Finding my food groove

This weekend I was a hermit. Sean had to work all weekend, so it's like I decided to be the opposite end of the spectrum.¬† I haven't been feeling all that good these last few days - I've felt very flu-like (and no, Alison, I am not pregnant :p ) - and the weather didn't …

Mastering the remote and craving lentils

I sit here surrounded by folded laundry and half-watching "My Life in Ruins" - a moderately (very moderately) good romantic comedy with Nia Vardalos - on Netflix. Watching it makes me want to go to Greece and reminds me of being on the bus in Paris with the army base Americans. Ah, tour groups. But …

And my taste buds sang

Yesterday¬†morning started out early and early mornings are not something I do well. (That's what I get for checking my work email on Sunday - but at least I was prepared when I got in!) But it also started of with my cinnamon raisin bagel with peanut butter and the icing I licked off my …

Home stretch!: Lessons learned

The project managers at work go through a thing called "lessons learned" after a project closes. Well, as of midnight tonight, this cleanse project closes (yay!!!) and I want to share our lessons learned and some tips for surviving this or any two-week cleanse. (I've realized that I haven't posted the actual cleanse to this …

What’s in a name and the cost of healthy eating

Over the six months since Sean and I got married, I have been slowly but surely changing my stuff over to my new last name. Bank stuff was easy and I finally changed over my SIN card, which is essential for me to change my passport (at least I've had the current one for almost …

Welcome back fruit and grain!

This morning was a great morning - I got to eat an apple! After three days straight of nothing but vegetables, yes, that was exciting. Sean had a look of insane glee on his face this morning when I handed him his bag of berries from the fridge for his smoothie. Today was meant to …

Aroma heaven or torture?

My sense of smell has heightened since I started this cleanse. Mostly for the food items that I have deprived myself of; for example, chocolate. I walked into Urban Fare in Yaletown today at lunch to buy more yams and I kid you not, the second I walked in I smelled dark chocolate. It was …

Getting around the wall for bread and cheese, not crashing into it

As we prepare to enter Days 8-10 which involve nothing but vegetables for 72 hours, I find myself thinking about the top two things that I miss A LOT right now: 1. BREAD - I nearly cried when the bread basket was put in front of me at Joe Forte's last Tuesday - it smelled …