Friday, November 12, 2010


Have you ever seen a baby porcupine?

Fable of the porcupine
It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided
to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest
companions even though they gave off heat to each other.

After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.
So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely,
they decided to go back to being together. This way they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it was the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but the best is when each individual
learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.


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Is that cute or what??? It's a nice story and a good life lesson.

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FOOD/ACTIVITY Friday Nov 12, 2010

2 pears
3 glasses green smoothie with parsley and celery
- my new favorite

3 packs veggie sushi, wasabi and pickled ginger, no soy sauce

Sounds crazy, but 3 packs with cucumber and avo and carrot inside is not really that much food. how much food can that REALLY be...??? If i shoved it all in a cup, it would probably be 2 cups of food. And i ate all of that at noon and was hungry again at 3:30, so it couldn't really be that much food if i was hungry
again then.
berry banana shake with agave

Low-fat skillet of brown rice, white beans and veggies
-1 can great northern beans
-mushrooms and broccoli
-1 tbsp of tofutti cream cheese mixed with water, lemon juice, celtic salt and agave to create a sauce
-1/2 cup brown rice
1 apple for dessert
1/3 cup of rice dream
Not the most delish thing in the whole world, but okay for a once in a while thing!

2 apples with agave cinnamon drizzle
1.5 cups oatmeal...i was hungry...i must have some appetite...!

Weight lost week one: 8 lbs. Originally, two days ago, i registered a loss of 10.25, but i ate salty stir fry on wed night out (soy sauce) and i ate a lot of pickles yesterday at work in the toona, so i'm's just water weight?.... I am surprisingly NOT freaked out about it at all. This feels more like a lifestyle than a diet, so i know it'll eventually come off...and if i shoot for 2 lbs a week, i'm already 6 lbs ahead of myself!!! What a new refreshing balanced viewpoint!

Walked: 20 mins today w/mom. She used her walker and was able to walk much farther than only a few days ago!

xoxo michelle joy

1 comment:

Karen said...

I LOVE the fable of the porcupine and really needed that life lesson today-thanks!