Thriving on Living Foods!!
It is the end of the first day of my Raw Food Endeavor. An endeavor that I have wanted to make once again for the last year. Making excuses instead of the choice to just “do it” has been my cover.
The past year has been very trying in many ways. It is hard to live a desired live style when other aspects of my life were not being lived in the manner I wanted them to be lived. I was being awakened by a few character defects that were causing me chaos. I was also dealing with several relationships in my life that were not healthy and I didn’t know what to do about it. I had been peeling away layers of myself that no longer served me and with that came changing the rules in my life that had been the norm for as long as I can remember.
I believe that this brought on not only excuses and delays to my health but also a protection device that I had known all so well growing up and that was food. So thirty pounds heavier and a closet full of clothes I can not fit my rear into, I am jumping in with fork and spoon in hand ready to become more intimate with my issues around being the best I can be. That is what it’s all about. I am afraid of failure. I am afraid of success! I am afraid to Live!
Over the last year I have noticed my ankle giving me fits. It is so inflamed most of the time and the arthritis is very active. As a matter of fact, the arthritis in my body has enjoyed all the wheat products I have ingested. I have not! I am limping around. I am tired. I see the puffiness in my face when I eat dairy. My gallbladder has more than acted up when I have eaten fried food. There have been some nights as I lay in bed that I can feel the yeast crawling throughout my body because of the sugar I ate that day. You would think that would be enough to kick me into gear and eliminate the enemy. Like I said, it is about feeling more of the fear in life!
Today I chose feeling the fear and doing it anyways. So this new understanding while I continue to look for better ways to be more of my groovy self includes eating better and working through the emotional stuff that we all have. I feel as if I am ready!
My day started off with two bullet sized (the handy dandy mixer) smoothies with napa cabbage, avocado, cucumber, parsley, and lots of mango in each blended with water. In between clients, I went to the co-op and bought many items to go with the many raw food things I already had at home to fill up my dehydrator with goodies so I would not go hungry or be as apt to make choices that I would regret.
I bought some pizza raw food crackers which are pretty spendy but figured that I needed something to munch on. I also snacked on sprouted almonds. Having lived this life style on many occasions, I know that it is imperative to always have food with me. Which is a little bit of work in the beginning. For someone who doesn’t cook, it can be a little challenging. I love to cook so making the transition to cooking to preparing living food has been an easy one.
My dehydrator has nori roll ups with a vegie and sunflower seed mixture in it, kale chips that I decided to make into a cracker instead, and a date and coconut bar with oat groats and a few selections of nuts. I have flaxseed soaking and will make flax seed with banana and pineapple tomorrow to put in the dehydrator. I also have stuff to make a cucumber/spinach tahini soup that I love. Depending on the way the goodies turn out from the dehydrator, I will happily share the recipes! I have to make sure they are good first because I don’t measure a thing. I did good though, I wrote things down this time. Stay Tuned!!