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Ok, so I am not new to raw foods, but I am new to RFR. Four years ago my daughter healed herself of some serious health problems on raw foods. She had been completely disabled and in a wheelchair for most of her teen years. When the doc's gave up, she took it upon herself to find her healing path. We started raw foods together.....she was healed within 4 months....walking, dancing and back to her happy self. I was losing weight, went from a size 20 to a size 16....with more to go.... is where it goes crazy. On the way to getting healthier, I also became more AWARE. Spiritually, emotionally, psychologically. I felt like I was becoming alive maybe for the first time ever. I began to examine old ways of thinking and believing and behaving. I made some changes for the better. One of the things that had to go was my 27 year marriage. I had been hanging onto my marriage by a thread for over a decade....and now I was ready to leave. 


I won't go into the whole story, but he forced me and the kids out of the house, since I was the one who wanted the divorce.  I am a homeschool mom, still had kiddos at home, etc. I stayed with raw foods for a time, but at some point, I again turned to "comfort" foods  when my emotions would get the best of me. Over the past year since that time, I have regained the weight I initially lost.  FOrtunately, I have some awesome people in my life who are encouraging me on to better health. 


So, here I am again...ready to start back on the raw journey, this time embracing the changes and challenges. Much like our first birth, this journey is a rebirth with a salty mixture of pain and pleasure as we be(come) new again.  Namaste'.

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Comment by AC Lasater on April 10, 2011 at 11:30pm

Hey Beautiful Girl!!  : ) SOOO happy you are here!!  I LOVE THIS!! : )



Comment by Vegan♥for♥Life on April 8, 2011 at 4:22pm
Comment by Melissa Susan Lugo on April 8, 2011 at 3:33pm
Comment by Jody Milholland on April 8, 2011 at 3:12pm
Thanks for all the encouragement. I tried something new today in my smoothies. I was out of spinach so I added red leaf lettuce instead. It was awesome! And funny this is, I had this idea that if I was out of spinach or kale I couldn't make a green smoothie. But red leaf lettuce works beautifully! Plus blueberries, banana and an orange. Heaven through a straw!   :  )
Comment by Faye Ketola on April 8, 2011 at 2:30pm
That's such a great story about your daughter; may your own story have such a happy ending. I think you've come to the right place - there's a whole lot of rebirthing going on around here!
Comment by Catherine Brown on April 8, 2011 at 2:27pm
What a wonderful story. I feel honored to be along this raw food journey with you! Wishing you many blessings and much success, Jody!
Comment by Rawlyssa on April 8, 2011 at 10:54am
Welcome to RFR Jody.  It sounds like even though you backslided for a short while (I have done it also,  stress can do this can't it?)  you have solid ideas to make new plans for your success.  I try to remind myself of all I have learned and past knowledge that has worked for me and will do so again in the future.  I wish you much success!
Comment by Marcella Frater on April 8, 2011 at 6:52am

Welcome home, Jody!


Thank you for sharing your daughter's and your story.  What an inspiration you and your family are!

Comment by jill anderson on April 8, 2011 at 6:28am
Hi Jody Milholland,I really enjoyed ur blog,so wonderfull about ur daugter.Sorry about ur divorce stuff.I am in a relationship together 17 years,married since 2001,seperated but living in same home,we do have 2 kids together,seperated in 2008,I ask him to leave,but wont,puts on a guilt trip,(kids)and stays.I know its not healthy for any of us,but im honest with my kids and dont have money to go on my own,and no help either.anyhow I am slowly eating fresh raw juices,smoothies,and feel like u,a weird feeling of wanting better for me and my kids,and he (ex)sees me juicing,and all the sudden asked if he could make one,because he thinks im getting different?Lord knows what that means,but honestly I said "yes,u can use the juicer after u go shopping,and dont forget to leave it clean!Hey I dont owe him anything,on the way hes treated me.I know it might sound mean,but its the way hes made me feel.needless to say"i seea change in him"could raw juices be helping him and me in this way?I wish i new about this style of living 10 years ago.Tanks rfr rehab for everything,youll never know how much,i mean this...luv u all...:)
Comment by Michelle K on April 8, 2011 at 6:03am

Welcome to RFR, were all about changes and challenges.


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