I guess I kind of abandoned my raw journal (my personal one, as well). I've been writing on paper with a pen these days--falling back to older ways of expressing myself, I guess. :-P

Anyway, I'm still here--just not very often. I'm still 100% raw (well, actually I guess I'm 99.9% because we ran out of raw carob some time ago and I've been substituting roasted carob).

My total weight loss to date, from the highest weight I ever saw on the scale, is 85 pounds. I still have about 15-20 pounds more to lose, to be truly healthy (I think, anyway). My body just keeps responding to the live foods and doing what it needs to do. I trust that my body will one day be completely healed and vibrant! :-)

My bloodwork results should be coming in the mail today or tomorrow. I called the doctor's office and asked for a copy, since the doctor said she doesn't need to see me. I don't know what the numbers are, or how they compare to previous blood work. All the receptionist said was that I'm low in iron, still. Does that mean I'm no longer deficient in B12 !!! I wonder if I'm less low in iron than I was about eight or nine months ago? I can't wait to see the results and to compare them with past reports! I also wonder how my homocystine level is doing--it used to be too high and unhealthy. It will be great if it's within a normal, healthy range!

My family is pretty much raw, too. They eat cooked foods only every once in a while (like bagels on the weekends, a piece of candy here and there). My husband isn't buying chips and salsa anymore (he used to practically live on that stuff)! He eats strictly raw foods when he's at home. He's probably 90% raw, or more, I think. He looks great, too. So does my daughter, but she has youth on her side. ;-)

I continue to struggle with my realization that my body really doesn't like a lot of nuts and seeds. I've been realizing it over and over for a long time, but I'm not ready to cut back much on them, I guess, yet (or else I'd be doing it, right ). I think my goal for all of next year will be to go low fat with the raw diet and see how that makes me feel. If I don't feel well with it, then I'll continue to eat whatever I want as long as it's raw. I don't force myself to do anything that I really don't want to be doing. It's quite a liberating feeling to not have my mind continually telling me that I "should" be doing this or that (with regards to eating raw foods, as I'm not yet liberated from the "shoulds" in other areas of my life).