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.