Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Days 1 and 2 of my "Return to Raw In Earnest"

Well yesterday, July 28, 2009, marks my return to raw in earnest, so to speak. (I've started a separate private blog to keep myself motivated with ongoing personal photos, a weight chart, and daily food and exercise diaries, etc., which I may make public when my goal weight is reached. If I do publicise it, maybe it will help others who find themselves on a similar path as I am now.)

I "fell off the raw wagon" for a load of months and am now out of that wilderness back to where I want to be. Today and yesterday were virtually all-raw days for me -- w/ the exception of two portions of wild rice and some crispy thingies I threw on top of my salad -- so I'm off to a great start. My goal is not to be 100 raw anyway -- as that is too drastic of a switch-over and thus does the body more damage than good.

I just finished a great coaching program with Karen Knowler -- who has been my main raw foods mentor ever since I realized the amazing benefit of eating living foods (fruits and veggies; seeds; nuts and seaweeds) a couple of years ago. The coaching time was revealing on many levels. I saw that for me, eating even a small bit of processed food acts almost like a drug -- a highly addictive one at that -- causing craving for more, even if I'm not physically hungry! So I've set a course, once again, to become 80% raw by one year from now, as I found that the more raw foods I ate each day, the more alert physically I was and more resiliant mentally and emotionally as well.

Old habits are hard to break and eating is an old habit (we've all been doing it since we each were about 9 months old)!! But I will reach my goal. To that end, Roz Savage -- as she ROWS SOLO across the Pacific Ocean -- is inspiring me to no end.

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"One stroke isn't going to get me anywhere, but if you take a load of tiny actions and you string them all together, you really can achieve almost anything." Roz Savage, Ocean Rower (!)

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