Veggies…

What is your take on vegetables??

Ron Swanson

Things with faces!

That’s my take…  Yes, some vegetables are great… like potatoes. But honestly I would live on meat and protein if I could. BUT, my love for anything biological has me beat there because you need a healthy balanced diet to be… well… healthy, DUH! And aren’t we all about being healthy? YES… Yes we are (sigh). Chill, this is not a post about some diet or something, it’s just a thought I had. An analogy. Metaphor, for the literate type. Picture, for the non-literary type. 

I read an article once about what foods help with the digestion of other foods in the system.  Turns out that our green sprouty frenemies (veggies) are quite the little helpers. I can’t remember the combinations, but they exist. Veggies and fruit build up the immune system and are packed with vitamins and minerals that are basically the weapons that Immune uses to fight Bacteria, Infection and DEATH in the Great War of the Digestion. So as you can imagine, chowing down on a stick of celery or eating an onion like Shrek, will help. Yes, protein has its hand in the battle also, but as WAY TOO MANY vegetarians will testify, it’s not that important. Protein is like Merry and Pippin in LOTR… they just make the story interesting. 

Merry & Pippin, Lord of the Rings, LOTR

I might be doing a great injustice to them… I will surely here it from die-hard LOTR fans.

Ok, so getting to my analogy/metaphor/picture. I think that God has had me on a spiritual Daniel fast for a LOOOOOOOOOO *breathe* OOOOOOOOOOONG time. Lemme ‘splain to you. You know how you (and by “you” I mean “I”) enjoy meat, and all things meaty? Well I see the meat on the plate as the good stuff of life, sunshine and daisies, hearts and happy songs. So when good stuff happens in my life it’s as if God braai’d up a big juicy Texan steak. But, I think that maybe he has been building up some spiritual vitamins and minerals by giving me fruit and veg as a main dietary option. The meat is there, in the form of mince, mixed with a whole bag of mixed frozen veg over a bowl of rice once a month. (Over exaggeration level: 1000) 

Texan Steak, curry

Texan wins every time!!!

I can’t help but think that something awesome has to be around the corner, cos I have been building spiritual muscle by climbing a huge mountain and getting healthy and detoxing by eating veg all the way.  Surely that makes sense? Cos even in the midst of all the bad stuff, God is still doing a good thing. He is still feeding me, just different stuff. Ok, before you jump up and say that bad things don’t come from God, I KNOW! I am not saying that veggies are bad and I am not saying that the opposite of good in my analogy/metaphor/picture is bad. I am simply saying I think God has an amazing plan… and I pray he will reveal it.

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Weighty Roller Coaster

“You are looking good!” “Have you lost weight?” “What is different?” “What did you change?” I don’t care if you are a male, female, shemale, child, moody teenager, forgetful granny or grumpy old emphysemic landlady. Hear any of those sentences in conjunction with each other and something inside you does a fist pump. Why? Because that’s how we are built, how we are made. I think from the time we are small we are made to want attention and approval. From the random squiggles, that turns out to be a chicken with a shark in its mouth, running across hot coals toward a rainbow, that we draw for our parents only to hear them say, “Wow, you drew this all by yourself. Such a clever girl.” To the little boy almost giving himself whiplash as he kicks a ball to impress his dad. We grow up to want to hear good things about ourselves, to hear that someone, somewhere notices us. Dylan Moran has a funny piece…

Only watch the first 30 seconds or so, also true to Youtube I got distracted… I found this little gem…  there is a new Channing Tatum movie coming out in July 2014. He is blond, bearded and has pointy ears. Mila Kunis is the love interest. Check the trailer for Jupiter Ascending. 

Channing Tatum, Jupiter Ascending

Hmm… don’t quite know how I fee… LIES!!! He is still damn good looking.

Anyway, getting back to it, in the last 2 months I have lost a noticeable amount of weight. Noticeable only because my pants are needing belts, my 14 year old nephew asked if I had lost weight (come on, what teenage boy would ask that, unless it was slap-in-the-face noticeable) and well lots of people have commented. People are commenting and it’s positive and I like it, cos I was made that way. Who wouldn’t like that?

Roller coaster, weight,

Looks fun…

It has been a roller coaster though, I came back from holiday in January 2kg’s heavier and then lost that plus 5 more in less than a month, then picked up 4 and then lost 2 again, and I can probably tell you what I have been doing differently but it couldn’t have been THAT significant to make me lose about 5 kg’s in noticeable weight (the 5kg’s are recently in the last 2 weeks). Yes there was this one week where I lost 4kgs in 3 days, but I knew what I did there. And I had only started 2014’s bootcamp last week so it couldn’t have been that either. I am even eating white bread (GASP I know). Please don’t feel the need to preach to me about healthy eating and the health hazard to losing such a lot in such little time. I know, and it’s not like I have a disorder, like I said, I don’t know what it is, and I am not fighting it.

Joy, Nehemiah

Nehemiah 8:10b

Honestly, I couldn’t give a hoot what it was. The fact that I feel good and look different enough for people to notice is all the motivation I need to just carry on carrying on. This year doesn’t feel any better than last year yet, but I am happy in myself and I am spending more time with the giver of joy so who gives? The joy of the Lord is my strength… who knows maybe I am laughing the weight off… YES PLEASE!!!

So tell someone today that they look handsome, beautiful, good, different, happy. It might be that one positive thing in a bucket of negative things that turn it all around.

Bootcamp… Buttcamp

Have to…

TweeGirls EenBlog

You guys know all about Jane’s workout routine and I thought I would stick to the theme by sharing my workout stuffs with you. I am an in no way one of THOSE!!! Oh you know what type I am talking about. Seriously, type WOD into the search of WordPress and see what comes up. Yeah… anymahoo.

I do bootcamp twice a week for one hour at a time at a private type gym that is fully kitted out for crossfit. This gym is close to Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Ruimsig. Hopefully I will be able to bootcamp 3 times a week as I used to play action netball as well but have had to stop for this year. In my mind bootcamp is the retarded younger sister of Crossfit. Anyone that has actually done Crossfit would probably agree. I USED to think this until I spoke to…

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