Another annual “Binge Fest” complete (I need a detox). I love these trips up North with Jason’s side of the family. The kids are usually pretty funny and the baby snuggles are the best ever.
A group of us hiked Gooseberry and a group of us hiked Devil’s Kettle. We stopped at Palisade Head which is a scenic overlook that just kind of popped up and it offered some absolutely amazing views. We checked out the Knife River on the way up and a black sand beach which was really cool. It was absolutely amazing and the views overall, including from our lake home, were absolutely stunning. Next year we’ve booked at a different resort so that should be really cool to check out and compare. New resort is an actual cabin so we are looking forward to a bit more space - of course, this year’s view might be tough to beat.
As always, some of us hit up Betty’s Pies this morning for breakfast before we made the trek back down to the cities. It’s not the best place ever but, for us, it’s a tradition and so worth it!
Chibs came into the club when he was a teenager. Clay brought him in. So, Clay’s like his father. Jax was a kid at the time so Jax has always been this little kid he brought up alongside of him. Jax has always been like his son. Juice is also like a child to him. He’s like his prospect.
So, some of you know by now but in the event you don’t, i’ve decided to go on a 10-15 day cleanse (10 days is required, 15 is my goal). It’s basically an easy way to jump start my weight loss and get back to eating healthier seeing as how I eat/drink like crap. I also re-watched the Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead documentary for the second time and it sort of spoke to me.
I invested in a sweet-ass juicer and have so far, made two batches. One to test the damn thing and then one for breakfast this morning. It’s all very easy – as long as you close the lid properly. I thought I got a defective machine at first but turns out, it was a user-error, i hadn’t put the lid on properly and bloody juice bits went everywhere.
So it’s been over 24 hours since my last solid meal and I don’t feel bad–at least not yet. I had my breakfast juice around 9am this morning and am just now having “lunch”. Hunger pangs kicked in around noon–right around the time everyone gets actual lunch at work and with a variety of food smells floating around, I think my tummy realized it hadn’t had anything. I had a bottle of water and the pangs disappeared. Crazy how that works.
I’ve been taking my time with the consumption of the juice – you aren’t meant to guzzle it down, contrary to my previous thoughts on the stuff. Since I didn’t make enough juice for lunch yesterday night – i went out and grabbed a custom juice at a nearby deli this afternoon. Carrots, oranges, celery and apples. Pretty good. And all for only $6. To prevent doing this again, or unless absolutely necessary, i’m going to begin doubling the quantity I make.
This has been long-winded but in the event you see me without a beer in hand or find my attendance at McManus has fallen off – I just wanted you to know why.
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