I think I’m finally ready to talk about it. It’s been a few days since Thanksgiving and the shame has passed.
People. There was no “intuitive eating”. There was no portion control whatsoever. In general, there was no restraint. I ate until my back hurt. That’s not an exaggeration.
This was the first Thanksgiving in my memory that I have not eaten real turkey. So it’s possible that I overcompensated for this “loss” by eating 4 days worth of calories in side dishes.
I tried really hard not to snack too much earlier in the day, so by the time dinner rolled around, I was starving. Yeah, I was hungry. Maybe that was it.
Or maybe, just maybe, the food was so darn good that I chose not to have any self control.
Regardless, I feel slothful. I feel tired. I do not feel pretty. I need a detox.
And here’s lunch.
2 large carrots
1 small piece of ginger
Large handful of Spinach
Process all in a juicer. Serve over ice.
Remember when I tried my juice fast?
I learned a lot that day. Mainly, I need food. Food that I chew. However, I did feel great that day physically, and one meal out of a day of normal eats works great for a juice meal.
I did feel better after my concoction today.
And then we picked up the mail. J Man grabbed a catalog and noting the attractive model on the back declared, “That looks like you, Mommy!”
I do love that boy…
Another reason I love my kids (as if I needed another reason…)?
The pink mustaches of kids willingly drinking apple-beet-carrot juice.