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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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    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.

    1605 days ago
    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.
    1606 days ago
    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 ..
    And just love how I feel ... emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1606 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    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!
    1606 days ago
  • KAB7801
    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
    1606 days ago
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