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01-03-2007, 07:49 PM
:o hi everyone.i was 245 pounds and had high blood pressure and had to be on high cloresterol meds and had arthritis so bad.the dr. put me on a diet of no sugar and no salt and low fat.that was oct.18thof 2006.i have lost 38 lbs.i am leaning toward raw foods but still eat soup.and cooked oatmeal.i have been trying to do the 10,000 steps a day exercise program.so the weight is dropping. i have been reading some of the postings and wondered what a green smoothie is. i am reading and learning more. today for lunch i had a half an avocado mashed.i cut up a tomato and onion and mixed them in with the avocado and then scooped into 2 halfs of green bell peppers and ate. so good.i am happy to be getting exercise and am still cooking some...but trying not to.i feel way better. been drinking like 3-32 oz. bottles of water every day.thanks for reading this.taylor
01-03-2007, 08:09 PM
Welcome to the forum Taylor. Sounds like you are taking excellent steps to get healthier and happier too. Congratulations!! Your lunch sounds yummy!
01-04-2007, 01:06 AM
You are on the road to raw! Seems like your good sense is telling you this is the right path for you. Welcome.
01-04-2007, 08:37 AM
thank u both for the nice welcome and the words of encouragement.so nice.there is so much i don't know and am trying to learn.i am poking here and there to see what is on this site and to learn.maybe i will find out what a green smoothie is.hee hee.thanks everyone.taylor
01-04-2007, 08:41 AM
thank u both for the nice welcome. i don't know alot of things but i am peeking here and there on this site and seeing alot.trying to find out what green smoothies are.thanks-i am eager to read and learn what others who are on a more advanced road to health know already.thanks so much
01-04-2007, 10:55 AM
Welcome to the group. I too have some medical issues. I have been Raw for approx 30 days, some days more Raw than others. I love Green Smoothies. They are very easy to make. Just make any smoothie you like and add some greens to it.
This is one I like to make. Put 1 cup of orange juice and 1 or 2 Bananas in the blender and get them going. I then start putting in handfuls of spinach. Sorry but I don't measure much
You can use any green leafy vegetable you like.
Try this out, I think you will enjoy.
01-04-2007, 11:15 AM
I was slow to pick up on the taste of green smoothies...but now I think I've adopted it as something I actually like. The trick for me is to use a ton of citrus so that you can successfully mask the taste of the green things, which, in my opinion, properly belong in salads...lol. So, I use a lot of oranges and the occasional dash of lemon juice in mine. Or sour apples (like granny smith kind), and a banana. :)
01-04-2007, 11:34 AM
thank u for the smoothie recipes...i am soon off to the store to get greens.i also came across some more green smoothie recipes.i am very excited aobut this knowledge.thank u all so much for the response. taylor
01-04-2007, 12:04 PM
You are on your way to a Good start......Just take it one day at a time. So right, your body will began to talk to you in a language you will understand. Before RAW our bodies always spoke in a foreign tongue, so we got all the mixed signals and lots of trouble.
100% is Always the best but since this is YOUR Journey, you travel as you choose. Remember you bought the ticket, I am just here to Welcome you aboard and to CHEER you on. I always want the best for you because you make ME SHINE and SMILE because of your Excitement and Vigor.
Congratulations on getting rid of all 38lbs of that gooe that was sticking to and sucking the life out of you.
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW....Welcome to MY World.......
01-04-2007, 12:21 PM
A great resource with recipes for green smoothies is Victoria Boutenko's Green for Life . This book has at least 25 recipes in it. It also talks about the benefits of greens, has lots of nutritional info, etc.
01-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Welcome to the forum, Taylor! Good luck on your raw journey. :)
01-04-2007, 03:40 PM
everyone-i got out my old chamiopn juicer and juiced a red smoothie-i guess u would call it.i did celery,green apple,carrots and a big red fresh beet.i am drinking it now.the reason i did not do a green smoothie is i had no real green stuff.i love raw beets-so i tried this.it is so so good.glcoop60-u say u have been on this raw diet for 30 days-what kind of issues did u have and it has helped i can imagen alot.good for u.lingmag...thank u for the green for life link.thnk u so much and spicyfull-thanks so much for the warm welcome.i got out my food dryer and am gonna make sweet tater chips.there is just so much info on this site...i am bowled over.i never heard of making bread u don't cook-now to figure out the journal...lol.i figure it is under my photo-and i just write a date and keep on?thanks everyone.taylor
01-05-2007, 01:05 AM
welcome to the board
01-05-2007, 01:06 AM
WELCOME! enjoy your stay!
01-05-2007, 07:36 AM
Wow-raw Priestess! Amazing.from A Granny Looking Gal To A Raving Beauty.amazing.thank U For Sharing This With Me.i Loved To See It.i Have My Pics In The Photo Gallery...i Have Lost 38 Pound So Far.i Feel Way Better.you Sure Should.u Are Lovely.some Things About Doing Raw Is Sort Of Hard For Me-like Not Cooking Beans.and I Love Yams-with Nothing On Them...baked.i Am Thinking I Want To Keep Going For The 30 Day Challenge To Do Raw-as A Weight Lost Tool And As Getting Better Health-but I May Also Use It As Learning In This 30 Day Challenge.the Bread Recipes Are Fascinating.i Have Sprouts Going-i Have My Juicer Out On The Counter(havenot Had It Out In Yrs.i Dug Out My Food Dryer-so I Have Yam Chips In The Food Dryer.so This Is All Very Fascinating.any Tips From U-or Anyone Would Be Greatly Appreciated.taylor
01-06-2007, 09:57 AM
glcoop60-u say u have been on this raw diet for 30 days-what kind of issues did u have and it has helped i can imagen alot.
Hi again Taylor. You asked about my health issues. I have been suffering with headaches for approx. 15 years. I was never diagnosed with migraines though. Two years ago I injured my neck and had to have a disc removed.
After the surgery, I started having very quick, sudden, and painful headaches in one area of my head. They would last about 5 seconds each and go continuously for a minute or two. My whole body would tense up with each one. I would get these about 5 times a day.
I was diagnosed with migraines called thunderclap headaches. The sudden bursts of pain were actually small seizures. I was placed on anti-seizure meds and Imitrex for when the seizures would lead to a long term migraine.
I started Raw foods to loose weight. I was tired of feeling uncomfortable and tired all the time. To my amazement, after about the first week, I had no headaches or seizures of any kind. I my whole journey, I have only had two episodes, and they weren't that bad.
I hope you find all you need here. There are plenty of people here willing to help and give advice.
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