Wow! Staying raw during the holidays sure takes a strong will and determination, I'll tell ya that! I went to get my hair cut yesterday and the salon was full of goodies that all the stylists had brought in for the customers. It was everywhere.
I stayed away from the sweets, but had a bit of an accident a bit later. I stopped to do some shopping and had taken a little longer than expected. I suddenly realized I was ravenous - as in get something right NOW. I went into a Mexican restaurant and ordered a house salad with dressing on the side. I fully expected to eat the salad without any dressing, which I did but used a little salsa. However, I didn't look closely at the menu and when they brought the salad it had shredded white goat cheese on it. I was so hungry I ate it anyway. I tried to push most of the cheese off to the side, but it was shredded finely. I ended up eating about 3/4 of the salad and everything else in the salad was fresh.
So, I inadvertently had something not raw but not a lot of it.
I'm almost through my 30 day personal challenge (as of 12/21). I won't be able to stay completely raw through the holidays as I'm leaving for Fort Lauderdale on 12/24 and will be there for over a week. But I will make every effort to stay as raw as I can during that period. Once I get there, my first stop will be for groceries - as much fruit and veggies as I can get. I will miss my Blendtec, but its not feasible for me to take it with me. I don't check backage and they won't allow the blade on the plane. No way are they taking my Blendtec away from me. So, I will have to do with a regular blender at the condo in FLL.
Today: green smoothie (I always start my day with a green smoothie. Filling and delicious)
s: Two apple muffins (from Alissa's recipes) with a dollop of honey on each. So good. Sprouted dried sunflower seeds.
l: salad w/spinach, cucumber, romaine, tomato, onion w/lemon and olive oil
the scale says I haven't dropped much weight going raw, however, I'm down a pants size and my regular clothes are almost baggy. I definitely see a change in how the clothes are fitting.
But the best thing? I feel almost joyous. Very happy, very positive. I don't remember feeling this good for a long, long time.
Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right
Became Raw 11/21/09