365 Raw: Day 50 with “Convenience”

2013-02-08_11-20-26_604I’ve gravitated more toward “convenience” foods (like Kale chips & date rolls) lately. I don’t really like that I’m doing it, but I know it’s because our schedule has become busier this week. It seems rather weird to call them convenient since a banana would be simpler. The problem though, I’ve had difficulty finding ripe bananas (actually, it’s been difficult to find much that’s truly ripe these last couple of weeks). We go through so many bananas every day that we’re constantly looking for bananas at the grocery store. We almost always get a comment from the check-out person about the number of bananas in our cart. “Got monkeys at home?” is the one we hear the most.

I’m going to try to be more pro-active this next week so that I can keep from relying so much on raw food stuffs from Natural Grocers.

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What I read: Leviticus 19-21

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – 8 oranges juiced
  • AM Snack – 1 banana
  • Lunch – Green Smoothie (6oz apple juice, 6oz coconut water, 3 bananas, 2oz Kale, 2 oz Spinach, 6 oz strawberries)
  • Afternoon Snack – “Organic chunks of energy” from Natural Grocers (lemon/pomegranate, 100% raw), Kale chips
  • Dinner – blueberries, celery with guacamole
  • PM Snack – “Organic chunks of energy” from Natural Grocers & Date rolls (pictured)

What I did: On my feet all morning at co-op

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 50:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – still having bouts of fatigue, but not as bad
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings
  • chest pain
  • cold soreslast one 1/13/2013
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
  • tooth pain
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