I have my fruit nice and ripe in my kitchen. I have been eating one or two fruit meals a day to prepare. I have everything ready to bring my fruit meals to work with me.....now all of a sudden the doubt creeps in. The voice that tells me that this is extreme, that I should just be a vegan and call it good. That I will fail, feel miserable, piss off my family and friends and not lose weight. I keep thinking that somehow I will be the exception and I wont receive the benefits from 811. Why does… Continue
Added by Sarah Beth on December 9, 2009 at 4:19am —
I have found after my yo yo -ing days that if your head is not in the game, you will fail and not stay there. With all things, you think therefore you are > and in a case where you are trying to get off of addictions and habits, your head, I find MUST be strait on your shoulders!
One needs to be in gear and focused. Choosing to stay on a low fat raw vegan diet is not about "will power" as Dr. Graham has told me. It is "effortless" as Michael, my husband has mentioned so many… Continue
Added by Victoria on December 8, 2009 at 1:30pm —
So for Day 1 this is what I had- I'm working on eating more mono meals and more fruit at a time but I have to get used to it first..
1 organic apple, 1 banana mixed together
1 spinach salad with cukes, 1 avocado & dressing made out of yellow peppers & pineapple
3 cups of Black Tea with cinnamon & raw agave
So, I know the tea isn't raw, but I like my teas and especially needed them today since I was cramping ugh. That wasn't fun. I am… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 7, 2009 at 11:55am —
Things I am Thankful for:
- God to give me strength & comfort when I am low
- Freedom to do whatever I want
- My husband currently working on the bath remodel
- Items selling on ebay- $$
- Roof over my head, warmth in the cold
- Lots of land to build our dream house
- Family that love me
- Nieces and nephews that love hanging out with me and make me feel special
- A caring husband
- Knowledge about Health
- Supportive… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 7, 2009 at 7:04am —
Okay, so I did kind of mess up on my LFRV eating, I was on day 8 I believe when I just kind of had an emotional meltdown- I'm just hoping that I've gotten everything off of my chest so I can move on and not be such an emotional eater. So technically, today is Day 1 for me. I do plan on going to the store to get more groceries like cukes, watermelons, bananas, tomatoes so I can have plenty to eat! I also just started my mensies today (TMI) so I weighed in at 144.5- really no surprise there.… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 7, 2009 at 2:55am —
So I'm on day 2, prob will try not to keep too much track after a few weeks of what day I'm on otherwise it'll get ridiculous like day 2473 and counting...
Ah well, so yesterday seemed to go well.
I'm not sure if this is supposed to happen, but when I made my nana smoothie after a little bit the smoothie turned kinda brownish. I assumed it was just oxidation, am I correct?
I think I'll have to make more, smaller smoothies so it doesn't quite get to that point… Continue
Added by Kate L on December 7, 2009 at 2:46am —
been eating 811 for a year, any suggestions for wrinkles?Never had them before, and dont want any.ever. Tall order I know.
Added by diane west on December 6, 2009 at 9:30am —
Oh wow, I really messed up yesterday- just when I think I have a handle on things, I really don't..I was feeling under the weather already and just felt so sad about things- the house remodel not being finished, not having any friends around to talk to or hang out with, family never calling me and just alot of hurts from different people- it just ALL came to the surface at once! The only good thing that came out of it was me praying and crying and realizing that I just have to let it all go and… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 6, 2009 at 8:40am —
So I've been vegetarian/vegan/raw for a few years now and ever since learning about LFRV I've wanted to at least try it.
So today I made my way down to Haymarket (in the freezing rain) and spent about $14 on 140 bananas.
I wanted to go to banana island (at least for a few weeks) because it takes the guesswork out of eating. Bananas are easy to transport and I've been craving them as of late and then I'm not like..oh what's for dinner? Bananas,… Continue
Added by Kate L on December 6, 2009 at 5:02am —
So today is Day 7, still at the same weight- before when I did Raw Vegan the weight just dropped off, probably because I was younger- I think alot of my weight now is to do with hormones. Anyway, at least I haven't gained- I've been eating all I want, lots of healthy foods, bellpeppers, cukes, avos, organic spinach, bananas, apples, oranges. My skin seems to look a little better- I've been drinking some hot teas to try to curb my craving for coffee- it's weird, coffee became my new vice after 7… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 4, 2009 at 11:00am —
Things are going better lately- I've been selling alot of things on Ebay lately for the extra money and just to get rid of things that we don't need! We are selling brand new Sony Vaio laptops with the new Windows 7, Philips DVD Portable player, my omega 8005 Juicer, etc. My sister is buying my Dining table & a buffet- both antiques. I've got tons of things to sell- I've got way too much of everything- I think I am going to have a tag sale… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 3, 2009 at 7:34am —
So I'm on the 6th day LFRV, holding at the same weight, which is fine, at least I haven't gained any weight. Although, I was really hoping to be in the high 130's by now. The past few nights I have been craving chips and it's been really hard, but I am just taking it one night at a time and just thinking of my mini-goal of being in the 130's- I know if I eat chips, it will send me in a downward spiral-I usually give in and eat chips or some Amy's organic pizza and then start the madness all… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 3, 2009 at 5:14am —
My Track Record is a list of Fails. However, if I put all the pieces together right, I CAN INDEED make this work. I have something to prove. A lot of fighters are quoted as saying they don't have anything to prove, but I do! I've waited and waited, but I want to do something with it.
I got connections to a boxing gym with classes. I'm going to make an earning to support doing the things I want to do. I will have to update here when I go to the classes and how I'm going to make that… Continue
Added by Tinah on December 2, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I am doing so awesome today- I've had so much energy lately! I have lost another pound so I'm happy about that- I can tell that my body is toning up and slimming yay!! I made a grocery run & picked up a ton of goodies, so I have no reason to stray from this diet!
Starting Weight- 144
Current Weight- 140.5
Total weight loss- 3.5 lbs!
Goal Weight- 125
Need to Lose- 15.5 lbs
I think that I will go for some nice… Continue
Added by Melinda on December 1, 2009 at 5:15am —
Quick post just to say
Today was nice and I feel strong.
-I ate only fruit, greens and some baked yams
-I was peaceful and relaxed
-cleaned my room/bathroom
-started drawing a portrait
-listened to The Power Of Now
Hopefully tomorrow I will even go without the yams, and do 100% raw!
Added by Sabrina on November 30, 2009 at 11:30am —
According to self-help lore, it takes 21 days to form a new habit. So, I'm really trying to get 100%lfrv under my belt. The last few days have been tough. Thanksgiving was easy because I planned something special, but the days after, somehow, were tough. I actually flipped a coin as to whether I would cheat or not... Trouble is, I would feel disgusting and also it would take me longer than I like to get back on track.
I think I've been frustrated by my weight not having budged, which is a… Continue
Added by cynthia on November 30, 2009 at 9:27am —
hey congrats for your amazing performances. it is really hyping me up because i can now run again after such a long time. i used to do cc, but now i am injury free running barefoot eating 811
i was wondering particularly about honey. i have been experimenting with it seeing how i feel because i have really amazing hawaiian honey i helped harvest sustainably without hurting the bees and stuff. i feel we can really benefit from beekeeping, pollinating all of our crops and maybe… Continue
Added by Michael on November 29, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Wow. What a 24 hour period.
This Monday would of been 6 months sober, but last night, I relapsed. It hit me, that my romantic relationship is actually over for good. I was terribly upset yesterday and thought "I just can't live with this." When I thought about "my life", which really means, "my life situation" it seemed so empty without him. Plus, I had already been choosing to find the negatives in my situation lately anyway... resentful the Winter weather, living with the… Continue
Added by Sabrina on November 29, 2009 at 12:13pm —
So today is Day 4 for me- I have to say today was much harder- eating the same foods is kind of getting old..I haven't made it to the store to pick up more avocados, romaine, grapes, etc. yet- right now I've been eating mostly organic apples, bananas, navel oranges, organic spinach, some tomatoes and pineapple. What are some other less boring options- any advice so that I don't get bored? I've also noticed that I get tired of sweet foods, I want something that isn't so sickingly sweet- and I've… Continue
Added by Melinda on November 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
OK, I've been playing again and had a crack at my very first video post. I was having one of those quiet moments of reflection and talking to myself as I usually do. Decided to capture it and share it. Hope it makes sense and tickles a few neurons and gets the old tongues wagging and digits… Continue
Added by Crankster on November 28, 2009 at 12:25pm —