Waking Up: Went ballroom dancing last night & went to sleep around 11:30pm. I slept straight until 6am, then 6:45, then got up at 7:45am.
Morning Physical Symptom Check: My normal stiff back (moderate stiffness), turning my head all the way to the left I feel it a bit sore, Some inflammation on the left hip (I have to rotate it to feel it). My right hip feels 2X the pain as the left but it’s still moderate. The only real cause of concern now is that I’m starting to get that shooting pain in my right hip area as I get out of bed. Also, my chest breathing wasn’t as good as it was a few days ago. Lastly, the flatulence seems to be gone.
Smoothie Recipe (Pineapple-Mango-Avocado Smoothie Recipe)
•2 cups pineapple, cubed
•2 mangos, peeled and pitted
•1/4 large avocado, pitted and peeled
•4 cups organic kale, chopped
•6 to 8 ounces of filtered water
• Bee Pollen (1 Tablespoon)
- Vegetable Cream Cheeze (it’s made from Soy, not dairy)
- Spinach (3 cups)
- Garlic Cloves (2)
- Sun Dried Tomatoes (1 Cup)
- 2 Tomatoes & Some Cherry Tomatoes
- EVOO (2 Tbsp)
- Dates (2) Soaked for a few minutes
- Garlic (1 Tbsp)
Run the Omni blender for 60 seconds.
Slice Zucchini (1) by cutting in 1/2 longways. Then slice longways with a mandolin or V-slicer. I have no idea what those are. So I used whatever slicer I had available. Roll up the slices with the cream cheeze (put cheeze on end) & then add tomato sauce on top. While it “worked” I think an easier solution would be to lay the zucchini on it’s side & cut into 1/4″ slices. Then make it like mini sandwiches – zucchini slice, cream cheeze, zucchini slice, tomato sauce, zucchini slice.
Synopsis of Lunch: While it’s a good meal, you need to add a warm meal like soup or something else to compliment it. An hour+ later I’ve noticed going to the bathroom & increasing flatulence. Could it be the soy?
- Ahi Tuna Grilled
- Peppercorn, Olive Oil, Topped with Mustard & Balsamic
- Roasted / Grilled Sweet Peppers (6)
- Avocado (1/2) Raw w/ Lime / Pepper / Himalayan Salt
- Steamed Brocolli (1/2 bunch)
- 1/4 Chocolate bar with Almond Butter (Desert)
A cooked meal! Oh how I missed you. Very tasty and the avocado was surprisingly good with the tuna.
The body is still having a tough time with gas & bloating. At this point, you don’t want to be living with me. Embarrassing yes, but necessary to reboot the digestion system. However, I am going to confirm with Jamie that all is OK.
As a side note, it’s been quite a challenge finding foods I can eat. Even on a raw diet I have to be careful with starches. For example, the yams yesterday. I’m might still be paying for that today, but it’s way too early to tell. Also remembering the supplements is going to be difficult with the meetings and things I need to accomplish next week. Having this blog plus the support has really helped me out. If someone else is reading this & is interested in doing this, have support available by the 4th or 5th day and be ready for your body to send you rejections after the 3rd day (if not sooner).
Evening inflammation check: Mild pain in the right thigh (back area), but it’s at a 1 – 2 out of 10. And, as usual, the pain increases when I do my head weights & Denny roll (chiropractic work 2X per day)
Digestion: Flatulence was was in full-effect after lunch. I also took 5 bathroom breaks, but 3 of them were under a minute. Got to get in & out & get on with my life.
Neck Issue Check (Evening): This is pretty much all healed. Dull pain when I turn my head to the left. In the future I’m grabbing the heating pad sooner!
As a side note, I know why God had me buy the appliances on black Friday. For me, this is a first – my fridge is full! And yes, I am one person. If you’ve got a family, invest in another fridge as you’re going to need it being on this lifestyle change. Off to the left, I have fruit juices (which I’m eliminating most as it’s not needed anymore), eggs, probiotics & some miscellaneous items. The rest is fruit & vegetables (mostly organic). The bins are full (except the bottom one).