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The mistake people make is to wait for something to happen to them before they begin searching. They want the voice of God, or something, to tell them to get started. Or maybe they know they should be doing something but they procrastinate, hoping that tomorrow they’ll have more conviction and be more determined. What they forget is there may be no tomorrow for them. By Richard Rose
Robert recently introduced me to Daft Punk. Unbeknownst to me, Leslie and I had actually danced to some of their old stuff at Six One Six back in the day. Their new album comes out next week. You may have heard the infectious ‘Get Lucky’ that has taken over the airwaves, your iPod and the Grindhouse during Grizzlies games. Yesterday they put the album on iTunes for you to stream for free. This is a very unconventional move, as they are notorious for keeping their stuff highly guarded until the release date, and reportedly scrapped the album three times before it was finally done. Robert talked about how on their earlier stuff, they were at the forefront of the EDM (electronic dance music) movement, but now they need to totally recreate their sound and come up with something fresh to even be able to compete. They’ve totally done it. This album is sort of dance-electric-funk, and I said that it’s equally appropriate for baby-making on a lazy Sunday afternoon or at a club or bar on a crazy Saturday night. Brilliant marketing, amazing music.
A lot of people talk about how it’s ‘too expensive’ to eat healthy, that fresh fruits and vegetables are crazy costly. This is what I got at Easy Way today. Easy Way is a local grocery chain that sells veggies. All this loot cost me $37 with tax. Here’s what I got:
Container of parmesan—$4.99
Container of sliced baby bellas—$1.99
2 yellow squash—$0.99
1 bag red grapes—$4.51
2 containers of strawberries—$3.00
2 bags radishes—$1.58
1 watermelon half—$0.99
1 bag lemons (12)—$2.99
1 bunch romaine, red leaf, green leaf—$0.99 each
Here’s what I will make with all this: lunch for 3 days—huge salad with all 3 lettuces, grapes, strawberries, cucumbers, radishes, parmesan, and Gardein chikn tenders, tomatoes, pears, spinach, red peppers and dressing that I already have. 4 breakfasts of avocado toast and a banana with Yogi tea and boiled eggs that I already have. Bellas with quinoa that I already have. Fruit salad with the watermelon, cantaloupe, kiwi and oranges and apples that I already have. Sauteed squash and a zuchinni that I already have. This is a ton of food, and at least 4 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and most of dinner (I will probably add a veggie burger or grilled cheese or soup).
The best thing about all this is that 1) this is all the money I will spend on food for about a week, 2) there’s no preservatives in any of this stuff, 3) I make it at home so I know what I’m making, and 4) IT’S ALL GOOD FOR ME. Also, when you have your meals planned like this, it really keeps you from that ‘what am I going to eat’ mindset which leads to you going to the cafeteria and getting crap for lunch. So, you can see that being veg isn’t that hard. I’ve been doing it for almost 4 weeks now and I feel amazing. I’ve lost 5 pounds, mostly because eating this way means cutting out the processed crap and all that greasy side dishes that usually accompany a meat dinner. I have had my slip-ups, don’t misunderstand me. I’m a sucker for a bag of Cheez-Its at work in the afternoon, particularly if we’re really slow. Robert and I went for sushi last night and it was my first veg-sushi outing. I had a roll that had tempura veggies and sweet sauce on top and it was AMAZING. It was also so huge that I couldn’t eat the whole thing. We also had tempura sweet potato, which is totally delish and slightly sweet. It’s possible y’all! xoxo