Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Thusday, 14th January 2010

10:00 Jumbo oats, tahini and tsp molasses

14:00 Kidney beans, toasted sesame oil, chili on a slice of rye

20:00 Tibetans / Asanas :)

22:30 popcorn flavoured with H.salt and chili powder

Friday, 15th January 2010

12 noon Small bowl of jumbo oats, tahini, molasses in water

Green lentils with garlic, turmeric, chili and olive oil

14:00 Cherry Tomatoes

Green lentils(as above) on a slice of rye

20:00 banana

Bloating / flatulence

Tibetan Rites / Asanas:)

Saturday, 16th January 2010

13:00 Small bowl of raw buckwheat groats / sprouts with tahini and creamed coconut

17:00 Chickpea, kidney beans, carrot, red onion , chili served with basmati brown rice

Smallish orange citrus fruit

Tibetan Rites / Asanas:)

Sunday, 17th January 2010

13:00 Aduki bean stew with b. sprouts, carrots and 2 lge baking spuds

!8:00 - 19:00 5 fresh pears :)

Redbush Tea

Severe Bloating:(

Asanas / Tibetan Rites:)

Monday, 18th January 2010

13:00 Aduki beans with basmati brown rice(toased sesame oil, chilli and garlic)

17:00 Banana

Aduki beans in far too rich sauce;(

3 Fresh Pears:)

Tibetans / Asanas:)

Tuesday, 19th January 2010

10:30 half veggie haggis, b. sprouts and spuds

15:30 240g yoghurt

16:00 Jumbo oats, creamed coconut and water:0)

19:30 Fresh pears:)

Tibetans / Asanas:)


12:30 noon Kidney beans, brussel sprouts served with brown basmati rice(Toasted sesame seed oil, garlic and chili). This kind of cooked meal has a tendency to make one overeat(nuff said:).

Sunday, 10th January 2010

Fresh Pineapple:) :)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Friday, 8th January 2010

Fiery gazpacho made with watermelon rind, tomatoes, olive oil and kidney beans.

Avocado, fresh cherries

Fresh blueberries

G. Rana's spinach and Ricotta Tortellini, broccoli and olive oil

Tibetan Rites / Asanas :)

Saturday, 9th January 2010

Juice of 1 lemon and water, fresh blueberries

Banana, avocado

3 pink grapefruits

Avocado on a slice of rye bread

Raw sprouted peanuts / cobnuts

Tibetan Rites / Asanas:)

Sunday, 10th January 2010

Juice of 1 lemon / water 10:00

Quinoa with lime, chilli and garlic 13:30(Binge alert)

Oat flakes, water and molasses

Avocado 20:00

Tibetans / Asanas:)

Monday, 11th January 2010(Mega binge day)

Oat flakes, cobnut milk, tsp molasses 10:00

Quinoa(binge:() 15:00

5 / 6 Fresh 'yummy' plums 17:00


Ice-cream (made from frozen ripe 'nanas)


Tuesday, 12th January 2010

14:00 5 fresh oranges

16:30 5 fresh oranges

18:00 Quinoa, carob pod

Tibetan Rites / Asanas:)

22:00 G. Rana's Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini

Fresh plums


10:00 Jumbo oats and organic milk

15:00 Home-made houmous on 2 slices of rye bread:(

This mindless destructive behaviour stops here!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Feeling Blue......................

I'm having bit of a fat day today(I feel short and fat:( ). My former highly-destructive behavioural habits have had a significant impact on one's body and self-image. No matter what one does I look short, fat and unattractive. Have I lost my fairly-decent figure for good? As one is not quite 5' 2' fitting in the smaller dress sizes balances my petite frame(UK sizes: 6, 8, 10:). I feel like a freak, help(If I had the resources to hire a personal Trainer I would:)? I don't want to live through another summer covered up(feeling fat).


Today's menu!

* Dried Mango
* Cup of Redbush tea
* Watermelon flesh and or Tomato soup
* 5 Tibetan Rites / Asana:)

Today's Menu!

* Left-overs from yesterday!

* 5 Tibetan Rites / Asanas to do:)

* Refreshing Watermelon, sun-dried mango etc. when hungry!

Tuesday, 5th January 2010( Paramahansa Yogananda's Birthday:)

Rules of Raw January:
- I will eat primarily raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds for 30 days.
- Heated and boiling water will be allowed for teas, herbs and miso only.
- I will be allowed to eat fermented foods only if I make them from absolute scratch, to ensure the least amount of processing possible.

22:00 Jumbo Oats with water

Wednesday, 6th January 2010

* 5 Tibetan Rites / Asanas:0)

* flesh of watermelon:)

* South-East Asian inspired creative concoction made from leftover watermelon rind(yes, you heard right, resourceful that's my name:), hemp seeds, garlic, hemp seeds, chili and toasted sesame oil.

* Banana

* Jumbo Oats and water

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Today's Menu!

* Green Smoothie x2(Fresh Leaf Spinach and Cox's Apples:)


Monday, 4th January 2010

* 3 or 4 Cox's Apples

* bunch of celery(Yes, a whole bunch and suffered the dire consequences too. I must exercise some portion control as last night's feast felt similarly like one's former binges / overeating sessions. I don't particularly wish to walk that path again).


* Lovely 5 Tibetan Rite / Asana session

* a couple of Cox's Apples(I probably eat mono today with perhaps some yummy watermelon or lemon / lime juice if hungry later:).

Monday, 4 January 2010

Sunday, 3rd January 2010....................

* Hearty raw mixed Kale dish

* 2 more small Cox's Apples


* 5 Tibetan Rites plus basic asana session

* Jumbo Oats(not raw) and hemp seeds

* celery stalks and or apples

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Making Wise Choices / Health is the Greatest Wealth............

* 5 Small Cox's Apples(I probably will be having a scrummy mixed kale salad dish with hemp seeds and tomatoes in a olive oil, chili and lemon juice dressing later:).

* 5 Tibetan Rites / Basic asana session(loving this and the simple dietary choices:)

I've been dipping into David Wolfe's book: The Sun food Success System and I keep forgetting how brilliant it is(why hasn't one gone through it yet in it's entirety one will never know?!!) I wholly believe in this simple and sustainable lifestyle choice and there fore watch this space!



Saturday, 2nd January 2010

* 2 Cox's Apples
* rest of celery
* Due to limited resources one was so famished I naughtily consumed a couple of sarnies(and I'm sensitive to processed wheat and yeast), but I can assure you this incident is strictly a one off.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Sirasana Tip!

An excellent tip from Avery's blog: '

Yoga Today is Ardha Sirasana (Half Headstand). Go into full headstand and then carefully lower so that your legs are parallel with the floor. Abs anyone? Holding your legs 90 degrees from your body while fighting gravity is a sure-fire way to help increase your core strength. Core strength is so important for everything from balance to remaining injury-free and as a benefit, your abs will look better too!



What I'm doing to drop a dress size or two(fool-proof methods:)...................

* Do cardio before breakfast at least three times per week. Cardio on an empty stomach is the best for burning unwanted body fat. The reason for this is that our body burns carbohydrates before it burns fat. Exercising on an empty stomach allows us to start burning fat immediately, without spending the first 30 minutes burning carbohydrates (sugars).

* Keeping a food diary

* Nutrition! Nutrition! Nutrition!

1st January 2010

I enjoyed:

* 5 Tibetan Rites / Basic Asana session prior to eating

* Fresh juicy apriots

* A couple of juicy Granny Smith apples

* Bunch of celery(All yum:)


* 5 Tibetan Rites / Basic Asana session prior to food

* 4 Cox's Apples

* 3 crunchy celery sticks (once again all yum:)

I feel greeeeeeeeeeeat!!!


Friday, 1 January 2010

2010: The Year of Being mindful:)

That's my current theme right now!


Old habits die hard.........

I can't think of a truer saying then this! Only last night(final hour of 2009:) I succumb to the temptations of a 100g packet of rice cakes, 150g(12)oatcakes and brussel sprouts(I can binge on anything). Yes, one binged(ie gorging when not hungry)and I vowed to be more mindful in future. One would suggest it would be easy, being a passionate enthusiast of an ancient Indian discipline and the fresh and natural fruity stuff that not consuming proccessed / cooked foods would be easy, but when you've been using food as an emotional crutch for decades old habits are indeed hard to break. Nonetheless the following day I dutifully practiced this wonderfully uplifting dicipline, breaking my fast with some lovely, fresh juicy apricots and a couple my favourite green apples(all good:)!

Happy New Year, Happy New Decade!