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28 Days Raw Day Two

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I got up today feeling good. I have been working on the happiness exercises that are included in the program. Its quite interesting thinking about what makes us happy! I have been focusing on small things that make me happy. Moments that make me happy. Feelings and thoughts that make me smile.
Today I had some fruit for breakfast, salad with a few walnuts for lunch and nut sushi for dinner they were scrummy and filling. I couldn’t eat them all so I have saved some for lunch tomorrow. I went to the cinema tonight with my partner, I decided to make myself some raw chocolate to take with me as a treat. I have been craving chocolate for a while now. I made a concious decision to allow myself some as a reward for all my hard work. Its so much nicer when we have the head space to consult our cravings, debate with them and make an informed choice. I made raw chocolate with crushed hazelnuts, I took a small amount in a bag to eat during the film. I put a couple of straws in my bottle of water to make it feel special. One massive lesson I have learnt is the rituals of my eating habits.
If we can change the ritual just slightly each time a new healthier ritual replaces old habits.
I am going to have a Shrek Juice in the morning. I am going to really increase my exercise for this 28 Day Challenge to really kick start my body.

28 Days Raw Day One

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Yesterday I finished the 21 day Garden Diet Cleanse and today I am starting 28 Days Raw. I am really pushing the boundaries here. I am loving the challenge and embracing the changes. I have learnt so much about myself and others during my journey so far. 

I started today with freshly squeezed orange juice, avocado salad for lunch with pine nuts and chilli.

Dinner I had tabbouleh salad made with hemp seeds, avocado, chilli, garlic and onion it was delicious. It was so nice I dived in without taking a photo.

I am looking forward to see what other changes take place as my body is allowed to go deeper into cleansing itself.

Day 17 only 4 days to go!!!!

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I am feeling very motivated today. I have created a gorgeous no-meat sesame ball after being inspired by yesterdays dinner of raw falafel. I put some chilli, onions and garlic to marinade in some olive oil overnight. For lunch today I had a chilli salad with no-meat balls and avocado pear. I have had a busy few days and needed something filling and comforting. This hit the mark it was yummy! I am having a pear, pineapple and orange juice for dinner tonight. I have been busy on the computer today preparing my courses I will be teaching over the next ten weeks. I have three courses running for parents at local schools and one for a drug and alcohol drop in centre. They are Raising Hopes and Aspirations, Healthy Lifestyle, Tai Chi and Cooking on a budget.
I love my job and feel very honoured to work with diverse groups of learners. I learn something new on every course I teach about myself and others.

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Day 16 Yay! Week 3 Day two!

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I am so pleased with myself for getting this far with only a couple of hiccups. It has been an amazing journey of self discovery.
I have lost 5 pound in the last two weeks. I am noticing how my shape is changing. I have lost belly fat and my face has changed. Its odd because I dont quite recognise myself. This week I am going to get creative with my menu. I am going to experiment with juices.
i have felt no ill effects from the cooked food I ate.

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Day 15

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Day 15 last week of my 21 Day Garden diet Raw food Cleanse!

I am really looking forward to this week as I can be creative with the menus.
Today I had banana and orange juice breakfast.
Peppery salad with nut dressing and avocado.
I skipped a meal today because of working so many hours.
I have decided to have a juice of some kind for breakfast or fruit. Experiment with additions to my salads.
It is colder here in the UK and im less tempted to eat cold meals. I remove foods from the fridge in advance and I have used the dehydrator just to take the edge of my salads.

Bring It on!

A hobby of mine is taking photographs I also enjoy editing the images. This one below was a beautiful flower from the south of France. It reminds me of Beauty Within each and everyone one of us.

Day 15

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Day 15 last week of my 21 Day Garden diet Raw food Cleanse!

I am really looking forward to this week as I can be creative with the menus.
Today I had banana and orange juice breakfast.
Peppery salad with nut dressing and avocado.
I skipped a meal today because of working so many hours.
I have decided to have a juice of some kind for breakfast or fruit. Experiment with additions to my salads.
It is colder here in the UK and im less tempted to eat cold meals. I remove foods from the fridge in advance and I have used the dehydrator just to take the edge of my salads.

Bring It on!

A hobby of mine is taking photographs I also enjoy editing the images. This one below was a beautiful flower from the south of France. It reminds me of Beauty Within each and everyone one of us.

Day 11 Water fast

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Water fast! It’s been an interesting day, it’s odd because I haven’t felt hungry. No hunger pangs, I think my tummy is getting used to the emptiness feeling. Its liberating knowing I can do it! I’ve only had water with a few slices of lemon in to flavour. I cooked a meal for the family, well heated actually. It smelt good, I had a bath and meditated whilst they ate. I’ve been working all day teaching Tai Chi, drove quite alot. I’ve had no ill effects as yet. I have felt great today, full of energy and very happy. I am ready to sleep now though.
Looking forward to a juice in the morning.
Stella x

Day 9 Shrek Tuesday

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Shrek Tuesday today 🙂
It’s green day today we are preparing our bodies for the water fast day on Thursday Day 11 half way through.
I made my juice using kale, cucumber (that we have grown), apples and orange juice.

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I enjoyed the juice much to my daughters shock.
A big salad at lunchtime and another juice this evening.
I’ve worked out today, 20 minutes Zumba, Tai Chi and Meditation.

Bring on juice only day tommorow.
I am starting to prepare myself mentally for the water fast on Thursday. I am working and travelling alot on Thursday it would have been better having a day if rest, but let’s see! My confidence is growing daily it’s amazing really this cleanse is about so much more than food!

Day 8

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Really starting to feel the amazing benefits of this cleanse 🙂 my tummy is the flattest I’ve seen it in a long time. I do not feel hungry, I have tons more energy. My thoughts are clearer and my emotions are settling. I will be recommending this cleanse to my clients. I am so proud of myself for sticking to this almost 100% I’ve made a few swaps with the menus for similar items. Yay bring it on!

Day 6 21 day cleanse

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I had a disturbed nights sleep as I had my grandson overnight. I woke up feeling tired as you do in that scenario. Trouble is I felt awful, emotionally that is. Really heavy feeling, a deep sadness in my tummy. I struggled all day. I also felt quite weak and dizzy so I ate a few macadamia nuts and drank some coconut water. The physical symptoms eased off but not the emotional. We took the children out to a forest festival and I struggled to get into the spirit. It was a beautiful sunny day in a beautiful place yet I was feeling so blue. I trust this all part of my detox and hope I feel lighter tomorrow.
I had an elderflower presse whilst out and a mango lolly.
I made a curried coconut sauce as I missed the chowder. I put the sauce on raw butternut squash. Could only eat half. I am going to bed exhausted and feeling very low.