For any who read this, I am posting for the first time and have the need to briefly expound on my situation.
I live in Dallas, TX and had a brief stint as a raw foodie several years ago, but a change in work environment left me unable to stick to my guns. I since transitioned from a well paying (albeit unsatisfying) job to working at the school where I currently study. While a proponent of Raw Living and fairly knowledgeable, I have lacked the utter determination and motivation to maintain the lifestyle until this very hour. I had a moment of revelation and am ready to turn my life around.
There is only one problem.
I am poor. So, so poor. Starving student poor. And while I try to focus on the positive aspects of my life and think happy thoughts and whatnot (I am not trying to be facetious, I promise.), I am still unable to get around the fact that eating raw in Dallas seems to be increasingly difficult without access to funds.
I do have a few bits and pieces in my cupboard that I can use, but really, I want to go totally raw, no more poison, no more plastics, no more nasty horrible SAD food.
I have about an ounce of Cacao Nibs, maybe 6 ounces of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, A canister of flax, About 3 ounces of Pau D’Arco, a half ounce of MAtcha Green Tea(all of these 100% raw and organic), and Gallons and gallons of water. That’s about it. And, while nice, it is an awful lot of fat and very little balance for the next two weeks. I have roughly 7 dollars (i’m not joking) to work with for the next two weeks and need some suggestions on the best use of my funds.
For those of you not in Dallas, a bunch(approx. a pound) of kale goes for about $2.50.
Here are the stipulations: I have no issues fasting, but do heavily physical work that requires at least a modicum of nutrtion to support a full workweek. Due to city living (I am right on the edge of Uptown/Highland Park) there is no safe foraging, no dandelions, pecans etc that can be trusted growing outdoors. Trust, I would absolutely love to reap the benefits of nature’s FREE buffet had Dallasites not spewed Hummer fumes all over it. With that in mind, I implore you all for suggestions to help a person who wants to be well, but isn’t set up to do so yet.
Love and sloppy kisses, Antediluvian Jungle