View Full Version : I wanna be RAW!!!!!!!!!
07-30-2007, 05:04 PM
I am a 25 year old sourthern gal from good ol' North Carolina. This is my second attempt at becoming a raw foodist. One year ago, I began a raw food journey only to fall off the wagon and slip into the atkins diet. Now after losing only 60pds (I still have 50pds to go), and feeling like crap, I realize that if I was good to my body, my body would be good to me. For the few weeks that I did remain raw, I experience regular sleep patterns, increased energy, clarity, weight loss, clearer skin, and I was always in a good mood. (WOW, why did I quit a living foods lifestyle to do Atkins:confused: .) Anyway, there is no need to cry over spilled milk, I look foward to feeling that way again.
I have been overweight and I have suffered from depression all of my life. I am excited about the journey that I have chosen to take, and with the help from God and the support of my new online family:) I know that this will be my last attempt to live a healthy life.
--In life there are choices, what you don't choose will choose you
--Your behavior is the fruit of your belief
07-30-2007, 05:29 PM
Welcome back to the raw foods lifestyle! You seem to have a very healthy outlook on your dietary path thus far, as well as regarding life in general.
I'm certain you'll feel much better after having been on Atkins before.:p
May you have good health and much happiness!
With Love. (See...? I DO love you!;) )
07-30-2007, 06:23 PM
Hi Shameiko, and welcome to RFT!! You'll find a lot of support here, as well as friendly people. Enjoy ~ Cathy
07-30-2007, 06:24 PM
Blessings!! Aloha and Welcome to RFT!! How awesome that you are returning to raw foods... it certainly appears that your body loooved the raw foods before... and now that you know what to expect... you're really gunna enjoy the ride!
Hop on over to the general discussion area and you will find a thread RAWgust 30 day challenge!! Jump in ! You'll have a blast! Just a great place to get some support! :D
07-30-2007, 07:01 PM
Thanks for the support. Im going to need it.
07-30-2007, 07:05 PM
;) Nice nick name, I'm paradiselove, nice to meet ya! Welcome. I'm new also, I prey that you will be successful also. But I'll be starting right with you but I'm still waiting for my bboooooooookkkkkk,.:(
07-31-2007, 12:10 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.........Welcome to MY World.
07-31-2007, 12:49 AM
Hi neighbor! What part of N.C. are you in?
07-31-2007, 01:41 AM
I just read your posting about your challenges regarding weight loss and the raw foods lifestyle. I just started myself, but I have tried and failed soooo many other methods more times than I'd like to admit. So please try not to get too down on yourself for your struggles with this. It's hard, but you aren't alone! And give yourself a pat on the back for even having the strength to keep trying. It shows that you do care about your life! You could've just said, "I quit," and loaded up on cheeseburgers, smothered this and greasy that." But you didn't! Not to mention you lost 60lbs! That's a HUGE DEAL! Congrats! That alone motivated me to back away from the french fries for good! :)
Everyday I'm learning that this thing called life is HARD AS HECK, but it's also BEAUTIFUL beyond comprehension. Please try to stay optimistic, you can do it because you deserve it!
Thanks for inspiring me!
Peace and blessings,
07-31-2007, 11:30 AM
I'm from a small town called elizabeth city. Ever heard of it?
07-31-2007, 12:55 PM
Welcome, I think North Carolina is such a beautiful place to live. I've been to Bryson City and hope to soon visit Asheville, NC.
07-31-2007, 01:11 PM
This site has definitely been an encouragement to me, and I know it will be to you as well. I have "met" so many wonderful people who have accomplished amazing things by being raw, and on days where I trip or start feeling bad that I'm not where I want to be yet, reading the experiences of others gives me a boost.
May God bless your quest for health with the food He made!
07-31-2007, 03:11 PM
Well, I've tried this lifestyle a couple of times here and there....and I'm really really wanting to make the transition, but I'm struggling..... I'm logging on here for the support of this group. AND to see weather anyone would be interested in a BUDDY for the RawAugust Challenge???? Please contact me at my home account so that we can be close supporters of eachothers journey...if anyone is interested, that is!!
I'll finish off the last of my cheese tonight!
08-12-2007, 11:06 PM
I've heard of it, but where is it?
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