Monday, March 17, 2008
I had a great weekend. I came back and was ecstatic. I wanted experiences. I went for the unconducive ones, you know, foods that I was letting go of.
Well, I did have an enjoyable conversation about food for a long time, sharing. My friend was curious, and interested. He was finding common ground, asking about fruit and about which ones he tried and liked, and how he eats them. He told me about prosciutto wrapped around melon, and I was baffled. They are opposites on the digestive spectrum! It was fun to hear about all the kinds of foods he tried and of his adventures. I appreciated the conversation.
Well, I came back from the trip with my sis and bro-in-law and had conversations with them as well. I admired how they also are health-minded and worked out together. I also liked how my bro-in-law chews his food very well. They had funny stories: My sister left the car while her hubby had his cheek pouch full of a bite of food, and she went in and ate her burrito quickly and came back to the car, and his cheek was still full of the same bite. lol.
That next day I was ready for adventures of my own. I did not go for the smart ones. I went and got a unique tailored-to-me dish at a restaurant with lots of fresh veggies and noodles. They gave me such a great price and were super generous with the portions, with extras! I was very high with happy thoughts. I just channeled it in a way that I would not be interested in keeping up. I had more items of foods later. That evening, I felt the acids of the foods, and recognized this activity was sending me back to where I came from, and it was unpleasant to be toxic. I went more into this way of eating, and then I felt the folly of it all. I was glad, so that I can come to the track of what it is I want.
Today I have been having fresh fruit. Tomorrow my plan is to go to a beach, and to have a fasting session. I have all week. My cousins are coming over today, and I want to be there for this event, and then I'm leaving tomorrow. I am bringing Arnold Ehret's Rational Fasting, a couple items of clothing, shampoo (I'm still on this for now), and water. I like being on water, so as to appreciate everything I have been given, to feel the work taking place in my body. I do trust the long-term fruitarians who share the insight that water is not for human consumption. It does make sense, that rain returns to the soil for plants, and fruit is just right for humans. It is only because I rebelled that I want to go back the way I came into it, with a self-purification via fasting, and drinking water so that I can rest from food for longer. I am grateful.
Peace and love,
Thursday, March 13, 2008
of having stuff that made me swell up. wow I was puffed up like a balloon. I sucked that water in and held onto it. I was tired at night, real tired. It was harder to wake up. That's salt, that's compromised stuff I had that was not good for the jolly life force that was shining forth, but that was interesting to have with a group of people for enjoyment. It would have been fine if I had been having that all along, but I hadn't, and so I look at me--- whoa!
Here's the sequence: salty papaya salad -> avocado wraps and salty soup -> salty oily stuff and lettuce wraps and salty soup
I took a picture to remind myself what salt does! I'm a balloon for all eyes to see! Hello Miss Balloon! Wait! Give me a week, I'm sure I'm not really supposed to be a balloon!
God made me beautiful. Wait and see! I'm returning to the way heaven designed me to be.
I'm going to just keep to water, my best companion for my body for the next so and so days. I'm also looking to keep exercising. I've got so many reserves I wouldn't need otherwise. Plus, I'm on Spring break for the next week!
I can do this! Going back to fruit, the smart thing! Wisdom in Nature.
I think I am going to be out of town in the next 3 days (Think: Nature, activity, water), so I'll be back later.
Some more Symptoms:
-more tired going up the stairs
-heart pumping at an accelerated rate
-a rash, to the left of my xiphoid process
Fruit and fasting is something one definitely has to experience for one's self. This is clearly for my own good. I'm resuming a fast I've been looking forward to. It keeps me awake. Fruit is for me~ the organic tangerines I had today were so good, juicy and fulfilling. They reminded me that fruit is what I want. Gladly going back to the fruity lifestyle after this fast! Thank heavens!
I felt great on fruit! Friday, March 7th
Sunday, March 9, 2008
"While, surprisingly, intakes of vegetables, antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids were not strongly related to incidence of either form of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), fruit intake was definitely protective against the severe form of this vision-destroying disease." ~Study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology
In a small 11 oz papaya there is nearly
*30% Daily Value of Folate
*17% DV Vitamin E
*10% DV Vitamin K
*313% DV of Vitamin C
Not that research is required to prove ripe fruit is optimal, but I was taught in my Nutrition classes to see that folate is mainly found in greens, and that you need a whole lot. Also, that Vitamin E was primarily found in nuts, and that Vitamin K was found in greens. It's interesting to see these are present in fruit, too.
It's also interesting to see that when fruits change color, the chlorophyll doesn't go away, but are replaced by "polar NCCs (nonfluorescing chlorophyll catabolytes), that contain four pyrrole rings - like chlorophyll and heme."
This also sounds unusual from what is taught in Nutrition courses. Heme in fruit?
[12/4/08 Edit: I think what the article was saying was that fruits contain four pyrrole rings like other four pyrrole rings we know, chlorophyll and heme.]
Friday, March 7, 2008
I just took a bath and am not wearing make up but yes I'm wearing colored contact lenses. I feel revived after a refreshing bath.
My appetite is going away, even for zucchini and cukes w/ lemon juice and bits of peppers, the base of my diet this week. All is well. I am grateful for this clean feeling.
Love and peace,
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I don't know what's with the pipian squash and cucumbers but I am enjoying them a lot. I sit for about an hour in the sunlight being present, thinly slicing, enjoying all~ the squash has an indescribable goodness of flavor and wealth of water to it. What can I say! I sliced bits of orange-tinged serano peppers and squeezed juicy lemons over... and had them with sliced persian cucumbers.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The light, soft, wide squash is called pipian squash, and it was watery and subtly sweet. I poured ripe lemon juice and added red hot thai pepper and a few slivers of jalapeno pepper.
I learned my lesson with unripe lemons late last night. It was so acidic, it hurt my tongue and brought no enjoyment.
I enjoy ripe, water-rich, with an array of sweet no confectioner's sugar can replicate, fruit.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
- skin got clearer
- loosed 12 more lbs
- teeth whitened (and got stronger, too)
- nose got smaller (bottom part)
However, I did take a step back from working out in the few days since the end of the fast. I must pick that up again, and improve on it. My goal is to be able to complete 40 push-ups by the end of this month.
My Current Personal Bests in Fitness:
*4 mins 5 seconds on "the plank"
*4 mins 5 seconds on wall sit
*110 push-ups on the knees
*187 lying leg-lifts
I will also see to setting up an Appointment this week, to get started with Tae Kwon Do classes.
I also have been adding hot peppers to my diet, which I do not want to keep up, because it overstimulates me.
Melons have been phenomenal~ honey dew, cantaloupe
I also had some chili peppers, the thin green ones, with my sliced cucumbers in lemon juice. I played with a rounded wide light soft zucchini to make noodles.
The crispy cucumber slices, zucchini noodles, and the whole plate was drizzled, with lemon juice. The chilis went a long way. The sweet red bell pepper pieces and cherry tomatoes went well with the noodles.
It was fun to play with the food, decorating the pieces.
Of course, nothing is better than the whole fresh fruit.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I'm connecting with my true needs.
I broke my fast today with a papaya. Then I had 1/2 a minneola, a slice of navel orange, and a blood orange. I was grieving for a while, as I had felt so good up to that point... but I just remind myself that there will be water fasts again : )
Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I soaked the sun in a few minutes when I was out and when I got home today, and it was heaven.
It was better today, on all levels.
My energy is precious. I do not waste it.
I am learning to be efficient, through improved organization. I extend myself less.
Mmmmm that looks so good~ melons I so want them at the end of my fast.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I sense that my body has come to an equilibrium with the water fast. I am comfortably pleasant, with an abundant supply of energy.
I am reading The Forest People by Colin Turnbull and The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.
It was a beautiful, cold and sunny day. I sunbathed and took a walk. A beautiful little bird with a red hue on the top of its head was chirping beautifully, atop the cherry tree in the front yard.
A couple of the messages I recall from the service today:
"If you don't make decisions for yourself, then others will make them for you." -A lesson learned by Ronald Reagan
"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Have a blessed day.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I am seeking to take a look at all of life, and to see what is significant to me, that which holds value.
I am noticing more energy today, and an inclination towards exercise.
I read Arnold Ehret's Rational Fasting. I have a lot of old waste in my gut to clear out. I am going to continue on this water fast, and afterwards I am looking to do something to get that waste and debris out.
My New Personal Best's in Fitness:
*4 mins 5 seconds on "the plank"
*110 push-ups on the knees
Friday, February 22, 2008
Day 2 of Water Fast
I am currently transitioning into the Fasting state, which is expected to occur on or after the 3rd day. Fasting is not rough if I think about all the good work that is being done. I also think upon all those around the world who fast, not always by choice. There is a strength that shines through, even though the body is digesting itself. Then again, I am only on day 2.
"The Secret Life of Plants, pt. 3"
From my experience, I have witnessed that plants respond to my intentions. With my best intentions, I observed kamut grass grow with 100% yield and tall, green, beautiful grass blades. I was protective of this growing plant's wellbeing. I wanted to see each of the seeds thrive, with the best of care.
In experiments conducted by Masaru Emoto, author of The Hidden Message of Water, the effect words, songs, images, and intentions have on water were photographed. His experiments demonstrate that words, theorized to carry a vibration, create the structure of water in living things. I conducted the "Cooked Rice Experiment" and spoke onto the rice in Jar A with words of disdain, rejection, and repulsion. Jar A contained rice covered with yellow and green moldly spots, and a black cobweb-like growth. I spoke onto the rice in Jar B with words of appreciation, affirmation, and adoration. The rice in Jar B remained well-preserved, untainted, and free of mold. Behold, the power of words, and of thoughts.
What if life wasn't meant to be competition, but mutual respect, compassion, and love? What if life was created to be symmetrical and harmonious? What if we are all connected, to a degree, and sense each other's pain and joy?
I hope to reconnect with this.
I am feeling very blessed <3
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Purpose: To let go of the waste and to keep the good. To cleanse from impurities (salt, pesticides, residues, chemicals) and to return to instincts to sense what is beneficial to this life (organic fruit).
Monday, February 11, 2008
I am also making new personal bests! 102 sit-ups and 75 push-ups on the knees. 187 lying leg-lifts. I did "the plank," where you hold the push-up position but rest on your elbows, for 2 minutes 30 seconds. I did the "wall sit" for 4 minutes 5 seconds. I am also really enjoying taking my run-walk cycles out on the high school track. The wind, sun, and greenery are my friends.
Jungle Janie's Story with pictures
I am inspired to see great quality produce :-)
Thursday, February 7, 2008
This blog is here to see if it is possible for me to live the Fruitarian lifestyle successfully. If I can do it, this blog will thrive. If I cannot do it, then this blog would not be true to its name, and it has potential to display a flowering into Fruitarianism, doesn't it? I envision it, the possibility of thriving on fruit and fitness. I receive it.
So it is written, so let it be done.
My influences towards the raw vegan lifestyle are Angela Stokes, Storm Talifero, Jinjee Talifero, Victoria Boutenko, Igor, Sergei, Valya Boutenko, Gabriel Cousens, Ann Wigmore and her sidekick Robert Smith, Shazzie, StarChristy, Dr. Doug Graham, and David Wolfe.
My influences towards the Fruitarian lifestyle are Richard Blackman, Kveta, Mango, Jules, FruitbatAnne, Suvine, Harmony and Neo.
I have only experienced 28 days straight of Raw Vegan, and only just under 3 weeks on the Fruitarian lifestyle.
These experiences showed me the way Nature intended it to be, without the complications I had come to think of as "normal," including slugglish bowels, body odor, a coated tongue, bad morning breath, scaly thick bumpy skin, pimples and blackheads, discharge, painful menstrual cramps with a heavy flow, food coma, headaches, irritability, inability to retain new information, a stuffy head, swollen puffy skin, joints that ache and grind with movement, and accelerated aging among the symptoms.
Who knew? Life does not have to be lived that way at all. I make the decision tonight to go 100% Fruitarian, along with greens for the transition. From the examples set by others, I estimate that greens would assist me in the transition for the first two years. This decision is serious, and my life is not going to be by any means "normal" in the view of society, but my previous attempts at going Raw Vegan have helped me to know myself and have prepared me for this major breakthrough.
To being a steward of Fruitarianism,