I had an interesting experience today. We have a family visiting us and, well, you can fault me for this, but I just decided to give them the foods they like. Weird thing #1 was grocery shopping and buying all this stuff I used to buy in my previous life, over 6 years ago--cereal and milk and ham and cheese and bread and cookies and ingredients for a spaghetti dinner. Trying to remember what the ingredients were, and searching for this stuff was as confusing as when I was first learning where the tofu and tempeh was. I made the dinner just like I did before I changed my diet, with no regard to health. Weird thing #2 was cooking meat, and then not being able to test it to verify I had the right flavorings. But I was told it was good. How can you go wrong with lots of fat and salt and meat and seasonings and cheese and butter? It is easy to cook this way. The bread was drenched in garlicy butter. Of course, that was a hit. One of the girls just wanted the garlic bread and noodles without the sauce--drenched in butter and parmesan cheese. Weird thing #3 was my reaction to the food. Part of me wanted to eat it. I know the spaghetti sauce tasted really good and I wanted some, but I don't want to eat animals. I know the garlic bread tasted really good but at the same time I was grossed out by the greasiness of the butter and it does have an overpowering smell. Wierd thing #4 was cleanup. Boy did that take a lot of soap. I was thinking, it would be good if you could do a similar cleanup to your blood vessels after eating this.
Unfortunately, a reaction to all of this was that I overate on my foods. I didn't eat regular meals at mealtimes, just ate randomly. I ate too much fruit, too many nuts, too much essene bread, a few turkish figs (they were good), what else, carrots, some cabbage, edamame with d'angou pear vinegar and chopped walnuts (that was good). I made a nice ice cream from a banana, cherries, walnuts and grape juice. I discovered that frozen mangos and peanut butter is a nice combination. Maybe that was weird thing #5. ha. Okay, so I have something to work on in my next challenge: Dealing with visitors. This was a problem for me several times this past year. Well, tomorrow is a good opportunity to get started. I get to watch them eat my old diet all day long. I will behave. I can do this.