View Full Version : Brand new and still wobbly
03-08-2007, 04:10 PM
Hi, everyone! This is my first time EVER using any kind of forum, and I am clueless as how to find my way around, but determined to learn. I am a 42 year old housewife, mother of 3 nearly-grown kids and my husband and I live in the Olympia, Washington area. I have been visiting this sight off and on for about a year or so now, the same amount of time I have been trying to go raw. I am only about 13 pounds overweight, so my main reasons for going raw are health and freedom. I have tried, as they say, seven ways from Sunday to go raw and haven't been successful over the long term yet. This last time, I was doing Tonya Zavasta's 100 day transition program and it was working out quite well until....suddenly...one day....I just got impatient to see some weight loss and was, well actually, tired of the gas and other digestive problems. So I immediately went back to what was familiar and comfortable, my old standby the Atkins diet. (I know, I know....) But only for three days!! Then I came to my senses and decided that I had come too far to throw in the towel and undo all my hard work, and I really believe that raw is the best thing for me in the long run. So now, I am back to it and figured that some support and accountability would really help. I am looking forward to getting to know some of you and as soon as I figure out how to put pictures up and stuff like that, I will. Right now, I am off to figure out how to start a journal. Thanks, everyone!!
welcome! you're going in the right direction. :)
Welcome and congratulations on doing something wonderful for you and your health!
03-08-2007, 09:34 PM
Welcome! You should purchase Alissa's book - THAT will really help your wobbly-ness! In the meantime, surf this forum and ask away!!!
03-08-2007, 09:43 PM
From one newbie to another....welcome!
03-09-2007, 12:33 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW........Welcome to MY World....
03-09-2007, 10:46 AM
Wow, I didn't anticipate so many replies right away! Thank you for your friendly support! By the way, I do have Alissa's book and DVD, which I absolutely love. I have experimented with lots of recipes, and I must say I have a long way to go. As a 'cooked cook' I rock. As a raw uncooker, I haved some things to learn. Oh well, all in due time. That's what I like so much about Alissa's approach...no pressure, no rules. Just eat raw and listen to your body. Keep it simple. Doesn't that sound easy? But for some of us, simple can be so hard. Sigh. Well, now that I am not new anymore, I guess I willl migrate to some other threads on this forum and enjoy your company there. Blessings!
03-09-2007, 11:00 AM
How about green smoothies? These are absolutely wonderful! And very beneficial to add to one's diet.
I recommend Victoria Boutenko's book, "Green for Life" - excellent. Tells you everything you need to know about Green Smoothies!
03-09-2007, 02:35 PM
Yes, I have the green smoothie book, and have been doing those on occasion. Don't know if this is the appropiate thread for this, but want to see a list of the books I have? Quite impressive, I must say.
Living on Live Food
12 steps to Raw Food
Beautiful on Raw: Uncooked Creations
Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine
The Living Foods Lifestyle
Rejuvenate your Life
Eating without Heating
The Complete Book of Raw Foods
Green for Life
Plus Alissa's DVD......
Whew! I think those are enough to keep me going for life! I love them all, and they all contribute something unique and wonderful.
03-09-2007, 03:01 PM
i'm kinda new too. i'm kinda curious about the gas and digestive problems. is that kind of like a phase that one goes through. i hadn't realized it was an expectation in transitioning.
03-13-2007, 08:43 PM
welcome welcome welcome
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