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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,

I'm leaving tomorrow!! Yay! I'm going to try to pick up some more baby coconuts, some bananas, dates, almonds, and some other healthy things that I'll be able to eat during the trips to and from NS. A friend of mine was clever and made granola bars before she left on her vacation!



I'm going to update before the end of this week. I arrived back home last night and I have things to do, of course, before sitting down to properly update my journal. For now, though, I'd like to say that I made it to a raw restaurant in NYC and LOVED it!! I have pics to share, too!

Guess who I'm seeing tonight ! David Wolfe!! Yes, *that* David Wolfe! Mr. Avocado, himself! He's giving a talk at the local food co op and that's where I'm headed right now!!!! What a great way to get back into the swing of my raw transition after a few weeks away.

I'll try to have pics to post later and a proper update about my trip and NYC raw food restaurant experience!

I still have to make a proper update here and pick back up with my daily logs, to keep myself on track and to be able to look back and be proud of all I've been able to do by simply eating fresh, raw, organic foods.

Anyway, I'm popping into here just for a moment to post this link:

I've been practically living on young coconut shakes these days--adding a banana, a date, and a few handfuls of organic, raw almonds. Well, the other day when I got my normal amount in a bag from the bulk area at the local food co-op, I noticed the price had JUMPED! I'm not talking like it went from the $9 something a pound to $10 or $11 something per pound--it JUMPED all the way to $14 something that was almost $15 per pound!!! Can you believe that? It cost me over $50 for the normal supply of almonds that I used to get for less than $30! That's more than $20 extra that I had to pay for the same exact thing that I was always buying...not more or less, the same EXACT raw, organic almonds.

I'm transitioning fully now--started some big changes as of October 1st--to raw foods. My goal is still to be 100% raw by January 1st. If I get there before the first of the year, all the better, but that's my goal.

I have a cold right now and I slept for two days, not doing much at all. Today I am feeling a bit more energy, but that could be because my husband made some beautiful salads for lunch and dinner yesterday and also juiced up some carrots, celery and maybe something else (I couldn't taste it because of my head being so stuffed up). I had another salad today that he made, this time being able to taste it, and it's amazing! He's using a copius amount of herbs and raw garlic. YUM!! I had a fully raw day yesterday (coconut shake, salad, coconut shake, salad, veg juice). Today, so far, it's going well with the raw, too! I had a coconut shake so far and a salad.

Anyway, I'm kind of bummed that I'm sick at the beginning of this month, since I was really counting October as my starting point. I was too tired to do a lot of the things I will be doing (hand-written journaling, meditating, and many other things), but at least I've been successful with the main change of excluding all dairy, wheat, soy, and sugar. I think those things, alone, will make a huge difference in how I feel. Adding in all the fresh veggies and fruits can only make things even better!

Bonobo's Raw Restaurant in NYC was awesome! It was easy to find, inexpensive compared to the other raw restaurants I couldn't really consider during that short trip, the food was fresh and excellent, and the staff was awesome!

Anyway, here are some pics from the trip! There are a lot of them, so if you don't have a fast connection you might not want to try looking at them. I put them on a Web page. Here's the link:

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