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12-14-2010, 09:50 AM
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12-17-2010, 02:30 AM
Hi everyone. I have been suffering from pain and exhaustion for the past week or so due to this horrible ME/CFS, so I have been sleeping a lot. I am pleased that I am not suffering so much from brainfog though and Iím sure my memory has improved. I made Monkey Bread yesterday (LOLF) but had to throw the whole lot out. Iíd over-sprouted the wheat berries and it tasted yuck! So no bread for a few days. At the beginning of this I would have been a bit panicky about this as I relied on sprouted wheat bread to keep me off the ordinary stuff, but it doesnít bother me now. I could manage without it altogether as I am not at all hungry and have no cravings.
The cravings today became overwhelming. So much so that I had to stay in my room all night while my family made themselves dinner. Now that everybody is asleep, I am still afraid to go into the kitchen...
The other day you said you were going on the 80/10/10 regime but I notice you have had no fats at all for the last 2 days. This will be the problem. Cravings are strong when we are hungry. Fats give us that feeling of fullness, satiety, as well as providing vital calories. Without them we are hungry and tired. I appreciate that itís difficult for you to buy avocados, nuts, seeds and coconuts on your budget but a little will go a long way if itís just 10% of your daily intake. Based on your weight of 125lbs, unless you are under 4í10íí you should be consuming around 2200 calories a day. www.nutritiondata.com will help you to make sure you are giving your body everything it needs. Such a shame about your Farmers Market closing.
Good luck to all of you going on the fast in January. Iím planning on continuing with the raw food. Once I have managed one month, my next challenge will be to make three (and then permanent of course). Three is the magic number!
12-17-2010, 09:06 AM
Good morning, Beauties!
Another week COMPLETE! TGIF! :D
maisielou1: Hang in there! It WILL get better. We will be sending much love your way.
Yesterday was a wonderful day. Felt energized, light and wonderful.
My eyes have been irritated and dry lately. Maybe it's the heater? I stopped using contact lenses a couple months ago because I always had that problem but now they're red and dry even though I have been getting plenty of sleep. When I sleep in on Saturday we'll see how they are. Maybe I just need one extra hour? I bought some homeopathic eye drops which worked wonderfully yesterday. I will be looking into my Ayuverdic medicine book tonight because it simply may be something deeper. Have you noticed a twinkle in your eyes after going Raw? I have. Crazy. Awesome. My skin used to get super dry and itchy in the winter but not after RAW. Thank youuuuuu! :D
I posted some before and during pictures on my blog if you guys want to check them out. Almost 2 months Raw. :)
Meal 1: Green Juice - WOW it was crazy tough to drink today. Overdid it with the spinach or something. Pheeeeeeeeeew (1/2 head of Kale, too much spinach, 1 orange, 1 apple, 1 carrot, JalapeŮo pepper, garlic & ginger) Never again.
Meal 2: Usual Salad
Meal 3: Wrap again
Meal 4: ?! Salad? Bday party tonight.
I probably wont be checking back in until Monday (no internet at home) so I will be sending love your way. Hope that you have a wonderful day and weekend! *many hugs*
In light, Love & Peace! ♥
12-17-2010, 01:53 PM
My Dad starts chemo today, so I am with him and my Mom at Stanford Cancer Center. Dad went from 60-80% raw to 100% raw a couple of weeks ago!!!
I walked in with 3 large tote bags of Raw Food to get us through the day - we'll probably be here a total of 16 hours or so.
The medical staff cannot believe my Dad is 70 years old, in such amazing shape, and takes no medication. The cancer is a random thing - caused by a virus - he has never been sick a day in his life.
Anyway, here's what's on the menu:
Salads (may turn one of these into a Wrap)
If we run out of food, there's a Loving Hut about a mile away - they have an amazing Raw Fettucini.
We are making the most of an otherwise challenging situation - it is so awesome to be Raw!
12-17-2010, 06:46 PM
revdrcyn...Praying for you and your family. God Bless you all.
On the menu today: pecans, raisins, apple, cinnamon Ė Thank you for this one tvillemom! (Ran out of walnuts) Ė avocado, fresh and dried fruit, huge salad.
Delise...Thank you for your kind thoughts. I AM getting better. Although I still had to sleep for 2 hours this afternoon, I managed to do things afterwards that I have not been able to do for at least 4 years! AND Iíve dropped 10lbs. I am a very happy bunny!!! Delise, you are gorgeous in both photos!
12-17-2010, 07:20 PM
Rev... I'm sorry to hear about that situation. That's so great that he's 100%. My best wishes go out to both of you
Yeah I realize that the 80/10/10 is a large step and will cause a lot of cravings. But that is partially the reason I decided to jump into it :). When I discovered my gluten soy and lactose intolerance, I spent a year just learning how to refrain from food that contains morphine-like substances, even when you really wanted it. Also because of these intolerances, the cravings I am having now I know will have horrible drastic effects and put me back into a nightmarish mental state that I never want to be at ever again. I also know that they will pass within a month or two! So a part of me knows that I won't pick anything up to eat because the stuff I'm craving I can't eat anyways. That's a really good site! Thankyou!
Also with 80/10/10 I am eating a lot more calories than when I was eating soo much fats. When I was on the fats I could only eat up to 1200 calories and then my stomach would just say no, stop eating!! But today I think I've reached 2000 and I had energy enough to actually go on a jog this morning and then clean the house. yay!
I think i've eaten 15 large and very ripe delicious organic bananas :) Separated, of course. They are going bad so fast and today is the last day, so I'm just trying to shovel as many in as I can lol!!
Also watercress, kale, and a head of romaine.
Haven't had dinner yet. Will include chia seeds to get my fats in thought
Going to go on another run tonight :) It is amazing that I have the energy to do so! And that I am ENJOYING running! Like I used to... I am not having anticipatory and performance anxiety about it as much. Nice..
12-17-2010, 07:24 PM
Breakfast- banana/chocolate smoothie with chia
Dinner-- zucchini spaghetti
12-17-2010, 07:39 PM
EscapeArtist...Have you come across Dr Mercola? I find his website really encouraging. He does not like wheat (gluten), soy or dairy (lactose) products!
12-17-2010, 09:57 PM
Rev, praying for you and your dad. Hugs!
Today was a super super busy day at work! I brought food to work but got in a couple bites here and there and had to pretty much wait until i got home for dinner at 8:00 to eat lol...
B- Couple bites of oat groat porridge
L- Couple bites of salad
D- Salad- Mixed greens, kale, carrots, celery, cucumber, radishes, zucchini, tomatoes, white asparagus, red bell, sprouted lentils, sugar peas, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt, cayenne, hemp seed, pumpkin seeds
S- orange and 2 coconut macaroons
Maisie, i like Dr Mercola's website also. Lots of good info!!!
Have a great night all, see ya in the morning *yawn*
12-17-2010, 11:33 PM
Missed you all yesterday, thought about you and sent you positive vibes.
Mais- bummer about the bread! Have you made monkey bread before? I've always wanted to make it, but haven't yet. Wishing you health & comfort!
B- honeydew cucumber juice
s- apple banana chips raisins
L- 2 bananas
s- apple & banana with almond butter & nibs
are you planning any special raw recipes for
Xmas? Please share!! I'm not sure yet...
Rev- what a gift to share this experience with your dad. Sorry to hear about the situation he is in. Wishing him well. Take good care of yourself!!
Delise- I too have noticed my skin is not as dry this winter!! Such a gift. Ps your green juices sound crazy strong!! :)
escape- love being able to run with ease!!
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