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  2. Your amazing!! I am excited too about some upcoming races for 2013. It keeps me motivated:) Happy New Year!! So glad I found your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much, Teresa, and I feel the same about your blog!! :)

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  3. Wow.. that is an achievement, today is my first day of detox and healthy eating :) and surprisinly looking forward to it :)

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  4. How on earth are you able to cook and not cave?! That's amazing! YOU are amazing! That's some serious dedication and will power... can I borrow some? ;) Congrats on such a wonderful year filled with great accomplishments!

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    1. Awww, thank you! It is hard, but I just know that my digestive system is 'sleeping', and I don't want to wake it up and have to start all over. That's not worth it!

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  5. Wow girl, you had a great year..and I LOVE your resolution to run 13 halves in the new year. that's amaaazing!
    Happy New Year!

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  6. Way to go! You really have had an awesome year!!
    I have big hopes and goals for 2013 and I'm ready to work my butt off!! :)

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    1. Good for you! I know you can do it and will have an amazing year too!

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  7. oh my gosh I'd be dying in hunger for that casserole and soup!You have some serious willpower!
    Question about the juicing cleanse: You're going to lose quite a bit of weight throughout the process, I'm assuming it's normal that you will gain some back as you reintroduce solids to your diet? Is there a certain range/% that is the norm?

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    1. Thanks, Beka! I know I will gain some back, I'm not really sure how much, honestly. My goal is to just keep eating healthy, I will keep juicing, maybe 1 meal a day. I don't want to gain back more than 5.

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  8. Wow! What a fantastic year! Hope 2013 is even better, if that's possible. ;)

    You are a very brave woman to make some delicious food while on the juice fast.

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    1. Thanks, Clarinda. I hope you have an awesome year!!

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  9. How brave of you, I could not do this--really!
    Proud of Katie!
    Hope you had a superb new years!

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    1. Thank you, Z! Happy New Year and good luck on your continued weight loss!

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  10. I totally think your {slightly} masochistic, Katie! I know I would have caved with the baked potato soup - yum! Awesome job on sticking to your guns and you have such wonderful progress to show for it. Kudos to you for listening to your body with the soup. With all the running that you have going on, your body probably needs the sodium. Happy New Year to you! <3

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