View Full Version : August 6th - Day Six
08-05-2009, 03:55 PM
Welcome to day 6!
08-05-2009, 04:12 PM
How are you feeling???
08-06-2009, 07:56 AM
Have started waking up earlier, feeling more alert, slight energy dip in the last couple of days but, hey, that's normal in the early stages....tongue pink again (much quicker than last time), feel more detoxed than last time around for day 6.
Ate 6 or 7 tangerines for breakfast.
Am using detox foot patches, forgot last night, but when I use them I feel really bright in the morning and my feet feel super clean, cleaner than after, say, a full pedicure.
Have a great day all!
08-06-2009, 10:18 AM
So far today:
blender full of carob mylk
08-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Hi Cris! Missed you yesterday!
Today my eating plans are -
B - freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice followed by pineapple cantaloupe sorbet
L - GS &/or avo, tom & sunflower greens salad (one of my favs)
S - nuts, radishes
D - Probably some BBQ beans. I will, after all, HAVE to taste them while making them and if I know me, I will get carried away.;)
Still haven't made the borscht! Ended up eating more nuts and a daikon for dinner yesterday.
08-06-2009, 01:04 PM
Bleh, I am either ill or detoxing. Hope it is detox. My weight is dropping again so it is probably detox. I like dropping the weight but not the detox that seems to accompany it. Does everyone else in the world have such toxic fat??? Had a dull headache for the last two days and today it is much worse. I have so much to do today.....it is dd#2's 16 birthday and since she can't have sugar or wheat everything must be done from scratch, including the ice cream. And must have something good for myself and my raw daughter. The birthday meal is pancakes so I have a batch of RawKnitster's pancakes in the dehydrator nown. I also have to prepare for a week at camp and all the raw stuff I need to make before that. Plus oldest son is leaving for college in two days and I need to do a nice meal for him tomorrow. And I have been decluttering my house and my living room is literally FULL of clothes that need to be sorted through. AAAAAAAHHHHHH! I am feeling very stressed and do NOT need this headache right now. I confess I did take some naproxen and it is easing up a bit.
OK, enough of this whine fest.
B: Green smoothie of the usual
L: I am still working on the green smoothie, plus I had nibbles of the pancake batter, which was very tasty. I had to use nectarines instead of bananas as my dd is allergic, so I hope the texture is as RK describes, nice and soft.
S: Will be pancakes, fruit salad, nectarine or strawberry ice cream, and some mint chocolate candies from the Just Desserts cookbook. My family will also be having cooked pancakes, eggs, sausage, carrot cake, and strawberry cheesecake ice cream.
08-06-2009, 04:52 PM
This morning I had something like a very fast cold or some kind of allergy. Then, in the afternoon headache started and when is stronger I bleed a bit from the nose. Very very very annoying.
Last night I had a very strange dream. Or maybe a nightmare.
I was in another town with a group of friends for some kind of cerimony or party. It was around midnight when a friend suggested to eat a white profiteroles portion. She convinced me it was very good. She brought me to a place full of restaurants which sold this particular dessert and we had a portion. In the real world, or at least in Italy (:D), you can find them black (chocolate) or white (I don't know if it's white chocolate or something else) and the portion is composed by 3 bignč.
In this dream, the portion was composed by at least 6 bignč and the white profiteroles tasted of salted lemon: Absolutely disgusting!! But I ate two or three of them, pushing them right into my mouth :eek: Bleeh! And I spent the rest of the dream trying to justify my action and trying to convince myself this was not a real violation of the Month Challenge... Incredible!
Then I woke up... When I went back to sleep I dreamt to eat dark chocolate.
It's amazing: I don't like neither the profiteroles nor the dark chocolate, but I ate them as if they were absolutely necessary for my survival.
I suspect this is the way I usually ate cooked food: Like a drug addict. And I think this is the first of my withdrawal symptoms.
I will discover it soon enough.
And now, I will go to bed. Who knows what I am going to eat tonight?!
See you tomorrow!
08-06-2009, 05:00 PM
sil29, I've had a couple of food dreams too! Similar theme, tempted by something sweet (not fruit!) and then feel annoyed with myself for breaking the challenge....I guess it shows how deepseated our relationship with food is.
Stayed raw (citrus, grapes, bananas and salad) despite some dark mental detox cloud making me fel overwhelmed - will just plough through it!
08-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Today I'm relaxing from all the moving stresses. (re: those dumbashes couldn't get the financing to go through with the contract)
My husband is being so difficult and such a sabotager..I can't even believe the things he says to try to get me to eat cooked stuff=/ It's hard when people who are (ever so slightly) authorities in my life give me permission or even insist I do something I'm trying to quit doing. I know I'm a grown up and the boss of myself, but it's still hard when your mom hands you a cigarette or your husband insists you try a bite of something, or have ____ because it's our anniversary etc.. It's the implied permission that is psychologically disturbing. "But Mooooooom, Dad said I could have some _____!!!! You are so mean, I hate you!!" It is very much like this, two inconsistent parents raising a spoiled, fat, bratty teenager. In order to survive it all raw I have to be so dominant, it's exhausting.
Anyway here's what I ate today--
Mixed green/banana smoothie
mango banana ice cream (not as good as chocolate imo=)
mango tomato soup (they go surprisingly well together)
cheesy mexican casserole (you guessed it, cucumber rice based--not sure what all is going in it yet, though--the corn casserole was good--might be similar with taco spices and a layer of rawfried beans--)
I'm so grateful to have you guys! Thank you=)
08-06-2009, 05:13 PM
Please let us know how the mexican casserole turned out. I am wondering if it is the zillions of cucumbers we have eaten in the last couple of days that are making both daughter and I feel ill, like detox. Can cucumbers do that? Normally only eat a few slices in a salad, but both days have eaten like 2 whole large ones.
I am feeling better now, thankfully. I have had very dark thoughts today too, just bit my poor husband's head off. He is very supportive of my raw eating, unlike what you are describing, Thick (man, I would have a very hard time putting up with that, fer sure) but for some reason today I can hardly stand the sight of him Poor guy. I will have to apologise when he gets home
08-06-2009, 06:14 PM
my raw foods for today
Green juice (silverbeet, celery, apples, pineapple, lemon and ginger)
crunchy RAWslaw w/ avocado
dates, prunes (raw??)
almonds, pistachios, macadamias
didn't feel hungry at lunch today, so just kept on cleaning and ended up finishing early which was good. I seem to be getting better at listening to my body :)
08-06-2009, 08:17 PM
I did something unusual last night. I had planned to eat some chia crackers with almond butter a couple hrs after dinner, but then I went to have a shower and after that I had this thought that I was not really hungry, so I didn't bother. Now for me, this is highly irregular! If I had written down that I was gonna have chia crackers, then I was entitled to them! Hmmm, so kind of good I think.
B: 2 apricots
S: 3 chocolate chia crackers with almond butter and sliced banana
L: 3 veggie flax crackers with guac, black sesame asian salad
D: 2 lettuce leaves stuffed with guac, salsa and the bomb cheese
S: banana mango pie
08-06-2009, 08:34 PM
28 oz smoothie with hemp seed milk, blueberry pomegranate juice, 3 apricots, 1 pluot, baby spinach
Cucumber and red onion salad
Raw chocolate strawberry torte from local health food store
Jumble berry upside down cake
52 oz water total
08-06-2009, 08:43 PM
I was not really hungry, so I didn't bother.
I'm happy for you, Anita! I understand this very well. It's so nice when food starts to play a supporting role in our lives instead of such a major character. I've been there, and am getting there again.=)
08-06-2009, 09:20 PM
It was a long day between work and school, but I am looking forward to a few days off to spend with family. I've been realizing that it is much easier for me to be around cooked food without wanting any of it (avoided pastries at our staff meeting, and attended a lunch meeting today where I don't even remember what anyone was eating). Here's what I had today:
- Smoothie with 2 bananas, cherries, coconut oil, cacao, Vitamineral mix
- Salad with parsley, cucumber, tomato, green peppers
- 4 small apple cinnamon flax crackers
- Coconut water
I got my order of green coconuts today from Florida and they are HUGE! One of them didn't survive the journey up here but the others look great. I'm just not sure where the heck I'm going to put them because each one is about as big as a small watermelon!
Hope you all had a great day. :)
08-07-2009, 12:33 AM
I was sooo tired tonight that I went to bed hours earlier (so I didn't have a chance to post) than normal so of course now I woke up and can't sleep so here I am. I was relieved this morning because after gaining 2.6 lbs yesterday I was down 2.8 today. :)
Thick - Wow, you are strong. It is hard enough going raw as it is. It's 10x harder when someone in your house is eating cooked food and you have to smell it and see it. I can't even imagine how hard it would be dealing with all that plusspending the mental energy convincing someone else about the validity of what you're doing; for me it would probably weaken my own resolve after a while. I get irritated enough going out somewhere and someone giving me a hard time about it (because how is it anyone else's business what I eat (it's a very personal thing and to me it's all about the other person trying to control me :mad:); I can't imagine having to live with it!
I had a food dream last night too! I remember eating a cheesy, greasy submarine sandwich and then feeling so angry with myself and horrified at what I had done! I guess this is a normal thing to go through?
Today I had:
B - Green Smoothie - pear, 2 bananas, kale, dandelion
L - Small Salad - baby spinach, red onion, olives, cherries, raisins, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, and spouts with ginger-miso dressing
D - Small Pizza and rest of Waldorf Salad
S - Vegetable Juice - kale, dandelion, spinach, celery, carrot, beet, cucumber
D - 2 Dates, some Halvah, and some Spicy Nuts
I did walk/hike for about 75 minutes today, and I had a lot more energy today than I have lately, even though there were some really big hills. Afterwards I was kind of sore though.
Good Luck with Day 7 everyone! Wow, almost a week down already!
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