Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Measuring Up

Principle #1:  Eat only raw food and drink only water.

Lunch:  Green smoothie (arugula from garden, organic apples, bananas, organic date, lemon juice, water)
            Melon (watermelon for me, honeydew for Travis)
            Organic grapefruit with raw honey
            Organic avocado from Barry Koral's Tropical Fruit Farm in California
            Goody ball


Dinner:  Green salad (romaine, radish, green onion, mushrooms)
             Annie's Natural Salad Dressing - Roasted Red Pepper
             Lightly steamed cauliflower seasoned with butter
             Two goody balls

Our friend, Karl, is eating healthy after getting a serious report from his doctor.  He has noticed how certain commercially grown foods are so loaded with chemicals that we should never eat them.  He and his wife, Rebecca, researched organic vs commercial and found this list of the most chemically laden foods.  It is best to always buy these organic....strawberries, celery, peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, nectarines, cherries, lettuce, grapes, and pears.  Have you noticed how beautiful commercially grown strawberries are?  And how tasteless?  And what a long shelf-life they have?  Organically grown strawberries will be juicy and will spoil in a couple of days.  You have to eat them quickly.

Which brings me to the tomato I had planned to put in our green salad for dinner.  Three vine ripened tomatoes have been sitting on my butcher block table for close to two weeks, yet they have not rotted.  Why is that?  I chopped one for the salad, and the inside looked mealy.  I put it in the compost bowl instead of the salad.

Principle #2:  Walk everyday, if possible.
Travis and I walked for 45 minutes...three times around our block.

Principle #3:  Be in the fresh air and sunshine every day.
Travis and I went to Walmart and bought two bags of hardwood mulch for $2.48 each and a bag of Ironite Mineral Supplement for Soil for $18.42 for our garden.  We are still looking for a place to buy rock dust, but so far have not found it.

Principle #4:  Avoid all stress and live in a beautiful, wholesome, calm environment.
I did some domestics...laundry, made bed, cleaned kitchen, mopped floor.  I listed some things to sell on-line.

Principle #5:  Pray, meditate, expect to be healed.  Learn and grow.
I had my morning prayer and devotion time; practiced flute, listened to French lesson on Rosetta Stone, and prepared and submitted my History of Nature Cure lesson on Dr. Benedict Lust to Dr. Fielder.

- The commercial salad dressing was not ideal.
- The butter was not organic or raw
- I should have walked another 15 minutes

Lessons of the Day:
Lord, bless our week.  May we be brave enough to fight for our ideals. - Paulo Coelho

You crown the year (2012) with Your goodness; and Your paths drop fatness.  - My paraphrase of Psalms 65:11.

God the Father has made us fit to partake of the saints in light.  He delivered us from the power of darkness.  And He has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son in whom we have redemption and forgiveness of sins.  Thank Goodness.  - My paraphrase of Colossians 1:12-14

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