Monday, December 15, 2008

How many is too many?

Clementines, that is. Usually, I'm not much of a citrus person. I use
lemons when juicing and may have an occasional ruby red grapefruit,
but that's about it. But when I found out that clementines were
actually a winter fruit, I decided to add them to my diet. And over
the past two days, I have eaten 7. Yes, today I had three at work,
then another after dinner. It's like I'm craving them or something. Oh
well, anything that keeps me on my raw...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I know, I know...

I'm behind on my posts. I still have to do my birthday/Thanks-taking update, which is a doozy. What's important is that for the second week in a row, I've stayed committed to my morning workouts and two personal training sessions a week, which are tres painful! I've been pretty raw, thanks in part to Michelle at Living Sun Foods. For some reason, my kryptonite is lunch with coworkers. Once a week or so, we venture to a place called Hymie's which has absolutely nothing raw, and barely anything vegan (I always have to alter the menu), but they make a mean veggie burger. And I love to go, and hang with the work crew, so this Wednesday, I went and had my usual. It went down pretty well, which I'm sure is because my system was pretty clear from my raw and my workouts, but I still felt guilty. And you know how I roll: if it makes me feel guilty, I don't need to be doing it! I just need to figure out how to stay raw at Hymie's (or find another lunch spot that's just as wonderful for everyone).

Have a mentioned that my hormones have kicked in this week? Yeah. So Wednesday (pattern here?), I got to the gym but could barely keep myself on a machine. I started on the treadmill and was like, forget this. Then I moved on to the elliptical and hit the cardio button. I promptly muttered "What the eff?" and ditched the program for a simple quick start. Even then, I could barely keep it above 5 with no resistance. Yeah, it was one of those days, but I trudged along until I did 30 minutes. Usually after persevering in such a manner, I congratulate myself, but this time I was just bitter. I was saying 'what the eff' to myself. What can you do? I chalked it up to me being a girl and the subsequent chemical imbalance. I had like one off day. Okay 2 off days. But before going raw, I would have had an off week, so I'm not complaining.

This weekend I have a girls' night. I think I'll succumb slightly to the desire for junk food and get a tomato pie from Tony Roni's. And maybe make some raw hummus. Because the munchies are always so tempting.

And would the crazy discount coupons stop!?! A sister is on a budget here and resisting all these sales is not easy!