It has been a while, sorry. I get discouraged and think, I'm never returning to 100% raw (even after all my failed attempts, I keep trying.)
When I think I won't I drift away, when I think I will I come back.
It is because I know I can do this. You know!?!?! I did for several years.
So as of late I have been trying to eat for high blood pressure. I've had it for a while, but wasn't aware just how bad it had become. 159/112! :O
I was shocked. Two weeks after eating better...140/87. Amazing what simply eating right and exercising just a bit more can do.
I've basically eliminated everything but oats from my diet. So I'm have a fruit smoothie with oat toast for breakfast, raw salad, veggie smoothie with oat cookie for lunch & brocolli, carrots and cauliflower cooked for dinner. (sometimes dinner turns into something cooked with my family, but the rest of the day has been strictly adhered too. 3 pounds lost.
Then I began to think this morning. I've been eating mostly raw. If those veggies at night weren't cooked and I added raw oat products, I would be there. :) I was surprised. It would be a much simpler transition back than I thought. Apparently, my health is more important to me than my weight. Because last time I was able to eat raw, it was also my health.
I also discovered that coffee isn't good at all for people with high blood pressure and I threw out my coffee maker the same day! Haven't had a headache or missed it even once. Now there is the biggest shocker, didn't really believe I could function without the pick me up. Apparently, I can! And easier than I ever believed. Who knew. LOL
So. I am simply going to plug along at this pace. Eating lots of raw because it truly is best for me. Trying to incorporate raw oats and eliminate cooking those veggies at night.
How is everyone else doing? I've missed hearing from you?