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[18 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 10,141 views]
My Juice Fast Results

Lots of folks have been asking me questions about the juice fast I did a few weeks ago. Here are the most FAQs:
Q: Did you go the full ten days?
A: I drank only juice for nine days and decided I’d had enough. My first non-juice meal was a glass of red wine and veggie sushi with some friends. I tried to be careful about what I ate for the first 24-hours just in case my stomach was more sensitive than usual, but didn’t have any issues.
Q: Did you lose weight? …

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[24 Feb 2012 | 21 Comments | 4,289 views]
My 10-Day Juice Feast

I’m on Day 4 of not eating. Well, I’m taking in calories, but there’s nothing to chew on or prepare. I’m on day 4 of a 10-day juice fast (or feast if you’re a glass half full kind of person), compliments of Matt Shook and David Ansel of Juicebox Austin.
Inspired by Claudia Alarcon, who wrote about her experiences with 10-day juicing on her blog, and in the Austin Chronicle, I decided to try out a juice cleanse myself.
I’ve been wanting to refocus my energies on getting healthy, and have had …

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[20 Dec 2011 | 19 Comments | 2,848 views]
Plan a Gorgeous Hill Country Wedding for Less than $1,000

If you ever decide to get engaged, and want to plan a beautiful, small, inexpensive wedding, head straight to the Chapel Dulcinea bookings page and get on their calendar. The romantic chapel has seating for 12, and the little reception area holds up to 30. I went there recently for the Monday night (I TOLD you it books up fast) wedding of my dear friend Brooke and her husband of a little over one month, Dave. Check out these pics and tell me you wouldn’t love to get married there:

The …

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[2 Dec 2011 | 15 Comments | 4,418 views]
Snap Kitchen’s Snap Commit Program

I’ve been wanting to do Snap Kitchen’s Snap Commit program ever since my friend Jessica did a similar 21-day challenge in 2010. She was able to turn the habits she learned in those 21 days into a lifestyle that she has continued over a year later. With my wedding planned for October 2012, and some family gatherings coming up in the next few months, I wanted to jump-start my pre-wedding weight loss program, and now felt like the perfect time to commit.
Full Disclosure: I approached Snap Kitchen and offered to …

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[21 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments | 1,982 views]
Weekend Getaway to Lakeway Resort and Spa

Thanks to a gift certificate provided to me by the marketing team at the Lakeway Resort and Spa, I was able to treat two of my girlfriends to an overnight getaway on a recent Saturday night. The resort is about 40 minutes from downtown Austin, but when you’re there, you feel like you’re really on vacation.
When we arrived, the folks at the front desk invited us to head down to the Back Porch for a complimentary happy hour of wine or beer. We felt like we won the lottery, especially …

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