Friday, October 12, 2012


Greetings Good People,

Boy, it has been a LONG time since I last wrote~!

Since I fell off of my 3.5 year raw diet (about two years ago), things got progressively worse with my weight and binge eating.  When I was my thinnest raw I was 249 lbs.  When I worked with Doug Graham I weighed 330.  Over the last year, i don't think i've weighed less than 350.  I weighed in this morning at 383.75.  Up until now, 375 had been my highest high with my all-time high of 425 looking like I would approach it soon enough...  My knees were killing me.  My circulation in my right leg had become a serious and dangerous problem.

I am so grateful that I did not let this go any further.  I had been planning on going back to OHI in January, but things became desperate sooner and I saw no hope in sight. All i wanted to do was eat and watch TV.  My leg hurt worse and worse and my body was swelled seriously from water retention.

I think I am the only person in the world who could gain on a Vegetarian diet! Cliff and I have been Vegetarian/Vegan (cooked) for the last 4 months.  My overall fitness level began to seriously decline the worse my water retention and circulatory problems became.

Through all of this desperation, I can now see that God has been at work at my behalf!  He miraculously arranged for me a (very spontaneous and sudden) opportunity to stay at a raw food retreat in Berlin, NJ, only 45 minutes from my home in Philadelphia, PA which i knew previously NOTHING of!!!  God is so good!  This is alot better solution than a 3,000 mile trip to San Diego, and better than OHI in so many ways!  This is only day one and I can't believe my good fortune at finding this amazing place!  I will be here for the next 3 weeks.  I am on a 21 day cleanse program here.  I can't tell you how my heart is singing with PURE RAW JOY that I am here!

The BETTER LIVING LIFESTYLE CENTER is run by a marvelous and wise Medical Doctor (he is an M.D.) who gave up his professional medical practices in Internal Medicine and Plastic heal people naturally with raw food and God's love!

The center also offers vegan cooked programs, but I am on the raw cleanse as it was deemed necessary by the good doctor as this way will certainly set me on the quickest path back on the road to health.

What a blessing it was for someone medical (with scientific evidence from my live blood test) to direct my RAW!  I have belabored on purerawjoy over which plan cures binge eating, what causes binge eating ad infinitum.  I can't express to you the relief to just SURRENDER to this program knowing virtually nothing of it, and then to find that the answers I seek are here!

xoxo michelle joy


Get Skinny, Go Vegan. said...

Good to hear from you!!!! So glad there is some light in your life and that you are embarking on a fresh start!

zen thyroid said...

Yay MJoy so happy to see a post from you and to hear that you have found such a goood place. Always sending you good vibes through cyberspace :) ~Mikelle

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