week two so far

Today I have a headache.

It’s one of the first days where I feel pretty healthy regarding the cough-fever-sinus thing I had going on for about a week. But I have a headache.

Pretty sure that’s a result of the no coffee I’ve had since last Monday. So 8 days ago. Not even on Sunday when I went to my mother’s for lunch to meet up with my brother and his family who are in from out of state did I have coffee.

Just to be clear: I FUCKING LOVE COFFEE.

I love so much about coffee it’s kind of scary.

But I’m choosing to try to keep it at bay.

I’m choosing to be the healthiest I can be, and I really feel like coffee drinks are hindering me from getting better results at the health thing.

All that said and done, my head hurts today and today may be the day I cave for one coffee. I’m gonna try not to, but life happens sometimes.

As for juicing, I’m still incorporating it into my every day. Sunday was the first day I’ve had meat in weeks. I’ve watched too many movies recently about the food industry and more and more I lean toward choosing to say no to meat and dairy and yes to plant-based foods.

I feel good. I feel lighter. I feel less bloated. I don’t really want shit food. THIS IS INCREDIBLE AND I WANT THESE FEELINGS TO LAST FOREVER.

I still eat, I just eat foods that are plant-based: oatmeal for breakfast; quinoa black bean veggie burger and broccoli slaw for lunch; potato for dinner. This has been very satisfying for me. And when I’m hungry outside of these times, I either drink a big glass of fresh, homemade juice and/or eat an orange or apple.

I’m enjoying eating like this but what I’m still getting used to is the prep involved to juice. It’s fucking super time consuming… figuring out what produce I have or need to pick up… figuring out which veg and fruit to clean and possibly chop… taking the time to put the juicer together and juice… storing the juice… cleaning the juicer… cleaning the kitchen. IT’S LIKE A FUCKING JOB to do this. Seriously.

Of course it probably doesn’t help that I have a slow juicer. I mean, I’m certain I have a good juicer and that I’m getting the most out of my produce with the least amount of pulp, but I also know that there are much faster juicers out there.

I just have to remind myself that I’ve spent a lifetime eating shit food and spending my time being a sloth, and taking the time to really take care of me and mine is worth it.

 

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end of week one

I’ve been quite ill since my last post. Funny, eh? Or Ironic? I don’t know and it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that I’m on the mend but it was a rough couple of days: Tuesday and Wednesday were spent primarily in bed all day fighting a fever and sleeping a lot. Yesterday I came into work nearly half day late and was so glad when the day was over. Today I was a bit late again, but not like yesterday and while I haven’t had a fever in a few days, I still feel like crap. I’m thinking bronchitis. Or just one bad mofo cold, I guess.

My juicer came yesterday and my girl and I juiced beetroot, oranges, carrots, lemon, ginger & tumeric. She was so excited to help me shove the produce in the juicer and watch the whole process unfold. I was too. And the end result? Delicious tangy goodness. Even the kid liked it!

This morning I drank a big glass of last night’s juice and will finish the rest when I get home.

As of today, I’m down 4 pounds in a week. I’ll freaking take it. I can’t wait to see what happens when I get to start working out again!