June 10th 2009 Raw Challenge - Day ten
wait...what day is it? Is today the 10th or the 9th? haha. lost track.
whatever, today is gorgeous and rawsome. Bananas and cayenne pepper. Always lots of hot pepper. On everything. Saw some old friends today who I haven't seen in a year -- they couldn't believe their eyes. apparently I'm looking much healthier than a year ago! makes sense, I feel much healthier.:)
Feeling loads better today. It's strange but the pains worked up my body. One day it was my legs then the next the lower body. Last night it was my chest. It started in the ribs then the diaphragm, lungs and around the heart. My breathing became shallow. My partner made me call NHS 24. He was convinced I had swine flu. I wouldn't have called but my Mum started having similar symptoms. It's not, thankfully, which I knew deep down, but it put his mind at rest. My Mum has the flu. I have a very bad case of detox.
It makes me wonder about the condition my body must have been in for it to have hit me this bad. I'm not the sort of person who give into pain or illness easily. I'm never off work when I'm ill and never take pain killers.
Thank you for all your kind words yesterday. It helped me not reach for that slice of toast.
Managed a banana, mango and 3 mushrooms lots of water.
DAY 1 for me:)
Smootie, flax seeds, apple:)
All temptations are in bay for now!
Hugs to all
So many positive things are happening in my life right now! I'm in such a great vibe, just riding the wave of good things coming my way!
B - Green juice
S/L - Banana, orange, avocado
S - Grapefruit, apple
D - Salad: fresh cabbage, romaine, red onion, celery, broccoli and evoo dressing
S - sampling all the raw chocolate mousses i'm testing, trying to find the perfect one, and i can tell you, i've made some great discoveries!
A little irritable and tired today, more than yesterday but nothing a banana and almond butter can't fix Absolutely no cravings for cooked food (can someone tell me what SAD means, besides being )
B- broccolli leaves, celery, pear, pineapple, blueberry, banana and date smoothie
L - finished off last nights enormous green salad with some avacado, carrots and cashew/dill veggie dip
S - plum, pear, banana and almond butter
D - mint smoothie
Redrocket - SAD means Standard American Diet
20 oz smoothie – date water, pineapple, broccoli sprouts, kale, frozen banana
raw trail mix (cashews, almonds, walnuts, raisins, cranberries)
spiral slicer zucchini with raw tomato sauce (2 tomatoes, agave, kale, shitake mushroom stems, dried basil, thyme, oregano, and salt)
3 dates stuffed with walnuts
Alissa’s spinach slaw
2 bowls miso shitake mushroom soup
Alissa’s raspberry banana pudding pie
48 oz water
I will probably be awake for a couple more hours so if I get hungry I'll have celery with almond butter and honey and some more water.
Woohoo 10 days! Congrats everyone!
-3 bananas, a lara bar
-huge salad w/ baby romaine, about 1/3 of an avocado, half a red pepper, half a tomato, carrots, mushrooms & vinegar; apple; nectarine; banana. Was starving and had tons of physical work to do this afternoon!
-2 bananas w/ raw cacao powder
-another big salad w/ romaine, baby romaine, mixed greens, carrots, half a red pepper, a tomato, mushrooms & vinegar; 2 bananas w/ raw cacao powder
Workouts for the day were work- I don't think I stopped walking/moving/lifting all day!- plus a 3 mile run.
I'm definitely detoxing- the headache yesterday, a couple pimples today which I never get...oh well, it's necessary I suppose!
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.
Enjoying the journey! :)
The GS Challenge on the other board is going great, too - one woman reported results of being able to urinate NATURALLY for the first time in a looong time. That may seem like TMI, but imagine getting those results just on drinking one GS a day!
You are not responsible for others reactions to you or assumptions about you. You are only responsible for your response to others.
Had a pretty good day. Got up really early and went for a 70 minute bike ride before work. After work went to the new weekly farmers market which is two blocks from where I live!
B - green smoothie with spinach, apple, banana, pineapple, chia
S - 1/2 slice zucchini bread with almond butter and an apple
L - 1 slice zucchini bread with an avocado
S - one mango, 2 kiwis
D - large mixed green salad with cucumber, tomato, sunflower sprouts, 1/2 avocado, and EVO dill dressing.
I'm still a bit peckish so may have some frozen fruit run through the Champion juicer in a little while.
Other Amazing Food:
Wild jungle peanuts
A carob treat with, honey, tocotreinols, Revitaphi, coconut oil, multi-pollen extract
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
Today I tried 2 new things: I made "popcorn" with cauliflower, sea salt, nutritional yeast, and cayenne pepper (it was so good!); and I had pancakes made out of ground flax seeds, bananas, and cinnamon (I had dehydrated them) and ate them with some blended mango as my syrup -I am so glad that I came across this recipe as I will never miss SAD pancakes again! So today was good and I have new recipes to try tomorrow :)
I know we're not supposed to complain about falling off the wagon...but i'm gonna do it anyway. In fact, I've been falling off the wagon so much lately that I don't know if I can call myself RAW . This makes me unhappy and it reveals a pattern -- one exception to the rule here, one taste of cooked food there, and before you know it you're SAD.
tomorrow I'm picking myself up, dusting myself off, eating lots of clean greens and fresh fruits (and not so many raw snack foods or nuts), and contemplating photosynthesis. Rawk on people.
Don't beat yourself up too much. It seems like you recognize what tempted you to return to cooked food so now you can avoid it. Good luck and keep positive! :)