365 Raw: Day 98 with “Shrinkage”

I can definitely tell I’m getting smaller. I bought a pair of slacks before going to Texas, and they are roomy already. Mostly I’m eating fruit and greens. I find that they don’t clog up my digestive system and I really prefer things to run more smoothly. Now, I do need to get back to running. It’s been too long of a break. Scheduling it has been a challenge lately.

Are you looking to make some changes in 2013? Check out The Journey for more information.

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What I read: Judges 6-16 (some read while out of town)

What I ate:

  • 5 bananas, 2 oz Kale, 2 oz spinach, 17 oz strawberries, 34 ml wheatgrass juice, 8 oranges juiced, sweet potato chips, apple juice

What I did: tried to get caught up from being gone

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 98:

  • 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
  • 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 – root canal 3/22/2013
  • sensitive teeth
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365 Raw: Days 91-97 with “Travel”

Yes, I probably could have found a moment to write over these past few days, but I was enjoying time with family out of town and decided that was more important than some blog posts on raw food. Staying raw while in Texas wasn’t too difficult. There were times when I wanted to feel “normal” and blend in, but that wouldn’t accomplish my goal of being raw for 365 days. The most challenging part was all the hours I spent at the airport and eventually on a plane last night. There were issues with the first plane so it was delayed, but my flight was so late that much of the terminal I was in was closed or closing. I had taken 1 banana in my backpack and I was able to buy a bottle of water while I waited. That was it, until the plane was finally airborne and I decided to request an apple juice to sustain me until the drive home about five and a half hours later (the Husband brought me some food in the van). I thought one banana would be plenty because I didn’t eat anything on the flight to Texas. Arriving home in the wee hours of the morning wasn’t much fun.

I did have a good time while in Texas though. I figure if I can stay raw surrounded by funnel cakes, corn dogs, and other such “fair” food, then I could probably eat raw anywhere. My family was very supportive, so that was helpful. My mom and I carted fruit pretty much every where we went. While she isn’t raw, or even vegan, she did eat raw much of the time I was there.

Well, I’m back to my regularly scheduled programming, but I won’t return to normal 365 raw posts until tomorrow. I will hit 100 days this week, which is pretty exciting. In the meantime, I’m going to attempt to get some rest and prepare for another trip to the dentist to finish this root canal on Friday… eeekkk!

If you’re wondering about The Journey for April, I’ll have to post that tomorrow too.

365 Raw: Day 90 with “Orange/Strawberry Smoothie”

Ninety days! I’m doing a little dance. These past 90 days have been rather interesting. I feel like I’ve been on an emotional and physical roller coaster some days. I’ve gone through phases of things that I like, and things that I don’t. The thing that I’m most into right now is my orange/strawberry smoothie. YUM! Inspired by Megan Elizabeth’s winter smoothie, it’s super simple. I juice 8 oranges and blend that with 10 ounces of frozen strawberries. This has become my favorite “lunch” lately. I just love it! So, if you’re needing a new twist on orange juice, give this a try. Sorry, I don’t have a photo because I already drank it today lol. Trust me, is lovely to look at and to taste.

strawberries and orangesAntibiotic update – I’m really not enjoying taking them. I feel like I’m “off” a bit, they taste yuck, my stomach feels yuck, lovely monthly showed early, and I swear that they knock me out. I’ve been sleeping sooo much these last few days. I am glad that my mouth isn’t hurting though.

Are you looking to make some changes in 2013? Check out The Journey for more information.

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What I read: Judges 3-5

What I ate:

  • 6 bananas, 4 oz Kale, 4 oz spinach, 24 oz strawberries, 34 ml wheatgrass juice, 8 oranges juiced, pickles & kale chips

What I did: more rest

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 90:

  • 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
  • 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 – root canal 3/22/2013
  • sensitive teeth

365 Raw: Day 89 with “PJs”

I think I’ve been in my PJs since I got home from the dentist on Friday… yes, I have. I’ve needed the rest. Of course, tomorrow starts a really busy week, so I’m taking advantage of PJ time while I can.

Are you looking to make some changes in 2013? Check out The Journey for more information.

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What I read: Judges 1-2

What I ate:

  • 6 bananas, 2 oz Kale, 2 oz spinach, 12 oz strawberries, 11 oranges juiced, 4 cuties, 6 oz apple juice, kale chips, 1 small pickle

What I did: more rest

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 89:

  • 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
  • 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 – root canal 3/22/2013
  • sensitive teeth

365 Raw: Day 88 with “Sleep”

I’ve been sleeping a lot since yesterday’s root canal adventure. I’ve been a bit behind on sleep lately, and it feels like my body is trying to catch up now that I’m not in pain. I did throw up most of my smoothie (and antibiotic) this morning because I didn’t time my meds correctly. Not fun.

On the upside, I haven’t been eating overt fats these last few days. My digestion has been fabulous and I’m feeling far less bloated. I’m sure this, coupled with being pain-free is helping me to sleep so much better.

Are you looking to make some changes in 2013? Check out The Journey for more information.

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What I read: Joshua 16-24

What I ate:

  • 5 bananas, 2 oz Kale, 2 oz spinach, 34ml wheat grass juice, (but I threw up half of my morning smoothie) 17 oz strawberries, 8 oranges juiced, 16 oz apple juice (because I was afraid I would throw up my meds if I took them with water)

What I did: um, slept a lot

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 88:

  • 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
  • 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 – root canal 3/22/2013
  • sensitive teeth

365 Raw: Day 87 with “Castaway”

Yesterday’s crying on the floor of my bathroom wishing for death wasn’t a good place to be. Last night was rough. We have multiple pair of figure skates in this house, so you know something is seriously wrong when you start thinking Chuck Nolton’s (Tom Hanks’ character in Castaway) solution to tooth pain begins to sound reasonable.

castaway-5toothMy dentist was out of the office today so the Husband got me an appointment at an emergency dental clinic. Ugh. After some x-rays and “tooth tapping”, I needed a root canal. I really didn’t want to do the root canal, but I was so sick of being in pain.  Not long after the drilling began, the doctor noticed a fracture in my tooth. I’ve suspected my tooth was cracked for a long time, but the other two dentists I’ve mentioned it to blew it off. She said that more than likely the fracture is what’s been causing me the most pain all these years (about six years) and now it’s badly infected. Lots of dollars, Novocaine (it wears off on me super quick), and drilling later, I’m home without part of my tooth (she removed it to see how deep the fracture went) and some antibiotics. I am not excited about taking antibiotics, but by the time I got to the dentist I had a fever and chills. We’re not finished with this whole process, but I’m hoping that the pain part is over. I think I was ready to resort to whatever it took to make the pain stop… yes, even by enlisting the help of my daughter’s figure skates. On the plus side, at least I haven’t started talking to volleyballs yet 😉

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Are you looking to make some changes in 2013? Check out The Journey for more information.

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What I read: Joshua 9-15

What I ate:

  • 5 bananas, 4 oz Kale, 4 oz spinach, 34ml wheat grass juice, 17 oz strawberries, 13 oranges juiced, 6 oz apple juice, 6 oz coconut water

What I did: spent a good part of the day at the dentist’s office

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 87:

  • 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
  • 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 – root canal 3/22/2013
  • sensitive teeth

365 Raw: Day 86 with “Extreme Pain”

So, the mouth pain went from sort of bearable to extreme. Spent most of the day after TKD class popping ibuprofin and trying to nap between flare-ups. Oh my word it hurts. Will probably have to get in to see a dentist tomorrow.

Are you looking to make some changes in 2013? Check out The Journey for more information.

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What I read: Joshua 5-8

What I ate:

  • 4 bananas, 4 oz Kale, 4 oz spinach, 34ml wheat grass juice, 12 oz strawberries, 8 oranges juiced, 6 oz apple juice, 6 oz coconut water

What I did: TKD class (1.5 hrs)

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 86:

  • 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
  • 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 – yikes, it’s back
  • sensitive teeth