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10-12-2007, 01:18 PM
This is my update!
58 days 100% Raw!
46 Lbs gone!
Bikram Yoga fan now!
Do not crave Sad food ( To many better raw alternatives )
No stove in my kitchen
Instead I have: 9 tray dehydrator
Allissa's book and others.
Grinder... plus assorted other goodies:D
Is I write this I am sitting here like a Cheshire cat :D :D Very pleased with myself!!
I want to thank the board for your support to date lol ....you all know who you are...* Big kisses and hugs* from me to you all!
10-12-2007, 01:29 PM
WOW!!!! You must feel like a million bucks right now. Keep up the good work.
You're great motivation for me who has been raw a bit less than you, but who has also been straying from the path. Let's get more updates as you progress. Help me out sister
Ok, Yeshia, spell it out. What are you doing that is so obviously working so well?
10-12-2007, 01:36 PM
That is beautiful!
Im transtitioning right now, just got my Living on Live Food in the mail this morning. Stories like this are oh so inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing!
10-12-2007, 01:39 PM
So you now have a completely raw kitchen, seeing as you have no stove! Have you considered posting pics in the Raw Kitchen thread (http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=6684&highlight=raw+kitchen)? I'd love to see!
10-12-2007, 02:12 PM
Congratulations.. that is great.
10-12-2007, 03:08 PM
Yeshia... RAWK ON!!! NOW THAT'S COOL http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/thyahoo.gif !!! raw rawks!! AND LOOK AT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS!!! wHoOOoTwhOOOOt http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/woohoo.gif!!! you are doin great!!! :D
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/Summer.gif ... here's to you babe!!
10-12-2007, 04:01 PM
Give yourself a huge pat on the back--you deserve it!!!!
I'm with Lore-ah--keep giving us updates --we need the inspiring news. I'm having a hard keepin on track too and these success stories make me want to try harder!
Give us some before and after pics!!!
10-12-2007, 06:07 PM
Fantastic, keep it up! Would love more detail.
10-12-2007, 06:49 PM
Wowsie! That's fantabulasticorama!!! http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o262/casperlynn/2dl88et_th.gif You go, Yeshia! :D
10-12-2007, 07:03 PM
You are a raw queen ! Way to go ! I'd love details as well, like your daily routine, etc. Such stories are SO helpful ! Thank you for sharing!!
10-15-2007, 01:41 PM
WOW! That is awesome!!! Congratulations!
10-17-2007, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the support!
"Raw Queen " he he I just love that title Ill take it :D
I have to say my success is
1) Allissa's program and following it yet not sweating the small stuff.
2) This board the support and the recipes posted here.
3) committing 100%. Once I jumped , I jumped!
The thing I failed to do was keep a food diary, I did it sort of on this site. I write very well but type slowly lol which is why I haven't started my blog yet.
Well this had prompted me to start and I will post my first entry here which will give you a bit of back ground to the reasons that I ended up here:)
Well here goes.....
Back ground I guess. 10 years ago when my son was 7yrs old I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer and given 3 months to live. As a single parent I didnít have time to die (lol) and so I took my treatment into my own hands. I did the chemotherapy, vegetarian diet and all kinds of natural remedies.
Bernie Segal (ďLove and Miracles ď ) was my angel at that time and of course my young son, Kai.
At the 2 year mark I had lost a lot of weight and was told that I had to gain some back by my doctors and on my vegetarian regime I just couldnít and so gradually I reverted back to a SAD diet. Yes I put on the required 30lbs and then more and more and more until I was about 175 lbs. For the past years I have been Yo Yo ing up and down trying to loose it. Even though I knew I was slowly killing myself I couldnít seem to break the cycle. ( I kept thinking Iím beating the cancer only to drop dead of a heart attack-not funny)
This past year has been a living hell for me. My son stopped figure skating (he was a competitive ice dancer) due to a coaching disaster, he was devastated by what happened. He then went from home schooling back into the system for grade 11. Things went from bad to worse as he started smoking both cigarettes and pot and binge drinking when ever he could.
I came out of the figure skating fiasco broke and devastated myself, demoralized and depressed. I didnít notice the signs in my son until it was almost too late as I was burying myself in food and yes wine, when every thing became too much, I felt that I was failing as a mother, I ended up at 220lbs.
After a hellish year of stress upon stress things came to a head with my son and he decided he needed professional help!
70 ish days ago he quit drugs and alcohol (and I stopped drinking in support of him!) and is currently seeing a psychologist and is studying psychology at Dawson College 2 nights a week. He is slowly getting his life back thank goodness.
This week he tries Brikam Yoga class and he loved it and so we will be going together. The last piece of the puzzle I hope
Which brings me to me.
I attended the first family counseling. The doctor took one look at me and saw that I was totally on the edge stress wise, which wasnít helped by the fact I was barely getting more that 2 hours sleep a night. She prescribed me an anti anxiety drug which she said would help with the stress and the sleep. When I got home I looked it up and thought.ĒĒ No No there must be another solutionĒ .I hate taking drugs especially ones which take away your will. That night I asked God for help and settled down for another sleep less night!
Then Allissa's name just popped into my head out of nowhere! Weeks earlier I was flipping channels and saw the weight challenge on the Tyra Banks show
(I NEVER watch this show as a rule) Even though she didnít win, I had been really impressed by how healthy her girls looked and more so by their glow which had nothing to do with the make up they wore.
I went down stairs and looked her up and found this web site. I sent for book and DVDís which thankfully only took 3 days to arrive and so 4 days later was day 1 for meJ
Allissa became the angel I needed sent by God to help me find my way. My doctor wasnít happy when I didnít take the medication, but honestly I havenít needed to take it. I am so much calmer and while I still only sleep 4 or 5 hours it is a restful sleep. The big bonus is that my interactions with my son are much calmer too. We have regained our closeness in our united efforts to repair our lives. This lifestyle is coming so easy for me it is like it was meant to be, I feel like Iíve come home. ( That must sound strange ?)
The variety is wonderful and I can honestly say I have had no cravings for cooked foods, though I have had some nasty detox moments
I owe Allissa and the members of this site a huge debt of gratitude!
I am steadily loosing weight, as I write this I am 172lbs.
I would have loved to go and buy all the equipment I needed at the beginning but all my money (as usual he he ) goes to my sons needs first: psychologist and re- hab. followed by all the Raw food I need, I am prioritizing me too this time and I have joined the local gym and Yoga classes too.
I rewarded my progress by buying my Dehydrator etc when I hit various weight milestones, however the Vitamix is an early Xmas present to my self
( I'm bad I put off a bill oops)
So slowly, all the puzzle pieces are falling into place.
Hmm lots written for someone who is essentially very private :D
Again I really appreciate your support and will star faith fully answering some of your questions in my blog
Yeshia, you are my hero. Thank you for a truly touching testimony to the strength and power we have within us. Nothing is beyond our grasp with the right motivation. My admiration and best wishes to you and your son.
10-17-2007, 01:17 PM
You are an inspiration to everyone ~ LOVE IT :D
10-17-2007, 01:18 PM
Yeshia ~ your story is tremendous and YOU are a remarkable woman! I thank you for taking the time to share it with us. Blessings to you and your son.
10-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Yeshia - Your testimonial literally brought me to tears. Yay for you AND your son!:D I am SO glad the two of you are getting your lives back!:D
10-17-2007, 01:30 PM
Absolutely, Yeisha, you are an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm inspired and encouraged by reading it.
10-18-2007, 07:36 AM
I would like to thank you all so much YOUR words were inspirational for me also.
I started my blog and will answer all your questtions there soon
10-18-2007, 09:35 AM
Thank you for the inspiration.
10-18-2007, 02:58 PM
Yeshia, keep up the fantastic job that you are doing. I wish you continued strength.
10-18-2007, 03:14 PM
That's great!!! I am so happy for you and your son. Is he going back into figure skating? I keep "slipping" and here you are, 100% and no cravings!!! You are definitely an inspiration to me!! Now if you can do it,I can do it!!! Thank you!! Sciencegal:D :eek: :)
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