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12-07-2010, 09:23 AM
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Good day all! Whew, finally checking in. Day 12, wooooow! Boy does it feel good! Things have been a bit hectic but I haven't forgotten all of you. I'm still in the challenge. It' going to be great to be raw bringing in 2011. It would be even greater to bring in spring raw too! That's a ways off. *thinking one day at a time grasshopper, hehe :)
Anyway, I'm thinking of doing a short juice fast of about 5 days at some point as well. I'm sipping right now on a banana, blueberry, strawberry, Brazil nut milk w/water smoothie. It's my first one in several days! YUM!
I feel pretty darn good. The cold weather isn't getting to me, which is nice. How's everyone else? Will try to check back later. :) Keep up the good work!
12-12-2010, 03:15 PM
HELLO HELLO! Where is everybody?
Zuri, happy to see your still holding on strong. Your smoothie sounds delicious.
So far Todays menu:
B- Oat groat porridge with bananas, cinnamon and raisins
L- The rest of my Pad Thai and some caraway flax crackers with my own concoction of a dip (cashews, onion, garlic, salt, lemon, celery and getting some chives tomorrow) Its pretty good so far...
See ya later :)
12-12-2010, 03:17 PM
I'm feeling pretty good today. I started to do some push-ups today after a few days off :rolleyes: but it's better to do some then none at all.
My little six-year-old is running all around the house. It's amazing what some bodies can do even on junk food. I could never do the athletic stunts she does when I was her age. I think that maybe her talents are at least due to some influence on my part... I keep pushing fresh fruits and vegetables for their meals.
It's strange, b/c I don't even want that stuff. I helped my wife and kids make cookies today, and I kind of feel like a grown child who is making playdough. And it's kind of gross thinking that the kids are eating playdough, but whatever. I can't force my ways onto them.
I finally found a decent bag of avocado at the wholesale market the other day. Usually I'm just ho-hum about food (I don't really prepare stuff), but these avocado have made my day today. It's good that I picked up two bags :).
I hope everyone else is doing good. Take care and be well!!!
12-12-2010, 04:12 PM
Zuri...Good to "see" you.
GreenT...Food, Inc. keeps me on track too. This way of eating isnít just about me. Itís about our whole beautiful planet.
Vegetize...Avocados are my favourite! I havenít had any for days though. Got some in the hot water cupboard. Canít wait for them to ripen.
Kept on track track today but really need to eat more vegetables. Trouble is Iíve never liked them. I find green leaves bitter. Something abnormal with my tastebuds I think.
Anyway itís bedtime here so Goodnight everyone. Keep it going everyone!
12-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Hey ya all!! Enjoying reading the posts and what all of you are eating and what is going on in your raw life.
Today-- Breakfast--- a banana/chocolate smoothie
Lunch-- Was at the Country Buffet-- I love the buffets--had a fantastic salad.
Dinner --- cut up cukes and tomatoes
12-12-2010, 05:26 PM
Today I've had lots of juice, tonight will be guac and flax crackers.
Glad to hear everyone is doing so well.
12-12-2010, 09:13 PM
Avocados are my favourite! I haven’t had any for days though. Got some in the hot water cupboard. Can’t wait for them to ripen.
I love avocados too! Have you tried avocado fries? They look really good. Thats on my list next in the near future. For ripening i put them in a bowl or a brown paper bag with some apples. The apples emit a type of gas that ripens other fruits and things that are next to them. It works like a charm :)
Happy to see your all doing great!!!
For Dinner tonight i had a GS leftover from yesterday, munched on things throughout the night such as honeydew melon, flax crackers, kale chips, carrots, grapes and a macaroon.
I made a batch of cookies, they are in the D now. I made Mysticats Ginger Star cookies but made them into regular cookie shapes, i tasted a little piece still raw raw lol, and they are yummy. http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7772&highlight=christmas
See ya all in the mornin.....goodnight !!!
12-12-2010, 11:33 PM
You guys have been doing so well :) Good job!! You deserve to be so proud!
Man, is it ever hard to go back raw after a slip up. But followed through :). I woke up stuffy, depressed, and slept much longer than normal and did not feel rested. I tried water therapy today, and it really helped. My low mood and low energy died off throughout the day while sticking back on the raw, and tonight I already feel all smiley and energized again. Thankyou raw! If anything that slip up has reinforced the importance of this diet, and how badly I want it.
L: Big salad
D: Salad wraps
dessert: 2 frozen bananas
Oh, and my mother is thinking about taking a healthier route to help her depression/ADD/anxiety/anger problems and is wanting to exclude lactose from her diet. She really sees the difference in my mood lately and is persuaded by the whole diet-healing approach I think :) If there is anything I want it is to be a better example for my family
12-13-2010, 08:59 PM
Bananas x 5
Tons of amazing food at local Meetup
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