Mother's Day food lesson!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Yesterday was Mother's Day, which fell on day 15 of my raw fruit/veg (mostly juiced) fast. Bummer! I have been doing great on my fast and I feel wonderful! So, I was worried about how to handle the day of festivities.I decided that I would not fast, but would do my best to stick to the raw food part of the plan and not worriy too much about getting a little off track for one day!!
My daughter woke me up first thing to give me her present, so while still in bed I opened it. Along with drawings, and a homemade card she had put together a baggie with some tea bags, Hershey kisses and and a Ferrero Rochel. Yum! So i thought the best thing to was to share them! We each had a kiss and split the Ferrero Rochel. It was perfect little bite or two of decadence shared with a sweet little girl! Hurdle #1 jumped!
Then I juiced for breakfast before we headed to the farmers market. The family wanted lunch out so we went to one of our favorite taquerias where I ordered a veggie taco without the cheese and sour cream. I didn't realize it had rice or I would have ordered it without rice. I didn't eat the tortillas or any chips and had a wonderful lunch! Hurdle #2 jumped!
Later that day, I juiced before my parents came over for a BBQ. I made veggie rolls with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, radish and a little hummus to eat while the family had hamburgers & hot dogs. This felt like a victory to me! Hurdle #3 jumped!
Then there was dessert...my mom brought my favorite dessert of all time! (which is really saying something because I am not a sweets girl!) And yes I did eat a piece of dessert and it was very delicious!!! Then, in the evening I had some wine and veggies. Hurdle # 4 i just walked right around. No jumping!
I think what I am taking away from this day is that I need to go into days like these with a plan! I cannot let myself turn everything into a special event and a reason to eat excessively. However, I also need to be ok with enjoying a special dessert on a special occasion. Overall, I think I made pretty good choices for a day that in the past I would have given myself permission to eat anything and everything because it is my day, right?
Today, I am back on track with my fast! Luckily there aren't anymore holidays or special events until I am done. I am aware now of how important it will be to have a plan for how I want to eat as I transition back. More to think about!!