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03-18-2007, 11:49 AM
My name is Debra. I am a sahm to 6 children whom we homeschool. I help my husband run our business building and maintaining websites and doing internet marketing. We first heard about raw food about 2 years ago. We gave it a whirl as I had 100 plus pounds to lose. Sadly we were missing pieces to the puzzle and failed miserably. But we enjoyed our green smoothies so kept those up for the most part. Then about 2 weeks ago raw food living came to my mind again. Not sure what put the idea there but her were are- I am 1 week completely raw and down 10 lbs. My husband who was suffering from Gerd, gastristis and hypoglycemia has not had a single symptom of his medical issues.. he feels great.
The kids still eat some cooked food but know that as soon as those kinds of food are gone we are not purchasing any more. They are enjoying the free access to fruits and nuts.. And they sure love the banana ice cream!
2 days ago Allisa's book and dvd's came in the mail.. I am devouring them! I learned a lot from the dvd! I look forward to learning more.
Blessings, Debra aka joyful mama
03-18-2007, 11:54 AM
Be sure to surf all around this site
the info and support is invaluable
glad you got the book and DVD
I'm a SAHM to 5 ( well one is in college)
homeschooling the TOTs in an ecclectic sort of fashion by the seat of my pants
Do yous till have a few pounds to loose? if so I'll be joing you.
Fast in a few days and then doing the April 30 day challenge with a life time commitment to continually improving my life in every aspect
Congratulations on choosing a new healthy path for yourself. When I started raw I too had 100 pounds to lose. 6 months later and I am a little over halfway to my goal. You can do this! The good news is you can surf at your own leisure and get support here 24 hours a day. RFT is a great place to help you meet your goals. Welcome!
03-18-2007, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the welcome.. I have 100 lbs to lose.. so you are welcome to join me :-)
today we went grocery shopping and was very fortunate to find young coconuts and chemoya's.. I also picked up some buckwheat to do a pizza crust this week and some raw carob..
I liked the coconut though the kids were less than thrilled. THe baby loved it though! So I think I will feed him the water and the meat daily.. $2.29 is way less than what it would cost in baby food per day.. This price I am sure is a little steep but we are out in the boonies.. I was surprised to find them at our safeway.. When I get a chance to drive the hour into the next town over I may find them cheaper.
03-18-2007, 04:49 PM
Welcome and Happy Sunday!
03-18-2007, 05:22 PM
Welcome, Joyful Momma
You have found a wonderful place to learn, share and exchange support. Best of luck on your journey toward optimal health and enjoy all of the delicious recipes in Alissa's amazing Living on Live Foods "Uncook" Book!:p
I love your tree symbol!:)
Blessings on your journey, and much JOY always,
03-18-2007, 07:49 PM
". . .Sadly we were missing pieces to the puzzle and failed miserably. But we enjoyed our green smoothies so kept those up for the most part. . ."
Welcome JM! "failed miserably"?????????? - I think not:D
Sounds like you're just taking time, doing some research. No failure here - After all, you learned about the benefits of the awesome green nectar and have maintained there use - good for you and your loved ones!
Glad you're here,
03-18-2007, 08:24 PM
Thank you RC.. We love our green smoothies so these were easy to keep up no matter how badly we ate otherwise.
03-18-2007, 11:16 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.......Welcome to MY World......
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