Sunday, August 23, 2009

List Time

1. When I make pizza with organic crust and soy cheese, it's not nearly as heavy or as greasy as it is with regular crust and dairy cheese.

2. When someone tells you their name is Rico, you cannot help but think "suave" in your head. And it is very, very, very hard to not laugh. And even harder to not actually say "suave" out loud. This was an experience I had this week, so I know from first-hand experience.

3. I'm slowly making a move from regular old vegetarian to a more vegan way of being. I'm finding that a lot of foods that I used to have no trouble eating are kind of, um, troubling now. Probably because I'm getting old. But I'm hoping this will help.

4. I'm also trying to significantly cut my intake of sugar and white flour. Which is, um, hard. Mostly because I really like sugar. A lot. Some days it's the only reason I don't just sit down on the floor and cry. But I'm gonna try anyway. I did buy some dark chocolate tea, and I'm hoping that will be a satisfying alternative. I haven't tried it yet, because I'm kind of afraid of it (because, let's face it, chocolate tea sounds weird), and I don't really believe that I'll drink it and think "yes, that's just what I needed and now I have no desire for a bag of M&Ms..... none at all." But, you know. I'm hoping.

5. It probably doesn't really help the whole digestive issue that I'm trying to adjust back to a school schedule and that's, like, four and a half hours earlier than my body is used to having to function.

6. This morning I ran 10 miles and I had the song Say Hey by Michael Franti and Spearhead on repeat for over half the run. (Which was a long time because I was moving slow.) Then I listened to a few other songs and put Say Hey back on repeat. It's a mover and a shaker.

7. I am totally hoping that Acupuncturist can work miracles on me tomorrow. Because I'm a mess. In all kinds of ways.

8. I finally read the book What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundel. (Because I love teen fiction.) And it was very well written and did a very good job of building up to the big reveals. Although at first I was a bit disappointed when the reveals started happening, because based on the title and the cover, I kind of thought this book would be a little smutty. And it so totally wasn't, which made it a little disappointing. But then the reveals kept on going. And then it so totally was. Smutty, that is. And I don't think the school librarian knows this, about the smut, so I'll have to let him know. (Let him know that it was so totally GOOD. Although maybe not so school appropriate.)

9. I also read Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson and I loved that, too. It wasn't smutty. But it was totally relatable (is that a word?) and readable and lovable. And fun.

10. Because we did not have school on Thursday, I got to listen to the live webcast of U2 in concert in Sheffield, England. That was pretty awesome. Actually, it was very awesome.

11. I'm pretty sure that water could make me bloated and give me gas. Everything else does. Why would water want to be left out of the fun?

12. I'm going to finish my tea and go to bed now.


InTheFastLane said...

Good luck! I have a bit of IBS issues. And I am terrible about making changes. But, seriously, one day at school, I was really wishing I had a bathroom, alone, a long long way from anyone's office. And that was even when I had the soy milk in my starbucks. could be the sugar...but I can't give up the sugar, or white flour. I have actually read that while flour is helpful in calming the digestive tract. You are a stronger woman than me to make those changes.

Bacardi Mama said...

You always do whatever you put your mind to. If this what you want, you'll do it. Love you kiddo!

Heart2Heart said...

I love your lists! Oh how when we age things just all seem to go downhill and I am not only taking about the effects of gravity, but even the foods you were used to eating as a young adult, you have to pass on as you get older. I mean just what are we supposed to eat???

Let me know how that chocolate tea works out!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lyndsay said...

Lists are great.
Let me know if the chocolate tea works to curb the sugar cravings. That is by FAR my biggest weakness.

Anonymous said...

The ONLY thing that prevents you from crying? I'm sure you don't have it that bad.