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12-14-2010, 09:50 AM
Welcome welcome welcome!!!
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Welcome to the Monthly Raw Challenge!
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Peace, Blessings and Warmest Regards,
12-18-2010, 05:06 AM
Hi everyone. Who else has more snow this morning? Yippeeeee Ė NOT.
GreenT...Yay for Dr Mercola!!!
EscapeArtist...Another tool I use to easily track my nutrient and calorie intake is the CRON-O-Meter. You can download this free from a number of sites. I use this, not to limit my intake as in a calorie restrictive diet (never doing THAT again!), but to ensure I get more. (Donítcha just love raw?!)
Mindful mama...Thanks for the good wishes. I have already noticed improvements Ė depression (and I mean suicidal) and anxiety both GONE, skin silky smooth, heavy eyelids (I thought these were hereditary!) definitely less obvious, eyes brighter, brainfog as good as gone, improved memory - but until yesterday no sign of increased energy. In fact I thought Iíd had a major relapse. Must have been detox. I read somewhere that we go backwards through all the health problems weíve had in our lives!
Iíve made the Banana Bread but not the Monkey one. Itís just Banana Bread with walnuts and spices added. The wheat for attempt #2 should be ready this evening. I am going to make Russell Jamesís Raw Mince Pies next week, although I might try coconut cream instead of cashew.
12-18-2010, 06:58 PM
Hi all to you!!
Breakfast- choclate/banana smoothie
Lunch- zucchini spaghetti
12-18-2010, 09:14 PM
B- Oat groat porridge with raisins and bananas
S- 1/2 of a gojiberry granola bar by "two moms in the raw", Thai Coconut water and a few bites of coconut
D- Cheezy broccoli/cauliflower on a bed of greens w/ pumpkin seeds
Gojiberry green tea w/raw unprocessed honey
S- Flax crackers and some kale chips
Hope everyone is doing well...
12-18-2010, 09:58 PM
s- 2 apples
L- apple & almond butter
D- big salad
s- raisins & banana chips
made date wrapped almonds for a party, had a few of those, too.
12-19-2010, 01:21 AM
Yesterday night was.. horrible but good? Emotional detox just hit me like a boulder. I think I cried for 3 hours straight last night, sobbing my heart out about my childhood. This is something I have only done once ever before, and it was on my last raw trial. I think my body is having to rid of lots and lots of emotional pain from my early childhood that I never even recognized existed.
I almost caved in today. I don't want to bore you with too much detail but I was put in an atmosphere I find stressful, which happened to be the mall. This clarity on raw is amazing. The food court did not look like a food court used to look.. but rather, a stark, alien, chemical environment. People misled, robotic. I was reminded of my constant feeling of being out of place, not belonging, with drastically differing values and a direction of life than people my age and most people in the world. When I returned home I was utterly depressed with these feelings. I wanted that place I felt like I belonged. I wanted nature and naturalists like I. People who can understand where I come from when I speak my opinions and dreams. Dare I say, a home, a 'family', and beautiful truth. Also, I had just watched my older sister finish off a plate of chicken-fried-rice, and it was on my mind. I can rarely cry when I feel I need to, and do not know so well ways to cope. So to deal with these heavy emotions, reached into the cupboard, pulled out some rice cakes, broke one in half, put it up to my mouth. Instead I found myself thinking, man, 12 days left! I have energy, I am anxiety free, I believe in myself more, I am finally going in the natural direction I want for my life... So I put it down.
I still turned to stuffing my face with dates, which is not a healthy way to cope with strong emotions either. But I still see it as success because I am still raw, despite being very full of lots of sugary dates...
So I took a hot shower, turned on some music, and looked up pictures of natural landscapes that I would love to witness the beauty of someday...
No exercise today except for running for the bus. Even for that, I realized that running was a lot easier on raw. Until now I have only ran on my treadmill, but running on real land is a lot easier than it used to be. I felt faster, lighter, more alive. I'm looking forward to when the warmer weather comes around so that I can experience this running, biking, etc, on raw energy.
Take care all, and I hope you are as proud as I am for all of us for making it to day 18.
12-20-2010, 11:59 AM
I almost caved in today.
Congratulations on staying raw. No matter how difficult things get, life really is better when we nurture our bodies with healthy food.
Today I was exhausted, so I ate and drank for energy - lots of green foods and fresh juices:
Bananas x 4
Orange Pomegranate Juice
Cucumber Celery Apple Juice
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