Sunday, May 19, 2013

I am taking action.  For a long time I talked about doing something, thought about it, and wrote about it, but now I'm doing something.  It's a small something and it doesn't feel like it's making a difference yet, but that is my problem.

I  very quickly become impatient with myself.

"I walked 2 miles two days in a row!  Why am I not thin yet?!"

That's why I give up.  Impatience.  I'm going to try to be more patient with myself and the process this time.  I've done it before.  I kept telling myself, "You can't fail if you don't give up." 

The first small change I'm making is daily juicing.  I always thought juicing was too radical, something for health kooks, but after watching Hungry for Change, (available on Netflix right now) I became inspired to add one glass of green juice a day to my diet. 
Typical daily green juice: spinach, kale, cabbage, pineapple, lemon, ginger

So far I'm not noticing any benefits.  But then, it's only day four.  Silly me, I was actually tempted to declare the practice useless.  I'll stick with it, though.

I wish it worked like magic, though.  I wish I suddenly felt energetic and no longer craved pizza and burritos. Oh, well.  I'm not giving up.


  1. The thing that most puts me off juicing is the idea of having to clean the darn thing all the time ;) Good luck with feeling more energised!

    1. The cleaning has gotten easier this week as I've settled into a routine. Still not my favorite part of it, (that, and the prep) but it's not so bad.

    2. Sooo, the only good thing is actually drinking the juice... ;D

    3. I admire your juicing thing. My blender finally burnt out, but I used to do smoothies in it. You just drink the whole darn thing, no pulp leftover! :) I really want a Vitamix, but they cost a blooming fortune and I hear they sound like VW Beetle, so I guess I will just go to Argos and buy another cheapie. x

    4. I started out using a Nutribullet, but the amount of pulp that came with what I was wanting to drink made me gag, so I was straining it, and finally gave up because it was a pain. I still like to make berry smoothies and add a little spinach, though. I use the nutribullet for that and don't mind the pulp.