Yesterday I was retaining some water in my ankles and feet (just a little bit). Could it have been from the extreme heat and humidity yesterday? I was stuck in a hot garage, breathing in nasty fumes, for 2 1/2 hours in the heat. There was no a/c or breeze, so I was sweating a lot. Also, there was no place for me to sit, so I was standing in that heat for the 2 1/2 hours. I don't know if that will make your ankles and feet get a little puffy, or not. At the end of the 2 1/2 hours, though, my heart started doing the flip-flop thing that it does sometimes. I think I was just tired at that point--tired of the heat and of standing around with nothing to do.

Anyway, this morning my feet and ankles look okay. I stepped on the scale and I'm down one more pound (after losing that water weight from the Indian food last week). This isn't about the pounds, though--it's about getting to a healthy point where I feel more alive. The weight will come off naturally as I get to that healthy point, so I'm not focusing on it--just checking it sometimes, since it's an easy way of seeing some progress on days when I might not be feeling like things are changing.

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FEELING:

I'm feeling a little bit tired today, but not too foggy-headed. I don't feel that small ache in my back this morning. My eyes aren't as dry (probably because I had that good oil on the salad last night!). I'm also feeling like transitioning to a healthier diet is easier to do than going 100% overnight like I've done in the past. My family benefits since I'm doing it slowly, too. Incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into our diet is no big deal for them--it's all stuff they like and would eat, anyway. When I went 100% raw in the past, it was too different for them (well, for my husband more than my daughter). It's better this way. It feels right for me and it's easy.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I woke feeling a bit congested and even now (afternoon) I feel like my sinuses aren't very clear. It is most likely from the wheat I ate yesterday (even though it was sprouted wheat).

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LEARNING:

* Continuing with Creative Health Institute program

* Continuing with the Sun Foods book

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EATING:

* 1/2 an apple sliced very thin and also chopped

* Handful of crushed walnuts sprinkled on top of the apples, along with a generous amount of cinnamon

* Small glass soymilk

* Small bowl of leftover dahl with lemon

* Small bowl of carob pudding

* One California veggie burger with ketchup and no bun

* 1 1/2 cups rice mixed with generous amount of ground almonds, chopped and lightly cooked mustard and kale greens, scallions, garlic, lemon, and topped with chopped garlic scapes! (I dished out only 1 cup for myself, so I wouldn't overeat with carbs, but it's just too tasty that I *had* to have some more--now I'm full (not stuffed, but full).)