Yea, that's the one! :-). Thanks Georgina!!!!
Awaiting your return, Happylife!!!!!
and tomatoes - red, yellow and orange ones; yum.
Hiya everyone, sorry I havent posted for a while I had a friend to stay for a week and have gone off the rails ! BUT I did have a huge salad today I was craving salad, need to get my raw motivation and mojo back again ! xx have to say I m struggling big time at the moment x
happylife, sorry to hear. I hope you come back soon.
ReneeH, wow, thanks for that list. Saturday didn't go like I planned with keeping the baby raw, but I am chipping away!
Redcedar, we played tennis Thursday, I think. It is an awesome work out (and fun). Good luck on the appartment hunting.
MysticTree, getting back on this thing is hard.
Has anyone noticed that we, as a group, seem to go through ups and downs? Remember the start of July? I remember a group of folks that was 100% raw for about three weeks.
Is it possble that we are inspired to be strong when we see others being strong? Is success contagious like yawning?
I don't know about you all, but that is inspiring! When I resist temptation, I am not just helping myself, but I am helping you guys too. To be honest, that makes me want to do better!
Who is with me?
Yea Rob...I agree! But, I also know that there are MANY, MANY lurkers who just peep at what we're doing and are raw without posting. I wish they would post though...I LOVE to see what others are eating too. It inspires me.
Just fruit this morning and a Salad for lunch. Making Land and Sea today...come what may!!!!! :)
Where are my pom poms and my cheer leading outfit? :)
I am doing good today. I ate a couple of hours ago. I a couple of bananas, a couple of oranges, a honey and sunbutter sandwich and a coconut/banana/pineapple macaroon.
Rob, trust me....eat something else.......now. :)
Even though my kids are teens now, that's still great advise RedCedar!!!
Well, my attempt at Land and Sea wasn't pretty! . It all completely fell apart.... I'm gonna have to try that one again another day...I really wasn't happy with it. I remember it being SO good... Oh well...back to the boat sailing on Land towards the Sea...... :-). (which is HARD to do let me tell ya!!!!)
Day i don't even know
Today my grandma took me and bro to health food store and to grocery store and got some things (TON of fruit) I accidentally bought non raw sunflower seed nut butter ..I thought the "new" said raw lol I'm not very observant :P I'm still gonna eat it though because I don't wanna drive back to health food store. Also got some chipolata raw cheesy kale chips.. they were sooooooo good!
Had tummy pains this morning again ...maybe because I need more greens or water still not sure.
All in all probably 90% raw today I ended up having a glass of almond milk ..don't think its that bad. Hard to stay raw when you are a teen and you don't have your own home ;)
Hope everyone is doing good! (gosh i need a kale chip recipe that isn't complicated)
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Goals: -Weigh 115-125lbs what ever suits my body best
robh, that's very loving and good of you to be motivated and motivating for other people. I hadn't thought of it that way - most of the time, I just think "well, if THEY can go 3 days/weeks/years raw than why can't I?"
I've discovered that for me, it's all about finding a specific trigger to motivate myself. Going vegan was easier than going raw, but it can't be THAT much easier - Vegans have a hard time of it!
Anyhoo, I have good news! My sampler pack of sprout seeds arrived, and I decided to start with the alfalfa and other leafy sprouts first. Soaked them for 8 hours yesterday, then a rise before bed, another rinse this morning. When I got home from work it was time for another rinse, and WOW! they already have little white tails! So encouraging - can't wait to eat them!
Breakfast - 2 bananas
Snack - soaked almonds
lunch - large salad of cagg
LexieW, sprouting is a lot of fun.
Renee, sorry to hear that you thing didn't work. I've no clue. What that even is. Still need to get that book.
I finished the evening strong. A 100% day for me in the books. I am out of raw cheesecake *gasp* I will just have to make more.
Good night all.
Good morning all.
I already feel much better. The day after going raw my clothes fit better and my belly feels smaller. I suspect cooked food causes me to swell and hold water. I always drop a couple pounds (the pounds I quickly gained, mind you). That's probably the water getting flushed out.
I am looking forward to another raw day. I have bananas to eat, oranges, chia seeds to soak for pudding, one of last raw macaroon and the last piece of raw bread. I always bring raw agave and raw honey and sunbutter to work with me. Dinner will be a salad and I'll probably snack on nuts and the last of my dates after dinner.
I had some cravings last night, but I was able to avoid them. I stayed away from the dinner table when the cooked fooders were eating. After dinner, I really really wanted something bad, but I was strong. I grabbed half a water melon and ate it on the couch while we all watched TV. After, that I finished off the cheesecake, had some nuts and a couple of dates.
Avoiding dinner time with the cooked foodies really helped last night. I need to learn more tricks to avoid temptation.
I think I will remove myself from any situation where people are eating cooked food. They go out to eat. I stay home. They order delivery. I go for a walk. They eat dinner. I make myself busy.
edit: I placed an order for more raw cashews, sesame seeds and raw treats. I'm pretty excited for that.
I had a good day yesterday, folks! So tempted in the afternoon/evening - I've had a few powerful emotional upset in the last few days, and that brought out the comfort food cravings. But I stayed strong and finished the day well.
This morning, I brought extra food to work, so there's no excuse. I have 3 ripe and juicy peaches, 3 bananas, some almonds, a huge dark leafy green salad with cucumber and red pepper, and dates for any sweet cravings.
Sprouting fun continues! I need to get some fine mesh this weekend from Home Depot - cheesecloth isn't cutting it. The alfalfa sprouts are doing well, and now I'm trying peas!
You'll love peas :) and I know what you mean about cheese cloth. I use nylon netting of the sort net skirts are made of.