View Full Version : Greetings from N. Georgia
11-12-2007, 11:54 AM
I'm so happy to find this forum 'cause I know I'll have a million questions.
This is basically my first day on raw food (except I guess a cup of tea is considered non-raw?). I've ordered Alissa's book on-line, just bought a dehydrator yesterday. Hopefully my juicer and blender will get me by until I save enough for a Vitamix.
I have about 35-40 pounds I'd like to lose. More specificially, I'm looking for a total life style change that is one of perfect health and vitality.
I wish I was closer to an organic health food market. I'll do the best I can with the local grocery store and what organics they offer.
Glad to be here.
11-12-2007, 01:02 PM
woo hooo! North Georgia! I'm in Atlanta, (Buckhead, which is north atlanta). If you don't mind a drive once a month or so, there's an AMAZING farmers market in Decatur. It's called the "Dekalb International Farmers Market."
This place is a RAW FOODISTS DREAM. Almost everything from all of the raw cookbooks can be found here, from Exotic Thai Coconuts (8.50/9!!!) to lemongrass, to miso paste, to everyday fruits and veggies (lots of organics!). I know several raw foodists in North Georgia (perhaps near you?) who might be interested in carpooling or something. You never know, right?
ALSO.... This place is C H E A P. I load an entire cart FULL of fruits, veggies, raw nuts, and some other staples for between $100-200. (usually closer to $100). Here's a link to my blog along with pictures of what I picked up there :) (except for the Nutiva cacao and such).
Also, there's a raw foodist (who's also a moderator here) who holds raw food potlucks. Haven't gotten to go to one yet, but seriously, will go soon. Here's a link to the meetup group:
(it's in Dallas, GA)
Anyway, Welcome to raw food talk! If you need anything, feel free to ask! Also, don't mind the people who are judgemental... they come with the territory. Keep going day-by-day, and going raw! :)
11-12-2007, 02:45 PM
Rawkchicster: So great to meet someone on-line in this state.
I live in Sautee Nacoochee (near Helen, GA). I think I'll probably have to make that trip to Decatur that you're talking about.
I tend to get pretty passionate about whatever I'm into in the moment, and have been reading for days now on this topic. I've several raw food books already from years previously but have not felt ready to really make the commitment.
After getting married last December, gaining 25 pounds in ONE YEAR (placing me at an all-time high of 148 lbs.), turning 50 last month, I'm ready to not only shed the pounds, but to really crank up my energy and health.
Meeting people at a potluck would be of great incentive to me. Thanks for the tip.
While I know I have the support of my husband, the only thing that really concerns me is the social aspect of this lifestyle. If I'm going to someone's house for dinner, I can bring a raw dish, but what about restaurants... etc. I guess the only thing available for most places is a salad with a wedge of lemon?
11-12-2007, 02:49 PM
Wow... that's a crazy coincidence. I ALSO got married last december! (and yes, gained weight.... 10-15 lbs... :P)
11-12-2007, 02:54 PM
hee hee... that is some synchronicity.
Weight gain some have said is 'happy fat'. ??
Uh ... well, perhaps, but I'm going to say it was because of all of the crockpot beans hubby made last winter PLUS the yummy yummy dark beer up here in Helen.
I see from your blog you enjoy organic wine? Is that a raw food item?
11-12-2007, 02:55 PM
weight gain I mean from newly married
11-12-2007, 11:59 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.........Welcome to MY World.
11-13-2007, 12:29 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!! I've been raw since April 2007 and I still don't have a vitamix yet -- so you'll be fine! I'm so glad you ordered Alissas book - you will be so blessed by it... It filled with great information. Lots of guidance and support, the testimonies RAWK... and the recipes... OMG!!
glad you've joined us - this is a great forum!!
rawk on and enjoy the ride!!
11-15-2007, 06:28 PM
YaY! yes, thanks goodness it is! Actually, all wine should be.. don't see why it wouldn't. But, the organic doesn't contain all of the added sulfites. However, as soon as it's opened, make sure to put it in the fridge, because the natural sulfites multiply if left on the counter after opening. (i think that's how it works... could be wrong tho).
11-15-2007, 07:54 PM
I'm in Cumming and new to the forum. Anyone else near my location?
11-28-2007, 07:50 AM
Welcome starborne! And welcome to you too Carolyn! Great to see you both here!:D
I'm the one rawchickster talked about regarding the potlucks. I'll let ya'll know on the Meetup link she gave you as to when the next one is!:D
BIG welcome to the forum! Enjoy!:D
11-28-2007, 07:56 AM
Hey guys! I'm in North Georgia too! The Dekalb Farmers Market is a MUST and completely worth the drive. We go once a week and LOAD UP and yes it is CHEAP!! So glad to see you both here ~ we must all get together for some potlucks at Ms. Sunshines house. :D
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