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We thank Thee for Thy Abundance

We thank Thee for Thy Abundance
Genesis 1:29

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 6 - Juice Feast

March 8, 2010

Weight: 146.2 (Every time I stood on the scale it was telling me a different I changed the battery and it was this. So, perhaps yesterdays weigh in was wrong and perhaps my original weight was too?)

Today's Juices:

2 oz. wheatgrass

Breakfast: 30 oz. apple, carrot, celery, chard, cucumber.

Lunch: Water from 3 coconuts about 3 c.

2 oz. wheatgrass

Dinner: carrot, beet with beet greens, sunflower sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, celery.

Symptoms: still notice a little chest discomfort, just a little, head feels weird, lightheaded, can't stand too quickly or I feel like I'm gonna pass out, a little kidney pain and I pooped! Finally! Yucky, heavy, dark nasty stuff! I had to really push to get it out! I didn't think there was anything left in there! I know this is gross folks, but I'm trying to be really thorough here. To lay all the info out there so you know what it's really like and what I'm really going through.

I do feel more energetic. I've been able to do more of my normal routine. While I was making dinner for my family I was seasoning a Taco Soup with dill and basil and chili powder and cumin and garlic and onion. It was making my mouth water! I baked potatoes and made yams with agave, and cinnamon. I was watching TV with my oldest and commercial after commercial was of food. My youngest son came home from scouts with a rice krispie treat! I just MISS eating all of that stuff with my family! I miss the memories! I have a lot of good eating memories! In that 30 minutes or so, of just tasting and smelling and eating.

Now, I am not hungry. I DO feel completely satisfied with the juice. It's just the memories of the cooked food. It's how I've been eating almost all of my life! I was just sad/mad that these cooked foods that I've loved to eat my whole life, even though they have not made me feel good, nor provided me with health, are not good for us! It's just so very sad that these foods we've grown up on eventually cause disease in our bodies. One kind or another. Eventually.

Find me ONE person who is over 55 or 60 and isn't on some kind of drug or needs to take aspirin or another over the counter drug for one thing or another? Try to find one who takes and needs NOTHING! It's extremely rare! Plus, you might not know how often they pop a Tums or take something to make them be "regular".

Gas, bloating, poohing less than 2-3 times a day is really not healthy. Did you know that? I though poohing 1 a day was good!? It's not. It means your colon is clogged up!

Okay, so I'm just angry that the S.A.D has to be unhealthy that's all!! It's just part of the detoxing I suppose!

It must be like what Paris Hilton would feel like if she joined the church. No more slinky clothes, no more free love, no more partying and drinking and an occasional recreational drug here and there. No more swearing. No more R movies. 10% of your income to the church, Sunday's are shot, no more sexy under ware. Now you have to cover over 50% of your body, read your scriptures everyday, pray at least 5 times a day, do your visiting teaching, attend the Temple regularly, hold FHE. What a change right??But, would she be better for it??? Would she be happier??? Would she feel better on the inside?? I believe she would. Wouldn't she?! Absolutely!!

I heard that it's easier to change someones religion than it is to change their diet. Most of the time people change because they get sick, or a close family member got sick and died. Usually we turn to the Lord when things in our life get "sick" right? Why does life has to be so hard sometimes? Why is EVERYTHING about choice? There's always Good, Better and Best choices.

Becoming the first LDS in my family was a HUGE change. And doing so was an extreme change in my life, and was very hard and unpopular, But I knew it was right and true and, it has blessed me beyond measure. It has also become easy.

Eating an unpopular raw, vegan diet in our society is a HUGE change!!!! I know it! I just have to remember that I KNOW that eating this way will make me happy, healthy, have energy, save me money from drugs and surgeries and hopefully prolong my life. It is an extreme change. But, I know it is right and true and will bless me beyond measure and will become easy.

Is it worth it? Yes, it is!


  1. Hey, thanks for following my blog! Nice to see new faces. WTG on your juice fast too. Hope it continues to go well.

    Question: how is it being LDS and RAW at the same time?! It's tough being raw anyway but wondered how it is mixed with the other members and social activities, knowing that most of them center around food.

  2. You're Welcome! Same to you!

    I wrote a LOT about that on Day 5! Check that out if you haven't yet.

    For me, it's not hard at all! I'm used to be "wierd". : ) I just bring something to share, and eat before I go!

    Also, many of my dear sweet LDS friends are trying, and liking, and some are actually doing the raw food thing too!

    I'm a part of 2 local Meet-up groups, and have actually taught a couple of classes and have formed a Raw Food Prep Club (who happen to be all LDS), where we each prepare ONE meal for about 7 people and they prepare a meal for the same, and we pay for and exchange the meals so that we have 7 raw meals for the week! So, I have a TON of support. I couldn't do it without them!

  3. That's so cool! I will have to check out your other posts. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  4. How do you take the sacrament as a raw foodist?

  5. It's the SACRAMENT, it's blessed, AND I pick the smallest piece. ;)