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April 2010 Blog Posts (596)

When it rains--it pours...but I love rainy days!

Last week I spent only sleeping hours at home, the rest of my time I spent helping my mom at the hospital as my dad underwent some artery stenting procedures. He's home now and recovering well.

I'm a little beat, and have fallen off the wagon a bit with my healthy diet.

I have learned that I am an emotional eater. Monday afternoon, just after my dad returned to his room after his last stenting procedure, I received a call from my breast surgeon. They wanted to schedule my… Continue

Added by Mandylu on April 30, 2010 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

day 21 of 77- lost 2 lbs and starting a juice feast

so i lost 2 lbs this week, the inches are still sliding away...i'd like to loose it faster, but heck, i've lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks(and many inches), that's great progress! i had my niece here today...she is such a sweetie, but hasn't been feeling great- i think her brothers had a bug that lasted 1-2 days at one point last week, this week she and connor had it...declyn is fine so far, but sometimes he is a day or so behind connor and sometimes they won't even get sick from one another. today…


Added by simone carlisle on April 30, 2010 at 6:53pm — 9 Comments

Do You Want to See My Food Diary from this Week?

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Every bite I took this week is on the chart. It includes my buffet challenge from Thursday night and 2 stray crunchy cheeze doodley things. I feel great about all my choices this week even the non raw ones.

I am okay with the fact that tomorrow morning I will get on the scale and report in to the vault. I will not be surprised by the number no matter the direction, I… Continue

Added by Michelle K on April 30, 2010 at 4:45pm — 3 Comments

closing my eyes in order to see clearly

At yoga on Wednesday the instructor set the intention for the class of "letting go." We spent

some time doing hip opening which felt really good. I definitely hold

onto tension in my hips so it's always helpful to release some of that. I

seriously could have stayed in class for another hour!

Thursday's class had a different instructor but she set the same intention

of "letting go." Maybe it was just a coincidence, but it seemed like

the universe was trying… Continue

Added by Stephanie Brown on April 30, 2010 at 4:18pm — 3 Comments

Over Eating ! Sometimes I still do it...but I do it RIGHT!

Real quick...

When I first went raw...I was starving. So I let myself "OVER EAT" but only raw vegan things (excluding nuts, i kept those in moderation) Everyone has a different story, but I came to realize that my fat body was starving for nutrition...and I needed to eat... A LOT.

Some days I would eat 6 -8 heads of romaine lettuce. I did use very low fat or no fat dressing such as vinegar...maybe a little olive oil. Yes it was boring.

Of course green smoothies, but… Continue

Added by Heather Marie on April 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments


So, I gained weigh this last week and I know where I went wrong- no juicing and only one green smoothie. Whateva Gen! Drinking my food is absolutely key to my weight loss. If I wasn't convinced of this before today, well, now I am.

I struggle with gluttony. That's no secret. I was listening to a podcast recently of an Orthodox woman who works as an ecclesiastical tailor. She took a break from her normal discussions on vestments (way more fascinating than it sounds) and discussed her… Continue

Added by Genevieve on April 30, 2010 at 12:29pm — 3 Comments

Remember HALT

This is recovery-speak for: never get too Hungry Angry Lonely or Tired. Actually, my friend and I came up with HEBALT (Hungry, Emotional, Bored, Angry,… Continue

Added by Renea L on April 30, 2010 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

Letting Go......

I am cleaning my office today and came across my Weight Watchers Lifetime Membership booklet. I have held on to this booklet (that tracks your weight at each weigh-in) since December 14, 1994. When I came across it while cleaning, my first reaction was to chuck it in the trash. There was no hesitation in the realization that I was certain that I would not need it anymore. But I stopped myself for a few moments because I felt like I had to honor it somehow before filing it forever in file…


Added by Sandra Lambert on April 30, 2010 at 8:21am — 10 Comments

Today's the Day!

Ben's going away to help someone replace their roof. He's not done that before, so I am nervous, and he'll be gone during the actual flush part of the cleanse. That makes me nervous, too.

So, today's the day I'll be fasting the last half and taking the awful oil and lemon juice. I am trying to follow Ben's directive to not psych myself out by thinking about it, so I won't. But it is hard. And that makes me nervous too.

Ok, I am just kind of all jittery today. I was… Continue

Added by Cera on April 30, 2010 at 7:51am — 2 Comments


Just curious about some things for all you who have went RAW as a way of healthy eating. As I am starting this new approach to eating healthier, what can one expect in terms of noticing weight-loss? Do you have to be on this awhile or do you start experiences changes soon after going RAW? What other benefits does one see? Thanks, Shelly.

Added by Shelly Fender on April 30, 2010 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

21/77 YES!!!!

Down 8 pounds in 21 days and 26 since March 20th!

I feel like a new person.

I have new habits!

This morning I got half way to work before I realized I left my green smoothie in the blender on the counter in the kitchen at the house! (yes, I said all that!) My first thought was to turn around, screw it!!! just be late to work. Then I thought or I could just hit Mc Donalds and get a pancake... WHAT? Where did that come from? I don't even WANT a pancake. I…


Added by Renee Schouwenaars on April 30, 2010 at 7:01am — 4 Comments

Day 7 with Gabriel Cousens 21+ Day Diabetes Program

Weight - was 178 now 170 (down 8 lbs) (my scale)


Day 1: 219

Day 2: 214

Day 3: 183

Day 4: 167

Day 5: 158

Day 6: 132 (down 87 points)

Day 7: 140

I don't really know why my sugar was up. I drank water & herbal tea, ate thai lettuce wraps and Red Pepper Bisque. I wa sout of greens for juice.I figure I need at least a quart a day of green juice. i'm just doing my best and I will get there. I…


Added by WendySmiling (Wendy Campbell) on April 30, 2010 at 6:41am — 4 Comments

Science Fair

Well, to start off, you should all know that this blog is waaaaaaay overdue. I wanted to write it for a month now, but things got really strange.....

Anyway, about a month or two ago my sisters and I had a "school" science fair. School is in parentheses because we home-school, but are part of a community of people who do the same. Where was I? Oh yeah, science. Since we had just finished studying out Health Science (more specifically RAW science) we decided we could thrill the crowd… Continue

Added by Ray on April 30, 2010 at 6:27am — 9 Comments

MIA - Still Plugging Away

Hey all,

I've been MIA from RFR for a bit.

I come in from time to time and look at all the posts.

I haven't been doing excellent, but I do good where I can. I'm still getting at least one juice in to me every day and try and stay with the salads and the fruits as much as possible.

I fall back a little bit here and there, but considering how my diet was before... I'm Raw'kin it!!! lol :D

Boo Yah!

My… Continue

Added by Chris "Dude Raw" (aka Duke) on April 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

day 20 of 77- 3 weeks 100% raw -great day

ok, so i was all excited to see the sun today, then connor seemed really tired and sluggish- he had a little fever, but after 2 naps (he slept almost all morning) his fever broke and he was feeling better so i let him sit in the backyard in a chair and watch me do 1/2 hr of poi spinning...after lunch-he really did seem to feel a lot better and the fever was gone, so we figured as long as he stayed in his stroller and was kept warm we could run out for a trip to the hardware store and to the…


Added by simone carlisle on April 29, 2010 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments


I have found my fitness love! Zumba!! I never thought I could shake my hips and look good doing it, but I can! Zumba is so fun and it is a KILLER workout if you work it. Last night, I burned 500 calories in one hour. Dang! I couldn't believe it! I've been going to classes pretty consistently and I burn between 350 and 500 calories in an hour. Heck, I love it so much that I actually bought dance sneakers so I could really let it all hang out. Doing it in trainers is a bit risky... they just… Continue

Added by Genevieve on April 29, 2010 at 5:27pm — 8 Comments

Still buzzin.....

So even though I am physically a bit tired after quite a run around day, I am still on this raw buzz I have had for two days now. I am so thankful too because tonight is the first challenge of this week. I am going to a fundraiser for a County Sheriff and it is taking place at a local restaurant I have been hoping to try. With my raw energy buzz, I have been able to prepare myself by eating light yesterday and today. Lot's of fresh juice and water. the challenge is not so much what to eat but… Continue

Added by Michelle K on April 29, 2010 at 3:01pm — 5 Comments

Where can I find medicinal mushrooms?

I went to hear David Wolfe speak last night. He spoke at length on the benefits of cacoa, fresh from the earth spring water, goji berries, and medicinal mushrooms. I dont' know much about them except from what I learned last night. Anyone use medicinal mushrooms? Do you buy them, find them, grow them?


Added by Christine Tenezaca on April 29, 2010 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment


I want to be a member of the Push Your Plate Away Club rather than the Clean Plate Club.

Even though I am 100% raw I am still eating too much. I need to stop before I am FULL!

How did you get into this club?

Do you have any hints or suggestions on how to get into the club?

Sure...I am overeating on salad or juice but too much a good thing is still too much!

Added by Renee Schouwenaars on April 29, 2010 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

Believe it...You Are Unstoppable

After watching Rascal Flatts on American Idol last night, I just felt that I had to share this song here with you. It just seemed to fit.......

So so you made a lot of mistakes

Walked down the road a little sideways

Cracked a brick when you hit the wall

Yeah you've had a pocket full of regrets

Pull you down faster than a sunset

Hey it happens to us all

When the cold hard rain just won't quit

And you can't see… Continue

Added by Penni on April 29, 2010 at 10:59am — 6 Comments

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