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March 2013 Blog Posts (50)

The time is now!!! :D

It's been FAR TOO long!!  I am ready to take the reigns and turn this life into what I want.  I have proven to myself that I CAN do ANYTHING I set my mind to.  

I finished a 100 day juice cleanse in January, and had a good little spurt of good eating and then....I slowly began to self-sabotage.  

I have realized that although I can succeed on any cleanse, I really need to learn how to EAT.  I feel that this has been my biggest downfall.  I am either stringent or…


Added by DanniPatti on March 31, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

hello! and skittles juice!

When I started this journey it was after watching a documentary "fat sick and nearly dead" it then dawned on me that I need to change my life as I saw myself headed down the same road as these two men. So I went and bought a juicer.... started adding fresh veggies and fruit juice as well as trying to go as much raw foods as possible.  Ive been at this a month.... my jeans fit better, my coats are more lose. Which is what I expected since im not doing a juice fast. I have the same…


Added by rebecca v. on March 31, 2013 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

Simple Truth....


Every day, little things can make THE DIFFERENCE!!  : )

Added by Susan : ) on March 31, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Making changes for the better

I had a really ruff weekend last week but made some very positive changes. I have been struggling with alcohol for about three years. Mainly to self medicate and to help "cope " Had some and still have some major horrendious family issues. With the help of praying to God I have truly decided to give it up. I also had to give up a friend who was a bad influince to me spiritally and mentally. I am sharing this because I fianally feel better on this Raw journey and it has only been six days. My… Continue

Added by Sharon KC on March 30, 2013 at 4:12am — 3 Comments

Ready for Change

I have been struggling A LOT with overeating lately. I let myself return to a SAD as a result of so much stress in my life and letting myself feel overwhelmed with it all. But I've had enough. I'm trying other methods of reducing the stress and ready to jump into raw food 100%.

I've had IBS with constipation for 17 years and although my doctor has me on meds, that help, the side effects are not so great! I would really like to give them up entirely and I think finding my own…


Added by Diane Bailey on March 29, 2013 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

Results on Monday

Back in February, I wrote that my cholesterol was very high as well as my triglycerides.  I was just so confused because I felt like I was doing everything possible to eat right....

Well, my friends, let me tell you what I've been doing since then....

I found a vegan doctor not too far away and she is a part of the Engine 2 diet.  My feeling was that I wanted someone who at least understood something about my path.  She did....sort of.  But at this point, I was willing to "try"…


Added by BK on March 29, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments


I think I am going to kickstart this lifestyle upgrade with a fast. I think 4 days juicing, water, herbal tea...and then slowly add raw foods back in after that...yep....I think thats what I am going to do. My husband is home tonight till monday, so he can be there and help out if the detox gets nuts. I have fasted before and it doesnt take long for crap to start  pouring out of our bodies. Heres to hoping.  So I am not going to say starting tommorow, because then I will put it…


Added by Sarah Walker on March 28, 2013 at 4:40pm — 7 Comments

Starting a new....

Well...I am here...and I am ready breath at a time..I am here.

I wanted to list some of the physical and mental issues that I am having going on, and that I hope to heal with a healthy lifestyle change and mostly raw foods.

*weight gain. I am now 245 lbs. that number makes me a little sick.

* extreme heart burn

* extreme flushing of the face . My face goes really really hot and bright red.

* body aches and pains. every joint

* low…


Added by Sarah Walker on March 28, 2013 at 4:25pm — 6 Comments

Relationships, Food Borne Illness Thoughts, and Dogma--Both Medical and Raw (campylobacter info may need to be edited)

I made my last post friend's only, not to ban anyone (not that I can think of a single person I'd want to ban.  everyone here has been pretty lovely to me) but just because it was about family.  I love my family, but to be honest, my parents seem to either be dumber than I am (>.< not to be insulting, it just seems to be the case, due to the lack of logic and the interrupting with crappy points or just plain ignoring good points and then bringing up something stupid to dodge what I was…


Added by L. on March 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

an update, fear, sadness ....a new day?

Good eve...I look at the date that I last posted here and I cringe. Tears well up in my eyes and throat and I .... 

July 28th was the last day I posted. My week got busy, so I didnt get on here the rest of that week. then August 8th my entire world fell apart. My 2yo little girl passed away....emily-rose drowned in our pool. It was an awful day. Its been an awful 6 months.  But by the grace of God I dont know what I would have done. Without the love and support of family…


Added by Sarah Walker on March 27, 2013 at 8:05pm — 13 Comments

Time to rest & heal

I must share, what a beautiful morning. As the alarm was ringing this morning I reached out and while I am still stiff, the pain has lessened. As I sat up, range of motion in my neck had improved as did the headache. Open shutters and there, warm rays of sunshine washing over me. As I looked back at the bed, there was lovely Sophie, stretched out with a great big Golden grin. She was surrounded by several of her favorite toys that she must have gathered while waiting for me to wake… Continue

Added by Dee Marie on March 27, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

A Gooood Word Bears Repeating....

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Added by Susan : ) on March 26, 2013 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

Get Juicy with Mango Fruit!!!

Hey Fruit Friends!

Check out my latest video on the Ataulfo mango!                                                      …


Added by Traci DeGrow on March 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Here I am again...

It has been a long while since I have been in The Hab. I've popped in on occasion but never stayed for a long visit.

After putting on a few extra insulating pounds over the it is time to let them go. For the past week I have been high raw and feeling better. I can't do the April Initiative in the private room but will be doing it with you in the main Hab

The one thing I need to address is why I want to be healthy and look healthy. Is this for me or am I trying to impress someone… Continue

Added by Hot Ta-Molly on March 23, 2013 at 6:09am — 5 Comments

spices and school :) ! (added a video in the videos section of me!)

Edit: I made a super goofy video of me talking bc I write on here constantly but nobody really has an idea of who I am lol. I hope it helps!! :P Writing often comes off much more stoic than it was intended.

Oh dear I made the most amazing guacamole and the secret to it was the combo of spices. I am learning that for more water based vegetables, like romaine lettuce and cucumbers--make dips thicker by using lots of spices and for the heartier veggies like carrots and cauliflower, use… Continue

Added by L. on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

End of winter wine - red cabbage + green veggies juice

Nice "End of winter wine" - Red Cabbage, cucumber, broccolli stems, apple, carrot, ginger juice -…

Added by MacaLove on March 21, 2013 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments

Coconut Oil

Hi Penni,

Awhile back you said that you put coconut oil on your skin as a moisturizer and I was wondering if you do this before you bathe or after since I was thinking that it would be really greasy and you wouldn't want to get it on your clothes. Do you just smear it on your skin?

Added by Jane Townsend on March 21, 2013 at 12:10pm — 4 Comments

Pulp Wonderful Pizza

Since coming off my fast I have been juicing everyday-- I got a "practically new" Jack la Lane juicer for $12 on craigslist!!!-- and I have been saving and using some of the pulp!

So yesterday I made a veggi juice, that unfortunately, wasn't awesome :(

I got it down…


Added by Lorraine P. Johnson on March 20, 2013 at 3:05pm — 3 Comments

Happy Joy! :) Raw Food Prep Plans

Well I just feel delighted today.  I thought my breakfast was small but for some reason it was very energizing, so I'm going to list it:

A little under 2 cups of vitamix blended soup consisting of--steamed broccoli stalk base (none of the florets--I ate all those, but I hate those darn stalks on their own so I use them in soups!!), 1 small turmeric root (could it be where the energy is from?) that dyed my vitamix, hopefully not permanently, yellow, 1/2 a small lime, 3/4's of a 1/2 of…


Added by L. on March 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Dental Health and K2 (revised)

Hey there fellow 'habbers!

I was recently doing some research in matters regarding dental health and raw/vegan diets and came across some information that was totally new to me and thought it was well worth sharing. 

I've found that many people assume that it is simply the sugar and acid that wreak havoc on vegans/raw vegans' teeth.  While they may put some wear on them, that's not quite the whole picture.  I was reading about the dental health trio - Vitamin A, Vitamin D and…


Added by LaTricia E. Morris on March 20, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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