I am just completing the 30th day of 80-10-10. I am not weighing myself or measuring anything until after 3 months, but I do know I am lighter and definitely more energetic. I still have not found employment so there have been about 5 days where I employed potatoes and/or rice where I did not have fruit. But I have been blessed to be 100% Raw and usually in the 90-5-5 range for the other 25 days. I am focused right now on not only getting enough fruit calories but also avoiding all overt…Continue
We were blessed to get a nice donation today which allowed us to buy $100 of Fruit! I am very happy and thankful. We got 3 cases of bananas, 2 cases of oranges, 2 watermelons, 3 cantaloupes and some seedless raisins. With 10 people in one home this will last about 3-4 days. But hey, I will take it for now and count myself blessed.
I wanted to share alittle of my journey over the last two years as I hope it will encourage and strengthen people who will (as part of life on earth) have to deal with life's "challenges".
The last time I was raw vegan for any significant length of time was 2010. Over the last two years I have had time to step back, re-assess and reflect on different areas of my life. One of those areas is diet and lifestyle. I realize now that the LFRV way is the best one that I know in terms of…Continue
Day 222 of the Fruit feast. i sprained my neck muscle again last week while doing chins. i believe its because i have increased the intensity of the workout by increasing the number of reps of push ups and keeping
the rest period between them the same (2 minutes). i felt something
twinge in my neck and was in pain for the next 2 days. Since this has
happened twice this month i decided to scale back the workout this week.
i increased my rest period to 3 minutes between…
Day 212 of the Fruit Feast. Time goes by very quickly. Sometimes i really believe the earth is turning faster and moving faster around the sun. Well, its been 7 months since i started this recent fruit foray.
While i feel like i am settling into more of a routine, i am also going
through changes. i am eating nuts and seeds more frequently than earlier
this year when i ate none. i am using them mostly in my salads. i seem
to really need to drink much fruit juice (i am…
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Day 195 of the Fruit Feast. Deuteronomy 20:19 ....for the tree of the field is man's life..
i am finding this Bible truth to be more & more real in my own experience. Both now and in times past whenever Fruit has been the predominant food in my
life, my energy level and spiritual clarity reach all-time highs. Such
is the case now as i am experiencing power surges in my own person. The
question mark for me is, how will my muscles react over the…
Psalms 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
What a combination, Mercy & Truth. Some people are very crude and vulgar and use the excuse that they are telling the truth. But in Christ one can speak the truth and not be crude, cold and hard. Truth can be combined with mercy. i pray that combination be developed more fully in my character to the glory of the Father.
i have had…Continue
Day 186 of the Fruit Feast. i have recently returned from my trip to Dallas, Texas. The trip was a blessing because i was used of the Lord as an instrument to help people. i was blessed to baptize one sister into Christ and i spoke at a small home gathering on Sabbath. It was very nice. People in Texas are beautiful (but they drive very aggressively; they are the closest thing to New York i have ever seen). It was very hot down there as the temperatures were over 100 degrees every day. It…Continue
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Day 178 of the Fruit Feast. Its July and i love this time of year because of the fruit that is available. Mangoes are at their season, peaches are starting to appear and there is an abundance of locally
grown melons. i have had some nice push up/chin up workouts over the
last couple of days. Time always goes by fast and i know it will be
autumn very quickly so i want to enjoy each day the summer has to offer.
even though troubles and trials are part of our lot here on…
Day 174 of the Fruit Feast. It is now Friday evening. i have just finished doing our Revelation bible study and its almost midnight. It is quiet. It is the hours of the Sabbath of rest. As i am reflecting on this past week, i see how good my God is to me. i am learning of His Love more and more through the exercise of trials that develop patience. The simplicity of the raw food diet is a metaphor of the simplicity of Life in Christ. Its not complicated. Its not rocket science. It does not…Continue
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Day 167 of the Fruit Feast. Well, as far as diet is concerned, i am just rolling along at 100% raw. Its very easy to me at this point probably because i have been going at it on and off for more than 6
years. As i was pushing to get rid of salt (and failed again) it seems
just eating all raw, whether it be gourmet or not, is very easy now. Of
course i am retaining water that i was not retaining when i was salt
free, but at this point i am at peace with that. In fact, i am…
Day 158 of the Fruit Feast. i had a terrible detox last Friday that lasted thru Sabbath. i was feverish and could not sleep at all. i had little appetite, but i felt like drinking alot of juice (which i did). i
drank at least a couple of gallons of fruit juices over the weekend. i
feel back to 100% today. Thank the Lord it did not stop my workout
progress as i have done over a 1000 push ups and 240 chins in the last
two days. i went out Monday and played ball with my son…
Day 150 of the Fruit Feast. Today is exactly 5 months of 100% Raw. Last year i did 7 months but the difference this year at this point is the focus is not so much on the salt, but to stay away from the grains. i was thinking i needed to overcome salt as the next step in my journey (now i still think i will have to eventually), but the next item in my progression was the grains. Being raw without them and with the salt seems very easy. i am feeling really good and strong. My mind is very…Continue
Day 146 of the Fruit Feast. i am fasting today. i have a brother in Christ that needs some deliverance. i fast and pray for him and i also fast and pray for me. That i may be more partaker of the Divine Nature.
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
i really do not want to be a…Continue
Day 139 of the Fruit Feast. i have been very active this past 7 days or so. i was especially active getting the final touches of our garden together. i put up an electric fence because around here, the deer will totally clean out a garden. We have so many of them that hang out in our yard, i tell my family we might as well name them like pets. i love animals and i am aware that its man intruding on their habitat that is causing them to be more public than they would like. But at the same…Continue
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Day 137 of the Fruit Feast. With this past weekend being Memorial Day in the USA (thanks to all Veterans for their service), i have been quite busy. Doing bible studies, preaching and teaching, working out, gardening and exercising have taken up alot of my time. The Raw diet is still going very well inspite of the salt. i am still 100% raw and still enjoying it. i have not had cravings for the last few weeks at all. i get the slightest of tastes for the grain foods once in awhile but its not…Continue
Day 129 of the Fruit Feast. Had a very fattening and delicious dessert today. Not something i would do all the time but it was a good treat. i cut up some strawberries and cantalope put that in a bowl. Then
i made some topping with crushed almonds, dates and raisins. Then i
topped that with a cashew creme. Really delicious, but definitely not
guilt free. It was a nice change of pace though. It was a rainy day
today, showers on and off, but it flew by (don't all days?). i…
Day 124 of the Fruit feast. i have been praying for a deeper knowledge of God's Love. i continue to pray not just for more knowledge of His Love but also for His Love to be more fully manifested in me. In
this way i can be used as a consecrated vessel to bring my Heavenly
Father and my Lord Christ more glory and honor with the life i live in
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou…Continue
Day 121 of the Fruit Feast. i have to say, i had a tremendous weekend. Sabbath was so very sweet with the fellowship of all our brothers and sisters in Christ in addition to some guests. We had a picnic in a very nice park and it was a beautiful day for it. We got into the Word of God and the Spirit was among us as witnessed by all present. Then on Sunday we had a surprise 50th birthday party for my wife. It took about a month of planning and we did it about a week and a half after her…Continue
Day 117 of the Fruit Feast. Had a terrific struggle with salt cravings yesterday. It was very bad. So bad that i actually started contemplating ending this thing. But i thank the Lord i didn't. i mean, i was craving stuff like steak and eggs or a large cheeseburger. The crazy thing was, i have not eaten beef in about 25 years and i never had steak and eggs together in my life! It was really crazy. What i did though was i made a non-sweet salad and instead of the usual i put some raw cashew…Continue