What did I get myself into? After watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, we've invested in a Cuisinart juicer. I've been slowly getting into it the last three days, and even though I'm not exclusively juicing, I'm incredibly cranky.
America, what have you done to us? Or... what have I done to myself?
I'm a food addict.
Not just any food, either. All of the foods that aren't good for me. The fast foods, the processed foods, the easy foods. I've been doing a great job cooking at home and making sure that I know what's going in my body, but when I'm at work or when I'm snacking... forget about it.
A dialogue from yesterday while driving in the car:
George (my fiance): ... if we just list the things on Craigslist, we can put that money towards a new bedroom set.
George: We'll clean the house, and you can take pictures.
Me: Oooh! In-N-Out. They have hamburgers. And fries.
George: You know. The funny thing about you juicing is that you want to eat things you would never normally want.
Me: ... Mashed potatoes. Yams. We have leftovers from Thanksgiving.
Me: Uh. I mean. Yeah! You're right! Isn't it weird. It's like I'm suffering from withdrawals or something.
It happened like that for the rest of the day. Even if I had the juice in hand or if I was munching on the veggies, I couldn't help but think how amazing something greasy and fatty would taste. It drove me crazy. The amazing thing is that I LOVE fruits and vegetables, but just the thought of not letting myself touch something from a package or a fast food restaurant... dfjkhdsfhksjh.
I don't know how seriously I'm taking this juicing thing. I'm not going to do 60 days of juice only--I'm not ready for that kind of commitment--but maybe 5 days is good. We'll see how I feel in a few days.