July 2012 30 day raw challenge
Welcome welcome welcome!!!
Welcome to the 30 day challenge and welcome to our new monthly format.
This is our monthly challenge thread. We are choosing to do one (or perhaps split into two) continual threads so we can create a community of support within this challenge. You can join this thread at any time during the month. Don't be shy... we love new posters!!! So if you want to join us... please do!
I welcome people who are already 100% raw to join in the conversation - supporting our challengers in their quest!
This thread is specifically for those of you who are eager to commit to 30 consecutive days of eating 100% raw foods and seeing miraculous results!
I will start a new challenge thread on the first of every month. If I forget... send me a quick email and remind me... I'll get the challenge thread online for you quickly.
The focus of the monthly challenge is on staying raw and accountability. Therefore, if you have eaten all raw and then slip up and have something cooked, don't beat yourself up over it or dwell on it - but this is not space to discuss it. You are more than welcome to document it in your journal/blog or ask for help in the discussion area, but it is not necessary (and not allowed) to discuss your slip-up here in the challenge threads, just get right back on track and keep going! This thread is about celebrating what you are eating that IS raw!
I welcome you all to share pics of your dishes, ask questions, share what you are consuming (as long as it's raw). We are here to listen to your emotional and physical challenges. So share share share!!!
OH and the best part of this (not only the support but...) you can subscribe to this thread and get notified every time someone posts to it. This way you will be connected!
So let's get this party started!!!
Please do not post in this thread until July 2012.
It's after midnight here in Georgia, so I thought I would post and let you know that I'm in for July.
About to head to bed and prepare my body for some raw cleansing this month.
Hope I have a lot of people joining me <3
Robh, well done getting through that minefield. I always find that temptation on the first day of anything is way harder than temptation later on. It's so easy to cave and move the start date!
It does help balance blood sugar, so maybe your appetite was due to blood sugar being unstable? Many people seem to have that problem.
I do wonder if the Chlorella is suppressing my appetite.
Yesterday we finished off the rest of the bing cherries and I had a pound of strawberries that needed to be eaten. Later I had a couple bananas and a large salad.
Started off this morning with a couple more bananas then went shopping. Bought more cherries, strawberries, bananas, pineapple, spinach, lettuces, and radishes. They aren't keeping up with the produce section at the store we shop at which is quite disappointing. Our mung beans are sprouting nicely! Can't wait for them to get done. Everything else is being slow to sprout but we still have some alfalfa and broccoli sprouts left that will go in our salad later today. I plan on having a couple oranges here shortly. Also sipping on pineapple orange water right now. I'll probably mix in a couple tbsp of chia seeds in a bit for some omega-3's. And I may make the eggless egg salad to throw on our salad later as well.
Cathy, I looooove Kumbucha too!!!! Sooooo gooooood!!!!
Hi all!!!! Such a fine support this month on the challenge thread! You're all doing FABULOUS!!!
I munched on one of my raw pancakes this morning on the way home from my professional kitchen. Someone placed a HUGE order of one of my a-la-carte items and so I was busy in-cooking at 4:00am!!! Now, I'm ready to hit the gym after I have my green smoothie.
I actually have a question about that....is it better to have it now or after workout? If I should have it after, what should I eat before working out? I just joined the gym (again!!!!), so I'm excited!
I cant beleive I have done seven days completly raw, no cheating ! - Most unlike me, normally I have zilch willpower ! Its gone really quickly ..
Today I had a pint and half of green smoothie for breakfast, fresh banana, frozen banana, two big handfuls of spinich, hemp protein powder , maca , soaked chia seeds, few dates, lucuma powder. Once again my little boy wanted a cup , requested second helpings and left him unsupervised, not a good idea, threw the cup over my once... cream carpet lol..looks like Grotbags has exploded in my living room !!! (also took msm capsules and omega 3 supplement which I have been doing daily since day one!) .. Im not sure if Its a good idea giving all these superfoods to my child hes turned into damion and wont have a sleep all day nor go to sleep now far to much energy !
Had some Watermelon after reading about Mystic Tree eating them but mine wasnt that nice it didnt seem ripe inside, boo.! was tempted to take it back to Tesco's and complain but after my bf took some organic brocolli back which was covered in bugs, I fear my card may be marked as mental compuslive raw food complainer ! .. the lady looked at him as if he was bonkers, she said well it is organic (the stuff was crawling with bugs lol after being washed three times!), thought it was hilarious that they sent a letter saying they apologise for the distress it caused with a £5 voucher ha ha..
Went to a local organic biodynamic farm got some more salad, some more himalayn crystal salt (my son has tipped out three lots now so annoying and expensive too !!) and brought some raw handmade chocolates, these was lovely, orange flavour and made in shape of a heart, polished them off today, also brought some concious bar chocolates, I reallylike the orange flavoured one reminds me of terrys chocolate orange from my chocolate eating vegetarian days ! ...
Lunch was crudites and leftover sauce, really enjoy that !
Later, made the stuffed button mushrooms with simple salad, was nice would probably make them again, left others in the dehyrator see what they are like tomorrow..
Pansylo - that site is very funny ! Was laughing at her pic thinking I would have to take out a bank loan to buy all the spinich leaves to put in the bath to cover my lard arse ! heh heh
Raining so much we are holed up in the little caravan. When I say little, I mean little. Just room for a double mattress and two small chests of drawers. I feel tired and achy today. Will have an early night after marinated mushrooms,ago and lettuce. Only eaten fruit so far today but feel a little off my food.
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Quick question as I'm fairly new to the raw-world terminology: What do you mean by fasting? Is this just the preiod of time you have not had any cooked food?
I'm mostly eating water melon today. Bought a huge one yesterday for £2.99 from a little semi-ethnic shop. It's delish. The rain is beating down again but it is supposed to brighten up later. Should be gardening but instead I'm tucked up in bed in the caravan surfing on my mobile.
It's July 1st!
Although I've been eating high raw for a while, very excited about the month ahead! Haven't embarked upon such a venture since taking the 30 day vegan challenge.
They say it takes 21 days to install a new habit - 30 days should be life changing then!
Happy salad eating : )
P.S If anyone fancies a recipe for RAW JAM http://www.glamour.com/health-fitnes...-deliciou.html - Tomorrow morning, I'm blending up some strawberries for my fruit salad.
Hey, Hey, Hey!!!!! It's Renee!!!! I want to lend my support to those seeking RAWness and beyond!!! So glad to be here!!!!
Hester, have you tried Alissa's Rasberry Jam in RFFE? Oh my GOODNESS!!!!! It's beyond fabulous!!!! It's the topping on her Angel Food Cake:
By putting it in the dehydrator it REALLY does "jam up", or thicken like traditional jelly!!!! And, it'll keep longer than the one in the link in your post. If course, it doesn't last long in my house!!!!! LOL!!!
Also, instead of putting the Jam on traditional SAD breads (like the one in the photo in your link), why not try making bread yourself!!! There are great ones in LOLF, or you could use Manna Bread (from Whole Foods)? You'll probably like it even better!!! :)
Last edited by ReneeH; 07-01-2012 at 07:51 AM.
^ That sounds good! We have an abundance of raspberries about to ripen in the garden right now, there's literally hundreds of them.
I was thinking of looking up raw jam recipes because I love jam. I don't have RFFE though.
I also don't have a dehydrator.
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