December 28, 2008

Post Holiday Detox and a Sunny Segue into 2009

The reason it was so important for me to make my holiday cookies healthier is because I tend to eat a lot of cookies. And I must have eaten even more than usual because I'm up a few pounds and not thrilled about it. (btw, they got mixed but mostly good reviews from the family) Frankly, I haven't been getting to yoga as often as usual and that's probably got a lot to do with how I'm feeling too.

Besides the scale getting me down, I spent the holidays eating a lot of meat at relatives' dinner tables and of course en route to these tables at McDonalds on the Massachusetts digestive system is still working it all out. Boooo. I'm going to chalk it all up to a reminder about eating well because I really don't feel great. Kinda grumpy. Kinda glum.

All I really felt like eating yesterday and today was salad. Nice leafy greens to wash it all away and leave me feeling a little lighter! Pictured above is a salad I made with lettuce, dinosaur kale, tomatoes, avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper and ground flax seed. Also, a sandwich using leftover sundried tomato spread (a Veganomicon recipe!) and sprouts on sprouted grain bread. My belly said, "This is more like it!"

In addition to detoxing from the holiday food coma, Max and I are packing and getting ready for our trip to Puerto Rico! We're leaving in two days and will be back in 2009. I like that it's sort of a farewell to 2008 and sunny segue to the new year. But it's too bad about having to wear a bikini in a few days... When I get back I'm considering going raw for awhile, to get a fresh start on the inside :-)

What are you doing as 2008 wraps up, and to commemorate the new year?


Culinarywannabe said...

I feel your pain - we sat on the airplane coming home yesterday and all I could think of was how gross I felt from eating anything and everything for the past week. I have 3 days until we are off to Christmas celebration with family #2 so I'm really trying to eat a massive amount of decent food to counteract the eating that is yet to come. Have so much fun in PR! Once you are on the beach and in the sun all bathing suit worries will slip away. :)

Jenn said...

I sooo need to detox. lol. Too many cookies! But I really enjoyed myself. This week, I'm really focusing on cleaning my house and decluttering some closets and drawers. Time to make room for 2009! :)

Erica said...

I feel the same way- blehhhh! Yayy for a new healthier week :) That is so exciting that you are going away! I hope you have so much fun! Take some pics for us!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I eat a lot of cookies too! :) I hope your body feels better soon.

Laura said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm glad I've found yours now. :)

I just read your post on nutmeg from a while back. That's so crazy!

Have fun in Puerto Rico! What a great way to welcome the new year.

Darya Pino said...

Me too! Nothing but veggies and water (no alcohol) for a week! Ugh.

Amy Flanagan said...

I'm feeling the pain, but it makes me realize that I do feel so much better when I'm eating better.

btw, where did you get those awesome looking tomatoes in december in boston?

Michelle said...

Happy New Year everyone!

Culinarywannabe--hope Christmas #2 was merry!

Jenn--can you come clean MY house?

Erica--PR was sooo fun! I will post some pics soon :-)

Erin--i still have christmas cookies in the kitchen and should really just throw them away at this point...well maybe I'll eat one more...

Laura--thanks for stopping by!

Darya--did you really do just veggies and water for a week? how did it go?

Amy--i think i got them at whole foods but i maybe got them at a place called photoshop.

Body Cleanse Hub said...

The only way I allow myself to eat naughty things during the holidays is because I know I'll do a detox afterward. I love that post-cleanse feeling. ...almost as much as I love those cookies. ;)