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03-30-2008, 08:23 AM
Ok, I am such a newbie to raw it isn't even funny. I have been reading about the raw diet for several weeks and decided that I am going to give it my own 30 day challenge.
I am nearing one of those "milestones" in my life. I will be turning 40 soon:eek:
Growing up everyone made fun of me because I was so skinny, yet I ate everything in sight (junk food junkie!) Well, add 30+ years, two children,former smoker and a more sedentary lifestyle and you get me. A nearly 40 yr old who is about 50 pounds over weight.
I don't personally know anyone who is on the raw diet so I am grateful to find this community. I am looking for more information, answers to questions, and support from those who understand.
Today is my start date..so here I am plunging in to a new and healthier way of life..thanks for letting me join you!
03-30-2008, 09:35 AM
i have one word of advice... green smoothies!
other than that... enjoy the road to wellness! may you eat well, be merry and enjoy every moment of it!
03-30-2008, 12:58 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT Steph!! RAWk on ! I'm so glad you have joined us and found this forum....
I was where you are right now one year ago (only I'm much older than you :eek: !) Turning 40 is an auspicious time in your life and it is truly wonderful....
changing your eating habits to this amazing RAW LIFEstyle will be such a blessing to you... and you will be amazed at the benenfits you experience.
The best advice I could give you -- get Alissa's book LIVING on Live Foods... and her DVD. Having these two tools to rely upon saved me time and time again.
They are both wonderful - and I use the book daily. the DVD is fabulous -- especially if like me -- you have no idea what you're doing --- it's like having Alissa in your kitchen giving you private lessons. I was shocked to see how easy the meals were to prepare. And since I was completley a 'newbie'... being able to see the textures, what, how and all that of the foods being prepared was a huge help.
Now the book -- OMG... the recipes are amazing -- and without them - I would've never lasted....
there is so much information in her book, and questions will pop up -- and she teaches you just how 'do-able' this LIFEstyle is... and how easy it is to achieve success..... and eat like a Queen!!
blessings on your journey.... I look forward to getting to know you!
03-31-2008, 07:58 AM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!
03-31-2008, 08:12 PM
Howdy. Welcome to the forum fellow okie.
04-01-2008, 05:06 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.......Welcome to MY World.
04-01-2008, 09:22 PM
Hi StephC and others, of course!
This is my first post. I was browsing the store today looking at Alissa's Organic Raw Food. I sent an email to them with a couple of questions. Kim answered me immediately and was so nice. Anywho, she suggested I check out the community.
I found your post "Raw Oklahoma" and decided to post my very first reply. Literally, my first post ever in internet history. :)
I'm new too. I started reading and watching DVD's (mostly loaned from library) and then gradually started building my own collection. I would say it was approximately 3 weeks ago that I started eating raw. I fell in love immediately. Shockingly, my first green smoothie seemed to remove my obsession with sweet cravings. It's only got better. I don't have cravings for the old days. However, I still have my coffee in the morning (1 cup). I don't have the same intensity with my desire (wake up and run for the 1 special cup) but yet, the habit has remained. Not to mention I love my Tassimo. It will have to go eventually.
My trouble's thus far are deciding what to make. I was never in the kitchen for my first 39 years (yes, I'm 39). Surprisingly, my chosen career is extremely stressful but I enjoyed this stress--it was the kitchen that stressed me out--just walking through it, to get from one end to the other was stressfull and mind-blowing. The thought of cutting up anything? NO WAY.
But... that's all changed. Very weird deal overall so my spiritual beliefs (divine interaction) is making this "call" in my life.
Like I said, I'm loving it. Instead of walking past the produce section--I only go to the produce section. Wild!
I really want to take professional classes. I want to learn how to make different things. Although I am quite proud of what I've created so far...a lot of salad varieties. LOL I crave avocado's everyday. I'm sure this will diminish sooner or later. I have a dehydrated but am clueless. I want to sprout but haven't ventured there either. Yep, it's time.
Where in Oklahoma are you located? I'm in OKC.
04-03-2008, 11:24 AM
Since you are in OKC, you are very close to a raw food chef/teacher. Her name is Mandy and she is located in Edmone. Here's a link to her web site.
04-03-2008, 04:28 PM
Thanks Bodhi, that is an awsome connection.
But even funnier- I know her (I didn't know what she was doing now) but she was a childhood friend!! I am going to call.
Thank you so MUCH!!!
04-04-2008, 08:57 PM
If your wanting more information, and answers to your questions....Alissa's book and DVD are your answer. It really would be a great way to start out. Good Luck.
04-07-2008, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the information Bodhi. I've checked her website out; looks good.
Hey StephC; I got your email. I was in Tulsa a couple of days so I've been slow to respond/post. I tried to email back but a message came up that you don't accept emails and to contact the administrator? LOL, I'm new so you know I could've doen it wrong.
Did you call Chef Mandy? That's wild you know her from childhood.
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