I’m not talking about just one kind. Our bodies can feel rundown and need recharging as well as the battery in the faithful car wearing out. Three years ago, I was on my last legs as far as energy was concerned. I would stand at one end of the hallway at work and it would seem miles to the other end. The only way I could make it was to consciously put one foot in front of the other and will myself through it. Then, along came the decision to try eating raw food. It was one I’d been thinking about and studying for many months. When I did finally decide to do it, I started out at what is considered “high raw”. As a matter of fact, it was “VERY high raw” because I was only eating a small amount of cooked. I soon found I didn’t need any cooked to survive so I cut that out after four days. I had periods of lightheadedness (you already know that if you have been reading from the first) and times of wondering if I could be doing myself more harm than good. Then I discovered I was eating far too little in calories and too much fat. When I learned to eat all over again, my battery was more than recharged—it was renewed! And I’m still a babe as far as eating raw is concerned.
And now to Day Four of the challenge. I was in bed at 9:55 last night. Goal met. I did 35 minutes of exercising this morning plus some wall pushups and windmills at work. Goal exceeded. Overt fat consumption was zero. Goal exceeded. I’m on a roll!
Day Four Raw Food
28 ozzies OJ
30 ozzies banana/mango/spinach/agave smoothie
34 ozzies banana/romaine smoothie
4 tomatoes, 3″ English cucumber
3 tomatoes, diced, small amount sweet onion, diced, 3″ English cucumber peeled and diced, kelp noodles, seasoned with Cajun seasoning and taco seasoning with a sprinkle of Thai seasoning (all salt free)
My friend was even further down in the dumps today. She was having quite a bit of pain. I had two of her grapefruit left in my office so I told her I’d take them home with me tomorrow if she didn’t want to eat them. She decided she’d like to have one. Things got very busy in the hospital and I didn’t get it to her until 3:30. I’d peeled it and sectioned it like I did before. This time I took her both salt and sugar packets. She’d had a shower and was feeling better. Instead of getting back in bed, she sat down in her chair and started eating the grapefruit with NOTHING on it! And she liked it! I had to get back to the office so I don’t know if she ate it all or if she broke down and added sugar.
On the way home, my fuel light started coming on. I have something like two gallons left but I don’t like for it to get too low especially with the weekend coming up. I went to the station I frequent here on the mountain and had the tank filled up. I’d had my headlights on (I always drive with them on, night and day) and had failed to turn them off. When I tried to start the car, nothing happened. Which brings me to why I even thought about a battery. The owner of the station had me pop the hood and informed me it’s a special kind he doesn’t keep in stock. He’s going to find out tomorrow how much a replacement will be and order it. When I had my car serviced at the dealership, I was warned about the battery and advised to have it replaced that day. It would have been $118 which seemed a little steep to me so I declined the offer. I’ve been trying to find out a ballpark figure but have come up dry so far. I know the man at the station will give me the best deal possible. I’ll just have to hide and watch. And my car insurance is due tomorrow. When it rains, it pours.
Which brings up the subject of weather. The snow was snowing when I went to bed last night. I woke in the early hours and heard it raining. The ground had been frozen and “spewed up” when all this started so there was still slushy snow when daylight came. I slipped and slid a little getting out of the driveway but was okay once I got on the road. More’s the pity. I would have welcomed a day at home. The next chance of snow is Sabbath but it doesn’t look promising. I miss the big snows we used to have when I was a youngster. Drat Global Warming!
The kelp noodles have made quite a hit with people on the forum—for the most part. One person who got a case doesn’t care for the texture. For some reason, she thought I’d said they were “delicious”. Since they don’t have any flavor of their own, I don’t think they could qualify as that. But they do add a lot to a dish plus the nutrition they bring is a plus. One of the men ordered two cases on the recommendation of those of us who tried them and liked them. He’s hooked, too.
Walking through the dining room, I just heard the crock go “PLOOP”! It’s working!
I need to add to the bokashi bucket and get to bed. Good night!