After a night of perogies, sausage, sour cream, and fried onions, my heart and arteries gasped out and pleaded with me. They said, “Walsh, you have GOT to give us a break, we’re doing the best we can here, but seriously, just a break, even a small one would be nice”.
I sighed and listened to my tired heart and arteries, and headed out on this cold Sunday morning to my local Safeway and loaded up my cart with all things good: sprouted whole grain bread, whole wheat pita, red peppers, spinach, broccoli, green onions, apples, oranges, bananas, unsalted nuts, no-sugar jam, low fat yogurt and milk, etc. etc. You get the idea. I tossed in hyacinth to the mix, because nothing says “Spring is coming!” more than the strong floral scent of a pretty hyacinth sitting on the kitchen table in full sun.
Today, I am determined to “eat clean”. A term used by my friend and I (and I’m sure many others) when we eat things that aren’t processed, refined, full of chemicals, and things you can’t pronounce. Although most of the food I eat is “clean”, I do weaken when it comes to things like potato chips, popcorn (of course, not the popcorn itself, but the butter and salt that finds it way on it), sweets, and high fat dairy. If I cut these things out of my diet, I’d be thin I tell you. Thin.
Hopefully clean won’t mean boring, and I’ll get so excited with this, I’ll carry it on tomorrow. But I’m concentrating on today only, and will take it one step at a time. Wish me luck.