Blue Mind

Simple Sunday

Jackie Greene at Fairytale Town last night for at least the 3rd year in a row, possibly the 4th though I cant find the ticket and dont remember. Gorgeous show as usual thought the sound was off and became painful when he got loud. Or... I'm getting old :D Best friend Michelle went with me this year even though it's really not her kind of music. I'd bought the tickets before break up, she came along for my sake.

Rode my bike to the co-op this morning at 7am. There and back, 4 miles, in an hour, including shopping time. No bad, specially considering how lethargic I am on the bike early in the morning and the trip back with heavy ass back pack. Co-op was nice and quiet too, usually the place is so crowded you cant use a regular cart.

Bunch of stuff on the to do list for today. Hang mirror in bedroom, spot clean carpet, mop kitchen, change toilet seat... Kevin will be here in CA next Sunday!! :D YAY!!
  • Current Music
    Lynn Miles - Flames Of Love
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Felt rather off tonight, didn't want to walk at all. Forced myself saying just a hour. Started out slow, got warmed up then got bored. Cranked up the pace, put on some Godsmack and sweated for 3.25 miles rocking out. :)
  • Current Music
Mind Opened, Rain

Day Off

Taking today as my one day off from exercise, one per week. Came home from work just worn the fuck out. Laid down at 6 and slept till 8, probably going back to bed here in just few.
  • Current Music
    Dave Mason
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Buddha Mind


OK just signed up for my first Yoga class. Well technically it's my 2nd but I was in 3rd grade the first time :) I'm nervous, I'll admit. I've purchased a couple videos over the years and the poses seemed really hard, usually leaving me with a sore back. This is a beginners class so I'm hoping I'll be OK. My back seems stronger now than it has been in years, riding my bike to work everyday seems to be the key to that.

Tired today - didn't sleep good last night, of course I never do Sunday nights. Then at 5:00 this morning I was awakened by the sound of a thunderstorm. They are rare here and I really miss them. Short of sleep or not, I admit I was happy to just lay there feeling the breeze on my skin, smelling the rain and blissing on the sounds of thunder.

Breakfast this morning was an overripe banana (blech) and the last of my raw sunflower seeds. Need to soak and dry the pumpkin seeds I have. Lunch was spinach, blueberries, banana, raw hulled hemp seeds, sprinkle of ground cacao nibs blended with a small amount of water.

Rambling Thoughts

Couple days ago I rigged up the treadmill so I could use my laptop and walk. Been tweaking and refining the setup since. Today I walked 5 miles while I surfed the web and watched Netflix. :) This exercise thing is kinda fun. Not sure where all the motivation is coming from. Recent break up doesn't seem to have that much power in my thoughts. Could be as simple as the energy from this diet. Anyway gonna start tracking stuff here.

7/21/12 - Walked treadmill for an hour while watching Netflix, no hand weights. Made carrot, apple and beat juice. Cursed useless juicer the whole way though. Juice tasted awesome but left me unsatisfied, think I'll stick to my smoothies for a while. Went to a play with MB then went bike riding round Sac for almost 2 hrs. Meandered round East Sac for a while, made it as far as 45th before heading back. Got in at 11:40pm.

7/22/12 - Blender drink for breakfast. Kale, banana, blueberries, chia and too much water. Too liquid to puree properly, did want to toss it so I strained thru sieve. Was fine after that though I feel like I cheated myself out of all that fiber and probably most of the goodness from the kale. Played Wow for and hour or so got bored turned it off and moved laptop to treadmill. Watched Battlestar Galactica and surfed web while I walked 5 miles. Speed was mostly 2.5 but spent a lot of time in 3. Arm weights for a couple miles at least. Did stretches after and had half an avocado with cashew cheese for lunch.
Blue Mind

Two Months on Raw...

Expected/Hoped For

  • Migraines. My main goal. Desperation driven. Hoped to lesson them at least. Haven't had one since I started. Unless you have (or are close to someone who has) frequent migraines you probably have no idea how absolutely awesome this is. It's liberation... it's my life back. It's job security. It's pre-buying event tickets without fear. It's FUCKING AWESOME!!!

  • Weight Loss. Whatever I'll take it. Down 2 sizes at least (I don't actually weigh myself) but the measure tape and I have an agreement. Old favorites are being pulled from the back of the closet and some are already too big.


  • Energy Level is thru the roof. Like that silly happy teenager energy I remember from high school.

  • My Skin has become so soft and smooth. WTF is that about? My first boyfriend had the most amazingly soft skin which I attributed to his fairness (blonde and blue eyed) now I'm thinking it may have been how healthy he was. My skin feels like his did. :)

  • Clarity of Mind... I can think and write again.

  • Periods Without PMS symptoms. Seriously! No pre-period migraine, water gain or sadness. One minute I'm going along like normal and the next I've started, no big deal.

  • Ease of Food Preparation. I've always hated everything about cooking. Food purchase and ingredient preparation. Actual cooking, heating up the house and the need to hover around while something was on the stove. The screwed up meal disappointments. And of course the after clean up. Now I peel a banana and eat it or throw some stuff in a blender and drink it. That's it! Rinse the blender, glass, and move on.

So What the Hell Are You Eating?

I went in raw vegan overnight, it was easier for me than tapering down. I've never been good at that sort of thing. I do have cravings, food smells often make my mouth water. I deal with them by denying them out right. It may sound hard core but for some reason it works better for me.

Since I started I've had 4 meals that weren't raw and I enjoyed them with no guilt and much enthusiasm. I had french toast one lovely Sunday morning at Cafe Bernardo's. A hotdog with gobs of mustard and relish on the 4th of July. An amazing vegetarian hamburger and sweet potato fries at Andy Nguyen's And a sad overcooked bland hamburger and fries at an ice cream parlor with a girlfriend in need of a shoulder, the fries were really good.

  • Breakfast. Water, always water first thing when I get up, while I'm getting ready for work or just waking up I drink a large britta filtered glass of cool water. Then when I get to work I have an organic banana, some raw organic sunflower or pumpkin seeds and a half cup of coffee. Yes, I'm still drinking coffee GASP! Get over it. The seeds I pre-soak and then dry to release the locked up enzymes. More water.

  • Lunch. Usually a salad with no dressing but all sorts of fun stuff like candied walnuts, dried cranberries, avocado, crumbled blue cheese, sliced apples. I eat outside where I can get some shade and people watch. Our office is heavily air conditioned and I need to thaw out usually. More water.

  • Dinner. Mad scientist blender drinks. Basics ingredients are always frozen raw organic spinach or raw organic fresh kale, raw organic frozen fruit (blueberries, bananas, peaches) raw protein powder and cold filtered water. Additions based purely on mood may include one or more of the following raw organic 1/2 knife peeled lemon, raw honey, ground raw organic cacao nibs, raw organic hulled hemp seeds, etc.

  • Snacks. Organic half avocado with salt, organic apples or carrots with raw cashew "cheese" and of course... more water.

  • *Reblogged from Wordpress blog - I miss LiveJournal

It's Getting Easier

I told her I had stored them away in a little a little corner of my soul & moved on. Thats only partially true. Yes, they are part of my soul, always with me, but the space they hold is so much more than a little corner. Everyday I visit them, touch them in some way. Sweet memories that so many, many things in my life bring up. Each time I have to work to push down the pain of loss and each time it gets easier.
  • Current Music
    Marigold - Jackie Greene