Monday, March 23, 2009

Me and my Sick Cipher


Our whole household is sick with the flu. Fever, mucus, all that nasty stuff. As of right now I don't have it nearly as bad as my boyfriend, who has pretty much been down for the count as of Friday, b.u.t I can feel it in my chest and I've been coughing since last night. My poor little baby has a fever, some coughing, b.u.t it's mainly to rid the mucus. Yuck.


I think last time I had the flu was......I don't know. It's been a very very long time. All I know is that I don't like it.

There's lots of lemons, ginger, and cayenne circulating throughout the kitchen trying to alleviate some of our discomfort. I haven't even really been hungry. I just hope I don't get the full degree my boyfriend did. *frown*

I'm such a whimp when I get sick. =^_^=

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy New Year (a day late!)


Tomorrow is the end of our juice fast even though as of yesterday we're now officially Fruitarian. Woot!

I miss the whole concept of chewing so I put my coconut water in the freezer until it got nice and slushy and digging in. I never got to drink it yesterday either. =)

How did you celebrate the New Year?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Equinox is the Next Level


Spring is fast approaching and I'm really wanting to reap the best of this season and be in tune with myself more than I feel I have been recently.

My sweetie Divine, and I, will be partaking in a juice fast from March 18-22nd. The day after we will be eating strictly a fruitarian diet (I just keep going up the ladder, right?). We still get caught on the hook of occasional cooked food and I hate the way it makes me feel after I eat it (drowsy and sick). I'm tired of cleaning them skillets! =^_^=

I feel personally, this is the best way for me to stay raw. I'm still doing the knowledge on it, and if you'd like to learn more about it check out this link on how to become a fruitarian.

On a more positive note I am feeling better. I have been eating more broccoli and variety of greens and also squeezing a lemon (vitamin c) over the greens to help with the absorption of iron. =)

So this will elevate the remainder of my 120 day raw food experiment. I can carry my food around in my bookbag while out and about and not have to worry about leaky containers. Woot!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Raw when Anemic?


Hmmmm....I think I'm anemic...again.

I have been in the past, especially during my pregnancies b.u.t if I am indeed going through anemia again, it will explain why I am so tired all the time.

Maybe I need to take an iron supplement or decide if I really do need to strive for 100% raw or not. When I was pregnant the drs tried to get me to eat red meat and THAT wasn't happening.

I will have to do some research to figure out my plan of action and how I can continue eating raw and getting the iron that I need in my system.
Any tips or ideas?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

No Energy...

Peace Fam,

Today is Day 6 of my 120 day raw food challenge. Since the evening of Day 3, I've been so worn out and exhausted. I thought it was just from me being out all afternoon and evening chillin' and fixin' my brother's laptop (yes I am madd technical like that lol).

B.u.t the couple of days I have just been wanting to lay in the bed and rest all day. The last time I've been this exhausted, I was pregnant. Sooooooooo let's hope this go round, it's something else b/c the economy is just not right to add on to our cipher at this point in time. I've never been one to really detox either, mainly b/c I've been raw to some degree for a minute. B.u.t there's a first time for everything I guess.

I made a green smoothie this morning, ooooh it was so good. And my son wouldn't even let me enjoy it he kept pointing to my cup wanting some. At least he enjoyed it.

I sure do love my Flip camcorder. lol


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Day 3/120


I'm about to make some tea and munch on an orange and apple.

The snow is still outside in abundance and I really miss the warmer weather that I became accustomed to during this time of year.

Yesterday I feasted on an amazing made a lot and made me think of the tropics:

Tropical Smoothie

  • 1 mango diced
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • juice of 1 lime
  • bee pollen (optional)
  • sweetner of choice
  • Dole pina colada juice (not necessary b.u.t it's what I used)

Blend and enjoy!


Monday, March 2, 2009

Officially on Youtube


Tell me what you think!

In the Raw


So yesterday we set out on our Raw journey; we probably should've eaten the non raw food in our fridge the day before to avoid it going to waste. The rest of our day prior to dinner time was raw so...I'm going to chalk that up to a 'test run' =^_^= Back to our regulary scheduled programming.

It's frigid outside and we got blasted by snow last night-so much for that springtime feeling just yet. I did purchase my video cam, and may do a smoothie video today to put up on Youtube.

I've created a new account, so request me as a friend and subscribe so I can keep you updated on everything from raw food, to the lastest artwork, culture and life in the Boro of Queens!

Jael Devine on Youtube

So this morning we're feasting on a smoothie made of carrot juice, mango, strawberry, banana and a splash of banana/pineapple/oj juice.

Lunch and dinner will be salads and/or smoothies.

That's pretty much it!