Day 2, March 2nd
byon 03-02-2011 at 09:36 PM (479 Views)
All raw today again...with the exception of that salad dressing recipe I have that uses a bit of peanut butter. ..I guess since nuts are debatably raw, peanut butter in one recipe, when I'm part Indonesian (peanut sauce is awesome), isn't something I'm sweating just yet.
For now I'm just happy to be all raw, generally speaking. ...example, today walking through the grocery store, which always gets me tempted, I did a lot of self talk. I thought often about the success stories and how good they feel and look. It really helped :)
Other than that I've really been enjoying these last couple of days. I'm realizing that I Like eating this way, that it's Fun, Appetizing, Energizing and all round wonderful. Nothing captivates more...counting points for example, might work if I was a numbers girl, but I am SO not, lol...I love that I can be so creative with raw, it really is fun.
Anyways my point was that I'm focusing on the pull, not the push. Pulling myself into raw, as in the temptation of it, to want to do it. As opposed to 'needing' to do it, white-knuckle forcing it. And it seems to be working...I don't feel the need to change everyone else over to raw or save the world or any of that dramatic stuff, this is just about me and doing what I want to do.
Which is eat something new almost everyday
I asked for an extention on my paper. This is the first time I ever did that in my schooling career, but I just needed to after the paper I just wrote that took four days and I looked this one over and I am so far behind on the course material that I have no clue what I'm even supposed to do, I don't even have a topic picked out. So, in this, I learned that I don't need to be perfect...sometimes I can use a lifeline. Why not, other people do :) ...normally I don't like to due to the snowball effect, but as it turns out I have nothing due for two weeks, so it's all good that way :)
I've also had a headache today, a very familiar slight detox type headache and was cranky and depressed kind of too...melancholy a bit. I am feeling a little better though since I babied myself and destressed some from the essay marathon.
Today I had:
A banana-choc smoothie.
My yummy Asian peanut sauced up enormous salad on collard greens. (expecting whiter eyes tomorrow)
An entire head of cauliflower in the form of cauliflower poppers.
Stuffed...but I lost two pounds my first day, so maybe I needed to gain one back, hahaha!