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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
(Swedish proverb)
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
(Sicilian proverb)
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
(Elbert Hubbard)
You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
(Laurence J. Peter)
Friends are family you choose for yourself.

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6th May, 2005.
Cooked food makes me hungry! That may sound so strange, but it is exactly what I realize each time I try cooked food. Well, you know, the usual motion is that people new (or not) to raw foods experience "constant hunger". They try to find the ways to fill their tummy, and ask for various suggestions of foods that really fill. I am wondering, is that feeling of being "full" that we seek, really a feeling of being blocked/constipated with stoggy food? My experience with cooked food, aftering being raw for about 1.5 years, has been that if I have it, I do not really feel satisfied. I do feel "filled" (or perhaps blocked/constipated), but not satisfied. I want to eat more, no matter how much I have eaten. Also, I feel very thristy. I usually end up going back to my fruit, very quickly! I begin to learn about the true hunger. I can have a full, heavy tummy and still feel hunger for nutrients/water which I did not get, OBVIOUSLY!!!

18th May, 2005.
We have stopped buying bread altogether. Hurray!!! I have been aware for a while that bread, and other products containing gluten, are not so good for my slightly autistic son. I read about gluten and autism link long time ago. Recently, I read some more stories that have finally convinced me that excluding bread would be the best thing for my son. I talked to Odys about the reasons, such as leaky gut and brain connection, and he understood. I still cook some rice with vegies in the evenings for my chidren, but bread, or any other gluten containing products, are not in our menu anymore.

I thought I was losing appetite for bananas. Since moving to Hobart, I have been finding them less appealing. Then, I realized that I was not eating them ripe enough. Since I corrected this by buying bananas well in advance, so that they have time to ripen up, I love them again! We buy a box of bananas (13kgs) every 2-3 days.

My recent eating pattern has been
* smoothie in the morning, then
* fruit all day, and
* a salad in the evening.


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