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12-07-2010, 09:22 AM
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12-11-2010, 09:24 AM
Hope everyone is doing well...
I am feeling terrific!!! One of my clients yesterday told me that she can see a big difference in my skin. She said that i look healthy and my complexion is smoother and more even. I was like WOW really? :D:D:D I changed my diet to all natural in August, and started doing raw in October. I have noticed these last couple of days of doing the Water Therapy that the puffiness under my eyes is going away and my sinus are clearing WOO HOO!! YEAH to water and raw!!!
Today is a fun play day back in the kitchen. I have some flax seed soaking for caraway crackers (RFFE) pg. 380. Trying to figure out what kind of dip to make for those with the ingredients that i have, should be interesting lol. Also going to make those sweet and spicy sweet potato chips again...those are sooo good.
I will pop back in later...
12-11-2010, 03:31 PM
Let me know how the flax crackers turn out. I bought a bag of raw flax crackers
but they are gone and I would love to make them myself!
Day 11 - we are almost halfway there!
I am not sure I will ever go back to eating like I did before. I feel much better eating raw - just have much to learn so I don't feel deprived. I have grown to love my salad with mung bean sprouts and avacado! I try to eat a handful of organic carrots every day too.
12-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Hey!! I, too, love this way of eating! It is fantasitc!!
Today-- had a banana/choclate shake
Lunch- cabbage wrapped with salad stuff inside and honey mustard dressing
Dinner-- parsnip/cauliflower "potatoes" don't know yet what I'll put on top of them. Maybe I'll make a mushroom gravy
12-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Hi everyone. Still raw on ginger bread, tomato, fresh fruit, nutty banana cookies and chocolate fruit balls. Felt especially lethargic today. Don't know whether it's detox or CFS. Symptoms are very similar.
12-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Let me know how the flax crackers turn out. I bought a Yep, will do! I have made a few different kinds of flax crackers, haven't found one yet that i can call my favorite....experimenting!!!
I love eating this way too. I was thinking the same thing earlier today....the SAD food just isn't appealing to me anymore, its starting to look gross and greasy. Anyone else see it that way??
B- Apple, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, and coconut oil
L- Ani Phyo's Raw Pad Thai Salad with Kelp noodles
S- Jumble Berry cake
D- GS ( Banana, apple, blueberries, mango, grapes, swiss chard, dandelion greens, kale, wheat grass)
12-11-2010, 05:24 PM
I felt that SAD food looked gross and... unordinary, unfoodlike. And then last night it's like something hit me on the head and turned on the old me. Everything is a temptation again! Thank god I'm gluten and lactose intolerant otherwise i'm not sure i'd still be here.
Today is really difficult for me. I think I am hitting emotional detox stage 2: Irritable, depressed, and the worst: my body/head? keep telling me, raw isn't worth it! You're not going to get out of this slump! But i'm still here.
Raw is seroiusly therapeutic. Especially the detox. A song will come on the radio and I'll start bawling my eyes out, without even knowing why! Which leads me to think, why am I crying? And I am forced to dig into my past. It's all so heavy, all the losses I never felt before coming at once.
B: Blueberry banana orange smoothie
12-11-2010, 07:35 PM
Well done for sticking at it EscapeArtist. I'm the same. Yesterday the thought of cooked food made me nauseous. This evening...well, let's just say it's lucky for me that there's nothing but raw food in the house. Tomorrow will be better, especially if we don't succumb today. I am sorry you are feeling so much grief and loss. Would it help to remember that the things that caused you pain happened in the past and are not happening Now which is where you are? That your thoughts about the past are just that - thoughts that have no reality in this present moment? I can recommend Tapping -Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). XOXO
12-11-2010, 08:15 PM
Aw mais thanks for the kind words.. The emotoinal detox is what I always have trouble dealing with. I will definitely look into tha technique!
Unfortunately I fell off the wagon =[ I ended up eating turkey sausages !! Funny how I didn't even eat much, if any, meat before, it never appealed to me. It's odd also how things change with cooked food... Immediate gas, headache, eye strain, and things brighter than normal... The full feeling I was craving is instead sickening
I'm not going to dwell on it and just pick myself right back up and keep going. Can still say I was high raw today
12-11-2010, 08:36 PM
EscapeArtist....Yesterday you said you were cutting down on fruit & fat. Do you think you are eating enough? If the body isn't getting enough, well it's in starvation mode - any food will do, whatever is available. Anyway, you do right not to give it another thought. As someone said elsewhere "Pretend that it never happened and start again."
The other day you mentioned about how the experience of actually crying has changed for you. That happened to me the other day too. Weird. Mine was over the film FOOD, INC. Everyone should watch that film.
12-11-2010, 11:14 PM
Much love to you all. Will write a real post tomorrow. Still here, still raw. I think about you all throughout the day, sending you light.
12-12-2010, 08:10 AM
Maisie, that movie was a COMPLETE eye opener!! It definitely changed my way of thinking and eating and helped me tremendously to staying raw!!
Escape, hang in there. You can do it. Sometimes we trip and fall but we pick ourselves up and continue the journey before us. Every day is a new day and a new beginning. What you did the day before is in the past. We all make mistakes, but its taking those mistakes and learning from them. Thats what makes us who we are and able to help others along the way. Big hugs to you and happy raw!!! :D
Shoofly, those flax crackers turned out GREAT, i really like them. Surprisingly they didn't turn out flaxy and i think that might be do to the lemon that is involved. Super easy to make, very few ingredients and yummy! A+ in my book lol......
I also ended up snacking for the night... i always seem to get the munchies at night?? I nibbled on a few cashew shrimp nuts and sweet and spicy sweet potato fries. YUM! Oh and some honey dew melon.
12-12-2010, 08:24 AM
I'm working my way through a bowl of applesauce before I stay my work day. That's three apples! My job taking care of the elderly can be really strenuous and a fruity breakfast helps tremendously. I need all of the fruit calories to fuel me.
12-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Oops I forgot to chime in on Friday . . .
Today was great - made lots of dishes for a Meetup:
Alissa's Walnut Mushroom Loaf with Mushroom Gravy
Asparagus with Saffron Sauce (sauce from Alissa's new book)
In addition to "sampling" all that, I had:
Bananas x 8
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