Hello there lovely people reading my blog. I hope you are all well, fine and dandy and that you enjoyed a great weekend.
I have just had 4 days of timetable suspension celebrating Miles’30th (toy boy alert) and am preparing to get back to the usual weekly thang tomorrow.
Activities involved general mooching, Tate Modern for soul restoration, and checking out the Street Photography expo at the Museum of London which is well worth a look; it was packed this weekend, but it’s on until September so pop in when things are less hectic.
We stayed in the City which was great – I used to live in the East End but I love seeing London in a different way when you wake up in a new bit of it. The Old Smithfields market in the rain makes for an interesting backdrop as is undergoes a facelift, and the quiet streets of EC1 on a Sunday morning are like a ghost town. The Crowne Plaza leaves a lot to be desired though. Despite the Lastminute.com deal we enjoyed, we had to wait for a room to be free (no complimentary coffee while we waited either), and when the green light was finally given the lift opened onto a floor of paint tins, sheets and decorators. Hmmm, beware the Secret Hotel deals is what we say….
In other news, since my video blog last week things have been great with my health. I have been the smoothie queen and have upped my raw food intake to around 60 %, still keeping wheat and dairy free. I signed up for news and recipes from the lovely Polly Noble who is local to me in Cambs (check out her raw food workshop events too) and I am , as ever, inspired by the fabulous Shazzie.
I have had more energy, my skin is brighter, and my natural hunger levels are much more reduced when I fill my body with good stuff. I am actually feeling addicted to my 12 a day after even one week of being the juice moose so I am already hooked on the benefits of ingesting fresh enzymes and pure goodness in a smoothie hit. Financially my transition hasn’t seemed as bad as I feared; my excuse system was always that to eat raw and fresh is more money and we can’t afford it as a family of 4. In actual fact although soya milk costs a little more than cow,s things like my reduced alcohol consumption make up for some extra fruit in the week. I have my eye on a juicer once the budget allows, to make the most of getting fresh juice from fruit and veg. Any recommendations for a good one?
This week I plan to tackle my caffeine intake on #Projectendo and to start cutting back on my cuppas – I tend to drink 3-4 cups a day and I am hooked on my fresh coffee in the morning, so I will start swapping for green tea to reduce the cortisol spike addiction. This may result in a grumpy monster as I get used to less of the good beans, but for the long run worth the pain. I hope.
I am going to bring in Raw Mondays from tomorrow, going raw every Monday to help redress the balance of weekends, a few rum and cokes and over indulgence. Join me for the challenge if you want to, I will be trying out new raw food recipes and reporting back as my health progresses.
Have a good one, people. Until next time x
PS I lost 4 pounds this week.