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November 2009 Blog Posts (110)

Quick Post- Healthy Day

Quick post just to say

Today was nice and I feel strong.

-I walked
-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 — 3 Comments


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 — 1 Comment

honey and overts - my response to a question from a 30bad member

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 — 8 Comments

Finding My Courage Again Today

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 — 3 Comments

4th Day LFRV

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 — 3 Comments

Sewing the seed for "everyday raw" discussion

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 — 1 Comment

3rd Day eating LFRV!

Eating LFRV has been going really well- the longer time goes by the easier that it gets :) The only problem that I have is that I can't eat that much fruit at one sitting- I just can't, I will get physically sick- so I'm trying to do what my body is telling me to do. I haven't really had too many cravings for cooked foods- Thanksgiving was a little tough b/c everyone was curious about why I was only eating a spinach salad but other than that, I didn't want any of the cooked food. I plan on… Continue

Added by Melinda on November 28, 2009 at 8:41am — 4 Comments

Thanksgiving recap

I am lucky that with my family being on the other side of the ocean and my husband's family being Korean, Thanksgiving is not the big eating fest that it is for other people. Takes the pressure off a bit.

They had beef and crab and various cooked dishes and I made myself nori rolls with avocado (a treat for me), cucumber, carrot and red pepper with tiny bits of ginger. I really liked how this came out, except, I should have wet the nori a bit less. It was quite a treat, nonetheless.… Continue

Added by cynthia on November 28, 2009 at 6:03am — No Comments

Thanksgiving 2009

I had a great thanksgiving today, there truly is so much to be thankful for. This morning I got up and ran a 5k race put on by the Sonoma County chapter of Organic Athlete. I had a good run and I got to see all my Organic Athlete friends. I'm still new to running and I usually do the 10k so I didn't totally pace myself right, but I ended up finishing at 21:36, which is a good time for me. Afterward, I decided just for the hell of it to go out to the coast for a post race run. I've been wanting… Continue

Added by Greg Gallup on November 27, 2009 at 12:21pm — 3 Comments

Sorry family, and urges to leave town!!

I was planning on eating plain potatoes, green beans and rice during the Thanksgiving meal. But when I was in the kitchen, seeing the food just really turned me off. I didn't want plain, dry potatoes and I definitely didn't want to watch them eat turkey :( So, I just grabbed one of the smoothies I made before hand (made 3,000 calories worth upon waking) and went upstairs. They seemed bothered by this, especially since they assumed I was going to eat with them. But, they also understood. I don't… Continue

Added by Sabrina on November 27, 2009 at 6:39am — 6 Comments

Laughter and Human Connections

I'm thankful for sweet, gentle hearts. <3

and the show Glee :P

But mostly, sweet, gentle hearts and warm, genuine, interactions.

Today at the library, an older gentleman asked me for help on the computer. I said "sure," not knowing what he wanted help with. Then he said (in his accent) that he wanted to message some women and he pointed to the yahoo personals matches list. I was a little confused, but assumed that he wasn't computer literate. So, I sat… Continue

Added by Sabrina on November 26, 2009 at 2:25pm — 3 Comments

4 weeks raw!

Hi all! 4 weeks lfrv for me! Woohoo! (recap: started in May 2007, did 811 raw for 6 months, then ate cooked food sometimes - bad idea!) but started again Wed, Oct 28, 2009).

I'm eating 2,000+ lfrv 811 calories a day and lost a few lbs already. Love it! So, eating more fruit is really the key. Yes, Freelee, you are so right! LOL

My goal is 6 months, 1 year, forever, but we'll take it a month at a time!

Added by Ellen on November 26, 2009 at 10:20am — 4 Comments


I had heard some blogger Steve Pavlina had chronicled his experiences trying out a raw food diet, but not until yesterday did I read it. I think it's a great resource actually for anyone starting 811, because he lays out why he was going to try it and then goes through with a very thorough description, day by day of what he is eating, the caloric breakdown, how he's feeling, etc. Especially the pictures of all the meals, it seems to me, might be really helpful for someone to understand how much… Continue

Added by cynthia on November 26, 2009 at 9:04am — No Comments

How to make low fat raw vegan work long term...plus some controversial pics

Took a few shots today, attention-grabbing ones aimed at promoting veganism to the masses, we live in a society where sex sells so I thought I'd 'go with the flow'... I got inspiration from veganvixens.com, some lovely vegan gals saving animals lives with their beauty and brains, awesome! So here they are..continue...


*… Continue

Added by TheBananaGirl on November 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — 21 Comments

gettin back in line...in time for thanksgiving lolol

Well I ate my thirty bananas, unfortunately a little too late as I drunk a soy mocha. 15 bananas while at work....got home, was concerned about what I would do all alone with nothing fun to do until the wife got home, so what do I do???? go to the coffee shop and play computer game LOL. I laugh at my silliness. and now I am finishing up my 15th bananas for total of thirty. I got probably now almost a half a case of ripe bananas in my fridge, I hope my wife remembers to buy another case of… Continue

Added by Eric D. on November 25, 2009 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Last day on persimmon island (sort of island...)

So, I think ... doh ... I was not eating enough fruit and I was not feeling good. Why are we all so skeptical about this always? Last night, a few hours after my last persimmon meal, I DEVOURED more grapes and watermelon and some tomato (with a bit of SALT... ack! I'm not going to be crazy about that at this point...) So today, one more day with lots of ripe persimmons and then I think I'm done for now. But today I'll eat a few more. Surprise, surprise, this morning my weight was way down, even… Continue

Added by cynthia on November 25, 2009 at 4:34am — 2 Comments

First Day!

Today is my first day of eating just fruits, I've been Raw Vegan before, so this shouldn't be too hard- it's all mind over matter. I weighed at my brothers house on Sunday and my weight was up to 144- everyone thinks I weigh about 130-I'm too embarassed to tell people how much I really weigh now. I didn't have weight issues until 2009 and now I gain weight if I just look at food. I'm hoping that eating this way will help me to lose the weight and be happy- I've been so miserable lately because… Continue

Added by Melinda on November 25, 2009 at 1:30am — 9 Comments

Day 25 100% Raw - Doing the 30 Day Raw Challenge

Hey guys!

So I've been wanting to do the 30 Day Raw Challenge for ages, and then out of nowhere a group of people in my city were starting it, so of course I had to join!

I've written a couple blogs on www.veganpea.wordpress.com if you could please take the time to have a look. Will post my latest blog:


Wow, it’s almost midnight and I thought I’d better get another post in. Only 5 more days til… Continue

Added by Paulina on November 24, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments

weight training and sprints

i have begun to add weight training into my fitness routine and i am loving it!!

i've been reading a lot about weight training for women and how the problem with a lot of weight maintenance programs is that people (especially womyn) are afraid of weight training. in the book strong women stay slim, the author (a medical doctor), outlines the importance of weight training in order to keep the body in top shape. some reasons are:

- muscles are metabolically active,… Continue

Added by Jules on November 24, 2009 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

back on the wagon - video log

feeling great back at 100% raw. here's a video. I'd love to hear your thoughts, feedback and… Continue

Added by Constantin on November 24, 2009 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

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