Category Archives: Presto – Cutting a Woman in Half

These posts chronicle my journey from 320 pounds to my goal of 140 pounds (I’m 5 foot 2). A little bit more than half. It’s not a straight shot, and it’s filled with emotional twists and hormonal turns. The main reason why I started that blog was because many people think I can easily live 100% because my kitchen is so well organized. Making the raw-food lifestyle work requires a lot more than recipes. But for the people that I serve, going and staying raw takes alignment of the emotions.

God Help me – I’m on a 30-day Juice Cleanse

Okay, so now I’m going through it. Withdrawal. From food and chewing. I started my juicing cleanse yesterday, on Monday. All good diets start on Monday or the first of the month or the first of the year. Why? Because we need time to get adjusted emotionally to our new state of consumption. Going 100% […]

Escaping the Gravitational Pull of My Conditioning

I peeked at the scale today, one day early. It was Sunday morning and I’d committed to weighing myself only on Monday mornings. I was shocked. I’d only lost 1.4 lbs. since my weigh-in last Monday. I’d started exercising, walking 5 days last week (sometimes twice in a day). So I just knew the scale […]

Sleep tight, don’t let the …

This is a strange confession coming from a raw-food lifestyle teacher but.. After class I have the urge to go out to eat cooked food – and most of the time I used to indulge. Last night after class, the urge hit me. I wanted something that was savory and substantive and ethnic. Visions of my […]

Why did I stop eating 100% raw?

Oh, yeah – my life interfered. This post is another twist from the past.  I had already lost more than 150 lbs. (getting down to 170+ lbs.) and had 50 more to go.  Getting from 320 down to 210 was accomplished merely by going nearly all raw, vegan and organic. The next 50 lbs. was accomplished after […]

My Soul’s Address

So I completed my first week of 100% raw with no problems or temptations. Having made the decision to act like I’m worth it, I have been able to stay the course. The satisfaction and self-esteem that I’ve gained from keeping my promise to myself has allowed me to stop dreaming about food. (I’m praying that this continues […]

Keeping My Word

I promised I would share the gifts the universe brought to me when I asked for help. Today I want to share Christopher Maher, my soul brother. I met him in 2006 when I was looking for help with my son, Joshua.  Joshua was always angry.  I heard that this man, Chris, had a way of stretching […]

Just Ask…

When the student is ready, the teacher will come. God, the Universe, whatever is out there that cares for our existence, is responsive. I decided that change must happen – I had to shake this lethergy and prison of fat. I didn’t exactly know how.  But my intentions were broadcast and the response has been incredible. […]