Thursday, September 30, 2010

9News Interview

I was interviewed in July by Kim Christiansen of 9News in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October. This afternoon, a portion of that interview was aired during the 4 p.m. news hour. Click here if you're interested in watching it.

Food Food Food

I guess it's time to let you know how I'm surviving the diet. I'm in my third month now, and although I can't claim to have been a perfect raw vegetarian, I've done reasonably well. It's true that my taste buds have begun to change, and I appreciate things that would have been disgustingly tasteless to me before. I had become too accustomed to my overuse of salt. I've been drinking about 12 ounces of freshly made spinach-romaine lettuce-carrot juice 3 times each day. Several of the symptoms that were associated with the Tamoxifen I take daily have now significantly diminished. I sleep much better, and my energy has recently surged. I'm glad to have visible results from this new way of eating. Otherwise, it would be very hard to stick to veggies, sprouts, and occasional salmon.

Sometime in the last month, I became very discouraged by not being able to anticipate my meals. It truly made me angry. After some time of feeling sorry for myself, and I remembered a Bible verse my mother quoted to me regularly when I was a child. I think I remembered it because I was quoting it to one of my children. Do all things without complaining and arguing - Philippians 2:14. That verse has taken on a new life for me and I've been trying to practice it.