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My life's purpose is best described by: Be the change you want to see in the world: Gandhi. Smiling is my "botox"-FORGET THE DRUGS AND SURGERY. I spice up my life, not my diet, which is SIMPLY DELICIOUS on its own. KISS: I Keep it simple sugars-from whole, fresh, ripe, raw, organic fruits (veggies,some nuts/seeds too). The 811rv motto is: simplicity at mealtime, variety throughout the year. My motto is: I live in my own little world, but it's ok they all know me there. At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life.

4/22/2009

Staying raw while traveling

Have spoon, will travel.

I'm off on a big trip tomorrow that I'm very excited about. My father has always dreamed of visiting Israel. With his health being so poor, he can no longer travel on his own. I'm the lucky person that gets to go with him on his trip!

The itinerary is as follows: 1) Chimp Sanctuary
2)European cruise for 2 weeks visiting Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus and then Italy
3)Farm sanctuary

For me, the toughest part will most likely be the cruise because I won't have much independence to buy my own food.

I've taken some precautions beforehand. First off, I've called the cruise line and asked for a fridge in my room and for extra organic fruit to be served. Next, I'm bringing along some tupper-ware to be able to prepare my meals in advance for the land excursions (thank you MM for the suggestions). I'll stock up on fruit and greens the night before. I've also planned in advance how I'm going to tackle this by doing some internet searching about markets in the places I'll be visiting to be able do some of my own shopping.

Right now, the most important thing for me to do is make a list reminding me of my motives for staying raw during this trip.

a) I want to enjoy this trip to the fullest. I don't want to be dragged down with low energy, bouts of constipation, headaches, bloating etc. that will prevent me from being my best at all times. I know that even small amounts of cooked food, especially salty, oily fare have these negatives effects on me. I don't want to spend anytime having to recuperate from a meal. Life is too short. I might never make it back to these beautiful places and I don't want to miss a thing.

b) I want to be fully present and healthy for my family, especially my dad, since this trip is very important to him. Seeing him so sick truly motivates me to stick to 811rv or that could very easily be me one day.

c) I want to meet this new challenge to my 811rv diet/lifestyle with grace and confidence. I want to look back at this experience with complete self-respect and pride for my accomplishments.

Thank you any and all that read my blog for your support. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

4 comments:

Adeline said...

What a wonderful trip you'r gonna make !! i long to hear how you manage to stick 811 during it...i'm so nervous when i have to leave home and don't know what i gonna find to eat ...

Enjoy your trip with your dad !

Sarah said...

I hope you and your father have a wonderful trip. I look forward to hearing about the journey. Good luck!

ajchanter said...

Hope you and your farther have a great trip!! Enjoy Europe! :D

Ecodea said...

Wow! Sounds like so much fun! And it's great that your father didn't get discouraged to take the trip despite his health issues! I also love how you planned it all out - very inspiring for future trips of mine :) Have a wonderful trip and post pictures if you can!