Sooner State Rebooters Created By RadioMan001
10/26/2014 08:11 PM
Sooner State Rebooters is an Oklahoma-based group for all Oklahomans contemplating or following a Reboot of any duration. No matter where you live in the Sooner State, or who you cheer on when Bedlam rolls around, here is where you'll find others pursuing more energy, weight loss and overall better health through Rebooting! We're all somewhere in the process of Rebooting, and changing our lives for the better. Sharing encouragement, recipes, tips and sources of produce, and camraderie for what we're doing is what you'll find when you join us here! Hope to hear from y'all soon!
Sooner State Rebooters
Sooner State Rebooters Created By RadioMan001
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Hi group members. I am a stay at home mom living in Prattville (Sand Springs). I have 5 kids ranging from 30 years old to 12 years old and currently have 2 grandchildren I take care of on a daily basis as well (ages 7 & 6 years old). I still have 3 of my 5 still living at home. I home school and do not work any longer. Former cancer patient and all the wonderful unhealthy things going on in my body that overweight gives you (high blood pressure, etc).
I am going on 50 years old. I need to loose at least 100 lbs. I have no thyroids, two of my parathyroids are gone, I have no ovaries and no uterus. I haven't started juicing yet but getting prepared so I can start soon. Looking for information and great tasting juice recipes to keep me going for the long road ahead. Any suggestions are welcomed.
Sooner State Rebooters, and its sister group Oklahoma Rebooters were started for several reasons. Both were purposed to provide those coming to rebootwithjoe.com from Oklahoma groups specifically focused on their location, with the potential of intercommunication among folk located in the same "neck of the woods". And the possibility of them being able to communicate in "real time" outside all things dot com. Being able to readily contact locally someone else who is pursuing the same thing as you is a really good thing, on many levels. With the advent of so many internet offerings for social interaction, and the sheer anonymity of participation not so much of an issue, it seems that dashing off an email, a tweet, or posting on Facebook seems more "warm and fuzzy" than ever before. But consider this, please. There are some of us who gather ourselves with others at a location reasonably close to all, and share some really great and momentous things. Religious services, sporting events, groups of various sort are avenues where like-minded individuals find others to share, interact with, give as well as gain encouragement and strength to and from. To a certain extent all these actions supersede and exceed the mereness of what can be done online, and very tangible exchanges of many good things takes place. A mailed, handwritten letter, or a telephone call still seem to say so tremendously "you matter that much to me".
One small example? I grow a garden of some sort each year. The soil of my garden produces in magnificent abundance all things squash, cucumbers and zucchini, along with a healthy amount of tomatoes and peppers. Because these are produced in much greater number than my wife and I are able to consume, others around us know that if they want, we are happy to give out of our surplus whatever our garden grows. Because we deliberately use natural, organic means in our care of our garden sheerly for our own benefit, what others receive from us has the same benefits. I would personally be delighted to share my extra produce with both groups participants Oklahoma and Sooner State Rebooters if for nothing more than to defray some of the cost of good produce. Depending on where we decide to gather (notice I said WE- this is a collective decision- after all, we don't live in the same subdivision...), I will bring my stuff for whoever wants. Kinda hard to tweet a zucchini...
All contact information shared among participants in Oklahoma and Sooner State Rebooters groups is considered voluntary. I posted my information to respondants here first, in the hopes that we could start communicating among each other, and keeping each other apprised of where to get quality produce at good prices, encouraging each other and maybe engaging in some friendly competition to some extent, as all would decide on.
After watching "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" the first time, I feel that folks in Guthrie, Oklahoma featured in Joe's travels did the rest of us an injustice. I for one do not intend to die "a happy fat guy". I would rather live a healthier life, with moderation in all things as my "guiding star", and enjoy what time is ahead. There is so much to life that we can make so much better, if we only choose to do so. In Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" she sings: "One is only poor, only if they choose to be." I more than believe that. While there are some things we can't change- our genetics, some situations we face, and the results of previous poor choices, we remain free to choose again, and for the better. In the afterword in Joe's book "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" Dean Ornish, M.D. said something that sticks with me:
"Love is more sustainable than fear."
Indeed, "perfect Love casts out fear".
May we all come to the knowledge of that love, find and make happen our better choices.
Hello everyone - I am Jon and just joined this group...I've been a member for about 9 months but.....procrastinated....support is a great thing....so keep pushing! I have a ton of little mantras and my latest is for whenever I drive by a fast food joint. I say to myself "Its a place that serves poison and I used to actually pay for that poison!"....
Bella I had a lot of wasted food the first couple of weeks until I really got a handle on how much I needed of the different things. I have a master list of the things that I use all the time and I take inventory of what all I have before I go to the store and note it on the list. This isn't cheap but if you're like me and used to buy a lot of meat, convenience foods and fast food then paying for this instead of those things isn't much more expensive. The people that have it the hardest are those who still have to buy all that other stuff for their family plus the stuff for juicing. If you're in that boat I feel for ya! My family all went on juice fast with me the first time. This time they aren't going to be just juicing but they will drink juice once or twice a day and have a vegan or plant-based meal as well. So it still isn't too bad on my grocery budget:)
Okay everyone, my shopping is done and I'm already to start tomorrow woohoo!!!! I really didn't know how much to buy,.... I bought a lot. I wonder how expensive this will be??
Wow there really are some Okies here?! I'm so excited! I'm in Sapulpa so I'm kind of between you guys KIMMERIE and BELLA. I actually lived in Mounds for a while a few years ago and I've lived in Tulsa too:)
I started my first juice fast back in August and I'm starting a (minimum) 30 day on March 1st. So glad to see ya'll here! Good luck on starting your very first juice fast. It's quite an experience. I corrected a whole load of medical conditions so hang in there. It is worth every bit of effort.
Tulsa here!!! Starting Sat 03/01/14
Hello! I'm outside of Mounds, Ok. Nice to see a group for us okies! haha. I'm starting my first fast this Saturday with the support of my family. A friend of mine has been trying to get me to watch FSND for a little over a year and after watching it a few months ago, I knew I had to try this. I'm looking forward to having the energy back. Most of my friends call my the youngest 90 year old because I'm the first to bail on every event since I have no energy.
My dad is joining me for my fast and I really hope it benefits us both. We both have some not so fun medical conditions and after consulting with my doctor I really think this will help. As long as I can keep myself in check haha.
I'm also a cowboy fan! I'm an Oklahoma transport, born/raised in Northern Cali but have immense oklahoma love!
Hi Mark! I'm near Tulsa. I thought about starting a group for Okies but I haven't seen anyone else from Oklahoma on here til you except for a couple called Wilson who started but then decided it wasn't right for them and left. Maybe some more will come out of the woodwork eventually;o) After the way the folks from Guthrie acted in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I figure we Okies have something to prove! JUICE ON!
Oh and I started this in August. I juice fasted for about 3 weeks and I've been juicing and eating plant-based together since then and I've lost 65lbs so far. I've also corrected a whole bunch of health conditions. I have a blog at http://brandnewnatshell.blogspot.com/ and I have a group for people with 100lbs or more to lose called Saying Goodbye to 100lbs or More. I have started making videos at the request of some friends but they aren't exactly anything to write home about. LOL My channel is under Michaele Menges. (Real name is Natalie Michaele... Natshell.)
Oh and, for the record, I am Cowboys all the way. I went to OSU from 1982-1987. I bleed orange. I'm also a Broncos fan so it works out;o)
Welcome to Sooner State Rebooters!! If you're in Oklahoma, and contemplating or following a Reboot of any duration, chime in here! Let us know what you're up to, and where you're at in Rebooting. Please feel welcome to share your experiences, triumphs and trials, and make this your Group! If you have tips, recipes, or information about good sources of produce, locally or otherwise, let us know! Make this Group about you. We are all in the process of Rebooting, and "the human adventure is just beginning"! Hope to hear from you soon!
Mark, a.k.a RadioMan001