January 5th - Day 5
Day 2 for me...
Heck of a headache today! Must be that caffeine withdrawal! Made kale chips yesterday, started flax crackers in the dehydrator. Must get going with these staples that keep me on raw! Plan to make corn avo soup w cilantro today- love that! Making cheez spread, Snowdrop's ranch dressing, then I'll be set! Oh, forgot raw taco meat...
To say that I feel awful is the understatement...
of the year. I think I have a flu or virus. I do know that if -this- was detox that I'd never ever go through this again. I spent three hours shivering in bed, colder than I'd ever felt (and all wrapped up), til I eventually ran a hot-only (yes, no cold, only hot) bath and sat in it.. then went back to bed.
I am sticking with raw, though I am not eating much. I had a banana for breakfast and might drink a smoothie later.
I can't remember the last time I felt this bad. But I doubt it is just detox since so many of my house dwellers are also sick.
I'm not weighing myself to March 1st. I do know that I have lost, yet chalk most of it up to dehydration due to this illness. I did measure myself and will check that again on march 1st as well.
Can I join in today? I started today, but want to ride with you all!
A smile confuses an approaching frown :p
Food - not much!
Few macademias to snack on through the day.
Some of last nights salad for lunch - felt too full to drink my smoothie.
Main meal was Alissas Fettucine Alfredo (is it wrong to say I didn't like this?) which I didn't finish
Snack in a while will be some raw choc
I am slightly worried about how little I can eat on this regime! My calories (I know, shouldn't count em) today are only around 900 - and I'm a pretty big guy. I don't feel short of energy etc so am just going to be careful. Also, I think, overdosed on nuts today - need to have a fruits and greens day tomorrow.
I've certainly never eaten so little as I am the last few days...guess thats why the weight is dropping off!
hw 261 :eek:
100% sw 246 :mad:
cw 230 :)
1st gw 217
Hey everybody. I just came across this forum last night. This is great. I know ya'll started this at the beginning of the year, we did as well. Can I just jump in or do I need to wait until the next challenge?
Breakfast - Green smoothie (spinach, mango and banana)
Snack - Apple and walnuts
Lunch - salad with the usual suspects: romaine, cucumber, tomato, sesame seed
Energy level has been wayyyy up. First day however with no headache. hmm
I was so surprise that I did not get any late night cravings yesterday ! Not feeling any extra energry yet.
B: scoop wheat grass and grounded flaxeed w/water
L: 2 cups blended red Kale with 1 apple smoothie
D: mixed green salad, avocado, dried cranberries, cucumber, broccoli sprouts and salsa
S: mix berry smoothie w/ mixed green food protein
maybe a clementine later
welcome kencraw and Shane !
Last edited by Juniper44; 01-05-2010 at 03:49 PM.
Sweetness- me too!! Still sick as a dog!! Haven't eaten much today. Can't. H/A, nausea, chills... Will stick with raw, but will take it slowly!
Kencraw- Just jump right in- like I did!!
So sorry to hear of those who are ill--hope you feel better soon.
Just to let you know--the caffeine withdrawal can be pretty mean but the headache and sometimes even flu like symptoms (for me anyway) went away in a day or two. The fresh fruit and green smoothies really helped me get over it.
4-romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, 2 dates
6-will be green smoothie when I get home: frozen banana, orange, baby spinach, water, ice.
I noticed yesterday I had indigestion after having 1/4 c raw walnuts in the afternoon so I omitted those today and feel fine!
I am struggling for 100% but sticking with it. I feel awful like I have the flu. Everytime I go 100% my sinus drain and get really clogged. I know it is the detoxing but I feel terrible.
B- Smoothie mango, banana, and coconut water.
Lunch Big salad. and Watermelon Radish dipped in almond butter/ agave dip.
Dinner. More radish and almond butter, Mango, and Tangerine.
I hope this gets out of my system soon...
Gecko -- I once read that going below 600 calories is what affects brain tissue. www.pubmed.com would probably have that study. It was relatively recent. However, also read that obese people have something like 8% less brain function than those at a normal weight.
Wow.. lots of us are icky.
Today I had: 3 bananas (smooth, cold, feels good), lots of tea (I'm not giving up tea for raw. I love green, white, red, and herbal teas - it helped me initially lose 30lbs).
I'd like a salad. If I didn't have to chew it! I'm daydreaming mightily about a vitamix. Almost thought about buying Montel Williams thing since he takes payments!
And this appears to be the time that temptations come into being. There are a TON of chips in my house, courtesy of the husband doing shopping. Urgh. It's tempting because some crazy part of me thinks salty chips will make my throat feel better. But, hey, this is day 5 and it's 9pm. I'm not going to mess it up now.
Welcome to those just joining in! I really believe that at the end of this initial 30 days I will probably be at a major milestone for me. I'm excited!
In high spirits again today, yay :)
VL Green Smoothie
3 x dried mango slithers and 2 x dried pineapple rounds
5 x macadamia nuts
1/2 blender of vege juice/smoothie (I let the bits settle to the bottom and drank the juice) - tomato, celery, shallots, carrot and basil
2 tbls raw chocolate ice cream
Will be a salad for Dinner same as yesterday (which I didn't add to my post due to time zones) - tomato, cucumber, spinach, lettuce, shallots, beetroot, mung beans and mango (so good) and a drizzle of flax oil.
I'm making more flax crackers today as I'm down to my last three but I love them and they are such a great replacement for b****
I've lost 2.3 kg so far :)
Start Weight - 188.9 pds :o
Goal Weight - 132 pds :D
It's been so easy to stay raw! Guess I'm just mentally prepared.. Lost 5 pounds so far.
Here's what I had today:
B: big salad, a few spoonfuls of choc ice cream
S: 2 bananas
S: small piece of raw chocolate
D: V8 smoothie, flax crackers with cashew cheese
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