Well...it's a brand spanking new year and I think too many people get caught up in the "new year, new me" pitfall. It's wonderful if you start the new year the right way, but when people have this philosophy and then fail to accomplish it all right away they fall off the bandwagon till Jan 1st next year. The years collide into one another and before long decades pass. Any day can be the day you decide to change it all. It's so easy to make excuses and say "I'll start tomorrow," but instead flip it and every day say "today will be the day I'm a better me."
I spent the end of 2009 with my family in Nevada. It was filled with far too much cigarette smoke, from the casinos and my dad, and made me realize how I quickly go to french fries and bread when I'm confronted with eating out at every meal. The salad bar was filled with iceburg lettuce and ranch dressing, so every time I turned around I heard myself ordering fries. I did make a few yummy green smoothies (spinach, mango, pineapple, and water), which helped a bit, but I'm still feeling really disgusting. I really want to kick the bread and fry habit, but I'm scared. I feel like I keep cutting stuff out of my diet and it freaks me out. I need to focus on adding healthy stuff in, so I feel as though I have options.
I did get to enjoy something pretty wonderful in Nevada (aside from seeing family, of course) when my parents took me and Aussie to a date farm.
Who knew that dates grew on palm trees; I definitely did not. It was fun to walk the grounds and test different types of dates.
And if you need a recipe for a dates, then you should try a "No-Crap Almond Joy." Just slice the date and take out the seed. Fill it with coconut and your favorite nut and close. The Aussie attacked the last patch I made :)