So Goes January, So Goes The Year

Posted 1/01/2009 by smartblackboy in

When I woke up today on New Years I did two things.

The first thing I did was to shoot a gun.

The second thing I did was to become a vegan.

This is going to be tough. I am 43 minutes into my fast and freaking out.

I am about to go grocery shopping with Kevin and try to get some food for my first week.

The purpose of this whole not eating meat thing has very little to do with any sort of health concerns on my part.

Basically it is a spiritual act of self-denial to help me focus on both God and the goals that I want to achieve in my life for 2009.

We have a saying at work : So goes January, so goes the year.

Part of the my spiritual goals is to keep a prayer list and consistently pray for people every day.

I will also be reading a devotional every day.

Also, I really want to focus on my work related and creative goals. I want to become the best at my job as a financial planner. I also want to help take Journeyman Ink to the next level. I want to write some really good poems and finally create some art.

Basically I have a lot of wants and desires for 2009, more than I have ever had for any other year in my life.

You can't get new results doing the same old stuff, or as Einstein says “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Hopefullly this fast will be both a symbol and a mile-marker as I try to continually change and improve my life and the lives of those around me.

Wishing the Art Star World a Happy New Year and all the best for 2009!

Fast Details:

Here is what I can't eat:

Sugar, sugar substitutes and sugar products (desserts, soft drinks, etc)

Table or Box Salt
Drinks including caffeine (coffee, tea, etc)

Bread, enriched grains, and rice

Meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, eggs

Fried foods

Margarine, shortening, high fat products.

Here is what I can eat:

Whole grains: Brown rice, Oats (including Oatmeal), Barley and Pasta.

Legumes: Dried Beans, Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas

Fruits: Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Oats, Oranges, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon

Vegetables: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Gingerroot, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini, Collard Greens, Turnip greens

Seeds, Nuts, Sprouts

Olive Oil, Seasonings, and Spices

Liquids: Spring Water, Distilled Water, 100% all natural fruit juices, 100% all natural vegetable jucies

2 comment(s) to... “So Goes January, So Goes The Year”


KP said...

Quinoa, quinoa, quinoa:

Got to get that protein, broccoli breath.

CtotheB said...

I'm glad you got a job, that diet looks like u stay in whole foods!

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