Sunday, November 22, 2009

Still Proud of myself…I think

Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 16…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Still Proud of myself…I think (hesitant voice, really not sure if I’m just a big fat failure)

Day 16 11/22/09…(349 to go)

Regardless of being 85-90% all fruit, not 100% like I had planned, I am still proud of myself. I am not going to look at this as a failed attempt, just an on going one. My down falls have not been cooked food, but gourmet raw food, so that isn’t really that bad, well not as bad as eating pizza, I am still vegan (except for that one thai food experience which is the colprut of this entire landslide L).

I am proud that I haven’t had a coffee or alchoholic beverage in 22 days. I have also not eater CHEESE the love of my liiife, in 22 days. I have not eaten bread in 16 days (maybe more)…isn’t that awesome! It has always been so hard for me to let those 4 things go, and as of right now they are the least of my problems. Mind you I still do think about them from time to time, and I think of all the reasons why I should not be depriving myself of them, but alas I have stuck to my guns and have 4 things to be proud of so far in this journey….Next accomplishments, sticking to 100% 811 like I have said (meaning no cooked food, no salts. Spices, low fat, and HIGH FRUIT)

So today is wedding day…yippeee megs…my gf is gonna look so pretty, I am so excited for her and her new hubbie!!!! But dun dun duunnnnn….what am I going to eat?!!?!!!??? I am going to be there from 4pm-??? I really don’t think I can pack that much fruit.

11/21/09 meal analysis

started the day off right and with very good intentions to keep it up for the rest of the day…I ate a 2 large banana and 5oz frozen cherry smoothie, then I had 2 persimmons, a bunch of cherry tomatoes, a green salad with tabouleh on it. I went to the movies, and got popcorn …but with no butter…so I didn’t go that far, and it was a small which I shared with my friend. Soo boo I failed another day. It is so hard to get back on track once you’ve cheated….is all lost for me L…I am hoping Monday I am on the horse galloping toward the finish line.

11/21/09 Activities

House work all day, and what do you know, it doesn’t look like I did a thing!

11/21/09 Symptoms

dry mouth (too much salt) soo thirsty (also just too much salt) less energy ….all major reasons to get back on track…I don’t like feeling like this. I also don’t like the symptom called guilt. Which I have had all day long for the past 5 days…even just thinking about things I am not supposed to eat I feel bad about myself…that part of this just can’t be healthy…any suggestions on dealing with these emotions?

Thanks for reading even tho I suck now!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Why am I doing this???

Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 15…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Why am I doing this???

Day 15 11/21/09…(350 to go)

I would say 85-90% fruit makes up each of my past 3 days.

After I finish all the fruit I have bought I am going to go on a water fast. This will help detox the nonsense I have been eating and clear those cravings right up! And now that I am 15 days in on my journey, not 100% as I planned I have decided to come up with a list reminding me of al the reasons I began to do this for myself (I am printing this puppy out and posting it on my fridge, I would also like to get it tattooed on my hands so that while I am shoveling the wrong food down my throat I will have the constant slap in the face I need to stay on track…not really, but kinda)

1. Stay skinny….Maintain ideal body weight, I tend to fluctuate 5-10lbs (when I get up to that 10 I get real sad…lord knows I will lose it!!! if I have to go to the store to buy a bigger size)

2. Looking young FOREVER!…(have you seen that playboy playmate fruitarian..to die for at 55!)…..did I mention I am 28? I started crying when I turned 13 because I didn’t want to be a teenager, I also cried when I turned 20 because I wasn’t a teenager any longer, I started to think I was going to die soon when I turned 25…which is right about when I found holistic health…(took me 3 years to finally get on the ball ..LAME)

3. no more pimples….I loathe these sob’s, I am 28 freakin years old, and have the face of a pubescent 8th grader ugh!

4. Cellulite…can yo say disgusting! I don’t want any!!

5. Be healthy for the rest of my days…I know this should be # 1, but as you can see from the 1st four posts (pause, wait for it, can you guess?)…. I am vain!

6. I am soooo sick of being hungover, or waking up tired, over stimulating myself with coffee, feeling uncomfortable after I eat…..etc, etc etc!

-I want to help others learn that they too can alleviate some of their sufferings…I think that is my main reason (solemn face) I feel so bad that people don’t know how to eat correctly, and that most of their health problems are because of it L

…it really does make me sad.

7. I like waking up in the morning with a fresh mouth, bright eyes (no dark circles people)…and full of energy…I like waking up before my alarm, not having to wish for just 1 more hour of sleep (that was my life’s mantra).

Past couple of days have been buuuusy. Sorry about the missing blogs folks! Taking care of a puppy is no joke (I know I promised less apple talk but I think this is something to be discussed) I feel like I have a new born baby. I have to feed her every 3 hours. I feed her raw meat (her natural carnivore diet) so it is not like I can leave food sitting out for her all day long. I never know what she wants or what she needs…she needs to be played with…it’s nuts! But I love her and it is worth it. Moving on….

OMG can we talk about the sapote fruit! (see image above) deeeeewwwwwd, this thing is deeeelcious! Tastes like vanilla pudding...cereals! If ever you are craving some desert pop open one of these babies and you are good to go.

I have been going quite well, with the exception of eating too few calories in fruit, which I am still working on. For breakfast Thursday I ate 2lbs almost 3 of pears (it was 3 large pears), a large raw salad for lunch, smoothie for dinner. Yesterday I ate 1 lb 8 oz of plums (3 plums) 3 banana smoothie, with some frozen black cherries in it (my new fav!)…. And of course I have to admit that landslide toward thai food has just about done me in L….I am trying really hard guys, but when it comes to dinner time I just want something salty. So I have been having cherry tomatoes with raw hummus, or these raw falafels with hummus as well. …hence the reminder post above.

11/20/09 meal analysis

will start these again Monday, I have a wedding to go to tomorrow….I am going to have to pack a salad in my purse! haha. Quick note....I’m not really retaining how much food actually equals how many calories, I just let nutridiary do it all for me, and I really want to learn how to do it by sight. Monday I will start to try and recognize, by saying 3 bananas instead of 1lb of bananas I think this will also help anyone who goes down this road.

11/20/09 Activities

starting yoga again Monday!

11/18/09 Symptoms

tiny blemishes in between my eyebrows, and on the left side of my mouth L (I hate these mother fers!)

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Back on Track

Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 14…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Marvelous Guidance

Day 12 11/18/09…(352 to go)

Woke up at 8am found Apple puppy just as happy as ever JHORRAY! Phew man what a horrible anxiety ridden 24 hours. I had no excuse for my mess up yesterday! I am going to come up with a different option to soothe myself for when I just have those really really horrible days. I noticed that Dr. D Graham has some recipes for “celebration” food in his recipe book, so I think those will have to be what I do when I just need that feeling everything is going to be all right, until I learn how to cope with my feelings in the moment…I don’t know about you guys, but for me that is a hefty task, so celebration food it is! Here is great advice I rcvd from two of my fourum friends:

1. it can be very challenging when one has emotional difficulties.~~~There have been very difficult times in my life where I have continued with the fruit diet, even though it was temping to eat or drink something that would numb me a bit to the pain. ~~~However, I continued with the fruit diet, and I really think that it was one of the things that helped carry me through the difficult times.~~~It may have been easier short term to have numbed my feelings, but I know through experience that long term I benefit because the fruit diet does not give quick fixes but rather it helps me because it allows me to heal properly and fully rather than just numbing the pain.~~~So, for me, my past knowledge of how a fruit diet helps me in an appropriate way, rather than just papering over the cracks or covering up the problem, is what helps me to stay in the diet, rather than reach for something that will just numb my emotions. ~~~Recently I lost my dear kitten, in tragic circumstances. The pain was so much, I just wanted something to numb all the feelings. I could really understand why people use drugs or food to take the edge of what can be very 'raw' when one is on a raw diet. ~~~But I do think that not numbing the pain although harder in the short term, allows our emotions to run unhampered; and in the long term I do think we may heal more effectively if we allow full rein to our feelings. ~~~I look to my own past experiences when dealing with emotionally challenges. So maybe as you progress along the raw path, you will be able to use your own personal experiences of the diet's capacity for emotional as well as physical healing to strengthen you on those days when the dark clouds settle. So I think that things do become easier the longer you have been raw. It can be very challenging when you first start out.~~~I also find that exercise can really help to channel frustration and other emotions into something more positive.~~~Or just try to change your focus from food into something else; have a nice relaxing bath or have a massage or do an activity that you enjoy.~~~I think it helps to remember that the long-term raw solutions are not always the quickest or easiest but in the big scheme of things they are the most effective.

2. Practice being present and poised. If we allow our minds to tell us things are tough we can't improve. If we go for a walk or sit still and practice presence, we the joy within will bubble up and harmony will be ours. Raw is not a prize; health is the ongoing goal.

I plan to read these every morning, so that I remember to live in the present, and deal with my emotions correctly. Not only am I practicing this diet for the outer health benefits, but also for the inner ones too….There is not a lot you can run and hide from on this diet…no more eating or drinking yourself into an oblivion, and the eye opener is that we all do this a lot more than we think. I’d like to propose a challenge. Try to only eat when you are truly hungry this week, not bored, not tired, not because it’s lunch time, because you are truly hungry…see how you feel!

~Tried to get all this stuff done today, as my list of things to do keeps growing!, but with this little pup I get like 1 thing done a day…being a puppy mommy is harder than you think folks…time consuming? no LIFE CONSUMING!

I did punish myself for eating cooked food yesterday tho. I cleaned the entire house…I don’t even hate cleaning, I LOATHE it (in scary Ursula voice).

I didn’t eat enough today, completely devoted my day to making sure apple puppy had everything she needed exactly when she needed it. I need to get some bananas I have ran out, these are my big calorie uppers, and tummy fillers.

I am supposed to go for breakfast or lunch tomorrow with my gf, Here is my plan of attack: drink a BIG smoothie before I go. Bring a baggie with some strawberries, and mint. Have a little tuber ware of oj, or apple juice….order mixed greens with cucumber, and add my own toppings! Hope the server isn’t annoyed ;)…i think I would be…haha, but of course everything annoys me (in sly, guilty voice)

11/17/09 meal analysis

breakfast grapes/strawberries, 1 fig, lunch box figs, dinner sprout salad, and cherry tomatoes.

11/17/09 Activities

watching the puppy all day, took her to get her decahedra out, watched her some more

11/17/09 Symptoms

still dealing with my cooked food conundrum! …You may be asking why is eating cooked food so bad?!? Please read this http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/cooking-our-food/ I have many other books and articles, if you are interested just leave a comment, and I will direct you ;)

Eyes still dry, itchy and red, itchy nose, sneezing, tinky pee. Have bad anxiety and am exhausted for obvious reasons other than food.

Message from Dr. D (makes me happy my worst symptom is sneezing..well so far who knows what’s to come) Detox can be generalized, but your specific symptoms will likely be 
unique, to the individual. From black tar coming out of the umbilicus 
to phantom pains to burning feet to sleeping 500+ hours in a month 
to inexplicable depression to almost unbearable kidney pain; I have 
seen such things and more, and watched people come out the other 
side happier, healthier, and better than ever.

Am I a boring blogger??? Any tips for a revamp? Promise to not include so much apple next blog ;) more 811 talk

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Puppy Prayers

Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 13my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Puppy Prayers

Day 11 11/17/09…(353 to go)

Woke up yesterday and just thought my little puppy was sleeping in….poor little apple puppy was sick, she had thrown up, and could not stand up..she looked so weak. Of course, I freaked out, started balling, and took her to the emergency vet. She had low blood sugar, the person I bought her from told me to feed her 3 times a day, and it just so has it that I am supposed to feed her 6 times a day because of her size. She needs to constantly have food out because her sugar can drop. I feel horrible, I was so depressed and I couldn’t stop crying. I love her, and I would never purposely do anything to harm her I feel terrible!

I couldn’t eat all day, I cleaned the whole house, went to Target, and did all sorts of other things to keep my mind occupied till I could pick her up at 5pm. We went and got her, she was tired, and just looked sad. Finally we got her home, laid in bed with her, got her some water, and fed her a bit. She was up and bouncing around in no time. WHAT A RELIEF!!! I want to kiss god on the face!

But (sad face) it just so has it that after the whole ordeal I was so down and out, all I wanted was something warm and cozy and I ate cooked food L waaaah! I hate myself right now. Something unexpected happens and will power out the window. I am suffering the consequences of it now…it’s 2am I have a runny itchy nose, I’m sneezing right and left, my eyes are also dry and itching, it’s horrible. Just the kick in the ass I needed to get me to straighten right up. I thought about just not writing a blog about my ordeal yesterday, but I thought “hey, other peeps are gonna run into the same situations, and if they read about how horrible I feel now, all for one lousy meal…then maybe they will think twice and stay on course”….so here I am humbly admitting that I failed once again, but that I am going to keep moving forward, and act like yesterday never happened (except I will remember not to try to kill Apple puppy again)

**Pic- apple puppies bandage for her i.v. L poor little darling.

11/16/09 meal analysis

6 figs, cooked food blaaah

11/16/09 Activities

sobbing

11/16/09 Symptoms

cooked food horribleness. For those of you who don't know what it feels like to stop eating cooked food, and then start again, here is a more descriptive list. Sneezing, coughing, blowing my nose, itchy nose, and eyes...dry, burning eyes, bloated, nausea, bad digestion (gurgles, and bubbles in my tummy), gas, foul tasting mouth, dry mouth, white tounge, chapped lips, white tounge....enough to get me back on fruit right quick!

I request once again to Please Keep reading! Next unforeseen hardship I promise to stay on course!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Puppy Love



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Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 12…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Puppy Love

Day 10 11/16/09…(354 to go)

Woke up at 6am to the sweet sweet scent of apple puppy. We played all morning. Made a banana peach smoothie..mmmm Fed apple puppy then headed off to the Hollywood farmers market. Bought more fruit. I thought this place was going to be cheaper, but it seemed to be about the same prices as whole foods. Here is the list:

3 pears for 6 bux

4 persimmons 3.98

3.70 ½ lbs mixed winter lettuce

2 pomegranates 3.60

4 sapote 3.75

3 pk strawberries 6.00

3 plums 4.75

bag of medjool dates 11.00

½ bag less sweet dates 3.50

3 pk figs 11.00

2 pk tomatoes 6.00

sprouts 6.00

total = 69.28

Came home made a picnic for apple puppy, my bf and I for elysian park…drove all the way to the top, parked and set our blanket in a big field of leaves (check out the video). Lay in the sun for a while, just watching little curious apple roam. Very nice afternoon.

Sunday is designated date day for bf and I, so we made plans to go for dinner and a movie. We were suppooosed to go to elf, but they did not open in time, so this is when I hit my speed bump folks…. we had to settle for Dusty’s. There is this salad there called the Scheherazade, and it has all sorts of non 811 things on it. I am not going to beat myself up too much over the fact that I ate garbanzo beans, and probably had dressing in it that had spices and salt….cuz at least I did not order anything cooked (so I hope you guys won’t beat me up to much either…in kinda scared reluctant voice :/….). I added cucumber, as well as heirloom tomatoes to it, so I could get more fruit in. I really did try to eat the right thing for diner out on our date night…and my bf ahs been so great about only going to places where I can get something too…Sometimes these things happen so I am going to brush myself off, and get back on that horse :D. please don’t hold it against me….Can I still call tomorrow day 11?

We went to see “Where the wild things are”…I started to get tired in the previews…and since I started this diet, once I feel tired that is it, I am asleep in 15 mins tops! So I missed the entire movie, my bf said it was boring, Im pretty bummed L Came home to beautiful apple, played for a bit, and went to bed.

11/13/09 meal analysis

Banana/peach smoothie, figs, tomatoes, sprouts picnic, Scheherazade salad L don’t know my cals for yesterday cuz I was out al day, but I can tell you this I def went over in fat!

11/13/09 Activities

shopping, chasing apple puppy, bf gf date day

11/13/09 Symptoms

not a whole lot, just the sneezing coughing and blowing my nose in the morning is about it still. Feeling good, and energetic.

Please Keep reading! I’m sooo sorry I messed up!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

POOOOOO & Pupppies


Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 11my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

POOOOOO & Pupppies

Day 9 11/15/09…(356 to go)

I kinda always say (now write) things I’m not supposed to. Im one of those people who thinks everyone is on the same page, and everyone should just “feel me”…and know what I mean. So if that offends you, or you find it in appropriate I humbly apologize …and I respectfully request that u stop reading this post now J Or just skip down to the next paragraph!

So here goes I woke up at 3am to go poooooo…yup that’s right, I’m telling the whole world about my poo, I promised to be honest about all my symptoms, and this is a major one…I didn’t poo for like 3 days, I was getting real worried. On sad (standard American diet) I went at least once a day…u’d think eatin all these fruits and veggies it would be real hard for your body not to go right?! I also woke up at 8am dreaming about going poo again, so I did, and now I been pooing all day. I’m sure tomorrow it will just go back to normal J

Soooo toooday…I went and got Apple …”the fruit” you ask? “why no” …the super cutest, prettiest, most adooooorable puppy EVER!!!! (see pic above) love this dog! I have wanted a puppy for so long, and we finally went and got one….I’ve been holding her close all day just to get in the delicious puppy smell while it lasts. Finally I had to put her down for a nap.

Does anyone have raw dogs out there, and by raw dogs I mean you feed them only on their natural diet…I would love to hear from you!!! I have found an online supplier called BARF…anyone used them?

Made a papaya kiwi salad for lunch.. yumalicious. Apple tried to eat it too.

My Bf ordered thai food, and I got this raw green papaya salad they serve with cabage, made my own dressing. Ate a banana a bit later

11/14/09 meal analysis

made the same smoothie but I added an apple because I am more hungry in the morning, so pack in the calories while I can. Already at 900 by lunch getting up there guys…my tummy is stretching in my attempts to eat 2000!

11/14/09 Activities

bought a puppy with my bf, and played with my puppy with my bf :D

11/14/09 Symptoms

poo poo poo…sorry is that too graphic…other than that..I have been waking up with my cough for like an hour, then it subsides...I sneeze a few times in the morning, and blow my nose a few times..

Thanks a lot for reading!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

MACORONI & CHZ PLZ!

Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 10…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

MACORONI & CHZ PLZ!

Day 8 11/14/09…(356 to go)

No wonder I woke up at 7am I slept 13 hours last night. Thought I was not going to be able to go to yoga this morning, but the restaurant Cru is closed today...DUH!

Snow globe yoga was once again mind blowing…I was the only one so it was all about me (did I mention this is yoga by donation..so u shud tots come)…since I have been having a stiff lower back and hamstrings I asked to concentrate on those…not sure if that was a bad or good idea haha…why u ask…CUZ IT HURT & IT WAS HARD…(btw I am a big big baby). While we were lying there, a little puppy just came right up to us to say hello, the birds were chirping, and the church bells sounded, so relaxing, so amazing…LOVE yoga by donation in the park with chloe!

Opened the fridge to make my salad wrap for lunch again, it was super jummy (in my bf’s Peruvian accent voice)….I’m up to 850 …gonna at least try to hit 1000 cals today. Back to when I opened the fridge door….I saw the cheese..this was the 1st time I was like …PUT IT IN MY MOUTH PLEASE!!!...I seriously thought about eating just a little bit and not telling you guys, but I seriously didn’t.

Went to work at Chaya in Downtown LA (seriously one of my favorite places to eat and drink when on my sad diet)…also another reason why it is now hard to work there ;)…and today was the 1st time that I seriously started thinking about other foods…just like Yumm that looks good, and ooh look at that….YA KNOW WHAT..i tots forgot that my most favorite food in the world is macaroni and chz…that should def be numero uno on my list for surzies…and guess what, we sell the most delicious one there…so needless to say, I served it like 20 million times last night and I wanted to pour it all over my face!!

Got home ate a pear and an apple, then crashed so hard, I forgot I fell asleep.

11/13/09 meal analysis

breakfast, takin everyones advice, made a 7 date, 2 banana smoothie…A little sweet for my taste but it got me up to 600 cals for breakfast…1027 cals for the day mission accomplished!

11/13/09 Activities

snow globe yoga, and cocktail waitressing…pretty productive day.

11/13/09 Symptoms

I POOED! Seriously like 5 or 6 times, I had to make up for lost time ya know…No need to worry any more readers.. Generally feeling quit good…drinking lots of water in the morning and in between meals.

Thanks a lot for reading!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Slumber Party

Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 9…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Slumber Party

Day 7 11/13/09…(357 to go)

Dang 9 am Yesterday…doin good….getting those hours in I like, and deserve ;)… We woke up to the dog symphony outside our window, so I bet I woulda slept longer…I have been waking up slightly groging….or better word heavy headed.

My Bf and I went to go get coffee at our favorite coffee place, Intelligencia… sad face….it smelled so lovely inside…You see, you have to go on just living your normal life. I can’t say to my bf “no I’m not going anywhere with you because I don’t eat that, drink that, do that” whatever…. I gotta still keep his wants into consideration, so to the coffee shop we go…..Lucklily for me we live in a sorta healthy little area. (Echo Parl/Silverlake), and there are tons of juice shops, vegan spots, raw spots etc….so I went down the street to Nature Well, and got a 20z OJ for breakfast….

Had to do a lot of business stuff today so there really isn’t much to talk about… kinda just snacked all day cuz I was in my house the whole time.

Was taking a nap around 6pm and was supoooosed to get up at 9pm, when my bf went to band practice (plug here http://www.myspace.com/thelieofficial ….LOL) but I was so sleepy and slept through the night till 7am…crazlesss!

11/12/09 meal analysis

20 oz oj, 1 pear, 2 persimmons, 1 guava, 3 kiwi …slept through dinner :/

11/12/09 Activities

nada! Had to get all this work done by 4pm…was going to go for a run after my nap, but as you can see, my nap turned into a full blown out slumber!

11/12/09 Symptoms

woke up feeling refreshed…still didn’t poo…getting worried!

Muchas Gracias for reading!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Foofy Hippie Stuff


Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 8…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Foofy Hippie Stuff

Day 6 11/12/09…(358 to go)

Yesterday I woke up at 8am…Woooo hooooo!. But, I was soooo sore from yoga, it was tear jercking. I had the craziest dreams as well, which is weird cuz I usua only have those when I eat a big cooked meal before I go to bed? Was really thirsty, drank ¼ of water out of my vitalizing crystal water jug… I’m not generally into the super hippie mystical stuff, but you can really feel the zing! in this water…I will let you know how I feel as I continue to drink out of it.

I went grocery shopping again as my fruit supply was running low….I went to get like 3 things, and ended up spending 222.77 !!!WHAT!!! again I did buy some extra cool stuff. I got a hand held orange juicer for when I make dressings, I got a dry brush cause I have heard such awesome results from them, and a whole bunch of other stuff for the hosue, soap, napkins, etc. …oh and of course some food for my non-raw bf….luv ya honey.

Theeeeen, I got a facial from my friend ally pants at “le Pink” in silverlake….it was so amazing and relaxing, she is the best, my skin looks great….so shiny and clean (is that so not 811 or what…but whatever I’m a girl and I like this foofy stuff :D…

Made an awesome wrap for lunch….Collard green, mixed greens, sunflower sprouts, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sundried tomatoe/olive tapenade, and a tiny bit of avo. It was really good, but it is soo true, if you do not eat fruit before your meal, you crave sweets right after…u just really want something sweet!

Took a nap from 4-9, Made my sweet pea some dinner, we watched “Weekend at Bernies”…talked for a while, and went to bed…

Shopping List:

Frzn strawberries 1.99

Frzn peaches 2.99

Frzn cherry 2.99

4 persian cucs 1.92

3 comice pears 3.10

2 avos 2.50

2 lb papaya 3.45

1 lb bananas 2.35

collard greens 1.99

1.64 lb apples 2.44

1.75 lb grapes 6.90 woah I had no idea they were so much!

5 kiwi 3.45

vine ripened tomatoes 12.34…yikes…the signs totally got me, I thought they were way less….so lame.

Haas avos 5.99

Medjool dates 6.29

Total 60.69

I spent about 60 4 days ago…so am I gonna spend 60 bux every 4 days woah! That’s about $450 a month on food, not including the occasional outside meal, juice, or smoothie….I don’t know about you guys, but I spent waaaay more when I ate cooked food, going out to resturaunts I easily spent 40 bux a day on myself.

11/11/09 meal analysis

ate 2 oranges, and 2 bananas for breakfast in a smoothie, thought I was going to have a fruit salad after that, just couldn’t do it, too full, once again. Had a pear at noon, had a salad wrap at 4, had a persimmon at 11. Got my calories a tad bit higher today, so I am gettin’ there folks. Up top is a photo of a persimmon (just in case u don't know what that is)

11/11/09 Activities

didn’t do anything today, my muscles were crying for a day off.

11/11/09 Symptoms

Feeling light headed this morning :/ haven’t went #2 in 2 days…that is super weird right! I feel a little tired still…not really craving anything paticullar, and not missing cooked food at all. Felt a bit off all day long. Gonna try the calorie packed date smoothie tomorrow for breakfast…after I work out…HOPEFULLY, that will get me on calorie track!

Thanks much for reading!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pretty Normal Day, Pretty Normal Blog...

Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 7…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Day 5 11/11/09…(360 to go)

Yesterday I woke up again at 6am…arrgggh. I really miss sleeping, it is one of my most favorite things..they shoulda had that as a line in the sound of music. I did go to bed early tho, like 8:30 ..i was tired, don’t know if it is because of too little calories, or yoga for the 1st time in ages?

Got up drank a orange/banana/blueberry smoothie. Went to yoga, once again, it was epic…today I was sore! So I was not as good at holding the poses, or the form, I probably looked like an old lady that couldn’t get up after she’s fallen ;(

Chloe & her friend the sweet things that they are brought me a water jug, with vitalizing crystals in it. Soooo sweet (teen girl squad voice …u have to know what I’m talking about …http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgs9.html…..sooo funny)

Got some good advise about getting enough calories…”Eat higher density fruit” she says…DUH…. in the mean time, i hope my stomach stretches so I don't waste away to practically nothing.

Ate a banana, Went to work at 4pm, I was surprisingly not that tempting (I work with booze and sushi both hit top of the charts), ate a banana when I got home, went to bed at 12 with the hopes that I would sleep in later.

Pretty normal day, pretty normal blog. Sorry.

11/10/09 meal analysis

Still only at 800 cals, but…I am going to listen to my body. Slowly but surely my stomach will stretch, as I get over this cold, and detox I think I will be able to eat more…Let’s see how it goes, shall we.

11/10/09 Activities

so hard to do yoga today, I was so sore from yesterday, I couldn’t do a chata ranga to save my life! I did 2 hours of yoga.

11/10/09 Symptoms

Coughing so much I have a four pack (no freakin kidding), still blowing my nose…, lying in bed, I was getting this strange hot pain right where your nose and eyebrow meet all day.

Thanks much for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions, or comments!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

To Force Feed, or not to Force Feed, that is the question?


Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 6…my journey in becoming 100% LoFat Raw Vegan, meaning eating 80% or more of my calorie intake from carbs >10% Fat, >10% protein.

Day 4 11/10/09…(361 to go) Earth shattering YOGA!

I think of the most brilliant things to type about right when I wake up ,,,but the second I get out of bed, poof they are gone..so here is my blog for yesterday...

Got up drank a strawberry/papaya smoothie, and ate a bowl of strawberries and papaya in my attempt to get in all the calories I need.

Then OMFG, I went to yoga this morning at 10:30am in Echo Park. My friend Chloe was the teacher, and she does it on a donation basis. It was such a beautiful day ..as chloe put it, “it feels like we are in a snow globe looking out”…laying on our yoga mats it really did

She taught the best yoga class I have ever taken, could this be because there were only two students, and she was very attentive to my every pose?…(small meek voice) yes, but never the less, she was very informative, and explained every pose very well. I never had to lift my head up, I knew exactly what to do and when to do it….if ay of folks out there, live near me and want to join…JOIN

I came back and was staaarving. So I made a smoothie, while I made my lunch (in my continuous attempt to fully feed myself)…I felt like a glutton while eating the bowl of fruit. I was sitting there, literally watching the food baby in my belly grow.

Later that day….~~~Stacey I say to myself “just admit your addicted dang it”

Places to avoid:

If you have seen my top 20 list (blog entry # 1), then you know I should not be going to the movies…they have Coke, they have candy, they have popcorn, they have ice cream, and they even have pizzzzza. So why am I torturing myself by going to this place on my 3rd day. Loco in la cabeza…That’s why! …….moving on with mi vida loca…

Made dinner, a salad soup…it was hard to swallow…tip to newbies…stick to the recipe book until you know what works.

11/09/09 meal analysis

Above is my analysis; again I did not get enough calories today (should eat 1800-2000). How can I possibly eat enough calories if 1. I get so full so fast. And 2….I’m not hungry??? I force-feed myself dinner, and it just felt wrong, I went to bed with stomach cramps. From now on I am just going to listen to my body and eat when I am hungry… I am sure as I detox, my hunger will rise.

11/09/09 Activities

15 min walk to yoga, 1 ½ hour yoga, 15 min walk back …not a lazy bum anymore

11/09/09 Symptoms

Still coughing, still blowing my nose…, I’m sleepy…I think I need to eat more… My mouth has cleared up, and my tongue is nice and pink. Cramps have subsided THANK THE LORD! Oh and I peed like 20 million times, which is said to be good. I got one small little blemish on the side of my chin…which is a lot better than what I use to get around this time of month!

I think I need an editor.

A thanks again for reading, & there is no charge for awesomeness (in kung fu ninja voice hiya).\

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views. ***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com. **** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Monday, November 9, 2009

THE BRIDAL SHOWER w/ CRAMPS! (in a big scary font & deep ominous voice)



Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 5

THE BRIDAL SHOWER w/ CRAMPS! (in a big scary font & deep ominous voice)

Day 3 11/09/09…(362 to go)

I started off the day eaaaarlY. I woke up at 5 am…I immediately started feeling menstrual cramps …boooo hooo…. I am victim to the kind where it feels like you have piranhas eating your uterus, simultaneously the back of my legs feel like I have been in the yoga pose warrior 3 for about 2 hours….I loathe the day I start my period, and can not wait for these symptoms to subside (in a cherry voice “from my High water, lo fat, lo protein, whole, fresh, ripe, FRUIT & VEGGIE DIET!!!!”).

Bridal shower goes like this:

Show up to see all my friends, and every one light heartedly & loving laugh…”oh here’s Stacey with her bag of fruit” …I brought mangos, and strawberries…Incidentally the girls I don’t know show up late, and I get weird stares from peering eyes. One girl actually looked like she wanted to kill my strawberry …my poor little beautiful innocent strawberry….my strawberry said..don’t kill my, im so shiny and red, and I taste so good …especially with mango!... The bridal shower was great, friends, and laughter, always a nice time! I sat there, and ate my mango and strawberries, while everyone enjoyed their eggs & bacon, or what have you. The only thing that I was really jealous over was the bottomless mimosa for $7.50 (what a steal)…but I had my water with lemon, and tried not to think about it.

BUT THEN…we go back to my b.f.f.skies (aka devils advocate) house, and she had cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, as well as cookies, more mimosas, followed by a big cheese pizza delivery (and if anyone paid attention to my top 20 cheese & pizza are very high up there) …OH THE PAIN….and the rest of the day went like this, Them: “Drink a mimosa”, Me: no thanks, really, Them: ok how about just some OJ, Me: no thanks, I only drink fresh juice. (20 mins later) Them: I wish you would have a mimosa, Me: Did you read my blog?

Ha, it was all with loving-kindness tho, so no worries gurls, I love ya, I know you are truly supporting me!

I learned how to tweet on my new blackberry (shoulda just got an iphone but that’s a whole separate blog entirely), then I was getting hungry, tired & just had to bounce!

11/08/09 meal analysis

Above is my analysis, again I did not eat enough today. I get so full so fast.

Activities

Sitting, talking, laughing :/

Symptoms

My coughs are now really dry, my nose is not so runny, but still needs to be blown here and there…I’m sleepy, perhaps that is also because of my really random sleeping patterns. My mouth tastes bad, and I'm getting this weird heat in my ear when I turn my head in the morning, cramps literally lasted all day.

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.

***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.

**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It’s easiest when you are at home.


Fruit is Stacey’s Friend...blog entry # 4

It’s easiest when you are at home.

Day 2 11/8/09…(363 to go)

Today’s post will be short, as my other blogs are quit long, and I don’t want to overwhelm people, but I did promise a lot of information, with any luck I will be able to keep up my stamina.

Meal analysis11/07/09

Above is my analysis, and the pics of my snacks….I was so hungry when I got back from shopping I forgot to take a pick of my strawberry/papaya salad (sorry).

I realize I totally did not eat enough, but I am getting over a cold, and you really aren’t supposed to eat at all until you are entirely better…so I don’t have the hugest appetite. Also, my stomach needs to stretch…slowly but surely I will be able to eat 7-9 pounds of fruit a day OO

My cronometer isn’t working ….so maybe nutridiary will have to do L

Activities 11/07/09

Yesterday I was laaaaazzzY. After shopping I did nothing but eat, and promote my blog on websites…then I took that 6 hour nap, then I ate some grapes, and hit the sac. Once this cold kicks, I am sure working out won’t be as tough..but who knows I do likes sitting on that couch

Symptoms 11/07/09

Still just coughing away, runny nose, and sleepy. My hands are a little shaky, & I'm cold!

I am off to a bridal shower, with lots of food, champagne, all sorts of other temptations, including the devils advocate (you know who you are)…So I need an extra boost of strength, and a whole lotta luck!

One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.

***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.

**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Part Two ….Weigh In & Measurements

















Part Two ….Weigh In & Measurements

Ok so it’s 10pm, I just woke up from a 6 hour nap…WHAT!?! This has kinda been an on going thing/habit (I dunno) since I got back from Italy. So don’t really think it is the affect of my 1st day haha, but I did say I’d share all of my symptoms good or bad, so there you go….oh and one more thing. My mouth was a bit sour.

Even tho it is 10pm, I am dedicated, and will continue on…I need to muster up some energy and do my measurements.

Height = 5 feet 7 1/2 inches

Weight = 122 lbs

BMI= 19.11

Body fat percentage= 9.8% from my scale (unless i'm just an idiot and have no idea how to work my own scale, totally plausible....22.87% from nutridiary...I believe nutridiary!

Neck= 11.875

Bicep= 10

Forearm= 8.75

Waist= 26.25

Hips= 37.5

Thigh 22.5

Calf= 12.75

Temperature= 97.4 (I’m cold…literally, the window is open in my room, I don’t know if that has anything to do with it)

Above will soon be my before pictures…(yup puttin’ myself on blast…now you all can see my not so nice bits….this is a little ridiculing, so please don’t be too harsh)…But! it’s all for the good of humanity, and I am sure there are people out there, that will appreciate this, if not today, someday..Hopefully!

I am hoping that the lines in my forehead, and around my mouth will subside, that the bottom half of my body will become more in proportion with the top, and now to the dreadful part of my body I wish did not exist (for me or any other woman)...I have lived with this since the age of 13, and I seriously!!! weighed 80lbs then, (and i had cellulite, no kidding).....I want that frightful the amount of cellulite to drastically decrease!!!!

I wish I had money to get my blood work done….wouldn’t that be an epic addition to my updates.

Next weigh in & measurements will be on December 5th!

Tomorrow will be my 1st calorie/nutrient & exercise analysis of what I ate and performed today 11/7/2009…so hold tight!

Thanks for Reading!

Stacey

p.s. any tips from experienced 80/10/10ers are welcome!

p.p.s. One Request, (as I learned from a great mentor) Please praise publicly, and criticize privately. In length, if you like what I am saying please share it with everyone by posting a comment beneath the post, but if you disapprove of what I have posted, please email me privately, and I will be happy to discuss our points of views.

***The advertisements on this page, in no way represent me, or what I am writing about. They are chosen randomly by google.com.

**** I am not a doctor, and am in no way advising that any person should do as I do.