Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Feeling Grateful

I hope you all are having a great week!  I am so happy to be home again; TH and I had a late night drive from Anchorage last night.  The situation with TH's mom was nuts.  Somehow she contracted a vicious flesh eating bacteria while on vacation in CA.  The doctors had to complete a number of emergency surgeries (removing huge chunks of her forehead, cheek and eyelid), in an attempt to stop the spread of the bacteria.  The major concern was that the bacteria would reach her brain, heart or spinal cord.  The doctors now believe she is in the clear, but she has quite a recovery in front of her.  I am so amazed by her strength and positive attitude!

While TH was by his mom's side, I was filling my brain at a conference in A-town.  I've talked to a lot of people who feel intimidated by raw food, especially when eating away from home.  Girl on Raw has an awesome post on this topic:  Raw on the Road.  I also used to think it would be crazy hard to eat raw while on the go.  But really, what could be easier than eating fruit, veggies, nuts, and seeds?  I actually find it a lot simpler and more pleasurable than any of the other diet plans I've tried.  I eat what I want, when I'm hungry, and don't feel constricted by rules like eating every three hours, or always combining protein with carbs.  This is huge for me!

Here are some of the things I snacked on in the hotel.

I had the ice bucket rocking for a day or two, until I noticed the mini fridge hidden away in a cabinet.  You would think the maid could have helped me out with that- a little note maybe? :)

Of course, Viv came along to keep me company (and provide my neighbors with a courtesy wake-up call every a.m.).  Sometimes I feel sheepish about my peculiarness, but I'm learning to get over that. 

On my Natural Pantry run I picked up a raw snack by  Go Raw . 


These were excellently seasoned and rather addictive.  I finished them off for lunch today with an avocado and refused to share with TH.  He jealously made fun of all the seeds lodged in my teeth. 

Question:  Are you a frequent snacker, or do you prefer fewer, larger meals?  


  1. Those food stashes look so good. There's something so beautiful about fresh produce--more appealing than anything else when you get down to it.

    Glad you found the fridge and brought along Viv. It freaks me out how everywhere has microwaves now, and I fantasize about how cool it would be if there were blenders instead!

    I do much better with smaller, more frequent feedings.

  2. @Ela

    Yes, Ela, I agree with you about the beauty of fruits and veggies. In fact, I just spent 10 minutes ogling the symmetrical veins in the kale I was chopping up. Gorgeous.

    I think frequent snacks are my preference as well, but it's hard to do when I'm busy at work.