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Clease: Day 3

While I am eating mostly fruits and veggies, this is what I am really craving.
Photo Credit: Kristen Carey

As I may have alluded to in my last post, I have embarked on the 21 day mostly vegan, completely organic cleanse. Most of my friends back home who I have told about this think I am absolutely bonkers for doing so. However, I have developed four perfectly good reasons why:
1. My aunt was doing it anyways, and what can I say, I am supportive like that.
2. There really is no downside to eating better.
3. If I happen to lose those vanity pounds off my sides, well then that is a risk I am willing to take
4. Mostly, since I am new to Portland, I thought I would “do as the Portlandians do”, which I have come to find out means doing a cleanse at least once.

So far, it has been a good experience. My sweet tooth is unhappy (did I mention we can’t eat sugar?), and my body is beyond exhausted from switching my main source of energy from carbo-loads to veggies and fruits (oh, there is also absolutely no gluten). I hope I get my energy soon though; taking naps every few hours makes me feel rather infantile and silly.


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New City, New Me!

Photo Credit: Kristen Carey

Having lived in a brand new city for almost a month, I decided to record the details of my totally fabulous (albeit broke) life in the City of Roses. What Portlandia craziness will I succumb to? Will I embark on a 21 day, mostly vegan, completely organic cleanse? Will I bump into Carrie Brownstein putting birds on things on Mississippi Avenue? Will I drink Rogue Ale out of a tiny plastic cup while I listen to bluegrass music at Saturday Market when it is still well before the afternoon? Hint: all but one of those are true (damn it!).  Whatever life has in store for me, I know it will be totally crazy but more importantly, totally fabulous.


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