Joe’s Journal: Day 21 – Joe Cross as Elvis Presley

By day twenty-one, still under Dr Fuhrman’s observation, I had lost nearly fifty pounds and was down to 7.5 mg of Prednisone. Halloween was upon us and I vowed to get into the New York Halloween spirit by marching in the annual parade through Greenwich Village, which is typically pretty outrageous. I’d never been one of those people who dress up on Halloween, but this year, I decided to suit up as one of my favorite American icons, Elvis Presley. 

Although I’d lost a nice chunk of change around the midsection, my body still resembled the King’s during his Las Vegas period. So that’s the look I went for: an unforgiving, tight, white jumpsuit. The costume was more than a little snug, but I felt confident that the following year I’d be rocking the early-Elvis, Jailhouse Rock look.

With Halloween here it means the weather is getting cooler. And that also means that some farmer’s markets and CSAs tend to close down this time of year. If you’re wondering where to get your favourite fruits and vegetables that may not be in season, I suggest heading to the frozen aisle at your local grocery store.  I don’t juice frozen vegetables, but I think it’s completely fine to use them in cooking and to incorporate them in your smoothies. They’re actually still extremely healthy for you too! They are frozen within hours after harvesting and kept super cold sealed away from light and oxygen to lock in nutrients. 

Read more info on frozen vs. fresh fruits and vegetables.