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Detox Diary

Day 1
Day one started with a glass of warm lemon water. I chose to start my detox on a work day so that I would be busy at work and hopefully not think about food! My first bottle of Green Machine – consisting of cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, apple and lemon.

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It tasted quite delicious and it went down quite well. I began to feel the withdrawal symptoms from my usual morning tea but it was still bearable. It was still way too early to even think of giving up! Bottle number 2 Tangy Paradise was yummy! Consisting of pineapple, orange, mint and cucumber. The mint was really refreshing and again, this went down well.

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In between the juices, I made several visits to the toilet. By bottle number 3 (another Green Machine), I was feeling rather full and bloated and Cleansorator (number 4) was a nice refreshing change. This was lemon, agave, filtered water and cayenne pepper.

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This was my 2nd time drinking this so I was pretty used to the spice from the cayenne. Ok, dinner’s juice wasn’t great AT ALL! It consisted of beetroot, pear, carrot and ginger. It was my first time tasting beetroot and it is an acquired taste INDEED! This must have been the hardest for me. With much difficulty, I only managed to finish half a bottle. :(

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The evening finished off with a delicious, rich and creamy nut milk made from cashew nuts, agave, vanilla and filtered water. This was yummy and slightly sweet – a perfect ending to Day 1! All in all, the first day went well, I had no major cravings for food and neither did I feel hungry. :)

Day 2 & 3
Day two and three juices were exactly the same. I was quite proud of myself by day 3 that I managed to stick to the programme – and I even finished bottle 5 (beetroot) on day 3! I felt good on day 2, more energetic (partly because I slept really deeply the first night, this is apparently one of the good effects of the detox :) ). However, by the end of day 3, I was craving for solid food but thank goodness I was already nearing the end of the detox. Oh and I also shed about 1.5kg over the 3 days (which is a bonus)!

All in all, I had a successful detox with none of the major side effects I read could happen – other than the many trips to the toilet and lack of waste elimination (only once over the 3 days?!?!), I generally felt lighter and sort of recharged. The first day after the detox, I had to take it slow with normal food intake as I could feel my digestive system having to re-adjust to food again. I’m glad I did the ‘reboot’ my body needed – and I’ll definitely be doing it again! :)


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Embarking on a Juice Cleanse!

I’ve been reading up on juice cleanses for the past couple of weeks and although I am convinced of the benefits, the one thing that kept me from signing up for one was the cost. I had even considered getting my own juicer for DIY at home.

I finally took the plunge after visiting Joob and tasted one of their off-the-shelf juices. Nothing like trying one in person and seeing for myself if I can take it. Being a carnivore mostly, the thought of just vegetable and fruit juices was scary to say the least! But the owner ChoonBoon was patient and managed to allay most of my apprehension.

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The juices were delivered yesterday evening in a nice cooler bag and I was excited to get them all into my fridge. I had an early night to prepare physically and mentally for the next 3 days ahead. More from me soon!


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iPhone 5 Anyone?

The much-anticipated IP5 has launched in Singapore to the usual expected long queues. I read that people started queuing the day before, which I guess isn’t so bad if NY-ers are willing to camp out a week ahead. I don’t know if I’m tempted to get the new iPhone. With my current Galaxy SIII, I’m pretty happy with the bigger screen, option for add-on memory and the ability to change out the battery should the current one run flat. My biggest peeve is “I miss the App Store!!” Google Play still has some ways to go before catching up with the diversity and quality of apps for iOS. I don’t know, I might just opt for the new iPod touch? And it’s all the more attractive in their oh-so-snazzy and yummy new colors! :)

 

 

 

Here’s an infographic on Mashable about the iPhone 5 and the Smartphone Market. Quite interesting :)

 

So are you tempted? :)


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F1 Weekend

The Formula One race made its way to Singapore this weekend and I was lucky enough to be given a pair of tickets by a good friend. We’re not F1 followers but it was our first experience at the race and we got to catch Maroon 5 and Katy Perry. How cool!

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Can’t wait to see which acts will be coming next year!

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Oh Alice!

For those of you who own an iPad, you should really check out FiftyThree’s Paper app. It’s a cool drawing app that makes those of us who can’t draw for nuts look ‘good’. Say hello to Alice :) 

You can check out all the cool drawings made with Paper here.


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Quick Update

It’s been so long since this blog has seen an update, I feel kinda sad for it. :( But if you’re still visiting, thanks so much for sticking around. 

This past year or so has seen both the hubs and myself busy with preparing E for a big exam (in exactly a weeks’ time in fact!). Social life has been reduced to a minimum not to mention scrapping. Once the next 2 weeks are over, it’s time to reconnect with friends and hobbies! Yay! I can’t wait and will be posting about what I’ve been recently into soon! :)

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{ Happy Times }

It’s been a long time since I scrapped anything… so I’m pretty happy to get this layout done. Pictures were taken during our family holiday to Hong Kong last December.



Completing this wasn’t easy, probably because I haven’t scrapped in so long – it took me almost 3 days. I hope it gets better after this. :)

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