Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Xmas + Peaceful Solstice

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 tangelos
11:00 . . .juice of 8 tangelos
2:00 . . . 4 bananas + 6 organic medjool dates
4:00 . . . a little sampling from the fruit platter
7:00 . . . pineapple, kiwi, dates, tomatoes (lots!)
11:00 . . .more pineapple + dates

Play: walking/running ~4 miles, yoga, secret obsessions (now I have 2)

This is the fruit platter I took to the family holiday gathering. There was LOTS of amazing food there, and actually there was a good amount of vegatarian/vegan fare for my husband like rice, nuts, carrots, broccoli, green beans, and a spinach/artichoke dish. And of course, my fruit platter!

Honestly, this was the first year I was not tempted in the least, in spite of the UNBELIEVABLE food. There was one brief moment that I looked at the beautiful table my MIL prepared with all the delicacies (she is a gourmet cook) and I remembered how it used to be with me, several years ago. I'd say Oh, just one little taste of the green beans, which would lead to more tastes and then just saying Oh, what the heck! And some of you know just what I mean. . . then there is the feeling of being physically sick right away, of disappointment in yourself, of terrible remorse and regret. Then a night of restless sleep, more sickness, and waking the next day with an awful food hangover. Which then leads to even MORE dissipation for perhaps days or weeks at a time until you feel so bad you HAVE to stop, or die. For some folks, that would be exaggeration, and for some of us sensitive sorts it is the truth.

So I ate as much as I wanted of the fruit, several plates full, and felt GREAT the whole time: before, during AND after. No regrets, no guilt. I feel happy and peaceful and content. VERY much so.

You know, it is perfectly true that there is more to life and health than food, and eating. But I keep the focus here on eating because of all the ways we have been taught incorrectly and because eating a bunch of junk can make a person seriously sick and seriously crazy. It can ruin your life. No kidding. It is SO not worth it.

Wishing you a peaceful, fruity day filled with loving kindness. ♥


  1. Dear Julie ♥
    your fruit platter looks Beautiful ♥
    I am glad that your Christmas dinner was so fruitful.
    I love your journal ♥
    Best wishes for a Fantastic New Year.
    Love and Peaches XX.

  2. Darling Julie,

    I would also like to wish you much wondrous moments in your life ahead of you... full of amazing fruits, people and feelings.

    I love your blog... I just wish I could guess your secret obsessions ;-)

  3. Hey girl! Good for you for sticking to what you know is best for you! I had the same kind of thing! I cooked for my family today, I made them tofurkey, candied beets and carrots, stuffing, and garlic roasted mashed potatoes with vegan gravy! And I ate not a single bite! Horra for fruit! Merry christmas

  4. Wow. . . thank you, fruity girlfriends! You guys are the best! Love you all. ♥