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Just a quick check in to say I just completed 30 days raw (again.) To me, this is such a happy day because I had a lot of challenges this month and it would've been easy to slip. As I have mentioned before, I moved back in to take care of my sick mom and my son graduated from high school. I hate the act of moving house probably more than anything else you can think of so that was a huge burden and I'm so glad that I'm done. I also had a big graduation party for my son with about 100 people. I served all kinds of sad food that would have been very tempting to me in the past but I was absolutely fine with it. The process of moving also meant that I needed to get rid of about 80% of what I own. I did have a lot of trouble grieving the loss of some of those things but I did not turn to food to handle my emotions. I think it's silly that I was so attached to my stuff but I am not beating myself up over that or judging myself. I am where I am and I'm getting better all the time. I also ate out at restaurants a lot between celebrating Joe's graduation and other family times and I always found something to eat on the menu even if we were not in a raw restaurant which we never were, lol. The most amazing part of all is that it has not really been a struggle. I am very much at peace with my decision to eat a healthy diet and I feel that God is carrying me and giving me so much grace. I don't know if it will always be this way so I am just grateful for the reprieve from the compulsive feelings. I have already posted about all the wonderful physical changes I have experienced and that has continued. I am still walking and breathing so much better and I am so grateful for that every day. I will never forget how it felt to be unable to do those simple things. Most of all, I feel that if I could stay raw during this month I can do it any month any day any time for the rest of my life. If you had told me that I would feel this way at the end of May I would have told you that you were insane. I want to thank my raw food community at Raw Food Rehab for all of your love and support this month. I know that we can do this together and it very literally saves lives. I really don't know how much longer I would have had if I had not taken these healthy steps.

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Comment by Janet Carol Ryan on July 2, 2013 at 7:36pm

chiming in with the happy chorus - yay!! Heather, you are LOVED!!

Comment by Wendi Grant on July 1, 2013 at 8:35pm

You are doing fabulous!!!  Keep up the great work. You are inspiring me to push on.

Comment by Penni on July 1, 2013 at 12:42pm

Having your presence here, blogging your journey is the best! It makes me so happy to see your face/posts popping up and I am so glad that you are feeling good about the direction you're moving in!  You're having awesome, encouraging results, which really helps to keep the motivation and momentum humming!  Just know that I'm here cheering you on and I know you are inspiring many people with your commitment and wonderful spirit/sense of humor! So much love!!!!

P

Comment by Mary Ann on July 1, 2013 at 12:09pm

I am filled with joy for you Heather - BRAVO!!! Your attitude is awesome and encouraging - I love reading your updates - you give hope :)  xoxox

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