Two months have passed since my youngest daughter
Meghan received her "bestest" gift
at Christmas from
her older sister (that is how she described
it when she opened the Breville juicer).
Now before I get on to my own purchase of one,
I need to explain
about this daughter and her healthy eating outlook.
Meghan is my child who was always sick
when she was younger.
She went through several bouts
and she spent two stays
in the hospital in respiratory distress.
One time I thought she was going to die.
She was later diagnosed with
asthma and allergies.
When she was little I could control the activities
she participated in. It was a completely different ball game when she got into college.
She didn't let an illness stop her even though
as a mother I worried myself sick over some of the
things she did as an adult.
One thing she did was to enroll in Jujitsu classes.
That is her on the right when she was a winner
at the Arnold Schwarzenegger
Martial Arts Tournaments in Columbus Ohio.
Then of course there was the time she jumped
into November's ice cold
Lake Erie waters with a friend and that friend's mom.
There is a newspaper article complete with photo,
I just don't have it handy.
It made the front page of the Port Clinton newspaper.
Then there was several years ago
when she decided to go sky diving.
All is well with mom when her child has their feet firmly planted on the ground, but........
what fun is it to keep your feet on the ground when
you can do this....
She is my marathon runner and has a slew of metals
to show for it. She has been all over the United States.
She will be running the New York City Marathon this fall. She already ran a short marathon in New York City......
and her dad and I didn't even know she went alone,
(she will be the death of me yet).
This pic was not of that race, but another one here in Ohio
with a couple of friends from her work.
Okay, I have gotten a bit off track here....
and you are all probably wondering what is the point of all this...
the Christmas gift was a Breville juicer. The point is,
my sickly daughter through good food choices and physical activity
has not had an asthma attack in years,
nor spent any time in a hospital (knock on wood).
And I am seeing more and more about the benefits of juicing.
Just recently I visited Simply Joolz at her blog here and she posted
about her new Breville Juicer and had an interesting trailer by Aussie Joe Cross entitled "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead".
I think this is well worth your time to check out this video.
Just scroll down to her Feb. 13th, 2012 post.
So now I have heard from 3 different sources
just how wonderful this all is.
I am determined to make some major changes in my eating habits.
I found myself on Amazon with my card points over $83 dollars
worth and I decided to put them towards my juicer.
Two days ago it arrived, wow, that was fast!
I took it out of the shipping box.
I opened the top flaps and peeked inside.
I grabbed the instruction booklet.
Oh boy, another something new to learn all about.
I skimmed over the instructions.
The next day (yesterday) we had an all day trip to Michigan.
The juicer was still in the box.
We came home after 6pm and I eye-balled the box
still sitting in the living room.
I was just too darn tired to even attempt concentrating
on the instructions.
I will, honest I will, wash the newness off of it and
juice up that fruit in the bowl.
It is time to stop running with a soda can in my hand
and grab onto healthy. I know all about
weight gain and weight loss.
I know all about good foods and unhealthy foods.
I know all about food choices and moderation.
I know all about lifetime commitments and back sliding.
I know how it feels to take in a breath before you bend over to
tie your shoes.
I know all about being tired of being tired.
I know all about diabetes,
it reared it's ugly head about 5-6 years ago.
And to add insult to injury hypertension hopped on board.
I know all about size 8 clothes all the way up to size2x.
I know, I know,
that is like your hips living in two different time zones, lol.
I hate exercise, but I know it is necessary.
When I think of running I associate the jaunt to the fridge to stick my head in and check out what isn't nailed down.
I recall when I quit smoking, I gained 10 pounds every year for 6 years.....a whopping 60 pounds!!!!
I know that a person should not live to eat,
but eat to live.
Weight Watchers......back in my early 30's,
I lost 90 pounds in a year on that program.
It took me a year to loose it
and another year to gain it back,
and then some.
Honestly, I love that program,
but not so sure about the points and if I would like them although my oldest daughter lost 40 pounds using the points plan.
I did it back in the day when you had to eat liver
once a week or take a vitamin tablet
to compensate for hatred of liver.
I could handle that, I love liver.
I rest my case.
So I will weigh myself in the morning.
This gal has plenty of pounds to shed,
and needs to get back into the mind set of healthier eating.
I have a grandson coming soon,
I need to be able to keep up with him.
What better way than to get juiced.
I will keep you posted on my progress.