Thursday, January 28, 2010
Six weeks on the 811rv !!! Whoohoo !!!
I feel about the same.. I have some good days and some "not so good" days... the detox type symptoms continue (mild headache, fatigue, brain fog, cold hands - most prominent).
I have noticed the skin that is just over the top my fingernails (at the top - back of the hand) seems to be peeling off... quite interesting.
The great news is my cravings for SAD have been minimal.. and I am 6 weeks closer to boundless energy and health .. poised to take the spring season by storm !!
I have transitioned to mono eating almost exclusively... except for an occasional smoothie (2-3 per week) and my dinner salads.
My weight is holding between 150 - 155lbs @ 5'11".
I measured urine pH a few times lately in the am... it is always 7.3 that is good news.. I am in the "healing zone".
Today's menu was as follows:
0900 - 10 soaked dried figs + 4 apples
1200 - 9 bananas
1500 - 1.5 Pineapples
1800 - 2 mangos + salad with lettuce, mixed greens, spinach, cucumber, celery, grated carrot and lemon juice
I know the best is yet to come... cannot forget I just had that dental procedure 2 weeks ago... it will take some time to recover from that.
I hope you all make today and your future better...
Saturday, January 23, 2010
It was 60F here in Dallas last evening - beautiful sleeping weather. With the window open I turned the heat off & nestled in under several blankets clad in boxer shorts and a hoodie.....@ 8:30pm.
12 hours later... (excluding a couple of pee breaks) I awoke as one of our boys climbed into bed with us.
I do not recall a sleep that deep in my adult life ! I am a bit exhilarated this am.... my body is calling for rest right now... that 12 hours is "just what the Dr. ordered !"
I highly recommend a cracked window in the bedroom at night... I used to do this even in upstate NY where I grew up.. nothing like deep breathing that fresh air and waking to the distinguished scent of morning freshness.
Everyone out there get your rest, fresh air, and make today one of your BEST !!!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I am experiencing a white coated tongue in the am, general fatigue, head fogginess, and sometimes a bit of a headache.. but NOTHING like last week!
I do feel stronger today - am looking forward to my strength starting to climb again.
An invasive medical procedure (even a tooth extraction) is quite the shock to the body. I must remain patient and let the healing unfold at its own pace... being sure to provide enough fruit, water, greens, sunshine, fresh air to aid the process.
My diet is now very consistent. I will have overts 2 days, 1 day off. Am eating ~2600 calories per day - more mono fruit now - less green smoothies - have incorporated a large salad for dinner - it seems to cleanse my palate & ready me for fruit in the AM.... !!!
A typical daily meal plan for me is as follows....
- 10 dried soaked figs
- 4 apples (30 minutes later)
- 8 bananas
- 6 oranges
- 2 pears blended with strawberries (frozen)
- large salad (30-60 minutes later - romaine, spinach, mixed greens, celery, tomato & avocado OR shredded carrots, sometimes cucumber - with a lemon half squeezed over the top)
My digestion is improving. When consuming the green smoothies before... I was having some problems. Mono eating is taking care of that.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sweeter words have not been heard !! Our son Nick (autistic) just ran into the room to get me...
Dad..."Da Huson faww off da bed"
I asked him what had fallen off the bed?
"Da huson"... (still puzzled.... began looking around the room)...
I looked under the bed to find this little car - Doc Hudson - from the movie Cars.....
Ah Ha !!!!
As I returned to the family room - I heard Nick exclaim... "Da Huson all better now"....
Many of you may know that Nick did not utter a single word until last spring.. and his ability to interact was poor (coincidentally we started transitioning to raw foods in Nov. '08).
The situation described above used to manifest itself with an "autistic meltdown".. whereby Nick would cry, yell, flap his hands and run on his toes.... you had really no idea what was the matter.
He has a long ways yet to go... but watching him heal and improve is nothing short of magical... we are committed to help him achieve his very best.
Blessings all - make a good one !!
Friday, January 15, 2010
- Dry itchy patches of skin on my hands
- Burning post defication
- Excessive urination
- Severe Chills
- Powdery residue on left food around toe nails
- Foggy Head
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10 things that make Nick, Seth, RawMom & Dad Happy:
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I started to monitor my diet more closely ~ 3 weeks ago using nutridiary. I was only consuming 1600-2000 calories per day.
I would hate to think I have been starving myself for the past year...? :~(
I am 5'11" ... ~ 155 lbs and moderately active. I am going to start consuming 2600+ calories per day.
Yesterday I had 3200 and feel stronger today.
Here is what today will look like.. the fruit and exercises will vary day to day... but this is fairly consistent with my new plan.
I walked 6 miles, always play with the kids, and rebounded for 20 minutes (total). I plan to get back to the gym prior to summer.
4 big apples w/ 1/2 head lettuce in a smoothie
9 bananas w/1/2 bunch spinach in a smoothie
1 papaya (not sure of weight - am guessing ~ 1.5 lbs)
6 oranges and 1 romaine heart, 2-3 celery stalks
20-25 "raw" soaked almonds
Adds up to 2600 calories.... 86/8/6 ratio....
Like many before me... I failed to appreciate the warning associated with consuming enough food.
I am really looking forward to some lasting energy !!!