Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Tuesday! Looking forward to my veggies coming today! This is my typical order, give or take, from my local Organic Farmers Market. The produce is so beautiful and delicious who would want to eat junk instead with all this bursting flavor???


I do have some qvetch though. I am getting frustrated because I want to continue with my program but raw food supplements are SO expensive here! Some of the things I need are 4 times the price of what I would pay in the States. This is really frustrating because I need this stuff. So I'm kinda stuck for now.
I finally went to get some consultation with healthy eating. This was worth the price even though it was expensive. I guess as the saying goes "better to pay now than to 'pay' later". I agree, but I sure wish I had a million dollars!
This is where the tefilla (prayer) comes in. I'm doing my part, it's a mitzvah (commandment) to take care of your body. So I'm doing the best I can. And hopefully G-d will do the rest.

It was suggested that I take Acai and camu camu as well as Pure Synergy and Zeo Force supplement powders. Maca and gojis, chia too. Thankfully I have Maca and Gojis. But the rest needs to be sent or brought in.

I am so thankful for my new juicer though! Did my first wheatgrass this morning! My opinion is that it is very sweet. I also find that with sprouted wheat bread, that it has this almost saccharine sweetness. Seems odd I know. Anyway the juicer I bought was the Oscar Vital Max 900 So far I'm very happy with it, although I must admit I don't have anything to compare it to, other than centrifugal juicers. This does everything, fruit and veggies, wheat grass, baby food, nut butters, frozen sorbet, and even hummous, pates, and pasta. I guess I have to report back in future posts how that's going!

You can see I have been really good about my greens for smoothies and juices!

The fennel (with the leaves) is really awesome in juice along with celery, arugula and cucumber and a tomato.
Have a blessed and healthy day!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Experementing with raw desserts

Why is it so easy to be a raw foodie if you only want to drink green smoothies, eat lots of salads and best of all eat raw desserts all day? Duh! I dont think I could do it without the raw desserts. Sheesh! Dates, nuts, chocolate!!!! Did I mention chocolate???
Ok enough, but really I do a lot of experimenting with those combinations and mess with recipes. Sometimes I'm missing ingredients or cant even get them in Israel so I need a substitute. Or I make other changes based on personal taste or because it didn't work well for me the fist time I tried to make the recipe.
This one looked great but needs tweaking;

The crust was a date and nut and coconut crust, the filling chocolate mousse, and the cream is vanilla cashew cream. So my mistakes were making the crust with leftover almonds from almond milk, too wet, and making the mousse with carob powder... man no matter how much I try to love it it just doesn't do! I have heard carob quoted as having an "assy" smell and taste and after literally laughing out loud at that one I had to agree! Not that I have ever tasted ass mind you, but you get the point. OY! lets change the subject, sorry for that! Lets just say there is NO substitute for raw cacao powder in raw desserts IMHO!

Also I think with crusts made from date and nut mixtures it's better if they are just a little on the crumbly side, meaning don't let it form a ball in the FP but stop just before you get to that point. Then it's easier to remove from the glass dish and texturally works better.

OK the recipe,
Crust;
1 Cup Dates
1 Cup almonds or pecans (preferably soaked first then dehydrated at 105 overnight)
1/2 Cup Desiccated coconut
pinch sea salt
Process with "s" blade until small crumbs and stop before it forms a ball. Press into Pyrex pie plate. Set aside.

Chocolate Mousse (from Jennifer Cornbleet);
1/4 C Medjool Dates (pitted and soaked)
1/4 C Maple Syrup, agave or raw honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
3/4 C Mashed Avocado
1/4 C + 2 Tbsp Raw Cacao powder or Carob Powder
1/4 C Water
place dates , sweetener of choice, and vanilla in FP fitted with "s" blade and process until smooth.
Add avocado and cacao powder and process until creamy. Scraping down sides occasionally.

Vanilla Cashew Cream;
1 c Raw cashews; soaked in 3cups water
1 1/2 c Water; *
1 T Pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean scraped (just the seeds inside)

* Use 1 1/2 cups water for cashew cream, and increase the water as desired to thin, up to 3 cups, into a "milk" Makes 1 pint of cream; 1 quart of milk Serving size of cream: 2 tbsp Put the soaked and rinsed cashews into a blender with water and puree until smooth and creamy. Stir in sweetener and vanilla, and enjoy!
Will keep refrigerated for 1 week.
Recipe by: Angel Foods, Cherie Soria

Assembly:
Pour mousse into crust and spread evenly, dollop cashew cream by the spoonful on top of mousse pie as pictured for a nice presentation.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Busy morning!

So this morning I had to be out the door before 8:30. Now this might sound funny but I'm a stay-at-home/ work-at-home mom so that's, like, hard for me! I am not used to planning ahead so I didn't have time to make my usual morning green smoothie and had to think what I was going to eat once I got to my part-part-part time job. So I made my almond milk and put in a little carob and a few dates, some honey and almond extract (just a drop for some flavor). So I had my shoko (Chocolate milk) and a couple slices of Dr.Marks spelt sourdough bread with almond butter and an orange and of course my passion fruit and chamomile tea bags, for a calm morning.

When I got home I still wasn't hungry and that lasted until 1 pm at least. Now I'm sitting down to a green smoothie of purslane, spinach, mango and apple. I agree with the Boutenkos that having a variety of greens in the diet keeps you in the mood for them.



Tonight I plan on making some carrot pecan burgers and wrapping them in collard leaves along with a baked potato or cooked quinoa and raw marinara sauce that I warm by putting in a bowl and sticking that bowl in hot water. And some sort of veggie salad or crudites. Ok that's it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Start your morning right!

I have this thing where I cant eat breakfast until my kids leave for school in the morning. I dont know, there is just something about eating in the peaceful quiet of the morning... I must!
I always start out with a big glass of water, now I have stated putting a few crystals of Himalayan Crystal salt ( I use the larger crystals for this) in the water and a few squeezes from a lemon wedge. My second cup is the same except I add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Talk about revving it up! Who the heck needs coffee??? And then onto food. This morning I'm having sprouted dehydrated buckwheat topped with blueberries and a sliced banana, and almond milk blended with dates and carob poured over. It's really yummy! Maybe I'll get used to this carob yet!?
I just watched this video and found it a nice reminder of why I eat the way I do. Have a beautiful day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Recipe for Raw Banana Split


Serves 1 to 2 people

2 bananas (peak ripeness preferred, before the spots start)
1/3 cup broken walnut pieces (soaked and dehydrated is best)

Slice bananas into rounds, place in serving bowls and top with broken walnuts.
Top with chocolate sauce;

(measurements approximate)

3 Tbsp Almond Butter
1-2 Tbsp Agave or raw honey
3 heaping Tbsp Raw Cacao or carob powder
pinch sea salt

mix all ingredients together and and drizzle over bananas & nuts

Another chance

I had been seriously thinking of the whole raw food way again. I decided to give it another chance. This time I'm not going to be so rigid. I also made an appointment with a raw-food/natural health counselor, Shoshana Harrari. I want to do it right this time. With Hashem's help I'll find this satisfying and healing on different levels.

I have taken advantage of my anxiety disorder's lovely ability to ruin an appetite to eat down on the food chain as they say. I have decided to give up dairy. It was a real problem because I craved it so much and never was able to digest it so well. I also started with the green smoothies again, what a blessing they are! I found the yummiest organic mangoes and I have been enjoying it with kale in my morning smoothie. When Ben's spinach comes I'll be a really happy camper!

What else am I doing, hmmm... well I am not at this time doing all raw but trying to eat mostly organic, one day at a time off the sugar drug, having also soups, quinoa, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes and whole grain sour dough bread in addition to the raw things.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why the Change?

OK so I realized I wasn't really being honest or maybe I forgot a key element in my interests; I forgot all about my interest in gardening and "sustainable living" (man I'm so sick of that word).

So I have this dream of living in the Golan Heights and having a sheep farm and growing organic vegetables and having chickens and horses, a cow maybe. I don't know, my whole thing about healthy living I think is more on the level of eating things that are made at home, no, not popping hot dogs in the oven rather than eating out but starting from scratch. I'm drawn to raw food-ism because I believe in eating light and maximizing energy, detoxing the body. I'm not into hormones in my food and eating soy substitutes for meat. I don't like processed food, I can taste the chemicals in those foods. So anyway I'm changing the angle here a bit. I wouldn't say this is a raw food blog, I don't know where I'm headed with that. I like meat, I just don't like the business of meat, the industry. Health-wise I have heard all theories. Meat (meaning chicken, turkey and beef... etc) is either poison or healthy, or it depends on what you eat. Healthy animals give healthy meat. Then there is this whole impact on the planet thing. It's all very confusing.
I have been told that if I do a thorough detox then I wont crave meat.

But my religious beliefs, The Torah, tells me that eating meat is permitted and talks at great length about the laws of meat and milk and cooking, which animals are kosher and which are not. I have also heard that in Gan Eden (Garden of Eden) that Adam and Eve were vegetarian and it was only after the Eve ate from the tree of knowledge that we as humans were reduced to barbarians and had to hunt for our food. It's as if it is an imperfect state and when we receive the redemption we will go back to that Gan Eden of eating only from the ground and from trees.
If meat were bad for us why would it be written that especially the Sabbath Day we should eat meat and fish? My answer has always been well, with all due respect to the Torah, animals were raised as grass fed animals and not given antibiotics and hormones to make them better producers and keep the "healthy".

So that's why I wish I could raise my own everything, I would have control of what's happening. I probably wouldn't drink milk though because, for the most part, I am of the school of thought that people shouldn't be drinking milk after weening. Although I am a fan of butter, but milk hurts my stomach terribly and get along much better with sprouted almond milk. I find that for me a diet of at least 70 % raw plant foods and the other 30% mostly cooked grains or root veggies and once or twice a week I'll eat chicken, and rarely a piece of beef (I mean small).
I am really beginning this journey, I was vegetarian for many years while in college, and have been a yo-yo health fanatic/ junk food junkie all my life i think. Meaning sometimes it gets too "hard" to keep up and I go off the deep end of indulgence, gain a few pounds and feel lousy then get back on the wagon.

Some of my creations!







Well I finally uploaded some pics that I want to share (is anyone out there?).















Raw Pizza









Banana Split






Granola with strawberry almond milk



All are raw and vegan and totally good for you!
Should I put up the recipes?

Monday, April 27, 2009

what's up?

Well I took a big break from blogging and raw food over the Passover holiday. I felt the difference in a big way. I felt very cloudy and grouch when eating my SAD food. Ate lots of meat and dairy and sugar :(.
It was that needing to hit rock bottom scenario in order to pick my self up and make a decision if I was going to do this or not. Well I am happy to report that I am back. I would say now that I am doing at least 70% Raw now.
Yes occasionally I will eat some cooked grains and once a week because I am a religious Jew, I keep the Sabbath. We eat bread (challah) and drink some l'chaims (a little wine or beer) and I eat some meat or fish on this day for the sake of the Sabbath to sanctify the day. I am OK with that. I know that I am in transition.
I have gained a lot of really sound advice from Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes that you can be in transition and that's also good. Angela advises just getting off refined sugars and processed starches is the first step, and I have made a commitment to that.
I feel good now about it and don't feel pressure. The proof is just by listening to our bodies. When you go raw and then pollute your body you know loud and clear what's went wrong.
Occasionally I stray, but my body lets me know what it doesn't tolerate. I cant believe that I was walking around feeling unwell for so long. I have a long road ahead, but I'm on the road and that's a good thing!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Raw chocolate

This recipe is from Ani Phyo

I have made it and it truely is amazing, very deep flavor and the best quality chocolate I have ever tasted. She also has chocolate kits.

Ani’s Raw Vegan Chocolate
1 cup cacao butter, shaved
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup mesquite powder
2 Tablespoons maca powder
2 Tablespoons agave, to taste
Begin my placing shaved butter into a bowl. Place that bowl into another larger bowl filled with hot water. Set aside to melt into liquid.
Next, add cacao, mesquite, maca, and agave. Stir well. You can even use a Personal Blender to mix well. Transfer into a squeeze bottle, and fill candy molds with chocolate.
Freeze to firm up. Will keep at room temperature.

Be a Jew!




I just googled "raw pesach recipes" on line this evening and found something I thought was a little over the top. It's Pesach now and food varieties are limited, if you are Ashkenazi (European decent) like me there are basically potatoes, meat , matzoh, dairy and fruit and veggies. I have put the raw on the back burner for now. Frustrated though I am about it. It will have to wait. Pesach is Pesach.



I thought though that I would find some special recipes for Passover that were raw, something new that I haven't seen. Most raw recipes can be made on Pesach, which is great. I have books, yes, but needed some inspiration.



Boy! Are there some flakes out there or what. I mean mock matzoh!, and one article was explaining how this raw fooder made their Seder plate vegan raw style. I cant deal. Be a Jew! It's a mitzvah that happens but once a year and you cant fulfill it by eating a kezayit (olive sized portion) of matzoh and instead cheapen the Yetzias Mitzraim by eating flax!? Did the Hebrews eat flax crackers when the left Egypt? Come on.


Sorry for the negativity but I find flakiness most annoying. Here in Israel we appreciate our opportunity to fulfill a Mitzvah whether raw vegan or not. I am not vegan, nor at this time do I want to be. I have type "o" blood. I tried and was miserable. I feel kind of bad about it in a way because I want that squeaky clean body inside and out that raw vegans have. But I also have a Creator and a Torah which tells me that we need to eat matzoh on Pesach and how the Seder plate is supposed to look. And no you cant replace the egg with a pomegranate because of whatever you think a pomegranate symbolizes, and the shank bone or Zaroah cant be replaced with a roasted leek cut like a fan at the end to symbolize the rays of the sun!
That's not Passover, that is not the gift we were given by G-d. That does not equal the splitting of the Sea of Reeds and the exodus from Egypt. They would have been sitting on the outside of the camp whining because they didn't have sprouted lentils to eat! Buck up and be a Jew at least one day a year.... and be proud of it when you eat your matzoh celebrating that you are free and no longer a slave and that you can eat your flax crackers through out the rest of the year.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wow soooo long ago!

I cant believe how fast time flies!
Well to update, I have been learning a lot about my body and it's digestive functions. What the digestive system likes and doesn't. Meat is definitely a no-no in my guts. I have a problem though I absolutely love fish and chicken! What can I do, I find it to be irresistible? But the moment I eat it I have terrible gas, bloating etc. (Sorry about TMI!) However I guess I am illustrating a point that we have to know our bodies. Gas and bloating became the norm for me until I started eating mostly raw. And now I am not used to it, so when it happens I know why. Also with cooked food I have noticed that I tend to eat much more. I have heard that this is a sign of nutritional deficiency in the food and when the bodies enzyme and nutritional needs are fulfilled one doesn't need or want to overeat. It's not even conscious just as over eating isn't. You just put the food down when you are full. I find this easier to do in the morning. I go very light in the morning but have a very hard time around 4 pm. I usually make the worst food choices then and if I wind up eating sweets or digging into my kids potato chip bag it's usually then. So I have been going back and forth on what to feed the kids, I simply hate waiting but I also hate them eating junk. They have become very picky eaters all of a sudden.
I watched "Super size Me" which I had never seen before. Whew! What a film! I cant believe I had never seen it until now. OK this is Israel and I don't own a TV I am a little in the dark ages here. I encourage every American who eats junk food and fast food to watch it. I have posted a link. I am also putting my safe parent rating on it as for adults as there is some bad language and mature conversation, and a little too much info during his medical exams and I'll leave it at that!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Purim is Coming

Purim is coming and it's the wildest and craziest day in the Jewish calendar. The kids and even some adults dress up in costumes and we deliver treats to to our friends, give charity, get a little drunk, hear the book of Esther... all in all a very fun and hectic day. Lots of sugar, booze and and food going around all in celebratory fashion. So this year because I am in the raw, I am coming prepared! I am making raw Hamantaschen (traditional cookie eaten at Purim time) and I have made homemade raw chocolate and will be preparing some goodies such as a pesto pizza and some nori rolls as well as a big salad with a raw Caesar dressing! Maybe I'll even prepare a raw fuzzy navel for a yummy drink (sans alcohol of course!)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday!

Oh my, It's Wednesday 10:54 am and I have very little time to tackle that long list I was supposed to get to, instead I'm on-line :0. I have to prepare shabbos, make some cookies for Purim and some raw hamantaschen and raw chocolates and other goodies so I am not tempted to eat all the other junk on Purim. But I am so excited because I just ordered from Chava Dagan a bunch of super-foods including Raw Organic Cacao Powder and Raw Organic Cacao butter, for making real chocolate!!!!! Also some hemp and Lucuma Powder, and Mesquite Powder (which I have no idea what to do with!) But all very healthy, packed full of vitamins and antioxidants (wooo- hoooo!)
If you want to know more about super-foods check out Navitas Naturals website. These are my most favorite products and I wish I could get them here. I need to take a trip back so I can take care of the long list that's ever growing! Green Life automatic sprouter, super-foods, sprouting bags, books, seeds.... I could go on, but I need to go prepare before the kids get home! See ya!
PS: Can you tell I had a chocolate smoothie (raw, live, organic and packed full o' health) this morning?!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I dont know which day or how much I weigh! I dont even care.

I have scale frustration :(. I am eating well and not eating too many nuts eating mostly fruits and vegetables and feel good. I'm really enjoying my food. I know I need to add in exercise. I have to figure out how I'm going to do that but I know that's true.
I don't understand how my weight could be going up or staying the same! Whatever so I have decided to only weigh myself once a month and report the progress at that time. Hormones play a key. But come on I'm not eating any flour or sugar and relatively low carbs. My weight should be falling off. It's a good thing that I am doing this to feel the health benefits and not solely for weight loss or I would quit for sure. *~~*
I woke up today and had a cup of water, then a carrot juice and a big salad with lemon and olive oil, and a small bowl of granola made from sprouted dried buckwheat, blueberries a couple chopped dates and a small amount (2 tablespoons) of crushed nuts. it's 2 pm and I haven't eaten since my brunch. I'm not starving and I didn't overeat. I am frustrated.
For lunch I have my flax crackers and more salad. If I continue not to loose however then I will have to write down everything I eat and look back at it and see what's going on.
Also I wanted to write in here for the past few days but it's been totally hectic and I haven't had a chance. I am seriously considering putting my whole family on this. Especially the kids, I want them to get off the junk. Anyway the little ones need mommy now!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day 17, 213 lbs (7 pound loss)

Yesterday was a detox day. I had headache and was tired. Where is all that energy I had before?
Well I'm hoping today will be easier, so far so good. I am on a roller coaster ride of one day feeling really good and not needing to eat so much and the next day feeling tired and headachey. I am told that's the detox and that it's hitting me hard because I basically went from SAD to raw.

I have always been into health food and tried to transition off and on but I am an all or nothing type. Although I am sure that I am not doing 100% raw, who knows if all the nuts that I eat are truly raw and even the dried fruit. I cant wait for mangoes to be in season so I can dehydrate a bunch. Hmmm I wonder if you can dehydrate avocado to preserve it? I don't know what I'll do when that goes out of season, since it's my main source of fat.

I think I should also start keeping track of what I am eating on here as well.

breakfast: Strawberry banana wheat berry smoothie (with a small amount of walnuts)
snack: raw oatmeal apple cookies 6 small
Lunch: Pizza (yes of course it's raw!)
Salad with avocado
Dinner ?

PS I would like to just congratulate myself on another three pound loss! YAY! I started at 220-ish and now 213!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 15

Yesterday was a very difficult day. I had a huge fight over money with my hub and then my 5 1/2 year old was making me nuts. I didn't feel like eating raw. I was seriously craving some hot food. Also it was cold and raining all day. I started to binge on Doritos for a few seconds and realized what was going on, so then put them down. Why sabotage everything because of stress? I did it when my son was screaming at me and I felt like blowing my top. Don't stuff stress down with food eh? Easier said than done.
So today is a new day and I started out with a nice couple glasses of water and a green smoothie and feeling really good.
My favorite green smoothie is this one from "Green for Life" by Viktoria Boutenko;
1 Banana
3 Apples
juice of half lemon
bunch of organic spinach (to taste, I usually put a dozen big leaves in)
2 cups filtered water

blend it up and enjoy!
This is my "cup o' Joe" in the morning. Gets me really fueled up.
Now I am off to make some flax crackers! Thanks to the Good Lord for the flax crackers and my dehydrator! Always a meal available :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Day 11

Day 11,
Today has been a difficult day. I wasn't able to eat just raw today and was very disorganized in general. Had very big cravings for animal protein and while preparing food for the sabbath I wound up eating chicken cutlets (fried no less) and Moroccan fish later on.
Oh well my body was telling me that's what it wanted. I have to listen sometimes, and I am just in the beginning stages of this, going from meat eater to raw vegan in very short amount of time. Some people do this gradually. They have been vegetarian or vegan for many years. And some people say to transition and others suggest doing it 100% from the get go. Theorizing that if you go 100% then you will eventually break the dependency for the cooked food. And that every time you eat cooked food it needs to be eliminated as a detox, and detox can sometimes be unpleasant, headaches breakouts etc. So I figured if I did it 100% I would be saving myself the unpleasantness of detoxing over and over again.
But then there is the Shabbat (sabbath) dilemma. We Jews feast Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Shabbat is a special day and it happens every Friday night (sundown til Saturday sundown). We eat a hot meal, salads with fish and challah then chicken soup. Also chicken, a veggie side and rice or potatoes. Then Saturday afternoon another big meal salads and challah again, then cholent (sabbath stew) potato kugel and chicken shnitzle. And of course both meals end with a dessert!
So this has been my diet saboteur for the past 9 years already. It's very hard to pass up this type of food. I tried to do it raw last week, but just ate the challah (1 piece). I felt much better physically but in my mind I felt like I was really missing the good stuff. So I have been trying to prepare special meals for shabbat that are raw like "turkey" loaf made of nuts and veggies, special raw Chocolate Turtles, lots of salads. We'll see how it goes this week. I'll be back on Sunday with the report!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Day 9

Today was an out day, had a quick breakfast smoothie. My standard, it's quick easy and tasty. Recipe to follow. So then went out this morning to a cafe and normally would have been so tempted by all the pastries that I used to love, but I wasn't! Wow! Hard to believe. I came armed with my raw oatmeal cookies and ordered a salad with lemon and olive oil dressing. I was just fine, no coffee, no soda just good conversation!

Anyway breakfast smoothie:
1/2 cup sprouted wheat berries
1 ripe banana
2 pitted dates
1 heaping Tbsp Raw Cacao powder
1 cup rejuvelac or water (or almond milk)
Blend it up and enjoy! Trust me you wont need coffee! This is energy giving.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 8

Well last night I had the most delicious dinner; a big salad with organic Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cukes and avocados, and a sprouted wheat roll with sprouted hummus and a carrot pecan burger. The burger and the hummus are from Alissa Cohen's recipe book "Living on Live Food". So highly recommended! So far I have loved all her recipes and they are super easy to prepare. I actually just had a quick snack of sprouted wheat and flax crackers my own recipe and Mock Salmon Pate from Alissa's book. Yummy is not even the word! This is living!

Sprouted wheat and flax crackers

1 cup of sprouted wheat berries (after sprouting)
2 cups brown flax seeds
3 tomatoes
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 summer squash or zucchini
2 leeks
3 cloves garlic
any other veggies you prefer
1/4 cup shoyu (or to taste)
1 -2 tsp caraway seeds

In a coffee grinder grind 3/4 of your flax seed to a meal and place in a large bowl. Place the rest of the whole flax seed in bowl as well.
Grind wheat berries this way also ( works better if they are frozen), add to flax seeds.
In a food processor place all the veggies in and grind up until smooth.
Add this to flax mixture and then add shoyu. Mix well.
Spread mixture on teflex sheets on top of mesh dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate at 105 F for 16 hours.
Enjoy with Guacamole, mock salmon pate, or alone! MMMMMM! Store bought crackers (chemical additives and all) are no comparison to these fresh veggie wonders!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

216 lbs Day 7

I've lost 4 pounds so far and feel absolutely Alive and energized!
I watched a very motivating video Which I think may be to long to post. Too bad! but click the link. Anyway having a little lower back pain and feeling cold but all this is expected at first and keep motivating myself and saying if these people (all the many testimonials that I have read) can do it so can I.
Funny I have been on every diet and have never been so excited or happy about any of them as I am about eating living raw foods. When I was in OA which was my "last resort" I thought it was my only life line, the only way to conquer my "addiction" I was told I was powerless over food. Wow! That's very uplifting and motivating! And that I have a "disease" called overeating. After trying to work with several sponsors that said I have to do what they do (because my addiction is just the same as theirs right? ) And being unable to give it over to my Higher Power to tell them all my food and my faults I went on terrible binges, which I had never done before stepping foot into my first meeting. The guilt cycle just got worse. Well I had enough of that. I do have control over my life and I do have the power to say no to junk foods and I do have the power to say yes to life and good health. Motivation is much more powerful than feeling powerless!
Here's to energy! Here's to life! Here's to well being and enjoying living food to make living bodies!