I just felt like I need a place to keep myself accountable, thought that maybe others could use that too and that we could encourage each other and get encouragement from the old-hands at this. Anyway, I've been mostly raw for a few months with no fat limits. I recently decided to go 811(listing all the reasons would be too much for this particular paragraph) so I started watching my fat intake and cut out all supplements, oils, spice, salt, etc. Needless to say I've been far from perfect, I've rationalized cheats, etc, but I'm still convinced this is the way to go. I want the 811rv lifestyle! I want my body to be pure! Anyway, I have no doubt I can do this once I move out, but while living with my parents, it's quite a challenge. Since each day is how I measure my progress, I will start by mentioning my few downfalls today:
1) Salsa on my evening salad--it was organic and had no overts in it, but it still had "salt" "organic spice" "organic vinegar" and "organic garlic" as the last ingredients plus some chops onions in it. When I help my mom transition more completley to buying me 811, Hygeinicly-appropriate groceries and am able to buy more of my own (I currently am able to work only very little and that for minimum wage) i'll make my own salsa like things--the reason was that I wanted something "tomatoe-y" on my salad and we were out of fresh, but that's no excuse. I need to learn how to go without a flavor sometimes in absense of biologically-appropriate flavor. Lesson learned--tomorrow is another day.
2) Insufficient exercise--I did some yoga, but that's it. I'm not even meeting mainstream recommendations for exercise--let alone burning 1200 calories!!! And on one hand I need to exercise, and I can just be kinda lazy sometimes--so that's on me. But on the other hand, I can't always afford all the food it would take to fuel this. If I exercised according to 811 recommendations, I'd have to nearly double my food intake! So I'm going to let that stand as a rational reason--not an excuse--for now. But that no excuse for leaving out a daily run or bike ride or nature walk--I can and should burn another 200-500 cals per day. I can afford that. Not doing that is just being lazy.
So is anyone with me!? Let talk about our triumphs and failures so we can live, learn, and love! Let's stare reality in the face with boldness to change it. What are your humps and bumps on the 811 road? I'm talking anything now, not just "well my fav food used to be". Lifestyle challenges? Social discrimination? Family? (dun dun dun) And let's not forget the triumphs! What have your benefits been? Not just physical (although that's great too) here either. Let's talk about anything that pops in your head that has to do remotely with 811rv--it's all connected! We're all on the same path--even if we're at different points--and we need each other! so let's all be open books...what've you got to say?