Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shake my way to good health

I don't mean exercise either. I hate exercise, always have, Mostly because I have a degenerative disease in my spine which effects my hips and legs, partly because I'm lazy. Well, hell folks, I worked forty plus years and only the last fifteen were spent at a desk job. Most of my working career had always been extremely physical.

Okay, got off the track a little. When I say I'm gonna shake my way to health I mean the health food shakes you can make at home in the blender. I'm in the middle of a mid-life crisis because I'm turning sixty at the end of this year, and my best friend has just been diagnosed with incurable cancer. Fact is I need to get healthy. I'm not dieting. Just eating healthier. Spent a fortune at the grocery store on all this kale, flax seed, yogurt, fruit and veggies, wheat spaghetti and thin sandwich rolls giving up what I love most, white spaghetti and bread. Any kind of bread, Oh, I also got a stack of those little round white pancake thingies that are good for burritos. I just stuff them with a little beans and rice, fiesta corn and jalapeno peppers.

I'm not going to beat myself up if I have a bad day either, and let the feeling that I might as well eat all I want because I've already ruined it by eating that bowl of ice cream. I'm not going to deny myself that juicy burger or pizza if the feeling comes over me. I'm just making healthier choices, burger without fries kind of thing, so I don't feel like I'm being punished.

I'm voluptuous, was born voluptuous, have spent about ninety percent of my life voluptuous and will probably die voluptuous. Who said you can't be voluptuous and not healthy? My goal, please God let me do it right this time, is to yes, lose some weight, and get off my meds. That's not unrealistic, is it?

It's been about a month so far and I feel the difference. I'm not going to let it go to my head though because I have a super long way to go. Honestly, I don't care if I only lose twenty-five or fifty pounds as long as I feel better and I get off the meds.
First health shake I've ever made. It tastes as bad as it looks. Well, it should. I had no idea what I was doing. Three cups of fresh kale, four tablespoons of organic flax seed and some other crap. lol I tried to blend it dry, didn't know you were supposed to add liquid to it. Finally added some milk. Forced myself to drink the whole thing down. Been picking kale out of my teeth ever since! Have gotten much better at it! Now I add fruit, ice and water, I find I like it better if it's more like a drink and less like a thick shake.

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