MMM #20 – Continued!

May 29th, 2011 - filed under: Furthermore » Monday Monthly Mission

Nothing is safe from the jaws of my juicer. Those carrot tops never had a chance!

Did you wonder where the wrap up was last Thursday?!

Well, it’s like this. I’m still working like mad on this uncook book, so I’ll continue spending my days in raw-raw land (ahaha, I crack myself up). And from the feedback I’ve gotten from most of you, this mission has been met with both enthusiasm and difficulty.

In other words, you guys are really into it, but hasn’t been easy. Whether it’s been adding more juice to your life, or trying “raw till dinner” or going vegetarian – which are just a few examples of personal commitments that readers took on for this “get healthy” mission – we’ve all seemed to face some challenges along the way.

Which is why I want to give us another month! To re-commit, to try again, to finish off strong. For our better health!

And, I’m adding a challenge. I want you to read a book that relates to your own personal goal. So for example, if you’ve gone vegan this month, why not read The China Study? Or if you’re adding a daily smoothie, you could pick up The Green Smoothie Revolution. There’s so many books on health, the possibilities are truly endless. If you have any questions I’m happy to offer my recommendations!

Me, I’ll be reading this one:

Aw, Photo Booth is so OG blogger/camwhore, haha.

Becoming Raw by the same amaaaaaazing women who wrote my bible. I’m so excited to read this!

So my dears, do you accept this extended mission? And which book will you be reading this month?

  • Minna

    As soon as my exam session is over, I’ll be reading your bible – which I received form your Amazon store months ago and still haven’t had a chance to read :(

    And I accept the mission! In my case, not to extend it but to join in. I’ll start working again from the 9th so I’ll be able to start eating a more raw diet :)

  • Courtney

    Adding the book is just what I needed! I’m going to reread “In Defense of Food” once I’m done with the one I’m reading now. I’m trying, and succeeding, to eat less fast food. That really helped me last time, so it should help me get back on track.

  • Richard

    I bought “The Vegan Revolution…… with Zombies” yesterday educational!
    But I might pick up the smoothie one as I’m really getting into them now, but do you really need a book what do you get in it?

  • Adrienne Audrey

    Ok, I think this the push I need to finally purchase and read the China Study!

  • Ann

    I plan to get The China Study. I really love your challenges! Thank you for much for them! I have one question, though. I love the idea of juicing, but I’ve also been eyeing the Vitamix blender. Which one would you recommend if my budget only gives me the option of getting one right now? Can I make juice with a Vitamix?

  • SJ

    I’m going to do this! I’m going to order a lid for my blender, and a book, I dont know which though! I’ll let you know when I do! I’m committing to juicing this month! As much as I can with my non juicing blender!

  • sarah

    “Becoming Vegan” is a fantastic book I was just saying I needed to re-read (it’s worth buying). I actually just got to hear Vesanto Melina speak at a Whole Foods this past month (on common questions relating to the raw food diet). She was very sweet and it was a good (short) discussion. I haven’t read “Becoming Raw” yet but plan on it ;)

  • sara thomas

    well i think i joined the blog a little late for the healthy challenge, but i am still down since i have made many many changes after becoming part of this wonderful community =) i am going to be reading “raising vegetarian children” (much to my husband’s dismay!-he’s another story though!)

  • sara thomas

    ok so now i see how the monthly missions work =) i am going back to my vegetarian (and as vegan as possible) diet. i was vegan before i became pregnant last february. i got very sick for 4 months from morning sickness & was unable to care for myself. during that time, i just ate whatever. it was awful. since then i have struggled to get back to where i was. while pregnant there wasn’t any good information on how to be vegan and pregnant (i needed saywards book!) and i was too sick & tired to put the effort in.

    unfortunately i dont get much family support when it comes to eating vegetarian. my husband LOVES meat, even though he will openly admit a vegan diet is so much healthier. he just doesn’t have the will power. so my mission is to make as many wonderful, vegan/vegetarian dishes as i possibly can to help change is tastes. if anyone has gone though this (having a partner who doesn’t want anything to do with making dietary changes) & you have any suggestions i would really appreciate the support. it gets very hard, especially because i plan to raise our son vegan.

  • Monika {windycityvegan}

    I’m so glad you extended this mission, because I’ve been so busy studying that I can’t even remember what my personal mission with this MMM was! And I don’t have time to look it up right now, but I am pretty sure I’m staying sort of on track.

    And once the LSAT is behind me in six days, I will have so much time to read things other than prep books that I will probably plow through a book a week. W00t!

  • Kelsey

    I’m glad we get another month on this one. I got into the groove of having my smoothies almost every morning, but wasn’t very good at adding in much more raw stuff throughout the day. I will be picking up “Becoming Raw” from the library soon too!

  • Sayward

    Yay, welcome on board (again) everybody!

    @ Ann – A Vitamix can juice (see here) but a juicer can’t blend. If you can afford a Vitamix then definitely do it!

  • Alina S

    I accept! Will read The Green Smoothie Revolution.

    Side note- while I did not stay even close to raw over the holiday weekend, I did manage to get 6 (meat and cheese loving) dancers from my company to try and actually enjoy green juice!

  • Sonja

    Your blog is lovely(been following it for a while now from here in Portugal)and your lifestyle is a huge inspiration for my zero waste lifestyle blog.
    I used to be into raw food in a big way about 12 years ago and then meat and dairy and coffee and all the bad stuff crept back into my diet and now I feel crap-time for a change……time to dust down the juicer and time to get the kids to eat their pulses……

  • Sayward

    Good luck guys!