Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Hello Raw Food Rehab and thank you for allowing me to join your gracious community. I actually learned of you guys through watching a video and "Andy" who was a raw juicer mentioned you! So again, thank you and I wanted to ask that if I do anything on the wrong boards or posts please do not hesitate to send me in the right direction! I am completely new not only with my "new" family but as being a raw consumer as well. And now I would like to tell you why I am here....
I am a 47 year old mother of 2 awesome children and a wonderful husband. I am originally from Tennessee (Go Vols!) and live in western Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with my family. I am in my second year of nursing school and will graduate July, 2013.
I was diagnosed with type II Diabetes almost 15 years ago and immediately went into a denial that has now put my life in jeopardy. The last 5 years I have changed many things but continuing yo-yo diets, then major binges, and still weighing in at 195, small framed and only 5'4". I know now I have to not just go on a diet but make some life style MAJOR changes forever and I need your help!
A friend of mine told me of a documentary over a year ago about juice fasting and last week I watched it with my husband (who is also 65 pounds over weight). We were definitely impressed and are both ready to make this change in our lives. So...... we plan on starting in 2 weeks (I receive a school reimbursement around January 19th which will allow us to buy our juicer and all of our vegetables, thermos containers, etc.)
Our first concoction is the one "Joe Cross" used in his documentary containing ~
Kale, Celery, Cucumbers, Green Apple, Lemon and Ginger Root
And, we have also googled some other recipes. Please, please, please if anyone has the time ( I understand in this crazy world now that extra time is hard to come by ) please write me and give me ANY advice at all ~ I actually love criticism and will not get my feelings hurt :) Throw it at me guys ~ I am all ears and am the most sincere with this decision than I have ever been! I also wanted to tell you that I was a smoker and am now going on my 6th month of being smoke free ~ so I realize that I do actually have some will power!
Thank you ~ Abby