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 nine
It’s not gone too well today! I had fruit all day. Then tonight I had some cooked vegetables with some bread. It’s cold and dark in the evenings now in the Uk. I need to get back on track and maybe come up with some meals more suitable for the Uk autumn season to help me stay raw. Back to the drawing board.
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.