View Full Version : Back on Track...One Step at a Time
09-11-2007, 09:08 AM
I haven't posted in a bit. So here's my dilemma:
I was heavily into raw eating, feeling awesome and enjoying all of the results. My friends and family were telling me how different I seemed, how positive, etc.
I ended up having a miscarriage a couple of months ago it's as though I was flung off the track (my own doing, I acknowledge). Since then, I've not only gone back to SAD eating, but I've immersed myself in horrible habits, like being idle for days at a time, eating worthless garbage and sulking.
I woke up today (late, of course, after staying up until 3:00 a.m. last night) and I haven't put a single bite into my mouth yet. I want to do something different today - something positive. I'm tired of feeling this way.
I suppose this isn't so much a dilemma as it is a vent and a call for encouragement and some ideas!
09-11-2007, 09:15 AM
I know it's not the same at all, but my mom died two years ago today. It's been a challenge for the past few days not to lay in bed with pizza and beer. I gained like 40lbs in the past two years after her death, so I know all about the downward health spiral. Finally this time around I decided I won't let my health suffer anymore because I'm sad and depressed.
I know nothing can compare to what you went through, and I wasn't suggesting it's the same. I just wanted you to know I'm having a hard emotional time, too and I just crossed over from eating bar food four times a week taking control of my body.
Take baby steps. Tell yourself you'll have just one green smoothie or one big salad today. If you can do that one thing, you're done and free to do whatever else. After a few days, add another smoothie or salad. That helped me a lot. Good luck
09-11-2007, 09:21 AM
I don't mind your sharing your experience with me at all. We may have different experiences, but we are being affected the same way.
Thank you for the tip. I wish had someone here to hold my hand and walk me through my day like a little kid! :o
09-11-2007, 09:25 AM
Me too :( At the very least I wish I could lay in bed all day with DVDs and wine.
09-11-2007, 09:32 AM
I hope that you can be easy on yourself. You have suffered a huge loss and perhaps you needed to grieve in your own way. In my experience, taking baby steps can help create momentum to move ahead. I would also say that if you continue to feel the way you do, you might really be clinically depressed and you might want to talk to someone who can work with you to help create that momentum.
Good luck and welcome back to RAW...IMO this is a big step in the right direction .
09-11-2007, 09:56 AM
I miscarried a few years ago. It is very painful still. I feel like I have a whole in my heart, like something is missing. I know that this loss differs for everyone, but one way or another we find away to pick ourselves on and move forward.
Welcome back to your raw journey. :)
09-11-2007, 10:17 AM
Well, I woke up and ran downstairs and ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes with the incline set at 6.5. I did some sweating. Then I did some light weight training on the bowflex (chest and upper arms) for about ten minutes.
Then I made the following smoothie: Leafy green spinach, the seeds of one pomegranate, some raspberries and a tbsp of coconut butter. It is delish.
I haven't even been awake for two hours and already I feel much better than I have in two months.
09-11-2007, 10:42 AM
Congrats on making the most of your day so far! :D You've already done so much more than others do for their health. I'm coming back to raw also after having multiple health issues. For me I'm taking one meal at time, not getting down on myself if I eat something "Un raw" but congratulating myself on the other smarter choices I have made. Best of luck...its may not always be easy but its definitely worth it. :)
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