View Full Version : Cena: Day 1
10-28-2009, 02:21 PM
I was here 2 years ago for a 30 day stint which I completed with a 20 pound loss, gained energy, etc. But I have 10 children, homeschool, drive everyone around, etc, etc, as we all do in our own circumstances. Crazy life. But a group of friends began our own "Biggest Loser" competition between us today. I knew I wanted to go raw again. I never felt so good. I remember that feeling. Vaguely...
Today so far:
1 quart H2O with juice of a lemon
in a bowl, sliced banana, chopped apple, raisins, almonds, w/a drizzle of honey
kale salad (from Alissa'a cookbook)
I'll be posting, blogging, and doing alot of reading here for encouragement. Thank you in advance for all the threads/posts on this site.
10-28-2009, 02:30 PM
Sounds like you are a very busy Mom :) You can make your life a lot easier by allowing yourself to go raw--> you'll have so much more energy for yourself and for your kids, it's a win/win. Well done for restarting this beauty. Enjoy!
10-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Well said freshlight and welcome back cenaw/10!!!!!!!!!!
10-28-2009, 02:54 PM
Welcome back! There are a number of us homeschooling moms with larger families. We should form our own group, lol. Look forward to getting to know you.
10-28-2009, 09:32 PM
I snacked on a few almonds, prunes, and a bit of water here and there for the rest of the day. I'm not hungry this evening. I remember last time being constipated on raw. So, I'm trying to avoid that from the get go. I need to incorporate a good green juice daily. I bet that would help.
Gotta go make strawberry jam, the family is out of jelly. But it won't tempt me, I'm not a jelly person. Now I should make a raw dessert though before I see someone with something chocolaty. Tis the weekend to see chocolate!
10-28-2009, 09:35 PM
Silly me! Look at that join date! It was THREE years ago! It's about time.
10-28-2009, 09:53 PM
It's never too late to become healthy.
Another something you can do to keep yourself "moving" is to start your day off with water. Drink (if you can) a quart upon rising. You figure your body has fasted for hours while you are sleeping. Add some fresh lemon too to get your body into an alkaline state.
10-29-2009, 02:08 AM
10-29-2009, 06:22 PM
"Things" are moving OK. Recipes look good this time as I peruse Alissa's book and a couple of others I've picked up. Some of the oriental stuff sounds good. I went shopping today and picked up some nuts, liquid aminos, coconut oil, etc and lots of fruit & veggies. I need a Trader Joes run! During my kids school this morning I cracked walnuts which were given to us. They were never sprayed or fertilized. The same friends said they have grapefruit in the winter!!!
Today so far:
quart of water w/lemon
spinach, banana, apricot (frozen from our trees) smoothie
Alissa's stuffed mushrooms
banana w/ a few walnuts as I cracked them...tedious
If I get hungry later I wanted to try Alissa's corn chowder, but at this time I am stuffed. I have to go outside and help move shredded bark a city truck dumped here for mulching our gardens and trees. That will count as exercise.
10-30-2009, 10:42 AM
I did not get hungry last night, although I sat down at the table and ate a little tossed salad with my family at dinnertime. Then later I made some snicker-bites. Oh, those are good. I ate 2 of them, and now have a stash in the freezer. I took someones advice and added a few chopped nuts to the date filling and it even had the exact texture of a snickers!! Search this site for the recipe. I feel fine, got gassy and bloated again yesterday, but that's no biggee. It's not like I had to go to a formal occasion or something. Also got my hair cut yesterday (about 6 inches off!) That was fun, and it feels good.
I think I'm going to get a pedicure at 15 pound weight loss. I need incentives and prizes. Obviously new jeans would be a delightful present when an entire size goes down.
A quart of lemon water upon rising in the morning and a few prunes are keeping things moving. Only once a day, but it's moving. On my "healthyish SAD" diet I went 2-3 times a day. Hopefully as the cleansing continues this will change.
10-30-2009, 02:18 PM
cenaw/10 - just had to take a minute to add another "welcome" to you to RFT. Wow! You have a busy life. Isn't it a blessing to be homeschooling your children?!:D I remember those years to be among the best of my life. It can truly create very close-knit families. And now you will be adding to their education by re-introducing raw food - even if just beginning by setting the example yourself. And your friends who are also trying to lose weight will sit up and take notice of the radiance which will show on your face as your body starts to thrive on the food you'll be eating. I believe that plenty of greens/fruit blended into smoothies will ease your constipation. Besides, I just read some fabulous information yesterday about constipation by Herbert Shelton and he said that the body is quite capable of taking care of this in its own good time. (when we feed it properly or give it the rest it requires) You are doing very well from the sound of your menus. Looking forward to reading about your journey to better health.:)
10-31-2009, 09:18 AM
Thank you for the encouragement. Funny, I've been craving green smoothies this week. Perhaps on my busiest days I can just smoothie my way thru them, instead of trying out too many new recipes on those crazy days. It makes sense. I already crock pot 2 days a week, when I'm driving to piano, ballet, gymnastics, geometry classes, etc, for my family. My tough little oster blender can be MY new crock pot for ME.
And yes, children don't learn as much from what we teach them as what they observe and live with. Example is EVERYTHING with them. I have a son away at college who was thrilled to find organic fruits and veggies, locally grown, to be the major portion of the caf's food source. His roommates think its funny that his little fridge has nut butters, honey, oatmeal, raisins (which he combines), and fruit that he snags from the caf to supplement his food ticket. The roomies have entire drawers filled with junk food, the parents keep them supplied with. He e-mailed me and said the honey from Wal-Mart doesn't taste good, can he get a jar of our honey? Love it.
My daughter, moved out with friends, attending a local college. Her roommates told me at church that Jessica cooks REAL food. Mashed potatoes from potatoes not a box! They offered to bring a meal to a new mommy and said they'd buy the ingredients if Jessica would create the meal. I love that my children know what real food is, and I'm excited to take it a step further here and show them a transformed Mom. Real food is one thing, live food is another.
If we all change, I'm not sure what we'll do with our chickens, ducks, sheep, and goats though. Except I'm never getting rid of my incredible instant composters, the chickens. I love chickens, they are so funny, and make BEAUTIFUL compost, that they scratch and turn themselves.
11-01-2009, 12:43 AM
Started my day with the quart of water & lemon
-leftover Taco Meat (Raw Hunter's) w/salsa in a bowl (better the next day)
-lemon lara bar
-green drink thru juicer: a lemon, some little apples from my tree, kale
-cold slices of fresh pineapple
Just seemed to eat a little every couple of hours today, and I'm ending with a snicker bite, goodnight
11-02-2009, 07:45 PM
Continuing to eat every couple of hours, fruit, an avocado cubed with salad dressing drizzled over, a snicker-bite here and there. Then a salad for dinner. The last couple of nights I've had Alissa's Mock Salmon Pate on the salad, yum. I guess I'll keep trying a pate or dip or another of Alissa's recipes that doesn't require a dehydrator and add it to dinner.
I've lost 5 pounds so far. I walked around this morning with a 5 pound sack of flour just to realize how much weight that is. I'm weird. But it sure felt good to put it down.
11-05-2009, 11:20 AM
I'm gonna let this thread die and blog my journey instead.
11-05-2009, 11:27 AM
Ask Aleesha to close it...;)
11-14-2009, 07:06 AM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!!!
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