On Wednesday, 2/27/08:
Breakfast- Green Smoothie with 1 large papaya(aprx 4 lbs.), 2 bunches curly green chard, blended with 2 cups of water
Lunch- 14 Medjool dates
Dinner- Green Smoothie with 1 large pineapple, 1 head green leaf lettuce, 4 large stalks bok choy, blended with 2 cups water
I had some interesting observations when I left my apartment to go to work this morning. As I walked past the coffee vendor cart on 45th Street the aroma of the coffee was repugnant to me. This is notable and unusual because I like coffee. I don't drink it often because it disrupts my system in every way, but even so I usually like the aroma, the first sip, and the resulting euphoria; this morning it smelled awful! A few minutes later I walked past a local bakery and similarly, the aroma of the fresh baked goods was sickening. I don't know what this means but I'm just noting it.
Today I had an acting job, working on a new show, the Mike D. Show, produced by Harrington Talents. Mike is a stand-up comedian and the show will be distributed on superdeluxe.com. The job itself went well; I'm looking forward to seeing the final cut. Regarding food, I'm glad that I took a container of dates to eat. Most of the food there was from Dunkin' Donuts -bagels, donuts, cream cheese, and coffee; there were also bags of chips, Twinkies, and Yodels. It was all the stuff that smelled sickening to me earlier. I ate dates for lunch at around 2:00 PM. A few hours later several boxes of pizza arrived for the cast and crew to eat. It was appealing on some level but I knew that I'd feel full, bloated, and lethargic if I ate any of it. A few moments of gustatory pleasure is not worth feeling like that, at least for today. This raw life is sometimes a one day at a time kind of thing.
My fellow cast members were a friendly and relatively quiet group. However, after they ate their pizza, we were all sitting around and I became aware of how loud and animated their conversations and speech became. This seemed to be in contrast to their earlier demeanor. I don't know what this means or if I imagined it; I'm just noting it.
I continue to feel grateful to Victoria Boutenko for introducing me to green smoothies and sharing her extensive research.