I love my life but I sometimes wonder what in the world people think about it… because it’s whacky…
I’ve been on a crazy rice and beans kick since I got back from Haiti. It’s been really great in so many ways. I’ve made some good pots and some… well, the other day a whole pot went right into the garbage!
Almost every day I eat an avocado and some tomatoes (dipped in salt! YUM! )And I don’t know why I feel the need to tell my readers this… but beans do NOT give me gas. But just in case you’re wondering… basically I eat eggs, tomatoes, potatoes (2 times a week), rice, beans, and avocados. If I snack, it’s on chips and salsa.
Yesterday I decided to break free and eat something different, so I decided to eat pizza for lunch. I was going out with someone I didn’t know that well so I didn’t want to seem kooky, and I’ve been craving pizza. It was good, but not as good as I had hoped and about 20 minutes after, my stomach was rumbling. Not worth it.
Then later we went to a fundraiser and it was yummy but I ate a quesadilla. IT WAS DELICIOUS but so not worth the awful heartburn I woke up with (and I haven’t had heartburn since I was in Haiti). I actually craved rice and beans yesterday so today’s lunch was extra YUMMY!
It’s simple. Eat simple, feel good.
Also I had to silence the chatterbox in my head. Yesterday I put on a pair of pants for work and a shirt and they were both too big. That’s a good problem to have, yes, I know, except that I looked frumpy and not put together. I felt terrible about myself all day and every time I looked in the mirror (which I go to the bathroom A LOT!) I found myself saying negative things about me. DUMB. So I stopped (thank goodness for the talk that my friend Katie and I had on Saturday about having Jesus in us) because I shut that madness down. Yes, my clothes are too big, yes, I need some new ones! YES!! I’VE LOST 15 LBS! It feels good (though today I think I am a little bloated from the junk I ate yesterday) to not be killing my clothes and lose a chin.
I want to say, I am not recommending the rice and beans diet for everyone, I am just saying it works good for me and I feel awesome!
And if you’re wondering… this song has been playing in my head for two days