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Raw Food Log, 2008, 8/28...

Breakfast- 5 large sweet peaches, peeled and sliced.

Lunch- 1/4 very large watermelon

Dinner- 1 Hass avocado, 1 very large tomato, handful of cherry tomatoes, 2 plum tomatoes, large handful of whole raw cashew nuts

This morning I was thinking about how vulnerable I felt yesterday while I was on the TV set of the HBO pilot The Last of the 9th.  I was surrounded by strangers, all nice people, the ones that I met, but still strangers.  I was in a strange location way up town in the Bronx.  There was all the hustle and bustle of the film crew doing their job.  I was in front of the cameras several times, wanting to look good and to do a good job and follow directions from the director, producer, assistant directors, and everyone else who  felt like it was their job to give direction.  I didn't know what time we'd be finished working or if I'd be working the next day.  To top it off, there were tables of food, that for me and many other people, is considered comfort food(pasta, bread, chicken, roast beef, side dishes, chips, cookies, pies, candy, sweets, coffee, Tea, etc.) and I was eating cucumbers!

Today it occurred to me, that it was no wonder I felt vulnerable,  I wasn't soothing myself with cooked salty food.  In fact I was eating very simple raw food and drinking water.  I have this idea that the more I can stay raw even though I feel these vulnerable feelings the easier it will become in the future.  I know this is true from my past experience.

Of course there is more to living than eating raw food.  I've been meditating and practicing yoga and doing my own personal spiritual work daily and it all goes hand in hand with eating raw.  On any given day, I try to ask myself "What am I willing to do for my health and wellbeing today?"

On some days I feel very happy to share the answer.  On other days I'd rather keep it to myself.

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 11:08AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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Reader Comments (1)

I like the idea of the 3 meals thing... it's so easy to just eat as a past time and forget what eating is all about. I think the digestive rest concept is very important...Thanks for the reminder - I'd forgotten about that recently.
Thanks again :D
August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLenora

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