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Day 12 10 days all RAW 2 days RAW/CLEAN Today we food combine

Monday, October 12, 2009



Hi My 'Inquiring Minds want to know' Sparksters. Here's a pic of the little farmer's market where I display my jewelry designs every Saturday. It starts next Saturday and I'm sooo happy I won't be standing all morning weighing as much as I did last season. I was ounces away from the dreaded 200 pounds on my scale. How this happened is beyond me...well, of course it isn't BEYOND me..I ate. I stuffed, I pity partied, and I forgot myself.

You know it takes a certain selfishness to remain really prime don't you? I look at some of my girlfriends and the time that they devote to 'themselves' and I used to think..who can do that? Now I know they weren't being selfish at all...women are the glue that holds households together..if they don't take care of themselves and get ill, or get discouraged everyone loses!

So take the time to meal plan, take the time to exercise, heck even take the time for a little spa time...you are SO WORTH it and recharge that little duracell battery that just keeps going and going and going for your family and your loved ones, then EVERYONE wins.

Okay, so I've done 12 days on the new program and I've loved every one of them. I've had 10 days entirely RAW and 2 days of RAW/CLEAN meaning on those 2 days I've stayed RAW until dinner and then I've grilled a piece of good quality fish. I'm not ready for red meats yet because I think they will slow down my weight loss..and whoooaaaaa baby we don't want that!

Night before last I grilled snapper. I knew that wouldn't be enough to hit the spot so I wanted a 'clean sauce' to add. BTW CLEAN means natural..not processed.

Here's that SNAPPIN' SAUCE..I just made it up as I went along and whoop da...was it GOOD.

I don't measure, I'm a little of this...a little of that but I'll try to guess at them.

2 chopped Portobello Mushrooms sauteed in EVOO
1/4 c chopped red onion
1/4 - 1/2 c sicilian black olives pitted
1/4/-1/2 c diced combo of sweet red, orange and yellow baby peppers
Lemon juice of 1/2
Measure to taste
garlic pepper - garlic pwd. - Mrs. Dash seasoning - red pepper- Chef's Shake blend - sea salt
fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 - 3/4 c Mango Salsa ( I had some of this in the fridge and it was a fresh one from mkt)

Add mushrooms, onion, and peppers to small fry pan let soften then add the other ingred. Simmer over flame for about 10-15 minutes or until all blended and softened.

Pour over any fish....YUM O! The mango salsa is the kicker...sooooo good!

I've now decided to do yet another experiment on my silly self. About 2004 or so..I was starting to feel chubby...I weighed maybe about 150 ish at the time I got this crazy idea that I would just have a tummy tuck..yep...told ya it was CRAZY!
emoticon I justified to myself that would surely take care of my weight problem and I also wanted to tighten up all of the yucky skin excess from having Josh...after all he was a mega baby...10 lb. 11 oz. and 22" long..we grow em' big on that corn fed Iowa diet..hee hee! emoticon anyhow this just goes to show how crazy our society is.. that women think that plastic surgery solves everything...it makes me crazy how we think a knife can make us better than we already are! I have girlfriends that are absolutely PLASTIC SURGERY addicted...and it ain't pretty..especially since they still go under the knife after they saw what happened to me!

But that's tommorrow's story! Hee hee..you'll just have to come back for the sordid details!

Here's today's lesson on food combining. This is for Quick Exit..easy digesting.

Never mix these four categories with one another with a few exceptions:

STARCHES:
Whole grain breads
Brown Rice
Sweet Potatoes
Avocados technically a fruit but combines with starches and dried fruits
Legumes
Cooked corn (which I've heard is full of fungus and basically a question mark?)
Young coconut also combines with raw nuts/dried fruits
Pasta

FLESHES (Flesh Protein)
Fish
Eggs (another question mark..do your research)
Chicken
Meat (beef, lamb, pork, etc)
Game
Shellfish
Raw Cheese~ideally only combine with veggies some can get away with combining with flesh

NUTS/SEEDS/DRIED FRUITS..(Fat Protein)
Raw nuts
Raw seeds
Raw unsulfured dried fruits combine well with raw nuts/seeds/ but otherwise only be enjoyed alone or with raw veggies, always on an empty stomach
Mature coconut (small and brown)

FRESH FRUITS
Citrus
Bananas combine well with fresh or dried fruits
Plums
Nectarines
Grapes
Berries
Other fruits

Remember I'm only a blooming beginner at this RAW adventure. I'm not a nutritionist, I'm not a doctor, I'm no specialist this is only my take on the journey. I'm also the one who wants you to look into the safety of your dairy, your meat supply, and the grains your eating.

The source of the above is a RAW/CLEAN lifestyle not purely raw.
"The RAW food detox diet Natalia Rose

Read "The unhealthy Truth" by Robyn O'Brien she had 4 beautiful children all with horrible food allergies...her super sleuthing on big food will make your eyes pop out of your head..I'm no raving lunatic...sadly this is the reality of our food supply...just a head's up for all of my peeps!


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DOBRILLA7 10/12/2009 8:41PM

    Hi Bobbi , four month ego I started my diet very similar to yours , only thing is that I do not eat meat . Instead I am using hemp protein. I lost over 37 lb so far. I do not fill tired and sick anymore. My lab test is showing that I am very healthy. Best of all I am enjoying my food and new lifestyle. I despise junk food and marketing for does products. Corporate grid and irresponsibility constantly making people sick. Drugs companies love it , more money for them . People have to wakeup and realised that most of processed food is like poison who kills slowly.
Last May I made first organic garden in my backyard, with lots of tomato's , lettuces,cucumbers and peppers next year I am planning bigger garden with more variety of veggies. I wont healthy food on my table , own organic garden is best answer for it specially if you can grove your self. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIZIDOG 10/12/2009 2:47PM

    Thanks Bobbi,
Keeep up the great work of sharing and your new lifestyle. Your jewelry looks great. Too bad I am clear across the country I would love to see it. You truly are an inspiration. Star emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 10/12/2009 2:07PM

    You are developing quite the following Bobbi. Love your uplifting blogs and enjoy your enthusiasm. Keep on Sparkin and I'll keep on reading. Hugs, Rhonda

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TX.PATRICIA 10/12/2009 1:24PM

    emoticon so much for sharing that list.

Keep up the good work, sounds like you are doing and feeling great!!

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MS.ELENI 10/12/2009 1:19PM

    Have a good day my friend. Are you anywhere near Ft Myers. I will be in Ft Myers the first weekend of Dec. emoticon

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-DEBY- 10/12/2009 12:08PM

    emoticon For sharing with us Bobbi

great info... wishing you a great week my friend

~BLESSings~ this Miraculous Monday~~0:)


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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/12/2009 9:59AM

    emoticonSure appreciate the info and the getting-to-know-ya!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 10/12/2009 9:48AM

    Beautiful jewelry - I also wish you were at our Farmer's Market!

Great blog as usual! Thank you for the recipe for the sauce, we'll give it a try. Are you going to post the menu you mentioned yesterday?

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/12/2009 9:19AM

    I wish you were at our Farmer's Market every Saturday. You are one busy artist. What an awesome display! Okay, what is EVOO? The sauce sounds good. Bobbi, one thing I've noticed is that your writing is super-charged on raw. That, and SoulCollages, so you are living the extra energy. Great, hon!

Becky, I'll take some of your snow. Send it to CA!
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EMILYBEMENT 10/12/2009 9:06AM

    Hi Hon, Good one again today! Question what happens when you do mix? I will have to go back and study more. My doc is a specialist in genetic nutrition, found him working with many of the Native American diabetics. Which is out by where we live. Him and his wife are actually our neighbors and she is a dietician. We also watch their dogs when they leave for any length of times. They had bought my parents home a few years back, when my parents went into assisted living. After we had already knew each other. I'll finish that whole story in a personal e mail some time. Have a great day sweety. Hugs, Em

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FLORIDASUN 10/12/2009 7:59AM

    Hey Becky:

You couldn't see the categories because I was still typing while you were reading..hee hee..I had to reformat because our blogs don't do columns...blaaaahhhh more typing..oh well everything else about SparkPeople is totally awesome!!! And...I just keep reminding myself..the price is RiGHT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BECKYSRN 10/12/2009 7:41AM

    Okay, Bobbi, I was able to follow you until the very end. What four categories don't you mix? I can't tell from the list you have at the end there.
I hope you sell lots of jewelry this year and that there's lots of tourists this winter. It's snowing here today....
Blessed be.
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Quiz results to determine your RAW food transition number

Sunday, October 11, 2009



Update: 11 DAYS IN RAW LAND....11 lbs. down how's that for some kind of wonnnerful?

Hi beautiful Sparkies on a soon to be brilliant Sunday..the sun isn't quite up yet. This is a pic of me, one of the most beautiful friends in the world that I had..Marti and her DH Archie. It was taken about 3 years ago. Sadly Marti isn't with us any more she died last year of breast cancer. If I had known what I know now about RAW foods I might have been able to help her save herself.

WHAT??? You draw back in disbelief...yes..her body may have been able to reclaim it's balance if she had used WHOLE, healing, NATURAL foods instead of choking it with 'diet entrees' and other processed garbage meals all in the sake of keeping her weight down. Look at that beautiful face and ask yourself..is she no longer with us because her 'food' killed her?

My belief.. as I'm studying and researching the sorry state of our food...and I use that term loosely...is that cancer is actually a huge exaggerated form of malnutrition! There I've said it and I hope the Spark Gods don't zap me from their beautiful community for railing against some of their advertisers..after all this is a pretty radical statement. I have no proof..because those crafty big food companies are pretty subversive..but look around you and make your own determination. Every year we become fatter and fatter, every year our children have more and more vaccinations that we are pushed to give them...all I say as one little pudgy mom from the great state of Florida/Iowa...is look around you...open your eyes.. observe~~~ and you will be SO much better at the fine art of observation~~ once you come out of your 'processed~~sometimes medicated~~ state of mind.

Okay I'm ducking now..because I do feel some bullets whizzing by my ears..but I am strong and I'm just here to say 'please don't shoot the messenger' it's true.

Another observation: At our Friday nite group last week the girls often break into our own little group to gab and talk while the guys talk about..well...boring stuff.

So last Friday we all went out on the lanai and gathered in this little group..now realize..this week there were only 4 of us women folk at the house...the bigger part of the group was running late and wanted to meet us at the restaurant. Now 4 people in a group should be able to carry on a civilized conversation shouldn't they? This group, including me, could not seem for the life of them to display any kind of manners whatsoever. One person would start talking, another would jump in and interrupt them and throw in their 3 cents, then I'd try to comment..finally I just gave up and sat back and observed the free for all conversation.

You know what and okay roll your little eyeballs...we are all MEAT EATERS..well me now NO but I'm thinking that that poor animal that we ingest had to be so pumped full of hormones and so terrified at the despicable ways that we slaughter animals that the very stuff we are eating makes us aggressive and jittery. I really felt no need to jump into the fray after being on veggies for just a brief 10 days at that point. How's that for an observation...kinda weird cool, scary huh? Would our society as a whole improve if we were all vegans...you bet it would..every vegan I know is peaceful....something else to put in your little bonnet to think about.

Okay enough of the Bobbi World Observations!!


This is my beloved Josher saying..."This is the mom I knew and loved...sometimes you've just got to excuse her when she jumps up on that soapbox..."

Here's the quiz results: If you haven't taken the test it's on WASTE=WEIGHT blog.

If you scored 20+ points you are a LEVEL 5:

You are health challenged. You always thought a salad was coleslaw or that green and red stuff on a burger. You feel heavy and tired most of the time. Embrace a daily diet of 75 % raw foods. You should detox for the health of it. Concentrate on transition and quick exit foods.
I'll post those tommorrow...just to increase our classroom pleasure..hee..hee
1. Focus on fruit alone as your morning meal
2. Eliminate all foods that contain simple carbs, white flour, white potatoes and white sugar
3. Focus on keeping starch foods and protein foods seperate
4. Focus on increasing your % of raw food intake to 70% or more
5. Begin to eliminate dairy products

If you scored 14 to 19 points EKKS this is where I was!!! You are a LEVEL 4
I didn't have this info at the time I started so I just jumped in ALL RAW and I think that's the way to go~~~ it doesn't give you the excuse to dilly dally and maybe not start at all.

You and your body are ready for a change. You may or may not have the discipline to take on a drastic dietary change, but you're at the starting gate and you are willing to try it for a couple of weeks. You're hoping this is the diet that FINALLY makes it happen...and boy oh boy it DID MAKE IT HAPPEN for me. You've tried other solutions before and had your hopes dashed but it makes good intuitive sense to you to eat unadulterated foods. You've been reading the 'Bobbi Blogs' and although you think she may be a little wacky...somehow she makes sense too!

Embrace a daily diet of 80-85% raw foods. This isn't as hard as it sounds. In addition to eating an all fruit/veggie juice for breakfast..just make sure that 1/2 of your lunch and dinner are veggie...like a big veggie salad.

I'm telling you there is NOTHING as refreshing as chopping all kinds of yummy organic veggies together...load it up and make your own dressing..most of the store bought stuff is full of preservatives and chemicals. I think I left a salad dressing recipe on one of my earlier raw blogs...check it.

If you scored 8 to 13 points you are a LEVEL 3:

The idea of cleansing your body holds great appeal to you and your ready to make a fully conscious effort to eat mostly cleansing meals. You like to have some flexibility with your dinners, but you already feel the satisfying, energy that you obtain from mostly RAW foods and you really like that feeling. Why sabotage it, if you don't have to? You are really making the connection between your weight, health, and the elimination of garbage from your system. You can maintain this level for a lifetime and virtually lose all of your excess weight. But when the time is right you will most likely progress to the next level. If level 3 feels good just think of what could happen for you at level 2?

Embrace a diet of 85-90% raw foods ~~ essentially eating "raw till dinner" every day which equates to about 6-8 cooked meals per week. This is the stage in which you really begin to reclaim your power!

If you scored 4-7 points you are at a LEVEL 2: I think I might be here about now.

You are ready for the 2nd most advanced level. It is easy for you to eat 'raw til dinner' every day of the week. You no longer count calories or fat grams and can easily see eating this way for the rest of your life.

Embrace a diet of 90-95% RAW (3 -5 meals a week can be cooked) If you are feeling sluggish or are struggling at this level don't be afraid to go back to Level 3 or 4 for as long as it takes to prepare yourself for Level 2.

If you scored less than 3 points you are at LEVEL 1:

You are ready for the most advanced level, which means that virtually all but one or maybe two dinners each week will be raw. You may eat for days or weeks at a time RAW but occasionally go 'off the rails' for a dinner whenever you desire to do so. You know that it is easiest on your system not to eat cooked dinners for 2 days in a row, but there will be times like when you are away on vacation that you enjoy them. You find it easy to stay on this level because your cellular health is so superior that you don't even crave the junk you ate before. If you do get those cravings for heavy meals it may be that some impaction has set into your system and you might want to see a quality colon therapist to set you right.

Hummm that's a new one on me? This is a highly advanced level and does not work for everyone. Very few people are ready to start at this level.

Embrace a weekly diet of 98% PLUS RAW foods. This should mean that out of 21 meals each week only 1 meal would be cooked.

If you are REALLY, REALLY, interested in a one week meal plan for your level I'll be happy to post if we 3 or more requests. Otherwise grab this wonderful book 'The RAW FOOD DETOX DIET' by Natalia Rose...or check out the many wonderful raw food sites on the internet. You'll find that if you do your own research into this wonderful world you'll be more receptive and willing to do the initial work it takes to get on the RAW WAGON...








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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/11/2009 9:54PM

    As usual, Josh broughtout the smile that I always feel in reading your blogs.

I'm sorry to hear about losing your lovely friend, Marti. These past few years have been big for you. Your theory about cancer is in the ball park (from the perspective of homeopathy, supported by a heatlhy lifestyle and satisfaction in relationships).

Stay on your band wagons. I'll come every time.

Thanks for your fun, insightful comments on my page.
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CATHYGETSFIT 10/11/2009 9:48PM

    I'm not sure what the difference is between a RAW diet and WHOLE FOODS diet is. I am trying to make fewer and fewer meals with meat in them especially for dinner. I'm not sure if I'm a level 3 or 4 but either way I wouldn't mind hearing the meal plans for 1 week. I'm glad you are doing so well and I applaud you!! Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LADYIRIS313 10/11/2009 8:53PM

    Interesting .. I"m a level 3. I actually looked into RAW a few years ago, but was discouraged by my physician & nutritionist - one because I was anemic and the other because they warned me that certain vitamins & nutrients are only released when food is slightly cooked. However, I know that eating RAW until dinner would be very easy for me to do, and I'm going to give that a whirl. Truthfully, I almost do that now - but doing it consciously will be an interesting experiment.

Just with tracking my nutrients, I've almost cut out cheese (I do miss it though - hate to say - I think I have parmeggano in my Italiam blood) because of its calorie density, and frankly -- we feel better & save money when I make all our meals. We've really never been 'fast food' types - and now that DH has mild IBS, even eating out can be dicey.

Thanks for sharing and congrats on your journey. It sounds like you've found what works well for you -- and I salute any and all efforts to get back to 'real food,'
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CHRYS13 10/11/2009 7:59PM

    Very interesting, Bobbi! Very thrilled for you that you've done so well. I'm betting that you feel absolutely wonderful!!
I'm at a Level 2, and am thinking that's where I belong.
thanks for sharing and educating....

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KRZYKAT3 10/11/2009 7:40PM

    not sure what raw is all about but i scored 16, right in the middle of your level. I will watch your blogs to learn more!

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DSNYGIRL73 10/11/2009 3:26PM

    Hey girlfriend,

FANTASTIC quiz and results. Thanks for continuing to spread that Raw Sunshine!

For me it was ALL or Nothing. I knew from past experiences (and past failures) with other eating plans, that I had to go 100% from Day 1.

I personally believe that if you do not commit to 100% Raw then it becomes too easy to slip back into old eating habits. But, I do applaud anyone who increases their raw intake to at least 75%. It's better than nothing!

When I reach my goal, I MAY slowly transition and occasionally add some of those foods I miss (but don't crave) back into my diet. We'll see...

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SKILILY34 10/11/2009 1:37PM

    Aaack! I just did the test and I'm a 4! But life withtout bread??? Is it possible???

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SKILILY34 10/11/2009 1:30PM

    When I first heard of raw veganism I thought it was so weird. It never occurred to me that you could start by just increasing your raw food intake. I think I'm going to slowly start looking into this.

To me the cancer industry seems very eager to find a cure (= heaps 'o cash) and not at all interested in addressing environmental causes (= unpopular regulations where no one gets rich).

I'll start checking it out!

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EMILYBEMENT 10/11/2009 12:44PM

    Great info my dear. My doctor believes so strongly, that our generation and the two to follow, are toxic and so much of the chemicals added in growth and in the process of our food consumption is killing us. There is a whole PH study out there [somewhere] about our levels and how to get them back to where they should be [over my head].
But the base to this, is natural foods pure organic. But where he differs from the raw vegan or vegan is that he is a strong believe that we are carnivores and our bodies need and require proteins to function. With healthy meats, seafood, fresh natural fish, & fowl. He also believes that we should Not be eating dairy...'why drink milk?, we are not a calf'. He believes that dairy is not made for human consumption.
I do believe there has to be a happy medium and we should be eating 100% non processed. Have I turned that corner as of yet, no. But am working toward it as much as possible. What is so great is; that even though many of us are not there yet, we are looking at even a small change and anything is a help to better health. Cutting out soda alone is a big plus or cutting fast food. Adding more natural into our regular diets, of fruits and veggies. Take one labeled item and find an alternative, each month. Anything is better than nothing. Anyone that can't or won't do this much at least I hate to say, will probable end up with great regrets. I am not at the age where I will continue to have my head buried in the sand. I personally want to live and live healthy and feeling great. I do believe I am worth it. I may not be jumping in with both feet but have at the least put my toes in the water. We have not had any flour or sugar in our home for almost two years now, and buy 90% of all our fruits and veggies organic and also do not buy processed meats or beverages. I am still using splenda and a few frozen items. But less and less. Pop has not been in our home for a few months now. I have found natural alternatives for our teas and coffees. It is a start and hopefully by the first of 2010 we will have even more steps to all natural. Raw will take some time and work, but I have 2010 to accomplish that.
I would love to see ALL of what you know or are experiences and of course the 7 day program. I salute you for what you are trying to share and respect you so much for doing what you are doing. It may seem frustrating at times and if nothing else look what you are doing for yourself!! I am proud of you!!!
Hugs, Em

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MS.ELENI 10/11/2009 11:38AM

    I think you are an awesome lady and I support whatever you think is best for your health.But when it comes to eating raw we will just have to agree to disagree and still be friends. emoticon

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-DEBY- 10/11/2009 11:36AM

    wooooooooohoooooooooooo I am sooooooo happy for you Bobbi...

You are just glowing, hmmmmm could it be what ya eating...

I think sooooooooooooooooooooooo.....
R> emoticon~BLESSings~ this PEACEfilled Sunday ~~0:)




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VALERIEMAHA 10/11/2009 10:50AM

    WOW Vicki -- YOU GO GIRL! You've got a major cheerleading and support section!

Since I'm over 40 (what's a girl to do) and eat yogurt, I'm a LEVEL 2. I'm managing all right, all things considered (as we NPR addicts say)!

xox

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/11/2009 10:37AM

    Scored a 5 and Im starting up today 100% for 7 days! Im gonna do this!

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FURBALLDTH 10/11/2009 9:39AM

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VALERIEMAHA 10/11/2009 9:14AM

    Eating RAW to a large extent is most appealing...and I DO! But my life is too chaotic to commit to anything right now (well ok, I'll commit to getting out of bed each day...but THAT'S IT! lol).
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I'm so impressed with your focus and success and I agree with you 100% that one of the primary reasons for the incidence of serious disease is THE FOOD WE'RE EATING. Amen Bobbi!!!!!!
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Hmmmm...having lived in Hawaii, I think a lanai is a Hawaiian-style roofed patio, and the term is prolly used in any sub-tropical environment (oh, and it's also the pineapple-growing island of the chain of Hawaiian islands).

Blessed be!
xox
Maha

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SPIRITRUN 10/11/2009 8:40AM

    I'm a three!

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ANGELCOWBOY1 10/11/2009 8:29AM

    Okay Bobbi, you set the hook and reeled me in. I'll be here tomorrow for lesson #3 and I'm looking for the book tomorrow after work.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/11/2009 8:26AM

    Thanks very much, Bobbi. I'm level 3, and pretty open to raw a great deal of the time. We'll see. I've always wondered what a lanai is. (smiling) I mean, what's the difference between that and a patio? And are they only in Florida? Have a good day.

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WASTE=WEIGHT ARE YOU POISONING YOUR CELLS?..A QUIZ

Saturday, October 10, 2009

emoticon Okay school day on a Saturday! Stop groaning!! Here's the quiz I promised my Sparkster peeps...and it's a good one to help you determine if you want to dip your tootsies into the wonder world of RAW and start peeling off those toxic pounds! emoticon

First of all last night with the Friday night group went extremely well. EVERYONE noticed that I had lost weight..YAY! emoticon and that's not an easy task because this group (and I love em all) is pretty self involved~~ it's pretty darn hard to stand out in THAT crowd..hee..hee..so I must be doing something wonderful to have it be noticed..right? Right! emoticon

So for my foodies that are even thinking about this program...now's the time to think about it seriously. As I've said before you DON'T have to go all RAW food warrior..I think any RAW food is beneficial...and I've been thinking about it and come to the conclusion that in our society of so many processed-artificial food enhanced-genetically modified- less than sanitary preparation from the mega food giants- well...I could go on and on..but I've only got about an hour today on the computer....

Here's my conclusion. So many of us are fat..not because we are all lazy and eat ravenously..we are fat because WASTE=WEIGHT.

Get the waste OUT...Get the WEIGHT OFF...and you know from following my blogs on my detox challenge this is EXACTLY what happens...aren't I brilliant for figuring this out and sharing with you...my lucky little learning peeps? emoticon Hey, we ALL win!

Now you may look at a power bar when your starving..and let me point out your starving because you aren't getting any NUTRIENTS out of the crap your eating..anyhow you see the power bar has what...around 200 calories and it prob has about 2-3 g fat...then you consider MY FAV RAW food the avocado..which prob has about 400 c and maybe 14 or so g fat...so you think...I'm going to be smart about this and pick the bar...but guess what your beautiful body cannot be outsmarted. It looks at the power bar and says "What the heck is this..what does she expect me to do with this..I don't know..I'll figure it out later..but now I'll store it in the warehouse (fat)..keep doing this every day and then you get why your having a problem right? I finally just got that myself. The avocado..it goes..hooray..I know EXACTLY what to do with this...I can break this down completely and I'll give her some energy for an award!! emoticon Get it....I know you do..... pick any food up..ask yourself is this natural..is it in it's recognizable state ... make your determination then decide if it's edible or fake...BEFORE you eat it.

If you flood your sweet bod with live enzymes..it's going to give you pure and simple...LIFE! emoticon

Now here's where I feel a little differently than my Diz girl who has been SO SUCCESSFUL with RAW..I think if you can manage to be RAW most of the time..like all through the day and even probably quite a few dinner meals you can allow yourself to eat CLEAN for a dinner occasionally...maybe it's just my Iowa meat mentality..but I do crave meat or fish protein..I'm going to concentrate mostly on fish. Hey, Diz...know you'll understand this theory.

Here's the quiz: This will determine at what level of RAW you should come in at...I'll post the levels tommorrow...because HEY..I blatantly admit it...I want you to keep coming back to this blog and get your sweet little heads educated that WE are actually choosing our own weapons of SELF DESTRUCTION...and gasp..it's our FOOD! emoticon

I just jumped into the full RAW weight loss challenge because I didn't have this info at the time and I still think that's the best way to go..but for the more timid this will give you more flexibility and maybe encourage you to at least TRY this fab new healing diet. So here it is!

Determine your Raw Food Transition Number:
For each question answer yes, no, or somewhat:

1. Were you raised on sugared cereals, TV dinners, and fast food? (Regardless of your current age and lifestyle)?

2. Are you a smoker of have you smoked for over eight years?

3. Are meat, potatoes, white flour, animal fats, cooked oils, and white sugar a part of your normal eating pattern?

4. Do you have a history of drug use or have you taken birth control and/or other hormones
steroids, or undergone chemotherapy?

5. Do you have a history of IBS, constipation, colitis, or other bowel/digestive disorders?

6. Are you over 40 years old?

7. Are you between 20 and 30 pounds overweight?

8. Are you more than 80 pounds overweight?

9. Do you suffer from astma, bronchial infections, chronic colds an flus or other mucosal conditions?

10. Do you have a sedentary lifestyle?

11. Are dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) a mainstay of your diet?

12. Do you eat animal protein more than four times a week?

13. Do you eat soy products on a regular basis (soy milk, tofu, soy chips, soy meats, etc.)?

14. Do you consume more than 3 sodas (diet, or otherwise) each week?

15. Do you suffer from liver disorder, acne, psoriasis, or other skin disorders?

Calculate 2 points for every 'Yes' answer..1 point for every sometime answer and 0 points for every no answer.

Remember I'm no diet guru, I'm no doctor, I'm no specialist..well I do have a degree in business..hee hee..I'm just a fellow traveler..hoping to help my beautiful friends on down this pathway we call life...and I want you to be with me...ya hear me? Not in some hospital ward because of 'food havoc' syndrome..I just made that word up..pretty right on if you ask me!

I'll post the points and the levels tommorrow...wow..too much typing! emoticon

But you are SO WORTH IT!!! I'll be your cheer leader too..but of course you already know that now don't you? emoticon emoticon

  
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ZEN_WOMAN 10/29/2009 5:12PM

    I scored a 12. Hope that's not bad.

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This is so nice of you to take the time to post this for the SP community. I love you sharing pictures of Josh and I think it's great that you talk about him often. You are such a great emoticon and inspiration for all.

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BYEBYEADIPOSE 10/10/2009 11:15PM

    Great post. I'm enjoying reading your blog entries. I scored 8 on the above "test". Can't wait to read what you have for the "answer key". Have a blessed night!

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CATHYGETSFIT 10/10/2009 9:19PM

    Okay, okay, okay, I did it but I'm afraid to hear the results. lol I scored a 10 maybe a 12 because I didn't know how to answer #4. I have a medical condition that requires me to take steroids since my body doesn't make these hormones like they should.

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DSNYGIRL73 10/10/2009 8:28PM

    Yes, I understand, girlfriend. :)

I'm sure I would have felt the same way you do a few year's ago. For me, going 100% Raw is the right thing to do, right now, a this time in my life. I've had many clues over the last year pointing me in that direction and when I finally took the leap, it was the EASIEST thing I had ever done. You know. You've read my blogs.

Will I feel differently when I reach my goal? I don't know. I'll ponder that when I get there. Yes, there are some foods I miss (I don't crave them, I just miss them) and that I couldn't imagaine not having EVER again.

We'll see..... :)

I am so PROUD of you for your AMAZING progress so far! You are PROOF that Raw works!

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RAINFAERIE 10/10/2009 7:40PM

    Wow, I am new, just joined this group today, and didnt know eating raw food was a big deal, but i do know that one of my favorite things to eat is to dump fresh fruit and veggies into a food proceessor with some raw nuts/seeds and blend it all up into coleslaw like consistency. It is actually very good (looks gross) and when I eat that I can feel the nutrient rush hit my system with energy and vitality. Do people actually live on 100 percent raw food? 0.0 -Rain

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EMILYBEMENT 10/10/2009 3:08PM

    fantastic approach, you could write for a magazine...you just keep us so interested and keep us coming back. Ah yes, that is why you have been married 31+ years... :-)
Love ya hon, Em

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GOING-STRONG 10/10/2009 3:08PM

    Read your blog for the first time. I can't disagree with your theory .... but implementation is another story! I'll be back to see what elese you have to say on the subject. Have a great week-end. Hugs, Rhonda

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/10/2009 3:02PM

    I scored a 2. Yes on #6. Lol.

You're great, Bobbi, always thinking of us. I've lived in the world of health since I nixed meat for yoga as a kid, yet still feel like I fall short. Your raw blogs give me a reason to feel good at my age, and about my less-than-ideal lifestyle.
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PERSONALTRNR 10/10/2009 10:43AM

    Alright, I"m in. I scored a 7. So I'll be back tomorrow to find out my RAW results :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/10/2009 10:08AM

    Thanks for writing this. I scored an 8. I know I will not do a totally raw regimen, but will try to add more to current good eating.

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/10/2009 9:59AM

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MAZZMLANI 10/10/2009 9:58AM

    well you definitely know how to keep us coming back! lol...

yeah - I just calculated 16... crazy. I'm afraid to find out the results!

thanks for posting. looking forward to tomorrow...

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DREMARGRL 10/10/2009 9:18AM

    Okay....I got 6 points. I once took birth control pills for about 2 years when I was in my 30's...I'm 61, so had to answer yes to the over 40, and I do eat aniimal protein. That's my three yes's. Thanks for informing and caring enough to do it. Have a gloriious Fall. XO MaryAnn emoticon

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BESTLIFE79 10/10/2009 9:04AM

    Hmmm. I got 15 points. I suppose that is not so good!! lol

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BESTJUDY 10/10/2009 8:51AM

    Bobbi, WOW!!! I love this "quiz." I love your words! I love you for posting this. WOW! My honey and I really don't eat processed foods--never have except an occassional cookie, piece of cake, etc. for special occassions. We mostly eat fresh stuff. We do like our red meat sometimes, like the Iowan you are (I'm from Texas, same thing). But, and here's the big but that makes for a smaller butt, I know we can do better by eating MORE fruits and veggies and less of the white stuff and red stuff. So, you've truly inspired me by everything you've said here.

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COLIBRI930 10/10/2009 8:38AM

    Great info! Thanks! I am incorporating more raw foods in my diet already, and can tell a difference!

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SPIRITRUN 10/10/2009 8:34AM

    Great Saturday morning lesson at school. Thanks for the great blog, i will post it in my favs so I can return back to it. I like learning about this RAW stuff, for me, as I mentioned earlier, my dogs get it, so why NOT me? I do eat CLEAN for the most part, lately, and have cut out sodas since back in June, I still have Splenda on and in things (coffee, tea, oatmeal). I will always need something warm or cooked as I have to hunker down in frigid winter weather for 6 months out of the year.

My one peeve of your blog, oh Sage one, is that you left us hanging for results until tomorrow. It is like watching a season cliffhanger! But ya, it will keep us coming back for more...I getcha!
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ANGELCOWBOY1 10/10/2009 8:31AM

    Thanks for posting the quiz, Bobbi. I think I'm in trouble! And I'll be back tomorrow for lesson #2.

Have a sun shiny day!

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Day 9 I'm still RAW and 10 lbs lighter..do you believe it? It's SO TRUE!

Friday, October 09, 2009


Hi Sparkies day 9 and 10 lbs. lighter! This pic was when DH and I were on a cruise...see how I always manage to be hiding in the background...well I'm hoping that on our next cruise this will never be something I feel the need to do again! RAW will help me avoid that! emoticon

I just wrote you a big long blog and it was zapped by the blog god's..so I'm back at it again. Maybe it was zapped by the advertisers..hee..hee..I wasn't saying very nice things about their frankenfoods. emoticon

So this blog will be much shorter..lesson learned..don't ramble! emoticon

I did stay on the RAW wagon yesterday and I received another gift of 1 lb. down. Worth it for sure, for sure. It's NOT any kind of punishment whatsoever...I'm just starting to crave something hot.

Soooo here's my game plan for tonight. We have the motley Friday nite group and we will do our usual routine which is go to our hostess' house for hors de ouvres, then she gets to pick a restaurant that we all go to.

I'll take my veggie platter fixed extra Halloweenie (thanks DUTCHPEARL)..she has the cutest ideas..I WON'T drink wine...waaay to early to bring that back into my life..the body thinks alcohol is poison..ergo liver failure trying to process too much!

I can enjoy munchies with the group and then I'll order a salad with maybe a lightly broiled piece of salmon...I KNOW...I KNOW salmon is NOT raw..but my protein is WAY down from what I should be getting and the salmon will offset my wanting something hot.

There's no need to go all warrior on this program. You can modify it as to what works best for you after you complete the 7 day clean. I'm thinking I'll stay RAW all a.m. then on certain nights that I think I HAVE to have something hot...I'll still eat CLEAN.

Great action plan 90% RAW 10% CLEAN. Here's my nutritional breakdown for yesterday.

Calories 1552..right on..my tracker recommends 1200-1550
Carbs 255 wow that sounds like a bunch but tracker recommends 135-252 so I'm within
Fat 69..high but I DID have 2 avocados..range is 27-60 so not horrible
Protein 12..this is miserable should be 60-136 that's why I'm thinking the salmon tonight

Well...I could go on and on..oh did want to tell you I found a quiz that will determine what level of RAW you should start out based on your answers. I didn't have that earlier so I just jumped in RAW all the way..if you want me to put that in one of my blogs I'll be happy to.

Keep thinking nutrition...don't think calories...some of this low cal stuff is total frankenfood..the frankenfood causes ..I'd be willing to gamble 90% of our health woes!

But that's another soapbox story! Stay strong, stay healthy..and who loves ya..I do!!


Here's a pic of a few of our Friday nite gang..aren't they lovely?

  
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EMILYBEMENT 10/9/2009 9:58PM

    Hi Bobbi, Well I have been looking into Kristen's Raw Cook Books. I have actually talked the hubby into doing a cleanz for 7 days after he finishes this long 5 week stretch. During the month off over the holidays. I would really like to clean out the old cob webs. emoticon
I do not think that would hurt anyone, no matter what plan they are doing. It may even help folks to change it up if they are on a plateau. emoticon
You are doing so great and I like the idea of good healthy clean proteins. I am a healthy protein kinda gal. emoticon
I think I may have some issues with some fruits, but will find ways to work around them. There are so many wonderful veggies out there and I love them all. Nuts...I love them too and berries are my fave. So I am willing to do it for a week. Shame on me I do have a confession...I will have to have DH do it to, to make sure he keeps me on it :-O...oh well. I have spend so much time dieting, changing things up...actually what is one week...nothing.
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    emoticon emoticon I am very glad it has worked well for you emoticon

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/9/2009 2:45PM

    Would enjoy checking out that raw food quiz. Hey, girlie, have fun tonight!

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VALERIEMAHA 10/9/2009 10:28AM

    What an inspiration! You're approaching this with such wisdom. No "shoulds" ("sh1t on should" I say!), no "have tos" no "I feel SO guiltys". Just paying attention to your body's wisdom. Press on lovely warrior!

And speaking of Frankenfoods, there's an excellent review of a new book. It's really scary, ya' know. I'll find it and get it to you.

Blessed be!
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OK, I'll just edit here to add it, from OrganicConsumer Assoc. newsletter:
http://www.organicconsumers.org
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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/9/2009 10:26AM

    Beautiful Bobbi! Good morning. Love your pics. You have a week under your belt of raw, as you visit your lovely friends tonight. You are doing fantastic, and I rejoice in all the new hope that's fluttering down around you like snowflakes. Thanks for visiting my blog and page, and your very kind, thoughtful comments. I'm right back atcha with your writing.
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MISS_VIV 10/9/2009 10:16AM

    continued success on your conscious eating plan. I say.. Go with the salmon. You really do need the Omega oils and the protein. Besides I am a fish lover and if you can get it fresh all the better. Looks like you and part of your friday crew were on a cruise. Probably the Caribbean? Love it. What fun.

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ANGELCOWBOY1 10/9/2009 9:39AM

    Bobbie, I always love you blogs! Entertaining and informative!
Please post the quiz or email to me.
Have a blessed day!

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BECKYSRN 10/9/2009 9:31AM

    You're right about listening to what your body is telling you. Protein is definitely important otherwise you'll start losing muscle mass and that's not good. I'm proud of you for sticking it out and I'm thrilled that you've lost that much weight in a week. I'd be interested in that quiz as well, and where (besides our fellow Sparkies) that you found your info about the diet.
Blessed be, heart-sister.
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FLORIDASUN 10/9/2009 9:24AM

    To Karvy: We were this dressed up only because we were on a cruise...otherwise Friday nights are chic casual...the ONLY way to dress in steamy Florida! emoticon

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SPIRITRUN 10/9/2009 9:12AM

    I am intrigued too. I feed my 20 dogs a raw food diet and they thrive!!! Hmmm...food, make that RAW food for thought!!!
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ZAEZAE 10/9/2009 8:58AM

    Great game plan!! I think this is really the best way to approach raw and a great balance. I've had people (including one of my raw teachers) suggest that you should listen to your body (of course) but also consider the seasons. Maybe you can change your ratios as the weather changes. In other words, maybe when summer comes around again you can do more raw than winter.

My current plan is breakfast, lunch and snacks raw and as clean as possible for dinner. I have a family to cook for and eat with and my toddler is very much in the mimicking stage. If he's not eating what were eating, he gets mad. He even eats less if he has his kiddie silverware versus the smaller size of our regular silverware. Gotta love the kiddos!

I hope your evening is lovely and I hope the salmon really hits the spot. I truly believe that focusing on REAL food is key. You've got that all figured out...big time!

I would love to check out the quiz you mentioned as well.

Oh yeah, and I HATE when my blogs get zapped!!!! This has happened to me before too!!

Happy Friday!
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KARVY09 10/9/2009 8:32AM

    Wow you guys get dressed up like crazy!!!

So the raw diet is not completely veggie? So you could get sashimi if you wanted to? I'm very intrigued by this whole thing. I say enjoy your piece of salmon!

Have a wonderful Friday!
Kristina

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-DEBY- 10/9/2009 7:53AM

    YES they are Lovely and You are glowing brightly my friend...

~BLESSings~ this FRIENDly Friday ~~0:)

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Whoop da...I MET the 7 day RAW challenge..will I continue?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

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Start Date: 10/1 8 days later: Today's weigh in: 9 lbs GONE!

Hey Sparkie Sparksters! Good news...me...a little carnivore who loves her meat and potatoes...read a blog by a great Sparkie friend DSNYGIRL73 for about a month ... pondering..could "I" possibly do that? What would happen if?

I threw all of my nagging "ego" objections out the window?
Didn't think about it too hard to make it seem bigger than it really was?
Allowed myself to stretch into a new concept?
Shut out the 'doubting Thomas's' of the world?
Allowed myself to feel what success REALLY feels like?
Decided that I was WORTH it?
Checked out the challenge to see if Diz really knew what she was talking about?
Allowed myself to dream?
Gave myself the opportunity to feel what REAL food could make me feel like?


emoticon Yep, the above reasons seemed to certainly out weigh any negatives so I decided to just 'go for it!'

I could envision myself thinner, I could envision myself overcoming the obstacle of eating with our Friday night group even though I knew I would be met with "oh boy there she goes again with another hair brained idea..she'll never do this!" Note: my fleshie friends aren't anywhere NEAR as supportive as my Sparkie friends...WHY NOT? I decided that I would and COULD do this..heck it was only 7 days!

Day 1: ROARING headache from caffeine withdrawal...I mean so ROARING it woke me up out of a dead sleep at night..conclusion..who the heck needs this? I'm wavering.

Day 2: Headache better, I can do this...weigh in..1 lb. down..whoop da! You BET I CAN do this!

Day 3: Headache only fleeting..wow I LOVE these fruit smoothies 1 lb. DOWN..whatttt?

Day 4: I like the crunch, crunch, crunch of these veggie salads 2 lbs DOWN hey this is cool!

Day 5: Bok choy? Never had it...LIKE it..crunch, crunch, crunch 1 lb DOWN..whoa MOMMA!

Day 6: Fennel..tastes like licorice..yummy! I'm DOING this..1 lb. down thank you veggie fairy!

Day 7: Moves over yucky food in refrigerator..I've gotta get rid of this..doesn't even LOOK
good anymore. Hair appointment..."Have you lost weight..you look great!" Ohhhh thanks for noticing..I've lost 18 lbs. since June..but I've LOST 8 lbs in the last 7 days on RAW...reaction......whoaaa...tell me about this!

So there you have it! For the health of it...for the fact that your beautiful body will respond to you quickly if you give it a little support. If I can do it...a coffee guzzling gal who LOVES her
erp..LOVED her meat and greasy pork chops and wings...YOU CAN DO IT..give your beautiful body a chance to feel what REAL food feels like..it will thank you in weight loss and energy..do you know what time I woke up today..3 a.m. I'm rested..I'm ready to go!

Will I continue...YES...1 day at a time..I am craving something hot by now..7 days on pretty much cool foods is starting to wear on me...but I can now move to a less restrictive phase of my plan now..and I can have foods up to 117 degrees..beyond that the enzymes die..and I may not stay completely RAW...I may stay 70-80% RAW...or I may try and add something unraw in and feel crappy and go back to 100% RAW...it's all a matter of what my body tells me...FINALLY I'm listening to it! Shouldn't you be too?

This is my Josh ...would he be proud of his momma you bet he is! Me too!

  
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VICIOUS421 10/9/2009 5:43AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am proud of you too!

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TRUSTYRUSS 10/9/2009 4:22AM

    Well done my little Florentine !!

I am still not with the RAW plan thou ! ?

I get the "eat carrots", have done a dig on "ivilliage" and read a bit, but cant find menus and the like, I am "semi RAW" (I think) inasmuch as I have a lot of salad, and I keep my wine chilled...............

But , I even popped onto the RAW site and popped back out again.................I am mad enough to embrace this, but I dont fancy a week of carrots ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


You are doing great thou !!

and I can feel your joy in your words, this means a lot to you, and I want to reach over the waves and give you a big hug............so I will emoticon emoticon emoticon

There !!

you have earned it big time..........

Are tinned carrots ok...........................?
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KIZIDOG 10/8/2009 6:54PM

    Bobbi, You are fantastic. Of course Josh would be proud of you, keep up the good work. Even if you don't stay 100% raw you have made a great start and your body has shown you what it wants and you are listening to it. You go girl. Star emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 10/8/2009 4:10PM

    Woohoo! Way to go!! So proud of you! Here is a website you might want to check out www.greensmoothiegirl.com. My sister doesn't do the RAW diet but she does do the WHOLE foods diet (i.e. way of life). I do it to the best of my ability. Living in a very small town in southern Missouri and 100 miles from the nearest Whole Foods store it's not easy but I do the best I can. Anyway, you should check out that website, I think you'd like it.

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EMILYBEMENT 10/8/2009 1:59PM

    Bobbi, Do you feel like a test subject yet? ;-) Everyone watching and wondering...I think more like an admired athlete with so many cheering you on, wanting what you have....oh yah!!!You are doing so very good on this. Amazing and yes you should be proud of yourself in deed. So you did go get a hair cut, with all your body is doing , healing and just sparking your hair will grow like crazy now! emoticon OK bad picture!
emoticon. You are doing so great and feeling fantastic as well. Never let anyone discourage you on YOUR journey...you are so worth it! Isn't it exciting finding what works for you. Yes the investigating reporter ...all in and benefiting from it as well.
Hugs, Em

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I'm glad you have had a great experience with the raw diet. Keep us posted on going semi-raw and we'll all be giving you a cheer. RAW! RAW! RAW! GOOOOOOO BOBBI!!
Blessed be.

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 10/8/2009 10:18AM

    WOW! Baby! Love your energy! You are bouncing all-over-the-place!!! Im looking into this, you bet I am! Going shopping for MORE fresh produce right away!

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PERSONALTRNR 10/8/2009 10:10AM

    That's awesome. From a skeptic to a convert. LOVE IT!

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SHANAMINERLADIN 10/8/2009 10:04AM

    HOLY MOLY!! Way to meet the challenge. I loved the way you blogged through the week. Did you know there is a restaurant here in NY that caters to the raw lifestyle. Friends of mine have gone and said it is amazing. They have a cookbook out called Raw.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/8/2009 9:05AM

    You almost have me ready to do this. Almost. (smiling) Good for you...mega-congrats!

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    Congrats on doing a great job. emoticon emoticon

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-DEBY- 10/8/2009 8:33AM

    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO and just look at you...

You go girl.... I can feel your ENERGY and Your Excitement right through this blog... YES, JOSH is definitely smiling big at his MOMMA... He has got to be sooooooo Proud of YOU.... and I am too... You are doing great at BEing who YOU ARE...


~~BLESSings~~ this THOUGHTfilled Thursday ~~0:)
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IOWAGAL1957 10/8/2009 8:22AM

    congrats on stretching your horizon to try something new!

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KARVY09 10/8/2009 8:14AM

    Nice work in completing your challenge. Keep posting, as I'm interested in seeing how sustainable this will be, and whether your energy continues to be high!
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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/8/2009 7:54AM

    In my understanding of spirituality, Bobbi, I have no doubt Josh is and has been right there beside you, albeit invisible to our human eyes. I am so impressed with you. You were impressive just the way you were. Add to that, your approach, reflections, attitude, courage, curiosity, determination, desire, will and, to top it off, sharing your experience earns you the Spark emoticonin my book. I am so jazzed at your success and, moreso, your joy of self-reclamation on so many levels.
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P.S. Love that photo of Josh. What a character. He reminds me of you.

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TX.PATRICIA 10/8/2009 7:51AM

    Awesome!!! You did it!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/8/2009 7:42AM

    Way to go! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with this in your blogs.

BTW, I'm amazed at all the wonderful pictures you have of Josh. They are great.

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ANGELCOWBOY1 10/8/2009 7:33AM

    Fantastic job! I'm so proud of you! Congrats!
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BARBARAROSE54 10/8/2009 6:54AM

    Good job Bobbi, so proud of what you've accomplished. The results are phenomenal!

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TIEDWITHABOW 10/8/2009 6:13AM

    So proud of you, my friend....GREAT job!!! inspiring, thanks for taking us with you on your journey.
xo Bianca

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CHRYS13 10/8/2009 6:05AM

    So happy for you and very proud of your fortitude! I've been working on RAW and am loving the veggies, but mother nature is making me crave something hot- - -the weather has become cold!! And, don't even get me started on my craving coffee! LOL!!! All in all, it's working and I'm all right! Many thanks to you and Diz!

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TRUSTYRUSS 10/8/2009 5:33AM

    ok ok !!

so where is the link to this RAW thingy?

I still haven't got a clue what it is !

go on, you can be my mam !

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BESTJUDY 10/8/2009 4:55AM

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Bobbie,

Nine pounds! Wow, you are so inspiring, and so funny in how you chronicle the "Raw" journey. I'm staying posted to your posts!

Love ya,

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BTW, what the heck are YOU doing up at 4 AM? (like me

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