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Well, today is day 4 of my 30 days of mostly juice and I'm 10 pounds down. Yeah, yeah, I know its probably all water, but, 10 pounds, is still 10 pounds less on the scale. I was going to do all juice for 30 days, but found I couldn't afford it, so I added apples and oranges. So, I have green juice , raw protein powder (which I had two containers of already in the house) and I have 2-3 pieces of fruit a day. I'm still detoxing and feel, a little flu-like, weak and tired.But, I remember that…Continue
Family-wise: Pretty rocky. Which is odd, as I've never felt like that's been the case in the past. A great start to adulthood. I voiced how I felt, and how ridiculous I felt they were being (rather than keep my mouth shut and let them say whatever like I have the last few years, to avoid conflict), and of course I get some sort of battle. I honestly feel a bit like I am being bullied, and I think only stupid people, or the immensely insecure, bully. I've never been selfish or demanding…Continue
Had another...long, longgg, almost debate like conversation (actually, I think she might have been getting a little upset. I really hope not as I love her dearly. I also hope I didn't make her feel badly somehow or embarrassed her somehow. I'm honestly really worried about it, although I know I shouldn't be. I feel like she might have taken it more seriously than me.) with a good friend over facebook about meds vs. natural healing. She thought that my approach was a lot less balanced…Continue
Whew, I almost started writing this blog as a discussion in the Wellness Center, how embarrassing that would have been!!
Last night my pain was pretty high...I haven't been sleeping my best because of all…Continue
I have been eating WHITE sugar even!!! The only thing I have changed in my diet is that I've added flax oil. This is incredible. I knew omega-3's helped arthritis but I didn't know it would be to this extent. I am SO thankful and I just hope it keeps up.
I figured it out most acutely last night...I started feeling a flareup coming on and I was like...oh great. I ate dinner, adding a few teaspoons of flax oil to my bowl...and five or ten minutes later the…Continue
I am actually eating just plain banana ice-cream this morning, no spirulina or chlorella or cinnamon or anything added except water. How odd, nothing needed to be improved taste or consistency wise!! This ice-cream was made from bananas whose peels were practically black! I don't think I'll ever wait that long again but at least I know they can make a suitable banana ice-cream if nothing else :) It's been hit or miss with this batch though--I guess this morning I picked all the yummy…Continue
Wow...yesterday I ended up having a crazy arthritic flareup. I was pretty much confined to my bed all day. That was really rough. I tossed and turned all night too. I remember thinking only half-awake during the night, "Am I being tortured? What is all this everywhere?" And then falling back to sleep.
This morning...ah it's hard to say whether things are much improved. Dad was really annoyed this morning and not very friendly. It's painful not to be understood for lying down…Continue
Woke up this morning and had the last green smoothie I'll ever have from the kitchenaid if dad threw it away. He's so dumb. LOL I am 90 percent sure you can call up the company and ask if you can order other parts. I really hope he didn't throw it out.
He had this really redundant argument with me last night. Went like this.
Arrived home at 9:45 pm, extremely exhausted and about to go to bed. I went in his room, asked for my phone charger back, took it, and walked…Continue
Yesterday night was kind of interesting...I went to class extremely ecstatic, happy, eager to learn. I even walked from my car not caring if I left the lights on because I so direly didn't want to be late! When I got there I was fascinated, watching, learning about the people around me.
As the class continued I started to feel worse and worse. Pretty much almost all of my symptoms of both ulcerative proctitis and even arthritis kicked in--yes, arthritis. My arthritis hasn't been…Continue
My brain has been so active lately, I've had so many ideas running through my head and I am so interested in everything around me lately now that I've been able to focus on things other than just healing from pain and worries...so this morning in the effort to expand my mind more, I turned on Joyce Meyer. Haha that woman is very refreshing. But two things very much annoyed me or at least threw me off...First was that she was talking about lonely women. And how they try to change a man…Continue
Well yesterday I had a date. We went ice skating in this outdoor rink in Detroit. Detroit is scary, beautiful, and BIG. I felt so odd being there--it was only a 45 minute drive from where I live and yet I'd never been in that part of Detroit before and it felt like I may as well have been from Maryland or something LOL. I felt like I had entered a time warp. I would love to visit more often. It was really interesting. The buses there have dark tinted glass windows so you can't see in…Continue
In the efforts to put myself out there and meet more vegans (since I've only met one in real life), I signed up for a vegan meetup group in my city. :) I arrived--by myself--15 minutes late no less HAHA. I considered just walking somewhere else by myself (it's my favorite city ever) because I was a little embarrassed, but I held it together and I KNOW that every hard situation like that just makes you stronger and more ready for whatever comes your way, so I walked in and was ready for…Continue
Hi guys :) (do you like the new look!? I think sometimes life is more fun when you spruce things up a bit! I felt like something needed to change!!! :) I will probably continue messing around with fonts and colors and such from now on!! :) it's fun to do things different, just small simple things to make ourselves …Continue
I don't understand why I was in so much pain last night and so much pain this morning. :( Yesterday I was 100 percent raw excluding 1 tortilla chip, more raw than I've been in weeks. Maybe it was all the sugars in the oranges and the grapes. Maybe my arthritis doesn't like sugars. I felt so refreshed but the pain was incredibly bad. I did lots of dancing yesterday too, maybe 3 hours...I just danced through it because the energy I was feeling was so great, like back when I first started…Continue
Last night, I began to get more and more stiff and in pain and felt equivalently bad this morning. The only differences I made were I ate some raspberries in a salad I had that also had slivers of almonds in it, and I had that cashew pesto. I am thinking my arthritis could be reacting to food intolerances...I heard something about solanine in raspberries. I don't know. >.< Going to uncomplicate things and believe it was the nuts for now, eat from a small range of foods that I know…Continue
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Woke up this morning with a major headache and still pretty in pain, but it's my fault...I was going to go grocery shopping yesterday but ended up passing out when I was about to leave--so tired! I needed the sleep from staying up late with my friend the night before...And then I ended up sleeping from 6 pm until 9 when I got woken up from my dad coming home, then probably 9:30ish-7ish (when he also woke me up. >.< ). So I haven't had any greens or ginger,…Continue
Today I am feeling rather down. I know I should go out in the yard to pick dandelion greens--they'll help, but I'm so sore that I haven't been motivated to. I did pick a lot of grapes off of the vine and ate those. I had a cup and a half of cooked dry beans this morning, for my dose of protein, as I knew I probably wouldn't be able to get enough greens in today. Not feeling good or happy. I could go to the grocery store, but my car is almost out of gas and I worry about how much money…Continue
This morning is a struggle. My whole body is sore, I'm fatigued, and I'm just laying in bed. It started day before yesterday and gradually worsened--the breaking point being last night after I made a rather large raw butternut squash dish (I'm thinking that the teriyaki sauce or the combination of spices/season salts I added made me feel off). I also have been eating rather high fat raw the last two days, which even with the addition of greens, does not do my body good (although with the…Continue
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Well, yesterday was a hard day. I'm going to blame myself. Sunflower seeds are not an anti-inflammatory food. If I had had only a little bit of the seed cheeze, I probably would have been fine, but because it took over the overwhelming portion of my calories that day, that put an inbalance between my inflammatory vs. anti-inflammatory foods, and since the inflammatory level was higher than the anti-inflam., my pain levels…Continue
The scary part of all of the arthritic pain I am facing, is I'm beginning to feel it in my knees and wrists. God, it's spreading like wildfire and I'm only friggin 21!!! I honestly just feel...really really let down right now. I already have been eating a super healthy vegan diet for a couple months now, I detoxed my butt off last summer with a diet of mostly anti-inflammatory vegetables (we're talking, I didn't know about the raw food diet, but I made steamed broccoli for breakfast,…Continue