30 Days on the Raw Side: Day 9

This is the ninth day of my raw food challenge and yes, it’s Christmas Eve.  Got about 8 hours of sleep last night, which was surprising after yesterday’s three hour nap.  I guess I needed it.

The Food

  • Breakfast – 4.5 cups Green Smoothie (3 Bananas, 6.75oz Berries, 3/4 C Coconut Water, 3/4 C Apple Juice, 2 oz Spinach, 2 oz Kale)
  • Morning Snack – woke up later than normal so I skipped this meal
  • Lunch – 2 Oranges, 2.5 oz Grapes, 1 really large Apple
  • Afternoon Snack – 1 Banana
  • Dinner –  I fixed myself a bowl of raw chili (pictured above) but I didn’t like it so I had a large Grapefruit and a Banana instead.
  • Evening Snack – 16 oz Orange Juice, 8oz Apple Juice, 1 Snackaroon
  • Water – 50 ounces
  • Calories – 1746.3 (Carbs 87.3% / Protein 4.3% / Fat 8.2%)
  • Fiber – 42.9 grams!

The Exercise:

  • 40 minutes on the treadmill at the Y (30 min walking / 10 min running).  I’m hoping to gradually build my running mileage back up.  I’ve been trying to let a foot injury heal (thank you, TaeKwonDo) and it’s been a slow process.  My foot didn’t hurt on the treadmill today.

The Results:

  • As of Friday, I’ve lost 4.8 lbs and 3.74 inches.

The Effects:

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE eating all this fruit!!
  • I wasn’t going to begin running again until Monday but I had Erik running on one side of me, some teenage boy running on the other side of me, and I felt really good…  so I ran 🙂
  • I was a little sore from sledding yesterday but it’s mostly the left side of my body.  I slammed pretty hard into the ground on my left side on one of the runs down the hill.
  • That raw chili stressed me out.  I was trying to mimic our normal Christmas Eve dinner but it didn’t work out the way I had hoped.  I could smell the family’s cooked chili and mine wasn’t anything like it (taste, temperature or texture).  I held back the gag reflex for the first few bites before deciding that it just wasn’t working for me.  I was much happier eating fruit.  When I went back to eating what tasted better, I didn’t feel left out at all.
  • I forgot to mention in Sunday’s post that we had communion at church.  I am not about to turn down communion in the name of this raw challenge.  I am reminded of this because it was served again tonight at the Christmas Eve service.  So, I have had two itty bitty pieces of cracker and a tiny bit of grape juice that was not raw.

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1 thought on “30 Days on the Raw Side: Day 9

  1. Pingback: 30 Days on the Raw Side: Day 8 | Brick by Brick

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