Friday, September 19, 2014

Things I Can't Live Without

There are a lot of things that make day to day living a pleasure and then there are some that I can’t live without like:
Our Breville juicer—I use it every morning.  I make enough veggie/fruit juice to last for the day and drink it for breakfast with yogurt and granola, and for lunch with a hand full of nuts and maybe a piece of cheese.  Dinner is a regular meal like meat and vegetables and salad.  I have stopped drinking Coke or any soft drinks (two weeks) and have had no chocolate or extra sugar except the natural sugar in the juice (also two weeks).  Do I feel different?  Oh yeah!! I have a lot more energy and I am stunned that I have not once craved Coke or chocolate.  Amazing!  My favorite juice is something I call green magic:  kale, spinach, celery, broccoli, half a lime and a whole pineapple. Yum.

Of course I can’t live without knitting.  I can, however, live without “getting gauge” as evidenced by the fact that my lacy mitts are too big.  WAY TOO BIG!   

I have put them aside because I need to spend my time on the blanket sweater anyway.  The sweater is going to be my go-to jacket this fall and winter.  I love the weight of it even though it is getting too heavy to carry with me.  I have 30 more increase rows before I start the body.  I will feel a real sense of accomplishment when that happens and know it will be finished in time for cold weather.  Right now it still feels iffy.
I can’t live without my grandchildren.  They are a fun group of kids and near grown-ups.  They talk to their grandma and grandpa almost daily, and go places with us.  Granddaughter #1 is running in the Chicago Marathon for the second year, and we are so proud of her.  She is a beautiful runner and dedicated to her training as is her father.  Amazing—my son has become a runner, and in the process has lost 70 pounds.  Running will do that to you. I wish I had the stamina!

Last but not least, I can’t live without my pup-kids.  Macy and Max give us love and fun that we wouldn’t want to miss.  We are lucky fur-parents!

Life is good.


Nancy said...

What a great post. I know several people that love juicing, but I doubt that I could sustain the habit. Glad to hear you are feeling better and have kicked the soda habit. Sadly, I have not. ;o(

SissySees said...

I juice some, but Gretchen hates the noise and I have to be in the mood for a cold meal replacement.

Kudos to your runners! I want to do the local 10 miler, but my body seems happiest under 6 miles. I'm cross-training more and stretching lots and lots, so there's hope... but I'm also ready to be happy that I can run at all.

Love Macy's jacket, but can't wait to see yours!

kathy b said...

Awww ….a wonderful post. SO happy for your new way of eating and feeling great!!! Your grands are so pretty!

The pups, Well they are too too cute .
Keep us posted on your sweater process. Love the plan!

elns said...

You have many wonderful joys. I don't get gauge either. hehe.