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

The lara bars are convenient for when I'm going to be out and I might get hungry. I just don't like that they aren't organic. They are made from things that I can easily make, so I might try to recreate them sometime in the near future to take with me when I'll be away from the house.

* protein smoothie: banana, oj, mango, lots of hemp protein powder

* small handful of "candied" nuts

We bought the raw hemp organic protein powder and it's great. There's no taste to it, and only a slight texture left behind when using it full strength (2T per person). Today I made the second smoothie with it and everyone likes it. My daughter dislikes the green color left behind, though, and says she'd rather the chalky vegan nonsoy protein powder she's been used to using. I was surprised my husband agreed to taste it, but he's been surprising me so much about foods and eating lately! :-) I just hope it really gives me enough protein, since the doctor said I need to get a lot more than I've been getting.

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FEELING:

It was a busy day, so I'll try to at least remember what I've eaten...

leftover sesame drink

leftover chana masala (cooked and not organic)

We have next to no food in the house, because we have been waiting to get things until today when we get a members' discount at the food co op. I've been working all day, though, and my husband is working on his NaNo novel, so we can't get anything until this evening.

Anyway, there is a potluck tonight, so my husband will make the dahl he loves to make, since it's a comfort food theme and that's comforting food to us. We'll head to the store right after the potluck, so that we can get a whole bunch of things. I'm hungry!

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I'm trying to remember what I ate yesterday. I have been really busy lately, and not feeling very focused. Today I have what feels like a slight stomach virus (but it could be from popcorn last night) and a slight fever.

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cashew, carob milk with agave

I have a case of coconuts in the house again! Yay!!! My husband picked it up for me last night and I made a shake, hoping it would make my belly feel better. It didn't, but it did make me happy to have the coconuts back! :-)

Today my stomach still feels sick, but not as much as it did yesterday.

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