Never seen your face.

“I’ve never even seen your face!” – A customer.

That is because I was ashamed. How can I share my passion with you when I’m so clearly not the poster child for healthy living?
I’m smiling here and for the first time ever, comfortable and happy in my own skin. Am I perfect or where I want to be? Nope, but this is a fun and exciting #journey.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the curvy girl, or chubby, etc. Yes, #diets happened. No, none of them were #healthy. Yes, the #weight came back.

Just about gave up. Until a happy “coincidence” happened last December. First, I saw a book at the library called Fat for Fuel by Dr. Mercola and grabbed it. And second, I watched a movie called The Science of Fasting.

I have listened to Satan tell me that in order to become healthy I would have to “diet” forever. Eat bland, cardboard food. Never, ever eat anything tasty or feel full again. Always hollow. And, I listened. ?

Part 2 to follow.


  • Lynn Klein

    OH, Cassandra!!! You have such beauty, and it shows brightly in your smile and in your writing! So glad to “meet” you face-to-face. I also have always felt that my photo is not worth seeing…and slowly have come to accept that I am OK…(good photographers help with this though:_). I am very happy to hear that you found Dr Mercola’s book..I have been taking his advice on diet for several years…no, more like 10 at least. He is my “go to” person for health questions, and I also have 2 two of his books.

    I have found out that I do not feel well eating dairy, especially during allergy season. I also do not handle wheat, as it causes some of the same symptoms as dairy. Even when dairy is raw and organic, and wheat is organic it is a no-no. So I have been following Paleo/ Keto for a while and that did the trick. Delicious, delicious food, and weight has been dropping a few pounds every few months. Not preaching here…just sharing, because it is a long road, at times difficult to stay on the path that I know makes me feel well, when I see what others are eating. But I have found things that work, that I love to eat, so there is no feeling of deprivation. I make delicious ghee at home, which is fine for me to eat and cook with. Also there are so many vegetables that up until recently, I had not tried. I found out after 20 years of not tasting collards…that I love their texture and sweetness!

    I still remember the conversation we had on the phone…you called me in your early ranching days, and I don’t even know where you got my number. I may have known then…but not now. I wanted to support you from that one call! No face needed….

    Can’t wait for more of your story!

    Lynn K.

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