I think it was while I was watching an "Oprah" show when I still liked the show [and it was still on before she purchased the
world station] when I saw Kris Carr who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer eight years ago. She was drinking this cocktail of all fruits and veggies. I always wondered what this concoction was like? I had no idea that you needed a juicer.
I get really hooked on reading anything about "whole living" or "raw foods" or healthy lifestyles. When Dateline was featuring their little story about Al Roker having a little "duty" in his underwear after his bypass surgery, he was seen drinking one of these green drinks.
"I have always wanted to drink a ton of fruits and vegetables," I told Tattoo Tim on Sunday night, 1/6/2013.
"We need a juicer for it," he told me.
"We do? I just thought we threw it in the blender." I said
"I have been wanting one," Tatoo Tim said.
"Great! I'll get one!"
And 30 minutes later, I placed our order via Williams Sonoma for this baby! A Breville Juice Fountain Plus.
On 1/10/2013, it was here!
My new hobby!
Not only have I been juicing, I've been reading, researching and even literally dreaming about this thing. Honest to God, I had a dream about my beloved juicer last night.
First I watched a documentary called Fat Sick and Almost Dead. Joe Cross was 309 pounds when he juiced for 60 days and shed some major pounds. The documentary style is nothing more than a Michael Moore film. There are two things I really loved about the film.
1) Joe Cross is a very successful Australian businessman and he goes out of his way to help others. He's simply a really nice dude. He could be a cocky a-hole but he's not.
2) He helps a 429 pound obese truck driver completely redo his lifestyle and it made me think a little differently about obese people.
The other thing I love about my Breville Juice Fountain Plus is that coincidentally, this is the juicer Joe Cross uses in the film.
While I do not need to do a juice fast, I feel better about loading up on all these nutrients. I am always focused on getting the recommended fruit/veggie serving, there's nothing like drinking a glass full of spinach, kale, apples and pears. And it tastes good.
I'm still experimenting with various combos. I am currently sipping on a kale/apple/carrot blend.
Oh Yummy! I can't wait to make my dad try this!
And I had a juicing crisis on day 2. My food pusher got jammed and I could not get it out. After doing a lot of online research, I found the best way to get it out is to call a man. Now while this goes against one of my original rules, I like to do things fast. [Tim was out of town, by the way]. My girlfriend came over and tried peanut butter and warm soapy water. She had another idea while I dialed a dude and he came over and pulled it apart in 5 seconds. So the moral of this story is to rely on a man when needed for handy work. They were both rewarded with a carrot/pear/apple juice from the Breville and a homemade lemon square made by yours truly.
My life sure is exciting these days, isn't it? So now that I have posted twice in 2013 [!], I really, really hope I have inspired you to eat your fruits and veggies and get your heart rate up.
Once my family is up for it, I am going to hit them up for a burpee challenge. An idea I got from a friend!