Sunday, February 12, 2012


I've been feeling a bit "sluggish" over the past couple of months. I haven't been exercising as much as usual - read: at all - and I've been eating a bit too much

Then the other night I got motivated. On late night TV, there was a documentary called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". It was a film made by Australian, Joe Cross, who decided it was time he got healthy, so started a trek across America drinking nothing but vegetable and fruit juice. For 60 days. You can read about him here

I was impressed with his determination, not to mention his ability to have nothing but juice for that 2 months. But by the end of the journey he'd not only inspired many others to join him, but had regained his health. His illnesses had disappeared, he was off medication, he had the energy to start exercising again and he'd lost a lot of weight. I thought great idea!

Not for 60 days, but for 5 to start off with. So that's what today is. Day one of my juicing mission.

I've got an old juicer that I've had for about 20 years and it still works fine. I bought some extra fruit and veggies and I started juicing.

My first concoction consisted of: carrot, celery, apple and cucumber . It was a rainbow and it was delicious

There's a lot of the pulp left over...

So that all went to the chooks.

This afternoon I'm adding some orange and cantaloupe to the mix ...and tonight for dinner, I'm making a pumpkin and cauliflower soup. Yes, I'll be cooking that one, pumpkin juice just doesn't do it for me

There's nothing hard about this because the juice is really delicious. We'll see how I go after five days though. Hopefully the spring in my step will be back and I'll be motivated to start exercising again.

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  1. Oh I wish I could be that strong! Driving home from work yesterday I was thinking how I need to eat some really healthy food. As soon as I got home Lyndon suggested we eat pizza for dinner. I said yes and ended up stuffing myself. No self control around cheese!
    Good on you! Do you read Table Tonic blog? She always eats the most healthy juices and salads.

  2. Oh Sarah, thanks for the tip about Table Tonic. I'll check it out.
    I haven't had much self control in the past but I'm thinking if I don't start now, I never will. Here's hoping I can stick to it.

  3. Good on you... You can do it, just think that you're doing it for yourself. Just thinking, I wonder if you will experience headaches for a day or so if you usually have sugar (other than from fruit) and caffeine? If so, push through, it will be worth. :)

    1. Sarah, I think I'll be OK as far as headaches are concerned because I don't eat a lot of sugar and only have one coffee a day. Hopefully I'm right.:)
      I'll let you know how I go

  4. Glad you are having some soup as well... juice is full of vitamins but it's also high in sugar and low in fibre. Good luck with getting healthy - I'm doing similar in small but steady ways, but really need to increase (well, start!) some exercise.

    1. Melissa, I know what you mean about the exercise. I'm just plain lazy I think. I will get around to it, but am not quite motivated enough. Just yet.
      The juice I'm making is mainly veggie with an apple, pear or orange added. It's quite nice.

  5. Good on you for getting healthy - great motivation for the rest of us!
    Melissah from Country Style Chic


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