I overslept this morning

I overslept this morning so I didn’t have time to BodyFlex, though I did do some of the deep breathing. I do that at night after I go to bed, too, and it seems to relax me.

Breakfast was a little more leisurely. Another large banana, a peach, a nectarine, some Queen Anne cherries, 1/3 an avocado, and 2 tablespoons soaked sunflower seeds. I’d like to sprout some sunflower seeds but I’ve read the directions and they say the little “skin” things have to be removed and I have no idea how I’d accomplish that. You can’t even see them on the seeds I have until they have been soaked and then they start floating. Problem is, when they’ve all been poured off, here come more. And more. And more. It’s like they multiply.

Lunch was salad with lettuce (iceburg–I know there is little nutrition in it but I’d been craving it and I figured that was better than giving into more drastic cravings which I haven’t had for more than a week), kale, parsley, green onion, avocado, tomato, lime juice, and sea salt. I had some soaked almonds, too. Dessert was watermelon.

I know that I said I was going to have things like corn chowder once in awhile but that really hit the spot yesterday. I stopped at a fruit and veggie stand on the way home from work and got some corn. After I’d eaten a banana, a peach, the last nectarine, and some pineapple, I whizzed up the “milk”, cut off the corn, and had at it. The corn wasn’t as good as I’d gotten yesterday but it wasn’t bad. If the first try hadn’t been so good, I would have thought this was outstanding. I’m finishing it off by having chewable juiced grapefruit.

And now for yet another observation. On top of food being super easy to prepare, the cleanup is equally easy and sometimes nonexistent. I have run the dishwasher one time this week. And the dishes were mostly clean when they went in. There were no pots and pans, no sticky gooey messes. I’m going to heave to and give the range a good cleaning one of these days and then use it as a plant stand. That would be one place plants would be out of reach of my cat. I could put a grow light in the hood and it would be a real conversation piece.

When I’ve “cooked” in my VitaMix in the past, it took effort to clean it up but what I fix now doesn’t coat itself on it anywhere. I used my little MiniPrep the other day and it rinsed right out.

One of the unit secretaries at work is always on some kind of diet and is very interested in a raw foods diet. I told her that there are lots of different ways to approach it but I seem to have found a good fit. She wanted to know how long I plan to do it. I told her as long as I could. I don’t see why I would get sick, but if I do, I’ll have to modify it some way. I got her e-mail address and am going to send her some links. If she and I both ate raw and were successful at it, it might convince some others to do it!

My daughter and I were talking the other day and she said she didn’t want this to become a religion with her and her husband. I don’t, either. To me it isn’t a religion or a “diet”. A “diet” is something you go on and if you go on it, you can go off. Plus, the first three letters are “die”. This is a lifestyle change and one that I plan to maintain as long as I possibly can.

And I do plan to go to bed early tonight!

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