La Vida Raq

So its been awhile since I’ve even been to this blog. I have in the meantime changed a few things. Eating vegan being one of them. Maybe even the most important of the changes. Funny how people react when you tell them you have changed your diet. It’s like you changed religions. Yeah, that dramatic. The first question? Where do you get your protein? Amazing.. However just changing your diet and omitting meat and dairy doesn’t mean you will lose weight. Imagine that. My husband of course lost more weight than I could ever hope to. Hate him. Well, not really. But, I hate the inequality of the male, female losing weight stuff. Not fair! He eats bread, daily. Has tea with honey and oatmeal with agave sweetener. He still loses weight. Me? Not so much.

I started reading Dr Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live. I found I was going about it all wrong.  Of course I am.  Isn’t that what the hubby has been saying for awhile now? Yeah, he’s pretty smug right now.  Then while looking through The Dr’s website, read that quite a few of the people had watched the movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. I checked out Netflix, and guess what was there? Yup, I watched it. It moved me. Moved me so much that I went out bought a juicer and some fresh veggies. I have been pouring over the website for Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, in order to get ready to fire it up. So that’s why I’m here again. I plan on checking in here, as I go about this journey. I want to be a realist about this and take it one day at a time. However I hope I can do this for awhile. Five days is my first goal. I am hoping to go on until I lose the weight I want. 70 pounds. Yes 70. Then I hope to continue on eating a plant based diet. From what I have read so far, the first 3 days will be the worst. I have a cup of coffee every morning so caffeine will be a withdrawal as well as sugar. If you’ve done this reboot, watched this movie (which I highly recommend) or just plain have something to enlighten me with please do. It would be great to have a buddy to start this with as well. So if you’re about to start your own reboot let me know. Here goes everything 🙂

So I just wanted to add:

I decided to get the juices ready for tomorrow, since I get up pretty early.  It was quite a chore and a mess.  I hope to get better and faster at it. It also takes quite a bit of veggies to make a drink.  The taste? Well, I am pleasantly surprised.  I made the Joe’s Mean Green juice and the Peach Pie juice.  I had read where some find the Mean Green one strong.  I liked it!  We shall see how it goes tomorrow.

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Recent finds

I hit a small sale, ok its where that last estate sale was. I saw a sign in the same vicinity and thought hey! Could it be? Well yes, yes it was. The same place as that estate sale from a few weeks ago. They even remembered me. How could they not, the crazy lady that wants rocks. They had found a few small vials with rocks and an old tumbler with some slightly tumbled stones. There was also a box of different stages of tumbling grit and a couple of very cool books. The books are pretty old but one of them is a book on where to find different rock in California. Its really interesting and hopefully will lead me to some great finds. I took it all of course.. here are some pics.


If you happen to know what the green cabs are leave me a comment or send me a note. I’d love to know. Thanks for coming by!