Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 21 on the Clean Program - I Did It!

Wow, I'm on my last day of Dr. Alejandro Junger's Clean Program, and I feel fantastic! I am stronger in body, mind, and spirit than I was three weeks ago. My hysterectomy last November flattened my immune system, and I felt like I was 80 years old. But now I feel 20 years younger than my 47.

If I told you that you could spend three weeks on this program and feel this good, you probably wouldn't believe me--or you'd think I was exaggerating. But it's the kickstart I needed to compare my health before and after The Clean Program. It's shocking how bad you can feel and not realize it, simply because you have nothing to which you can compare it.

I found a couple of sources for vitamins and other nutritional supplements so I can keep up with my Clean regimen. Swanson's Vitamins has great prices on products. We've used them for years, and they are very reliable.

The results of The Clean Program were fairly typical for me, compared with reports from other Clean graduates. I lost about 10 lbs.—very good! But all the other great results reported here and here mean more to me than the 10 lb. loss. I feel SO wonderful.

So, thank you to Dr. Junger for being such a great physician of the people and helping me (and thousands of others) find True North.

Did you know Oklahoma has more manmade lakes than any other state? 
My biggest problem right now is finding a decent grocery store that sells FRESH and ORGANIC produce. I've dabbled in a vegetarian lifestyle, picked at the idea of a raw food diet, and I'd like to do both. But FINDING FOOD is the biggest problem where I live (a certain, deprived location in Oklahoma).

To paraphrase Trevanian's beloved and bawdy Basque, Benat Le Cagot: By the sweating and shriveled balls of St. Thomas, who in hell would live in Oklahoma?!

My sentiments exactly.

Seen in an Oklahoma Walmart
My grocery choices here are … wait, I have to sit just right to type this because it's so pathetic it gives me a stomach ache … Walmart (think People of Walmart) and CountryMart (which is sort of like what you'd find in a third-world country, except less fresh and more flies). The general population here is  generally unhealthy and growing more so by the generation. Obesity is a problem. Every stop light is like the smoking zone at a NASCAR race. Fast food joints on every corner, sandwiched between the decrepit porn barns disguised as pawn shops and the hellish bastions of pay-day loanery.

The Mullet ... alive and living in OK
The only way I'll set foot in the Walmart is if I have my camera ready and I am allowed to take pictures of the wackdoodlery I see there. It's too hilarious not to capture in pictures.

So, I am now on a quest to find a place to buy healthier foods. I'm about 80 miles from Oklahoma City and about an hour from Wichita Falls, Texas. Surely I'll have some luck in those locations.

If you get anything at all from this blog posting, I hope you are either thankful that you live in a place where you have good grocery choices or that you'll at least write and tell me how much worse it could be if I lived where you live.

Seriously, I am thankful for everything in my life (even Oklahoma). I'm thankful for good health, which eludes so many. I'm thankful for resources like the internet so that I can connect with others for support and find tools to help in the quest for better health. I'm thankful for my family, my darling Dan, my healthy kids and grandkids. I'm thankful to love what I do and do what I love.

To your health,


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