View Full Version : Coming out of Lurkdom
03-23-2007, 05:20 PM
I think I am really ready to start being serious about this now so I am coming out;) Hi my name is Holly and I am an aspiring raw foodist:D I am a single mom of three, I homeschool and do childcare in my home. I am very obese but so far with no significant health problems. I am afraid that that may soon change - my grandparents and father died young and my mom is now battling cancer at the age of 48. So I have decided it is time I start practicing what I know to be the best lifestyle for heath and that is RAW VEGAN! I have been lurking for months and have been giving raw a shot here and there followed by much binging on cooked. My biggest challenges are the fact that I have to make food for my kids and daycare kids. I have cut out meat and milk for them but don't know how to cut out the cheese and soy. My oldest (8) is extremely unadventurous and since I raised him on junk up to this point getting him to eat other food is hard. I also have a bad fast food habit I need to break. I know the reasons why now I just need the willpower to put my knowledge into action. I stayed raw all day yesterday and so far today. I am going to a pampered chef party later so I will probably not make it the whole day but I will do my best. This is a great board and I can't wait to become a bigger part of it! Holly
03-23-2007, 07:27 PM
Congratulations on taking the very big step of introducing Living Food into your life. I look forward to seeing you on the boards.
Rest assured, there are amazing healthy fruit dessert recipes, easy to make that will make a convert out of your son. It is amazing what you can do with blended fruit creations, frozen banana ice cream with carob and nuts, or with berries, mangos, or pineapple. Don't despair. If you don't already have Alissa's amazing book, I highly recommend it for recipes and ideas. There are also those delectable recipes that require more time and a dehydrator (cookies and such) but with time you could convert him and the rest of your family quite easily.
I remember reading today that a mother made cauliflower rice for her kids and they didn't even know it was a vegetable.
I wish you the best on your journey. Keep exploring and researching and check out the recipe section here, for some great recipe ideas. There is also a section for Raising Raw Kids, which as a lurker, I am sure you have already checked out.
All the best on your journey toward the vibrant health you so deserve, and for your family's health, as well!
Elena aka Soulstar
03-23-2007, 11:51 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.....Welcome to MY World...
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