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This morning, I slept in a little while. Not long enough to make me late for work but long enough to knock out my minutes on the NT & HR. I did all the rest of my exercises, though.

Breakfast was OJ and a banana/blueberry/romaine smoothie. Break was an orange eaten outside in the sun. My L’equip came so I had a banana/peach/spinach smoothie, Campari tomatoes, and cucumber. Problem with the L’equip is that the variable speed knob isn’t working. I’ve e-mailed to see what I should do about it. It’s stuck on high and I do like to start out slow.

Mid-afternoon, I took some things over to the other building. On my way outside, one of the aides chased me down and asked what diet I’m on. I told her but I don’t know how she felt about it. She looked a little puzzled but told me that I look great. I went to the patio and stopped for 15 minutes and sunned. One of the nursing home employees came out to check and make sure I was okay. Some of the residents saw me and thought I might be sick or dead! I thanked her for their being concerned.

I’d taken some extra tomatoes to work because I was supposed to stay late and pick up my organic produce. Turns out that the person who was supposed to go to Atlanta to pick it up had a family emergency and couldn’t do it. I gave two of the tomatoes to my summer tomato man. He was pleased to get them.

When I got home, I cut one of the watermelons I got yesterday. It was better than the first one. They looked like a fresh supply. I probably ate most of a quart. Then I had some tomatoes in a bowl with Tajin. I made a huge salad of romaine, tomato, cucumber, red onion, really raw cashews, and dressed it with OJ. That’s the first time I’d tried that. I’d heard it was good and it was. I’m finally off EVOO. I didn’t take any with me to the convention. Besides the potential of being messy, I didn’t want the temptation. My salads were all good without it except for the last one and that was made with romaine from the local (there) supermarket. It wasn’t any too tasty. That problem wouldn’t have been solved by EVOO. I feel better without it, too.

I read some in Mad Cowboy last night. I think I’ll do the same tonight. It is a real eye-opener.

Later, dudes and dudettes!

4 Responses to 114472217433356021

  1. Sicilian April 11, 2006 at 7:44 am #

    I wish you would post weekly pictures. It is great that you feel so well and people are noticing how good you look.

  2. Tommie April 11, 2006 at 11:29 am #

    Sorry. I decided that there was so little change that I would wait until my first anniversary to take any more. It’s quite time-consuming to crop, resize, and collage them into “before” and “during”. I may post some in street clothes later. We’ll see.

  3. Liz April 11, 2006 at 1:22 pm #

    Hi Tommie,

    I am a fellow raw-foodist (a bit over 7 months now) and love reading your blog. You are an inspiration to me! I have been struggling to find a raw diet that works for me (the typical high-fat fare isn’t a good way to go for me) and you introduced me to Dr. Doug Graham’s work (I read your comments from the Yahoo Raw Foods Group). I feel like I have finally found a regimen that I’m comfortable with! You have also helped me to realize that it’s ok not to make elaborate dinners (I was feeling guilty about not preparing many of the recipes that I have). I feel like I am struggling with many of the same issues that you are right now (eliminating refined fats for one). Your advice and comments are invaluable to me! I do have one question: what is Tajin? It sounds interesting. I’m sorry rambling! I hope that it all made sense!

  4. Tommie April 11, 2006 at 7:59 pm #

    Bless your heart! I was beginning to think that I didn’t belong on that forum. Roger encouraged me to post on there because he felt that I was well enough established to be exposed to other methods of eating raw. I’m lucky that I found Doug Graham and 811rv almost at the beginning. It is very much okay not to make anything elaborate. As a matter of fact, it’s advised. I fix a recipe once in a very great while and then I end up throwing most of it away.

    I think I’ve beaten the olive oil bugaboo. Not having it all weekend made it easier.

    Tajin is something I found at Wal*Mart. It’s labeled as a fruit seasoning but it’s chili peppers, salt [gasp!], and dehydrated lime juice. It has an anti-caking agent in it, too, so it is definitely not optimal. 🙂

    Thanks for your comments!

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