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11-06-2004, 09:53 PM
I am so excited to find this web site. I've been a vegetarian since I was 18. I'm now 52. I know that raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are the only true food for humans, but I backslide often. The longest I've been able to stay strictly vegan is 1 year and the longest I've been able to stay raw is 2 months. I first read Arnold Ehret's "The Mucusless Diet Healing System" in 1970 and have always thought of him as the "Guru". I am very happy to have stumbled upon this raw food movement because I need to associate with people who live the way I want to live. I think my biggest obstacle has been that I have been alone in this endeavor my entire life.
This is my first attempt at a website such as this. So far I am loving reading all of your stories, trials and tribulations, and look forward to rising to the challenge myself.
11-06-2004, 10:42 PM
Welcome aunaturelle. It can be challenging especially as in my case when you have to cook for your family while maintaining a raw lifestyle for yourself. Mucus is what led me to this lifestyle change. I have asthma and the mucus, according to my ND, is what aggravates it. So, he put me on this "diet" and I love it! Can't wait to be 100% raw. This is the end of my 6th week and I'm 90-95% raw.
Glad your here. You can do it! Wait till you read VeganWannaBe's triumph posted today under "Just sayin hello" The title of her post is "Day Two Success". You've just go to read it - it's fantastic.
11-06-2004, 11:23 PM
Glad you are here!
11-07-2004, 05:39 AM
Helen Of Tennessee
11-07-2004, 06:59 AM
Welcome aboard :)
You won't be alone for long. You'll have many supporters on this board, plus you may, like I did, run into someone who lives close to you (for me - Nutrimom). We will be meeting soon, in person, for a food potluck.
I think that its fantastic that you went 2 months all raw. It usually does take people a long time to make the final step to all raw. Some can do it overnight or within a few weeks, but many struggle for a number of years, going a few weeks, then a few months, then off again and on again. This seems to happen to a lot, like me. So hang around the boards here. The more your read, the more you correspond, you will find it just that much easier to reach your goal or to get over a hump.
There is a 30-day ALL RAW challenge section on the board. You might want to take a look over there. Since you've done 2 months, you know you can do it. So maybe a 30-day challenge might be up your alley???? As soon as my raw crackers get here, I'm going to erase my journal and start over. I cheated everyday with something crunchy, and it wasn't raw :eek: I'm an all or nothing gal, so once the crackers are here, look out!
I look forward to your posts and hope to see you around here, a lot!
<>< Helen of Tennessee
11-07-2004, 01:00 PM
Thank you so much!!
I don't know why it can be so hard sometimes.
In the last year and a half I've been able to stay raw for 2 months twice. And I've never felt better. It was so amazing. But both times something happened, a birthday party or something like that, and I drank alcohol and ate something cooked and before you know it I'm in a complete downward spiral again.
I thank God I found all of you to learn from and to be encouraged by.
Thank you for being here!
11-07-2004, 02:18 PM
Welcome Aunaturelle! I am 51 and have been raw since August 1. For quite a while I worried that I would not be able to stay raw, but that worry has proven to be unnecessary. I love this way of eating and look forward to each new day. So far I have kept it pretty simple, but am branching out since I bought Alissa's book and DVD's.
I hope that the support and encouragement you will find here will help you stay on the raw path for good.
11-07-2004, 03:07 PM
I noticed the same thing Edda, I don't really miss eating cooked foods since going raw.
I was at a meeting this afternoon where they served pork chops (bleh), potatoes au-gratin, green beans and lots of pies (apple, cherry, and whatever else). I brought my son home before the meeting and made up a smoothie. I went back and at the end of the meeting they asked if anyone wanted left-overs. My husband and I walked by the table to make up a plate for my son and I had no desire, whatsoever, to eat any of it. And I LOVE green beans, especially with olive oil, lemon, salt & pepper, walnuts and crumbled goat cheese! But I prefer them blanch ed rather than cooked to death. I guess I'll just have to try that recipe with the greenbeans raw. What should I replace olive oil with - flax seed oil? :confused:
11-07-2004, 03:19 PM
Welcome to the group aunaturalle! You'll find PLENTY of support here!
11-08-2004, 06:08 AM
What should I replace olive oil with - flax seed oil? :confused:
Some olive oils are raw (aren't they?). Though I like flax seed oil just as much.
11-08-2004, 05:44 PM
I'm getting caught up on posts I've missed....Welcome Aunaturelle!!!!
Bariani olive oil is wonderful...and raw!
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