on 04-13-2008 at 11:35 AM (821 Views)
Yeah, yeah....I know it happens to ALL of us at some point with organic greens, and I guess in some weird way....I'm okay with it. I mean "circle of life" and all. Wait, who am I kidding! It's totally gross. I ate what I think was an entire family of aphids!!!! Mom, Pop, Kids, Aunts, Uncles....the whole clan! ACKKKKK!
Here's how it went down. I bought a lovely bunch of organic collard greens at Whole Foods (only $1.99, whoohoo), and proceeded to make one of my favorite foods.....Alissa's Collard Rolls. Dp loves them, too, so we munched out for dinner.
The next morning I opened my greens bag to make myself a late breakfast (yep, another collard roll) -- but in the light of day I could see all these little blue-green BUMPS on the underside of the leaves. I had washed them the night before, too!
The little buggers (ha, pun ) were really STUCK on there! Do they have little POST-IT feetie pads or what???!
I quickly called dp at work and said, "Guess what! We ate bugs for dinner last night!"
At first...........silence on the other end. Then LAUGHTER!
Dp said, "If I have "pith" and "bark" on my plate tonight....you've gone too far!"
Reference to Victoria Boutenko's book Green For Life (for those who haven't read it).....the Wild Chimpanzee Diet pie chart includes Fruit, Greens & Blossoms, Insects, Pith, Bark, and Seeds!
Ok, point taken.
OTHER than that....things are going well.
I hit the MOTHER of all plateaus with my weight from mid-March until now mid-April....just SITTING at one spot on the scale despite all efforts. It was a very frustrating time for me, but I continued on with "proud head and proud tail" nevertheless.
StarFire gave me wonderful, wonderful advice that helped immensely:
"...When you are thinking "Gotta lose weight"... the body doesn't hear the 'lose weight part' ... it hears "WEIGHT"... that's the focus - so that's what it manifests...
Revamp your thoughts.... "I am slim, I have a beautiful body, I love my thin waistline, and tiny perky bootay!" I know I'm simplifing things - but basically -that's how we manifest... bringing and birthing into the spiritual realm -- SEEING what we desire... rather than the negative ... we see it as done already - and we are recieving the fullness of that manifestation. (regardless of what we actually see in this realm - we see the desired result)..."
That...and her other advice (paraphrased) - CLEAN OUT YOUR COLON, GIRL!
So, I'm exercising, eating (mostly) like a chimp, manifesting the tiny, perky bootay...and this morning the scale moved down a pound!
Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally! ((((((sigh))))))
Measurements and "official" weigh-in happens on April 16. This will be my 3-month mark. I'm excited that changes are once again happening!
It's a good lesson, though...the body works in mysterious ways and I think I had a lot going on inside...preparing, setting up for the next phase. Let's hope so! :)
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