20 February 2014

The Not So Sweet Sorrow of Parting

I have been trying to incorporate healthier things into my diet. I started small. I have been making smoothies for a long time. A year ago I discovered the site Green Smoothies (.com). They were having a green smoothie challenge. As I was not new to smoothies and had even had a green one or 2 in my day I decided to give it a try. The challenge was 1 green smoothie a day for 30 days. The 30 days lasted all Spring and into October and here and there throughout December and January. I had to slow my roll because it has been cold and I was using frozen fruit.

In this time I went from using vanilla yogurt then plain yogurt and now I am using unsweetened almond milk. I have also done some other things in the last 3 months. Such as cooking more of my own food and using no dairy to cook and reducing the amount of oils I use to cook as well. There have been side effects. Sad but true.

The flavors that were once a source of great comfort and satisfaction have begun to lose some of their luster. It's a sad time for me. I will start with the worse and get to the better. McDonald's no longer tastes the same. The other day I tried once more just to try to keep my hand in it and the once delicious fries I found had a weird after taste. Last week I had a bacon egg and cheese on bagel and it was not a good as it should have been. Wow! What am I gonna do.

All is not lost however, there are certain things that do still bring me joy. I am shifting away from the over processed though and that's a good thing. I still like chicken and cheese and butter. I will not be having these things all the time and I will be cooking more. I am getting to a healthier place in my life and that's a good thing. There are other challenges though. Such as increasing my range of foods but that's a story for another day. Maybe in 6 months. That's about how often I post here. Right?

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