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  • eebz2000

    6 months ago


    Well! Seems i have come full-circle. After yet another failed juicing attempt, I convinced myself that some kind of transition would be a good idea (At least till my diabetic blood sugars stabilised). Of course, like I needed reminding, transitions don't work for me (Not at the moment, anyhow).



    I convince myself that I can eat healthy, whole, cooked Vegan meals to supplement the juicing, but it always ends the same way i.e I end up feeling really whacked out after a meal (Even healthy stuff can be an issue with unmedicated diabetes), then I swear that "tomorrow" the juicing will definitely work, and that leads to me allowing myself just one more 'last supper'.



    If weight-loss were my only goal, I'd give myself a bit more of a break. But my health is so bad, and if I keep this up I will be no more.



    As of tomorrow, I have 30 days till my parents come over to visit me (We live in different countries). They are so desperately worried about my health, and I would really love for them to come here and not have their time ruined by me dragging myself 'round like some depressed lump :( While I do need to make changes for myself, it is definitely a good motivator to inspire me.



    So, back here, because eating cooked food takes a lot of control. I am not a binge-eater, I am a wrong-food eater. That healthy plan quickly becomes a healthy non-plan.



    Juicing is something that I don't have the willpower for, in the face of bad-food addictions. The amount of juice I have to consume to stave off hunger leaves my blood sugars wrecked. And staving off hunger is going to be my main focus. My priority is to keep my body loaded on good fuel and nutrients, and avoid hunger at all costs (at least, initially). In a healthier past I have been no stranger to raw cleanses, master cleanses, water-fasts etc, so I am not fearful of hunger. But at this point in my life, especially with the influence of diabetes, hunger is not my friend. I often find that I allow myself to go hungry right to the point that I get low-sugars, then I lose all sense of control, and well... Even if I don't lose a pound of weight (I am sure I will), I will eat when I am hungry. The priority is to get my insane blood-pressure levels down first, as that is the most potentially fatal issue. Then, if the sugars aren't improving off the bat, I will work on those. At that point i should have some kind of rhythm going, and so will be able to cut back on calories/sugars if needed, without everything going to sh*t!



    Will try to keep posting here regularly, if not daily. See you in the morning :)

  • eebz2000

    8 months ago


    Merry whatever-you-celebrate, folks :)



    My Xmas prezzie to myself, this year: HEALTH!! New Year seems just too long to wait :)



    Update coming soon...

  • 4fasting

    10 months ago


    Good morning raw fooders...I probably shouldn't be here as I'm juicing but I can so relate to many of the posts below. I love eating raw but have eaten too many of the high fat foods which can make raw really delish....like the kind you find in most raw food restaurants...high nuts, seeds, avocado, oil.. I've limited the nuts/seed and no longer use oil. Right now I'm on a 30 juice journey but I will be returning to raw as my way of life when I complete my juice fast. So I will probably join you here in 26 days. Raw is a beautiful way of life,....much success to each of you.



    Leslie.,.I love Robby and Cyrus from Mastering Diabetes. I don't have diabetes but I have learned so much about how our bodies work and how it relates to the food we eat. I always watch their seminars. I also make a mean tofu sanny and great vegan chili burritos..I continue to make those yummy foods for others.



    Hope to join you folks when I complete this juice fast adventure!

  • Leslie

    11 months ago


    Hello all, i made some awesome vegan meals at my parents, I made breakfast burritos one morning and I made them smaller than the recipe said but one was enough for me for breakfast with fruit. I made more and froze them for my mom to feed to my day as she recuperates from her surgery. I also made a vegan egg salad which was delicious.

  • eebz2000

    1 year ago


    Starting Stats:



    Blood Pressure: 181/129/97



    Blood Sugar: 234



    Weight: 118.3kg



    :( :(

  • Onewiththeforce

    11 months ago

    Don't know what any of the measurements mean but I sowwy you sad eebz2000.

  • eebz2000

    11 months ago

    Thanks OWTF! The numbers are really bad. However, my living and job situations have both taken a turn for the worse over the last couple of days. I'm feeling a little 'under' it at the moment. Might not be around for a little while.

  • Onewiththeforce

    11 months ago

    Okay eebz200, I'm not leaving this group so I'll be here when you come back. Wishing you the best. :)

  • Leslie

    11 months ago

    You can do this eebz2000, start doing some walking it is one of the best things you can do for diabetes. Even if you can just walk around the couch once, or down to the end of your driveway that is a start. Look online for Mastering diabetes Cyrus and Robbie are inspiring people and they work to get diabetics healthy with diet. Sorry about the living and job situations as well. Wishing you the best!

  • Leslie

    1 year ago


    Well today was good i got to run this morning early, I have most of my clothes packed I need to spiralize zucchini for my parents dinner tomorrow I already made pasta sauce. I made vegan egg salad sandwiches for lunch today, yum, and we went for dinner out today. I plan to make an awesome tomato cucumber salad for them also which my mom would eat 24/7 because she is a grazer and eats small amts all day.



    I look forward to going home but I am sure when I get there I will be worried. Right this minute she is driving me crazy about getting her help when I have been trying to get her to see she needs help and to arrange things when I got here 10 days ago!

  • eebz2000

    1 year ago


    All juices ready for tomorrow morning. Will post starting stats when get up. :)

  • Leslie

    1 year ago


    Here is a link to the burrito recipe should you want to give it a try Loaded vegan breakfast burritos

  • Leslie

    1 year ago


    Hi I thought I would join this group to get inspired on my own raw vegan journey. I have spent the last few months exercising by walking 5-6 miles just about daily, and have been running now for the same 5-6 miles every day except the last week and 1/2 since I am caring for my elderly parents. When I stick to the raw food vegan plan I see my weight drop 0.2-0.3 most days. I have been at a standstill for the last month due to stress in my life and probably eating more than I should. I am hoping by mid October to be back on track after a return from a vacation trip early October. I look forward to reading your posts and maybe getting some of your recipes that you find are good for repetition, as you build your menu plans.



    Sunday I made Vegan Breakfast Burritos from the Edgy Veg's book She has a few recipes on YouTube, but not this one in her book. She says it is a two burrito recipe in the book however, I made 2 for us to eat and put 4 more in the freezer for when I leave so my mom can give them to my dad for breakfast, pretty much everything I have made that was supposed to be saved for another day when I leave they have eaten the entire thing because they loved the food.



    Anyway for an easy dinner I bake a red or golden potato, spray on some liquid aminos, cover with steamed vegetables, beans, or chili. I also make large salads and eat the entire thing since calorie density means I can have lots of vegetables to fill up with and consume limited calories. I like to have juices on occasion, my fave for watermelon season is watermelon/fennel juice. Quick and easy to make. I am trying to stay away from all processed vegan food most days, because raw is better for weight loss, however I made Vegan pizza, vegan pasta with spiralized zucchini noodles, homemade pasta sauce in which I cooked some other vegetables until they were tender yet with some crunch, vegetable soup, carrot ginger soup, and portobello mushroom burgers. I want to try out the eggless egg salad sandwich tomorrow. I learned from the edgy veg that adding a small amount of black salt to tofu makes the tofu smell more like egg. And it was delicious. I started a thread here Juicing and feasting you are welcome to join or stop by any time to share your wisdom.

  • Onewiththeforce

    1 year ago

    Welcome to the group Leslie! Those burritos look yummy!

  • Soose

    1 year ago


    @eebz. I missed something. I remembered the ear infection. What is it with your lower extremities?



    So you're going all juice-only for now til you meet your weight goal? I'll see you back over on the juicing lists.



    I'm trying to do the stretches, too. Often thru the day. I kind of follow this lady who runs programs here in the US... "Aging Backwards" she calls it. Miranda Esmonde-White's stretching workouts on Youtube.

  • eebz2000

    1 year ago

    @Soose: By "lower extremities" I was referring to the tendonitis/bursitis condition that I've had for the last couple of months. It put me out of work, and Ive been trying to recover so that I can start working again. Each time I've felt close to getting back to strength I've suffered a setback, which, as I said, I think I can attribute to the compromised joint/tendon no longer being able to support me at my current weight.

    There is a much longer story about how I've had to relearn to walk, changing my gait etc, but I won't bore you with it. Suffice to say, I'm actually glad for the injury as it's led to me correcting alignment issues that left unaddressed could have caused much bigger problems in future.

    I don't think the lump is going to disappear, despite the major swelling clearing almost entirely. However, with a push/pull plan (Losing weight at the same time as strengthening the joint/tendon), I think I will be able to get back to work, and be more able to endure the extremely hard nature of the job.

    So! Juice only, for the moment. I would like to drop another 10-15 kilos with juicing, and then re-assess. I want to lose enough to help the recovery, but I am trying to be careful not to go too far, too quickly. At some point, I will switch back to a plan that lets me lose the rest of the weight at a much slower pace. As it it, my parents might be coming out to visit me. If it happens, it will be in about 4 weeks. That would be a perfect time to cross back into a slower plan, so I can enjoy cooking for them when they are here. That would also tie in with me needing to get back to work.

    I figure I will have a few weeks to juice, if it works out. Of course, if at any moment I feel confident that I can do the raw, whole-foods thing without being tempted off the wagon, then I may transition back.

    That's the plan!

    Also, thanks for the link. I am planning on teaching my parents some mobility exercises while they are here, and this could be something I incorporate. Will check it out.

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