Mmmm well…. Today was interesting. I had all sorts of emotions emerging, I think it’s where I have been squashing stuff down with food. It’s all coming up, it’s quite a scary feeling. I keep working through it and trying to remain conscious. I didn’t eat much today, a couple pieces of fruit a salad and water. I notice I feel more energized the less I eat, especially on juices 🙂 I prefer Raw foods to cooked, I love the feeling that its nourishing my body, mind and soul! I am questioning a lot more my choices of food too. I’m really looking forward to the future and seeing where this goes. I am getting frustrated though at small minded people whom do not try and understand why I choose this lifestyle! I feel judged sometimes like I have two heads. It is their issue not mine! I am feeling bolder about being vegan I am proud of who I am and my choices! Like it or lump it!
28 days raw Saturday day
I got up today and felt I needed a good workout, I done a Zumba workout. I love Zumba it’s so much fun. I can feel the difference in my body when doing my workouts now. I feel lighter, fitter and faster. I have been a slow coach my whole life, it’s often frustrating for people, my pace. I have come to accept it now yet I used to feel negative about myself because of it.
I weighed myself on the Wii Fit today
I have lost two pound. I now weigh 8st 11pound, since going vegan and introducing lots Raw food I have lost two stone, that’s 28 pound. I am only 5ft 2in so that is a lot for my small frame. I didn’t feel big at 10st 11pound. I was aware that I was curvy but I didn’t feel overly big or anything. I have dropped a dress size to size 10 UK. It’s not just been about what I eat though it’s my change in mental attitude towards food. My change in mental attitude about myself too. That is how the weight has come off, its the weight I was carrying in my soul and the toxins I was carrying in my extra fat. I do feel amazing and so proud of my achievements. I didn’t become Vegan to lose weight I became Vegan because of my love of animals.
28 days raw day 11
Water fast today. I was tired when I woke this morning. It took me a whole to get going. I made two bottles of water with lime juice added for some flavour. I had a busy day at work today started at 9.15am finished at 9 pm.
I’ve managed to stick to the water fast 🙂 I’ve had a few moments of weakness. My tummy feels empty, I have fantasised about food quite a bit today. I am looking forward to not being restricted, i really don’t like being restricted in any way. I have noticed how much I rely on food to pick up my moods. I have found the water fast easier than the juice only day. I’m looking forward to the almond milk tommorow for dinner. I am going to add cinnamon and nutmeg to the milk. I have had a lot more energy today and my moods are light.
28 days raw day 10
Juice only day! Wow what a day, I have really struggled today. So many times I’ve wanted to go grab some hot greasy chips, made excuses in my mind to eat something. I am so proud of myself for getting through the day. I didn’t give in to my inner demon. I had grapefruit and orange juice for breakfast, melon juice for lunch and banana and orange juice for dinner. I had two cups of herb tea. Tomorrow is water fast. I’m determined to get through it.
28 days Raw day 7
I decided I needed a rest day today! Luckily I am able to have one. I have eaten very light just fruit as my Daughter has invited me over for a roast dinner. I am going to have just vegetables. It has inspired me to create a Sunday no roast! I have it all planned in my head. It is turning cold here in the UK now I find leaving food out of the fridge for a few hours before eating rely helps. I will use the dehydrator to just take the edge off some dishes. I have been feeling the cold quite a lot. This is due to eating mainly Yin foods
Part of my experiment with going raw is to find a way to sustain a raw diet without becoming to Yin. As I’ve eaten a few cooked meals this week I really need to get back into the cleanse. It’s all about balance and maintaining equilibrium!
28 Days Raw Day Three
I have woke up feeling good. I have a new class starting today teaching Tai Chi, I am looking forward to it. Its always exciting when I start a new group especially seeing different reactions from people when experiencing the amazing flow of Tai Chi for the first time. I’m looking forward to my Shrek juice this morning and a workout.
28 Days Raw Day Two
I got up today feeling good. I have been working on the happiness exercises that are included in the program. Its quite interesting thinking about what makes us happy! I have been focusing on small things that make me happy. Moments that make me happy. Feelings and thoughts that make me smile.
Today I had some fruit for breakfast, salad with a few walnuts for lunch and nut sushi for dinner they were scrummy and filling. I couldn’t eat them all so I have saved some for lunch tomorrow. I went to the cinema tonight with my partner, I decided to make myself some raw chocolate to take with me as a treat. I have been craving chocolate for a while now. I made a concious decision to allow myself some as a reward for all my hard work. Its so much nicer when we have the head space to consult our cravings, debate with them and make an informed choice. I made raw chocolate with crushed hazelnuts, I took a small amount in a bag to eat during the film. I put a couple of straws in my bottle of water to make it feel special. One massive lesson I have learnt is the rituals of my eating habits.
If we can change the ritual just slightly each time a new healthier ritual replaces old habits.
I am going to have a Shrek Juice in the morning. I am going to really increase my exercise for this 28 Day Challenge to really kick start my body.
28 Days Raw Day One
Yesterday I finished the 21 day Garden Diet Cleanse and today I am starting 28 Days Raw. I am really pushing the boundaries here. I am loving the challenge and embracing the changes. I have learnt so much about myself and others during my journey so far.
I started today with freshly squeezed orange juice, avocado salad for lunch with pine nuts and chilli.
Dinner I had tabbouleh salad made with hemp seeds, avocado, chilli, garlic and onion it was delicious. It was so nice I dived in without taking a photo.
I am looking forward to see what other changes take place as my body is allowed to go deeper into cleansing itself.