May 2009 Raw Challenge - Day Four
It's lovely here today....
in Ontario. I was wide awake somewhere around 2 a.m. so I got up and read more about raw food on the computer until about 5 a.m. and then slept until 7a.m. Then I went for a good walk.
So far today I've had a Green Smoothie with
The ginger overpowered this drink. But I'll keep learning. And I'm drinking it all anyway.
Noon: "Best Raw Coffee Ever"
Late afternoon: a true Green Smoothie with:
1 clove garlic
3 organic celery stalks
frozen beet greens (I think that's what it was)
1 tsp kelp powder
Not sure if I'll be able to get this down though - I could if it were just juice but this is a bit much - kind of thick texture. I'm trying - trying to fix me with all this healthy greenery!
Well, I actually drank the whole green smoothie but I did not like it - yuk! I even added some frozen grapes and it didn't help much. I didn't combine very carefully today and I am a bit bloated and gassy but no matter. Everything I had was RAW. I just finished up the day with a salad with tomato, red onion, romaine, iceberg, cuke and about 6 walnuts and a horrid dressing
I am happy because I have energy, my mood is up and I was successful! I wish you all a good raw day.
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Planning Green Smoothies throughout the day with a RAW meal for dinner. I made Alissa's Eggplant Parm yesterday!!! It RAWKd!!!! SOOOOO GOOD! I'll probably have leftovers for dinner today!
Still Gaining. Gained 3lbs
Ughh! So discouraged. I gained 3 more pounds since cleanse ended. I usually only gain 2-3lbs back. This time I've gained back 7lbs. So discouraged!! This makes for an interesting challenge.
Eating only veggies and fruits makes me super hungry. I had to add nuts just to get that full feeling.
I'm hoping the pounds begin to melt off. I did eat super late last night. I had cucumber, tomato, onion salad at 10pm. I usually try to finish eating around 8pm.
Made icecream from Rawfood Real World. It takes like cake batter. I only ate 1/2cup. I had to use up some young coconuts I had laying around.
Alyssa's Eggplant Parm looks divine. Hope I'm able to make it one day.
commoncents=Thanks for your words of encouragement. I need every little bit.
Breakfast: Smoothie with romaine, spinach, banana, cucumber
Snack: 1/2cup ice cream
Lunch: Big Salad with nutritional yeast and salt as dressing
Dinner: GM Smoothie. Have a date. So just leaves on a plate
Day 42 and still doing good, it gets easier everyday. I will eat today:
B- Live fries
D- Big salad
In 42 days I've lost 16 lbs....weighed yesterday 163 lbs.
Oh yeah been off coffee since last Monday....yeah!!
Way to go mstrish!!!!
Last night I took a sleeping pill to sleep because I was so depressed. I used to be addicted so that was not good. Woke up this morning feeling a bit better and I can tell that I'm losing pounds and inches. This made me feel so good to not have to starve myself to lose weight. Will take a nice long walk this evening and treat myself well and learn from this current down cycle in my life. My menu for today includes:
B: Water w/lemon, glass of Rejuvelac
B2: Green Smoothie w/Kale, blueberries, orange, bananna and Rejucelac
L: Creamy Kale-Apple Soup
S: Glass of Cocunut/Mango/Pinapple/Strawberry Shake from yesterday
D: Marinated Portabella mushrooms; marinated bok choy, unfried rice, salad
S: Two Walnut/Almond/Fig cookies
That looks like alot of food, I know, but I have to feed myself every couple of hours or I will slip and slide into SADville. I am losing weight though so it is all good.
Take care everyone!!!
Its monday, time to get to work!
Today will be:
1 liter lemon water @ rising.
GS w/banana, mango and kale.
Have a good one!
Getting easier. Yay!
very happy this a.m. just because.:)
for the first time I was very concerned when I realized what we pack for my daughter's school lunch
juice: beet, spinach, carrots, celery
dates, coconut, almond, carob balls
a little durian (heaven!)
Have a great day everyone!
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Whoh, my detox has begun.. And they say it takes at least 2 years to finish detoxing.. whoo...
I've been feeling cold and sleepy, but i'm hanging in there. I mean this is nothing compared to some shit i've been through...Read a lot on EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques - emofree.com) in a book i got from the library, and i tried it on my detox-symptoms. I'll give it a few weeks, but i'm open dor all these new techniques on releasing anxiety!
Well, as far as eating goes this is my day so far:
B - buckwheat/apple porrige w dried apricots and sesame mylk
S - two brazil nuts and 1/2 a cantaloupe
L - Asparagus, radishes, carrotsticks and cuke with guacamole
S - YogiTea Detox tea
S - A green smoothie that turned into a green juice (too chunky, so i strained it) made from radish greens and pear, and a glass of psyllium husk w water to make things move along a lil faster inside
Went to the HFS and got a bottle of Udo's oils, some raw unpasteurized kimchee for the good bacteria, and the psyllium husk.
OK,so far this morning I've had an apple, banana and an orange before my voice class.I'm about to have a salad for lunch at the cafeteria. So far, so good!! Sciencegal
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It's interesting to be creating new eating patterns. I keep doing this one thing where I just take every raw green thing out of the fridge an put it all on my table. And then i sit down with my little wooden bowl, my chopsticks, and an array of vinegars and spices and just start grabbing whatever I want and munching away. It's nice and quick and satisfying. It's like having a big platter of options. And also, it's a way of making sure everything gets eaten in a timely fashion and nothing goes bad.
I got very little sleep last night but I still feel pretty good, and I think it's due to the lack of refined carbs. Anyway, I went to my part-time job early this morning and did not eat first. I was starving when I got home and all I wanted was a salad. I had mixed greens with grape tomatoes. Now I'm at the "real" job, and I just had a big handful of kumquats. I LOVE those things!! Dinner will be another salad, mixed greens with a diced avacado, tomato, red onion, and mushrooms, with olive oil and cider vinegar. I have an apple and an orange for a snack if I get hungry later.
I have to make a trip to the NFS for nuts and dried fruit, as I have nothing.
Day 4 and detox has set in! I've been really weak all day and have broken out in a sweat several times. My appetite has also been off, so I've listened to my body and haven't eaten much.
B: GS with spinach, kale, banana, blueberry
D: corn chowder
I hope everyone continues to do well!
Okay day -- busy day keeps hands out of food.
B - Green Smoothie
L - Almonds, cocoanut, dates, cocoanut oil, carob
S - Fruit salad w/ cinnamon and walnuts
Snacks -- remainng smoothie, almonds, dates
BDraw -- taking one baby step at a time!