Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
I -accidentally on purpose- left Green Smoothies For Life by Victoria Boutenko casually lying on the kitchen table last night while my sister stayed the night :P I know how she is. Sisterly bonds. If I'd even merely mentioned it, she would have probably not glanced at it. I didn't look at it, didn't speak of it when I left. Just left it sitting there. :P (I had to leave to go celebrate my boyfriend's birthday last night, otherwise I'd never have left)
Sure enough, this morning she told me she checked the book out on her own and the recipes actually sounded good and she wanted to make them. :D
And I got to seem a little less crazy :) She started to get it. It clicked more in her head that this isn't a lifestyle of deprivation. Ah, the power of subtlety.
At Whole Foods today, I CRAVED THE GREENS like mad. I looked at all of my staples...everything I usually would have bought--couldn't do them. I just couldn't want them. I can't not live this lifestyle any longer...it's just what I naturally NEED. Thankfully I had a gift card from Christmas!!! :)
I got two huge bags of greens. They took over the bulk of half of the cart. I'll have to take a picture. One of the staff at Whole Foods came up to me and told me how impressed he was--he said it was the healthiest cart he'd ever seen anyone have!!! I thought that was pretty cool!!! He also asked if I juice them and I said yes! :) I just couldn't not buy the greens--they looked so incredible and fresh today that it was shocking!!! I am going to Whole Foods on Sunday mornings from now on!!! :) It was just INCREDIBLE, how the produce looked. I was overjoyed! I didn't even know daikon came with greens! I can't wait to find out if they are edible!!
This morning, I had a small portion of vegan ice-cream for breakfast...I enjoyed it and tasted what little I had and I realized--I really wasn't satisfied...I kind of just wanted to fill up on it because I was hungry, and it felt pointless to really eat it at all. Which was really cool. It was great to learn that about myself, and wouldn't have happened on my own, but I don't do well eating large portions in front of other people, and I was at my boyfriends' still, so I just took an amount that seemed normal. Being put in a situation where I was forced to pay attention to how much I was eating and the true tastes of my food really put my choices into better perspective, so that was a really helpful event for me.
Heehee, I woke up wanting to eat ice-cream and watch spongebob. :P That was the idea...but spongebob didn't come on so we watched the end of The Departed, which is a lot worse of a movie than I remembered, lol...
Now I need to clean my room and then go to my boyfriend's because I left originally so I could get my bedroom ready for the realtor who is coming tomorrow to look at the house.....I would have stayed for his bday but I couldn't because this has been bothering me so. I like to get things done by myself and didn't want his help, wanted to be by myself...I think that hurt his feelings--so I am planning to try to finish this early and then go to his house...I know it is good for me and it feels wonderful that I am actually able to do this...in the past I genuinely feared cleaning my room because of the pain. This is awesome!! I am very stressed out though. Situations like this are kind of exactly why I didn't want a boyfriend. Oh well...I am having fun. I hope he is okay. >./p>
I have dill, arugula, red kale, cilantro, curly parsley, and daikon greens!!! It's awesome!!!!! :) I LOVE this...simply wonderful to finally have enough greens!! I have been craving salty SO badly for the last week and I know it's because of the lack of greens. Now that I have all of this beautiful raw food, I have almost zilch desire for anything cooked. The thing that was daunting me the most was truly the cost. I feel so blessed!!! Thank goodness!!!
Has anyone had candy crisp apples?! They called to me, they looked delicious, and I wanted to also give them away...I could tell they'd be delightful and I knew they'd be the perfect thing to share with anyone who wanted a snack, and sure enough my sister took one delightfully! :) It makes me happy that I am getting people to eat food that is going to help them feel better.
I have been almost unable to eat today from stress, which is kind of a revelation for me...I consider it a good thing though, because I am focusing on my life and not food.
I really hope that didn't sound like I was boasting...I am just genuinely excited by these new changes taking place...
Take care everyone and lots of love to you, wherever you are on your journey.
P.S: I do want to mention that I have a marked amount of energy today, even though I got very little sleep. My boyfriend was in shock. My sleep cycles must be a complete mystery to him--they kind of are to me too. We had gone to bed at 4:30 and I was bouncing off the walls in the morning, at 7:30, while he was still exhausted. I did drink the night before. It is odd to me that after every time I drink I have such an abundance of energy the next morning. I am never hungover and I always feel pretty great. It's really, odd. Nevertheless, I think it is definitely negatively impacting my GI tract, so I made a vow to not drink for a month, to see where that takes me health wise.