Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Two Embarrassing Moments with Juicing

I started a juice cleanse yesterday -- time to throw off the lethargic feeling that catches up with me in winter.
In the afternoon, I made a juice with beets and apples and carrots plus strawberries.
Beet juice is the worst for staining everything!
Afterwards, I decided to walk to the grocery store because the temperature was near 60 degrees and the sun was shining. I started off, it's about a mile away, and I noticed red stains on the cuffs of my tan sweater. I just folded them over and kept going.
When I got home, I went to the laundry room and took off my sweater to put stain remover on it. That's when I saw the huge red stain on the back of my sweater. Somehow, I managed to get beet juice on my back and walk around town, along with through the grocery store, parading it.
I felt like Terry Bradshaw in that Super Bowl ad, only he meant to have a stain and got paid big bucks for it.

Today, I teach from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. I brought along some of the infamous beet juice. I have to be careful drinking it because it also stains my lips and outside my lip line, looking like I drunkenly applied lipstick. So I'm very careful to wipe the corners of my mouth when I'm drinking it.
I only have 10 minutes between four classes, so I rarely have time to stop in the bathroom. Today, one class finished early and I rushed into the bathroom.
As I was washing my hands, I looked at my reflection in the mirror and saw that I had a bright red dot of beet juice on my nose.
Seriously? I just met with each student individually and I had beet juice on my nose.
I'm still drinking it, but I'd better up my personal cleanliness bar.
Hope you are avoiding embarrassing moments, unlike me.


Anonymous said...

Oh dear! I put on old clothes and an apron when dealing with beets.
I know juicing is popular, but I don't understand it. It seems better to chew fruits and vegetables, rather than drink them with all the good fiber left out.

Just Me said...

Ha! Grins and giggles. Sounds too dangerous for me.

our life in france said...

I agree with TOF that it must be better to have something to chew and get the fibre but hats off to you for doing it, good luck

grammajudyb said...

Seems I always have a stain on my top. Might be mustard, might be catsup, mostly it's coffee. I avoid wearing white if I can, but sometimes it's inevitable. Ugh! I love beets, don't eat them often as DH doesn't much care for them. You go girl, the winter blahs are the worst!

Paulita said...

Thanks to everyone for sharing my mortification! I should wear an apron when I'm juicing beets, but I'm still risking it.
Juicing does make me feel better within a day or two and I try to do it once a month or so. I guess you can get a lot more nutrients through juicing, whereas it would be difficult to eat all of those fruits and vegetables. For me, if I'm eating then I'm always tempted rather than sticking to fruits and vegetables, plus adding butter or sauces to them.
It works for me.

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