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05-31-2010, 09:01 AM
Hello, my name is Nell. I am 55 years old and live in northern Minnesota. I found this site in February and have been lurking and learning a lot from the members here. I love the support and decided to join - my first forum ever!
After a life time of SAD diet I am more than ready to make a change and improve my health. I started 100% raw on Saturday and will continue through the month of June. I also hope to release 100 pounds. Let the journey begin....
05-31-2010, 09:35 AM
has all the snow up there melted yet :D
i started raw 5 years ago , green tea (could make it sun tea style )
and also lemon squeezed into ice water helped supress my appetite
from craving my empty old cooked food meals
bananas / avacados / walnuts added to my diet helped keep my gut feeling full , sesame seed sprinkled on salads too
good luck it aint easy , but the pay offs worth the struggle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05-31-2010, 12:18 PM
Ya, the snow is gone as we were blessed with an early spring this year. My sister and I planted the garden last week. You know it doesn't pay to plant too early in case of a late frost. I'm looking forward to harvesting spinach, kale and turnip greens for smoothies next month.
I had my last cup of coffee on Wednesday and did not suffer any withdrawl headaches, which made me very happy. It is said that it only takes 10 days to establish new habits, so I now start my day with a glass of water with a bit of apple cider vinegar.
I have to agree with you about the bananas and nuts being great snacks to tide you over to the next meal. ;-)
05-31-2010, 01:16 PM
i used to garden safe like your doing , fearing the frost so holding of planting
then i found www.willhiteseed.com , theyve very excellent prices on
huge bags of seed . i get my bloomsdale spinach / red russian kale /
ruby red leaf lettuce / snow peas from them and theyre all great .
for $5 per you can get massive amounts of seeds to gamble with
with all the extra seeds i start very early , late march here ,
by broadcasting my seeds then covering with straw or tarps .
when they sprout under tarps i then remove tarps and sprinkle
straw over whichthey can grow through . on real cold days / nights
i then throw a tarp over them
i spend say $20 more for the huge amounts of seed i get there ,
but i guarantee i get that back ten fold in extra produce
* i was just kidding about snow still there but it really does stay this
long usually hey :eek:
05-31-2010, 03:07 PM
That's some pretty serious gardening you do. I am very impressed!
Ya, I knew you were joshing about the snow, but folks around here were lulled into the nice weather and planted early. We did get some snow after a very long stretch of nice weather. The last two weeks of May is fairly traditional for planting gardens in MN. You must be in zone 5?
06-06-2010, 07:05 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW..........Welcome to MY World.
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