Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Symptoms Update

Thought I'd post a before picture. I weighed at least 171 pounds in this picture, not counting the baby. 171 pounds was probably my morning dehydrated weight (since I ate so much salt) and my real weight was probably more like 175.

I am enjoying my new found health and lightness lately. Today, I learned how to use a post pounder and enjoyed the power of raising a big metal object high above my head and then pulling it down with a satisfying clang to drive a huge metal post into the ground. Could I have done that in the shape I was in when the above picture was taken? NO.

I find it easy and effortless to break into a run if I want to. I can jump in and out of a dumpster with ease. I can carry a big watermelon in each arm and climb the stairs into my home.

I have enjoyed almost 100% relief from my bowel symptoms. However, I now am quite tuned in to how even slight indiscretions can lead to discomfort. Anything salty, dehydrated, or overly fatty can irritate my system. This is not new, but now I notice it, where before, I felt bad all the time and so I didn't really think about what was causing it.

Yesterday, I made the mistake of eating a cup or two of collard green thinnings, about an inch in size. I figured they were young greens and should be o.k. No. Today, I have had gas that smells like fermented collard greens.

I am still coughing up a significant amount of thick yellowish mucous from my chest. However, I don't feel any irritation there--it seems to be leftover stuff to be expectorated and I don't feel like more is being produced. We'll see.

I am still not resting enough. I am also experiencing some self-induced stress, which I hope to deal with positively in the next few days.

Although I am not getting proper rest, I feel more energetic than I ever used to. I no longer wake feeling horrible and achey and longing to sleep indefinitely. I am less crabby in general in the morning. I also do not experience the intense urge to take a nap midafternoon like I usually did before.


So, here's to the amazing changes raw has brought me thus far!


Today's Food:


9 a.m. Smoothie w/ 3 large bananas, 2 C. blueberries, and 2 C. Four Seasons lettuce
12:30 p.m. 3 C. sweet cherries
4 p.m. 10 C. watermelon
6:30 Salad with iceberg and Four Seasons lettuce and red and yellow pepper w/ a soup/dressing made from Roma tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, iceberg lettuce, lime juice, fresh oregano and some cumin
About 1380 calories

7 comments:

Kathi Chapman said...

Hey Greenmama, love your blog. Can you post another picture of you now? Or was there one on your blog and I just didn't find it? My husband and I just started eating raw this week and as it is day four I'm just starting to feel good.

Jgunn said...

hi hi GM ! :) i know it sounds disgusting but spreading my urine around really helps keep critters out of my garden ...

lol you have a large family of piddlers .. maybe you can utilize some of it hehe

deer, raccoons, mink , moles and voles have all gone on to greener patsures around my garden :)

Victoire said...

Hi,
i've been on the 8/1/1 for 3 months and i need a little encouragement. I also do get tired and need to nap sometimes, but usually i eat something fruity and green and I feel better. What do you think made you stop needing to nap?
Also did you ever get foggy vision when you were detoxing?
Thanks for the help.
Best,
Victoire

Victoire said...

Hi,
i've been on the 8/1/1 for 3 months and i need a little encouragement. I also do get tired and need to nap sometimes, but usually i eat something fruity and green and I feel better. What do you think made you stop needing to nap?
Also did you ever get foggy vision when you were detoxing?
Thanks for the help.
Best,
Victoire

Greenmama said...

Hi Kathi,

I have two fairly recent photos taken in the May archives. One is on the Mother's Day post and another is on a post entitled Garden with Gloves.

I'll try to post an updated pic soon since both of those are a month old and I've lost about 10 more pounds. My camera battery door is acting up and so I haven't been taking many pictures.

I currently weigh 120 pounds.

Greenmama said...

Hi JGunn,

I definitely plan to use that technique. Thanks for the tip!

I plan to get some Rotonone (an organic pesticide) for the flea beetle problem.

Marjorie

Greenmama said...

Victoire,

Resting is good! Many people report a lot more "detox" than I have experienced.

I did not have foggy vision, but I did have a bout of conjunctivitis (pink eye) that went away on its own.

I think the best thing to do would be to ask Dr. Graham about your symptoms at his forum. There is a link to his forum under "Other Places You can Find Me" on my blog.

Marjorie