Monday, May 16, 2011
Everyone was cranky today at Physical Therapy. We were all complaining of pain during our sessions I just kept counting the minutes till it was over so I could get the beloved ice pack on my shoulder to calm things down. Per my Physical therapist I will be able to predict the weather according to how my arm and shoulder will feel. The damper the weather the more it will hurt. She also forewarned I would also probably be able to detect when we were going to have bad thunder and lightening storms. Imagine that!
Still trying to get back to 100% Raw but not quite there because the chopping is very hard to do. I don't want to just eat fruit or smoothies till I gain back the strength I need to make precision cuts or even just the same size cuts of each veggie. Right now the sizes of my pieces are all over the place.
I am still eating healthy even though it is not 100% Raw. Smoothie for breakfast, raw food bar as a snack, a bean salad for lunch, and one of my favorite salads for dinner. I made my Cabbage Slaw with a Twist and did pretty good with shredding the cabbage. The only thing is I have now used up the cabbage my Mom cut in half for me before she went back to Virginia. I have another head in the fridge but it is a whole cabbage. I don't know if I have the strength to cut it in half to shred from there. We'll see what happens in the next few days. Everyday I do get a little more strength back. I think I will stick to romaine salads for the next few days.
My bean salad was not 100% Raw but most of it was. I used chick peas but chopped up raw tomatoes, onion, shredded carrots, sweet red pepper, raw corn, fresh basil and dressed it with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I did pretty good at slicing the kernels off the cob on the corn, so I was happy about that. I used a really sharp knife to make it easier to cut off and was happy I did not slip with the knife and cut myself. It is amazing how something that used to be done so simply without even thinking about it is now a difficult task for me.
I love raw corn whether it is eaten off the cob or de-cobbed and added to salads. Raw corn tastes as sweet as candy. Try it sometime.
Now that I am done typing this blog I am headed to the freezer to get my ice pack for my shoulder. That is going to feel so good.