Whole 30: Week 2

Let's just get it out of the way: I cheated. This week, I had a number of foods that aren't on the Whole 30 approved list due to time crunches, dates (I mean, am I really going to turn down a free meal/drink?), and just generally finding myself in situations where I was stuck between a rock and a granola bar. 

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I'm Doing Whole 30! (Again!)

As of today, I'm starting Whole 30 for the second time! Technically, I never completed Whole 30, Round 1. I started it in February, but about 2.5 weeks in, Valentine's Day hit, I ate a Rice Krispie treat, and it was essentially over for me. ...Even then, I still lost 10+ pounds and felt a lot better about my energy levels, digestion, skin (I was glowing), and body. So I'm doing it again - but this time, I plan to stay strong for the full 30 days.

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Follow the Light

Sunday. I take the A train up to Harlem. It runs local until it hits 59th street, and then it rumbles to life. Later, I journal about how all NYC commuters eventually learn to yield to the train's slow, rolling rhythm; you can spot a New Yorker by the way they relax into the train's cadence and allow their bodies to sway side-to-side. It's an ebb and flow thing; a trust and release thing.

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Fleeting Moments

Summer. You hold the word in your mouth, savor the taste on your tongue, push it into your cheek, let it melt slowly. There's something intimate about this city, this heat, this moment. You watch as she wipes the sweat from her forehead; condensation coalesces on your water bottle; your lipstick has stained the rim...

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