Spring has sprung into summer here in the Aloha State. The two most obvious indications of this transformation are the obvious warmer weather and lack of grueling school work. Trust me, this island is not hot 24/7 all year around. It has definitely been rainy and dreary prior to recently. only adding to my despondent state of being a few weeks ago. I guess I agree with the saying that April showers really do bring about May flowers… and in this case, asparagus. Spring and summer are wonderfully abundant seasons in terms of fruits and vegetables and I have only just realized my immense affinity for asparagus.
I never realized how versatile asparagus could be. Furthermore, I suspect that as a child I deemed asparagus as one of those wretched green vegetables important to avoid along with those other green monsters I once believed to be poisonous to my well-being as a young one. However, I could not be less correct. I have only come to realize in my more recent years that asparagus along with those other so-called “green monsters” actually contribute to my well-being and surprisingly taste fabulous. Heck, green’s even one of my favorite colors!
Anyway, back to being narcissistic (for today, at least). The members of my household, myself included, have become increasingly self-conscious due to some recently realized and undoubtedly unwanted weight gain. We are getting quite chubbalicious (chubby from delicious delicacies), if you know what I mean. Hence, we have decided to start eating healthier. Well, for the time being or however long my junk food-loving body can withstand. Seriously – I kid you not, I am currently having withdrawals.
While the silly BF has somehow gotten the idea that he can succeed in doing the “Master Cleanse” (also known as the “Beyonce diet”), the roommate and I are slightly more sane – I mean, realistic. Just to fill you in, the “Master Cleanse” is some sort of detox diet that consists of sipping on a lemonade concoction for about 10 days. Think that sounds easy? I forgot to tell you that it’s all you are allowed to consume. Food is absolutely out of the question. This “lemonade” is composed of water, real lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Basically, it’s self-induced anorexia. Okay, scratch that. That’s a little extreme. However, it definitely takes an immense amount of self-discipline to successfully accomplish such a daunting task. I have not yet mastered this sense of self-discipline and don’t tell, but neither has the BF. Sorry babe, but as of right now, I don’t think either of us will be seeing those sexy Beyonce curves anytime soon.