Happy New Year!!!

Here’s what I’m having today:

Breakfast:  Green Magma Plus.  1 scoop Sun Warrior Raw Protein Powder, (vanilla), 8 oz blueberries and banana, 1  T maca powder, 1 T stevia, 1 T c hia seeds blended in about 16 oz water….oh, and a scoop of Irish Moss.  (it’s a sea weed that you work with to make a gel….I tried it yesterday and it seemed to give me extra energy….I’ll see if I feel the same today).

Lunch:  2 C carrot and celery juice, 1/2 sweet potato juiced, 1 apple juiced, 1 lemon juiced….peel and all.  1 scoop Sun Warrior Raw Protein Powder, chocolate, 1 T chia seeds, 1 T Irish Moss.

Dinner:  3 C carrot, celery, beet and tomato juice, (I will heat it just to warm on the stove and add garlic, 1 t miso paste, 1/2 t raw honey, 1/2 T raw apple cider vinegar, sea salt, cayenne pepper), 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 T chia, 1 T Irish Moss.

I’m starting with a 3 day juice fast, it re-boots the system and makes it easier to transition.  There are buckwheat groats, sunflower seeds and a spicy seed mixture  sprouting in my laundry room to be ready for Wednesday.  There is also a jar of quinoa “rejuvelac” fermenting on my counter.   See you tomorrow, have a great day!


Day 17 of the Daniel Fast

Wow, I can’t believe it’s this far already!  I feel really good, I’m still going through book after book…at least one a day…on raw food and the Bible….especially the book of Romans….and in particular number 8….I think that I’ve read that every day this week…very, very, very inspirational!!!!  I’ve also read Daniel on fasting several times….I have the stuff I like highlighted….and Proverbs…what ever day it is, that’s the number I read.  I’ve gone to my meditation group twice….I need to make sure that I go to that at least once a week…..I just function so much better when I do….all the time, not just during fasting.  It’s amazing, the spiritual connection I feel to God when I do this….like why would I ever want to go back to “normal”?

Work wise….I am back in real estate and my first listing will be my own property up north….hopefully by Monday for the holiday weekend.  I attuned it to Reiki about 4 years ago when I was first learning how to do it and since that time we’ve put it on the market to sell with 4 different realtors.  There were 2 easements on it that the neighbor in front of us was using to try and claim access to our property….he didn’t have any rights but was able to cause confusion with them…for others and us.  He would tell people that we had a public access through our yard and direct them through it, he put boats in our yard, other debris, he left junk boats in the water….it was quite a night mare dealing with this guy, but he now stays completely off of our property.  The fence lines were off too making our yard appear smaller than it was, (we have a privacy fence that blocks the view of his place from ours….which is absolutely beautiful, clean and tidy)….and this man lives just about as messy and dirty and lazy as anyone I’ve ever seen….do you remember Fred Sandford from Sanford and Son?  Well, I think he’s related to my neighbor.  If that wasn’t enough to scare people off….and we’ve had people who were very interested but walked away due to him….he would come out and tell people that he had a law suit against us because of the easements…not when we were there of course….and there isn’t one….the police did come out and have a talk with him about it.  It’s been both interesting and frustrating dealing with him for us and the realtors…..the solution….we just kept dropping the price….we do live in Michigan too where the market has been not so good over all anyway….but I believe that we would have sold it already if it were not for him.

About a month or so ago I felt like I needed to attune it again so I did.  Since that time, we found a great local builder that quite honestly we just contacted to re do the fence so that the lines would be proper….and to more define the yard, especially the “non public access” and give more privacy from the road and man in front.  To do that I contacted the surveyor to re establish the stakes.  I also contacted Consumers…the owner of one of the easements to see about putting the fence over their easement….and was not only able to do that but got directed to the right people and actually had it completely removed from the property!  (I also met a neat lady in the process who loved this site….she’s the one who helped the most : )  The other easement in question….not by us but by the man in front,(we had 2 attorney’s look at it and determine that it was only for our use)….will be able to be much more clear to the average Joe looking at the survey….it will actually be consolidated and not even on the survey….no more confusion : )  This may sound easy,(and it has been), but it’s been through 3 attorneys, a title company and 4 realtors prior to being attuned….and it was anything but easy.  Another very nice thing was the other things the builder was able to accomplish that in my mind were just pipe dreams and really gave it the wow factor.  God is now in charge and we’re just taking the next step.  I’m putting this out there now because I believe that this is a part of my calling….to work with the energy of properties and balance them for the current people, as well as the past and future.  I have seen some amazing things happen as a result of attuning properties to Reiki and cleansing the energy….but this is the first that is going out on record….and as it’s happening…..hopefully the first of many wonderful, exciting stories….I will keep you posted.

Day 9 of the Daniel Fast

I finally did find the post I wrote on Cinco De Mayo….but it’s close to the one I wrote the next day.  The juice fast was very cleansing….although I did get really hungry on the 3 rd day…for dinner I included 2 slices of Ezekiel bread with 1/8 of an avocado.  Physically I feel good, I’ve been having trouble with having energy crashes in the afternoon just after lunch….but I get up at 6 am after staying up until 11pm….when I sleep naturally….or wake up naturally….I seem to be like clockwork with 8 hours….during the week, it’s 7 so I do get behind anyway.  Yesterday though, I did get a bit run down but popped right back up and was fine.  I usually lay down for 15 or 20 minutes in the afternoon if I can….and thanks God….usually I can.  Emotionally and mentally I feel very even keeled, in the past I’ve gotten “ah ha” moments while doing this….nothing so far but that’s not so bad.  I am really drawn to raw foods again to the point of that is all I want to read about, watch, research….and of course experiment with new recipes : )  I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go all raw due to the protein….but maybe…..I’m used to living on yogurt for my protein and have had none of that during this fast….I’m mostly eating hemp protein and soy milk smoothies, sprouted lentils, (they’re raw), soy nut butter and re-fried beans…fat free of course…..and OMG….have I got a recipe coming for you!!!!  Spiritually, this goes with the raw food living too….I feel more grounded but at the same time more elevated and connected with God.  I went to my meditation group on Wednesday and I haven’t been in a few weeks….it was like I heard God say, “Would you like a spiritual experience out of the fast or not?”  I said YES, YES, I definitely would!  The meditation was awesome, I had trouble staying in my body…and sense I was sitting in a chair and didn’t think that the lady next to me would appreciate me plopping onto her…I made sure that I stayed in my body : )  I do need to exercise more though…I’ve been doing a yoga/pilates combination on my own for about a month but I’m not really getting my heart rate up, the weather has been horrible….but now it’s looking good so I’m going to get out there and walk…power walk….in the beautiful sunshine!  But for now, I have a list of things to complete first….adios amigos!

Happy Anniversary to my Hun !!!

Eric and I have been married for 22 years today.  One thing that we both find amazing is how cold and snowy it is every year on our anniversary, on our wedding day though, it was sunny and in the mid 60’s, it was absolutely gorgeous out.  Thanks God : )

I’ve been staying around 75% raw thinking I should go 100%….the addictive and compulsive nature in me wants the highest and best feeling I can get as quickly as I can get it : )  If a little bit feels good….lets bring on a truck load, right?  I sprouted some wheat berries though and just couldn’t pick them over my oat bran…I did load it with blueberries and sprouted lentils though…it is actually pretty good….then sprinkled with 1 Tbs of peanuts and 1/2 c of vanilla soy milk.  I do feel good, my weight is down, (not that that is my goal…it just happens with the raw food….then I get more raw food : ), and my energy is up….still doing the Pepsi Max though too.  I was reading about phenylalanine last week….it’s an amino acid….and thought that I may be deficient in it so I bought some from the health food store….then read some more…..I found that it is the primary ingredient in aspartame….I took the phenylalanine back….but now I’m wondering if I’m so attracted to the Pepsi Max for that missing amino acid….am I looking for justification to continue?  Maybe, but maybe not : )  I love to read about these things anyway though and this will give me a purpose.

Last night at meditation…we usually do two….a short one in the beginning followed by discussion then a longer one at the end.  During the first one I realized that this has become normal for me….and I’m really glad that this is normal, (meditation)….but I used to really look forward to it…the day before I would start thinking about it, the day of I would really start looking forward to it….it’s a mystical, magical experience….it’s spending time with God on such a personal and profound level….the joy and amazement I would feel toward it was so profound….I was getting the privilege to enter into a realm that was special….I was going into “the secret place”, I still am.  What really caught my attention though was the question, “How did I go from feeling like that to taking it for granted?”

When Eric and I were dating we spent every waking moment possible together, we lived on very little sleep or food, we were always in close physical contact with each other.  When we were apart all I could think about is when we would be together again….and he did the same with me.  We were in a bubble, our own magical wonderful world where everything and everyone was beautiful.  Then I asked myself again, “How did it go from that to taking him for granted”? We’ve had two really awesome kids, we’ve had to deal with losing quite a few people, blending and adapting our separate lives into one….and that has been quite painful at times….we’ve had 22…24 years if you count dating….of learning lessons….and I know that we’re not done…but it is much easier.  Now it’s an incredibly strong and loving bond that has a security and excitement to keep moving forward….I am so grateful for what we have, what we’ve gone through and what lies ahead of us.

I don’t want to take Eric or God or the other important people in my life for granted.  I’m grateful for the familiarity and the security…..but I don’t want to lose the wonder, the magic or the thrill….I am blessed beyond belief….and I never want to forget that for a second!

Obsessed about raw again

I have been obsessed about raw food living again.  I’ve been staying about 50% or more raw most of the time, but I want that free feeling that I had before, that magical connection….and the energy.  For the past few days I think that I’ve been closer to 80% raw and want to do at least that and maybe a little more….but I want to leave it open for going to restaurants and outings where I can stay mostly raw but still have a life with others….my food plan is so strict anyway….and I don’t mind a bit, it’s also as freeing as it is strict.  I called a place where they teach classes, there was a raw gourmet cooking class available over a long weekend, the problem is that a lot of those recipes are loaded in nuts or honey or dates or all and more….so that won’t work.  I’ve been pretty lucky though with coming up with or finding recipes that are really good.   There’s just something about eating that way that feels so loving and nurturing….probably because it really is more loving and nurturing….although my family wouldn’t agree….and I’m sure there would be a big protest if I started giving them raw everything : )  Brett’s home for a few days and was just totally against trying some vegetarian dishes….I swear he was born 40….all set in his ways….but he does come around some….he’s drinking organic milk at least and eats salads every day : )  Alexis and Eric are easier to get to try things.

As much as I love reading all of the stories and research from other people about raw food living….and I do….reading my own blog from spring of 08 was really inspiring….because I lived it, felt it and could relive it reading it….so I want to do that again.

Tomorrow I am going to eat:

4 oz sprouted lentils, 1 C soy milk, 1/2 C oat bran, (I have wheat berries ready for sprouting but that will take a few days), 8 oz blueberries, 1 T peanuts, (green drink, lemon-these will be 20 minutes before my meal-alone), stivia and cinnamon.  Vitamins and minerals

Salsa salad, 8 oz yogurt with 2 T sugar free syrup, stevia, raw cacao

Nearly raw chili with the yogurt again

I hope this goes at least as well as it did before if not better.  This time I don’t drink coffee but I have gotten in the habit of drinking Diet Pepsi Max in the afternoon….I would like to release that….but not this week I have too much going on and that would effect me badly…..well, just for the next couple of days really….I’ll think about that after tomorrow.

Upcoming classes

We just posted the upcoming classes available in the fall.  The ones held last year were a lot of fun.  If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you!  Click here for more information or click on the “Classes” link on the Happy2BeMe.com website.

April 30, 2009

Brett’s home safe.  Eric and Alexis went to get him last night….we were going to get him today….and today is gorgeous out side….they moved him in the rain last night….but now they get to go golfing instead.  I’ve done about 4 loads of laundry….I think Brett just quit doing it a few months ago….he said a couple of weeks, but….I don’t know….it’s okay for now, I’m happy that he’s home.  Poor Alexis still had to go to school, we were going to let her come with us today…but it’s all done….she’s been texting me….and at least negotiated some Diet Pepsi Max….My dad was a professional negotiator….no joke, he was a mediator….both my kids seemed to pick up that trait : )

I didn’t go last night because I was in class.  Meditation class….I love it!  Last year around this time I did the raw food fast and this year it has been vegan….with a lot of that being raw….obviously if you’ve been reading my blog.  Last year I had some interesting emotions come up and out….this year it’s been pretty mellow but there’s a blissful expectancy.

I feel really lucky with the program that I’m in….it’s spiritual, mental, emotional and physical.  It seems like I take care of an issue on one of these levels and it effects all the others….they are all in sync….or all off….what ever you prefer….I prefer in sync.  I’ve been reading “Raw Emotions” by Angela Stokes (She went totally raw when she was over 300 lbs….but still had the obsession with the sugars and processed foods….an amazing transformation), and watched Oprah yesterday, (Kirstie Alley was on and gained all her weight back….I would love for her to learn about this sugar/flour obsession).  You don’t have to be a labeled compulsive eater….that’s what I am….to have a problem with sugar and flour or reap the rewards of obstaining from it….I read so much that it’s a drug….the drug of choice for many….and it’s such a trap and such a prison….and we think it’s our reward.  I am so grateful that it’s necessary for me to stay away from it….otherwise I would forever trying to figure it into my eating….hey, that’s what I did do and why I don’t do that anymore ; ).  I like living like this….I like it a lot!

I just want to add also that getting here to this point hasn’t been just one thing.  For me it’s been the 12 step groups, meditation…years and years of meditation….but I love it…now there’s a drug for me : )….church, (tv and in real life) , the people that God has put into my life….they’re always just the right ones you know….even….maybe especially the ones who we think are there to drive us nuts ; )….we learn some valuable lessons from them…and they stick….and it doesn’t drive us nuts anymore when we learn them.  What led me to everything I needed?  The 3rd and 7th step prayers….and I still say them every day.

Food yesterday was:

1/4 C oat bran, pina colada smoothie, green drink, oil pill, multi vitamin/mineral.

16 oz Butternut Squash soup – Indian Style…1/2 raw and 1/2 cooked, 1 slice sprouted bread with 1/4 avocado, 1 oz puffed wheat with 1 C soy milk, 4 oz pineapple, 1/2 banana.

16 oz awesome rawsome salad with corn and 1/4 avocado, Chocolate/peanut butter smoothie.

Exercise was Pilates and a lot of spring cleaning….I’m going to do more of that….I just found out that our neighborhood garage sale is next Friday and I have a lot of things to get rid of…big things….will that equal big money?  I hope so….because then I can buy more things….my grandma used to tell me, “We need people like you Sandee….you keep our economy going”….let’s all get out there and do our parts to keep this economy alive : )