Nine months aka 39 weeks!
Long enough to have a baby!

I got to bed just a little after 11 which is ‘way too late. About 5, I woke up and went to the bathroom. The alarm went off before I got back to bed. I was still too sleepy to stay up so I asked the Lord to wake me in an hour and lay down. He didn’t see fit to so I got up at 6:30. As a result, I didn’t have time to exercise and tomorrow is my Day of Rest. Not a good situation but better than it used to be when I didn’t have the energy to do anything but drag around.

Breakfast was OJ and a banana/spinach smoothie. Break was an orange. I had taken some grapes to have after my smoothie but I didn’t get a chance to eat them until lunch. I had a banana/peach/romaine smoothie for lunch, then the grapes, then two Campari tomatoes.

I was power-walking in the hall today when the administrative secretary saw me. She’s the one who has lost by cutting back on what she eats but she doesn’t seem to have a whole lot more energy. I think she thought my power-walking was funny but I had to burn the energy some way.

A nurse who used to work at the hospital dropped in for a short visit. He said, “Every time I see you, there’s less of you to see!” I told him that was the plan. Actually, it isn’t just to lose weight but to be as healthy as I can be. I don’t want to spend my retirement years in doctors’ offices and hospitals. By the time I get there, I should be well on my way to optimal health.

I dropped the bulletins by the church on my way home. I usually set up the organ and practice for awhile but I won’t be playing tomorrow so I didn’t.

When I got home, I fixed myself a banana/blueberry/spinach smoothie. Later on, I made some Swamp Soup. This time, I used a large stalk of celery instead of the celery “salt”. Roger would be proud. It was as good as usual.

All said and done, I had considerably more than a gallon of green smoothies. Breakfast was about five cups, lunch was the same or more, supper was just about a quart each so I had something like a gallon and a pint. I’m bursting with nutrition!

One of the girls had brought in a Kraft food & family magazine and they couldn’t believe that absolutely nothing in it tempted me. They were moaning and groaning over the recipes and I could see that cooked (and baked) food is an addiction. People will deny it is, but try to get them to eat raw fruit and veggies instead and they think you’re crazy. I thought my daughter was when she mentioned it to me for the first time so I know whereof I speak.

Roger sent out his newsletter and included a testimonial for the optimal raw food diet from Raspberry, one of my friends on the forum. She has lost 60 pounds. At one time (I didn’t know this) she had had to use a motorized wheelchair to get around because of the pain in her knees. Now she walks and uses her Precor, takes care of the kids–and her husband cooks for himself and them because he likes her so much better when she eats raw. When she used to fall off the wagon and eat cooked, they could tell because she’d get “cranky”. She’ll be running marathons one of these days!

I’m going to get to bed at a reasonable hour tonight! I just know it! Twinkle is already in her bed and has a medallion and a half of raw lamb available.

Happy Sabbath, everyone!

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