It was late when I got up–again.

That’s getting to be the story of my life. I was supposed to do my vision therapy but there wasn’t enough time, even for a trimmed session.


27 ozzies grapefruit juice
32 ozzies banana/pear/spinach smoothie

Lunch (eaten outside)
36 ozzies banana/green curly leaf/romaine smoothie

2 mangos
2 persimmons

17 ozzies OJ
Kim chee
5 tomato salsa with cucumber and a scant half avocado

I walked for 15 minutes this morning. The weather went south after lunch so no more walking today. It was beautiful earlier and nice and warm.

The person responsible for getting meals coordinated for the service awards banquet called me today. I’d e-mailed her that I could bring my own food if the catering service couldn’t make me a large salad. She told me they don’t permit food to be brought in unless it’s a dietary issue and a doctor has ordered it. And she didn’t know that they would fix me something special unless there was a medical reason. I told her I had been eating this way for almost two years and the one cooked meal I’d eaten had made me sick. I said that a cooked meal would probably make me throw up and I would say that’s a medical reason to have raw food. She said she’d see what she could do and e-mail me. I hadn’t heard from her so I talked to my PCP while I was outside eating lunch. I told him what the problem was and asked if he would write me an order. He said no problem, to stop by the office and they’d take care of it. When I got back inside, there was still no word so I wrote, “I spoke with my PCP and he said he would be glad to write me an order so I can bring my own food if the salad isn’t an option.” She wrote back, “The Center says they can do a big salad. Please list items that you can eat. Crouton? Cheese?” Now, I don’t think either one of those would be raw and the cheese isn’t vegan but I didn’t nitpick. I wrote, “Mixed lettuces (no iceberg), parsley, cilantro, tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet onion, red sweet pepper, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, and avocado. Any or all of the preceding dressed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh lime juice. Nothing that has been steamed, baked, boiled, or fried. No animal products. I appreciate your running interference! I’d hate to be sitting there with nothing to eat.” I added, “If you have Internet access at home and you’re interested, you can check out my blog and forum at and” I know the EVOO isn’t something I should be eating but I figure it’s a special occasion…

On the way to the post office this afternoon, I stopped at the supermarket and got almost 10 lubs of bananas for $1.94. They were speckled which was good because I’d used my last bananas for lunch.

My late nights are catching up with me. I’m going to quit this and go to bed. Good night!

2 Responses to It was late when I got up–again.

  1. Valerie April 19, 2007 at 3:43 pm #

    It looks like you handled a difficult situation with poise and grace. I’m sure everyone eating raw will have to face their own banquet coordinator type person at some point.

  2. Tommie April 19, 2007 at 8:45 pm #

    Most of the people are eager to please but I’ve had a couple who made life difficult for me but I lived through it. I always go prepared. I’m like the oldest female Boy Scout. 🙂

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