My 90-Day Clean Raw Food Mission – Kristen Suzanne’s Raw Reboot™ – Update #4
Posted Jan 11 2012 7:00pm
Whew! It’s been one of those “mama in demand” types of week. Kamea is teething so we’re getting oodles of snuzzling time, where I reflect on my vision, goals, intentions, and bliss out. I gotta say that I’m reeeeeally loving life and the growth I’m experiencing, the learning, adapting, and becoming the best Total Ethereal Goddessness I can be.
Because of my schedule lately, I haven’t been able to get to my computer to work as much, so I wasn’t able to post the review of my new dehydrator, The Sedona by TriBest. I will work on it this week (fingers crossed). I also have book reviews coming, my post on enemas (and my first colonic is Thursday!), Irish moss (how to prepare it, why use it, and how to use it), beauty rituals (face, body, and teeth), and soooo much more to share. Oh, and I’m working on my January email newsletter (sign up here). So stay tuned for all of these goodies!
Things I’ve experienced and noted over the past days….
Amounts of my foods as they relate to my Lifestyle Journals. I wanted to make a point about the foods I list in my journals. Someone questioned whether I was eating a whole avocado or a half, for example, when I listed avocado as an ingredient in a meal. Well, hard to say sometimes (although I’ll try to be more specific in the future). Here’s the thing. When I list avocado, it means the whole thing. If I list apples it means more than one. However, as I’m making a point to list Greg’s foods more, if you see something listed in his foods as the same as something in my list of foods, it means we shared it. So, if I have avocado listed in a soup mixture then it means the whole avocado was used. If you see that Greg also had the soup, then it means we split the soup, so each of us had 1/2 avocado. It’s the best I can do so I hope it’s easy to follow.
Sprouts. I grew sprouts this week. Yay! I did a mixture of alfalfa and broccoli. This was very meaningful for me while undergoing my Total Ethereal Goddessness Transformation. Seeing those little sprouts growing reminded me of myself and the new life I’m sprouting. The sprouts benefited me physically with their nourishing properties but also mentally and spiritually as I nurtured them, grew them, and felt a connection to what they represented. Very cool. (learn how to grow your own sprouts here)
Organic. Everything that I eat is organic (unless they just don’t make it organic, so it’s not available).
Bumps in the road… my weight. On Sunday morning I decided for the heck of it to weigh myself. Turns out I lost about 5 pounds. I wasn’t completely surprised so I realized that I should increase my calories. I did that for a couple of days and actually didn’t respond to it very well. I started forcing myself to eat more and it didn’t feel natural. This made for a couple of days of uneasiness as I attempted to navigate the terrain and figure out what to do. To increase calories in a raw diet usually means more fat or more carbs, which I didn’t feel drawn to either of those. I started feeling heavier and sluggish with the extra calories. I’m not trying to lose weight, so it would make sense to increase calories to prevent that. However, if I don’t feel super awesome by doing that, then perhaps it’s not the answer. It then dawned on me that maybe my body was just reaching a point where it belongs and that perhaps I wouldn’t continue to lose weight. I don’t know because I didn’t give my body a chance. Rather, I just started eating more, feeling worse. So, I’m back to following my hunger cues and feeling better. I’ll continue to monitor things (energy levels, hunger levels, weigh weekly, monthly cycle, etc) and see how it goes.
Enemas and colonics. I have been continuing to enjoy enemas (future blog post), and I’m getting my first colonic tomorrow. Squeal! I’m a bit anxious but thoroughly excited. Here’s why. Apart from the multitude of physical benefits that I’ve read they can offer, I’m eager to see how it affects my diet and food intake. As you know from my first post, I have a history of gluttony. I have heard that enemas and colonics can do a mind blowing number on how you respond to food, i.e., keep that gluttonous demon at bay. I’ve actually had an easy time doing that on my own (although I have done a handful of enemas since I started my journey). But, the demon tried rearing its head yesterday and today (could be a result of what I wrote about above with the calorie issue and eating more) or perhaps the colonic and enemas will squash him. Stay tuned to find out!
Kristen Suzanne’s Raw Reboot Lifestyle Journal
Sea spaghetti smothered in Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Greg: protein shakes, salad, green applesauce, sea spaghetti, GoPal power wrap, supplements
Greg: protein shakes, tofu/veggie/brown rice, green smoothie, herbal tea, GoPal power wraps, fruit salad, broccolini with raw dip
Greg: green tea, protein shakes, tofu brat with mustard, salad, berries, bag of kale chips (ummm, I used to love Blue Mountain Organic’s kale chips but they changed their formula so I’m not so crazy about them), Amy’s frozen vegan food
Drizzle-able organic raw almond butter! Drizzle-able!
Greg: protein shakes, bananasauce, green smoothie, GoPal power wraps, Gardein faux chicken tenders, soup, supplements, pili non-chocolate chocolate