Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 126, 100% Raw Fruitarian

Monday, Day 126, 100% Raw Fruitarian. Rainy day today. i wasn't very productive work-wise. i did eat well (praise my Saviour for His provision). These mangos from Costa Rica are really very good. i have heard about mangos from the carribbean and central america and how they are much better then the ones we usually get here. i am definitely a believer now as i ate 6 of them today. i am glad we had the rain as we need it badly. Rainy days tend to make me lazy though. i always feel like sleeping. i did get in some very good workouts today. Here are how the meals went:

Little over half a large watermelon, 3 mangos (1008 calories)

Large bowl of zucchini spaghetti with avocado-plantain-banana sauce. The sauce could have been (and would have been) better but i used the juice of a grapefruit. i am not a big fan of grapefruit but nobody was going to eat it and i definitely wasn't going to let it waste. (1045 Calories)

2 large bananas, 3 mangos, 4 navel oranges (920 calories)

In the morning i did 5 sets of 50 pushups (250 total). This evening i did 9 sets of dips (265 total).

Grace and Peace be multiplied.

Days 124 & 125, 100% Raw Fruitarian.

Weekend Review of Days 124 & 125, 100% Raw Fruitarian. i had a great weekend. i was greatly blessed. The weekend was so busy that i really did not have time to blog as i normally would. It seemed that the tone was set as i was out and mowing my lawn Friday morning before 8am. The Revelation bible studies online have started well. We had a very nice time in North Carolina on Saturday. After the service we had lunch in a very cute little park in a small town. It was a very bright and sunny day in the low 80s. There, in the midst of a delicious-looking vegan lunch complete with homemade biscuits, chickpea spread, potato salad and a large green salad, sat my durian. People kept wanting to touch it and kept saying "its like a porcupine"....LOL. A couple of people were brave enough to taste alittle but i had it all to myself. Which of course i didn't mind at all. On Sunday, at the Asian market i was also able to obtain 32 of the most delicious mangos. 20 of them were the small variety from Costa Rica. i wish i could have gotten more, but i was very thankful for the bounty i received. My wife made me give her my word that i would not buy another durian until next weekend. i reluctantly agreed. i did have such a taste for one on Sunday and i would have bought one if she had not interceded.

The reason she feels that way makes sense. A Durian is basically one meal. For the cost of a Durian i could buy a case of the mangos (which i did) and that will last us 3 days. So the Durian is a weekend treat. i was blessed because in the last 7 days, i have had four of them so i didn't complain when she made me promise not to buy another one this weekend. But they are so good! Funny thing, the one i ate on Friday night weighed alittle less than 6 pounds, but it had more flesh in it than the bigger one i ate on Saturday. My wife and children also noticed this. i hope to be able to spot the ones with the best flesh by a trained eye in time. i am so glad its Durian season. The sermon i was impressed to give on Saturday was entitled "When knowledge is not enough". It was designed to impress the hearers with the need for experience in their beliefs rather than relying on theory. i am gaining a tremendous experience in the 4+ months i have been fruitarian. i am really enjoying the journey overall for sure.

On sunday i played basketball with my son and some young guys for a couple of hours. The kids noted how i seemed to have alot of energy and was able to play a long time. i even was able to do sets of chins between games. i cannot adequately express how good this lifestyle is making me feel both physically and spiritually. It has to be experienced to understand really.

Overall, i didn't mark well my meals this weekend, but i know i ate about 3000 plus calories on both Saturday and Sunday. i ate whole watermelons, mangos and of course Durian. i am blogging this on Monday and i will give a more detailed account of today's activities and meals when the day ends.

Grace and Peace be multiplied.