Monday, March 17, 2008

Just talking

I am coming clean.

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

dun... dUN... DUN!

Note: this [post] will be deleted unless further notice shows that it might be something I want to look at and could be looked at as something to learn from... yeah

3 days

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:
-stuffy nose
-thickening mucus
-yellowing/translucent teeth
-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

Scientists on Fruit

"Research conducted at the University of Innsbruck in Austria suggests that as fruits fully ripen, almost to the point of spoilage, their antioxidant levels actually increase."

"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

Thanks for Everything

My skin has sort of gotten to be glossy. Today was rainy and dreary... looking forward all the more to the bright warm Spring~*
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

Love is wealth

Yes, I brought a box of large ripe mangoes for $5.99, and boy are they good! I shared with my dad 'cause he shares the love of mangoes... : )

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.
Always inspired,

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ripe is just right

I'm continuing to have hot peppers but less... I had a Persian cucumber today, and it was real water-rich, crispy and light, with a bit of lemony flavor to it.
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

After Fast

I have been replenishing since my 10 day Water Fast and I am stronger now.

Some of my observations:

After Fast:
- 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
*100 cobras
*125 squats
*110 push-ups on the knees
*150 sit-ups
*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.

Towards Improvement!


Always looking into leading a life with the least amount of stress, and the most amount of pure moments in Nature...

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


Day 10 on Water Fast

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 : )