Day 88 of the Fruit Feast. i did something interesting today. i looked at my blog at this point one year ago to see how last year compares to this year. It was interesting. At this point last year i weighed about 186lbs (i am 198lbs this year). i blogged about how i wanted to stay fruitarian permanently, (same as this year). i could not do the level of workouts i do now, i was doing some running, alot of walking (i have not gone for a run yet this year as i am concentrating on my calistenics work) and about 150 push ups 2-3 times per week(as opposed to 200-350+ now). i was doing about 35 chins per workout (as opposed to 100+ now). i reported no heavy cravings but just salt once in awhile (well its different now as i have no cravings). i also noted that last year i started the journey at about 205lbs (i was 213lbs this year on January 17th). So overall i believe my position is stronger this year because i am getting no cravings for anything salty and my body is stronger. i may start some light jogging at some point (2-4 miles) but i need new running shoes. The only area of caution i noted was that it was after my 4th month (120 days) my cravings started getting stronger. Lets see what happens this year.
Since i am planning on staying Fruitarian, i have begun to think about the autumn season. That is my weakest point because of the food i associate with Thanksgiving. For me that would be steamed veggies, bulgar wheat with avocado and/or steamed plaintain, homemade vegan pizza and raw apple pie. i must say goodbye to all but the raw apple pie. Right now it does not seem like a big deal, but thats right now. Its in this area i must really depend on Grace this year. As every year i have been raw this is the area where i usually stray from 100%. i don't want that to happen this year. i suppose i must deal with that bridge when i get to it and not think about it now. But i have made some mental notes. Durian is still in season all the way until November. Navel oranges begin to hit the stores in the fall and i can still get whole watermelons then. If can obtain these fruits in large quantities i should be fine. Of course there are apples also, but apples are not as appealing to me as they once were because i am really feeling oranges, watermelon, mangoes and durian right now. When peaches are in season (usually August-September around here), i love those also. Maybe i am just mentally gearing up for whatever fight it will be because i do not want to fall, not this time. i will pray to be ready and i am ready to fight. i really want this now, i feel it is time.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Breakfast: Half a watermelon, 4 mangoes.
Lunch: 5 honey tangerines, half a watermelon., 3 medjool dates
Dinner: 32oz coconut-tangerine juice smoothie, 2 dates, 2 mangoes
Spiritual bread: Ephesians 3-6
Exercise: 360 push-ups, 100 squats, 4 sets of assisted pistols (isometrics).
Grace and Peace be multiplied.