Sometimes, I get hungry and one juice that always turns off the hunger wars in my system is a few oranges and carrots, usually two or more. I just go it by ear or taste buds. If the orange is large then I use one. If they are on the smallest side, I use two. If I am a raging dragon of hunger, I use more too. I use the same measurements for carrots. It does the trick every time.
Maybe, I am discovering the real reason for eating in the first place and that is to nurture my physical body. I drank coffee because I felt a part of the human race. I have been consuming the advertizing that goes with different foods. I drank tea because it felt as if I was part of a British tea party. I am a bit of a Anglophile so I felt comfortable with the mystique of a pot of tea. I drank carbonated drinks such as Pepsi and Coke because I felt part of the younger crowd. I was a member of the band, so to speak, of others around the nation and world. I don't even watch television much and yet I had all of those advertisements in my mind. To be honest, that sucks.
Organic produce is expensive, however when I went to the doctor yesterday, the nurse took my blood pressure only once. Generally, when your blood pressure is a bit high, they take it again. I usually have it taken more than once. My blood sugar measured 99 in my last blood work. I started having a level of 145 which classified me as a diabetic. The last time it was measured, the level has been 110. I tried to tell people at the hospital that I don't think I am a diabetic but to no avail. (Have you noticed that when you say anything to a medical provider, they automatically discount what you say. The program, House, doesn't help when House says everyone lies. I think no one believes you because it makes their job easier if everyone is put into little boxes of expectations-theirs not yours.)
I was not weighed and I am glad as I am no longer weighing myself in the morning or any other time. I have been losing, but I get a little antsy if I don't show some loss everyday.
I have been making an effort to dress better than I have been doing in the past. I used to wear sweat pants and a tee-shirt when I went out to places. Now, I still wear them around the house, but I make an effort to be more attentive to my appearance when I go out. I have doctors' appointments a few times a month and I go out on trips with the seniors. I don't get to take all of the trips that are offered because they fill up quickly. I missed going to see a lighthouse on the coast this month because it filled up before I could sign up. I always get a lot of exercise when I go out with the seniors. This month I am going to the Portland Art Museum and some sort of Spaghetti Factory. They always go by public transportation so I also learn how to use it. There is no cost to the seniors on these trips except what we buy for lunch.
My doctor does not approve of my juicing. I think she did not know what juicing is all about. She is a resident doctor who will be around for a short time. I am hoping I get someone who is more knowledgeable next time. I remember a time when none of my doctors knew anything about celiac disease. Now, they do. In the meantime, I am continuing on my juicing adventure and fine tuning it as I go along.