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12-07-2010, 09:22 AM
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12-10-2010, 04:38 AM
Hey everyone! Day 10. Yayyyyy!!! I am so glad I made this commitment to 30days and that I am not alone on the journey. You guys keep me going. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Itís 10.30am here and itís thawing. Out of the freezer!
EscapeArtist...Fantastic that you found yourself a blender. I donít drink GSs everyday but I know I feel better on those days I do. Vivid dreaming seems to be an indication of psychological health, that spiritual intuitive connection that comes to people on raw. You are obviously moving in the right direction. I never remember my dreams so when I do, itíll be a raw milestone. I am really looking forward to it. I am not depressed (as I was when I stared this raw commitment) but I have yet to feel that euphoria. Lucky you!
GreenT...I see youíve started Water Therapy. I donít know whether itís psychological or not but I feel as if all the cells in my body are bathed every morning!
Mindful mama... I never have a problem sleeping. I look forward to the day when I can wake up! As to eating a lot, I donít feel that (compared with what I ate before!) but, like EscapeArtist, I donít really feel hungry. After spending hours making disappointing substitutes, Iíve given up trying and just eat little bits throughout the day. What I feel restless about is not having that full feeling that I regarded as normal - desirable, the goal - in all those decades on a cooked carnivorous diet. I now know that that feeling was actually my poor body saying, ďPLEASE PLEASE STOP STUFFING ME. I CANíT COPE WITH ANY MORE.Ē!!! I think my brain has to be re-programmed to NOT aim for full or even think in terms of mealtimes. In the meantime it creates feelings of boredom, dissatisfaction that keep me thinking, ďWhat can I eat?Ē to alleviate these emotional feelings. Long-termers talk of a freedom from thinking about what to eat.
In another thread someone mentioned the grief involved in giving up cooked food (might have been Alissa herself). I really related to that. All my friends and family, everyone I know in fact, eats cooked. Most of them are meat-eaters. For thousands of years we human beings have shared meals as a form of bonding and an expression of love. Actually, thinking about it, every species on Earth shares the eating experience. Until everyone I know goes raw, I canít share that loving, happy experience with them anymore. (Itís a solution, but not a fully shared experience if you take your own food.) This is a lonely path out of cyberspace. Whoops. Have I just broken the rules for this thread??? I know the benefits of being positive but I also know the dangers of denial. There are great gains to be had from raw, but there are losses too. I guess thatís always been the way for radicals and pioneers. Yes, thatís what we are. So letís be brave! Letís not give up! We know what we are doing is right!!!
Golly healthywealthy... You really are on a rollercoaster arenít you?!
woke up with great energy
I am low on fruit,but have no energy to go out
Not to mention all those awful detox symptoms. Poor you. I notice that you are also posting on the December fasting thread. Are you including fast days in with your 30 day raw commitment? Brave girl! I have enough on my plate (!) with eating 100% raw. I do hope to fast one day though. I see Aleeshaís been doing it for 6 months. Wow! Anybody looked at her before and after shots? Now thatís inspiration!!!
About potatoes...Iíd always been told they should never be eaten raw, even if they donít have green skin, so I looked it up and found this:
All potatoes contain substances known as glycoalkaloids. The most common in potatoes are solanine and chaconine. Light reacts with these substances to turn potato flesh green. The green parts of a potato are a guide to where these substances tend to accumulate which is just below the potato skin. Ingested in large quantities these toxic compounds could lead to coma or even death. In smaller quantities the most likely effects are diarrhoea, headaches and stomach cramps. Fortunately these toxic substances are eliminated by thorough cooking. Solanine is the toxic substance found in deadly nightshade which indicates the potential seriousness of eating uncooked potatoes which are, in any case, hard to digest and unpleasantly flavoured.
12-10-2010, 05:13 AM
Good morning everybody
how you doing today?
I slept so well its crazy good :)
my body feels so much better,my belly is flatter and less swollen.
my head feels clearer
I look forward to another day in paradise.
my hubby brought me an almighty pile of good fresh foods yesterday so lots to choose from today.
starting the day with delicious apples..yumm scrumm :)
12-10-2010, 07:55 AM
Good morning HAPPY DAY 10!!!
This week has went by sooo fast. Its so much easier doing it as a challenge with others..thanks so much everyone and keep up the good work!! :D:D
Maisie, today is day 3 on Water Therapy. I feel like im refreshed and more alive. I am really starting to feel great!! I don't follow the plan exactly. I drink my 6 cups of water first thing in the morning and then let about 2 hours go by before drinking again and eating any food. After that my day goes back to normal, not following a time plan on food and drinks. I continue to drink about another 8 cups of water throughout the day.....
B- Apples, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts :D:
L- Guacamole Salad
S- Carrots, grapes, Pecans
Dinner is completely up in the air.????
Have a wonderful raw day everyone. See ya all lata!!!
12-10-2010, 08:19 AM
GOOD MORNING ALL! I think I am going to start that water therapy!!! I feel like I need more hydration....
so....about 6 cups of water...with lemon
apples/walnuts/raisins/cinnamon with chai tea
lunch: GS w/ spinach, banana, cherries, hemp seeds
dinner: large romaine salad w/ onion, carrots, celery, hmmm..whatever else I find that looks yummy
I need to make sure I am getting enough...some days I feel blah, but also am recognizing DETOX!! My mood can be up one hour and a couple hours later....dive bomb!!! DETOX!!:p IT'S ALLLLL GOOOD!!
I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!
Heya Rawbies, good to read everybody's posts. Wendi, you're rolling with it and that's a good thing. It'll pass. :) I'm still here. Time to go to the market though! I'll be working on that today. :) The cold is something else! I have some random raw eats today. Man, I can't wait to just have the time to make some raw meals and more kale chips! OOOOOhhh, guac sounds reallly good too! Will check in throughout the day! See ya!
12-10-2010, 02:03 PM
Breakfast-- a citrus smoothie--an orange, grapefruit and banana --good!!
Lunch- cabagge roll up and will do that for dinner tonight too.
Tonight is our Christmas program--I teach 7th and 8th grade. My students are signing a song--All come all ye faithful. Anyway, gotta eat and run tonight. So simple.
12-10-2010, 03:44 PM
Happy december 10!!!
Today is 50 raw days for me!!!
Maisielou- wow! I am very grateful for your reply, support, energy. Your post has me thinking deep. I will reread your words often. Much appreciation & love.
lots of lemon water
sweet Thai delight tea w/ brazil mylk
L- green smoothie
most likely big salad for dinner!
Great job everyone, keep going!!!!
12-10-2010, 04:50 PM
Checking in before bed. Today I ate: ginger bread, tahini, a GS, coleslaw, tomato & 2 Ĺ Chocolate Fruit Balls. They were very satisfying. Not feeling at all hungry, very few moments of desiring non-raw (no craving) and no detox symptoms. Just put some cookies in the dehydrator for overnight and wheat berries in soak. So, Iím doing good. So good that I sometimes think I must be doing something wrong! That old self-doubt rearing itís ugly head again! (Released 6lbs as well although thatís a side-benefit for me.)
GreenT... Glad you are finding benefits from Water Therapy too.
Tvillemom... Glad you have started WT. It can only be beneficial for us, especially for getting rid of those toxins. And itís free! Love your positive vibe!
Mindful mama...50 days raw! Go you!!! Much appreciation and love to you too. xoxo
Hi to healthywealthy, Zuri, blizzardfrisbee and anyone else posting after this today. We are the champions!!!
12-10-2010, 06:23 PM
HW: glad to hear your day has gone so well! And your sleep :)
GreenT: Sounds like it's really helping you :) That's wonderful! I think i'm going to begin with water therapy tomorrow too..
Mindfulmama, 50 days raw! *Applaud* Yeah, go you! That's amazing :)
I had a lot of energy today, I still do, but chose not to do anything anyways. I had a very weird mid-day emotional detox breakdown where I just started crying. The thing is, crying when you're raw feels VERY different. I don't have any bloated eyelids to squeeze out loads of tears.. As weird as it sounds it was like a whole new experience. It felt like my face couldn't comprehend how to cry, because nothing in my face swelled up or went red or leaky... Anyways
Trying to cut out fruit now, i'm trying to get to a very low fruit/fat diet to rid any candida I feel I have. So today started lowering fruit intake
B: honeydew melon mint kale smothie
S: carrots, collard greens
L: Salad w/ avocado dressing.
Another day of not being hungry. But my taste buds are beginning to appreciate vegetables :) They taste beautiful today
Oh, I feel my eyes are beginning to go hazel.. Very slightly , definitely not as dark as they were
12-10-2010, 09:19 PM
Had TWO huge GSs yesterday, and one today with kale (yum), a humongous bush of it. :) Had some dehydrated sunflower "burgers" in the fridge, so I ate a bunch of those with a large salad with cucumber dressing tonight. Not hungry at all, and I'm sleeping like a log. Lots of energy.
It also helps to rub lavender oil on the bottom of the feet each night. I used therapeutic grade oils only.
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