Summer is long past, and we are still raw. I love it. Why?
*I feel fabulous. It used to hurt to stand up in the morning. I used to have to take the stairs one step at a time, gingerly putting weight on my feet. I was puffy and swollen. My joints ached. Now I can skip down the stairs in the morning, and there's no pain.
*I no longer need an entire pot of coffee in the morning to get going. I rarely even drink caffeinated tea anymore.
*My husband is doing much better and has cut down his medication. He is looking good!
*My youngest son has lost excess weight without dieting. He's grown taller and looks to be the perfect weight for his height.
*I'm going to need new clothes soon. The other day I reached into the back of the closet for a favorite dress that had been too tight, and now it's too loose.
*We have so much flexibility - we can be on The Garden Diet, or we can
be 80/10/10, we can fix a raw gourmet meal if we want, we can drink green smoothies or eat a pile of bananas!
(or, if we want to, we can have a non-raw vegan meal if we want to. Why not? Who says it has to be all or nothing?)
*I"m experiencing a sensation of "heart opening" or "spiritual awakening." It's hard to explain, but it's an increased feeling of serenity, more compassion for our fellow beings, more appreciation for the world, greater feelings of connectedness, acceptance, awareness, contentment and joy. I feel more able to identify my needs and ask for them. I'm more accepting of myself and my own value, so it's easier to speak my truth. I'm less anxious, calmer, and more loving.
*I love that this is not a rigid lifestyle. Every bite is a choice.