Days 5,6 & 7, and 1 Week is Over!
After 1 week of gluten-free source veganism, and more corn, rice, cucumbers, and buckwheat (which I thought was just a Little Rascals character until just a few days ago…’I got a dollar, hey hey hey hey’) than I ever thought I would survive eating, all I can say is……yukon gold potatoes. Wow. Forget salt and butter. Just spread yukons on everything. And it’s frightening how serious I am.
At the same time though, I have been dreaming about a nice Wahoo’s fish taco. And when I say dreaming, I mean actual dreams. Although usually I wake up in a cold sweat because I dreamed that I accidentally ate one, and now I’ve ruined these wonderful two weeks. And they have been wonderful…well, at least the first one has been. Weight lost and feeling spectacular…that’s good. But just like with the 3 lemonade fasts we’ve done, the mental cleansing is invaluable. You really do feel like a new person; like, you’re taking life and living it, rather than just flowing. I don’t know if that’s just how God set up the world to be when you challenge yourself, or maybe there really is some truth to the old adage, ‘You are what you eat.’ It does seem natural that eating what God may have actually intended us to eat (meaning, eating like a hippie…hey, they did have really cool pants…which I wear) would actually do something good for both our minds and our bodies.
Oh, and one last thing…the best $1.49 we ever spent was popsicle makers at Wal-Mart. (Ya, I know…the very fact that we got them from Wal-Mart probably ruins all the green-ness of them. But hey…it’s cheap, and we’re poor.) You just poor some apple juice in there and you have source dessert that tastes a ton better than any of the ‘all natural’ popsicles you can buy, and when you flip the box over and read the ingredients it says, ‘Yellow 40.’ Mmmm…yellow 40…? Ya, not so much.
This is your life.