Wednesday, August 01, 2012
I really haven't had much time for SparkPeople, but I have been staying on track!
Just completed July 30 day banana girl's challenge and jumping into the August one today: www.facebook.com/groups/BananaGirlDi
Have been busy organizing FruitLuck facebook page as well as local meetup group:
Joined LA fitness and started taking classes..
Will post more and take some pictures, but right now just trying to stay sane and stay on track :)
Plans for August:
Stay Fruiterian, exercise 5 hours a week and organize 2 local fruitlucks.
Let's RAWK this summer!
Monday, June 18, 2012
I had some very amazing couple of days, outside of my detox and crazy craving for everything salt related, this is going FANTASTIC! I am loving banana island. When cravings hit I have learned to remind myself that the whole reason I was doing this is to ditch the salt, so that helps me stay focused.
Day 3 banana island:
total kcal: 3002
I had much shorter day, because I slept more, so not many calories.. now that I think about it though, may be that's why I had such a bad cravings on that day?
did a lot of walking and dancing on this day
Day 4 banana island:
total kcal: 3677
Took little sis out for a walk and play, lots of walking again..
we had TONS of fun :)
Day 5 banana island:
total kcal: 3821
wasn't as active, rested in the morning and worked in the afternoon. Very slow and relaxing day.. needed that!
So today I am spending time with my mom and little sis again, we are going to do some grocery shopping, I have bananas for today and possibly tomorrow.. not sure if I should stop or keep going.. I guess I'll see what type of fruits we run into today. I feel great and really enjoying this.. I actually crave more bananas .. funny isn't it? I might just get more bananas and continue on for few more days ..
Friday, June 15, 2012
Yesterday was a great day, I began to tap into that pure banana energy and was able to exercise for over an hour all together without a problem. I drank a total of 4L of water and then used about 0.5L in a banana smoothie, ate a total of 55 small bananas.
In the evening I noticed white coating on my tongue, I almost forgot what it looks/feels like, but yes I am detoxing .. again.. YAY!!! Hopefully it's salt leaving my body. So I brushed teeth with baking soda and scraped my tongue before going to bed. I woke up this morning with a super stinky breath and more white coating. I also felt yesterday something that reminded me of a very mild headache, I haven't had those in forever, so I wasn't sure if it was weather related, because of the severe thunderstorms or because of detox. Like I said, I don't remember the last time I had a headache and this one was super mild, so I really didn't think much about it. But I have it again , very mildly, this morning, so I think it is part of detox.
This morning I am down another 1.8lbs.. I don't know how this is possible, cause I eat more than ever before, but it seems to work..
55 small bananas
Carbs: 1015 (wow!)
weight released: 1.8lbs (almost 4lbs in 2 days)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
So yesterday was banana island day 1 for me .. IT WAS AWESOME!
Banana Island ( or any Island diet for that matter) is when you chose 1 fruit and eat only that fruit for a couple of days. This is still 100% low fat raw vegan, of course, you just mono eat for few days. By doing this you give your digestion a little bit of a break, because it can easily process a single fruit meal. This is also done to eliminate any type of additives and go through smooth detox. Bananas are super fast digestive foods and this is in a way very similar to feasts and fasts. For me personally this is to completely remove salt and to kind of hit reset button. I have been mixing a lot of recipes lately and noticed that I didn't feel as good as when I just mono eat through the day. So this is why I am doing this banana island.. that and because I was blessed with couple of boxes of perfectly ripe bananas for a very low price..
So.. yesterday was a great day, with one minus- I didn't exercise, I took a rest day and watched lots of banana island and raw vegan educational videos. I worked for a bit, but overall I had a sort of not much energy day. I still have my TOM, so that might be a part of it and the day before I had huge salad with a whole avocado and some salt and that always makes me feel low energy the next day.
Through my day I ate 51 extra small bananas. About 10 bananas every couple of hours., I also drank over 3L of water. I didn't get tired of bananas or hungry at any point during the day. I even used some frozen nanas in food possessor and enjoyed some banana ice cream. Towards the evening, around 9pm, I didn't feel hungry, but ate about 4 bananas, cause I knew I was going to stay up another 2 hours and I didn't want to eat right before bed. That worked out great, I slept very good till about 8:30 and got up without a problem. It's a thunderstormy type of weather today and that doesn't seem to be effecting me much at all. I am definitely planning on at least 30 min of exercise once I get some bananas in me ;)
Here is what my all you can eat banana bar looks like today, just to give you an idea, exactly 51 banana ( the amount I ate yesterday) and a pencil, just to show how tiny these are.
and of course I still have over a box of bananas left. I am assuming this will be enough for a total of 6-7 days on banana island. I also have about 10 mangoes left in the refrigerator, so in case I get tired of bananas I can switch to mangoes for few meals. I don't really know how long I will be doing this for, taking it one day at the time.
So the total numbers for the day:
Total calorie: 3677
and.. surprise.. surprise.. down almost 2lbs sense yesterday morning..
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We only have 11 weeks of summer left, so I am getting into a personal 11 weeks challenge. I just switched to part time on one of my jobs, so no longer do I get to use the excuse of being too busy.
Exercise: 5 times a week x 30min ( mostly jogging and training for 5k), with at least 1 day exercising outside on fresh air. I do have few days that I work from early am till almost midnight, so on the days I have free 30min, I will be jogging.
Food: completely remove salt from the house and my diet, I've been good at avoiding it, but having it in the house messes me up.. so removing it completely.. Starting off with a banana island ( just scored few boxes of bananas at $0.10/lbs) and then continuing as usual with low fat raw vegan., preferably not having overts more than 2 times a week.
Sleep: I haven't been able to sleep more than 6-7 hours lately, due to the schedule, and I have to try and get more sleep daily. So Lights out as soon as I finish my pm work.
Water: I have somehow slipped down to only 1L a day, so have to up this baby up to 2-3L a day again.. Specially with banana Island, have to try and drink at least 3L of water a day.
So here we go .. I do some of these already, but striving for a consistency here.
My beginning weight is : 195.5 ( yes I went up a bit, but my face and upper body keeps getting skinnier, so me thinking this is muscle or water (just got my TOM).. or may be I just need a good enema .. lol )
SO I am finishing up the veggies and fruits I have in the house today and jumping into full on banana island tomorrow.. My main reason for banana island is to completely remove salt and overt fats for awhile, up my water and carb up for exercises.
Here we go .. my produce purchase, all of that for under $20 .. what a deal .. how can one not stay raw vegan with such an abundance?
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