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Monday, May 03, 2010

Before I started this (and actually even months into it), I didn't eat a lot of veggies. I'd buy them, and they'd rot in the fridge.

Well, lately that's changed. I just recently went to Costco, and bought the following:
A bag of frozen petite whole green beans
A box of cherry tomatoes
2 bags of mini sweet bell peppers
A box of baby carrots

None of these are vegetables that I cook. I eat them raw as snacks. I go through my snack veggies fast. Like, a week or two, tops. Yeah, that's for all of those. I bring a lot of veggies to work.

That's not counting the vegetables in the veggie patties I picked up, or whatever comes with my meals. I love spinach and egg whites, I love those mini steamer packs of corn or brussel sprouts. I've always liked salad without dressing. There's just something about some raw veggies that appeals to me. The crisp juiciness, probably.

I also have developed the weird urge to enter the gym whenever I drive past it. I feel like I have an off day when I skip my morning cardio. I stare longingly at the fries and pizza I used to eat, but still don't feel the urge to eat them. I tend to remember how I feel after, and that kills the urge.

I've slowly started being more social, even driving myself to a new place once in a while (which for me is a huge step). Driving to the beach for my workout was probably the best thing I've done this week. Once I got there, all that ran through my mind was "now I can come here any time I want!"

Now I can't imagine what I would do during all that free time I've been working out if I were to stop, what in the world I'll find to eat at McDonald's that's even remotely satisfying, or what I'll do to keep me entertained if I stop being able to hang out with all the people I've met with all this activity.

I like it.
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