2 Days Raw: Why raw for 30 days?

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Day 2 of being raw has given me increased energy already, however at the end of the day (it’s about 11pm as I write this…) I am starting to get headaches and nausea.  I guess this is the beginning of the detox stage of going raw.  Some say it can be as bad as getting flu-like symptoms.  Hopefully I can keep all of that at bay with a little exercise and lots of water.

I’ve learned through past failed attempts at dieting and fasting that it is important to keep sight of one’s goals when deciding to make a lifestyle change.  So I thought I should go ahead and vocalize my goals for staying raw for 30 days.  Vocalizing makes the goals more concrete.  Perhaps, if anyone reads this besides me, I will have some others who will help to keep me focused.  With that in mind, my reasons for doing 30 days of raw food is:

  • Need mental clarity to make some decisions — both professional and personal.  While I love my job as an advisor at a community college, I don’t like the long hours of being in an office.  I want to be more creative.  I have been thinking about food businesses such as being a personal chef, or even leading food tours.  I hope to gain more direction by the end of June.
  • To feel healthier, feel better.  I am tired of being tired.  I have had a dream of becoming a runner for about a year.  I have done some jogging here and there, but no real schedule was put together.  This is the time for me to become more serious about becoming more of the athlete I see in my dreams.
  • Get rid of fibroids and hopefully improve fertility.  I will have to dedicate a few posts to my fibroid nightmare that led to surgery.  I am sure there are loads of other women who have suffered through this horrible indignity.  I would like to share information on where fibroids come from, the modern ways of treating them that make women even sicker than what they already were, as well as some real natural treatments that may help to alleviate the suffering through a commitment to changing one’s lifestyle.
  • Diminish my chances of getting breast cancer (as well as other cancers).  My mother died of breast cancer at age 49 in 2006.  I was with her on the weekends in New Jersey (I live in DC) to essentially help her die as comfortably as possible during the last several months of her life.  The pain I saw her go through in her final months is something I would never wish on my worst enemy.

I hope to continue to stay with me as I talk about a lot of these issues that have been on my mind for a long time.

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6 responses to “2 Days Raw: Why raw for 30 days?

  1. Hi I found your going raw story somewhere on Twitter. I’m a huge fan of green smoothies. It’s winter here sthwest Australia now so I’m missing my warm vege bean soup but improvising with blending same veges in blender with hot water.I’ve been raw since last Dec but drinking lots of greenies for few years before. They completely change the way you want to eat!
    Hey good luck! I love what you wrote about changing priorities etc rethinking life’s goals and beating sickness-I lost 10 years to drs and cancer. I’m rethinking things too-want to travel and start teaching green smoothie classes once I sell my apartment! There is so much more to life isn’t there than what happens at home.

  2. Wishing you all the success in the world with this journey. It can feel difficult in the beginning, but once you make it through the first few days, it’s easy as pie. It becomes second nature. And you will feel a domino effect of change happen in many areas of your life. Soldier on!

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  4. I found you on twitter as well, I have attempting going raw for 30days for sooo long for so many reasons. But could never stay focused, so I say today thank you so much for your inspiration!!

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