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Day 20 & 21

The last couple days have had some big wins and big fails. Don't worry! I didn't slip or give up!

Yesterday was a morning of grocery shopping, salad bar lunch at New Seasons, and dinner at my friend Emily's. Emily has been on an anti-inflammatory diet for a very long time and I feel like I learn something from her every time we eat together. I had zucchini noodles for the first time and I now I can't wait to get moved so I can go buy a spiralizer to make them again. We also had a fantastic kale salad. Yes the word fantastic was used to describe kale. It was so good I had it again for lunch today with some beef. And so I must share the recipe:

kale - ripped into small pieces
olive oil
apple cider vinegar
fresh tarragon
raw garlic, sliced into matchsticks

sprinkle olive oile and vinegar on kale leaves. Massage the leaves with the dressing to soften them. Add the rest of the stuff - however much you like. Eat the crap out of kale salad because now it's actually delicious.

You're welcome.

Also, green curry and eggplant overcook in a crockpot all day. My curry was pretty good, but the eggplant had completely liquified and I love eggplant and I was sad. Now you know.

I'm really enjoying what I can eat, but I'm constantly wishing I could eat anything else. I don't understand it. The food I'm eating is totally satisfying. I enjoy it. I am eating like a queen. But I want a damn vanilla latte. And rice. And pizza.

I've never had a giant sweet tooth, but I feel like I'm fighting one that has suddenly decided to materialize. It's making me nervous because the whole point of this is to reprogram your eating habits and all I can think about is what I will be able to eat again when this is over. I've done so many diets and I don't want this to be another crash diet. I promised myself I would never "diet" again. I don't want to go to this much effort only to completely regress, and I don't want to resent that I "can't eat" stuff and turn into a binge monster.

I've got 9 more days. I guess I'll keep at it and cross the next road when I get there.


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