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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Staying healthy

After walking at the gym this morning, I came home and decided to do some juicing.  I've been out of it for several days, and believe it or not I really crave it.  But what a mess it makes.  I always clean everything up immediately afterward, which just adds to the backache, but that goes away quickly.  I should raise one foot on a small step stool, but I move around too much and would probably trip myself.  I have a small kitchen, and it's a few steps from the counter where I keep the juicer to the sink where the veggies and fruits are all rinsed.  In between is the cutting board, so I'm constatly moving.  I have beautiful green juice (kale, chard, etc.), and orange (carrots), all sweetened by the addition of celery, cucumber, and apple, and I always add a little kick of ginger and lemon.  Some other items may find their way into the mix now and then, such as zucchini as well as some fruits like pears or melons.  The pears and melons have too delicate a flavor to compete with the boldness of the other stuff.

My son and d-i-l (Steve & Meg) gave me a kit for making kombucha for my birthday, and I'm anxious to try it out.  I will have to wait until the weather warms up though, because my house is just too cold for the fermentation to take place properly.  I buy a couple of bottles at the grocery now and then.

I thought my leg cramps were gone but have had them again the last two nights.  I wish I knew what caused them.  It's not alcohol because I rarely drink alcohol at home any more, and it's not a lack of exercise or stretching because I walk on the treadmill several days a week plus any steps I take while shopping, running back and forth to the laundry, etc.  The worst part is having to get up out of my warm bed and stand up in the cold room!

I decided to give the new Mr. Coffee a second chance, but not this morning.  I was in the mood for a good, satisfying cuppa - maybe tomorrow I'll try the new one and then return it if it's no better than before.

I wish I'd get something in the mail besides advertising, and the same goes for email.  Some companies send me more than one email a day.  There isn't much I can do if the advertising is part of a company or website that I subscribe to - their policy is that a subscription gives them the right to bombard the subscriber with whatever they want to send out.  There isn't much you can do, however, if you want to stay subscribed to the website for your own reasons.

But part of staying healthy is not letting things like that get me down, so I'll try to just stay positive!  Have a good day, wherever you are.


  1. I have eliminated most of the spam/junk e-mails by clicking on the unsubscribe hyperlink at the the bottom of the e-mail. It takes me to their website and I follow the instruction for unsubscribing.

  2. We have a juicer but haven't used it in years. Guess we need to get it out, dust it off, and start juicing, but then we would have to go buy stuff to juice.

  3. I recently read on the Internet that a spoonful of yellow mustard helps relieve leg cramps. It's worth a try!

  4. There are many causes for leg cramps (google "causes for leg cramps"). One of those causes is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. Best wishes == Sue

  5. Like RVSue said dehydration caused me to get leg and foot craps. It is a nasty reminder I am not dinking enough water.

  6. Your juicing reminds me of the veggie shakes I used to make up each morning a few years back. You've got me thinking maybe I should resurrect my old recipe again. Interesting ideas about those leg cramps.

  7. I remember reading not very long ago that some mineral was lacking often when folks had leg cramps. Not sure if it was magnesium. I used to have great fun sending back all the junk snail mail I got in the return envelopes in which it was sent to me with strict instructions to take this address of the list. Don't just say my name because then they can send it to Occupant. It really cut down on my junk.

  8. I now just shred all the junk mail that has my address on it:)