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07-20-2006, 08:52 AM
i have been a semi-stalker on this board for 2 years now.
i have had major successes & struggles - all the while this
board has been a huge support for me. i feel like i know
everyone here - & i appreciate x10 everyone's bravery &
courage for searching for the truth in their world & for posting
with honesty their experiences. i hit a stumbling block this year -
but with a lot of searching & help from this board - i have
figured out what i needed to stay on track & i am back
100% raw & hap-hap-happy about it! (nothing feels as good).
so, i wanted to say thank you - to all of you & alissa.
remember - we are _all_ doing great - cause we question &
we are here learning & growing... & striving to make our world
(therefore the whole world) a better place.
it doesn't matter what stage you are at (100%, 50%, struggling...)
you are here - you will succeed... you already have!
07-20-2006, 01:01 PM
This place has been a beacon of hope for me too!
I look forward to each post and reply from everyone :)
So glad to hear that you are back in the saddle and headed the right direction again!!
Keep up the good work and decision to make eating properly!
07-20-2006, 01:33 PM
Welcome. Tell us a bit more about yourself. What part of the world do you call home.
07-20-2006, 01:48 PM
aw!!! :o Too sweet. I appreciate this site as well along w/ the discussion that goes on here, & of course Alissa Cohen for providing this support forum!
I'm so glad I found the site(don't even remember what I was looking for at the time)! It's opened me to so much more information into the raw lifestyle, which I could not have found on my own. Well, maybe w/ time I would have, but I'd prefer having learned about them now!!! :p
07-20-2006, 03:16 PM
Good to have you hear, please feel free to ask lots of questions, post lots of suggestions, and lurk when you feel like it,
we are all working together, making freinds, laughing, crying, and living our raw lives, you are such a wonderful benefit to our boards,
WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME
07-20-2006, 08:48 PM
thanks everyone... i guess i should call myself a lurker...
not stalker (yikes!). the best things i've learned from this board
#1. relax, don't stress about food/health too much - lighten up
- it's the only way to keep it raw. (only way to live).
#2. trust & have patience... i use to read this all the time from
people & think "yeah, yeah - patience, trust, i know, i know.."
but, man i did not know! i had to learn this one (and i'm still
#3. mostly that everyone struggles, cause it can be really intense.
but, everyone comes back... cause there is no denying a healthful,
wholefood, vegan diet - especially raw (although not nessasarily
100% for all people, all the time).
#4. i can be raw whenever i want & for how ever long i want.
(seems obvious) - but, this concept is freeing to me...
cause i have had 11 mth stints w/ raw & felt after eating cooked
i messed up. i do better staying 100% myself (cravings and all)
but, it's nice to know if i ever do eat cooked - i can just eat raw next
meal & beyond.(fits in with the lighten up & relax theory)
#5. everyone starts to question the diet... this comes in phases...
wondering, tweaking, changing, fasting, experimenting.
i have learned when i start to question - just relax. it usually means i am stressed in my life. cause i have never felt "better" from eating cooked foods - some things (ie steamed veggies) don't make me feel worse - but, not better.
#6. take a photo of yourself pre raw & raw - put it on your fridge, that will say it all.... when you are asking yourself questions, is this healthy? am i getting enough this or that? look at the photo.
#7. "falling off the wagon" is part of being on the wagon... how will know
how much you love raw if you forget how good you feel/look eating this way? it's part of the process - once you fall off... you'll learn if you truely
want to stay raw - cause you'll do nothing but obsess about being raw again!!!(lol!)
07-20-2006, 10:00 PM
Hey I look forward to your future posts. Keep postin'
07-20-2006, 10:35 PM
W O W..................
07-20-2006, 10:36 PM
You're totally awesome mini :D
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