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January 23, 2009

Week 1 Days 4 and 5 …. Eating plans and Fitness Log … and more!

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Week 1/Day 5 Thursday January 22, 2008
And I thought Wednesday was busy! Wow, the time flew by.

Today’s Food:

  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Smoothie: 3 small pink lady apples and bunch of parsley/cilantro
  • 20 oz filtered water
  • Veggie soup made from mixed dehydrated veggies, fresh garlic, and few spices — 2 servings also 1/2 tsp coconut oil mixed in
  • Handful flax crackers
  • Mug “vitamin C” herbal tea
  • Banana Walnut ice cream (2 bananas, 1/2 cup walnuts)
  • Handful raw carrot sticks
  • Large bowl blended veggie soup on top of chopped veggies (tomatoes, red/yellow pepper, cauliflower, avocado, cucumber, celery, carrots, spinach, bit of kale)
  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Fruit/Veggie count: 12 servings
  • Specific Greens count*: 2 servings
  • Grain/Seed/nuts count:  2 serving (walnuts and flax crackers)
  • Fat**: 4 servings
  • Oil: 1 servings (coconut oil)


Today’s Fitness:

My 20 minutes on the rebounder this morning and a very short walk outside, that’s it. I wanted to do more at night but didn’t get to it. Does typing count as exercise?

How I felt
Great most of the day. A little emotional at times, but I think that was environment and lack of aerobic exercise as much as anything else. I had way too much energy at night as I stayed up way too late. 😦

Inspiration / Power Thought/Affirmation/Quote
I accept my experiences and choose to constantly learn and grow.

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Week 1/Day 4 Wednesday January 21, 2008
Wednesdays are always busy, so it’s a good thing that they are also generally “yoga day.”
Today’s Food:
  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Pineapple shake (half a pineapple and a stalk of celery, incuding leaves blended on whole juice with the Blendtec) — YUM!!!
  • 8 oz filtered water
  • mug of warm water with juice of one lemon
  • quart of green smoothie: 2 bananas, cup (?) cherries, bunch parsley, 2 handfuls spinach
  • Mug of veggie soup made by re hydrating veggies in hot water — yum!
  • handful flax crackers
  • handful raw carrot sticks
  • Salad made with: spinach, baby greens, red bell pepper, and caramelized onions (left over from raw pizza had couple of weeks ago .. was craving them so pulled them out of freezer and put them in dehydrator to warm) — YUM!
  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Fruit/Veggie count: 12 servings
  • Specific Greens count*: 4 servings
  • Grain/Seed count: 1 serving
  • Fat**: 1 servings
  • Oil: 0 servings
*This is also counted in the total fruit and veggie count.
**Includes oils as well as natural fats in seeds, avocados, etc.
Today’s Fitness:

20 minutes on rebounder first thing in the morning. Hour-long yoga class at Simple Pleasures in La Crescent.
How I felt:
Even though I feel like I slept well last night (falling asleep close to 11 p.m.) I was still sleepy this morning. But I did wake up on my own before the alarm went off so that is a very good sign. I still felt kind of tired even after a shower, but then felt great after my pinapple shake and got going in the morning quite well!
Affirmation/Power Thought:
I am aware of my feelings and choose to be present to them!
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January 21, 2009

Week One/Day 3 of Round Two Body Enlightenment System (BES) Update

Filed under: BES, FOOD!, Health, Today I ... — Tags: , , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 9:35 am
Week 1: Day 3, Tuesday 1/20
 
I did my fast yesterday so that I was mostly not eating on a Monday rather than a Sunday. Sundays are special at our house and if anything they will be my “feast days” rather than fast days. This will be especially true as I fast for Lent. I’ve decided that my personal goal to fast during lent this year and combine spiritual and physical health takes precedence over any other opportunities so I won’t be participating in the live 90 Day Detox that The Raw Divas and the Ecopolitan are offering together… but for anyone looking for information and healing — it is an opportunity not to be missed! (See the Diva blog for details.)
 
So Sunday night for my last meal I just had a normal salad with mixed greens I happened to have around the house, some avocado, lemon, tomatoes, and red pepper.
 
During the day Monday I did drink lemon water and one cup of herbal tea. Sometime this summer I might try only drinking water, but then again I’m starting to think that for me a slight modification in the fasts might be better — one that focuses on green juices only. I also don’t like breaking my fast in the evening, but would rather break it during “prime digestion hours.” So, I may break the next one with a late lunch and of course then start it earlier. These are all observations due to the feedback my body gives me.
 
So yesterday I broke the fast while staying late at work by eating some dehydrated veggies and a few flax crackers. I should have brought fruit with me but didn’t think through how I would feel staying late at work. When I got home Shawn had salad all ready for me so I ate that with a little olive oil and lemon.
 
I ended up getting a headache and going to bed early. That is the first headache I had in a long time, so I’m not sure if it is related to the fast or not. I should have had fruit or something blended to break the fast though. I also think I may not have been drinking enough water since I had a good work out yesterday.
 
Yesterday in addition to my 20 minutes on the rebounder I also went to a gym (I’m gym shopping) and did 20 minutes on a treadmill. It felt good and yet — ouch today I can feel some muscles I haven’t felt for awhile. Sunday I also do the complete Praise Moves workout (much like yoga moves for much of the workout), and that was also awesome.
 
Today’s Food:
  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Few sips Dandelion tea
  • Quart green smoothie (1/2 at 7:30 and half at 9 a.m.): 3 small pink lady apples, large bunch dandelion greens, large handful parsley, half a lemon
  • Banana late morning
  • Veggie soup made from dehydrated veggies: I took lots of different dehydrated veggies in a bag to work, including onion and parsley and cilantro for flavor, and added a big handful to a cup of hot water along with a little salt (next time will remember pepper). Yummy! Water may have gotten too hot to be actually considered raw as the veggies soaked but still not processed much and very satisfying light lunch. — had 2 mugs of this.
  • Few flax crackers with the soup
  • large cup of herbal tea (vitamin C blend … lots of good stuff)
  • aprox 26 oz of filtered water
  • Few chocolate covered peanuts***
  • Avocado & Tomato sandwich on dehydrated flax bread (one avocado mashed on top of the break w/ small tomato sliced on top of it and just a little sea salt; the flat bread was simply flax, red pepper, nutritional yeast and water blended and dehydrated)
  • Cup of herbal tea
  • Banana pudding with coconut oil and coconut flakes (just blend ripe bananas in blender w/ T. coconut oil and sprinkle flakes on top)
  • Fruit/Veggie count: 14 servings
  • Specific Greens count*: 3 servings
  • Grain/Seed count: 3 serving
  • Fat**: 6 servings (avocado, flax crackers and bread, coconut oil, and those chocolate peanuts)
  • Oil: 1 servings
 
*This is also counted in the total fruit and veggie count. 
**Includes oils as well as natural fats in seeds, avocados, etc.
***I’m all about the honesty, lol. These were some that a co-worker brought in from a nearby candy store and I allowed old habits to take over and indulge with others (note that I didn’t say “I couldn’t resist” because I clearly know that I could have). They didn’t even taste all that great in the end.
 
 
Today’s Fitness:
20 minutes this morning was the Praise Moves 20 minute workout! So a bit of cardio to get going and then lots of great stretching and inspiration! Did another 10 minutes on the bouncer and some stretching later in the evening. Also walked a bit outside!
 
 How I felt:
For the most part great! I did have a bit of a tummy ache as I was going to bed so I think I shouldn’t have had something so late, especially with oil in it. Also my eyes were itchy, so I think it was those few peanuts I had (I’m sensitive to mold and almost all peanuts have mold spores on them) … so they certainly were not worth it. Energy felt even throughout the day and emotions were good. I felt nourished.
 
Affirmation/Power Thought:
I choose to allow everything to flow smoothly, swiftly and efficiently in everything I do.
 
 
 P.S. This is a committment to record my BES journey here, but not to blog daily. Also, I have officially met the 50 lb mark in weight loss, and will update the weight and inches chart as soon as possible.

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