Last Tuesday (exactly 1 week ago), my town hosted an open air farmers market, full of local farmers selling fresh veggies & fruit. And it was fabulous! I ended up putting both of my little people in my stroller, picking up my neighbor & great girlfriend on the way, and we trekked the 1 mile to get to the market. It was my first time visiting & patronizing the stands and I took a shiny $10 with me.
I purchased two cucumbers, a zucchini, a yellow squash, 4 HUGE tomatoes, kale and 5 jalapenos, all for $10. As soon as I got home, I sauteed the kale, and sauteed the zucchini. I ended up cutting up a tomato an sprinkling some salt on it, and then grilling up a jalapeno for my husband.
It was truly the most lovely din din! And full of whole food.
Today is Tuesday again, and the market is on – again!!! I’m looking forward to pushing the stroller all of the way to the market, to see what raw goodies we can purchase. I’m psyched to be supporting local farmers, and I’m even more psyched to be able to eat and make delicious real food.
Yesterday, I had a salad for lunch, and a salad for dinner. I had a salad for lunch today, and I plan on having a combo of the above raw/plant food for dinner. My husband, has also been eating the same. He’s looking to get a bit leaner. And the scale is moving south for him – because of more plant food, more green food, less processed food, and more whole food – in his meals & daily diet.
As soon as I finished my salad today at lunch, I was still hungry. Not truly hunger, as I just ate a whole bowl of romaine lettuce,and carrot and tomato, etc, with a few pieces of rotisserie chicken, but hungry as in: I really want to FILL my stomach with grub. Not healthy grub either. I was eyeing the pretzels, or the Clif bars, and some other snacks my office keeps and all of the sudden I said: NO WAY JOSE, NOT THIS TIME.
I’m on Day 14 of my Whole30 plan, and I refuse to give into the crap, give into the cravings, and give into my triggers. I am both bored, stressed, and anxious about work – depending on the minute, on the email, but such is my current work situation, and I refuse to add UNHEALTHY, UNHAPPY to that list – because of poor food choices.
And so I cut up a few more pieces of my rotisserie chicken, and I ate until I was TRULY full!!! And the cravings went away. I REFUSE to be a victim to cravings. I refuse to be a victim to emotion, triggers and crap that truly would ONLY make me feel worst, not better.
For the past several months I have been starting & restarting Whole30. And after day 7 or day 8, I tend to GIVE IN and start the sugar binge. But not this time, not anymore. I’m taking it 1 day at a time, and today is Day 14, and I will finish strong. I just made myself a super hot cup of green tea, and I’m determined to finish off my day with a plant based and mostly raw dinner. Why? Because I know this is the absolute BEST for me. It’s not a Clif bar, it’s not sugar, it’s not succumbing to a craving because of a trigger. Instead, I choose health. I choose better, because I KNOW better. And so – here we go.
Stay strong my friends, stay extremely strong, and be wise for yourselves. Know what is trying to knock you down, knock you off, and say: Hell no, not today Felicia!