Man I typed something up and it disappeared. I had a bad migraine today and ended up in bed. Don't know if it was detox, caffeine withdrawal, or my usual migraine stuff.
Green smoothie of banana, apple, and beet greens
Basil pesto with zucchini noodles and minipeppers for both lunch and supper, sssooooooo good
Macadamia nuts for snack.
Been raw for a week! Yay!
With the new-look forum it is easy to lose a typed up post. It helps to get into the habit of copying a post before hitting the post button but what actually causes it is hitting the wrong post reply button.
Always hit the post quick reply button BELOW the reply box and you should be ok.
@Katchmoleen, Your not talking to yourself. I read this page everyday. I just dont post much.
I have been raw 4days so far. I feel great. I usually eat one very large salad with lettuce, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, almonds and raisins. I use honey as a dressing, I know sounds strange, but its kind of good The rest of the day I drink juice Usually 2 green and 2 fruit.
Today is my 5th day and I hope to stay raw. I have noticed my body changing. The first few days I was retaining water for some reason, my legs were swollen and so were my feet, but today its all gone along with 5 lbs :)
I tried to be raw 2 months ago but because I was in a country where I could not find much of anything I liked. They didnt have many fruits and veggies to choose from, so I gave up. I moved to a different country, I teach overseas, and now I have my pick of fruits and veggies from all over the world. I found juicer and I have been juicing every day.
I will try to post more on the september thread.
Mystic Tree that is EXACTLY what I did, hit the above button! Thanks for posting Jayla. I have had a headache all day today as well but powered through it. I think it must be hormonal. My cycles are so irregular now at my age (52) that I never know what is going on. I had a busy day with work, cleaning, shopping, and company (so I cooked too but fortunately had spaghetti sauce in the freezer).
Green smoothie of bananas and beetgreens
2 avocados, a tomato, and Snowdrop's ranch dressing
Big salad with ranch and sunflower seeds
Peaches with a little bit of agave (everyone else ate it on ice cream)
I went to our local fruit market today and got THREE cases of peaches. One was free because the seller thinks they have bad flavor. They don't have a ton of flavor, but for free I can mix them with the good peaches and freeze for mid-winter smoothies when anything remotely fresh-peach-like will taste wonderful!
We must be thinking the same thing. I am about to go out and get some peaches. I had peach juice yesterday and fell in love. I am going to buy enough to freeze so I can make peach ices or sorbet when my agave arrives. They dont sell it here so I have to order it from back home. I WISH I had a free case :)
Today went well. I was kind of scared. Its Eid here and everyone is out celabrating. All the malls and resturants are full. They were closed all day during the last 30 days so to be able to go get some food during the day is a big deal here, LOL. The kids and I went to see smurf, love it and then they wanted to go to Fridays. I was scared but I managed to find a salad and fresh watermelon juice. I enjoyed it and felt good when I left the resturant. YEAH ME LOL :)
last day of the month, another 30 days under my belt but wish I was feeling less blah. Not really sure what is wrong exactly and I don't feel as bad as I did before I started raw again so that is good. Hoping I feel better soon.
Jayla, where do you live? Mystic I know the last time I was raw I had lots of blah days. I think it is part of the healing. They say we heal in layers as we reach "pockets" of toxins from years past. Don't know if it is true but it makes sense to me. As for me, the second day after starting raw this time my fasting blood sugar was 138 (really bad) and this morning it is 95 (really good!) after only one week and one day raw, so YEAH!
I am teaching in Kuwait. I have been teaching overseas because I could not find a job back home and the pay is WAYYYY better. My salary is tax free, I get plane tickets home each year or the money to use to go anywhere I choose. My rent is paid by my job. I cant say I get anything like that at home. My kids enjoy it We have been so many places and they have experienced things most kids their age never will.
I looked into traveling to Kuwait as a nurse, but my husband was really against it. Wonderful that your kids are getting to travel at their young ages. I find it funny you can't get fruits and veggies there, though!
No headache at all today for the first time in about five days, so that is very nice. I had some good food today too, and I have the dehydrator running. I made Pepperama wraps and still have a batch of onion bread going. I also made two jars of kombucha today. Love that stuff.
I fasted till 2pm because I still was recovering from last nights migraine and decided to wait 18 hours to eat. It felt good to wait. Then I had:
Mini-peppers with sunflower-garlic pate. I think I sprouted the sunflower seeds too long, it tastes kinda "green.
A Lara bar
A Pepperama wrap with avocado, peppers, snowdrop's ranch dressing, and salsa. Quite yummy.
NO, I get TONS of fruits and veggies here. When I was in Egypt for the summer I could not find much. They has some but many times they were spoiled or close to it. Also they had a limited choice. YOu could find something one day then it would be gone for an entire month.
Here in Kuwait I have stuff from all over the world. I LOVE IT!!!!
I can understand your husband not wanting to move. It can be hard to adjust for many people. I have lived overseas since 2005. I am use to it now. I just have to remind myself I am not back home and other people do things differently.