Holy schmolly! Has is really been 3 weeks since I last posted?? Where does the time go? It felt like I had only skipped one week. It is almost December. It is almost 2009. Where am I? Where do I stand? What is it about this time of year that makes me so damn reflective?
I met with nutrition lady today. Her name is Melissa. Finally. The day I have been waiting for...not to sound cheesy or anything but she is the one that lit that fire under my butt the day I met her (which was about a month ago). We talked about all kinds of interesting facts about nutrition. I have been reading about RAW food nutrition like crazy. She gave me books and books. I do not know yet where this is going. I mean, I do not know if I am ready to run out and start my own nutrition and fitness consulting business. What I do know is I am ready to make a huge change in my diet. I want the energy benefits with the added bonus of lovely skin. Plus, it has been described as going raw as the most amazing experience in the world. Now, I wouldn't go extreme (100% RAW) but I would like to try going 75-80% RAW. I am sponge right now learning as much as I can, but eventually I am going to have to pull the plug and take the plunge.
Anyone who really knows me, knows I have a strange love affair with cereal. I eat the lovely stuff for breakfast and quite frequently have it again for dinner. Well, I have started by cutting that out. Since I love cheese...I am going to try goat cheese (since supposedly it is easier for the body to break down that cow's milk). I was also trying to make changes this week by eating fruit for breakfast and having an avocado/tomato sandwich for lunch but THEN someone brought this scrumptious chocolate birthday cake to work and I broke down and had a piece. A BIG piece too. Damn sugar. AND then, on the same day, I had Wendy's quarter pounder with french fries for dinner. I just had to go an cancel my hard work out. But hey, at least the french fries tasted like crap. That should teach me from rebelling again. After the way I felt afterward, I shouldn't be craving fast food again like that for a long time.
So like the rest of the world, I have vices. Shopping and sugar definitely have to be my top two. Whenever I am alone...I want to shop. Charlie is out tonight bottling beer with my brother and what is my strongest urge? TO GO SHOPPING!! It is so weird. I do not need anything. But just because I am free to do whatever I want, I want to go do the one thing that is most forbidden in my little world. My brain starts thinking of all kinds of things I want and think I have to have right now. But the truth is...I do not need it now. I think it is a good thing that I am conscious of this now. Because now I can consciously control this energy. So far, I am not shopping. I am sitting on my couch blogging with my cutie little dog curled up beside me. Life is good.
Running is still going well. I am supposed to run 9 miles tomorrow. I have this amazing little running group. They help to push me farther than I ever thought I could go. I am trying to decide if I should run the Turkey Trot Thursday morning. I did it last year and although I was alone-I liked it. But it isn't easy getting up at 6am when the rest of the world is sleeping. Do I really want to go through that again? Sigh. Decisions.