Oct 2012 - 30 day raw challenge, join anytime of the month
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 October 1st.
Another positive note: my food bill has been nil this week. Very helpful as I need to get a laptop soon. I've been looking at apple trees. There is a trio of varieties that will provide fresh apples for several months with one that stores through til January or there abouts. Quite keen to get those as it will save much money especially for juicing and the I initial cost would be covered by a week of fasting! I have already bought some fruit bushes and raspberry canes that give fruits from June til October are all but ordered as is a kiwi plant :)
Hello Stash and mom of many. I too today passed through a big obsticle. I went to a party and was surrounded by the cooked deserts. I took 2 packs of strawberries and survived. I am very proud of myself today.
Momofmany. My daughter will drink juice if she makes it herself. She is ten. her favorite is carrots, celery, apples, and a touch of ginger. its so good. I take my kids and let them pick out there produce. you can get frozen berries for there smoothies. you can freeze ripe banannas for smoothies or make ice cream with it. My kids love it. Frozen bananna's in the food processor. cinnamin, vanilla. It comes out like soft serve and so yummy. My kids aren't raw but they like the juicer. Good luck.
Renee your pictures make me want to move to her house. YUMMY..... I make some things but they never look as pretty as yours.
I am achy from detox im sure. Good night everybody. Deserts were alway my weakness but I did so well tonight.
Thank you Mystic and Tracy, happy to be here.
All that fruit sounds delicious; reminds me of my parents' old home - two apple trees, an orange tree, plum tree, and strawberry patch. Oh how I wish they still lived there.
I picked up my CSA and decided to grate a zucchini and yellow squash (I don't have a spiralizer) and add in some red onion, tomatoes, and mushroom. It definitely hit the spot.
And, awesome Tracy for going prepared with the strawberries! You have my mouth watering with the banana "soft serve". I am definitely going to have to try that. Not a big fan of desserts/pastries, but soft serve will get me every time LOL.
Last edited by Stash; 10-03-2012 at 10:11 PM.
Where is everyone? My magic bullet is being despatched tomorrow apparently which is a shame coz I fancied mushroom soup over the weekend and tomato hummus with my salads. It might arrive Saturday in which case I'll have to fetch it from work where it is being delivered. Oats and seaweed should arrive tomorrow. Need to get nori sheets too.
appifanie, haven't see you around for months. Are you going to do 100% raw again?
MysticTree, may I ask how you are going to use a magic bullet with out any electricity?
I bet coconut fudge has coconut oil in it. :P I bet I could take the cheesecake recipe, swap the lemon juice for water and add coco/cacao/carob powder and come up with a fudge. Maybe toss in walnut pieces if you enjoy that sort of thing.
I've been juicing apples lately. I take the pulp, add chopped dates and pop it in the dehydrator for a snack the next day. I core the apples before I juice them my juicer ejects the seeds and the stems into the pulp. The first batch of dehydrated apple fritters had "interesting bits" in it.
I was bad last night. After the fast, I went nutty and ate some crap I shouldn't have. So today, I'm getting back on the wagon.
MysticTree, that reminds me, I need to buy some oat groats. I'm really hooked on them, but I'm currently out. sucks
Here we are on the first and I was fully intending to be 100% from today onwards and had planned all the fruit I would buy and was feeling really good about it. Late last night I was thinking that I would dig out my juicer and take it to work and make juice there ... can't do it at home due to the lack of power (I nearly said juice!) and by the time we got back from friends last night it was dark and couldn't find the juicer! This morning I woke thinking I will find the juicer after work and that actually I fancy a water fast! Who would have thought it! I've no idea how long this will be for. It may be a few days or just one even or maybe longer and will probably switch to a juice feast and then maybe a smoothie feast. But it's raw at least!
Welcome October :)
Happy 100% ers. I joined the Monday fasting club. I started my day with watermelon juice. lunch is spinach orange. Dinner a zesty tomatoes. I have Kale chips made so yummy. Sprouting wheat for crackers. Im ready.
Mystic enjoy your fast.
I've got my dehydrator working hard, so far flax crackers, with pizza bread and pesto stuffed mushroom in the works... going to make sure I've got plenty of yummy things ready to go, so no excuses!
I am in for October. I actually slipped on Saturday. To make sure it never happens again, I need to identify why I slipped and develop a plan to prevent it in the future. I think I need to leave the room when my favorite foods are present or if I am craving what everyone else is eating. When that food is gone, I can come back.
Anyway, back on track. :)
MysticTree, I really admire your fasting. I know how good it is for my body, but I chicken out. Congrats.
Traceyraw Kale chips are very yummy. If you are fasting today, that's gotta be pretty torturous.
kimk, Welcome! Reading two posts that reference crackers reminds me that I need to make some!
Yesterday, I made "V8" in my blender: 1 carrot, 1 tomato and 1 stalk of celery. I enjoyed it immensely. I enjoyed it so much I had another one later on.
Lately, my body seems to rejoice when I eat food that is high in water content. When I sit down and eat watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges juicy plums or the V8 I mentioned, it's like I'm watering my body. I drink plenty of water, but it's not the same. I don't know what's up with that. It's a recent development.
What else... I picked up a cheap juicer the other day. It was too cheap. I'm taking it back to the store - horrible design. I really want fresh apple juice. I can make celery salt by dehydrating celery pulp and the grinding it up. I could use apple pulp and carrot pulp for crackers and biscuits. The dehydrator removes water so the juicer can give it a head start! I figure I could make a savory biscuit carrot pulp, celery pulp and a dash of garlic powder. Anyway, I need a juicer for all that.
Take care everyone. good luck
That sounds really good. If you get a chance to get a spiraliser then grab it. A saladacco is good too I understand and apparently both are often available in goodwill stores and craigs list on your side of the pond.
Well done Tracy. Sometimes it's difficult and sometimes it's easy and we don't always know which it's going to be.
a plan is formulating in my mind. If possible I will do it in weekly cycles but that is something I will fine tune. one week water fasting, one week juicing, one week smoothieing, one week simple raw, then reverse the cycle and do one week smoothieing, one week juicing, one week water. That way there is always something to look forward to and each cycle is only 7 days so no time to get bored!
A good plan of yours to work out a strategy for fav foods. I try the "if I really want it then I could wait til tomorrow. If this doesn't satisfy me then i must be craving it and craving isn't rational" strategy.
Water-rich foods are bliss as you say. Kale chips are bliss too but in a much more . . . well I'm not quite sure. In a piggy sort of way I guess.
Last edited by MysticTree; 10-02-2012 at 06:18 AM.
Ok...apparently I was posting on the invitation thread! Thanks to MusticTree for guiding me in the right direction!!! I'll repost the photos I posted:
Chia Pudding with Fruit (I almost finished it before I remembered to take a picture!!!!
My lunch yesterday:
Raw Pizza w/Salad and Onion Bread: *
I have sprouted my Buckwheat to make my Hubby's Calzone!!!! So, I decided to dry some of it and have Buckwheaties Cerael for Breakfast:
I'm also dehydrating some Pineapple for my Car Snack:
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