How can you not reblog this seriously.
I love these!
This warms my heart more than if it were human victims.
Today is the second time I’ve eaten watermelon for breakfast and not had reflux! 😊😊😊
Side note: I’ve also decided that instead of putting 1L of water in my morning smoothies I’m going to start just drinking the litre of h20 before I have a smoothie/ other breakfasting option.
I’ve been really sick lately and couldn’t eat anything, I’m back on fruit now but have totally lost my desire for bananas. 😞 weird. So I’m mostly having grapes and mangos. Maybe once I have my full appetite I will be able to smash the narnars. ..
For my second cooked meal of the week…sushi with raw veg - tomato, cucumber, beetroot, avocado & spinach. Yummy for me AND the omnivore bf was impressed too.
Currently experimenting with about 2(ish) cooked meals per week (usually dinner) more than 3 and I don’t feel so good. I find if I combine correctly and keep hydrated I’m ok with it, and it allows good social flexibility which keeps me happy :)
Oh hello tumblr, haven’t seen you in a while…
'um, yeah, like excuse me, Wtf have you been doin?'
Well, I guess I have been off in the wilderness just finding balance in this lifestyle- tra lala lala …
iv been experimenting with cooked food more, exercise levels, types of food, meal times etc etc etc.
I say finding balance because things have not been as balanced -my lifestyle had changed a bit since moving in with my none vegan bf. I could go on and on about every detail but that would be an effing shit load to read and probably kinda boring for you guys so I will try to keep it to the point.
I do think though it’s important for people to share this transition phase (between detox and the home stretch) in some detail bc it’s a time where many lose their way a bit and become disillusioned with the lifestyle…
Aka: start to lose their mind a bit and feel bat shit crazy bc things are a bit well not where they want to be yet.
I think there is this idea that bc you’re on this healthy lifestyle that even when things aren’t so smooth that you’re still meant feel emotionally blissed out like a monk mid nirvana, and it’s not the case. As you seek balance with this lifestyle your entire body is also seeking balance, possibly including hormonally, (did I say bat shit crazy?) which I have been dealing with. Not fun, but it’s all apart of the process and before you read on what every you’re going through, even if you can’t find anyone else who had gone through it, don’t worry, everyone’s journey is different, and if you’re struggling like i am, know that most people who are now lean healthy fit fruitarians also struggled, but they persevered and got better- and so will you… AND SO WILL I! :) :) let’s fucking do this shit! Let’s get shit hot and healthy as fuck! Ain’t nobody got time for this fat, aging, cancer bool shid!
So debrief of the last 4 or 5 mnths:
Exercise wise my training has not been as frequent still 3x/week though usually running. I stopped resistance work that I was going a while back bc I felt like I was getting to muscular all over and prefer a more feminine look. I’m a mesomorph so I naturally have good muscle. I’m not doing my usual interval stuff as much bc I don’t have my treadmill any more, so it’s been mainly out side running about 8kms each time.
Food wise, cooked food even when low fat I don’t feel my best on, I bloat, I feel heavy, I get constipated, less energy and it affects my mood. Depending on how many times a week & how well I digest it, determines how severe the effects. Keeping cooked meals to 2x week I think works ok for me-it allows me more social freedom which makes me happy so I figure as long as I make smart choices it’s worth it. I know I’m ok with corn pasta, rice, quinoa. Cooked veg poor anything to complicated for some reason just never goes down well though.
I also found hard veggies like carrot also interrupt my digestion.
….also had a realisation that even if I do eat 811, if my digestion isn’t flowing I’m not going to lose weight or feel as good bc instead of my body using that energy to repair shit, it’s using the it on digestion. Which i figure is why I havnt noticed any body fat changes lately.
If anything I think I’m holding a bit more fluid than normal. Possibly due to some hormonal disruptions that I’ve noticed - more cramping, more fluid retention, mood swings, heavier bleeding AND really sore boobies!!!
:’( So that has not been fun at ALL! Waaaaa
BUT! one good improvement is that my skin is heaps clearer! wooooo! I started taking a supplement to help my liver- I was reading up about its importance for detoxing, fat removal and also clearing excess estrogen from the body. So though I eventually want to be without supplements (apart from b12) I figure it’s helped my face look less like I lost a fight with a pizza. So yay for me! I had acne all over my chin almost a whole year! I have also been experiencing cravings for vegetables and not wanting to eat sweet fruit. So I guessed I’ve been low in some minerals and as chronometre tells me I am not eating enough greens! I’ve temporally also started taking zinc and magnesium for various reasons. But aim to up my greens…. soft greens. (Am I the only one who is picturing a cos lettuce in a tux pretending to be James bond right now?)
Another good thing I’ve kept up is staying of bread and peanut butter and keeping my coffee to 1 cup per week!
Other things I’m working on is:
- not eating late (after 7 pm) ideally dinner at 5.30 is best for me.
-use chronometre more to make sure I eat enough and keeping fat low 5-10%
-drinking more water, I feel good when I drink 3+L, digestion is better, more energy.
- getting to bed at 10pm, my face is less puffy, digestion and energy better.
- Exercise regularly, already every 2nd day minimum. I don’t feel as good when I miss 2 days on a row. Going to try doing Monday to Friday to keep my weekends free and see how that works
- Keeping salt low, all over fluid retention less. Also adding in bikram yoga to help get excess sodium out of my body.
- adding greens to every meal, spinach in smoothies, lettuce to wrap up fruit, Bigger dinner salads etc.
- eating more fruit and soft greens in general. Using chronometre regularly I can see on days I don’t eat 2000 calories, I, without realizing it, eat higher fat foods later the day and want cooked food.
- morning exercise, it would suit my new lifestyle better to exercise on the mornings most days, I find a can’t run well on no food so my aim is to do bikram 3x/week on the mornings and run 2x/week the evenings.
- also decided to try self injecting b12, I didn’t realise I could get it over the counter here so that’s mission today actually.
I think that’s it, so I hope my sharing has helped you to feel better about whatever bumps the road you’re driving over right now.
I have to constantly remind myself that I will get there I just have keep improving habits and repair body first. Even though sometimes im like ‘EFFING FUCKING FECKING FECK! WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR ME NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO HAVE THIS MUCH EFFING TROUBLE, WHY CANT I JUST EAT RAW TILL 4 AND LOOK LIKE A GODDESS! EEERRRGH’
I just have to take a chill pause say you’re doing ok keys just objectivly observe what I’m doing and think ‘what would freelees advice be here?’ And i usually know the answer.
Oh god the truth is utterly shameful and well, rather sad really.
The Cutest Little hedgehog in the World
Focus on the photographic series Shota Tsukamoto with his hedgehog elected the world’s cutest. Based in Japan, she staged an original and fun way her adorable hedgehog 3 years old.
this hedgehog is more photogenic then most people.
yummy spinach for improved blood quality and potentially improved performance :)
so its been a while since iv put words on this thing, mainly because i havnt had anything to sook about! which is good! iv been working hard on keeping the fat intake super super low, water intake high -about 3L on a good day, and staying off the cooked carbs like bread and also coffee -which im doing pretty good at :) yay for me…iv havnt been counting calories, but i did mention previously i found it hard to give up things like bread because i wasn’t getting enough fruit calories in (largely due to my dismal student budget! :-/) but iv been using dates and coconut sugar to up my calories an keep me away from the naughties- and its worked well so far - im slightly smaller around my waist and legs and even my cheeks are a little less full!- i feel like when i look in the mirror i look a little bit prettier…naw! so that’s put a nice bounce in my step lately :) :) iv also added some hard intensity exercises to my regular routine - about 1-2x week iv added plyometrics and HIIT resistance/circuit style stuff - its tough but fun and my butt and legs are more toned :) happy faces all round!!
iv been slipping up lately on the fats (avocado, olives, and dark chocolate!) and some cooked food (omg baked beans actually are really good! kill me!) and coffee- i think mainly because i havnt been sleeping enough for the last 2 weeks - my own fault! so its REFOCUS TIME! i find i have these dips every so often - i try not to beat myself up about it - its totally normal-i just have to admit to myself that iv had a dip (dip sounds much nicer than ‘fucking up’ or ‘fallen off the wagon’ -bc its not like that at all- im still on the wagon with flying fucking colours really, im just not stirring as straight as i was before!) so yes admit it to yourself, realise its not the end of the world, and recognise the improvements to be made- your next baby step goals!
I sit myself down, tell me how well im doing and how far iv come, give myself some compliments, you know a little positive warm and fuzzy self talk, and then ask me what i want to improve next:
- continue to drink 3L of water consistently each day working up to 4L
- get back off the fats - keep them to the evening meal only if desired
- get more sleep - earlier to bed 10pm wake at 7am or later
- get back onto keeping off things like baked beans and other cooked items- stop picking so i dont get the craving for it
- get off the coffee - limit to 1 or 2 on the weekend.
* buy a water filter so my water is easier to drink
* continue to have lots of dates, coconut sugar, bananas and greens to fill up on.
i also want this lifestyle to have flexibility - i want to be able to go out on the weekends and have a cooked vegan meal and not die from crippling stomach pain, so i do every so often have a cooked meal while im out just to test the waters so to speak - i do obviously notice a difference in my digestion and also my energy the following day (which helps reinforce how this way of eating is the way for me)- sometimes iv had a bit of pain, sometimes just a bit of bloating…i think as i get further into this lifestyle my digestion will be able to cope better with it. i hope. Im not purist and believe socially its important to be flexible in this way, its very important emotionally to have flexibility in the way you live your life, which includes your eating habits. i have recently acquired a male friend ;) wink wink and have realised its become very important for me personally to follow 80/10/10 very closely during the week so when i do go out for dinner once a week or out for a drink etc it doesnt hault my progress and i don’t feel bad about it.