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Wow... The 10,000 Lakes Festival was a blast... Grilling (too much food), drinking (too much wine), and... The music! Awesome! I had a blast. Caught a slight bug from being crammed like sardines, half naked, and covered in sweat (mine, and that of a few hundred other people...) in a crowd of a few thousand when 311 played though... What a great show! I've had little/no time for sleeping lately... Let alone blogging. Sorry! But... I'm back.
Have started using a coffee grinder to grind up golden flax seed (a tbsp. at a time) and mix it with a little juice/water/lemon juice every morning with breakfast, and every night before bed... Gets the bowels movin' and it's an excellent source of Omega fatty acids. Delicious too!
Been juicing sporadically for the past few days... 9+ hour days at work and a million other things have my head spinning... Need to take a day to relax, and get back into a routine... We type A's do well on, and almost need, a good routine!
Eating a lot more carbs as of late. Organic brown rice cakes, Ezekiel tortillas, and Ezekiel bread... Lot's of blueberries too... They're in season, and I love them! Fresh or frozen... Serve 'em up. I probably need the energy the way I've been running around like a crack head... Had a bunch of fresh cut pineapple today. The best I've had in a while to be sure. So sweet... Tasted like a pina colada! MMM..... Bromelain!
I'll get back on the menu routine soon. Just gotta get things sorted out, and set aside some time for it.
To answer a few Q's:
Coconut oil... I've read some amazing things about it. LOTS of amazing things. You'd think it was a miracle food... Ambrosia even... Tastes delicious... Smells like heaven... Anti-parasitic, antimicrobial, medium chain fatty acids, etc... The list goes on and on. But, it's an avoid! All forms of coconut actually... Lot's of people have asked Heidi, and the good Doc about this before... Perhaps new research may change it's status in the future. For now though... I treat it as it's labeled... AVOID.
Shannon... I'm glad you enjoyed the blogs. Thanks for the encouraging words. I TOTALLY know about your apparent lack of will power. I was a smoker for 6 years! I bet ya' didn't know that!!?? Did ya'! I did all kinds of stupid stuff to my body that I'm not very proud of... Used to be a bit on the husky side.... Drank too much, smoked... I'll leave out the rest. What matters is... I've done a 180!
There is a line from a 311 song that I'm very fond of: "In 1993 I was cocaine and Jim Beam, now it's 95' and I'm ginseng." Not to say that I ever used amphetamines, or even liked Jim beam, but... You get the message. You can always change! And hey! A little compliant is better that not following the BTD at all! Your leagues ahead of most people. We all have our caveats! Keep up the good work! And as far as the school thing... I study like a mad man! Reading on all sorts of naturopathic/homeopathic/alternative medicine topics. I'm into some pretty alt. stuff. Will be attending school in either San Antonio, New Braunfels, or San Marcus Texas very soon. I think I'm moving down there as soon as my apartments lease is up... Pretty Excited! It'll be a lot of hard work though... Bring it on!
Thanks to EVERYONE who writes in.... Even just to say, "Hi!" Later gang.