You are awesome.
Having had two car wrecks in the past, I see a chiropractor on a regular basis and have for longer than I like to admit! So no major problems there. Hope you get better soon.
I try to walk at least 5 times a week, about 3 miles per day. I love walking with "buddies" but I do everything fast, particularly walking. So it's a trade off . . . get a good physical workout or have a nice leisurely walking visit. So I do both. We walk in an area where there are lots of hills and slopes. At a recent physical, the doctor told me he did not want me to walk on flat ground because that will give me the "old people shuffle". I walk at a county park where there is a wonderful walking trail. Need to ask the doctor when he will let me be old . . . hope it isn't soon!
I love this thread also. Help me keep it going. I know there are so many who will benefit from sharing with us.
I pretty much gave up on my blog, because I do not know from one day to the next what I will be doing 100%, 90% or whatever. So I simply contradict myself! I am doing very well and proud of myself and that is what I need to tell myself.:)
Bumping up. There are some over 50's out there that we need for our support. And they just might be encouraged by us also!
I love to walk too...was doing about 4 miles a day last year and felt so fantastic. I walked by myself but it was a great time to just think, just be!
Have to build back up to that and I will. I am so glad to be back to raw...it's weird but it's like once I get past whatever mental block I have I'm fine.
One of my main struggles with raw is fixing regular meals for my husband. I also run a family child care program and have to feed 5 children three and under everyday. But I will say yesterday I had to fight them off for the almond mylk....I let them help me by scooping the almonds into the blender. They love it and also eat a ton of fruit!
I have always done all the food prep and still want to make things he likes. Yesterday I made lasagna which I like. But I did not eat any, divided the leftovers and froze them. We sat down together and made a list of foods he likes but I don't so I can make those things for him and not be tempted...that was a great idea!
I was 100% raw yesterday and I feel great today!!
My plan for today~
small cantaloupe...best one I EVER ate!!!
almond mylk, frozen banana, cacao, fo-ti...man is this good!!
green smoothie w/spinach, greens, orange, mango & papaya
salad if hungry tonight
Will stick to this and modify if needed.
I weighed in today and will stay 100% this week and see what happens~
I love your quote...that is part of one of my favorite Langston Hughes poems...very true~
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
I love poetry~
Thanks for your encouragement.
I am not as good a wife as you are! We have always eaten rather simple. Much of the time he eats what he wants and I eat what I want. Try to have things in the fridge or freezer that he fixes for himself. He was single for 4 years before he met me and before that he and his previous wife worked different shifts. He was never pampered with someone preparing his meals and he is uncomfortable with my trying that. He wants to eat what he wants when he wants it. He is really into the raw fruit and salads with me, but not the same way I eat. No smoothies for him! He is still eating a store bought granola but this morning he had it covered with raisins and nuts . . . so that's progress. He has a large stock of that granola and before he runs out I hope to have RAW granola for him to try.
We ordered a dehydrator and assumed teflex sheet would come with it. But it's just a cheapie, and that was not the case. Can anyone tell me where I can purchase teflex sheets. I understand natural unbleached parchment paper will work also, but not familiar with that either. Can anyone give me a clue as to where to get either . . . anxious to use the dehydrator. HELP!
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
Goodmorning Lodestar . . . Tell us where you are with RAW. I am sure you can encourage us. I am 71 so obviously I think we are never too old to learn and enjoy something new!
Hi.. i just read ALL SIX pages of this thread..awesome..
i am also getting up in age..57 this year..
i did not even remember how old i was when i just wrote the above.. age is so irrelevant.. i had to subtract the year i was born from this year to figure it out.. go figure..!!
oh yes, i am writing to say that parchment paper can be found in many supermarkets in the baking supplies department.
for round dehydrators, i read that you can also go into 'hobby supply/fabric stores' and find round needlepoint plastic pattern pieces to use in dehydrators of the round variety.. they are non stick and some people say that they work well...personally,altho i do not have a dehydrator, i would stick with parchment paper because i think it is more natural..
plastics may give off something into the food, even if it is at a low temp.
we just do not know enough about their toxicity..
now that we are raw,( i have been 98 percent raw for three months..)
and loving every minute of it....
i broke the diet once a month, one day and one meal..just because i was feeling rebellious..by eating a plate of cooked vegetables..!
I so much admire the courage of people at this group..
it is great.
for entertaining, and to know what to serve, alissa cohens dvd was good.
she gave quite a number of ideas as to simple things to give to people..
and her presentation made them nice and 'do-able'..
oh, if anyone would like a copy of this DVD, i would be glad to share it..
i will send it to you,..if you promise to someday pass it on to someone else.
well, all for now
Thanks for the information for the parchment paper. Will be very useful. You are an inspiration. You have been RAW long enough to know it works. I am almost at the end of 2 weeks and very happy. (I am 71)
I like this thread also. EVERYONE, PLEASE HELP ME KEEP IT BUMPED UP!
Thanks for sharing the pictures. That is absolutely awesome! Inspiring!
Originally Posted by Veganforlife
I love reading this thread! I am going to be 49 this month so I am oh so close to 50!
So much inspiration here, thank you everyone for posting!!
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(Thank for Alissa for your fabulous certification program!!)
This is basically how we are. He takes care of he, I take care of me. He is willing to drink smoothies, if I make them; he absolutely loves fresh o.j. and will go to raw restaurants with me. Other than that, he'll bring soy milk in and has just begun bringing eggs, toast, cheese and fish into our home. It's good timing as I'm not attracted to it much anymore... at least not so much that I feel I "should" have any. I've gotten to a place where I'm quite comfortable eating 100% raw while others around me eat what they do... it's called "Leaving Others to Their Otherness".
Originally Posted by styersky
Cinnamon and Revvell . . . enjoy your posts. Cinnamon, please stay with us regardless of that short time until you are 50! Age is just a number anyway, right?
I am still a bit curious how I will handle being with others outside of our home when eating. I will be RAW two weeks Monday so have not had the challenge of eating with others yet. I avoided Wednesday night potluck at Church by eating before I went and just wasn't hungry. Tomorrow (Sunday) is another time to eat with Church friends, but it is a picnic and the weather is predicted to be 95 here. And I do not do HOT very well. So we are skipping the picnic and going to our favorite salad restaurant for lunch.
The symptom relief so far is unbelievable to me, and I am afraid to even talk about it for fear it will run away, the relief that is. Will share some unbelievable symptom relief in a few weeks when it has been long enough to be believable.:) :)
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