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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

Below, you will find a copy of the journal I kept during my transition into, and my first year of, a 100% raw, vegan diet. Some of it is quite personal, but I still wanted to share it with all of you. We may never meet in person, but I feel we are all connected in this world.I want to share my story with you, in hopes that you may learn something about yourself by reading about my journey into the raw lifestyle. Perhaps you'll be inspired (that's my wish), or learn to not make similar mistakes.

The journal begins in July of 2006 and continues into October 2007. If you are interested in reading something from the beginning, please use the archive feature at the right side of this page. If a month has more than one page worth of entries, there will be a "previous entries" link at the bottom of the page to view the rest of the entries for that month.

I have not edited my entries at all. Any entries that were originally marked private have been made public (with the exception of one that included personal information about people other than myself). Even though the entries are old, you are still welcome to add comments or ask questions. We will be notified of any comments that are left.

Again, I hope that I am in some way able to offer something positive to your life by sharing my personal Going Raw Journal.

Lots of love and peace to all of you,


1/3 cantaloupe

hummus with cherry tomatoes



hummus with a few crackers

I think my computer is almost fixed. I'm looking forward to getting back to my regular updates and other things I usually do on the computer.

Anyway, I'm just going to keep dumping my list of what I eat here until I'm back at my own computer.


I'm sprouting some quinou (sp ) and it's just too cute. I love those little tails. :-) I'll probably use it in a salad. I sprouted it because I really don't like eating so many nuts for protein and I know it's loaded with a lot of things other than just protein. I'll see if I like it in my diet (I've liked it in the past when I was raw), or not. I just don't like the heavy feeling anymore from some foods. The nuts yesterday followed by the bread was just too heavy and it makes me feel tired and dragging the next day.

My computer is still going to be days away from being fixed. Everything has to be stripped from it and I'll probably lose a lot of information. I'm mostly bummed about losing all my old email that I had saved for different reasons.



OH MY GOODNESS!!! This quinoa salad I made is too tasty! The kids (daughter and her friend) kept eating more and more of it, too. It's so yummy. Quinou, tomatoes (without seeds), cucumber (without seed), lots of fresh parsely, lots of fresh mint, lemon juice, oil, salt, fresh garlic, chopped onion--served on a bed of lettuce with some slices of avocado and a cherry tomato. YUM!

Juice of beet, carrots, celery, watermellon (with rind and seeds)

For breakfast, I opened up the young coconut I bought the other day. It was filled with coconut water. I poured it all into the Vitamix, scooped out the flesh and added that. Then I tossed in two frozen bananas, about three small dates, and a few handfuls of almonds. I blended it up and it's like heaven!!!! YUM!!! My daughter took half of it and added carob powder. I loved it just the way it was. I had a small amount saved for later in the day, too.

I'm feeling sluggish and tired after a few days of eating wheat. I like that I can see, now, which foods cause me to feel like I'm dragging.