There are no spoiled surprises in life. We just have to embrace moments of happiness, enjoy them, give thanks to the Lord and hold them close to our hearts. There are two things in this life that I will do over and over again, they have names, Nicole and Natalia.
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Change to change
It’s been better than what I thought. No headaches or withdrawals so far. I’ve found my new sugary love, dates. Today I had a salad with balsamic vinegar spring mix and grapes and it was pretty good. Feels like a few pounds have gone down flushed in the toilet. Thank God for giving me the will.
To Him be the glory. The Eternal Father that takes control of your will, your thoughts and desires if you surrender to Him. Well, I forgot to eat breakfast. My intention was to eat some grapes on my way to work, but I forgot and they turned to be my dessert after lunch. I feel like a goat already eating leaves, but thanks I don’t know who for hummus. Never thought I was going to like it so much. I have to give credit to my cousin Isis for introducing me to this fabulous “chick peas dip” about 23 years ago influenced by her Palestine husband then. I like my hummus with garlic and pimentos, perfect dip for kosher sea salt pita chips. And byvthe way, hummus is a great source of protein. Water has never felt so good to drink. Since its the only fluid that goes thru my throat these days. Overall, I feel pretty good. After all, (NKJV) Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Amen.
Glory be to God the Lord of my life and my house! This is not a diet, this is the real thing. I’ve fast before, or absatined from eating for a few hours in a day, I’ve been on diets, but this time, I’m up to a challenge. I’m doing this first and foremost to get closer to God. I’ve read that when we fast our spirit becomes more sensitive, therefore the connection (since God is a spirit) will be better. Of course if I shed some pounds in the process, that will be another benefit. My breakfast this morning, 12 almonds, not roasted, salted, or sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, just plain and some water. I have to admitt that altought I prayed before starting this, I did not plan what was I going to eat. So at work, I’m starting to feel a lil’ anxiety as I come to the shop and smell bacon. First tought, pig eating junk from the floor. Was that the Holy Spirit already active and giving me an exit to my first temptaion? It worked anyways. Mid-morning snack, another 12 almonds. Lunch time, what am I going to eat? Let’s go to the grocery store and head over to the kosher isle. Mejadara-rice & lentils, looks like a traditional rice and beans to me. Then I think a salad, they have this spinach, arugula and I don’t know what else mixed salads, and of course balsamic vinagrette. Then I got some dates, pita chips and garlic hummus, grapes, read every label and ingredients. There’s a good variety of food with the (k) on the label and that made me feel better. I survived the first day. And feel very optimistic about tomorrow. After all, “Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece” Fil.4;13
Shoe obsession dos: found this elegant couple ready to go, where? My guess a romantic dinner then an classical music concert. I’m thinking to myself how will her shoes survive to the roughness of the subway ride. On the way to the station the streets are not safe for the preservation of the material nor the color, but she managed to protect the heels. I wish I would ride in that train and record the whole journey. People step on your shoes and they didn’t seem to fit her right. I can imagine every step had to be just challenging. My only hope, that they had fun and the shoes made it back home in one paired piece and without a scratch.
So, I woke up pretty early, just like I do everyday that I don’t have to work <I wonder why that happens> and decided to come check out facebook, twitter, tumbler, email and crap and on Twitter, like it so much better than facebook, I find out that TIME is posting the top 10 of this and that of 2011. Well, the top 10 viral videos, I thought I had seen them all, not quite. No. 7, lmao, hahahahahahahaHAHAHHAHAHA!!!! This girl’s way too freaking funny to me, Hannah Hart (@harto in case you want to follow her) Drunk cooking lessons. It reminded me of I day I spent with one of the girls for some reason. hahahaHAHAHAHAHA, just can’t stop laughing. She made my 1st day of the year. And WTH as I write this, I realized my girls are not here and don’t know when will be the next time I’ll get to see them again in flesh. But whatever, I know they are just fine and “dandy”. Happy New Year and let’s get some cooking going, sheet!!! And don’t forget to burp, I know it’s rude and sheet, but is liberating and healthy, just don’t “f” so much, use “fudge” instead.
Note:I know I did not explain why she had me laughing so hard, I just want you to see it for yourself.
One of my biggest fears. I hate being by myself. I have always dreaded having to go eat or do anything by myself. And today i will be just like that I’m not writing to get pity, but to realize as I’m writing that God is showing me that I only need Him to be happy with the life that I have. That a holiday it’s just another day and unless I make it a Holy Day for me, it will not have any meaning. I still miss people and wish they will be closer right now though.
I’ve always liked shoes. I can go to a mall and buy only shoes. If I need a special outfit to go somewhere, I get the shoes first and then the rest. But I didn’t realized until I went to NYC for the first time, how obsessed I am with shoes. So I decided to start taking shoe shots. The first one, this lady in the 2 train. WTH! Those are horrible to me. I hate wearing flats myself. They look cute in some people, but not everyone can rock a pair of flats. Then the stockings that she probably borrowed from one of Santa’s helpers. I don’t know, it’s just me maybe. But anyways, stay tuned, more to come.