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It’s Sunday morning and I’m preparing for the NFL games that are about to air.  I thought I’d take this forum to discuss a new hobby that I just developed…and then subsequently have already stopped.  That new hobby is the art of juicing vegetables into a healthy drink.  As most of my hobbies develop this one came after I watched a documentary on juicing.  The title of the documentary is Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  It’s about a guy who has a skin condition that presents itself as a rash that just doesn’t go away.  It’s hidden behind clothes and has just been an irritant for him for a large part of his adult life.  After seeing doctor after doctor without relief he decided to take matters into his own hands.  This alone was not the reason for this change is health habits.  He found himself over weight after years of eating unhealthily.  He decided what better way to  detoxify then to go on a juice fast.  His juice fast journey started in NY for 30 days after which he spent the next 30 days driving across the US.  It was a fascinating story after which he lost a ton of weight, his skin condition cleared up and he helped some others start their journey on their road to health.

Vegetables

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Great story, right?  I am totally in to this new lifestyle choice.  Sold.  Count me in.  That was Friday night.  Saturday morning, after a listing appointment, I found myself in Denver with some time on my hands.  I sought out a Whole Foods Market…specifically their juice bar inside.  Of all the choices they had to offer I selected the one with the biggest bang for my buck.  They had offerings paired with orange juice and other fruits…but I am totally in and all over the vegetable juice diet.  Because, as shown in the documentary, I can eat three bushels of vegetables in 12 ounce glass (my math might be a bit fuzzy).  The one I choose was called Goddess.  That should have said to me…dude, pass on that one…but I dove in.  It was a beet, parsley, carrot and something else concoction.  I’m sure it tasted as it was supposed to although to my untrained new vegetable seeking taste buds…it was gross.

So, my story is now…I used to be a juicer…but that hobby has passed.

Seriously, I am now reviewing juice makers to find one that will handle my ‘weekend warrior – juice guy’ mentality.  I’m looking at recipes too that offer some fruit-ness since I believe that will help.  When  you find yourself with some time go check out that documentary and see if it sparks a new (albeit temporary) hobby.

What kind of hobbies have you started on a whim and have stuck to or have you found yourself looking for another?

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