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Day 197: fat, sick and nearly dead

16 Jul

As you know, I entered this year determined to be fearless. But, I don’t want more fear or less in my life.  I want more love.  So I made up a new word, lovemore!   That’s why Lovemore Mondays are here.

Today’s Lovemore Monday is a love story about food.

My dinner consisted of:

Water
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Popcorn

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and Leftover Baked Apples and Pears

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I got a chuckle out of it, actually.

We’ve eaten so well over this last year, mostly yummy, fresh, natural foods. So much so, my sorry semblance of a “meal” tonight made me feel like I was fasting.

Over the past year, there have been a few moments of dietary dilemmas: yes, that’s you Paris and the Grand Canyon!  They both sent my dietary routine into a tail spin.

Let me just point out that there is an interesting phenomenon that happens when you write a daily blog. For one, friends stop calling because they already know what you’re doing — and everybody else knows what you eat (or don’t).

So much so, down in the Grand Canyon a family member pulled me aside and said, “So, I see you are eating cookies…”

Busted.
Yes. I ate cookies in the Grand Canyon.  

Before we left, I decided to let my diet be open to anything during our trek in the canyon. Mostly because I didn’t know what to expect and I really didn’t want to be a pain at dinner time gatherings.  We were, obviously, not just on vacation but on a survival trek — and if ever there were a time to eat an extra 58,000 calories, I figured this would be it.

(Just kidding on the 58,000of calories. I have no idea how many calories we ate down in the canyon, but I do know this:  nothing tastes better than a big meal after a hard day of work and play.)

Now back to civilization I am and my body needs a rest.

So, this weekend I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It’s the story of Joe Cross from Australia and his commitment to juicing 60 days straight in order to clean up his act and his health.

I’m not ready to jump into a 60 day fast.  But, it did make me realize all the goodies I can add to my summer diet.

Oh! Did you hear that?
The fresh tomatoes are literally dropping off the vine.

And, that’s why, on this hot, scorcher of a summer day…
I. Love. It.

Happy summer. Happy fresh food. Here’s to your summer dinner table (clink! clink!).

Lovemore,
xo~Jamie

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