Not sure how many of you have seen Tarah Shannon's videos and website
But I personally have been so blessed by her. It's nice to see the other videos of people playing in the sun and the surf and some tropical paradise. But reality for many of us is WINTER. So I thought it would be fun/interesting to see who's doing hcrv in winter weather and find out how it's going, what you are doing to keep your goals etc.
For me connecting with people is important for encouragement. THANKS TARAH!!
Also doing outside exercise and indoor exercise.
Perhaps someone more technologically advanced could post all tarah's videos in this thread and I think Chris Randall has some good videos on this too. I figure I can use the encouragement and so can all the other winter fruities out there. So share what you are doing and finding to eat etc.
I've been eating mostly 1-2 watermelons, 1-2 cantaloupe, around 15 bananas a day. Sometimes mangoes, persimmons, or grapes. Been sitting inside a lot, I like to play drums.. I'm in Minnesota and it was like -10F this morning :/ I have a 250W Metal Halide grow light that keeps my room nice and warm 70-80 degrees, and provides a nice atmosphere with living plants in the room. I have a Jackfruit that is about 2ft tall
Cool, what a great idea, sounds awesome!
It's a regular jackfruit seed I have been growing for fun, I know i will have to kill it someday :(
can't you send it south? there's an arboretum here and i saw my first live tropical trees and they had a jackfruit tree! i don't know anything about growing them, but flordia? texas? i know its warmer there than up here. :)
Cool :-) I am jealous of your melons.
My first winter raw I was in a warm climate. The second I was back in NY, where I grew up, and I didn't do as well. I think my biggest problem was not knowing that citrus fruit could be "unripe" and I believe I ate a lot of unripe citrus. Second biggest was going to raw restaurants more than I should have. So I started to not feel as well. Now I'm still in NY and realize I have to shop much more carefully and thoroughly. I need to keep my supplies of fruit high and spend time searching for the best fruit possible. The more time I give it the more I can find the better prices as well. But I'm seeing I just may have to spend more than I'd like to keep going through the winter.
I do walk an average of eight miles a day - I walk everywhere I need to go. My record is 14 miles in one day. I walk moderately to briskly. I don't run or bike because it winds up hurting my knees. But staying high carb low fat and walking and stretching daily has kept my 90 pound weight loss in 2011 off for over a year now. Thanks for starting this discussion!
I live in Upstate NY, so I understand. And I understand unripe citrus too. There is a fruit dealer in Syracuse where I get Cara Cara Oranges from and they are really good. Plus I get juicing oranges and some tangerines (the tangerines can be iffy - unripe) that I juice together. Are you in NYC or upstate?
such an inspiration. ... love the walking everywhere too and huge congrats on weight loss... have seen the before and after.
This is inspiring, I love to walk too but get a bit lazy in the wet cold weather. Thanks for reminding me how awesome it is to walk, I'm going out right now for a long one!
I just started raw on new years and I will be in winter weather until around March! It's actually snowing right now, beautiful but it can be hard to eat room temperature/cold meals in the winter! Seeing Tarah's videos has definitely inspired me and if she can stay raw there then I can definitely do it in the relatively moderate winter in Oklahoma!
You can do it :)