Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Today I am looking up spinach soup recipes and to be honest I'm a little scared of what I might make. I am not the greatest cook, let alone uncook, but I'm going to keep trying and trying until I get it!! >./p>
I'm trying my best not to count the days because I truly want this to become my lifestyle, but it's been almost a week and I've been 100 percent raw! (or if you wanna get specific, 90%, but 100% fruits and vegetables--except today I added in chia seeds! my only fat I've been eating so far has been avocado--don't mind it at all, I scored a gorgeous amount of wonderful avocados at my costco and feel so fortunate to live near one now!!).
Things that are giving me hope:
I haven't taken my medicine yet this morning, and I forgot to take it yesterday morning, and although I did take it last night (it's twice a day), I don't feel as sore as I usually would in these sort of circumstances this morning. Normally when I forget my back hurts so much I feel like I should be in a wheelchair, and although I'm very stiff I am going about my day pretty normally and I am having an easy time getting up from a sitting position, etc.
My skin on my face is clearer :) And I haven't changed my face routine at all :)
My eyes are clearer and feel better--it could be a coincidence because I skipped one or two days of my daily moisturizing this week, which seems to always help my eyes (I'm still not giving up the routine though because I love having nice skin), so we will see. They certainly still have the grayish red tint they've always had ever since I contracted the eye virus back in August/September 2012 (a few months ago, and although it's dormant now, it can take a while to recover, they said. also, I have dry-eye, and ever since the virus it seems to have greatly worsened, so I'm watching for a lot with my eyes.).
I ate two large avocados yesterday and those pepped me up a lot. I love the way they make me feel and my arthritis, even on cooked food, seems to do better on days where I eat avocados so I've been including them in my diet and I think they are wonderful. If I feel weak or like I haven't eaten enough, I pop an avocado in a recipe or use them as a dip, or just salt it and eat it plain and it gets me back where I need to be. I could cry I love them so much!! Haha, isn't that silly!?
I've been using garden of life raw protein powder because I do think protein is a nutrient that needs to be focused on getting, speaking from experience after having eating disorders (years ago, feels like a different person!! completely recovered!) and which foods helped me the most during recovery. Especially since at the moment we can't afford the large amounts of fruit that I see lots of fruitarians who are healthy intaking, so if you aren't doing a large quantity then you need to focus on getting the essentials like protein and fat. I also today just started using chia seeds :) I made some sort of strawberry vanilla chia pudding. Honestly--not a big strawberry vanilla-y flavor kind of a person--more a chocolate and vanilla kind of a girl, but we are still waiting for our bananas to ripen (I am going crazy without banana icecream!! >.<).
Might juice some grapefruits today :) I just worry because my stomach is pretty sensitive and I worry about the acidity. I tend to get acid reflux when I eat sour things, but it's day 5, maybe my stomach is performing better by now--so we'll see. I can't believe it's the fifth day--and doh--I counted!! But that's okay :)
Have a gorgeous day, I am SO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL THAT IT'S THE WEEKEND. And thankful that I am lucky enough to be able to eat this way.
Take care :)