Eating It Up

Someone once told me that eating a whole pineapple would leave a person’s tongue raw. That isn’t tree. I’ve devoured many delicious whole pineapples; and ten oranges; and five to ten mangoes depending on their sizes. I’ve enjoyed two pounds of broccoli, and if you get me olive oil, vinegar, mashed strawberries, crushed cashew nuts and a dash of Romano cheese, I will happily eat a serving of lettuce the size of my head, times two.

I can also eat half a pound of cake and a quart of dulce de leche ice cream, covered in an indecent amount of chocolate flavored Hershey’s Shell. Oh yeah, and I’ve been known to down a loaf of Italian bread. Yum!

I love food. And I’m a lucky eater. How do I get lucky with my food, you may ask? Well, I rarely binge on cake, ice cream or bread; fruits and vegetables are the things I love most. So my body doesn’t get too upset, or um… plump, when I go into one of my eating sprees.

The Get Off Your Broom Week 8 mini-challenge asked, “How clean is your diet?” I think my eating is balanced in a way that works for me. I need to stay on top of my water drinking habits, but aside from that I eat pretty well.

On the exercise department, I need to report that I did my Daily Thirteen routine three times this week, and I walked a few miles. The next two weeks will be a little slow because of the end of the school semester. I have many deadlines, but that’s okay.

What about you, my Wicked Darlings? How clean is your diet? And if you celebrate Thanksgiving, this week don’t count ;-)

And let me share my latest gift from my Piano Man. No, my lover didn’t give me the sky, but he got my face out of a book, said, “Look at this, baby” and I was blessed with this amazing peachy pink sunset over our bit of New York.

36 comments:

  1. Yes, eating a whole pineapple will leave your tongue raw -- if you don't peel it first, LOL! Don't ask me how I know this.

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  2. Diandra Linnemann11/26/2011

    Lucky you! Eating pineapple leaves my tongue swollen and raw - not that it would keep me from eating any!

    "Look, honey! If I hurry, I can eat a whole baby pineapple before my mout thwellth shut!" (^v^)

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  3. Slommler11/26/2011

    What a gorgeous sunset!!!!!  Fabulous!!  Gah!!  I couldn't eat like that at all!!  But my diet is pretty clean..though I try to limit my carbs...sometimes I fail at that.  Ha!!
    Hugs to you
    SueAnn

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  4. That makes perfect sense.

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  5. Ha! You are too silly. I guess now I have a new superpower--I'm the whole pineapple eating goddess lol

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  6. I thought about all your wonderful sunsets when I posted this pictures. I thought "They have nothing on SueAnn's beauties, but I love them because they are mine." 

    Hugs right back at you!

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  7. I'm a meat and lot's of veg person.....but I have to confess I stuggle with fresh fruit. I seem to have trouble digesting it, so...... in an effort to improve my diet I bought a smoothie maker and am having a fruit smoothie every day! My new years resolution :D XXX

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  8. I've never found a vegetable or fruit I couldn't eat pounds of at one sitting, or a cake for that matter :-)
    What can I say? I love food.

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  9. What a beautiful sunset! I enjoyed it a lot! I love vegetables and fruit, it's just I don't eat them enough! LOL! Water I am great with ;o)

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  10. I'm glad you and the Piano Man could share that beauty! Rain and blowing cold, here.  I try to buy organic whenever I can--an apple a day, blueberries on my oatbran,  oven roasted veggies--but I am a carboholic! Bread just from the oven with sweet cream butter + doomsday for me! Friday was our day of indulgence; for the first time in over a year I went to the donut shop and bought a cinnamon roll (sin-amen!, I should say). The result has been the most incredibly noxious and toxic methane gas ever produced by any animal on the planet. It's a good thing I live alone--I wouldn't sleep with me in this condition if I didn't have to!

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  11. Mm, I'm going to make myself a nice thick smoothie in a little while. I just worked out, and it will be the best way to reward my body.

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  12. I need to follow your watering behavior ;-)

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  13. Ha! I guess I can tell you why I avoid the yolk of hard boil eggs. We wouldn't want to biologically murder anyone we love or ourselves, would we? lol

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  14. lilacwolf11/27/2011

    Pretty - I like where you guys live.  I spent a few days in New York but I was near Broadway and I felt so disconnected from nature.  I love all the trees around your place, and all the parks that you guys find.  I never really knew that was all there.

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  15. I love this post! I love that you have the same love of fruits and veggies that I do too. I really love those pictures from your Piano man too.. this is one of those wrap-me-up and make me feel good posts! Thank you, M!

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  16. I live in front of 1146.43 of park land. That might not seem like a whole lot, but for New York City that's Witch paradise. Add a fresh water lake, a stable and a few running trails, and I'll smile for ages!

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  17. I'm always glad to bring up the good warm, Kallan dear, just like you made me feel great about drawn the Ace of Coins ;-)

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  18. Pineapple is suppose to make one's ... juices, you may say, taste sweet.

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  19. That would be affirmative, my sweet lady. At least, in my case ;-)

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  20. I don't eat a lot of pineapples but I do eat strawberries, which I think is what makes me takes so good according to hubby  =]

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  21. Pineapple, strawberry, passion fruit, and most citrus fruits... total miracle makers ;-) 

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  22. Now if I could just get my hubby to eat some  hehe

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  23. What a pretty sunset! I love looking at the sunset, but I all too often miss the sunrise since I'm stuck in an office with no windows. You took some lovely pictures.

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  24. I know the feeling of no windows. I used to work in an armory with vault doors and a 12"x12" barred window, not pretty. I guess I'm getting mine now, and your turned will come soon ;-) 

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  25. You're a lucky eater.....I'm a picky eater.:) I'd rather be a lucky eater, but in the fruit and veggie department.....I'm shit out of luck. LOL. I've been known to eat whole pizzas, whole loaves of bread, entire gallons of ice cream and a whole box of cookies. I've never been known to eat a mango, don't know what they taste like. I'll eat pineapple........from a can. You can kick me now.:)

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  26. Hey, you like what you like, no one should force you to eat something you don't enjoy. Mangoes. Are. Yummy! If you ever visit me, I'll make you mango ricotta pizza. Yum!

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  27. SunshineShelle11/29/2011

    My Grandma would blow up if she ate pineapples... totally allergic :( But she'd cut them up with other fruits & as kids we diced with death (or so we thought) each time the juice trickled down our throats... Actually I have a pineapple growing on the veranda, they are an ultimately cool plant, & mangoes, at the moment mangoes are everywhere, when the Big F & I moved to Queensland they would be in boxes outside of peoples homes with a 'Please Take' sign, literally dropping on your car if you parked in the wrong (or right) spot... We have a mango, banana & pawpaw tree in our yard but we have to fight the bats & bush turkeys for them... it's OK... there's enough to share ;)

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  28. My diet is much cleaner than it was; a combination of factors had me eating more take-aways and ready meals than anything over the past couple of years, but over this past year - and especially these past couple of months - things have improved drastically. I now make just about everything from scratch, and about 75% of my food is healthy. Not as good as you, since you could easily claim 95% of yours being healthy, but having switched it from maybe 20% - if that - being healthy to abouut 75% being healthy (more some days), well, I'm pretty pleased with myself so far!

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  29. I am so jealous right now. I remember the days when I lived surrounded by fruit trees, and now that I think about those days, all I miss is my grandma and the trees. Those bats and turkeys better pray I don't come to visit any time soon. I fight dirty ;-)

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  30. It's such a good feeling, isn't it? To eat well and to make the goodness from scratch? 

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  31. You are a wonderful inspiration. Have you ever thought of being a motivational speaker? You would be great at it. Seriously.

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  32. Lisa Wright12/03/2011

    My diet swings between clean and downright filthy! However the other day I did eat the best part of a whole pineapple - dusted with mint sugar. Oh my .... how delicious was that combination - pineapple and mint - who would have thought it?

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  33. That sounds like a great combination, Lisa. I'm allergic to mint, but I'll make it for my Piano Man and see how he likes it.

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