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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oh, Say Can You See...

Tonight will go down in history (at least in my history) as epic. I am so the All-American girl right now, dressed in a NY Yankees jersey, eating a cheeseburger and fries.. No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.

...Well, perhaps I should clarify. I'm eating a Vegan burger topped with a little American cheese, tomato & sautéed onions along side TJ's sweet potato fries and small mounds of ketchup, mustard & hot sauce... Baby steps, alright?

This morning, I woke up feeling a little (physically) better than yesterday. My fever went down and my head wasn't spinning quite as quickly. I met with my nutritionist and she tried to help me brainstorm ideas for meals. I find that I'm eating the same foods, in the same order nearly every day. Meal plans have become so monotonous that I dread and anticipate lunch or dinner while I'm still devouring breakfast. Just the other day, I told my therapist I thought of mealtime as a chore-- No wonder I detest food. Indubitably, my nutritionist immediately took advantage of the detrimental thoughts and thus made sure I had a variety of options for meals for the week. Afterwards I spent a decent amount of time at my favorite places-- Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. There is no comparison to walking through those automatic gates (doors) to heaven (supermarket). In fact, I was so inspired that I decided my self-care for the night will be a delectable cooking session with a radio, me, myself and I. I know I've mentioned it before, but there is nothing more beneficial to our well-being than quality time spent on self-care. This may include a bubble bath in the dark, hot yoga, a manicure, or in my case, cooking alone in a clean kitchen.

What self-care will you engage in tonight?

P.S. I promise tomorrow morning's post will be much more thought provoking.

(I just had a thought-- don't get scared. How brilliant would it be if we, bloggers, tried to keep up a book club? Or perhaps a photograph club? I know this probably sounds incredibly lame, and I'll most likely regret the idea after this post is published, but I believe it could be a great way to network and distract ourselves from that always peeving ED!)


  1. Glad you are feeling better. No self care for me tonight :( I have a whole week for Thanksgiving and I will definitely be taking care of myself BIG time then!

  2. Glad you are feeling a bit better.
    I a getting head spins now too :( I hate being sick!
    I too feel that meal time is a chore.. its so frusterating. I met with my nutrionist for the second time today. . We are just doing baby steps right now.. she gave me three choices for my breakfast... next week, lunch.
    I need variety in my life.. my food, for sure.. other wise I get bored quickly.
    even change my hot sauce brand.. tis the spice of life!
    I love doing yoga, and also cooking/baking in a clean kicthen for some "therapy"

  3. i like the idea! i'd prefer photog over books because my free time is slowly dwindling, but seriously, it would be fun! :)

  4. Ahh is there any better place than whole foods?? I am there almost daily! I am so glad I found your blog :)

    I look forward to reading more.
    Happy Thursday Doll!

  5. i fully support a book club!!
    totally loving the burger & fries :)
    each step moves you forward, no matter the size