Sunday, July 17, 2011
What The F*ck Were We Thinking?
In a momentary lapse of any sort of rational judgement, I agreed to do the unthinkable. It's preposterous...it's ludicrous....it's a death wish...it's....
A TEN DAY JUICE FAST.
Holy hell. What was I thinking. I have never bought so much produce IN.MY.LIFE. Combined!
Now, you're probably wondering what quackery I have been up to. Really I am not one for fad diets and all that crap, but after watching Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead, Andrew and I decided to start out on a ten day juice fast, as a jumpstart to a healthy eating lifestyle.
Before you ask, yes, I may have in fact lost my mind.
But seriously though, how bad can it be? For you naysayers out there who are asking "But how will you get all your nutrients? That can't be healthy" I say to you "DID YOU SEE OUR DIET BEFORE?" We were eating all sorts of deep fried garbage. It's gotta be healthier than that!
It is currently Sunday afternoon. We are starting officially on Monday. We picked up nearly $150 worth of produce today in preparation for Monday's kickoff. I decided it would be great to have a toast today with one of the yummiest sounding juice recipes: Watermelon-Lime. I chopped and juiced the ingredients: Watermelon, lime, cucumber and carrot. Andrew downed his. I choked on mine. It was like sticking a straw into a cucumber. I know I will lose weight on this juice diet because I may wind up just dumping it all down the drain....we'll see.
For those of you interested in the contents of the kitchen table, aka: our grocery bounty....see below:
Apples (Fuji and Granny Smith)
Pears (Asian and regular)
Cabbage (Red and Green)
All in all, we spent less than we would on a "normal" grocery trip which would include tons of processed convenience foods (and we would go out to eat too). The grocery trip took far less time because we were in one department the whole friggin time. It did take the poor cashier longer because she had to weigh and type in SKU's for every....single...item. Sorry Elizabeth!!
Stay tuned for our ten day adventure. I will be sure to let you know if I have gone homicidal, or jump off the bandwagon. Andrew thinks I can do it. I think he's fucking crazy.