With the help of M.T., I am learning not to trust my thoughts.
Thoughts: What’s wrong with me? I am only telling you the truth.
Like when they tell me that if only I sell all my worldly possessions, hitchhike out to L.A., find a job as a receptionist to a cupping specialist and parade around Brentwood like a total creeper, then maybe Jake Gyllenhaal will find me completely irresistable and fall in love with me.
Me: Screw you thoughts; I’ve had it up to here with yo craziness!
Or, perhaps when that cruel skinny bitch inside us all sits on our right shoulder as we gaze in front of the mirror and says, “Have you thought about losing those last 5 pounds?” or “Honey, you would look so much better with a tan and perhaps some make-up?”
Thoughts: Like Stacy + Clinton say, look good, feel good! I am just helping you out.
Most of the time, the thoughts I can’t trust are the subconscious ones I don’t realize I am thinking. I mean, I would tell you what they are, but that would require a solid 60 minutes of therapy in a white padded room with yours truly, and I just don’t think you are ready for that.
Me: I’m not listening, I’m not listening…
However, there are some thoughts I can always trust.
Like when your friend Brett asks you to go out for drinks and enjoy a warm summer Friday evening…
My thought is immediately yes. And I listen to it.
Thoughts: So you listen to your friend Brett but not your very own thoughts? How rude!
I often have thoughts of creating healthy, amazing and unique breakfast recipes to leisurely devour on a Saturday morning, and I always make sure to listen to those too.
1/2 cup oats + 1 cup water
1 egg whisked in
cinnamon + maple sugar
Banana Soft Serve
nearly empty Justin’s Maple Almond Butter Jar
Recognize and listen.
Me: I hear you thoughts! I hear you! On the OIAJ with Banana Soft Serve, that is.
When health-minded companies contact me asking if I would review a product for the blog, my first thought is always: would I buy this for myself to try it?
Thoughts: (said in a mocking tone, obvs) “Would I buy this for myself to try it?” Whatever. I’m over you.
If the answer is yes, then I say yes.
And the answer to Pomi was yes.
Thank you to Jaclyn and everyone at the Italian-based Pomi company for the generous amount of samples!
Me: Good thoughts, because I was over you a loooong time ago.
We’ve got strained tomatoes…
And chopped tomatoes…
One of the major reasons I said yes to this was because of the amazing company and quality of the product. First and foremost, the ONLY ingredient in here is tomatoes. Simple as that.
In addition, Pomi tomatoes are…
- Low in sodium (10 mg compared to 250-400 mg in Hunts + DelMonte)
- Free of artificial flavoring
- Only 20 calories per 1/2-cup serving
Not to mention, tomatoes are just dang good for you anyways.
Hmmm….24 boxes of strained tomatoes, 24 boxes of chopped tomatoes and one Everythingtarian belly to fill – what’s a gal to do with all these lycopene-laden treats?