Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 tangelos
11:00 . . juice of 6 tangelos
2:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe
4:00 . . . 8 pickling cucumbers + 12 cherry tomatoes + 4 medjool dates
6:00 . . . handful of organic medjool dates
7:00 . . . 4bananas + a few dates

Play: dance, stretching, secret obsession

There are so many challenges to this lifestyle, even for those of us who REALLY want to do it, including:

Lifelong beliefs and understanding

Habits and traditions around food that are comforting

Physical/mental/emotional addictions

Lack of support from family, friends, and the entire world

But for me, the #1 challenge is a practical one. It is simply the issue of having access to LOTS of sweet, ripe fruit that I LOVE. Our natural habitat is surely the tropics, where fruit is literally falling off the trees all year 'round.

I find December is one of the more challenging months, since really good oranges are not in abundance yet. Although I went out today and was grateful to find good strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple to use on a giant fruit platter for the family get-together.

And I just got a new supply of organic medjool dates which are a godsend. Even though the delivery person put them in a hidden spot in the garage and I actually ran over the box with my car because I didn't see it and squished the dates into one giant mass. Ha, ha. But I was able to salvage them all, because where there's a will, there's a way. So they look squished, but taste delicious!


  1. Funny story! lol... glad you're doing well! Thanks for your posts! Pics too! The cucumbers sure look crispy!


  2. I still think you are just so great! Love your blog.

  3. Reading the mishap with the dates made me laugh out loud a bit, but of course it's not nice to laugh at such things... I just imagined you trying to salvage the molded mass of sweetness into some friendlier shape. It's good that it was not a box of bananas, then you'd really have a hard time!
    Lots of love to you.