Added by Martin Louis on December 5, 2013 at 5:48pm —
What a shocker; I've been gaining weight.
I really wasn't surprised about this considering the fact I was living on about 300 calories a day maximum for two years.
I do not know how much I weigh now, but I do know for a fact that I'm not a size double zero anymore. (A size double zero was too big for me for a long time)
Despite this weight gain and being slightly uncomfortable getting used to my body, I really couldn't care less. Why is that? I am feeding my… Continue
Added by Michelle on November 30, 2013 at 9:48am —
I can't say my childhood and teens were a bundle of laughs; bed-sores, paralysis, and starvation, it really wasn't that great! But one of the good things that came out of it all was being able to be happy with very little, and to appreciate things that might not seem important if you have always had them in your life.
If I have enough to eat, and somewhere safe to…
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on November 28, 2013 at 2:58pm —
We've recently ticked over at 20,000 members here at 30Bad. I will come back to that shortly. Continue
I haven't been on here much due to work, but I just wanted to pop in to comment on the recent "Pioneer-Gate" thing swirling around the Woodstock Fruit Festival.
WFF has always been very prominently featured here. ANd... People have always complained of what they claimed was the "dogmatic, constrictive, nature of 30Bad version of 801010" here.
Contrary to some people's…
Added by Chris P. on November 27, 2013 at 10:32pm —
When you do something kind and no one knows, the whole world knows because it gets a little brighter on the Earth, and the fear and the darkness get a little weaker, and when you smile at a stranger you make them your friend, and when you make someone happy you start a trend that won't ever stop, you've made the world a better place forever, and who cares if you're rich or famous or clever, if you have a good heart and the courage to… Continue
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on November 27, 2013 at 2:06pm —
These are the beautiful moments in your life, happening right now. Walking down a moonlit street, listening to a song that makes you smile, sleeping late on a rainy day, seeing someone else happy.
I lived without these moments for a very long time, not because I was sick and dying, but because my life was not my own. No words are enough to say how beautiful freedom feels after that. A day is a lifetime. And… Continue
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on November 20, 2013 at 3:15pm —
As I lay here on the floor of my tiny Hawaiian apartment, I can't help but reflect on the doubts that have been keeping my mind company for the past few months. I wish I could say that I let my doubts be just that -- doubts -- but quite frankly, I feel as though I'm allowing them to manifest into reality.
Roadblock number 1: Is a raw vegan lifestyle for me?
Is it? The deepest part of me--my "heart of hearts"--feels it is, but external factors have such an enormous… Continue
Added by Cee Gee on November 18, 2013 at 8:59pm —
There is beauty that we are given and beauty that we create. I see beauty in a sunset, and beauty in a smile, beauty in the flowers and in the one who grows them, beauty in love that is given freely, and beauty in the one who loves in return. Beauty is everywhere upon this Earth and reaching far beyond and back again. I see it and I am grateful. <3…
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on November 15, 2013 at 12:44pm —
Added by Izzy Davis on November 10, 2013 at 1:32pm —
Click on the picture above for my video version.
I was a dancer in my younger years through adult years.
By age 18, I was diagnosed with pre-arthritis in my knees.
✿ I was living on fast food, canned foods, processed foods, doughnuts, etc. The dancing probably helped me keep the weight down, but lots of exercise did NOT keep… Continue
Added by Raw Jenni Planet ~ KeepitFruity on November 10, 2013 at 5:32am —
High Carb, Low Fat, Plant-based deliciousness. Check out my blog for recipes and general HCLF rambles!… Continue
Added by Alysha Maiorelli on October 12, 2013 at 6:16am —
When life gets good, you realize just how bad it was before. And that can be hard. But if you can embrace and accept that things were tough, and see it all clearly, you will find that what you lost during that time is returned to you, plus some!
Because the contrast between then and now will make you appreciate everything so much more deeply. Happiness, health, fun, friends, life, you are seeing it all like a child does; everything is novel, and vivid, and important. And… Continue
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on September 20, 2013 at 2:40pm —
I have lost a lot in my life, things that I can never get back. I have been through pain that still hurts to think of. I have been pushed harder than I once thought humanly possible to withstand. And I have seen that we never really recover from such things. You cannot forget, or rewind to before. However hard you try. Continue
Instead we must absorb it all, the shock, the shock of life, the cruelty of ot…
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on September 9, 2013 at 2:06pm —
We as humans have come to measure life in length, by how many years we can live. But in reality life is not linear; it should be seen not for how long it is, but for its overall size and breadth; by how far we can spread our wisdom, how far the light in our soul can shine, how many people we can love, support, and share this beautiful world with, and by how much fun we can have in the time we are given, however long or short that may be. Spread the love my… Continue
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on September 9, 2013 at 2:06pm —
This summer I have been lucky enough to get the chance to spend time with some truly amazing (fruity!) people. I've had a great time hanging out with them, sharing food, and also talking with them about their experiences with following this lifestyle, as well as about my own.
Now I see it as a pretty good sign that I'm sometimes liable to forget that… Continue
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on September 9, 2013 at 2:05pm —
Added by Martin Louis on September 5, 2013 at 9:41am —
Added by Esperanza Vite - The Raw Monkey on September 4, 2013 at 7:22am —
So I have been doing the " raw till four" program for a while now. When I first came across raw foods I went fully raw for a week or two and felt GREAT. Then for some reason I went into this mode of cooked foods and was eating cooked foods for dinner almost every day. I feel not so good on this at all, I feel the cooked foods make me crave salt and fat often and keep me feeling weighed down. I am especially having trouble with lowering my fat intake, I used to love adding a whole avocado and… Continue
Added by Nicole Jayne on September 1, 2013 at 10:54pm —
Added by Martin Louis on August 21, 2013 at 11:01pm —
Well, today is Day 140 of 811. I have eaten over 3000 cal and actually feel better today. The bloating is slightly less and I had more energy today than normal. I jumped on a rebounder for 5 minutes and completed bicep curls with 22.5 weights each arm. Finished up with a few mins of abs. Did not want to overdo it. Ran 2 miles yesterday and an old ankle pain from 2 years ago has returned. Retracing maybe? Overall, pleased with Day 140. Hugs!!
Added by Fruity Fitness on August 21, 2013 at 10:35am —