View Full Version : Non-food nourishment
02-09-2005, 04:59 PM
Hi everyone! I haven't posted in a long time. It's great to see all the new faces. Raw is going well for me, 16 weeks!
I just wanted to ask what everyone does to feel nourished besides eating raw food. What makes you feel satisfied to eat less or not overeat?
For me, it's deep breathing...cuddling with my hubby....being outside, especially in nature....jogging....meditation.
02-09-2005, 05:13 PM
I do a lot of walking. Don't have anyone to cuddle with lol.
02-09-2005, 05:37 PM
Deep breathing, reading, prayer, laughing out loud, and writing in my book. Prayer is first for me, but I can't priortize the other things, I just like doing them. And of course walking, just not right now.
02-09-2005, 06:51 PM
Being online, it preoccupies my mind and my fingers. I've been guilty of missing meals because I was too busy at the computer.
02-09-2005, 07:25 PM
These days I would say helping others. I have found that in my work with others, I have helped myself by redirecting my energys away from selfish concerns. This is a real joy for me.
02-09-2005, 07:47 PM
I'm really into Latin, Spanish music (Olga Tanon & Thalia are my favorite!!!!!!). The rhythms of the music and sound of the language keep me in a good mood where I'm not tempted to eat eat and eat.
Bonita (spanish for Linda) :p
02-09-2005, 08:27 PM
I declutter. I'm in major decluttering mode with lots and lots of opportunity around my house, garage, and yards, though it may not look like it to anyone else. As Alissa mentioned in her book (I'm paraphrasing), you can't be surrounded by clutter and expect to have your life and thinking be clear. I feel really good about myself afterward.
Or I take a walk.
Or jump online (though I don't want to spend too much time there).
Or I read ... or go to Border's and browse. Gotta stay away from the cafe section, though, even though that's right where they have the health/cookbooks (lots of raw titles cropping up).
My plan now is to exercise at those times. I just got The Miracle Seven (recommended in another thread here), so I'm gonna jump into it manana.
02-09-2005, 08:45 PM
What language is your quote? What does it mean? It doesn't look Spanish or Latin.
02-09-2005, 08:59 PM
The second phrase is French, but the first is .... ??
02-09-2005, 09:12 PM
OUI....en francais! says "if someone asks for me, i'll be there in a moment."
you know what's interesting, when I speak in another language, I feel more balanced---the tone rhythm of certain languages do that to me. :)
Anyone feel this way too?
Vive La France,
02-09-2005, 09:35 PM
Does pig latin count?
02-09-2005, 09:43 PM
Rawtruth you crack me up!
02-09-2005, 09:45 PM
I didn't answer the first question about what else nourishes me besides raw food.
Used to be VERY active in my spiritual practice and I quit. I'm looking at starting back in again - and coordinating my need to borrow Jerry's car to get to a particular group I want to attend. THAT will save me from myself for sure. I used to be in Love all the time no matter what. And now I'm crabby all the time no matter what.
I'm an all or nothin kind o gal!
02-10-2005, 10:08 AM
Catherine, I am so with you on this. What I posted earlier is what I do on the best possible days -- even then, not on the same day. I'm sinking big time over here. Feeling like the diet's not making any difference, mood-wise. It's the first time I'm really tempted to go off of it (maybe the wine I had last night tipped me over into this). My personal life sucks. I hate being alone. It's gray and overcast today and supposed to rain tomorrow and my daily use of the lightbox (for SADD) doesn't seem to be helping. Maybe I should devise a neckstrap and just carry it around shining in my face all day. I get really depressed when I spend more than 1/2 hr. online, but it takes me longer than that reading through new posts and people's journals. I've missed a support meeting this week that I should have gone to. I need to get a real job, but I'm feeling so negative about it. Aaarrgh. My neurotransmitters must be playing Mozart's death march, cuz they sure ain't helping me out here. Bleeech, feelings - I hate 'em!
p.s. So sorry, rawvegirl, to bring showers to your thread. Maybe I should come back and delete it. I know you meant it to be positive and uplifting :(
02-10-2005, 11:07 AM
I love to spend time outdoors, hiking, skiing, skating, kayaking, camping. Besides being raw, nature seems to be the best thing for my spirit, and moving my body. The fresh air and sunshine and the smells of nature just soak into my spirit. :)
I'm working hard to use what I know about myself, and I think this will be easier the longer I stay raw. I have suffered a long time from not being able to find the will to just go out and do the things I know are good for me, the things I know will lift me up. When I "just do it", I'm so happy and I immediately feel so much more motivation towards my life. I think I've just been so stuck for so long.
The other thing I love to do is read books - I love stories. Any kind will do as long as it's a good one. And movies - but those are stories again, too.
This thread really made me think! Thankyou. :)
Raw Truth - I'm sorry to hear you're having such a hard time right now. :(
I've been there so often. Usually when I'm in that place if I force myself to go out into nature, no matter how awful I feel, something changes inside and I feel better. I know how hard it can be to do something like that when you just don't want to do anything. I hope you feel better soon.
02-10-2005, 11:36 AM
Thanks, Claudia. My best friend called to check on me and she's doing a rescue operation (!), forcing me to go out and walk with her and then drive down the coast with her moon roof open. I'm to bring my favorite CD and we'll imagine the gray skies are blue. She's very insistent and will drag me, if necessary. None of my IRL people are raw, so she won't keep me away from cooked food if I fall that far, but, getting out of the house right now is a start ... thanks for your kind words. They do make a difference.
You're so right about getting out into nature. It's rejuvenating and nurturing and brings us back in touch with what's really important, I think.
You have a great list of non-nurturing things (yay, reading!!).
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