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10 Days of Juicing

For the last 10 days, I've been involved in an experiment with juicing.

After doing a bit of research on the topic, I bought an Omega 8006 juicer. I've been juicing everything I can get my hands on, including: carrots, grapes, apples, cabbage, broccoli, cucumber, zucchini, kale, beets, radishes, ginger, celery, and the list goes on and on.

About two days into this experiment, I noticed my energy level rose dramatically. Over the last several months, I've become increasingly more exhausted every single day. I had started taking naps daily that would last up to 4 hours. Some days, I'd spend 16 hours in bed. This was not out of laziness but rather a profound exhaustion that seemed without cause.

In the last ten days, I've only taken one brief nap. Aside from that, I've been energetic and alert most of the day. Today, I got up at 5AM, full of energy and even went to the gym. I'm still not tired. This is not like me.

Top Ten Reasons why Quicken is the Worst Product Ever

OK, I don't actually have ten reasons, but top ten lists seem to be all the rage on the net these days, and I'm really a conformer.

My hands are currently shaking I'm so pissed. Why? Because I continue to use and get burned by Intuit's Quicken again and again.

My latest problem? Quicken consistently crashes if I attempt to restore from any of my weekly backups.

The Evolution Continues

The feeling of accomplishment from quitting chewing tobacco is unexpected. It was an addiction that I accepted as part of who I am for so long, the thought of quitting was surreal. So this was the third in a series of steps that I'm taking to make dramatic changes to my life. The first step was giving up all drugs (mostly marijuana) almost ten years ago.

The Other Side

Day nine free of tobacco. While I did require the patch, I was able to do the thing I've been dreading for so long, give up chewing tobacco.

The Monkey

I figured I'd be strong enough to quit nicotine cold turkey. But after finding myself on day two digging around the trash can for spent tins of Copenhagen from which I might scrape out a small dose, I figured I couldn't last long.

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