Friday, April 16, 2010

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 10 honey tangerines
11:00 . . . 6 honey tangerines
4:00 . . . 16 honey tangerines
6:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe + 1 lb. cherry tomatoes
8:00 . . . handful of medjool dates (7-8?)

Play: walking/running 4 miles, dance, acrobatics, stretching

Man, I am so grateful for these honey tangerines. They are getting me through this transition to summer. And I am SO not tired of them. Actually, I will be sad to see them go. They taste like CANDY to me, so unbelievably sweet! I just bought up the whole supply at the store for the weekend. I hope it is not the last of them.

Right now I am learning a new acrobatic stunt which is taking me longer to "get" than I would like. So I am reminded of the old adage: Often, before things are easy, they are hard.

This applies to everything, including eating fruity. Eventually, it does become so easy that you wonder how or why it ever seemed difficult or challenging. So please don't give up. Keep going, a little at a time, until it becomes second nature. You are gradually living your way into a new life.

And to inspire you even more to action, I will share one of my favorite sayings that I often use with my yoga buddies. This was seen written on a wall in India:

The human body is a gift which does not often come around.
This is no time for sleep, you fool.


  1. Well, most unfortunately, I have to agree. Tangerines do taste so good to me as well, I've developed this addiction only very recently and I now have over 40 of them every day, usually 20 for breakfast and 20 for dinner (among other things of course, with proper spacing between fruit types). I can't find any organic melons at this time, but hopefully I will soon, meanwhile, I get plenty of mangoes, they do the job quite well.

  2. Hi, veganman. . . Yeah, I hear ya! There is always SOMETHING available, but we all have our favorites. And what a great addiction to have! :)

  3. ok, my second attempt here at posting a comment so if this becomes a duplicate, my apologies...mercury in retrograde alright!

    anyway, I had said thank you so much for sharing this fruity journey with us all; you are a constant inspiration for me and my love as we leave behind cooked food addiction and embrace fruity bliss. ;) your lovely energy always leaps right off the page!

  4. Hi, Forest Faery! Thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful note. I really appreciate it. ♥ And good for you guys! Maybe your issue with leaving a message is that there is a delay because I moderate (approve) all the comments before they appear. So I only put up your second message this time. Now you can understand for the next time. :)

  5. This year was the first time in my life I ever tasted a honey tangerine(!), and the season for organic ones came and went in the blink of an eye. Boy, I sure am looking forward to them next year already. They have that wonderful sweet and sour combination that I love so much, and they are so rich. Tangeloes just seem empty and watery by comparison.

  6. Hi, Esmee! Wow. . . your first honey tangerine. . . next year you can be on the lookout for them. The best ones are just pure sweet, no sour. So glad you discovered them! ♥

  7. I've been buying a couple of cases of honey tangerines a week. (I'm not the only one who eats them, of course.) It's been a challenge to compost all of the peels, but I've found a way! The other challenge is to keep my baby from swallowing the seeds. He has this thing about swallowing small round objects. LOL!


  8. Hi, Marjorie! Thank you for visiting. . . and I'm sure I've swallowed a few seeds myself. Seems like we are all lovin' the tangerines lately. ♥

  9. Are the honey tangerines you eat organic? If so, do you ever eat non-organic ones?

  10. Hi, Esmee. . . No, these tangerines are not "organic." Most of the food I eat is not certified organic. Our world is imperfect in many ways. Even certified organic food is questionable. I just do the best I can and I feel good on what I am eating. :)

  11. I just wondered because I only tried organic this year (and apparently they weren't ripe from what you said about them needing to be all sweet weith no sour flavor). So next year I will try some of the non-organic as well and see what they are like. Most of pineapples I am eating right now are not organic. But I am truly greatful for them. Gracias, Madam!