Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thermidor or 7 days without apple makes one weak

It was a while since my last post and about a week since I started to write this one, so I'll rewrite it from scratch.

Last week was so busy, didn't even have time to sleep.

And last version of this post was starting as "And now half of another week is gone and I almost didn't notice it."

So previous week was crazy as well. :)

The week before last one, everything was good and bright :)

Another quote from previous version:

"Saturday and Sunday went pretty good. On Saturday I was parting and came home around 3am, next morning I had yoga class. So I was pretty lucky that police shut the party down, and I made it home not so late :)

Sunday was pretty powerful, I had 2 hours of yoga and 6 hours of climbing after that. And felt very good.

But then it started weird.

General weakness, numbness in the fingertips and nose bleeding.

So I went to doctor and asked for blood test and general check up. On blood test I faded :) And Tuesday and Wednesday I was forcing myself to just walk, don't speak of running stairs or anything like that.

As for my diet it was pretty much the same tomatoes, sweet peppers, a lot of fruits. And I started to sprout. Had huge craving for nuts but couldn't find anything raw around.

On Wednesday I found some shelled hazelnuts and I liked the taste,but my body didn't really like the feeling. So I soaked them for a night and next morning they were much softer and felt better for my body.

Sunday morning I got first lentil sprouts, I had them for breakfast and then I had 5K run (Achilles St. Patrick), in the begging of teh run it felt like I would die there :) But then I noticed that I still run with same speed as first guys, so I continue to run. And I finished in 21 minute, that was better then I expected for myself.

Then I had raw pistachios that I bought on Friday in Ambrosia (Steels and Yonge, very nice store with a lots of raw stuff). Although my body didn't like them at all and had to go to bathroom many times that day and I felt something like fever. By that time I counted it as post-run conditions. So I eat some of them on Monday with same results. Then I soaked them overnight, and Tuesday morning they turned into messy stuff. After googling it I found out that pistachios are processed with high temperature as well as cashews.

"Pistachios are hulled and dried within 24 hours of harvest. Rosengarten reports that the nuts are dried using heated air, at 150-160 degrees F"

So no more pistachios. Peanuts on other hand I bought in same store are very soft and nice with my body especially after soaking them overnight.

As for my blood test results that I got on Monday – they said that I have too much protein in my body :) I didn't consume any supplements for about a month on blood test day (except that left over of multivitamins, but it doesn't have protein in it). I'll do another one in a month and we'll see.

This week was much better in terms of feeling, I still feel weak, but I'm kinda used to it :) And have huge craving for bread :) Who can imagine I wasn't bread-eat for last few years :)

Yesterday I had chick peas sprouts for lunch, I liked the taste and feeling, and have three jars sprouting in my kitchen now with lentils, chick peas and kidney beans.

So overall everything is ok now, kind of strange lightness and weakness, but I think it's just my body transforming to something new, we'll see.

Stay tuned.


Cris Lee said...

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You are a really fantastic guy !
I knew your work , in a free pictures and I love And " now I'm flying like an angel to the sun " , as I have to ask permirtion to use , I know your work and is really fantastic .
Congratulation .
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Have a nice weekend !
Cris Lee : )

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