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Holistic Dentist in northern Illinois? Dr. Phillip Sukel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greenmama Jun 18, 2012. 1 Reply

Does anyone have any experience with any holistic dentists in the northern Illinois/ Southern Wisconsin area?  Especially for a young child?  Dr. Sukel's site looks pretty good--no flouride and no…Continue

Wanted: Fruity babysitter in Chicago

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I am possibly going to be coming into town for a conference for the week of May 14-18.  I'm not going to leave my nursing 3 year-old for 5 days.  Looking for a babysitter who will feed him fruits and…Continue

Navel Gazing: For All of Us Obsessed with Weight and Appearance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Celine Mar 16, 2012. 43 Replies

na·vel-gaz·ing (n v l-g z ng). n. Slang. Excessive introspection, self-absorption, or concentration on a single issueJust noticing the preponderance of posts, particularly by young women, who think…Continue


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Vegetarian since age 19. Been trying to transition to 80-10-10 since 2006. I started attending Overeater's Anonymous and dealing with some childhood trauma garbage, and am finally feeling more hopeful about fully living the dream!
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I am a big-time gardener and really want to learn more about permaculture. I volunteer with a community garden, and am teaching some of my children (the ones who are interested) about gardening. I would like to transition to a lifestyle where I am growing all my food one day. I love exercise. Right now I am doing circuit training with body weight and hand weights, riding a stationary bicycle, and doing a Couch to 5K run/walk program when the weather isn't too nasty. I love to hike also, but not in winter. I am working on learning Spanish. I love to watch inspirational documentaries, especially about artists and other passionate people.
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Freelee's Challenge goes for another Banana Girl Challenge

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 4:52am 5 Comments

I'm starting off with high hopes and a lot of dates.  Unfortunately I am a bit under the weather and so are my kids.  I would love some encouragement, so send me some shout-outs. 


Love ya!

Freelee's Challenge: Banana Girl Challenge Update

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 12:36pm 3 Comments

I have not been successfully following the BG Challenge this month.  I need to be a lot more prepared so that I have adequate ripe fruit at all times.  I stayed raw but under-ate the first few days of the month, and then went back to cooked salty dinners.  I had I had a great raw day today, and will possibly try again for the full 30 days in November, but honestly, the sad fact is, I may be unable or unwilling to ever commit to this diet.  Let's face it, it's been almost 7 years of…


Freelee's Challenge: Goin' Banana Girl in October

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 4:19am 4 Comments

I had a salt relapse, again.  I have finally realized that I need to surrender ALL of my eating, not just most of it.  And that means surrendering my resentments when life doesn't go the way I want, or the people in my life don't do what I want.  That means I can't eat just salt-free cooked food, or a little bit of salt.  I can't go just a little bit low on my calories for a few days in a row.  Well, I can't if I want to be free of food obsession and salt addiction and water retention,…


Freelee's Challenge: Hangin' w/ Janna Banana!

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 1:18am 2 Comments

My son went through his big dental procedure fine and is already bouncing around the house, his happy usual self.  We had fun staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago--a beautiful facility!  I stayed on program and salt-free.

Then yesterday we met up with Janna Banana and went to a fruit market and stocked up!   We found yummy figs which we sampled on the way back to my house.   Now we're hanging out in the living room playing Just Dance since it is cold and threatening…


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At 7:18am on July 30, 2015, Barbora Kubatova said…

Hello My name is barbora. I am also member of Overeaters. I found your post here and I am so happy that I see here somebody from OA. Actually this is for me new but somehow I believe that this is right and good. If you have time can we talk more on skype? Have anice day :)

At 2:26am on November 4, 2012, Tarah @ 40 Below Fruity said…

You're more than welcome :) 
Give it your all! 

At 10:08am on October 19, 2012, Samantha Isabel said…
thanks plenty of hugs going your way :) Im glad that we can somewhat relate keep in touch uts always nice to have someone to talk to :)
At 9:38am on October 9, 2012, Janna Bannanna said…
Love you, big hugs! Don't be surprised if I turn up on your doorstep one day because I miss you guys so much. Keep smiling xx
At 10:11am on October 2, 2012, AnarchoFembot said…

Thanks for the advice with the zucchini! I will def. try that next time I make those wraps and let you know. I use the zucchini stretch in the low fat hummus I make, as well as in my tahini salad dressing! 

At 2:17am on September 21, 2012, Janna Bannanna said…
Hey there beautiful mama!! Thank you again, so much, for opening up your home to me. I had such a wonderful time with you and the family! I can't wait to see you all again. Next year! You've got your hands full but remember you're carrying little pockets of sunshine. Smile, Janna loves you :) (hahaha that's funny coz usually my mum says, smile, Jesus loves you!)
Have fun xoxoxoxoxo
At 2:45am on September 4, 2012, Helen said…
Thanks, I am really excited. I will post pictures and our "story" when we get back! So glad were all getting to raise our children with a better idea of what's important!
Lots of love
At 1:28pm on September 3, 2012, Lisa Dee said…

That's wise advice, Greenmama.  I think if we stay as positive as we can, people will react to that and be less freaked out by any dietary "weirdness."

And it's hilarious how much I DON'T want cake anymore - not even a little.  Can't believe I'm the same person ;p

At 1:02pm on August 14, 2012, Dovima said…

Hi Greenmama-  I just wanted to say Hello.  Regardless of how you're eating and what you're up to, I just wanted to say you are a lovely person.  Are you still active with the same spiritual fellowship?  I've been doing the work there intensely and it's working miracles in my life.  Take care!

At 4:11am on July 16, 2012, Lala M. Apples said…

Hi Greenmama! You popped in my head this morning. I hope you are having a lovely summer with your children. I have returned to work, and really enjoy what I do. I find it pretty easy to eat a ton of yummy fruit, and the cafe has lots of bananas. Just doing my best, like usual. I miss reading your blogs LOL. Anyways, we all gotta do what we gotta do. And I am glad you are finding joy in other areas of your life. Take care!!!!



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