Saturday, February 27, 2010

It's Fermented You Know!

Wow.  I just spent all day cleaning 3 little boys rooms.  I don't think I want to remember it anymore, so I'm going to type out my vegan days and drink my Kombucha (It's fermented you know) while I do it!  So what's going on my Vegans???!!(and non-vegans, lol)  I've been neglecting again, but you'll forgive me I swear.  I've got it all tonight: tears, jeers AND fears!!!  So first, the tears: As I've stated before I REALLY want Birthday presents.  I know I'm not going to get them (which is tear inducing enough on it's own), but I like to daydream about them anyway.  While I was in said daydream, this time of a juicer as I used my  little hand juicer with the twisty thing and juice is dripping down my arm and making my sleeve sticky.  I had a flash of memory to my childhood. *side note* Anybody who knows me, knows I have an astounding long term memory.  Sometimes I mess up though, because I'll actually remember what I was thinking at the time.  For example, we had a conversation 1 year ago.  As we talked I thought you would look good in a hat.  I then might 1 year later remember you wearing a hat during that conversation, because I pictured you wearing it and it burned it into my memory.  Usually, I will remember that later though.  Okay, back to my childhood memory of me using an old timey squeezing device to juice a lemon.  So, I called my Mom to see if she still had this ancient tool.  She was skeptical but she went to check.  She had it!!  I am so psyched about using something my ancestors probably used.  *cue the tears*  Now, a long line of woman trying to squeeze that damn 1/4 cup out of a lemon can watch over me and be proud.  Okay, maybe not too sad (except of course no presents) but it is cool using old things that work great.  I love history and will get a huge kick out of juicing this way...and hey,  anything is better than sticky, soggy sleeves!!!  Okay.....on to the jeers!  Jeers go out to Hacienda for putting the dreaded cheese on my black bean burrito.  It wasn't a lot, but I was so mad!!  The waitress even wrote (I made sure) not to put cheese anywhere NEAR my burrito.  So, when I found it I was angry and said now I will have bad poop and it's all their fault!!  Okay, hehehe, I didn't really say that, but I implied it.  At least they took it off my bill.  I never really noticed what a call for concern it is not to eat cheese.  And I never really noticed how much is on the menu (never mind the meat too).  I actually had someone ask me when I explained I was following a plant based diet, "well, how do you get your dairy?"  "I don't get dairy" I replied.  "Do you mean calcium?"  I then numbered the many ways one can get calcium without milk, but she wasn't buying it.  Seriously, I get way more vitamins now than I ever did.  And really, I could lose 100 more pounds, so I don't think I'll be needing the IV drip anytime soon.  Let's round this out with the Fears now.  So, my oldest boy has been asking many questions to wrap his mind around being vegan.  Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), the stuff about milk freaked him out and he won't drink it anymore.  So I have to write a letter to the school so he can drink something else (if he's buying lunch).  I'm not upset about that, but I don't want to traumatize my children either.  Hey, I have an update!!!  My meetup group is meeting!!!!  And to my complete chagrin, the creator read my blog (yep, you know the one) entitled "Where's the Meet Up?" LOL.  Whew, fortunately she is really cool and laughed and even commented on my blog.  It seems that when I signed up was right in the middle of a bad time for her to be on and everyone else for that matter!!  Anyway, there will be a meet up and I'll keep you posted (now I don't have to case Farmer's Market for vegan friends).  And my buddy/guru Tess hooked me up with her cuz that's in town.  I am meeting some excellent people and feel quite lucky.  Well, I better put this thing to bed before my Kombucha high wears off!!!  Stat time!!!

Hunger:  Doing good, really trying to pay attention to what my body wants
Mood:  Why, quite chipper I must say
Cravings:  Not for old food.  Sometimes I will think of something like say scrambled eggs and think wow, I am never eating those again.  And I feel weird for a minute.  Although I never say never, because really, who knows?  But right now I am in the moment and the moment says no meat.  No animal product.
Health:  Good, surprisingly after the cheese incident.  It was fine, I think I saw it before I ingested it.

I worked out Wed. night!!  Now just cause I have a big fat butt, doesn't mean I don't know what I'm doing.  I rocked the weights out.  And I had some training in muscles and proper form etc., so I felt good and new what I was about.  I have decent muscle memory.  That doesn't mean I like doing it though, clearly.  But I liked how I felt so I'm going to try to roll this momentum out for a while.  I'll keep you posted.  Good thing was my hubby worked out with me and he lifts weights regularly and has great muscles to watch, so I didn't get too bored!! ;)  Ugh,I also forgot my inhalers and had a nasty little asthma attack!!  Okay everyone, I have to get some sleep so I can go to Logan's 9:00 a.m. basketball game and prepare to have 3 of his friends spend the night for his birthday.  I better stock up on the Kombucha.  (it's fermented you know!)


  1. You are so funny Dani! I LOVE your blogs, they help keep me honest...especially this one with the cheese as I have a very big problem staying away from it. Cheese is my most favorite thing in the world to eat despite all that I know about what it takes to get it to the grocery shelves, my gluttony takes over and omg I have to FIGHT with myself to not eat! So happy you're not struggling and that you're doing so well! Hugs! :)

  2. Yay!! You worked out!!! Way to go!!

    I am so tickled that you get to meet up with your meetup group! How cool is that? I want a meet up group! I will be wanting details of your new group and friends. That is truly GGGGRRRRRReat!..I don't have any vegan friends, sides you and Tess! How is your sis in law doing?

  3. Tina- Hey, I'm right there with you on the cheese!! It was my favorite. That and eggs are harder for me than meat. But, what weight I've lost has come right off my stomach so that is what keeps me hones!! LOL

    Tracy- I thought you had vegan friends!! Well, I know how it feels, cause up till now I was in the same boat! I used that thing Steve Nickels had posted about finding a meetup in your area, you should try it! Anyway I'll let you know how it goes =)