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A little background on me---I am married with 5 kids. They are my pride and joy. We are missionaries.
Nearly 5 yrs ago I weighted 230lbs (I'm 5'7" or so). I hated myself. I looked in the mirror and told myself to change. I did change. I went off sugar and have not looked back. I lost 87lbs.
This past year we went back to the States for 8 months. During that time, I gained 20lbs. And I wasn't even eating a lot of junk. Biscuits were my downfall---butter and honey MMMMMMMmmmmmm.
Anyway, the 20lbs discouraged me. This 5 baby belly was depressing me.
So I decided to do another juice fast. I've done 3 in the past and all were a week or less.
Today is day 8 of my juice fast. I'm holding steady. Day 4 was my roughest yet but it's ok now.
I should go. I have a veggie pizza in the oven for the family.
Hope to see you all around :)
12-05-2006, 01:17 AM
welcome to the board.
12-05-2006, 04:54 AM
Congratulations on your PRIDE and JOY.............
Now lets see, you lost 87 lbs......came to the States(for EIGHT month) and gained 20. That means that you kept 67 lbs off. You need to get BACK in front of that Mirror and tell yourself that you Forgive yourself because YOU are STILL a WINNER.
This is a Journey and PLEASE don't beat yourself up for ever little side step you make. Keep your Body MOVING, Walk, take the LONG way home, go the extra Mile. Just keep Moving and Stay RAW. That little belley gave you your PRIDE AND JOY, so just melt it away with LOVE.....
Have you tried the, I can't think of the name but it is sometimes called the LemonAid fast. You drink MapleSyrup,Lemon Juice and Cayanne Pepper? Do a Search at the top of this page, there have been plenty of post on it.
Again, I am Always your biggest FAN, and you are saying I don't even know you...WE are all in THIS Together.....and it is a FIGHT.......You know what is at the end of the BOOK.............WE WIN~!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW....Welcome to MY World..........
Thanks for the welcome. And thanks for the encouraging words!
I am gaining perspective with my body and am grasping the fact that I will never be perfect. I'm finally ok with that.
Now I need to take this body and do what is best for it.
I have been a vegetarian for about 4 years. I have never gone completely raw. I'm still pondering on it. I am looking up recipes, etc. I want to do what is best for my body!
We don't have a vehicle here so we walk everywhere. I hate it in the winter. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting out in the spring, summer, and fall months.
I also exercise 6 days a week---pilates and hand weights.
I have personal scripture meditation and I listen to music and Bible on CD for relaxation.
And now you know me ;)
Sharon in Colorado
12-05-2006, 11:56 AM
Well it sounds like you are doing great. Somehow I don't doubt that most people coming to the states are going to gain some weight on all this processed food we have here.
Keep going, going, going. Dairy and cooked grains are at the top of the bad list for me...very addictive and cause many, many health issues. If you give those up completely right now you'll see changes happening - then it is easier to move over to raw.
I agree about the processed foods.
But even aside from that, the growth hormones/steroids, I think, contribute to weight gain.
If I eat EXACTLY the same there as I do here, I gain. It boggles my mind.
But this fast is helping me to change my way of thinking about food. I am tired of using food as a crutch. I'm tired of medicating myslef with food. It's time that I take control of it instead of it controlling me.
THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE!!!! :D :D :D
12-06-2006, 08:30 AM
Howdy and Welcome!
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