Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments about the whole raw business.
My final detox meal: cold apple spinach avocado soup. I wasn't a big fan of the flavor of SO MUCH GREEN, but it kept me satisfied through most of the evening.
It was incredibly scary to face down those 3 days at the start, mostly because I didn't know what to eat. Once I got the cookbook, things were a whole lot better, and by the third day, I started to understand how a raw meal comes together -- what goes with what, and such. It's interesting, because I'm pretty damn good at putting together a "regular" menu, stretching whatever the protein is over a large number of people (rice! potatoes! bread!), but when it came to eating raw, I was just pulling up complete blanks...and therefore, had a rather hungry time for a while there. On the upside, I had 10 lbs of baby weight that I haven't been able to let go of, so I figured that, while feeling hungry is kind of miserable, at least I knew that I was probably loosing a few pounds. And I did.
For those of you who are interested in trying it, just try eating raw for breakfast or lunch once or twice and see what you think. I just happen to be the sort of person who would find every loophole and end up having a "snack" of something baked or cooked in between meals, and not allowing the raw food to really work. Plus, I wanted this to be a detox, and a detox is painful by definition. The hardest part was dealing with the cravings for cooked and baked things, which made me believe that I was a whole lot hungrier than I really was.
Today I broke my fast with a banana blueberry yogurt smoothie (very light on the yogurt, heavy on the fruit), and, while it tasted great, it made me feel a little ill.
I made Almond Milk last night before bed, so I had some with my coffee this morning, and...I think it's an acquired taste. I'll try it again a few times, but I'll probably start using cows milk again.
I ate a raw lunch today, then baked a loaf of bread and had two big buttered slices in the late afternoon. Immediately, I felt like taking a nap. I had a tiny bowl of lentils and rice for dinner, and once again, I don't feel so hot. Reintegration is a bitch.
Thank you also to all of you who left kind comments on my new hair. I am so excited to be back to short hair -- when I fix it in the morning, I feel happy; with this haircut I no longer have to spend FOREVER trying to come up with some new updo, only to feel vaguely dissatisfied with the look. When I look in the mirror with my new (old! normal!) hair, finally, I look like me. It's a good thing to see.
Today was Egg Drop Day at school, and the little guys and I went to support Andrew and Elijah and stayed to eat lunch. I've got some supercute pictures that I'll post tomorrow.
In the meantime, here's a pair of socks that I just finished up last night.
They're loud, and I LOVE THEM. Except for that peach and gray part. But I'm going to choose not to be picky and go back and rip that part out. That would just make me sad.
Also, I finished this scarf last week, out of some yarn I had spun a few months ago.
I know, SCINTILATING NEWS. Alright, I don't expect most of you who read this blog to be excited about my knitting, but there it is.
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