After a long weekend filled with too much food, my body desperately needs a break!!! I woke up this morning feeling tired, ache-y, bloated, and had a few zits to remind me that I did, indeed, overdo it.
I’ve blogged in the past about planning to overeat – and the difference between this behavior and my old binges. Lately it’s been happening a lot more than usual, and I realized that I haven’t had my regular emotional outlets. I haven’t seen my shrink in over a month because of the “Yes We’re Open” shoot, and I’ve also been neglecting my daily morning journal.
Not only has the food been a sign of accumulation, but there are literally piles of stuff around the house. Today was a reminder that I need to actually deal with everything.
I finally put away the laundry that I washed last week….
…and filled a few pages of my journal
Space feng-shui’ed, feelings acknowledged – what next?!?
Keeping hydrated is important. Activate Drinks sent a few of their Vitamin Waters to sample.
This is the Blueberry Pomegranate, a.k.a. their Antioxidant flavor
When you break open the cap, it releases all the vitamins, turning the water blue.
Using both Stevia and Maltodextrin, the taste was a bit too sweet for me. I finished about 1/2 the bottle.
Around 2pm, my stomach started growling and I dug into my favorite food to reset it - 1/2 a cantaloupe.
Here’s the “recipe”
Wash the melon – since you’re cutting the fruit, anything on the surface will go through the inside, along with the knife
Scoop out the seeds with a spoon (Angelenos, you can discard them in the green compost bin!)
I love these because they’re fun to eat, filling, and take forever…
…I really go to town on them – the melon is just a shell of its former self.
I even eat the green parts, depending on how ripe they are. This one was particularly sweet, almost see-through by the time I was done with it
To go along with the ‘loupe, I sipped on my other fave – miso soup
I’ve posted about how I make this a few times before, but since I’m sharing “recipes”….
Combine one tablespoon miso paste with 1 cup hot water. Add 1/2 a torn sheet of nori, and Ume Plum Vinegar to taste
Hopefully, in a few hours, I’ll feel up to eating again. By tomorrow, my stomach should be back to its old self, and I will attempt not to overload it (or my emotions) too soon.