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Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: August 23, 2006 06:31PM

I am beginning my Raw Journey tomorrow. No more putting it off. I was raw for a week before a eating a piece of fried chicken derailed me. I've been eating non-raw since then. As of tomorrow:

no more soda
no more junk food
no more coffee
no more artificial sweeteners
no sparkling water
no meat
no fast food
no cheese
no dairy products
no candy
NO MORE COOKED FOOD!

I feel so much better eating fruit than I do eating cooked rice or flesh foods. It won't be easy. Temptation is all around me. My roommate is a hardcore meat-and-potatoes guy. My boyfriend is the same. Hopefully my bf will at least cut down the meat consumption and eat more fruits and vegetables. If not, then that's OK. I care for him regardless of what he eats.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: August 24, 2006 05:29PM

Just got back from the supermarket. I ate my very first Raw meal: 3 bananas and half a coconut. It's mot much, but I wasn't very hungry today. I had two oranges in the early afternoon. I didn't drink any water because I didn't have the stomach for it. When I go to work, I'll buy some bottled water and drink from that. I didn't get everything on my list because I didn't have my shopping cart. Next month, I'll be heading to a Raw Meetup in Baldwin, NY. Can't wait to mingle with fellow raw foodists!

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: shep252 ()
Date: August 24, 2006 07:26PM

Best wishes! Nice to have you here.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: August 29, 2006 01:49AM

Starting from scratch next month. I will ease myself to being 100% raw. Unfortunately, I've fallen on hard times, and I will not be able to buy a lot of the raw foods that I need. I will try to eat as much raw foods as possible on my current budget.

I will continue to make fresh juice and keeping my consumption of SAD foods down to a minimun.

My current job has reduced my hours and I am suffering financially because of it. My roommate will not help me nor my mother(whom I suspect stole money from me). I know that eating Raw is the best way to feel healthy. I felt so good eating lots of fruits and veggies. I'm looking for odd jobs to do so I can survive.

Once I start earning money with my new job, I'm kissing the supermarket cashier job GOODBYE for GOOD. The low pay isn't worth sticking around for.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: December 25, 2006 12:30AM

It's been awhile since I last posted. I fell off the wagon and it's been a hard trip back on. My finances are worse now, than they were when I last posted. I'm not with my job anymore. It was impossible to eat Raw without any money.

I'm currently living with my mom, and she refuses to buy any raw foods. I've been eating SAD because there's nothing else. I plan on applying for Food Stamps after the holidays. Only then will I be able to dedicate myself 100% to Raw.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: alicenubby ()
Date: December 26, 2006 06:00PM

hey Cypher. eating raw is taking me to the bank, too. i need to learn how to weigh my grapes. I bought a bag of grapes and I almost cried when i saw the register, register $$$$$ DOUGH!smiling smiley good luck.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: pikt ()
Date: December 29, 2006 02:34AM

big expense and no money are some reasons why i am having a simularly hard time w/the raw thing too. and my husband is a on the worst SAD diet ever, doesn't make it easy.oh yeah,i'm on food stamps.barely survivin'. wish you the absolut best ever. somthtiong great is coming your way

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: taylor ()
Date: January 06, 2007 11:24AM

MY HUBBY TOO-SAD! BUT I GO TO THIS FRUIT STAND WHERE IT IS ALL CHEAP.LIKE APPLES FOR JUICING ARE 39 CENTS A POUND.MY DAUGHTER WILL NOT EAT THESE APPLES CAUSE THEY ARE NOT STORE PERFECT LOOKING.I JUST STARTING BEING A RAW FOODIST THIS WEEK AND I HAVE GOTTEN HUBBY TO TRY SOME SMOOTHIES AND HE ACTUALLY LIKED THEM AND HAD ONE WITH HIS DINNER.IT IS HARD TO GET HIM TO TRY STUFF. I AM GENTLY INTRODUCING HIM TO THINGS I LEARN...AT LEAST IT WILL HELP IMPROVE HIS HEALTH,EVEN IF HE DOES NOT EMBRACE THIS LIFESTYLE.I KNWO-THE MONEY THING-IT IS LIKE I GOT A BUNCH OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES AND THEY ARE SO COSTLY.THEN I WENT TO THIS BOBS RED FOOD MILL WHERE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING U COULD NEED...BUT I DID NOT MAKE A LIST AND IT WAS ALL OVERWHELMING.SO I AM FOR NOW STICKING TO SIMPLE. I LOVE WHEN PEOPLE WRITE OUT THERE DAILY MENU'S.IT GIVES ME A CHANCE TO SEE WHAT I CAN DO.I WAS THINKING TOO ABOUT WHAT U SAID CYPHER-OF HAVING TO GO EASY ON YOUR FOOD SUPPLIES CAUSE OF LACK OF FUNDS FOR A WHILE.I WAS THINKING-THIS MAY BE THE DAYS I FAST OR GO EASY ON NOT EATING -I HAVE WHEAT BERRIES SOAKING TO MAKE BREAD-A LONG PROCESS-I THOUGHT WELL...I WILL JUST JUICE TILL I GET OSME THINGS GOING.I HAVE YAM CHIPS DRYING AND THE BERRIES SOAKING.SO I CNA EVENTUALLY MAKE A RAW FOOD ENTREE.OR HAVE BREAD WITH SOME CASHEW BUTTER.ITS HARD BUT INTERESTING.MY WHOLE FAMILY SMOKES AND IS ON A SAD DIET AND THE LITTLE GRANDSONS EAT FAST FOODS EVERY DAY.THANKS FOR POSTING ALL OF THIS INFO.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: February 01, 2007 01:08AM

It's been a while since I last posted. I got locked out of my account, but thats fine now.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: February 01, 2007 01:22AM

I am eating Raw again, but not 100%. I had a financial which is not as bad as it was when I last posted. I've been approved for Food Stamps (will be getting $155 a month). I won't be getting much, but it's better than nothing.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: February 01, 2007 06:28PM

Today I had:

carrot/kiwi/ginger/apple juice and carrot/kiwi/ginger/apple/kale juice. I know it sounds like a lot to drink in one day, but that's what keeps me full during the day. It took me about 5 minutes just to filter the juice.

I have a Jack LaLanne Power Juiver and I use the round filter thingy (can't remember the exact name for it) to get the frothy stuff that rises to the top. Since my juice was very thick, it took much longer.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: February 02, 2007 12:15PM

I ate my very first carambola (star fruit). It has a very unique taste, and lots of juice. I did a Wikipedia search on it and found out that the star fruit is loaded with Vitamin C. I bought it for $1.50 at ShopRite of Bay Shore, LI. Normally, I would go to my "local" King Kullen (also in Bay Shore)...but my roommate wanted to get cat food...so I decided to go with him (needed more organic produce)

I did eat some cooked food...I am still in transition....my finances are back to normal..I need to work my way back to 100%...or at least 95%. I'm not ready for 100% right now...but I'm sure I will be before the end of this year....

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Prism ()
Date: February 02, 2007 09:55PM

Glad to see you back posting on your diary. I love reading others..I learn so much, and it helps me to know I'm not the only one struggling.

Love,
Prism

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: taylor ()
Date: February 02, 2007 10:49PM

me too!!! taylor

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: March 26, 2007 09:26PM

It's been a while since I last posted....I am easing myself back to raw. I've been eating very little raw. I let the cravings for cooked food and animal take over. I feel so horrible health-wise.

All of my previous issues came back with a vengeance. April is a new start...no more meat. Time for me to read Diet for a New America...to remind myself once again why I became Raw in the first place

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: sachelle ()
Date: March 27, 2007 12:14AM

hey there congrats on your raw start again!! keep up the good work and good luck
love sachelle
xooxoxoxoxoxoxox

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: March 27, 2007 10:43PM

In less than two weeks, I've been in the emergency room...once for severe dehydration and just today...for a mouth/tooth infection. I was put on a combination painkiller (Vicodin/Acetaminophen) and antibiotics.

SAD does NOT do a body good. I feel horrible and sick. I live with a meat-eater and the temptation for cooked foods took me over, like I was possessed. Remind me to stay away from anything isn't fresh or whose name I can't pronounce.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: sachelle ()
Date: March 28, 2007 12:29AM

Hey there...sorry you are having a tough 2 weeks that is rough goig to the ER....well at least you are getting through it you know?? i am happy for you attempting the raw journey again!!! i am here for support if you need it!!!
keep on keepin on with the raw and don't eat anything that isn't fresh and you can't pronounce smiling smiley
take care
love sachelle
xoxoxoxoxoxo

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: earthangel ()
Date: April 15, 2007 08:40PM

hey there...how is life going?? how are things for you?? i hope that you are doing well and smiling!!! take care of you hen worry about other things.....i am here for ya if you need support...take care
love earth angel
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
aka sach

Much peace and love!!!
EarthAngel
Xoxo

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: April 20, 2007 03:29PM

I'm doing ok. Ate more SAD...and promptly got ill. Even Snapple and Green Tea drinks make me nauseous. I try to eat as much raw foods as possible.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/2007 03:32PM by Cypher_X.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: earthangel ()
Date: April 20, 2007 11:11PM

hi there..yay for coming back and letting us know how you are doing!! keep up the hard work and keep trying...don't let some cooked get you down...that is all part of transition!!! so keep at it and don't fret!!! you will be okay...take care...
love earthangel
xoxoxoxoxoxo

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: April 21, 2007 02:09AM

My weakness is Avocado Rolls and Vegetable Rolls. They are SOOO good...but still cooked. If I could find a raw version of them, I'd be real happy!

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: earthangel ()
Date: April 21, 2007 01:18PM

hi there do you mean like nori rolls??? like veggies and avo in the seaweed??? if you do then that is easy they sell raw nori that tastes the same...just get out the veggies and avo prepare them however you want to put them in the roll and roll them up in the seaweed and enjoy......you can also use cauliflower in a food processor till rice like consistancy and use it as the rice...it will even stick together some...so this is a fun fast raw version!! dip them in nama shoyu or braggs with wasabi powder or dry mustard tastes like it as well!!!
good luck hun
hvae a great day
love earth angel
xoxoxoxoxox

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: April 21, 2007 01:29PM

Yeah, nori rolls.

I've heard about using cauliflower in place of the sushi rice. I was thinking about soaking sushi rice and seeing how it comes out.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: earthangel ()
Date: April 21, 2007 01:35PM

the only rice you can soak and eat that is considered both safe and raw is wild grain rice...because in soaking it and sprouting it it actually becomes not a starch....so that is something good to know...so maybe you could soak and sprout that....other rice is not recommended because if i remember correctly it is unsafe to be eaten....same as with a few other things...so i don't suggest it but hey to each his own.....good luck...but try to stick with cauliflower haah
love earth angel
xoxoxoxoxox

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: April 21, 2007 05:57PM

I just came from the mall. Within, theres a supermarket and a Target that I go to often. I had no idea that Target sold smoothie kits (complete with frozen fruit). The smoothie powder does contain casein (I throw that out).

I also purchased nearly a pound of Medjool dates. I don't get them often because of the price ($7.99/lb). But they're really tasty and not super-sweet.

Next week, I'll be taking Alissa Cohen's Raw Food Chef Certification (Level 1). After I'm a certified chef, I'll start fixing delicious raw foods for others (or maybe work in a restaurant).

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: earthangel ()
Date: April 21, 2007 06:10PM

hey there...that is cool you got some smoothie kits where did you find them in target that is awesome i would love to suggest to my mom!!! well hun take care of you and keep up the good work!!!
good luck with the classes that is awesome!!
keep it up!!!
love earth angel
xoxoxoxoxoxxo

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: April 22, 2007 11:25AM

I found the smoothie kits in the grocery section, where the refrigerated foods are. That and the frozen veggies are the only things that they have raw. My locak King Kullen has frozen fruits...but they're too expensive. Usually I go to Pathmark to get my smoothie ingredients.

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: earthangel ()
Date: April 22, 2007 07:30PM

hmm they don't have those things here which is too bad cuz i would love to have checked it out haha...hmm oh well lol......well that is cool they have frozen veggies in case of emergency too huh? that is something i wish my target carried haha.....well keep up the good luck and take care
love earthangel
xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

Much peace and love!!!
EarthAngel
Xoxo

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Re: Cypher_X's Raw Diary
Posted by: Cypher_X ()
Date: April 23, 2007 12:02PM

I just made myself some organic apple/carrot/ginger juice. Today is Day 1 of a 5 day fast (water and juice). I will end my fast right before I leave for my raw chef certification class.

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