It’s pure bliss!

I’m just popping in real quick like because I have to tell you about something.  Have you tried this fruit yet?

Golden Honeydew

What?  No?

O.M.G.

You have got to try it.  It’s a golden hondeydew and it will change your life.  I wasn’t sure how to even describe it so I stole this definition from the internets.

Description/Taste
The Golden honeydew melon has a similar shape and texture to the common  honeydew. Its most obvious difference is its bright golden-hued skin. When ripe its skin is firm, thin and smooth. Its flesh is succulent, velvety and sweet. A faint aroma and a slight opening at its blossom end will also indicate ideal ripeness. An overripe melon is soft to the touch and it will develop a bitter flavor in its flesh. Like other honeydew melons, the Golden honeydew is relatively large, weighing an average of 4 to 8 pounds.

I found them at the local WalMart.  Go buy one and try it for yourself.  You will thank me.

Have a fabulous weekend!

WTF Wednesday I’m starving!

MacGyver and I watched a documentary on Netflix called What the Health.  Since I’m already shit out of luck when it comes to what I can and can’t eat, I was hesitant to watch it.  I mean, let’s factor in that I cannot eat anything with soy, gluten or dairy and I limit most night shades, my diet is bit limited.

cancer causing foodsAnd basically anything you’ve every loved or that tasted good.  Pretty soon even watermelon and strawberries will be on there because why the hell not torture my very soul.

After watching that documentary I should be dead of starvation in about a week, unless I can subsist on garbanzo beans and oranges, without getting sick of them.

Loris

I feel your pain little sad loris, I do.

Remember how I said that I just wasn’t feeling much like running and I was scaling it back a bit?  Well, that’s what I’ve been doing.  Some days I run, some days I walk, and most days I’ve been keeping it between 3-5 miles.  It’s obviously been good for me because this morning I ran an 8:58 mile and it was balls hot out.  Go me.

Not to mention the fact that when I finished and I looked down to see my final time, this was my speed:

running

Uh, hell yeah, go me!  Check out current pace, go ahead, check it out.  So what it was only for about 72 seconds, shut up, it was still in the 7’s!  I’ll take it.

Yeah, damn straight, I’m tootin my own horn today.

The other night MacGyver and I were on the dock with Hank feeding our turtles.  We’ve been feeding them the organic dog treats that we bought for Hank last month that he absolutely hated and refused to eat, most likely because I paid 12 bucks for them.   He prefers the cancer causing variety 1.99 version from the grocery store.

Anyway, after I fed 3/4’s of the bag to the turtles guess who decided they were the best treats in the entire fucking world?

“One of us isn’t having any more treats!”

Every time one of the turtles came up to get a bite instead of his usual happy little self, the little shit barked and snarled at the sweet turtles.  He’s a spoiled brat and obviously, I just love him to death.

Because why else, wtf, it’s Wednesday?

Throwing a little nightshade

I don’t really have a favorite NFL team though if I had to pick one it would be the bucs because I live in Tampa Bay and I believe you should support the home team.  I also don’t really follow the NFL all that much because I don’t find nearly as exciting as college football but what I do find impressive it some of the workouts and diets of the players.

healthy food

This week there has been a lot of talk regarding Tom Brady and his excellent conditioning and how at 39 years old many football players would be retiring but Tom Brady is at the top of this game and he attributes it to his strict diet.  So naturally I was intrigued.

Did you know that at 25 years old Tom Brady was in pain all the time?  I mean like, ALL the time.  By changing his diet, he changed his life.  If you’re curious as to just what Tom Brady eats, go here to find out.  I was surprised.  I felt like I was reading one of the diets in the Hashimoto’s forum I follow.

Interesting.

Mr. Brady doesn’t eat tomatoes.  In fact, he doesn’t eat any nightshades at all because they can cause inflammation.  Now, I know this because I have an autoimmune disease so I read a lot about different foods and diets but I wonder why Mr. Tom Brady doesn’t eat nightshades or refined sugar or dairy or white flour.

duh gawh

Well of course, because he wants to play football until he’s like, fifty!  Good for you Mr. Brady, you probably will.

Here’s what I have a hard time with though.  Tom Brady’s diet is very similar to mine.  Except organic.  I don’t always do organic.  Except when I can.  And that means when my budget is okay with it, and by that I mean, when I do the shopping by myself and MacGyver doesn’t see the bill.  (And even then only if it’s affordable because I still won’t pay a ridiculous amount of money for organic when I can just wash it.)  See:  I’d rather eat than starve.

Also, I cook with olive oil and coconut oil and I do eat dairy although I don’t eat soy and I don’t eat nightshades at all.   Sadly, I do not have a chef, unless you count MacGyver but his foot has been giving him trouble for the past few months so he’s been on leave.  I’ve thought about asking him to let me hire a chef but I think I’d have better luck asking for organic meat and even then I’d have to be asking for it as birthday or anniversary present!

I guess what I’m trying to say is I hope people don’t shy away from such a healthy diet because it’s so strict.  You don’t have to be so strict, I still indulge in a cup of coffee or three on occasion daily.  And I hope they don’t avoid it because they’re intimidated by the words organic and chef.  Those two things are wonderful and while we’d all love them, they aren’t entirely necessary.

Do you find athletes diets interesting?

On a scale of 1-10 how healthy is your diet?