the diet, the rain, and desire.

so, a quick apology to the few readers i have: i noticed that the last couple of posts i’ve made have “sounded” a little forced. i guess i was just not quite up to blogging, but i did it anyway. so my sincerest of apologies for putting crap out into the WWW. xOxO’s to make up for it!

now, i’d like to talk about my diet: dukan failed me.
or maybe i failed dukan. at any rate, i don’t like meat enough to eat it, and it alone. it’s not really in my nature to follow a strict diet though – i’ve tried many a time, and always failed. so right now i am trying to do low-carb, kind of primal, kind of whole, kind of delicious, and completely Candice-like. i truly am feeling good about my decisions though. i’m listening to my body and it feels so amazing. 🙂 also – i’ve been trying (and succeeding admirably) at keeping it to 3 meals a day, instead of snacking like i used to. i am down about 3-4 pounds since last week. i broke into the 160s this morning!

i’ve also been combining my two favorite activities: walking + reading. i haven’t really felt up to doing much exercise (c25k, visual impact 4 women, barre method) so I’ve just been going to the gym and reading away while walking on the treadmill (thanks iPad!). i am currently reading the new Habit book (the yellow/red covered one) and am also reading the Primal Blueprint. for fiction, i’m working through the Lives of the Mayfair Witches series, and am still on the first one, the Witching Hour.

the photos in this post are some of the foods i’ve been pining over lately.

and on the note of desire…and dreams…

it is pouring down rain here in Washington. i love the rain, when it looks like this. it’s like the gods are blessing the earth with fertilizer. it reminds me of beauty in an extraordinary way. i’ve been craving mineral-rich, nourishing foods lately. maybe it’s because the rain just seems so nourishing to the earth, that it makes me want to nourish my body. i’ve also been desiring sunshine though.

i’m dreaming of a perfect life for me, and i think it would involve some time spent between my beautiful birthplace, washington state, and some time spent in my beautiful desert of arizona. i miss the sunshine and the smell of sage waking me in the morning, and i miss the light-heartedness of days spent lounging by the pool, eating grapes and drinking delicious draft beer. i hope to be able to work some telepsychiatry into my career. i’m still a long way off from a DNP, but dreams never die, my friends.




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