Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010 Spiritual Diary

September 22nd Perfection

You are punishing the soul by keeping it buried, slumbering in matter life after life, frightened by nightmares of suffering and death. Realize that you are the soul. Remember that the Feeling behind your feeling, the Will behind your will, the Power behind your power, the Wisdom behind your wisdom is the Infinite Lord. Unite the heart’s feeling and the mind’s reason in a perfect balance. In the castle of calmness, again and again cast off identification with earthly titles, and plunge into deep meditation to realize your divine kingship.
—Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, “Man’s Eternal Quest”


I've been blogging for quite some time now and therefore quite established as a blogger. What peeves me is that newbie bloggers have only just settled and they get recognition and a pat and the back in the form of a blog award for minimum commitment and effort. I'm also quite tired of reading of bloggers boasts of all the freebies they get sent left, right and centre to review. Jealous moi? too right I am! As a mature blogger I'm past it as far as paid, contractual employment is concerned(I've lost count of the number of CVs and covering letters I've sent out during the past 5 years or so. As a child(even as a adult) one was the target of bullies and often ostracised and excluded by peers something you never quite get over. I'm sounding quite sad and pathetic.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


12:00 noon: Brown rice, creamed coconut, kidney beans and chili(huge platter:()

18:00 approx same as above:(

01:00 Wednesday am Huge platter of white spaghetti, tomato, olive oil and chili:(

MH done:)

Monday, 13 September 2010


14:00 Huge platter of kidney beans, chili, creamed coconut and brown rice.

19:00 See above

Sunday, 12 September 2010

I am powerless over cooked / processed food:(


Where are you precious Angels?

Time to Heal?!

It is well-known now that the opiates in complex carbohydrates ie brown rice are highly addictive in the same way drugs are. As predicted I stuffed my fat face with another huge, heaping platter of *brown rice, kidney beans and mung bean sprouts. I wish X would support me by letting me create healthy and nourishing, living fuel for us both. I feel I'm taking backward steps,pushing me further away from my dreams. The phrase Living * comes to mind. My thought patterns today are well out of kilter as you would expect.

Nurture Nurture Nurture is the key word.

Despite this setback that is one thing I'm eternally-grateful for is this awesome resource space on the net. I blog for therapeutic reasons alone!

* That's bad enough but I still have lots left and I detest waste:(


Myth: Eating junk food will affect your skin
Verdict: True
The truth: Dermatologists have been arguing over this topic for many years, but most now agree that there is a connection between diet and skin quality. Studies have shown that carbohydrates and sugar can cause insulin levels to skyrocket, increasing the oil production in your skin. So next time you have a burger urge, think about your skin and opt for fruits, vegetables and a lean protein instead.

I admit I am powerless of cooked food ie brown rice etc.:(

Following on from yesterday's brown rice 'binge'(not so much as a binge as one didn't feel guilty as I do today). Around midday(I was up reasonably early for a Sunday but didn't eat until then) I felt the trigger food left behind by X was all too much of a temptation for me to see so let's eat this instead of my yummiest strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, watermelon, cantaloupe, energising green smoothies etc. Big mistake! Not only did I have huge platter of brown rice and creamed coconut I had two(which was from enjoyable).The worst thing is I got more in the pot plus half a kilo packet to get through(I so wish x realize one has a disease and thus supports me by not having this within my view; pasta rice, bread spuds etc. are all TOXIC for me. I can see myself getting rid of this *highly-addictive Toxic substance by the only reason I know how, putting on extra lardy roll as a result. That's it for me, 'I'm powerless of cooked food.....' I'm off to an OA tomorrow, there's one at 13:00 near where I am. After this / next week's brown rice BINGE is RAW VEGAN FOR LIFE, for the sake of my health, the Planet's health and of course my beautiful and intelligent furry friends:) Yep, I'm still quite VULNERABLE at the best of times, we all are:)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Say, Goodbye to Cellulite Forever!

Some weight loss targets are easier to achieve than others.

Shedding pounds and building up lean muscle is relatively simple, provided you have the willpower to stick with your exercise and healthy eating regime.

Getting rid of cellulite, on the other hand, can be much, much harder.

Nutritionists and health experts believe this build up of fat and water deposits under the skin is caused by toxins in the food we eat, so banishing the undesirable orange peel look from your thighs and butt will involve transforming your diet and giving your body a chance to cleanse itself of the toxins that cause cellulite.

Here is our list of the foods you that will help to detoxify your body and keep cellulite at bay.

Whole grains

Whole grain products, such as brown rice and granary bread, are a much better option for your thighs than refined grains like white rice and bread. Why?

Nutritionists say refined grains cause a spike in insulin levels, which can act as a signal to your body to store fat - thus contributing to cellulite. Whole grains are also high in fibre and low in fat (a winning combination in the battle against the orange peel), which will help cleanse your system and fill you up quicker, so you won't eat as much.

Raw foods

Sticking to a raw food diet is not as brutal as it sounds, and some experts claim it is one of the most effective ways to eliminate cellulite.

Eating around half your food raw (mostly fruit and vegetables) will certainly make it easier for your body to purge itself of the toxins that are thought to cause cellulite in the first place (cooking foods destroys many of their vitamins and nutrients).

And, if you make sure the other 50% of your diet is low in fat and calories, then the inevitable weight loss will make it even harder for that cellulite to cling on to your body.


Looking for easy ways to fight cellulite? Well, you can't get much simpler than drinking seven or eight glasses of water a day.

Insufficient water intake is one of the prime culprits when it comes to cellulite, especially when you substitute water for fattier beverages like fizzy drinks, alcohol and caffeine.

Water keeps your body's waste system ticking over, which in turn helps to flush all those nasty toxins from your system, so give yourself a daily target, and make sure you stick to it.

Citrus fruits

We already know that citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits are great natural cleansers, but did you know that they are also excellent at banishing cellulite?

This is because they are rich in bioflavonoids, which experts say help strengthen capillaries (small blood vessels in your body tissue) and thus prevent the dreaded orange peel.


Another great source of bioflavonoids, tomatoes are also bursting with vitamin A, which is thought to play a vital role in keeping your skin looking vibrant and healthy. Tomatoes are also a great source of antioxidants like carotene, which fight off the toxins known as free radicals.

The build-up of these toxins, which enter the body from cigarette smoke, smog and other pollutants, is thought to be a contributing factor to cellulite, so packing your diet with antioxidant-rich foods like tomatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots and peppers is essential.

Herbal teas

Giving up your daily latte is anathema to some, but bear in mind that the build up of toxins in your system is a primary cause of cellulite, and it might not sound like such a bad idea after all.

Instead of coffee and regular tea, flush out your system with a hot herbal beverage like green tea, dandelion tea or, if you can find it, lemon verbena tea, which is thought to promote the smooth running of the digestive system.

Nuts and seeds

Not all fats are bad, remember. While foods heavily laden with saturated fat (sausages, pastry, cakes, biscuits and fast food) are a one way ticket to cellulite city, foods that are rich in unsaturated fats are a vital source of vitamins and minerals that will actually help you to get rid of those unwanted lumps and bumps.

Walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are full of healthy fats and vitamin E, which is known to improve circulation and keep skin looking healthy. Small handfuls of nuts instead of chocolate or other unhealthy treats will keep you feeling full throughout the day, meaning you are less likely to put on weight in the first place.

Natural diuretics

Mmm, delicious! Nevertheless, water retention is thought to be one of the causes of cellulite, so eating foods with diuretic properties will boost the body's ability to flush out toxins and break down fat.

Celery, leafy green vegetables, carrots, onions, parsley, peppers will all help to expel all that unwanted fluid. Fruits high in potassium (such as bananas), are also thought to be adept at maintaining your body's fluid balance.

The worst foods for cellulite:


Refined food

Full-fat dairy and animal products.

Spicy Food