Just like Pinkalicious, I’ve had too many cupcakes, and now it’s time to eat veggies instead.
Pinkalicious is one of my daughter’s favorite books, and we’ve read it together numerous times. But this week, it had new meaning for me.
The main character, against her parent’s advice, eats too many cupcakes. In fact, she eats so many that she turns pink. Her mother takes Pinkalicious to visit the doctor who says, “To return to normal, you must eat a steady diet of green food.”
Instead of following the doctor’s advice, Pinkalicious sneaks another cupcake and turns a bright shade of embarrassing red! Finally, Pinkalicious succumbs to the doctor’s advice and starts eating green.
I ate pickles and spinach, olives and okra. I choked down artichokes, gagged on grapes, and burped up Brussels sprouts. -Pinkalicious
Well, my life has been quite a bit like Pinkalicious lately. I’m trying to return to “normal”, and in order to do that, I’m eating a steady diet of vegetables, fruit and protein.
I’m eating lettuce and greens, parsnips and sweet potato, quinoa and lentils. Tuesday will be exciting, for it will be day eleven and I can add meat. Yes, it’s a crazy time of year to go on an elimination diet, but it’s best gift that I can give my family and myself this year.
So look for me at the Christmas party. I’ll be the one raiding the veggie and fruit platters.
My latest weight loss update (guest post for Teresa Shields Parker):
Failure Leads to Transformation
For all weight loss updates go HERE.
Good for you, Karen. I’m taking a break from my plans right now for Christmas but I have found many delicious veges that I like. Exploring for a new one or a new way to fix an old one has been fun.
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Yes, it has been fun, because I enjoy cooking. I’m finding I can use my creativity with veggies that way…but I admit, I miss baking this time of year.