View Full Version : Young Newbie in WI
12-04-2006, 05:44 PM
I am a college student from WI! I have always been into health and exercise, and stumbled upon raw simply by searching through various health websites. Raw caught my eye because I had never heard of it before, so I have been reading (almost daily!) the threads on this site ever since summer in order to learn more about it. This is my first time actually posting! I am currently 75% raw (more or less). The food habits of college students are hard to fight, but I find that reading these posts really help! So I wanted to introduce myself and meet everyone! Hello! :p
Hello RR, and welcome!
Obvious question... are you a runner? :-)
12-05-2006, 12:48 AM
And yes, I am a runner. It gets to be hard during the Wisconsin winter season because of the icy streets, but I try! This past April I did my first half marathon! It was definitely challenging, but I enjoyed how great I felt for completing it!
I am also guessing you are a runner also? ;)
12-05-2006, 01:13 AM
Welcome to the boards, you are doing so great, we are so happy you are here with us.
12-05-2006, 04:22 AM
I think most of us stumbled onto this website by just searching the net. Isn't Life Wonderful. I am So Glad you found us and are changing your LifeStyle to RAW. Yes college life has all the food groups, fat,grease,sugar,salt and white flour-did I leave one out?
I am Soooo PROUD of you, making such a change in your Life and doing it NOW, not later. WE are here for you whenever you need us, WE are a Family, helping one another stay on our RAW Journey. Not one of us have all the answers BUT TOGETHER, WE CAN ROCK THE WORLD.
So stay tuned to this site and keep us posted on your progress. Again I am Happy you found us because you keep heaping wood on MY fire.
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW........Welcome to MY World......
It gets to be hard during the Wisconsin winter season because of the icy streets, but I try!
Yesterday was the first "cold" day I decided to suck it up and get out there... just five miles, but yeah, ice and packed slush the whole way. I gotta get me some trail shoes for days like that.
I actually felt real good, it was a balmy 20 degrees out which isn't a problem, except for those times when I was headed face on into the wind and my cheeks froze :rolleyes: Ah such is life in the midwest!
Where in Wisconsin are you? Madison? I was just up there speaking at UW Madison in October. Met some great people there from the vegetarian and the running clubs.
12-05-2006, 10:22 PM
I live in Wisconsin- in Milwaukee and part of the time near Maiden Rock overlooking Lake Pepin. I don't visit this forum as much as I would like- I am running- but not like you; rather, I have an overbooked life.
There is a raw food potluck in the north part of Milwaukee that meets monthly.
12-11-2006, 10:32 AM
It's very nice to meet you. Just a quick question out of curiousity- where do you buy your groceries? I am still very new to Raw and I have a hard time finding a place to buy good raw foods (or at a reasonable price). It sounds as if you are much more experienced so maybe you know of good places to buy foods?
12-11-2006, 10:48 AM
I'm back after a long hiatus...but I wanted to say you'll find a lot of support here! I just moved to the East Coast a year ago after growing up in WI...love it out here, but miss WI alot!! Kiss some cows for me....
Is there a Woodman's near you? I've got one near me and it's my FAVORITE place for organic produce! They've got the best prices (because they don't accept credit cards), and they've got a nice organic selection with probably five times the stuff at any other store around here.
12-11-2006, 05:55 PM
mommamia- I will definitely kiss some cows for you! haha
kmik- I checked to see where some Woodman's are and it looks like there are none in the nearby area (at least an hours drive or so), but thanks for the tip! If I am ever in any of those areas, I will definitely have to swing by- it sounds great!
12-13-2006, 11:28 PM
Hi, I am in new and in WI too! where are you??? How is it going?? I have been 60-70 percent raw for a few weeks and am going 100 percent at this very moment!! :) :rolleyes: Jo in Appleton
12-14-2006, 12:45 AM
I am in the Milwaukee area! I'm in the 60-70 percent raw range also. Good luck going to the 100%!!! That's great!!!
12-14-2006, 06:31 AM
Hey Jo in Appleton,
Have you checked out the Red Radish in Neenah? Our grocery shopping is usually the Free Market in Appleton, an Asian food store also in Appleton on Wisconsin Ave, Woodman's, and then the Red Radish.
The RR has some great greens that we don't find else where. They even have pea and sunflower shoots grown with ocean minerals in the soil. Very good and vibrant!
12-14-2006, 09:31 PM
I buy food at a number of different places balancing price, quality, and a sense of earth stewardship. Outpost Natural Foods- I tend to buy in Bay View but sometimes quality or price makes me look elsewhere. Metro Market on the East Side has the best avocados, organic carrot juice made on the spot, a great organic section, and often reasonable prices. They also have an organic salad bar that is very inexpensive.
Sometimes I do some shopping and eating at River West Coop. I really like the people there. Whole Foods has opened on the East Side and I buy some things there. Michael Fields Best sells at the downtown open market- they have organic produce grown locally and some of their items are biodynamic. There is a good Asian market off of National that sells Durian and Young Coconuts at very reasonable prices.
One unique place in Wisconsin is off of Highway 60 in a little town of Rubicon called Back to the Best. This is a family farm and whenever we travel that we, we try to stop in because they have a great store- best prices on Celtic Salt, Superfood (Schoof's who trained with Dr. Schultz), and, in the summer and fall, great produce at wholesale prices.
Sorry, this is a little long but I wanted to share the info. Maybe we can see about getting a number of the raw fooders in the area together (not that there are many).
12-14-2006, 09:52 PM
hey all you wisconson folks! i'm based out of wisconsin right now too. currently in wausau but i travel all over the state.
12-15-2006, 10:40 AM
Thanks so much for all of that information! That helps a lot!! Usually I use Outpost, but sometimes the prices seem a little much. Thanks for all your suggestions! I will definitely check out all of those places! (Yay!)
haha, I loved the must.resist.cheesecurds. It seems that there are a few Wisconsinites in here- I'm excited!
12-17-2006, 05:06 PM
And I thought I was the only raw vegan in wisconsin... ;-)
Well, sometimes it feels like that so it's been pretty awesome to read this thread. I'm a college student at UW-Madison. I've been a vegetarian for 9 years, a vegan for 6 years, and a raw vegan for, well, about a month. I'm probably about 90% raw because I use Annies Organic Salad Dressing (I have yet to master a raw dressing recipe).
I also run. I've played sports all my life but have just really gotten into running in the past 2 years. I tried training for a marathon last spring and did get up being able to run 15 miles at once but then an ankle injury threw off my running schedule, and I never did run it.
kmik, I was actually at your talk at UW-Madison. I was from the vegetarian organization. Well, I did try going about 75% raw right after that, failed a few times, and realized that once I went close to 100% raw it was ALOT easier because my cravings for processed and cooked foods stopped. I can now look at Christmas cookies and not crave them, i'm amazed.
Anyways kmik, I really wanted to thank you tremendously for changing my life. I actually just got back from the gym where I ran for an hour and 10 minutes. If I had done this a month ago, I would have been breathing very hard and probably wouldn't have even been able to run that amount of time because I really haven't trained in a while, I had just been running for fun. However, since going raw, the biggest change I've noticed is how "normal" my breathing is when I'm running. I just don't feel out of breath anymore, no matter how long I run for or at what intensity. It's AMAZING.
I'd love to keep in contact with you, and I'd definitely be interested in joining up with the run raw team in the future. Are you planning any spring marathons?
PS. I've always wanted to lose between 10-15 pounds since freshman year of high school, and despite being a vegan and always involved in sports, I never could. Even though I've only been raw for a month, I've already lost 15 pounds. I honestly can't believe it. I still don't. :-)
Katie!!! Wow, thanks, your words made my day :D I'm so thrilled to hear you're doing so well, I'll pass your message on to Tim. I'm sure he'd be happy to hear how good you're doing too!
Um... I'm not the most organized person, and I THINK we got your email address, but I seem to have misplaced the addresses we got from that whole speaking tour :( If you could email me at Krista@runraw.org with your email address, I'll add you on to our mailing list to keep you up to date on Team happenings... AND... I'd be happy to share my all time FAVORITE raw salad dressing recipe with you :)
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