Today, my heart is heavy. This past weekend, I lost one of my best friends, and heaven gained another angel. This angel being extremely goofy, sarcastic, and creative!
This has been a reminder of just how precious our days are. As my world has turned completely upside down, I am left with so many amazing and funny memories that we spent together. In the spirit of Valentine’s day this week, make the best of every moment with your parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Show them your love not only on Valentine’s day but everyday, for life is entirely too short.
This week has just begun, and it has already been so challenging. I’ve noticed my eating behaviors changing, but I am trying to stay strong because I know that is what he would want. Instead of isolating myself and crawling into a hole, I want to celebrate his life and continue doing what makes me happy: creating new recipes and blogging!
With that said, it’s time for some Monday motivation.
Motivation Monday: “Your stomach shouldn’t be a waste basket.”
This Valentine’s Day, love yourself and your body.
Love everything you have been given, and love your life.
Show your body some love with a fresh Love Spell juice!
This juice is sweet, highly nutritious, and absolutely gorgeous.
Make a juice for you and your sweetie this Valentine’s day, cheers!
1 fuji apple
1/2 medium beet
1/2 inch piece of ginger
Rinsee the carrots, apple, and beets. Cut beet in half. Cut the lemon in half and remove rind.Cut ginger into a half inch section and chop off the skin. Juice, and enjoy! I also adorned my juice with heart shaped slices of beets!
Note: I like to refrigerate all of my ingredients before juicing so my juice is nice and cold!
ANother Note: I recommend using organic fruits and veggies for juicing. No one wants wax from a shiny apple in their juice, EW!
EmilyFebruary 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm (10 years ago)
I am SO sorry for your loss, Catherine. I can’t even imagine the pain you must be going through, but I think it’s awesome that you are trying to channel that into positive behavior. You know that we all love you and we’re here for you! I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.
brittneyFebruary 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm (10 years ago)
Thank you for this teminder , my thoughts and prayers are with you. I plan to start juicing this week! This will be the first thing I make! Stay strong, I know when things go crazy or change suddenly in my life I tend to go back to my ED. But I know you can do it!! Thanks for being such an inspiration:)
StefanieFebruary 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm (10 years ago)
I have been reading your blog for a bit over a year now without venturing to comment on anything. First off I would like to say thank you, for all of the inspiration that you give to people through your blog. Over the past ten years I have had my own health and weight problems in result, never able to maintain any stability. I had tried it all, the diets- the workouts. But I never realized that, in itself was my problem.
When I found your blog the first of your recipes that I ventured to try were your smoothies- I was hooked from then on! Afterwards I read through and learned just how wrong I was doing things before. Now, I live the rabbit food lifestyle and give my body only the best-which is what it deserves. I feel the best I ever have in my entire life, and I cant help but believe its due to a step in the rabbit direction.
I tried this as a evening boost after an early dinner and it was wonderful! So happy you are well and back to posting!!
kathrynFebruary 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm (10 years ago)
so very sorry for the loss of your friend. i knlow it feels like your heart just hurts. just remember the good and special times.
thank you for your recipe and words of love and encouragement.
FreeFebruary 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm (10 years ago)
Sorry to hear about your friend….:(
WhitneyFebruary 12, 2013 at 3:59 am (10 years ago)
I’m so, so sorry to hear about your friend. Thank you for the reminder that life is precious – and that it should be spent with the people we love.
ashleyFebruary 12, 2013 at 8:01 am (10 years ago)
im very sorry about your friend. :/ it’s so hard to lose someone you love. thank you for the reminder about what is truly important in life. my mom and grandpa are visiting me tomorrow from different states and i plan on making them your juice and enjoying every second i have with them.
thank you so much for writing your blog. your honesty is so brave and it’s helping me start to be honest with myself. thank you
angelFebruary 12, 2013 at 11:54 am (10 years ago)
Im so sorry to hear about your friend. I just found your blog and love it so far! I did have a question though, in your weight loss story you said you got down to 112 lbs during your restrictive disordered eating, did you gain some weight back once you stopped restricting? Also i love you rabbit food pyramid and read your Q & A and you said each meal is 300-400 calories and works for you so i was just curious how tall you are?
CatherineFebruary 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm (10 years ago)
Hi Angel! Thank you so much 🙂 I was stuck in a crazy restrict/binge cycle, so if I wasn’t restricting I was binging. It took me a while to get back into the routine of normal meals (not too much or too little). Oh, and I am almost 5’4! Once I started eating regular meals, my body became happy and stayed at a steady 125. If you eat healthy and good portions, your body will naturally reach a healthy weight, and this is exactly why I don’t count calories 🙂
SabrinaFebruary 13, 2013 at 9:18 am (10 years ago)
I am also very sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. It is so hard to be positive when everything around you looks grey. Thank you so much for the wonderful blog full on inspiration and recipes. I have struggled with my weight for years and years and I love that you are real about the journey of your weight loss. We all have ups and downs and you seem to have a wonderful group of supportive followers (including myself) so keep it up!!!!! Can’t wait to try these yummy recipes!
CatherineFebruary 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm (10 years ago)
Thank you so much Sabrina! I really really appreciate it. Love all of my readers so much, you guys are the best! xo
NiroshaFebruary 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm (10 years ago)
I am so sorry for you. I wish you and everyone involved lots of love and strenght. I lost my grandmother this monday and I feel so very blessed for the fact I have great friends and an amazing family. We indeed must not forget to appreciate them and tell them we live them while we still have the chance!
Lots of love
CatherineFebruary 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm (10 years ago)
Thank you so much Nirosha! xo
AshleaFebruary 21, 2013 at 8:48 am (10 years ago)
I know I’m a few days late, but I am so so sorry for your loss. It is a terrible feeling to lose someone you care dearly about. I don’t know if you’re the religious type or not but regardless, I’m praying for peace for you and his family and everyone else effected. You’re such a strong woman, thank you for continuing to be an inspiration