Monday, January 12, 2009

Demise is the word!

A very Happy New Year to all! Let me start by apologizing for missing in action the past few weeks. I took a short writing hiatus to enjoy the holiday season Oscar Wilde style – “Moderation is a fatal thing, Lady Hunstanton. Nothing succeeds like excess.” I treated myself to decadence and opulence after all the craziness of the year. Well, every action has a food-related reaction in my life. To cut the long story short, I ate, drank, and made merry to an extensive extent (by my standards) this past month, so I decided to take charge (remember, I live to plan and stay organized) in the New Year.

I felt I needed to detox myself--revitalize my system and give my body some respite. I edited and re-edited my mental checklist innumerable times. Finally, aside from one of my friend's and I committing to a workout schedule together, I decided to make amends to my diet—no non-vegetarian, no wine, no dessert for a month, which is January 31st, 2009. Ironically, I am an embarrassment for serious drinkers; I indulge in dessert very occasionally, and I savor good vegetarian food. I guess, “Excessive” is such a relative word.

My temporary food-nirvana decision evoked interesting responses—especially from my own self. On numerous occasions, I was corrected by my friends and husband for saying, “I might as well eat this stuff tonight. It’s my last meal.” Seriously, I made it sound like I was on death penalty eating my last meal. I wonder why my brain created the brouhaha in the first place.

I figured along with my body, my mind and soul should be cleansed too. The yogic in me wanted a more rhythmic balance between my mind and body. Aside from yoga and a synchronized workout schedule with a friend, the detox diet, I decided to foray into one of the most ancient healing methods—acupuncture. What can I say; alternative healing and better living have a certain je ne sais quoi that I find appealing. There were moments when I felt cleansed just thinking about one of my most important goals of the New Year. I think I felt my aura too.

I am one of those people who enjoys any foodstuff if it comes with a promise or a tag of “healthy.” I have a naturally built palate for fruits, vegetables, dairy, non-fried, and super-healthy foods and am addicted to aerobic activities. Giving up the fare mentioned above wasn’t a problem at all, but little did I know that acupuncture came with dietary guidelines too—no to minimal dairy, avoid raw fruits/vegetables/spicy/fried/soy products/ white foods (flour, noodles, rice etc.). So, between my self-imposed diet and my acupuncturist’s dietary suggestions, pretty much all I can eat is oat meal and soups. I turned pale towards the beginning of last week, which scared the hell out of my bathroom mirror and my husband. I didn’t give up. I screamed internally for divine intervention.

Of all the times, Dear God decided to hear me out just this time and reach out to me via History Channel. I saw a program about the apocalypse predicted by the Mayan Civilization and Nostradamus. According to them, the world will come to an end on December 21st, 2012. I had heard and read a lot about the Galactic alignment but watching it on television was a whole another game.

Am I safe to assume that the program aired on History Channel was a sign from God that he wants me to lay off my detox diet so I don’t demise before the demise of the world? After all, what’s the point in all this effort for a healthy, long life and mind/body healing when there might be no life in four years?

More until next time.

Copyright © 01.12.2009

"I hate people who are not serious about their meals." Oscar Wilde


Anonymous said...

funny. eat meat. drink also.


January 12th 2009

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Spontaneous Mini said...

I watched that silly piece, in bits before changing channels.

Khao,peeo mast raho!My Holiday experience tells me thats the only way I will be happiest. Like the book title Eat, Pray, Love. n Let neither of them interfere with each other.