The Day I’ve Waited All Year For

23 05 2012

I have looked forward to this day for nearly a year now. One of the happiest days of the year – free Slurpee day! One glorious day a year 7-Eleven gives back to their customers by offering a free 7.11oz Slurpee. The size is surely measly but for those of us who plan it out properly, there is a wondrous fruity bounty to collect.

And so it was with great joy that I began preparing for this day 10 months ago. I would hit every 7-11 in a nearly 75 mile range, consuming liters of the sugary goodness for FREE!!

Except I won’t be. At roughly 20 grams of sugar per small serving, it’s free sugar diabetes with a straw. Getting really sick back in September fully opened my eyes to to how unwise it is to go on these sugar consuming excursions. As it turns out staph infection loves sugar. It practically breeds in the stuff. So it was goodby to sugar and other artificial sweeteners. I’ll stick with foods naturally containing sugar and forgo the rest.

Instead of having my free Slurpees,I started my day with freshly made pineapple, apple, banana, kiwi, blueberry, kale juice. Not as easy as grabbing a Slurpee from the local “Sev” but super energizing and very tasty. Long after the sugar crash from a Slurpee would have taken it’s toll, I’m still plugging away.

It’s a new world and frankly, I don’t miss the old one.





Let Food Be Thy Medicine

21 01 2012

I’m not trying to get preachy.  I’m certainly not trying to push a vegetarian or vegan diet on anyone.  Meat is enjoyable for many of us.  God knows I’d still be eating meat, donuts, bread, candy, etc if I could get away with it.  But it’s not possible right now and frankly I feel so good now (most of the time) , that I’m not sure if I’ll go back to the standard American diet at all.  I can definitely envision a nice steak now and then or sushi but beyond that, I’m not so interested.  I’m not trying to ram a lifestyle change down anyone’s throat.  I’m not interested in saving all of the tasty cows of the world, although saving some is a nice benefit for me personally.  I’m just simply suggesting that if you suffer from medical conditions or fear that you may, a change in diet could be the quickest, simplest, most healthy way to turn things around.  Alright, time to go shovel some snow.  i’ve been slacking lately with walking so I need to get serious and refocus.  Enjoy the weekend, friends.








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