Friday, November 21, 2008

Who's Keeping Count?

So I've been seriously raw vegan for almost six months now, but my
journey started a year ago when I tried Natalia Rose's Raw Food Detox
Diet. The biggest casualty, after my wardrobe, seems to be the dead
blenders I leave in my wake. I'm up to number 3 this year alone.

Now I know my fellow raw foodies will say "Duh, just get a Vita-Mix".
To which I reply "Duh, just give me $400", because that's the going
price, even used. So until I can afford that commercial grade blending
wonder, I'm sticking to the budget and doing a little consumer
research at the same time.

My last Oster blender (which I chose because of the Amazon reviews)
did me pretty good. It lasted 6 months. The motor never died, although
it got pretty hot and it blended everything I threw into it, big or
small. It did sound like a mac truck barreling through my kitchen, but

So I decided to try another Oster, but a little further up the food
chain at $70 ($60 on sale). The pitcher is a little bigger and it has
more settings so I don't spend all night scraping 3 tablespoons of
dressing off the inside.

We'll see how it holds up to my green smoothie making, but for now I'm
at least in strong like of my newest addition...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hi, I'm Smoni and I'm an Emotional Eater...

*Waits for salutations*

Yes, I can admit that now, although it took going raw to realize it. I eat when extreme emotions strike. Usually, its hormonal, so when it's that time of the month, I let myself indulge a little. But this time is different. I'm just lonely. And frustrated. But not necessarily in the same way. Lonely because I'm loosing friends, which I know is just the way life is at this stage. But also because I can't figure out if that's good or bad. Friends can be there to comfort you but friends can also get you into trouble. And the same can be said about husbands, so I'm really not sure I want one of those either. Especially when so many people I know are having major issues with guys they thought were great a couple weeks ago.

And I don't even like anyone. No one sparks my interest. I don't dream of spending time with anyone. I went to a pleasure party tonight, and I left feeling bitter. Like, boo on these women that know what love is. And have a job they love. So off I go to bed. Because I have nothing else to do and my house is so raw vegan I can't even drown my sorrows in junk food. Is that irony, or just plain sad?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Bad!

Almost a whole month between blog posts. Oops, didn't notice. SO! The biggest news of my day is that that middle number of my poundage has dropped once again! Yes, my third drop in five months! I'm so excited. If my last drop put me into territory that I couldn't recall, then this drop is defintely foreign. I don't remember ever being this small. I was feeling so powerful, I went and ran four miles. And I can't stop singing. And I even told both of my parents (very rare).

Last night at dinner, the Broad Street Run came up and it looks like not only do I have a squad, but I also have a finish line cheerleader. The idea of an out of town race was also introduced and you know how I love to travel, not to mention how I love Colorado. And there's a 5 mile Turkey Trot a few days after my birthday that's calling my name.

The moral of this month's story is that last year may not have been that fruitful, but there's a new one right around the corner. I can redo all the things that didn't go my way last year. And I'll give myself a few weeks to continue to reflect, but after that it's back to living my life to the fullest, embracing the possibilities.

And as a treat, here's the song I've been humming to myself for the past few days: 'I'm Yours' by my fellow raw vegan, Jason Mraz...