A Belated Lent Post


Vegan food does not necessarily equate to healthy food. Processed foods, most alcohols, are Vegan. And while I ate some yummy food this week, I also ate heavy food.

After my dinner last night (a vegan risotto and wild mushroom cake and a salad), I got back to my room feeling heavy and weighed down. With the exception of my morning juices, it seems that most of my meals were fairly heavy feeling.

As a result…I sort of feel like hell. Don’t get me wrong, my clothes fit and everything, but I have this feeling that my insides aren’t happy and optimal. So when I got back to my room last night, I was doing some reading and have made a decision. It’s cleanse time.

What better time to cleanse my body than during Lent? And while I know that Lent started two days ago, I think I’m still ok to start a few days late. I don’t think God will mind 🙂

I re watched part of the juicing movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (really…if you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s free on Netflix for crying out loud!). It dawned on me that this is what I need. I’m not saying I’m going to do 40 days of juice, but what I am going to do is all juice and fresh foods. That could mean smoothies, salads, seeds, etc. It will also mean no processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, and junk. I’m sure it won’t be easy – especially at first. But nothing worth fighting for ever is, and feeling well and healthy is definitely worth fighting for.


Almost embarrassed to leave this section blank. But other than walking up and down the Vegas strip a million times, I’ve got nothin.


Everyone who reads this knows I’ve been in Vegas since last Saturday. I’m on my way home now (woo hoo inflight Internet), and am very happy. It’ll be a short lived stay at home, as I’m missing the annual girls weekend in North Carolina (long story…was supposed to be next weekend), so I’ll land around midnight, go home, sleep for a few hours, then drive down to Nags Head to join the girls for the final night. It’s S’s bday celebration, and I can’t very well miss it.

Of the 6 nights in Vegas, I went out for 3. Saturday and Sunday and Wednesday (Wednesday was quite the doozy tho). Otherwise it was work, a lot of window shopping, very little gambling, and lots of walking around and checking stuff out.

I intended to hit up Fremont street and ‘old Vegas’ but never got around to it. Oh well, maybe next time!

For now, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my trip home.











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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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