Thursday, May 30, 2013

Juicing.....My new way of trying to get healthy

They say, you are what you eat.  I love vegetables but I do not eat as much as I would like.  Before I got married I was a total grazer.  Meat was my side dish and vegetables were my main food group.  Since the Chief is a meat and potato man, I find myself cooking and eating like him.  Not any more!!!  I got myself a Juicer.  I was watching the Dr. Oz show, when I saw Joe Cross 3 day weekend juice cleanse. He was 100 pounds overweight, on multiple prescription drugs and suffering from an autoimmune disease.  He wrote a book called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead".  When he was on the Dr. Oz show, he said he juiced across America and lost 100 lbs. in five months.  That is when I got my juicer.  Not that I am going to loose 100 lbs. or even Juice across America, as much fun as that sounds. I am just looking to take in alot of vegetables.  It has been about three weeks and my favorite juice is a gazpacho.  It is like a spicy tomato juice.  It has  3 tomatoes, 2 stalks of celery, 1 red bell pepper, 1/2 red onion, 1 cucumber, 1/2 lemon, 1 cup of parsley and 1 inch of ginger. It would be very difficult for me to eat all those vegetables in one sitting.  Even when I was a total grazer. At some point you get tired of chewing.  I have to say,  I can feel the difference between drinking and eating the vegetables. It is known that liquids are digested and the nutrients they contain are absorbed more quickly than those in solid foods.  The juicer extracts all the liquid vitamins from fruits and vegetables, discarding the fiber.  I am on the road to infusing myself with lots of vitamins from vegetables and fruit.

I make half the above portion for breakfast and the other half portion for mid morning snack.  
the Juicer is a Breville Juice Fountain Duo.  The Duo means that the machine can puree as well.  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cub Scouts went to a Baseball Game

This is the first time I have ever been to The Suns Baseball Game.  Last year I decided to stay home when the Chief took The Cisco Kid and met the Cub Scout there.   They said it was so much fun, so this year I thought I would give it a go.  On the way to the game we picked up one of The Cisco Kids friends. They had such a blast on the way there.  Once we got there they walked in the parade on the field, they ate ball park hotdogs and cotton candy.  The Chief took them to the souvenir shop and they got baseballs and baseball cards.  The Suns team won and they ended the game with fireworks. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

RAIN...RAIN...and more RAIN

We are on day three of nothing but torrential downpours.  Everything is flooded.  We had to turn on the back flow nozzle to prevent the pool from overflowing.  All the grounds around The Cisco Kids School are like ponds.  I drove The Cisco Kid to Karate yesterday after school and all the roads were flooded.  Cars were pulled over because they had stalled out driving through the deep waters.  Tree are falling over because the ground is so saturated.

With all that said there is nothing left to do but (as the Chief would say)  hunker down and play video games.

The cat is having a love / hate relationship with this weather.  He loves it outside, but hates that when a squirrel runs by, he has to run out in the rain to chase it.  He is not happy right now.  He is looking at me through the window wondering when I am going to let him in.  But as soon as I do that, he want to go right back out.   


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