Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Recaps and Juice

Post Theme Song: Jump for My Love by The Pointer Sisters on Grooveshark

Where I got it:
Cardigan and belt- Target
Button-up: Hollister
Black Jeggings: American Eagle
Shoes: Clarks

Date Night in the Cadaver Lab

I promised you guys a recap of our date night. So here it is.

Honestly, it wasn't too bad. A few butterflies fluttered in my stomach before we went in there-but in all actuality, not as bad as I expected it to be. No one came alive, all body parts were still attached, wasn't that creepy.

After bodies go through the preserving phase they don't look like real bodies anymore, they mostly look plastic. Kind of like in the "Bodies" museum, if you've ever been there. The worst part by far, was the smell of formaldehyde. The stench is quite pungent. To say the least. I can't really descirbe what it smells like without using the words, "dead bodies" so I'll just skip that.

Anyways, the smell hits you the moment you walk through the doorway.

At first it made me want to throw up a little, but I got used to it. After a while the stench disappears, and you forget the bodies were real human beings once.

Not going to lie, it was pretty hot having the hubs go over all the muscles and bones in the body- he's so stinkin smart! He was pointing out how everything moves and how "the foot bone's connected to the-leg bone, the leg bone's connected to the-knee bone, and  this muscle is connected to your-hip bone, and this one was connected to your"...well you get it. It was actually way more complicated than that, and there were many difficult latin terms-still have no idea what they all mean. I also learned what muscle guys work out that makes their necks so massive. It was quite educational.

But then the smell hit me again. 

One of the other TA's in the room said a quick joke and I gulped in a deep mouth full of air and I could taste the formaldehyde. Ohmygosh. I thought I was going to throw up then and there. I started getting kind of queasy as the smell came ragging into my throat. I placed my head on Josh's shoulder, trying to use his shirt as a ventilator.  

I couldn't get within 2 feet of the cadavers the rest of the time. 

Even after we left, I could NOT get rid of that taste in my mouth and the stench just stuck onto me. I just wanted to go home and take the longest detoxifying shower of my life so the odors would vaporize from my body. But instead, we decided to go to Costa Vida for dinner. Delicious. Got the pulled pork salad and everything was just dandy until Josh pointed out the similarity between the meat and the muscles on the cadavers bones.

Josh got the rest of my salad.

Juicing Some Fruits &Veggies

Joshers and I recently watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, a documentary about some people who go on a complete juice diet and lose a ton of weight while getting back into shape (anyone can watch it for free on hulu). It made me realize how much disgusting food we consume without realizing it, and the epidemic of fast food and unhealthy eating habits. The documentary gave Josh and I a strong desire to start eating better before it's too late.

So. We bout a juicer, about $50 worth of fruits and veggies, and BAM we're juicin. The individuals in the documentary only consumed the juice in order to lose a significant amount of weight, and Josh and I feel that's not necessary for us, so we decided to replace Breakfast and Lunch with real fruit and veggie juices but to have an actual dinner of light chicken or salad.

I'm extremely excited to get healthier and start eating better. There are so many benefits to consuming fruits and veggies.

  • Skin can clear up
  • You'll be less irritable
  • Have more energy
  • It can help counteract health problems
  • Plus you'll feel better and look better
  • Lost excess weight
The advantages are endless. 
I encourage anyone who feels like they might not be eating right or has a desire to lose some weight, or just wants to feel and look healthy to watch the movie and join our juicing team. 

Try replacing it for just one meal, or two, maybe make one juice every other day-whatever fits your fancy. 

Here's our breakfast from this morning:

Not too shabby. 

As always, it's been fabulous. Let me know if you have any questions.



  1. im gonna buy a juicer. hope i can get one at bed bath and beyond! haha

  2. We got ours at Wal-Mart, $35. Totally worth it.

  3. I don't know if I could handle a smell like that, probably would have passed out!

  4. ok i freakin got myself a juicer. now i begin experimenting. if you find any extra delicious combinations let me know! :)

  5. you are so cute! just came across your blog and i love it.

    feel free to come check mine out, I am very new to blog land :)

    kasey @ barelyfabricated.blogspot.com

  6. Lauren, how long did you do the "juice thing" for? I just watched that movie, and I am interested in trying it... But I just wanted to see how well it worked for you. :]

    1. Hey Symone! We did it for a week, it's SO hard haha! But I felt like I had so much more energy and I was happier/healthier. I thought it was great, we would have a normal dinner every night though, which helped a ton. Don't think we could have done what he did-only juice for a month.