June 8th 2009 Raw Challenge - Day eight
Saturday and Sunday were not very wise food choices - mostly cooked food.
Today I woke up tired and so very sore. My hand is going numb on me again. For the 5 days I was 100% last week, I woke up with energy, had no pains in my knees and had no trouble with numbness in my hand. The few days before going raw, my ear was so sore, itchy, and my hearing was affected by it. After a couple of days being raw, the pain was gone as was the itchiness and my hearing was better. Now just after 2 day of not being raw, I am back to where I was before.
There is a quote by Anthony Robbins "NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING HEALTHY FEELS." I think I get it now.
Today I will be 100% raw starting the day with a green smoothie followed in about an hour with some fruit. Lunch will be a salad. Supper will be a salad as well.
Have a great raw day! I plan to. ;)
Want to start back on green juice tomorrow so will get up earlier to prepare.
B - Mango, orange, strawberries, grapes
L - lettuce, spinach, olives, s/dried toms, tomatoes, cuc, corn, lemon and olive oil dressing
S - two squares raw chocolate
S - raw bar & 1/2 avo
Last edited by Gooberdog69; 06-08-2009 at 11:21 AM.
"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy." Plutarch
Today I will eat:
L- Raspberry cheeze cake
Enjoying this 100% RAW Journey... feeling much encouraged - I have been denying my SAD-impulses, and feeding myself extra greens and goodies whenever I feel tempted.
You are not responsible for others reactions to you or assumptions about you. You are only responsible for your response to others.
Day 8 already?!? This is going by so fast!
-5 bananas throughout the morning, some had a little raw cacao powder, some were plain
*1 hour 10 mins. power walking hills*
-green smoothie w/ 3 bananas, frozen mango/strawberries/blueberries, lots of kale
-about 1/6 or so of a watermelon, yummm
*going to power walk for another half hour...I usually run but I have a head injury at the moment and can't be bouncing around, lol*
-dinner...hmmm...either a big salad w/ the usual baby romaine, veggies & vinegar, OR raw sweet potato "chips" w/ guacamole...or a little of both
a man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
This summer I'm staying in a house that has a big established garden, so I've been working around in it all day today, weeding etc. I harvested some strawberries and big patch of chickweed, which I ate in a salad with some young collards, and a dressing of ACV, olive oil, agave syrup, cayenne pepper and cumin.
I feel so dumb for eating so much store bought food, when there's more than any of us can possibly eat right outside.
B-Green smoothie with spinach, frozen banana and frozen blueberries and 2 TBSP of chia seeds
L-Tomatoes, Cucumber, half an avocado, celery and chopped basil.
B- juice of 5 carrots, 2 beets, 2 celery, 1 apple, 1 cucumber
S- 2 plums
L- 1 plum, 1 avocado and 2 carrots & veggie dip made with dill and cashews, 5 dates with raw almond butter
D- Green salad with asparagus, mung bean sprouts, baby greens, spinach, red leaf and plum tomatoes olive oil/ACV dressing, Himalayan salt
ES- one honeydew melon
Last edited by Redrocket; 06-09-2009 at 05:28 AM.
Reason: Got hungry for an evening snack, added details on dinner
16 oz smoothie - pineapple and kale
tomato flax crackers and roasted red pepper hummus
Alissaís spinach slaw
spring mix salad with cherry tomatoes, broccoli sprouts, dulse dressing
raw trail mix (cashews, almonds, walnuts, raisins, cranberries)
Alissaís raspberry banana pudding pie
62 oz water
Raw fiesta mole
I am experiencing a little sadness this evening, being in the city. I feel a deep desire to be in nature. Fresh air and surrounded by fragrant trees.
Last edited by Rose Goddess; 06-14-2009 at 10:01 PM.
Proper nutrition is an art. It is an art form. Every bite is a brush stroke. Every swallow is a new color ~David Wolfe www.SuperfoodFun.com
Among the things I ate today was another soup, this time a cream of spinach soup. The funny thing is that when I ate cooked I didn't really like soup but now that I eat raw, I love them! Not only are they incredibly fast to make, but they are so flavorful without all that added fat! It is only my second soup but I think I am becoming a soup fan.... :P
One thing I'm loving about this is it's forcing me to take my lunch to work. I'm generally lucky in that I have a vegan place to buy lunch across the street from where I work, but their raw offerings are rather limited (plus I would rather avoid the temptation of their cooked food).
B - green smoothie with banana, apple, pineapple and collards
L - left-over kelp noodles with young coconut curry & veggie sauce and a sandwich made with buckwheat/zucchini/sun-dried tomato bread, almond butter and cucumber slices
S - banana, a few dates
D - large salad with mixed greens, shredded carrot and beet, onion, tomato, hemp seeds, salsa and sesame dressing
S - young coconut ice-cream
Bleh.. I had no fresh foods in the house, so this was another wierd day of wierd eating. Had time to go veggie-shopping in the late afternoon, thankfully.
B - buckwheat cereal, sesame mylk, banana, seeds, dried fruit
S - Banana
L - "cereal", basically nuts seeds and dried fruits with mylk
S - "cereal" again
D - Big big big green juice with everything in it, pears, avocados