Day 112 – My Dirty Little Secret

secret

Well I don’t know who dirty this is, but I think I must confess it anyhow.

I am following the Hallelujah Diet which encourages one to eat 85% raw and 15% cooked. They give some leeway on what you chose to eat, however I wonder if they would consider popcorn acceptable?

I sure hope so because my favorite treat these days is air-popped popcorn with a drizzle of coconut oil. Yum!

I’m sure it’s not allowed, but as the saying goes, “Don’t ask. Don’t tell.” LOL

Chat with you soon,
Celeste

Breakfast: Green Smoothie with kale and mixed berry

Lunch: N/A

Dinner: http: Sesame Kelp Noodles

Snack: apples w/peanut butter

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Day 101 – There’s the Food Lady

pointing

I was surprised to hear a gentleman say, “there’s the food lady,” to his wife as he pointed me out across the parking lot. Too funny.

He referred to me as such because I had just taught a class at my church on how to restore health through surrender (of diet). Now not only am I the food lady, I am also apparently the food police. I noticed my child’s Sunday School teacher hiding her cookie when I came to pick her up from class. Oh well, I guess all of those things come with a healthy-eating territory. Continue reading

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Day 90 – Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

head shoulders song

Ninety days in and my progress has been remarkable. All joint pain has ceased and inflammation is a thing of the past.

The other day my daughter starts performing the “head, shoulders, knees and toes” song. I jump right in. She stops and says, “Mom I thought you couldn’t do this?” It hadn’t  occurred to me that those movements use to be a problem for me! Even when she sped the song up, I was able to keep pace. Yayyy!

I’m reading, “It Starts with Food” if you are looking for a book to help you break free from the control of food. It’s excellent.

I hope you, too, are making progress for the better in 2015.

Chat with you soon,
Celeste

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Day 84 – The Days are Long but the Months are Short

time flies

I can’t believe it is already Day 84! Okay I know I’ve been missing in action however I have a good excuse. I’ve been leading the nationwide Surrender Fast. In fact we are on Day 32 of 40.

On another note, the days can be long (especially when I don’t have a menu plan in place) but months have indeed been short and for that I am grateful. Continue reading

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Day 71 – Oh She Glows!

Oh She Glows is someone’s blog site name but it is also a description of what my skin is doing these days. I’ve  noticed some rather remarkable changes. Such as:

1. I don’t need moisturizer when I get out of the shower. I continue to use it out of habit rather than necessity.

2. I don’t need to wear deodorant. I stopped using antiperspirant nearly a year ago but no deodorant?! Pretty cool. Especially when I use to be a person who couldn’t go more than a few hours without it.

3. I’m camara ready. LOL. Here’s a pic where I look like I am wearing highlighter (I’m on the left).

Selfie

All that to say going raw has it’s perks!

Chat with you soon,
Celeste

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Day 64 – Eating out on a Raw Diet

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I mentioned last month how challenging it was for me to eat out with my family. Not only for the lack of variety, but also because I was missing out on eating one of my favorite foods: French Fries. Don’t judge me. LOL Continue reading

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Day 55 – I’m Thankful for Great (Healthy) Friends

friends

Since starting this raw food diet I’ve gotten so many emails of encouragement and recipes from my friends. I am thankful for my tribe.

Yesterday my friend Tyra (blogger for Inspired Life) sent her recipe for Red Cabbage Salad  w/Spicy Peanut Dressing. YUM!!! So good I’ve eaten it 2 days in a row. Continue reading

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