Thank you Robin for all of your valuable information that you shared with me this week. After this week, and my prep week at home, I have a new appreciation for food and the role it has in my life. As a size 24, I never thought I could say this, but after this entire experience, I feel like I can have a healthy relationship with food. That belief is invaluable to me. My husband and I have been vegetarians for the last five years. He grew up in a military household as a third generation Marine. War was glorified in his home. I have witnessed his transformation to a peacemaker since giving up meat. I, too, have left the “fire” of my anger with the animal products. Raw foods was a new approach for me. (How sad that food in its natural state is “novel.”) I learned different ways of cooking–oops, creating–that I know I will take home.
I also learned to find my voice this week, both from the breathing class, and listening to my body’s needs. Usually my body is so full of sugar, dairy, etc. that the wants of my body have been like a distant voice in a crowd. This week has brought me back “home” to my body. Thanks for everything!
- Camille Urueta, LMP