Thursday, June 25, 2009


It's so are what you eat.

I have had a really hard time getting myself back in gear after all these vacations, Vacation Bible School and now we are leaving again for 11 days in the mountains with the in-laws.

I'm happily sipping a Green Monster shake right now, growling at myself over the gluttony of the past 3 weeks, and what lies ahead in the foothills of Tennessee!  My lose shorts are now fitting snuggly again (GRRRR) and I feel tired often.  Both are signs that I've fallen off the wagon.

I truly believe in eating a lot of raw body feels the best when I am doing this and I've got to get back at it.  It just takes a lot more work, but something that I really feel is worth the time.

Anyways...just keepin' it real.  Knowing that I probably won't be able to truly get back in the zone until I return from our trip, but hopeful to make some better food choices while I'm there, without ruffling any feathers in the process! ;)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Confessions of a Vacation Queen!

We had a lovely and relaxing time visiting my husband's Aunt at her lake front home.  It did manage to rain almost every day so we WERE a bit cabin crazy by the end of the week though.  Being inside, with JUNK FOOD everywhere, wasn't a good combination.

It's AMAZING the effects sugar, processed junk with names you can't pronounce on the label, etc. has on the body.  Within the first day of altering my organic, highly raw food diet, I broke out with a rash all over my face.  It was so gross.  I also had around the clock tummy issues.  Can we say gas galore???  Ewww... the biggest thing I noticed right away was the insatiable appetite that I all of a sudden had.  I immediately starting craving things that I have not craved in a long time.  I couldn't just eat 2 had to be 10.  My desire for vegetables and fruit (while before I could NOT get enough of) went completely away.  I had no desire to eat one smoothie, didn't want a bite of a single apple.  All the cravings that disappeared once I changed my diet to organic and loads of raw came running back like a train of bricks.  Amazingly wild.

I just went to the grocery store and am loading back up with all my pre-vacation staples and looking forward again to eating to live, vs. living to eat mentality of last week.  I know my stomach will thank me, as well as any man, woman or child within a 5 ft. radius of my tummy issues! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009


Today is day one of our vacation at the lakehouse and eating has been most definitely OFF! Immediately after having a typical American meal for lunch I felt HORRIBLE...wanted to go to sleep, and my stomach was rebelling against me quickly! It wasn't a lovely sight.

We are with other family members, with temptations around every corner...chips, dip, oreos, etc... I don't buy this stuff at home, so the temptation isn't around me, I just don't think about it. Here...another story. They taste good. I want to eat it. But the reality is, obviously from how I felt today, they are NOT good for me!!!! Neither for my butt, nor my gutt!

I've been loading up on water and expect to pee like a race horse for the rest of the night, but hopefully it will start to flush this junk out of my system. I'm highly looking forward to some carrot juice in the morning...I DID bring my juicer! :)

I probably won't update as often this week. Especially since I"m not on my own computer, nor at my own home where I feel much more comfortable taking the cooking/non-cooking (raw) reigns and running with it! But...I'll do the best I can this week, and come back on Sunday looking forward to getting back to my normal!

have a great week!!!