i did it. i canceled my facebook. it’s day one and so far i haven’t had any withdrawals even though by this time today i probably would have checked it about 5 times. it’s very freeing to know it’s gone and i don’t have to think about it anymore. now i can keep a book in my bag for those times when i need a break. and when i have a few free minutes i don’t automatically pick up my phone. my battery life will probably double. i was truly addicted and since i was unable to regulate myself i’ve decided to go cold turkey. i had a life before facebook and i’ll still have one after.
the diet is in full swing. two days now where i’m eating healthy. i even remembered to bring my lunch to work today. last night i made hummus from scratch and some whole wheat pasta with garlic, onions, broccoli and sausage. what should have been obvious is just beginning to dawn on me. last summer i read omnivore’s dilemma and in defense of food and now i’m halfway through the clear skin diet. for much of my life i’ve been blessed with the magic metabolism. i could eat whatever i wanted and not gain a pound. though i never got chubby i’ve had problems with blemishes, near constant respiratory infections, lethargy, poor concentration, awful night vision, mild depression and anxiety. turns out the garbage i’ve been eating can cause all of this AND give me cancer. like whoa. so i spent sunday morning on the couch perusing healthy recipes and making my shopping list. going to try to change my life from the inside out.
this weekend was both eventful and productive. friday i spent some quality time with my fab boyfriend. saturday afternoon i went to a crawfish boil. it was the first time i’d ever seen something alive one minute and eaten it the next. i handled it much better than i thought i would. it was an interesting experience ripping open the little bodies and digging out the tail meat. i was a little uncomfortable cleaning poop and guts off of something i was going to put in my mouth but the peer pressure kept me going. it was an experience. not sure if it’s one i’m eager to repeat but it was fun. sunday was food day. i adore central market and learn new things every time i go. the guy at the deli and i chatted about fish on salads and gave me some smoked salmon to snack on. i have a container of anchovies in my fridge which will end up in a homemade cesar salad dressing tonight. i feel a sense of pride when my grocery bag contains only protein and produce. no boxes or mixes to be found. the most processed thing i bought yesterday was a jar of salsa verde (and maybe the dijon mustard).
i’ve been fulfilling my personal promise to stop listening to my ipod on shuffle all of the time. it’s been CDs only at home and this happens more often since the majority of TV shows i watch are over. i watch the celebrity apprentice, LOST and 30 rock. that’s about it. dexter, project runway, mad men and it’s always sunny in philadelphia are not in season so my TV hours are few. i haven’t been super excited about anything new i’ve heard lately so i’ve been listening to a lot of old favorites like juliana hatfield, liz phair, pj harvey and radiohead. i hope to be gushing over a new band soon.