Friday, January 22, 2010
A beginner's crappy blog.
When I tell my friends or family I want to eat a diet of mainly raw fruits and vegetables, I do believe they look at me like I have lost my mind.
And that my friend, is why I'm struggling with raw foods. At home, I do pretty well (that is until dinner which I am expected to eat what my parents put in front of me). When I'm out to eat, I don't want weird glances from the group I am with as to why I'm asking for a fried chicken salad minus the fried chicken. I don't want to feel uppity or out of sorts. I'm on the shyer side to begin with. It just sounds SO much easier to agree to that cheeseburger someone offers you when you're in the car with them at the drive through. When you're traveling or with someone, you're kind of at their will. You are in their world, with their customs and eating habits. I know what way I would like to eat. But I'm not sure if it's realistic. I know what my health needs, even at seventeen (JRA). I feel like it is of importance for everyone in my life to eat better, but they do not. The thought of eating a box of Little Debbies sounds almost sickening to me lately. Then I get over it and want it. Then I get angry for wanting it. Then I get angry at the world for setting this as standard eating. Then I feel as though I may as well eat whatever the hell everyone else is, we're all going down in the end anyways. ...Wow, that was very cynical but I'm needing a place to be honest.
*Sigh* I have such doubts.
Moving on. (Of course any encouragement about the above is strongly encourage to all of my ...no followers or readers)
My Mom agreed to make me a Raw Food World order a couple weeks back. I received:
Pumpkin Seed Butter
Two packages of sprouted sunflower snack packs
Hemp Chocolate Bar (one of the only nut free chocolate-y options I could find)
Sample of Chia Seeds
I am already the owner of raw honey, raw sunflower seeds from one of my parent's trips to Trader Joe's and quinoa. Also some Gluten Free baking goods since my mother has Celiac. Her diet mainly consists of meat and dairy though.
Currently, I'm massively lusting for some nutrional yeast, shredded coconut, more Chia Seeds, Goji berries, raw pumpkin seeds, raw apple cider vinegar, dates, and raw cocoa powder.
(And also big shiny appliances since our blender is from the 1980s and I just found out our food processor broke)
(Plus a billion dollars, donating some to Haiti before buying mah Raw supplies of course)
...Please forgive me for this massacre of a blog. Thank you.
Tune in next time for when I actually cut an apple for the first time ever at seventeen years old. ...Yes, I'm ashamed you even read that.
I've only ever read In The Raw as far as Raw Food Blogs go. If you're a big fancy blog owner, mind following me and taking me under your wing a bit? And lead me the way to your blog!