You can count me in!
Hi everyone. I've been reading here for a very long time, and although I've tried raw a few times (made it 5 weeks once), I am READY to commit now. I just ordered Alissa's book, and "Green For Life", and "Ani's Raw Food Kitchen". I already own an Excaliber dehydrator, a blender, and a food processor. I just came from the store and my fridge is now full of awesome stuff. I went to a new restaurant supply, and they had some great prices (especially considering it's winter here in upstate NY). I bought pineapples, cantalopes, avacados, oranges, apples, two kinds of pears, bananas, grapes, celery, carrots, cukes, zucchini, mixed lettuce (3# of baby greens for less than $9!!), radishes, snow peas, mushrooms, red cabbage, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, jalapeno's, did I forget anything??? I already have flax seeds and all sorts of raw nuts.
I decided to put this here as I just recently turned 50 and I love the idea of an "Over 50" group. I would like to lose some weight and become more active. Turning 50 was very, very hard for me. I went into a terrible funk, and I want to be in charge of my life again. I've been a vegetarian for most of my life but I felt so great when I was raw!
Now I need to find a recipe for salad dressing, and go chop some stuff for salads. I work evening shift in a hospital so I take my dinner with me. I already know that I love every kind of green drink combo there is, so that part will be easy.
I need to get into a routine ~ walking before work, as soon as the weather starts to warm up a little, and the wind dies down :) .
Wish me luck!
Welcome to the forum~:) I'm from Upstate NY...a little town outside Ithaca.
Glad you are here~
Thanks GlimR, I'm less than an hour from Ithaca. Love that town!
For upstate NY it's a pretty cool town~:) I'm in florida now but hope to be moving back to the Elmira area within the next year. Back to all raw too and trying my best to stick with it for the long haul~
I'm on day 5 without caffiene. I have had the most awful headaches. Still waiting for my raw books to arrive. I lost a pound, and I took my blood pressure yesterday and it was GREAT! It's been running quite high the last few months. Everyone at work was amazed (I work in a hospital and we all take our bp regularly). "That can't be your reading!" they said, and I told them about how I've been eating. Wish I could say I felt great, but I don't. I'm full of mucus, super-tired, and my head hurts. I know this is detoxing but it's no fun.
See??!! Benefits already and you do't even have your books yet! Just keep eating all that wonderful stuff in your refrigerator and you'll see amazing results! You go, girl!!
12-27-06 began RAW - 172 lbs.
3-27-07: 142 lbs.
7-27-07: 135 lbs.
CW: 145 lbs.
RAWk on and Welcome to the OVER 50's group!!!
turning 50 is an auspicious time in our lives... it's magical and wonderful!! I'm so glad you got beyond your funk and are now using that energy to OWN YOUR POWER... and RELEASE your true self....
watch out world!!!
... it's time to blossom!!!
Thank you, ladies. I've signed up for the April challenge. Did a little shopping today; I'm going to have to look into mail ordering some stuff because the prices in the hfs are soo high! I received all my raw books yesterday, and I LOVE Alissa's book in particular, all I can say is WOW!
I'm really ready to enter a new phase in my life. I was so depressed about turning 50, but there was so much more to it. I'm sick of feeling tired, sick of the extra weight I put on the last few years, sick of feeling concerned about my blood pressure, etc. I don't have to feel this way. I need to get off my butt and make some changes. The extra weight has made me so self-concious that I don't want to go anywhere, and I know it's the reason I'm so tired all the time. This may be unrealistic but I feel like going raw will bring me happiness, in so many ways.
I have my flax seeds soaking for my first attempt at crackers. I have a few kinds of seeds soaking, for sprouting. I'm excited and scared at the same time. Sometimes I think I take things too seriously, so I hope I can have fun with this adventure.
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