Lets talk about food...
This is my food diary so far:
Breakfast - 2 large bananas blended with about 32 oz of water.
Breakfast 2.0 (around 10AM) - a whole 60 oz jug of organic OJ
Lunch - about 1.5 boiled russett potatoes with minimal salt and 0.5 head iceberg lettuce.
This has been pretty much the norm for the last few weeks. I have been switching back and forth between a 400-500 calorie banana milk breakfast or 800 calories of OJ. Lunch is either…Continue
Today is my birthday! And what we do in this occasion in that we bring some food to the office to share with our colleagues. Of course, I nether eat anything that is bring since is is nether vegan. But today is my birthday! (I know I said it already) So, I decided to show my colleagues that vegan is more than just lettuce and shredded carrots. So, I made brownie bites from this easy and addictive…Continue
It's been two weeks since I last tied my favorite shoes and ran. Because I couldn't. I had overburdened my right metatarsal (front part of the foot) and as a result it felt sore and prevented me from any training that incorparated feet and the second week I could go to taekwondo classes but I am wearing special shoes and my inlays now.
My foot hasn't healed completely yet - I admit and probably I shouldn't have gone for a run today. But after a doubtfull first few steps it didn't hurt…Continue
So..this week, I lost my job, and my grandmother. It was like having all the air knocked out of me TWICE. I was distraught at first, then angry, then sad, then helpless, then distraught again. My mother told me I needed to look at what i still had, and just feel blessed. It's so hard after so much loss though. I feel like all my plans for the future have come to a staggering halt. Things were coming together for me, only to suddenly fall apart.
School starts next week…Continue
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How does a raw vegan deal with taking their food to work?
✿ If you’re gone from 8am in the morning (or earlier) until 6 pm or later… What do you do?
✿ I have over an hour commute each way to work, taking buses and trains.
So I tried 4 different things. Let’s see what…Continue
So I have had to take this week off work due to stress & recurrence of depression.
I felt awful all last week. Had manic moments where my heart was racing because work was so busy - I couldn't cope at all. I felt so sad, and just completely numb to things.
I managed to do my workouts most nights, which really helped, but it actually comparatively feels much worse now when I am not exercising, like I am crashing after the adrenaline rush.
I was quite manic on Saturday…Continue
In order to stay on track eating 100% raw vegan, I need to make an effort to eat around 2500 cals. This cal recommendation makes a lot of sense to me now. Every time I fall back into eating cooked food it's probably because I haven't been eating sufficient fruit calories. I usually find it hard to get in a lot of calories on days that I am working. I will be trying the following things to get in more calories:
- Making datorade (either for the evenings when I am likely to crave cooked…Continue
So in Jan/Feb 2012 I was diagnosed as suffering from depression, and over the year (with becoming vegan In August) I managed to get myself out of the 'black hole' and nearly back to normality.
I left my job working for my Dad, which was causing me mega-stress, I also began to incorporate exercise back into my days - I used to cycle everywhere but stopped when I stated the job for my Dad and had a company car. I do not take medication for it, as my doctor said that exercise would be…Continue
I was raised Roman Catholic and my mom and I always said Grace before meals. Most of my friends also said Grace and we said Grace at my school. Everyone said the standard form, which I don't even remember, but my family had a unique one. I don't remember where it came from.
I don't believe in God any more, but I'm still a spiritual person. I think of this Grace rather often and I think it's beautiful.
thank you, for this beautiful day, for home and…Continue
Raise your hand if you work in a restaurant and you prepare and serve cooked food while trying to be raw vegan?
I work in two places were I prepare and serve cooked food. They are close to home and the money is good. I do have some days that I just can't control my apatite. I do bring fruits and juice from Whole Foods and even then as soon as I run out of fruits I fall of the wagon.
It's a constant struggle. I at least have the…Continue
Today was a weird day, can't decide yet if I like it or not.
Yesterday, I went to bed at about 8.45 PM, certainly much earlier than I normally do. I really wanted to try out if getting more than 8 hours of sleep was everything it's hyped up to be. I slept fairly well too, only woke up once to go to the bathroom. But I was dreaming pretty weird dreams and woke up feeling sleepy and confused.
This confused feeling lasted much of the morning, not going away until…Continue
Added by Sigrid Holth on March 20, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments
OMGOSH....can i just tell u how excited i am right now. I always used to love tomato things, like tomato soup, ketchup, tomato sauce, but never ever raw tomatoes. I decided i would try to make a tomato sauce tonight for my salad/pasta instead of red pepper, just to see if i liked it. I know it would save me money to buy tomatoes over red peppers. So i peeled and pasta-fied a zucchini, threw in a bunch of kale, then it was on to tomato testing time. I cut open the tomato, looks good. I…Continue
So today was a warn beautiful day outside. I made my yummy nanner date smoothie, and brought my 811 book outside on my lawn to sit and read while catching the warm sunny rays. Sadly, i got called in to work tonight, saturday nights are my "on call" night where if im needed, i have to come in. This was my first saturday night working there, and its known as the craziest. I wasnt nervous, until i got seated 4 tables at once. I was doing fine, a little stressed out, but then someone broke…Continue
So today was the first day i have had work since i made my recent change to 811lfrv. I prepared last night by freezing the bananas i was going to far this morning in the Ball canning jars i bought to store my smoothies in for the day. 20 bananas and 1 romaine lettuce head filled up just about 4 quart sized jars. it was a little hard to blend them this morning cuz they were a little too frozen, i really need a better blender though! So i jarred up my organic fruity goodness and headed off…Continue