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,
Wendi
XOXOXO

My daughter has requested an all raw day (perhaps she's feeling not so energetic after the Halloween candy ). So, who am I to force her to eat cooked food! lol :-P

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coconut shake

I'm finding that even though I'm very busy this month, I still like to read raw info. So, I've been reading some stuff that comes in through my email and also flipping through some of the raw books I have here at the house.

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* coconut shake

LJ was down yesterday, so I wasn't able to log in what I ate. Here's what I remember:

* coconut shake

* 1/4 lara bar which I didn't know wasn't organic until I bought a few of them :-(

So, I went to the doctor yesterday to discuss the results from those seven vials of blood that were taken out a month ago. This is pretty much what she said:

* Low in B12, must immediately take supplements (have to go out and buy them today)--I knew this, but now I have the test to say it's definitely a problem. This will be checked again in three months.

* Very low in iron, must immediately take supplement (will begin doing today). She suspects I am low in stomach acid, since my body doesn't digest food very quickly. The low acid may make it so that I'm not absorbing the iron I'm taking in. So, I have to use lemon with the iron, when I take it. This will be checked again in three months.

I haven't been feeling well--headaches, sleepy--so, I didn't get around to updating. I'll try to at least put in what I've been eating.

Sunday:

coconut shake

I'm taking lots of the supplements, now. My period started yesterday within a few hours after taking the iron. I don't know it if was from the iron, the magnesium the night before, or just not related to supplements at all. Anyway, I now have my period, so I'm happy for that.

Here's what I'm eating today:

* small amount of cantaloupe pureed up with some ice