I have eliminated all meat, dairy and eggs (& all animal by-products) from my diet months ago. Now I'm working to eliminate all processed foods.
I'm well into day 2 of my juice fast. Bouts of feeling hungry every 1-1.5 hours or so, but repeatedly satisfied when I put back a bunch of juice. Overall I'm feeling about as good and energetic as normal.
I'm only consuming water and fresh vegetables and fruits that have been put through my juicer. Mainly juice though.
I have stopped weight training for the time being.
I'm taking this one day at a time, but my goal is to get to 10 days and assess whether or not I feel up to keeping it going longer. After that my diet will consist of only whole foods.
Feel free to give any input you may have or ask questions!
Yesterday's juice contents: -apples
Today's juice contents: -apples
You are what you eat. (posting for accountability)
I posted these on my Facebook yesterday but I thought it would be fun to share here too. These are my body suspension photos from December. Some epic shots in here. I'm so grateful to have these mementos to preserve an already unforgettable experience and weekend. Special thank you to @neenadotcom for taking the photos and of course @russfoxx for facilitating. It means a lot to me to have friends I can share this experience because it is very meaningful to me. I grow so much as a person when I challenge myself like this. I am grateful to have the opportunity for this to be a part of my journey. I'm going to lead with the least shocking photo for the squeamish 💚
The scars from my most recent body suspension are healing beautifully. I love the little chicken pock looking marks it leaves on my chest and back. I don't care much for what it means to be white but I love my skin and it's stripes. I'm grateful for the opportunity to discover the strength of my skin unrelated to racist dogma and outdated science. I haven't always loved the skin I'm in, but body suspension has been instrumental in making that shift. I remember my session in the summer, I learned how to overcome my desperate need to scratch when my skin was inflamed with eczema. I'm way better to manage my skin after this. I'm so grateful for this avenue to make peace with my body and myself. I'm looking forward to more suspension in the future for the purposes of art, ceremony and personal growth.
Cyborg Profile: RJ Salvatierra (@rj_salvatierra)
RJ Salvatierra is a Global Events Manager for ReedPOP Entertainment and Penny Arcade. He received a B.S. degree in Information Systems from the UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has previously been active in the area of cloud security as a Network Data Analyst for various government-wide programs. Although, in the last few years he has shifted his career path to his passion for gaming culture and now provides management services in coordinating gaming conferences like PAX (Penny Arcade Expo). His work experience includes Global Client/Partner Relations, Resource Management, Registration Services, PR Communication and Structural Design. He is also a LBK (Left Below Knee) amputee in which he suffered a traumatic vehicle accident at a young age, but has overcome the experience in a very positive way. He has partaken in many sports activities such as parkour, snowboarding and mountain climbing throughout his life and is a strong advocate for the Amputees Collation of America. Recently, he has taken an interest as a hobbyist prosthetic designer and is fascinated with the aesthetics of LED operated lighting modules in artificial limbs. He is currently working on a prototype shell for his prosthetic leg that allows programmable lighting scenes/moods and Bluetooth remote operation.
Cyborg Profile: Tim Cannon
Tim Cannon is an American software developer, entrepreneur, and biohacker based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is best known as CIO of @grindhousewetware, a biotechnology startup company that creates technology to augment human capabilities. Grindhouse was co-founded by Cannon and Shawn Sarver in 2012.
Cannon has had a variety of body modification implants, including an RFID tag in his hand and magnetic implants in a finger, wrist, and tragus.
In October 2013, Cannon became the first person to be implanted with the Grindhouse-designed biometric sensor known as Circadia; which sent Cannon's temperature to his phone, was powered wirelessly through inductive charging, and mimicked bioluminescence with subdermal LEDs. Cannon is currently working to design an improved, consumer-friendly version of his Circadia implant that measures additional biometrics such as blood glucose, blood oxygen, blood pressure, and heart rate data.
In November 2015, Tim had a prototype of Grindhouse’s Northstar device implanted into his right forearm during a procedure at the “Cyborg Fair” in Düsseldorf, Germany. A little larger than a coin, Northstar contained five LED lights, creating a bioluminescent effect when touched with a magnet.