Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Gluttony and Sloth

I was TEMPTED last night. It felt like I was purposely being tested by the healthy eating/clean eating/paleo gods.

Around 8 o'clock at night, the dog started going wild - which could only mean that a stranger had dared to come onto the porch. I let Chris deal with it, as I had no pants on (which is pretty typical for me in the later evening!). A pizza delivery man showed up at my door with hot pizza, wings and soda.

Fresh, hot, greasy, awful, delicious pizza!

And my mouth watered.

Of course, we didn't order it. He had the wrong address or something. But, in a moment of weakness and remembering the old days of gorging on greasy take-out, I really wished I *had* ordered that pizza!

Chris and I laughed for a little about it. I couldn't quite explain the wash of emotions that came over me. Desire! Guilt!

We have been eating so clean and so well. We talked about how it's almost like a religion and the pizza man was our temptation. Something that would lead us astray like fat little sheep ;D

The major sin of MY religion: ordering delivery.

It's the epitome of some bad behaviors: gluttony and sloth.

Gluttony - you can eat a whole bunch of crap that is terrible for you.

Sloth - all you have to do is pick up your tiny little phone and someone brings you food.

In the end, we passed the test with flying colors and remained true to the paleo and clean eating gods :) Definitely no sloth last night: we built a lawnmower, cleaned up the house, worked hard on our dinner AND we took a bike ride after dinner. And no gluttony, either: we ate chicken burgers with fresh tomatoes, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and avocado.

Ended the night with a cup of organic decaf coffee (if you are a big coffee drinker, consider going organic - coffee beans are one of the heaviest pesticide sprayed foods in the world) and a banana with a tbsp of sunflower butter.

My body thanks me for not sinning :)

Hope you are treating YOUR bodies like temples today!



  1. Oh Lawd, it used to be pizza delivery for me too. Or I would get baked ziti. How funny, I had a chicken burger for dinner last night too. Although I put it over a mixed greens salad & olive oil.

  2. That is amazing. You really were being tested! You really have some strong willpower because I would have probably turned around and ordered (considering I hadn't eaten yet, and just called it a cheat day) Good for you for getting through! I nominated you for a Liebster award here

  3. Kudos for you!!!! Occasionally (very rarely now, obviously) we have pizza...well, he has the pizza. I strip off the cheese and veggies, and maybe one or two slices of pepperoni, and only one 'piece.' Not the healthiest food in the world, but once in a blue moon, it gets me through the situation. :)

    I drink organic half and half (having weaned myself off of Equal and flavored Coffeemate), but adore Gloria Jean's buttered toffee decaf. What's your source for organic coffee? I would need decaf. :)

    congrats again!

    1. I get my coffee from a local place (Tierra Farms) which is all organic and fair trade... most co-ops, natural-focused stores, and even lots of normal groceries will have organic options for coffee!