Friday, April 30, 2010

Placemat, Wrath of the Grapes

Woke in the morning
With red lips
Cracked and split
Brushed and spit
Residues of the night
The fog slowly lifts
Lemon and rejuvelac
Bananas and cacao
Back to life now
Early afternoon
Half day gone
No sad song
Just the wrath of the grapes

Monday, April 26, 2010

What is that glow?

Raw foodies are so passionate about their diet. The food tastes so wonderful and it's soooo good for your body and mind and spirit. Is this for real? Do I have that glow?

I think I do. I think I'll ride my bicycle to work all week. Probably lose 5 lbs and another inch off my waistline. I can feel my entire ribcage. And what is this other bone? I don't remember having that there. Feels weird and out of place. My brain feels tingly when I drink that coconut juice. And that green stuff has me walking a foot off the ground. Why is this happening? Is it scientific?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Placemat #2

I started this blog as a journal of my life entering into a lifestyle of Raw and Vegan. It's as much for myself as anyone else; something to look back on as well as something current to keep me involved and motivated. I need constant motivation as being 43 years old, I'm very well entrenched in my behaiviors. For instance, when I'm bored or idle, as I am right now, I reach for food which leads to another behaivior of reaching for bad food which leads to eating some cheese or grabbing some chips with my guacamole.

Now, all in all, this is not an easy diet or way of life to begin with, and it's extra hard working in a bar-food situation. But it is important to me to overcome all this and move my mind into a state where it's somewhat unaffected by outside influences. In other words, I want to be free of the affect these influences have upon me. I'm not saying I want to free myself of these people as much as I just want to free my mind.

Free my mind of expectations.

Free my mind of behaivioral responses.

My mind can't be free until I let it be.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What did you say?

My wife and I've been doing these videos for her site, The Daily Raw They're fun to do and inspirational to me, or maybe just motivational. And following this diet I think takes constant motivation. It is so hard. People ask me about it all the time since they've noticed my changing body. When I tell them what I eat, basically, they just look at me sideways and... "Well that diet won't work for me cause I gotta have my sodas." "Is a baked potato okay on the raw food diet?" The truth is what I tell them. You can eat whatever you want, but if you want noticable results, it better be raw and vegan. No Sharon, we do not put raw eggs in our smoothies.