Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Rebirth of Slick Challenge : Day 1
I've been away for a while. I know that consistency has never been my strong suit but I'm working on it. Life is about the journey right? Well I have decided to challenge myself once again to go 100% raw for 60 days starting today . I've had a lot going on in my life since I've last posted... I broke up with my bf, quit my job, became a certified raw chef, started grad school and moved to Albany, Ny. Since moving to Albany, I've found myself slipping into a rather unhealthy lifestyle that I'm not a big fan of. I've been drinking alot more and eating alot more cooked food... neither of which are the business. It has been a major culture shock living out here. I dont know many people that are vegetarians, vegans or raw. There is little support in the community and not a single vegetarian resturant which stuns me. But now, I need to get over it and get back to being primarily raw again. I miss that, I feel so out of control here and I've started regressing into the habits I've formulated through having an ED. I'm gaining quite a bit of weight ( ok maybe I'm the same size as I was in march... I'm not sure at the moment) and my asthma is beginnning to become a problem. I dont want to have to depend on albuterol or any other inhalents so I'm realizing that cooked food just isn't for me. My body is not happy with it. So, I'm going to go raw until 2010...yes 100% raw. 94 days, its on!... I know it may seem crazy, but I need to do this for myself so that I can develop my own focus and self-discipline.... which is something that I know I need to work on. Also, I've decided that I'm not going to be bulemic or any variation thereof for the rest of my life. I'm tired of it. So, I've been 3 days ED free thus far and it feels good. I know that having this blog will keep me accountable. In addition to going raw, I'm working towards growing out my hair by not doing anything with it outside of washing and twisting it on a weekly or bi weekly basis.
My goal is to post a minimum of three times a week and although this is a blog thats focal point is my raw journey, I plan on just allowing this space to be my outlet to emotionally detoxify because all of that is apart of the process. So honestly, anything on my mind is fair game. I'll be posting pictures from time to time so I can see whether or not I'm making progress. I'm not quite sure what I weigh right now, I'm going to the gym in the next couple of hours so I will check when I go today and update. I'm also going on a water fast today. I'm aiming for 5 quarts by the end of the day which is a gallon and a quart. I need to clean my body out a bit which will allow me some time to meal plan and figure out how I am to navigate the next few months. I'm really hoping that my asthma subsides within the first week or so. I hate the feeling of not being able to breathe fully... but I refuse to make myself dependent upon western medicine.
Ok, So here it goes, this is the first day of the rest of my life.... baby steps in the right direction. Wish me luck!