on 04-13-2007 at 11:24 AM (569 Views)
Today is my 5th day mostly raw. I am at approximately 200lbs at 5'8. That's about what I weighed on this picture at X-mas time. My plan is to chronicle my success with pictures. My craving are changing to vegies, nuts and fruit. Yesterday I had:
36oz Green Smoothie consisting of soaked flax seeds, 6-8 soaked prunes, red leaf lettuce, cup strawberries, 2 bananas, cup of soaked almonds. I drank green tea with mango and fiber added at lunch. dinner I had a green apple and raw sunflower seeds and a prune. My hunger pangs are decreasing so I'm not requiring much food. The green smoothie is very satisfying because their is so much nutrition in it. If anyone had told me I could be satisfied by so little food I wouldn't have believed it I hadn't tried it for myself. I don't feel much of a struggle although I must admit when I went to the store yesterday i hadn't eaten yet and it wasn't easy to look at all the packaged/process stuff w/o out desiring them. I just kept thinking about my sunflower seeds and my yummy green apple.Today my green smoothie consists of, flax seeds, prunes, romaine lettuce, green apple, strawberries, 2 bananas, pumpkin seeds and green tea. The word for today Friday, April 13, 2007 is:
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21, NIV. How fitting this word is for me right now . Thank you Lord. I couldn't have picked a better scripture. It is so real to me that the Lord is helping me to live this new life I have chosen. I have a total peace where there was once anxiety, and dread. I feel the power turned on within me with these living foods I'm eating. We have the power in our words to create the world we want. This is the word of God to mankind. The worlds were formed by God's dunamis, his powerful spoken word. He has given us the same ability with our words. We can have what we say. What a joy to know this. It's sobering too. It's joyful because I know the mistakes of the past can be reversed and changed by what I speak about my present and future! God has given all of us this power. We have the power in our tongue to chose life or death by what we choose to put in our mouths as well. What an interesting correlation here in this scripture. Those who love it will eat its fruit. What ever i eat will produce fruit as well. Hmm, so the fruit i eat produces good fruit, good cells to rebuild and rejuvenate this body. WOW! And I will see the evidence of the good fruit I have eaten or sown into my body as pertaining to reaping what i sow and being known by my fruit. That's a good one Lord. Thanks! I need to remember this, especially when the tempters rear their heads.
Yesterday I went to the grocery store and I was tempted some with all the old familiar foods on display. I hadn't eaten yet so that didn't help. My goal is to stay consistent in my raw intake to combat the sneaky cravings. I've eaten this way in the past and fallen off the wagon, so I know how a sniff of cooked food or the sight of something that I've sought comfort in can reak havoc on the emotions and will. This is where the Lord's promise to always give me a way of escape will be my greatest tool in this endeavor. I really am excited about the changes that have already begun. The mental clarity, the fresh look of my skin, the peace that has engulfed me, it's so wonderful. Today I had a lot less pain when I woke up this morning so I am so thankful for that. I look forward to optimal health, healing fibroids, arthritis and restoring my youth. Amen.
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