Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
I had previously mentioned that my juice cleanse was cut short by an unknown 24 hour illness. I don’t think it had anything to do with the cleanse itself, but since I wasn’t feeling 100%, I stopped.
As I was sitting at home on my day off Monday (Holla, Presidents!), I was browsing some movies I could watch for free on my Kindle. (Holla, Amazon Prime!)
I came across a movie that I had heard about when I was researching my cleanse.
From the site:
100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.
With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long- term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it’s at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well.
What emerges is nothing short of amazing – an inspiring tale of healing and human connection.
Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.
Ok, SPOILER ALERT! That’s Phil, he did it!! And OH. MY. GOD. did I cry like a baby when I saw him running (with that shirt on no less, just watch the movie and you’ll know what I mean). What an inspiration!!
With all that being said, I decided to start juicing again. I’ve started slowly, with juices for breakfast and lunch and a sensible dinner. I’m really, really enjoying it. I’ve started trying different juice flavors instead of sticking to the scheduled one (ala blueprint).
Ya see, juicing is just a fast and effective way to pack in all your fruits and veggies. Not to mention that I’m eating drinking veggies that I wouldn’t touch normally (yea beets, I’m talking bout you).
I still love the green juice and have some variation of that every day, my breakfast juice has been changing. Last night I made a pineapple, apple, carrot juice with a small handful of spinach.It looked like a blender full of vomit. No lie.
So, not to be a pusher, but you should really watch this movie, and then we can talk juicing, because who doesn’t love hopping on a good bandwagon??
I might even have Adam on board.