Killer Cravings and Realizations!

Hey everyone.  I’ve just had a huge realization..  if I’m right..

I have been 99.9% raw vegan since August 10, 2009! In that time I have released 8 lbs!

During the past month I’ve been doing great with my raw food and mostly I have had green smoothies almost every day. Well I also hadn’t gone to the bulk place for nuts so I haven’t had too many nuts. I had some on had but mostly almonds and sunflower seeds. Last week I went and bought cashews and macadamia nuts. And I’ve been snacking on those and not drinking my super food green smoothies.

Now I’m craving chips and fried food! And I have a big bag I bought for the kids. It’s taking all the will power I have not to break into that bag! I just realized… maybe because I’m not eating as much and I’m not drinking my super duper super food green smoothies that I’m maybe craving some other nutrients that I’m not getting.  And the old stand by past favourite snack is the first thing that comes up. Even now after this realization I still want to go grab that bag of chips!!! Nooooo…  This is so hard and I’m doing so well.  I need to be healthy.  I am a raw foodist.

I’m going to make a green smoothie!!!

To Your Health Rayvin

Update: 5 hours later…

OMG ok after all that I did go make a green smoothie. It was great. And I wasn’t going to come back and post this because I’m embarrassed at what I did but I have to let people know!! I left the chips alone.. But 1/2 hour ago I ate 4 cheese sticks, you know the breaded melted kind. not raw not even vegan. Well Guess what after a month raw my body does NOT like those. I have a headache I feel dizzy and nauseous and my tummy is upset. I used to eat 8 of those at a time. But never noticed how bad I felt because I was feeling bad all the time. For me this was a good thing. I know for sure I don’t ever want to eat that crap again. I’m still a raw vegan even though I slipped.

Well good news. I have a friend that is going to go walk with me in the mornings. He wants to be healthy too. Though not a raw foodist he does juice.

Who’s Greener??

A vegan driving an SUV or a meat-eater driving an Eco-car?
I don’t even want to eat the “fake” mean  ick!!
I’ll stick to being a Vegan, thank you!

WholeFu Day 2 Superfood Green Smoothie

Well I joined the Whole Fu 100 Day Raw Food Challenge yesterday and here I am on Day two.  I made a Superfood Green Smoothie Recipe.  And it was great!!!  Kept me going most of the day!  Before the smoothie I had a banana, 32 oz of water with some fibre and msm power in it. Then I had 36 oz of the smoothie and 16 oz of water. And that’s all.   it’s 1:03 AM and I’m going to have a few olives then head to bed.

It’s been a great day! I had a Multifaith meeting and reconnected with an old friend.

WholeFu Day 2 – http://rawfu.com

via YouTube – WholeFu Day 2 Superfood Green Smoothie.

Natures Garden Heirlooms – Sudbury’s vegetable plant source

Natures Garden Heirlooms – Sudbury’s vegetable plant source.

Healthy Food for Healthy People

At Nature’s Garden Heirlooms we promote your choice to grow a sustainable organic vegetable garden.

Small Garden Here in Northern Ontario I have had great success growing many vegetables including peas, beans, cucumbers, peppers, tomato plants and lettuce. I also grow a variety of herbs including basil, borage, chives, oregano, parsley and marigolds, not only for the wonderful additions to my dinners and salads, but for their organic ability to protect my vegetable plants from pests without using chemical pesticides. And, yes, the marigold is a herb.

Vegetable gardens can grow anywhere. Here in Sudbury Ontario, zone 4b, even with our shorter summer season our vegetables plants grow splendidly.

Using the simple methods of organic compost, companion planting and very few gardening supplies, you can start organic gardening in your backyard or a container garden on a balcony or deck.

Saving your heirloom vegetable plant seeds and growing your own organic plants will not only benefit you at the dinner table but give you the assurance you are growing healthy, sustainable food.

Dinner with David Wolfe

YouTube – Dinner with David Wolfe.

I got to meet David Wolfe in Sudbury, Ontario and we were served a 5 course Living Dinner from a RAW restaurant in Toronto called Live!

The event was a fund raiser for local literacy but on by the Rotary Club of Sudbury.

Thanks to Pete Paradis of Green Sudbury for the intro video recording/interview.
http://www.greensudbury.ca/

Thanks to Georges for sharing this evening and this Raw journey with me!