View Full Version : Raw Newbie from Cbus, Ohio says HI!!!
09-26-2007, 08:13 PM
Hello everyone!! I ran into this site after doing a bit of research on going raw and I must say this is an awesome site. I've been raw for three days now, 100% except for one cup of coffee in the morning, so I'm not sure what percent that makes me. I'm really going to make an effort to cut out the coffee but I suffer from migraines and I always get cluster migraines when I quit drinking coffee, so it's very hard. The past few days I've just been eating organic produce and nuts (which I LOVE). Honestly when I first heard about eating raw I thought that was all you could do was just eat produce, but I'm astonished (and a little overwhelmed) at the actual variety with all the recipes one can create while maintaining a raw diet.
So the reason for my sudden change is I'm ashamed to say, I used to live on cigarettes and coffee for many years and now I have some serious health concerns which I won't get into great detail about but I've managed to eliminate all the bad stuff except for the one cup of coffee. I figure if I can stop smoking I can certainly stick with this and if I can overcome my adversities at the moment that's fantastic, and if not then I can't say I didn't try my best. Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!
Welcome to RFT and for doing something wonderful to change your life for YOU! Yeah I too was surprised at how many great recipes you can make. Raw foods are never boring!
09-26-2007, 11:48 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.......Welcome to MY World.
09-28-2007, 02:49 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!!! RAWK ON! congrats on quitting smoking!! that's awesome! I think you'll do great on the raw foods - because you have a wonderful positive attitude! blessings on your journey - I look forward to getting to know you!
09-28-2007, 09:44 PM
You are going to feel som much better and alive and vibrant!! You have wonderful treats in store for you. Congratulations on making such a good choic. RAW is wonderful! Welcome!
09-30-2007, 08:55 PM
Glad you make some healthy choices. You came to the right place for information on eating and exercising.
10-04-2007, 09:28 PM
Hi! I am from Columbus, OH too. I too thought all you would do is eat produce. I have not started yet, but did just finish the raw food dvd (alissa cohen). It's great, if you don't have it yet. I also have a vitamix and LOVE it.
10-04-2007, 10:33 PM
Hey welcome... just like what Morn said its awesome that you've decided to change your life...sooner the better. Go and check out alissa's book, is a great way to jump start journey:D
10-04-2007, 11:18 PM
Hello All! Well, I've been visiting awhile and thought it's time to introduce myself.I'm Judy and I just got Alissa's book two days ago.So between being a wife, mom, raising 2 grandsons (15 & 8 yrs old), working full time, taking 2 classes toward my BA in Bus. Admin. I've decided to join you!! Now, I'm not starting until Saturday(I go grocery shopping) but I've truly been inspired by you all and Morn, Honey, God Bless You. You're a true inspiration! Kimmerlee, congrats on taking the plunge. I'm next! If anyone has suggestions, words of wisdom, I'm all ears! My goal is to lose weight(40lbs), stop stressing, and be a blessing to my family and all I meet.
10-08-2007, 01:45 PM
I just wanted to thank everyone who commented for their kind words and support. I'm doing really good so far with a few setbacks but since I started making some of the recipes it's becoming alot easier, btw coffee tastes burnt to me for some reason now. I haven't had any since last week and no migraines either (knock on wood). KLSLE7 let me know if you want a raw buddy. I wish we had a raw restaurant here!
10-08-2007, 02:43 PM
Welcome!!! Glad you are here.
Awesome! My hubby just gave up coffee for good last week too!
10-08-2007, 03:10 PM
Welcome Kimmerlee! So glad you found us :D
I am from south Dayton.
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