I made it home at who knows

I made it back home at who knows what time. It was around 5, I think, but I didn’t really notice. I had to get the car unloaded before dark because my outside light is burned out.

I did all of my exercises except for BodyFlex. I’d failed to take my timer with me so the routine for vision therapy was winging it and watching the clock.

I had a kiwi, some dates, and a banana smoothie for breakfast.

My brother-in-law and two of my sisters met my DIL, my granddaughter, and me at the grocery store on the university campus. My nephew, his wife, and one of their daughters came a little later. My sisters and I were conferring about Mother’s grave stone. We had a hard time finding a spot that was in the sun. The buildings were too cool for comfort so we were outside to get warm.

The local eatery was closing soon and everyone but me was wanting to go in and get something for lunch. I went to the store and got four small bananas. When I got back, everyone was sitting down and some were already chowing down. I peeled the nanners one by one and ate them.

My next to the oldest sister had brought me some things that had belonged to Mother. We transferred them from her car to mine.

Then it was back to the store to get supplies. I bought quite a bit of fresh stuff and they stocked up on fake steak, phony baloney, and not chicken. I’m glad I was already over my addiction to that before I decided to go on the raw food lifestyle.

I took my DIL and my granddaughter back home and loaded the car. I was headed for Wal*Mart next. I got some more fresh stuff and some things for my costume tomorrow.

It was time to head out to the cemetery and then on home.

I was feeling pretty hollow by the time I got here. I got everything into the house and then went into the “cool” room and unpacked the tomatoes I got Friday. I put the box for my office-mate in the car. Then it was time to eat. I killed the first persimmon and took pictures of the process. I won’t take time to post them tonight but I’ll get it done sometime. Next, it was a bowl of tomatoes, then I started in to make my salad. The phone rang and it was my sister wanting my oldest sister’s phone number. I don’t have it written down anywhere (shame on me) since I have it set up with a two number code on OneSuite. I told her that I would have to go online to get it. When I did, I got the BSOD. I called her back and told her to call my DIL and have her look it up on Switchboard. I was still feeling hungry and wasn’t inclined to call her back to see if she had gotten it.

My salad was leaf lettuce, romaine, Boston, parsley, cucumber, onion, avocado, tomato, and lime juice. It was the best salad I’d had for days and I was able to sit down and really enjoy it.

My calorie count for the day was 1325 with 14% fat and 7% protein.

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Pictures tomorrow, I hope! I’ll post them with today’s entry. Good night!

3 Responses to I made it home at who knows

  1. JK February 6, 2009 at 3:08 am #

    Dear Tommie
    Thank you so much for writing this blog. I am seriously considering going on a raw diet and am so glad I stumbled on your blog. I read your journey from your first posting in Jun 2005 right up to now (Oct05). It has been such an exciting adventure, I really can’t stop reading. At this stage, I do have a few questions which I hope you would reply:
    (1) Is the ideal menu = Breakfast (fruits), Lunch (Salad), Dinner (Fruit or Salad)?
    (2) Is it OK to take bananas every day?
    (3) How do you ensure there’s enough calcium in your food intake?
    (4) Why do you have to take watermelon everyday?
    (5) Do you prepare and cut up your veggies in the mornings before going to work? Won’t there be nutrient loss? Can you post a picture of your salad that you bring to work?
    (6) How do you wash your veggies to get rid of as much pesticides as you can since you do not eat 100% organic?
    (7) Could you post (based on your experience now) what you think is most ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks for yourself.
    (8) Should we also include things like seaweeds, juices etc to ensure we have all the nutrients?
    I am not looking into a raw diet to lose weight as I am less than 100 pounds. now However I think it is a healthy diet and would really like to start it right.
    Look forward to your reply.
    Thank you.
    JK

    • Tommie February 6, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

      You’ve asked a lot of questions! Check back later. It will take some time to answer. Have you looked at the forum? It’s a great place to find out about raw food.

  2. Tommie February 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    (1) Is the ideal menu = Breakfast (fruits), Lunch (Salad), Dinner (Fruit or Salad)?

    These early posts are when I was barely starting out on raw food and I didn’t know as much as I do now. I don’t know as much now as I will a year from now. Don’t base eating raw food on these posts alone. I eat lots of fruit all day and then eat my salad in the evening.

    (2) Is it OK to take bananas every day?

    It’s more than okay. It’s essential for getting enough calories and nutrition without breaking the bank.

    (3) How do you ensure there’s enough calcium in your food intake?

    Just as with any other eating plan, there’s no way to really guarantee you’ll get enough calcium. I eat huge quantities of greens which have minerals. I’m sure I get more available calcium than the average female.

    (4) Why do you have to take watermelon everyday?

    I don’t. I eat according to the seasons. There was watermelon available when I wrote these posts. I love watermelon so I eat it every chance I get. There isn’t any good melon in the stores in February so I don’t eat it right now.

    (5) Do you prepare and cut up your veggies in the mornings before going to work? Won’t there be nutrient loss? Can you post a picture of your salad that you bring to work?

    Once again, I don’t eat veggies during the day. I have pictures of salads elsewhere in my posts. They are nothing earth-shaking. I generally use romaine, arugula or herb salad, cucumber and tomato. I either add some avocado and lemon or lime juice or a creamy dressing of some kind. I also love tomato/mango dressing in the summer.

    (6) How do you wash your veggies to get rid of as much pesticides as you can since you do not eat 100% organic?

    I use Veggie Wash. I also pay attention to the lists of what foods have the least pesticides when grown conventionally and try to use them.

    (7) Could you post (based on your experience now) what you think is most ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks for yourself.

    I generally drink a quart of citrus juice and a quart of green smoothie for breakfast, another green smoothie for lunch, snacks are whatever is in season (right now I’m eating a lot of Clementines) and dinner is a huge salad (it fills a three quart mixing bowl to overflowing). Other people eat other ways. There’s no absolutely right one way to eat raw. Except I feel it’s best to stick with 811rv.

    (8) Should we also include things like seaweeds, juices etc to ensure we have all the nutrients?

    If you like seaweeds, include them. Make sure you are getting the best quality. Personally, I feel like sea veggies would gag a maggot but that’s personal taste. As for juices, the only ones I drink are citrus juices because everything is still there. If you juice veggies and fruit with something like a Champion, you are losing a lot of the nutrients. An occasional small glass of juice is okay but I almost never drink it myself.

    Keep reading! You are still at the beginning. There’s lots more to come and I was definitely feeling my way.

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