Sunday, August 29, 2010

Short Post before a Long Post

Phew! I can't begin to tell you what life has been like since my last post here. I really can't.
Kennedy had her brain and spinal surgery...her recovery has been less than optimal and she has been hosptilazed for extended stays twice since then.

I will tell the full length of her story/recovery process on her  blog later tonite. Suffice it to say, it is the toughest thing I have ever done and will ever do in my life. Watching your child in that much pain is excruciating....

Onto the food/exercise...later tonite I will make a long post with alllllllllllll that's been happening, but let me say briefly, I have been toying with the notion of a "SANE" diet...what's safe/sane and makes sense.

When I was 100% raw, I was really really thin, and had tons of energy. Yes this is true, but I never felt balanced...or grounded. I did when I ate nuts/nut butters, but then my stomach would bloat (when still digesting a kale salad with tons of tahini). IF not, I felt light and airy, but not grounded and real. THEN when I did fruitarianism, I felt amazing. The weight management was effortless, but I was totally up in the clouds. My body felt amazing, but 20 average bananas a day left me feeling like something was missing.

I have been on this journey for about 5-6 years now and I FINALLY have it down for ME. I know this is a safe, sane way to eat and approach food. Veganism is as much a part of my soul as being African American is  to me so I dont' waiver there, but I have no judgments for those who eat HUMANELY procured animal products. I would prefer the world be vegan. I hate the thought of any animal dying for some one's taste buds, but factory farming is so yesterday. That kinda cruelty and pain is soooooooooooooooo over! I will post a few online sources of humanely slaughtered animal products/meat. I know my vegan friends will kill me, but this is a part of my new "non judgment", "safe and sane" approach. I will challenge those who do eat meat to Meatless Mondays.

I maintained my awesome vegan diet even while living in the hospital with Kennedy! It was so crazy how I did it all, but I did. I setup a pantry in her room. The nurses thought it was hilarious. I was merely trying to survive. Let me not kid you...this revelation came as a result of some serioulsy bad vegan eating for a few sad months prior to the surgery. I felt so depressed and sad about this...what  better than a pint or two of 
Yummy I know....

So, just wanted you to know that I am back. She is taking one day at a time. Tonite I will regal you with ventures and stories, lessons and gifts I have acquired throughout this spiritually evolved time in my life in regards to my diet /exercise.

Let me say this to finish for now: I've never felt better...just the way I am

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