Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Preparation (Day -9)

The plans are in place, the supplies have been ordered.  My new juicer has arrived.  I’ve decided to name her Suri.  I’m certain she’ll be a Scientologist.  Speaking of juicer, I’d rather not refer to this as “juicing”, because that just sounds diiirty. 

I’ve gotten my support network on tap.  I’ve even managed to get a few folks willing to try this with me with varying levels of commitment.  For example, Fat Walt’s husbear, Diminutive Ken, has committed to a minimum of three hours.  Jed has committed to 7 – 10 days.  My co-workers Nn and CO have also committed.  I’m a little concerned about Nn and CO doing this with me, because we only have one bathroom at the office and I’m worried it’s going to be occupied a LOT.
Additional preparations include starting little things now so the entire experience isn’t so overwhelming when it begins.  For example, last night the family of fattys went on a walk together.  Granted, it was less than a mile (0.91 miles), but that was all the chihuerrier and children with attention spans of a gnat could manage before beating my last nerve.  Still, it burned 206 calories, which is more than I burned watching the second half of the Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion show.  Baby steps, baby.  Baby steps.

I also finished off the 12-pack of Lone Star in the fridge.  I didn’t want it taunting me when I started this thing.  Tonight I’ll start throwing stuff in the fridge away to make room for all the juices and fruits and veggies.  Tomorrow, I plan to cut my coffee intake by half for two days, then in half again for two days, and then eliminate it completely.  I don’t want to have to give up my beloved Lone Star, coffee, and FOOD all on the same day.  That rage wouldn’t be good for ANYone. 
Last night also marked the return to the Wii Fit.  Not for exercise, mind you.  The batteries in our scale were dead, so we had to get on the balance board to weigh ourselves.  It was, in a word, SHOCKING. 

Tonight and through Saturday I will be doing some tester juice recipes.  Sunday I will be making carne guisada…because I’m already struggling with saying good-bye to delicious tortillas.   

2 comments:

Walt said...

Twinsies! That's the exact same paper weight Ken has. The identical one!

Val French said...

Hey, it's been a while! I am watching the documentary now, and am finding it relevant to my interests. Good luck on Monday!!

Especially with the coffee - a couple years ago, I quit caffeine for a weeklong challenge, and that was a bitch and a half.