Day 14 Food Reboot

Unique Events for the Day:  4 days of USDA organic food bought tonight for week #3 of the diet.  Week 3 is said to be the hardest week and based on all the veggies I bought tonight, it’s going to be interesting…

 

Waking Up:  Went to bed at 10:30 & got up at 5:00am with the right leg / buttock area of inflammation with moderate shooting pains.  Back stiffness was prevalent throughout entire back plus the feeling of body aches all over.  I’ve had this feeling before and this could be as simple as changing my office chair back pillow with the foam support I used from the chiropractor yesterday.  I will be using the pillow on the backside of my chair today.  Tried to go to bed at 5:30am with a cold pack on my mid-side & shoulder areas which seems to have helped.  I will apply a heating pad on the neck today.  Got up & out of bed around 6:45am battling the shooting pains down the right leg / buttock area.

Chiropractor: Head weights 2X per day (10 min. morning & evening) + Denny roll 2X in morning & evening (20 min.)

Morning Physical Symptom Check:  My normal stiff lower & less mid-back (moderate stiffness).

Smoothie Recipe (Banana, Mango, Papaya & Strawberry Smoothie Recipe)
•1 banana
•1 carrot
•2 slices of pineapple (makes around 1 1/2 cups)
•1 Cup of sunflower sprouts
•1 Cup Spinach
•2 Cups of Rainbow Swiss Chard
•Almond Butter 1 Tablespoon
•Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)
•3 to 4 ounces of filtered water
Synopsis of Smoothie:  Smoothie was at a good amount of thickness.  Although you can taste the pineapple & acidity, it doesn’t overpower the drink due to the peanut butter.  I couldn’t taste any berries, carrot, or the other 4 cups of vegetables.   Makes less than 2 1/2 glassfuls.
Mid-morning Snack:  Handful of almonds, walnuts, craisins, 4 dried figs, and a Brasil nut
Lunch Menu:  Tomato Soup + 2 Collard Wraps & Pineapple
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Collard Green Wraps (2) Includes:

Collard Green Roll-up Directions: To roll the collard green, remove the bottom stem by making a “V” cut & start to roll from the “V” cut end.
Synopsis of Lunch: Everything tasted OK, but it’s a start to much better tasting collard green wraps.

 

 

 

Dinner Menu:  Salad, Shrimp Curry & Eggplant w/ Veggies (Whole Foods)

  • Salad – Snow Peas, broccoli, romaine lettuce, radishes shredded, shredded carrots, carrot dressing
  • Shrimp Curry – Can’t remember, but didn’t have any starches
  • Eggplant w/ Veggies – Eggplant, jalapeno, peppers, squash
  • 2 hours later I had handful of sunflower seeds, almonds, 1 dried fig & macadamia nuts

Synopsis of Meal:  The eggplant had a kick and it was a nice change of pace with the curry.  Salad was a standard raw meal.

Evening inflammation check:  Feeling tired mainly throughout the day.  My A.S. was acting up & got progressively better as the day progressed.  It took me 2 naps to get things going better.  The main issue is the body aches & some shooting pains.  I hope to get a better sleep tonight.  I’m also hoping to see more out of my body in week #3.

Gas / Bloating Check:  Better today than yesterday, but still prevalent.  Using fennel helps a lot when it acts up.

  • Ivoneia Conceicao

    I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. Mark 11:23

    You are doing a great job, keeping talking TO your mountain !

  • jamie

    OMG, what a great blog!!! You are helping everyone understand how complicated our understanding of everything we once thought was right is maybe wrong?
    Now,
    Lets review a few things.
    1.Your digestive system is inflamed.
    Big shot twice a day 30 min before eating!
    2. You have a sick bowel.
    Take fiber twice per day with PROPER amount of WATER!!! 1 hour after meal or 1.5 hours before meal but NOT with big shot.
    3. All foods from restaurants are processed and not raw organic.
    I know this is hard, but you will find the best success on the ACTUAL 21 day transition and then you will be alkalized and ready to continue on to the STRONGER smoothies and foods. Your body is detoxing from all the wrong foods and sugar is the worst. Some recommend NO sugar for a year!! Remember the body has been in a constant state of defending itself and is worn out. The best is to “rest” the system! The reason smoothies are so popular is because you don’t have to digest the foods, they go into system with little to no digestion.
    4. HCL try taking the HCL only when eating whole foods not smoothies as you do not really need digestive help for the smoothie.
    5. Chiropractor
    I’m glad you are on hiatus for a while. Info I read says the constant manipulation and pushing-pulling of these exercises and other things you are doing CAUSE more inflammation. I’m not saying stop, i’m just saying that walking, heat pad and ice when needed, are Gods answer to expensive Dr. visits….now wait a minute I know you have grown to love this guy and he has helped you manage so far ,…but I’m sure glad you are going to take a rest and let your body heal! If the Denny roll hurts, then stop for a while until the inflammation goes down. Imagine a raw spot and now imagine pushing or rubbing on that raw spot. You get the picture. Once the inflammation or “raw” spot goes away, then yes, it is now time to stimulate the blood flow into the distressed area to promote healing.
    Lastly, you are a miracle. NO MAN HAS EVER BEEN THIS COMMITTED!!!!!
    You will see results and you will succeed at everything you do, why?, you ask, because you are committed to your health and happiness!
    We love you man!

    • brianzajac

      Thanks for the advice and encouragement. There are days that reading these comments give me encouragement to move on. I’ll change up the HCL in my blog & I won’t start back on the home traction until the 21 day reboot is over. Keep on the lookout for Day 22 as I am making adjustments from the reboot. And, as always, I applaud your commitment & knowledge. I wouldn’t have made it this far had it not been for you, Nicki, & Neia.