Monday, February 7, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 1

I had my spinach and blueberry smoothie right after my 9 mile run and it was fabulous. Then, I completely forgot about that cup of veggies I'm supposed to eat until just now. I'm full from dinner: pizza and yummy cookies that Melody brought me back from Spain. I guess I'll wait a couple of hours and have a night snack of, what? Sliced cucumber before bed? Can't wait. *rolling eyes*

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Green Food, This is My Digestive Tract. Digestive Tract, Green Food.

I figure if I really want to get something done, I just post it on here. There's no way that I would publicly declare something and then not do it, especially if I had a couple of peeps join me for the ride!?!

Okay, it's not really a "ride", per se, and more of a "normal part of daily life". But since it's not a normal part of *my* daily life, then making it that would be a ride for me.

Why is eating vegetables so dang difficult for me? Ugh. I really do need to eat them. I had a nose bleed tonight, and I never ever have nose bleeds. And no, I was not picking my nose. It just bled when I blew it.


One of my kids has a blood disorder and his hematologist told me that when he has nose bleeds, it's a sign that he needs to eat more green leafy vegetables. And since I had a nosebleed tonight, and since I can't remember the last time I ate green leafy vegetables, I figure I should probably start eating them. But there's no way I'd just decide to eat them and then actually eat them all by myself. I need to tell all of you guys that I will eat them, and then I'll eat them.


I exhaust myself.....

So, I don't even know how many veggies I'm supposed to eat per day, and frankly, I don't want to know because I'll just get frustrated and give it all up before I start. I'm just going to decide to have a green smoothie (about 2 cups of fresh spinach, half a cup of frozen blueberries and some water) every day, plus another cup of some sort of non-starchy vegetable that's cooked or fresh or whatever, doesn't matter.

And I'm going to do this every single day for the rest of February. And, I'll come on here and tell you ALL about it.

So what, it's February 3rd today? 25 days left...

Saturday, August 21, 2010


The noise of my own crunching and chewing was drowning out all other sounds.

I don't want to do this raw thing anymore. It's not so much that I can't handle it (I *do* really miss coffee though); it's more that it has made this month all about me. It's just... a little much.

If anyone's a little *much*, it would be me. I create drama out of any situation, like squeezing water from a rock. Maybe a youngest/only-type child thing? Who knows.

Grocery shopping, at least every other day, was predominantly for my mass amounts of leaves and roots. Me me me. Conversations with people were drowning in questions about raw food, the "rules", the side effects, the poo. Me me me. Outings with friends had to be somewhere near a juice bar, or where tea was available, or that served raw vegan salad/salad dressing. And who wants to tuck into a cheeseburger while their friend is eating farm animal food? My friends would eat beforehand just to avoid the situation entirely. Me me me.


Balance is good! But this month of raw food served its purpose for me. My food-choice pendulum swung from one extreme (coffee sludge and melted chocolate chips on white toast) to the other (broccoli and hemp seeds) and now it has settled somewhere in the middle, a much healthier (holistic) lifestyle (grainy bread broken with friends, topped with cheese, side-saddling a colourful salad and peppered with quality conversation). You me you me.

Much better.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19


I baked fresh bread this morning. BAD IDEA.

Yeah. Need I say more? I'll just chalk this up as a day off, and resume my crunchy hippieness tomorrow. Now, I should go and wipe off the melted honey and butter that's running down my fingers from atop my fresh slice of warm bread.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 18th

Wow, is it really the 18th already? Incredible! Today was a bit of a weird meal day, and not the best I've ever had but that's okay.


-Rooibos tea
-sliced banana mixed with pecans, cashews and pumpkin seeds, topped with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and some agave nectar


-slice of manna bread with almond butter
-a couple of seed/nuts/raisins balls coated in coconut


-a big soy chai tea latte


-a big bowl of blueberries
-a big bowl of edameme beans
-raw food bar

-a small soy chai latte (a splurge, especially two in one day)
-hunk of dried papaya

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17th

Wow, I don't know if I can remember everything I ate today but I'll try. Today was one of those days that just about killed me. The kids are fighting nonstop. I'm pretty sure they fight in their sleep. It's so blinkin' hot out. This food might be raw going in, but it probably gets cooked in my intestines because my body is ON FIRE. This was one of those days where grocery shopping becomes extremely appealing. Hellooooo air conditioning.

Anyway, wah wah wah. I'm an idiot for complaining about my kids and the heat. Total loser. At least I admit it. Speaking of loser, here's my menu:


-some almonds
-dried pinapple


-green smoothie (spinach, blueberries, banana, pineapple, orange juice)
-edameme beans


-big leafy salad of spring greens, sundried tomatoes, dates and pine nuts with a balsamic/olive oil dressing
-small slice of banana manna bread with almond butter


-iced rooibos tea with almond milk
-banana with some almond butter


-collard green wraps filled with kale and cashews dipped in soy seasoning/garlic/rice vinegar/almond butter
-handful of cashews and almonds


-dried pineapple, mango and papaya
-hunk of manna bread