Change that fills you
Starting weight : 263.8 end of Feb. 2014
current weight : 237.8 and dropping daily.
Running distance at end of Feb 2014 : 0
Current running distance : 1.8km daily
I have one major goal in life, that is to feel full all of the time. Now then, if I apply that to life before juicing you can imagine how the outcome would be, exactly as it was…over weight and headed for a heart attack. So of course the whole idea of a diet repulses me, who would't be repulsed by the prospect of starving to death every day, not to mention the mere thought of running on an empty stomach. So there you have it, dieting is not for me. Never was and never will be.
Introduce the Breville Juicer and a healthy mix of mostly green leafy veggies, celery, spinach, that sort of thing with a minor mix of fruit such as pineapple, oranges and apples. You can adjust that mix however you prefer but thats what works for me. Make enough juice to last you the day and have as many a day as keeps you feeling satisfied. If you need more substance, and I sure do, add some flavoured or non flavoured plant based protein powder to your drinks, that will make you feel full for long periods.
Add to that a good dose of 40 mn a day of walking, then as your body allows you, mild running, or any good and fun daily exercise. I don't believe in diets, did I mention that before? I do believe in good food and good exercise. The two are an unbeatable recipe for health and well being.
Do you long for better health? Are you hungry for change? See your doctor, get a juicer, start walking…you will be healthier. You will be happier.
Who says eating healthy is boring? I never really ever believed that myself but I was never keen on drinking liquified grass. In fact I've seen other people do it but for me it was just not going to happen.
What I didn't realize is just how awesome it tasted (not grass, but the usual green suspects, like kale, broccoli, celery, etc, etc) when you juice in one nice tasting fruit into the mix. Take the drink on the last, for example. Mostly sweet potato, carrots, and celery, but I mixed in a quarter of a pineapple and a thin slice of ginger. Oh yeah, now we're talking! What a nice drink! If you want to give it a little more substance then drop in a tsp of chia, or protein powder. That will not only fill you but it will energize you all morning long.
The green dink in the back is a nice mix of only green vegetables with another slice of pineapple just to make it not yucky, you see? Perfect.
You have to pack them into sealed glass containers so the juice doesn't loose it's precious goodness through the day. Some say it's good for a couple of days but I like to make a fresh mix daily. Don't want to waste any of this potent life saver.
I for one suggest that juicing is not for everyone. No, but if you are like me and are desperate and determined to change your body…go for it. Consult your doctor if you have any underlying health issues for certain, but if you can begin safely, you won't regret this.
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Friend or foe of my body
To many of you this bottle of green juice looks like a simple yucky nasty green drink. I would have thought so too just four months ago. But as of a month ago this yucky bottle of green juice packed with broccoli, spinach, kale, one apple, four strawberries and a half lemon has become the military grade attack on everything that is already nasty and yucky inside this body of mine.
I cannot say enough about how offensive the ingredients of bread, butter, cereal, burgers, fries, potatoes and the like are to my body and yours. I don't wish to expand on that here, but suffice to say that my body has undergone a dramatic change since I cut all that junk out and adopted a green/veggie/nuts/fruits intake. My skin is so much clearer. My weight has been dropping at a rate of about a pound a day and the best part is my energy level. Since the three days of caffein cleanse I have been liberated from it and now I thrive on the simple but powerful naturally occurring energy that my body gets from the whole foods I now consume.
I've said it before, here again: I'm not in this to loose weight. It's not a diet. There is not a diet known to man that doesn't deprive and make you just want more of what you are trying to get away from. I'm not on a diet. I'm on a journey to change.
I was one bacon and eggs meal away from a heart attack when I decided it had to change. Thank God it did.
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The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.