If there is one thing I am certain about,

it is that there is no certainty in this life.

It is inevitable that things must constantly be in the stage of evolution.

Think about it:

We are not meant to be little babies for the entirety of our lives.

{though we can argue some might mentally remain like infants}

We were created to change:

Physically.

Emotionally.

Spiritually.

Mentally.

Relationally.

Graham Cracker Sandwiches

And thank God that this is true because this is our portal to freedom, really.

If we do not evolve, we get stagnant;

fearful of the unknown;

reminiscent of the things in the past;

unable and unwilling to break out of labels that keep us in captivity.

I have been thinking about this concept of evolution recently

and how I am such a different person now than I was 5 years ago.

I couldn’t be any more thankful for that.

 I bring this up because it naturally transitions into my eating habits.

Talk about evolution!

I’m not one for labels

{and maybe this is my psychosis speaking}

but I feel like it doesn’t give me room to grow;

so constricting and permanent.

Though I deeply believe in God, I wouldn’t call myself religious.

Though I might cook mainly vegan, I wouldn’t call myself one.

I’m simply someone with varied tastes who are apt to change on a moment’s notice.

I have found that not labeling myself has given me the freedom to evolve.

With all of that said, my diet is changing.

I have allowed myself certain food pleasures that have caused great suffering in my body

over the past several months.

So I decided to “detox” <–eek! so many negative connotations to that word,

for the next week on a mainly raw diet to see how I am feeling.

[Hold on, Cara from 5 years ago is having a good laugh at this statement

because she is convinced hell just froze over].

It’s Day 4 and I can already tell you 8 things:

1. The little white bumps called acne on my face have cleared immediately.

(Greg commented on how clear my skin looked last night on Skype)

2. My stomach flattened by Day 3 (no gas or bloating).

3. I am not jittery, nervous, or spaztic when talking to people.

4. My tongue has rid of strange, burnt-in-the-mouth type bumps.

5. I realized that I really don’t need to eat as much as I thought.

6. My cravings are for things like beans, grains, and oats. Not sugar.

I could care less about sugar! Everyone heard that one, right??!

7. I had no idea you were supposed to eliminate this much in a day <–gross! sorry…

8. My energy levels are higher than they have been for awhile.

So you might be hearing more updates from me on how I am doing next week,

and maybe in the near future you will see a shift in more healthier options over here.

Or do a little bit of both?

Who knows.

It’s best to keep the options open and go with what the day brings me.

So while you eat one of these tasty graham cracker sandwiches

(did someone say peanut butter and chocolate??!)

I will be sitting over here, contently sipping my fruit and veggie juice…

Chocolate-Covered Graham Cracker Sandwich Recipe

Gluten, egg, dairy free

makes 4 sandwiches

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 squares GF/Vegan Graham Crackers (recipe here)
  • 1/4 c. peanut butter
  • 1/8 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. melted Enjoy Life chocolate chips (you might need more)
  • Candy Corn Hearts to top with

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine peanut butter and sugar in a bowl until thoroughly mixed in (should be a thicker consistency than with the peanut butter as is).
  2. Place about 1-2 Tbs of peanut butter mix between 2 graham crackers.
  3. Gently dip the sandwich into bowl of melted chocolate. Using a spoon or fork, pour chocolate on the top and sides, making sure every point is covered.
  4. Place on top of a piece of parchment paper. Using the back of your fork, gently allow the chocolate to drip over to get those fun bumps on the tops. Place candy corn heart on top. Freeze for 10 min or until set.