Saturday, February 23, 2008

Day 27

Photo by The Artist on Flickr



Juices, Supplements etc. in order of consumption
1 quart leaf lettuce, garlic, celery, snap peas, asparagus, cilantro, lemon, kelp
1/2 head leaf lettuce, 1 garlic, ton of celery, handful snap peas, 4 asparagus, 2 handfuls cilantro, 1/2 lemon
This had a nice taste. I couldn't even taste the asparagus.

1 quart romaine, cilantro, celery, yellow pepper, garlic, kelp
1 head romaine, 1 bunch cilantro, 4 celery, 1/4 lg. yellow pepper, 1 garlic
I love cilantro!

1 quart leaf lettuce, dill, celery, asparagus, lemon, onion, garlic
1 head leaf lettuce, 2 handfuls dill, 4 celery, 6 asparagus, 1/2 lemon, 2 onion, 2 garlic
Not so good.

You will notice that I had NO fruit today. I am going to try and cut it out and see how I do. The only time it was weird was in the morning. I always feel like I should have some kind of fruit in the morning.

Weight
Starting 173.5
Today forgot to weigh again!

Sleep
8 hours

Exercise
None

Physically
I have a bit of heartburn, gas and gurgling today. It has lessened a bit today. It may be winding down.

Positive changes
Weight loss
Skin smooth
Face is changing

Detox
Coated tongue
Geographic tongue
Bad taste in mouth today
BO again today

Emotionally
I felt good today. The sun was shining and it got up to 41 degrees today. You know you've had a bad winter when you are excited about being out in 41 degrees. I saw neighbors out walking with their kids that I haven't seen since Halloween. It felt fresh, uplifting and exciting. I was smiling a lot today.

Cravings
None, not even fruit!

Trash Bag Tango
I continued to work on my blue room. I cleaned through old magazines, cleaned off my desk, hubby helped me hang some pictures and I reorganized some things. I still have a bit of work tomorrow.

Meditation
I pulled the "soul" card from my Water Crystal Oracle. I only spent a few minutes meditating on it but I did place it under my water for 2 hours again and then drank the water.

Ramblings
I am an apple. All the women in my family are pears and I am an apple. I have skinny little legs and when I gain weight, I gain it in my stomach first. The women were all sitting around complaining once about their big butts and their "saddlebags." I told them that they should be glad because there are plenty of men who like a big butt; it turns them on. There aren't that many guys who like a big stomach. My uncle was quick to say yes to that. I guess he's an ass man.

So anyway, I was listening to Brian Clement talk about juice feasting and foods to eat to lose body fat in the stomach. He was saying that the new generation has given us some bright light on the subject of detox (juice feasting). He was saying green and sprout juices are so high in protein that they really limit the hunger in people.

He also talked about losing stomach fat. He said that unfortunately he can't give us a food but that everyone should be doing abdominal exercises every day, 7 days a week. He has worked up to doing just under 400 a day, every day! Wow. You might want to listen to it. It is only 3 min. long.

Speaking of exercise, I have been lacking in this area. I read what Anthony the raw model wrote on We Like it Raw. This quote was meaningful to me:

You MUST come from pleasure if you expect a new habit to take hold. By forcing yourself to do something that you don't yet WANT to do, even if you know that you really should do it, you will only secure your failure for later. Which usually happens after people loose the initial momentum of getting started.

I am going to invest in some audio books that I can listen to while exercising so that I will change my "limiting mentality." In fact, I am going to be all alone tonight. Hubby is playing poker, and all the kids are sleeping over at someone else's house. I think I might mosey on over to the bookstore and see what I can find. I have money that I found when I cleaned my room :o)

I was invited to go to yoga class with 2 of my friends tomorrow morning. We all joined the same health club that just opened up about 1 1/2 weeks ago. I haven't even gone yet. I absolutely am dying to go do yoga. The thing is I am having a hard time bringing myself to go with these two women. They happen to be the thinnest women I know and one of them is the neighborhood dream girl. All the men in our area, married or not, drool over her. I am feeling very uncomfortable going.

Now I know this is my insecurity talking. I know it shouldn't make a difference. I know, I know, I know. I just can't seem to get over it. I feel like even if I force myself to go I will be so self conscious that I won't even enjoy myself. It is so crazy and it just pisses me off! I will probably force myself to go anyway to get out of my comfort zone and because I really want to do yoga. I just want to do it alone. Keep me in your thoughts.

I was reading my Eckhart Tolle book, A New Earth at my son's basketball game today and the woman next to me started talking about it. She said she got it because of Oprah. Then my husband dropped my kids off at a friend's house and when he came home he said, "Amy wants to know if you are reading Oprah's Book club book." I love Oprah!!! How cool is it that so many people are being introduced to this because of her?

I was telling the woman at the basketball game that I wish I could just live in the book, roll around in it and absorb all of the words, all of the teachings through osmosis. That is truly how I feel about it. It is really touching me. I will leave you with a quote.

If you complain, feel self-pity, or resent being ill, your ego becomes stronger. It also becomes stronger if you make the illness part of your conceptual identity: "I am the sufferer of such and such a disease." Ah, so now we know who you are.

4 comments:

Ben Kaelan said...

Don't overthink the yoga issue. If you're going to feel negative being around these women, don't go. Go to a class on your own to learn the basics or get a good book or DVD and do it at home. I first got into yoga when I was 17; I would do it twice a day, 30min a day at home. I had never taken a formal class.

I just took a class recently though and I did enjoy it; I've decided against going back though... mainly because I just blew 200$ on a rebounder LOL. But I also found it really distracting; I'm more Zen when I'm at home doing it.

Yoga is awesome though; you're going to love it and I'm sure you'll be motivated by your love of the act of doing yoga and it will become a new life practice for you. :)

Lots of juicy love from over here! :)

- Ben

Hanlie said...

I'd love to do yoga too, but I'm not there yet... It will take a while! I may start Tai Chi next week! I'm quite excited about that.

You just gave me so much to think about again. In all my descriptions I always describe myself as obese, as if my weight defines me! I'm going to stop doing that!

Brandi Magill said...

Congrats on your new raw lifestyle...I have decided to go naked in 2008 with my nutrition too! Is your family also adopting your way of eating?

Annet van Dorsser said...

Hi Michelle,

You have a great blog.
Very inspiring.
Keep up the good work!

Have a fantastic day,
Annet
http://www.RawFoodSuccess.blogspot.com/