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I did it again!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I did it again! My fridge is so full I can't fit another thing in it. I feel like that green masked man in that comedy movie (starring Jim Carey) when he uses that line..... "SOMEBODY STOP ME.....!!" I think the movie was actually called "mask".

I thought I had a really good excuse but when I pulled my excuse apart and analysed it, it's not really a good excuse at all because the world isn't coming to an end and the markets will be on next Sunday and I am only a walk from the grocery store, so I really didn't need THAT much food.

Because I was at the markets I was surrounded with the most amazing and cheap fruit and veg and I admit, I just went well and truly berserk. I filled my backpack and a large reusable shopping bag then went to the car, dumped the first load in then went back to the markets and went at it again!

I bought a whole truck load of fresh fruit and veg and all in all I only spent $39 which included 2 x kale plants I purchased for the garden. You name it I've got it - and it's all in that fridge - somehow I got it all in. I have got no idea how....

Which now brings me to the other thought processes that have been surfacing lately. Last night was Saturday night - I was home - a few wines later and my plans for dinner went out the window (I was going to have a lovely chicken casserole I made earlier that day) but that silly craving for sausages on a bun with cheese came to the forefront and there was no stopping me after that thought hit ("somebody stop me....." I am thinking again!).

So, I made it and I ate it (at the time like a big gutso) and I did not enjoy it - it was horrible and greasy and the bun was tasteless and the cheese I melted on top went hard and was like rubber. I thought of ALL those calories I was putting into my mouth and not enjoying.

This morning when I got up the little benchtop oven that I used to cook the sausages in and that I had soaked overnight with soapy water was full of hard fat bits floating around and all I could think of were my arteries and what those sausages was doing to them. I also woke up really thirsty - probably a bit to do with the wine (but I didn't have that much to have that sort of affect), but I felt like that sausage and bun had sucked me dry of moisture !!

20 years ago I was a vegetarian - not because I didn't like animals being killed or any reasons like those but just because I enjoyed all other food so much and I lived my life eating lots of fruit, veg, legumes and the vegetarian products you buy at the grocery store. I would buy the stuff you make pretend sausage roll meat out of and eat it by the box full - it was lovely and crunchy and great for snacking and 100% vegetable product.

I have decided to embrace more of a vegetarian diet again moving forward - I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed the GM diet on the fruit and veg days and being creative in the kitchen and during that time I was alert, in high spirits, full of energy and with an extremely positive mood with traces of euphoria thrown in from time to time. I want that again, but all the time. So with that in mind I'm off to a great start with a full fridge of fruit and veg.

Following the markets I visited bunnings to buy some lemon grass and came back with a whole lot of other seedlings and herbs!

My life is just all about food..... growing it.... harvesting it..... preserving it.... cooking it.... eating it..... I should have married a farmer or a chef!

Here is my kale - I'm so excited - this is relatively new in Australia - kale hasn't been on the shelves for very long at all - and now I get to grow it myself.


I got all this way without even mentioning the best news of the day - I've lost another 0.2kg so now sitting on exactly 87kgs. Tomorrow I expect to be in the 86.something kgs.... Amazing...

Have fun today everyone






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IAM146POUNDS 9/30/2013 1:55AM

    You are right about the feelings on the fruit and vegetable days of the GM diet, I have felt like that too!

It is good that you noticed the effect that your sausage had on your system. I think that most of the time we get used to the feeling that lethargy is normal.

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BOLLIEPOS 9/29/2013 5:27AM

    It almost sounded like that sausage bun also drained your energy and enthusiasm. That's what I love about your blogs. So full of energy. I think it's slightly contagious because I'm out in the garden today sowing seeds.
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SUSIEPH1 9/29/2013 3:13AM

    Love that you are turning back to fruit and veggies .. I live on fruit and veggies .. Some chicken and fish .. I do not eat red meat ..
I do not eat sausages or hamburgers .
I gave that all away 4 years ago ..
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TERRY0217 9/28/2013 11:22PM

    Sounds like you bought out the produce dept! but, that's great! I'm also trying to transition into a vegetarian diet..I feel so much better ...and...about those sausages...Isn't it strange how our bodies start to reject junk foods!? Keep up the great work!

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KAB7801 9/28/2013 10:32PM

    I know I need to quit drinking
Everything goes out the window, I do try to limit it only on Saturday but on Sunday I am starving
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