Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Uh-Oh, Spaghetti-O.

I broke up with my boyfriend of a year and a half, and I had massive amounts of chocolate cake. I made a whole chocolate cake and I (can't believe) I ate the WHOLE thing. Food is just such a comfort for me. I've grown up in an Italian/German family, so it's all about the brats and the spaghetti (sketti). I can really relate to In The Raw's story in that way. I direct messaged her about my downfall, and she said it was a new day and a clean slate. I'm picking The Raw Detox Diet book back up, and re-reading through all the reasons why I believe in what I was doing. What I want to do and what I want to accomplish. Food does not control me. I control it. I choose what I want to eat. It's just a french fry, just a piece of cake, just ice cream slathered in fudge and caramel sauce and...


Huh? What? Oh.
Yes. Back to what I was saying.
I've got my reasons. I've got Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and killer sweller in the morning. I have heavy unexplained menses. I have acne. I have a little extra weight to lose.

Other than that, yesterday was going very well. I woke up and had a Blueberry and Banana smoothie with some flax and agave nectar. It was delicious and I felt good drinking it. I also made an adaption of In The Raw's Mermaid Pasta. It totally blew my mind as to how much minerals I got just by crunching on the tasty stuff. I used two green onions and a carrot for the veggies since that's all I had on hand. For the sauce, I used olive oil since I do not have any Sesame. I used Nama Shoyu. I didn't have any lemon or limes on hand, quite a shame. I put in a tablespoon of agave, I wanted it a little sweeter. I may even use a tablespoon and a half next time. A clove of garlic only, since it was my very first time using garlic. And lots 'o fresh cracked black pepper (a favorite in the house). I loved the outcome! I think that's my new favorite lunch. I need to order about 10 more packages. Mmm. And this is an interesting fact from Earth Mother:

"Mineral-rich foods, like dark leafy greens and sea vegetables, stave off cravings."

And I didn't feel all that hungry yesterday! Now I know why. It's a sea miracle!

I wish I had taken a picture of it.
But I of course didn't.
And tomorrow marks the day I begin taking pictures.
No matter how crappy they are or how much I hate this little piece of crap Polaroid.

It's 12:27 and I haven't had anything to eat quite yet, but I'm about to make a Blackberry/Blueberry/Banana smoothie. I wish I had a handful of spinach to throw in.


  1. I agree with In the Raw. A new day, a new slate. If you are craving chocolate, there are many amazing raw chocolate recipes to sink your teeth into. Or just make a smoothie and add some cacao powder to it.

    Good luck and keep going!

  2. My Dad got me 86% dark chocolate. It's Ghiradelli. Is that okay? http://www.ghirardelli.com/products/chocbars_intense_midnight.aspx

  3. Hey Hun, I grew up in an Italian family! So I know the pain of letting food control you. I am still working on this at (almost) 26 years old. So awesome that you are tackling it now. I have crohn's so I can relate to the inflammation. A raw diet definitely does help. Best wishes to you, I think you are going to end all your health problems in no time! Keep it up!

    P.S. I added you to my blog roll!

  4. Don't beat yourself up over the mistakes. They're inevitable. It makes sense to think of them as bumps along the way. So you hit a bump. That doesn't mean the rest of the road is all downhill. Instead of thinking what you can't eat or what you're not allowed to eat, think of all the awesome and healthy foods you can eat that your body will completely love you for...desserts included :)

  5. YAY! Another Raw Vegan teen! I can't believe it!

    Hi I'm Felicity :D I'm Raw too.