Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just Checkin' in

I've been working lots of hours lately and haven't had time to really process my thoughts. The bar I work at is a tough place to be raw vegan in. People don't have any grasp of the concept at all. I can tell them about it four times and they still look at me in horror when I tell them I don't eat meat. My family came up for lunch the other day and I fixed my wife a salad, explaining to my work-mates that she is raw-vegan and one of them said "oh, I'm sorry. Is she weak and feeble." No. I explained to him that she has a hypothyroid condition and that we wanted to follow a generally healthier lifestyle. I saw the sadness in his eyes as I told him I hadn't eaten meat since Christmas and I felt that he truly felt sorrow for me. If I couldn't eat meat how could I ever enjoy life. Why even get up in the morning? Maybe I need to get up earlier to find me a different job. But would that really solve anything.

People don't understand because first of all they find it impossible to believe someone could maintain health without eating carcinogins. This seems to be the very flaw in thinking that keeps our country obese and hooked on pharmaceuticals. It's a 'mob rules' type of mentality.

Should I care about what these people think about my diet? No. And I shouldn't feel like I need to make excuses for it. I eat this way because I want to.

If you don't like it you can kiss my greens.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Placemat NRCR

Neglect to nurture and to teach and feed
Respect what can happen when we just let it bleed
Conceal the emotion and the love down deep
Reveal consequences of seeds sown, now reap

Neglect to be the one who teaches the rules
Respect the courts decision in the house of fools
Conceal history and biological truths
Reveal lies hidden in the souls of shoes

Neglect to pass on a basic knowledge of health
Respect when the cancers eat away at wealth
Conceal health costs wrapped up in ice cream
Reveal that it's real and none was a dream

Neglect to move forward and not stay in the past
Respect where your elders have visited last
Conceal nothing more as it eats up your heart
Reveal that the plan is for a brand new start

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time flies

I hadn't realized until just this minute that I haven't posted in over a week. My 3-day juice went pretty good but right after I was back to my old tricks. It's hard to break bad habits when you've been around for several decades but I really need to because I don't feel like I'm making the progress I should be. I have lost 40 lbs and am down to 220. That's great! But it could be better if could only stop drinking coffee and alcohol. I think I'll concentrate on the alcohol and then try to drop the coffee.

On day I'll be in great shape bcause I'm not going back to that cooked poison again.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Health Kick

I'm starting a 3-day juice fast today to cleanse my body and mind as well as give my digestive/eliminative organs a break. I need my battery recharged.

Lots of physical activity and mental stress combined with some alcohol consumption has me feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. I'll use this oppurtunity to try to get off the coffee too.

I'll keep it simple and cheap. Orange and grapefruit in the AM. Carrot, beet, spinach or apple celery the rest of the day.

I'll take a nut mylk bag to work with me to make any necessary juices there.