View Full Version : Morbid Obesity Prison- I WANT OUT!
12-12-2007, 02:35 AM
I'm so glad to have found this place! I'm Angel- married mom of 3 blessings and on Day 16 of my 100% Raw Food Challenge. My highest weight EVER was 352lbs in September 2006. A mom in our homeschool support group shared her testimony of losing 100lbs and eating at least 75% Raw Foods. I've learned alot in the past year and have made slow but significant changes to my family's diet. Phasing out junk and adding in more whole/natural foods. I found myself in a yo-yo -ing with healthy foods all day then eating crap food at night or weekends. Not good!
I finally decided I had enough. On November 25th at 326.5 lbs I began a 30-day Raw Food Challenge. As of December 9th, I'm at 314.5. Now 17 days into this I am thinking I will go past the 30 days but I am taking it 30 days at a time and not deciding for sure before then. I want to "listen to my body" but mostly, follow what I feel God puts in my heart about this.
I do belong to a healthymoms club locally, but no one else is doing "that Raw Food thing" and I get questions like "aren't nuts fattening?" or "where do you get your protein?" to "how many points is that?". I just love them to death but they just don't get it!
So, I could realllly use some real understanding support!
Has anyone else here ever gone from "morbid obesity" to thriving health and lost over 100lbs? My husband and children support me and are eating more Raw Foods even though not 100% like me which is fine. I praise God for that. My extended family doesn't know because they already think I'm on the fringe for changing our eating habits so much already (no processed foods/ preservatives/ going organic/ eating less meat, etc.) add homeschooling on top of that and now Raw Foods?? They'll put me in an institution!! LOL
Isn't that sad though? How eating so naturally is now "weird"???
Okay, this is long enough! Sorry!
Here's my food log and blog w/pics. I'm SO glad to found this place!!!
12-12-2007, 08:08 AM
hello and welcome
I am sure that you will fins all the support that you need here :)
I started at 220 and am now 170 after a little over 3 months Raw Vegan,. I couldnt have done it without the people here!
No one thinks I am weird thank goodness as healthy is pretty much accepted where I live!
I love your blog the recipes are wonderful- I am gonna try them minus the cheese of course:D
You mention no exercise - do you have a reason for this? If its a problem moving try some static exersise as this will help tone you and you will love the fact you loose inches even when you do not loose actual weight.
Well good luck
12-12-2007, 08:26 AM
Hey there! I posted on your other thread but just wanted to extend a warm welcome over here as well! :D
I see you've been a member for a long time! Glad you started posting! I can't wait to get to know you better. This is a lovely group of people, I know you'll enjoy it here.:)
12-12-2007, 01:23 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!!! You've definitely come to the right place for support! and... it sounds like you're doin great!!
CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO MORN'S BLOG... I don't think Morn was what is called Morbidly Obese - but she HAS lost almost 100 pounds....
SHE IS RAWKIN AMAZING!!!
blessings on your journey -- the benefits will AMAZE you! enjoy the ride!!
12-12-2007, 03:15 PM
I am a cooked food addict that needs to loose about 75 pounds. I totally understand having supportive friends but who just don't get the raw living food lifestyle. I am going by the" let yourself be the example", then they'll start to ask...I am new to raw but totally into this being what I need to loose weight,loose periodic depression and loose the food focus. I want to be free of the last 2 decades of always feeling overweight and then feeling the negative feelings that go along with that.
You sound so focused , let's listen to our bodies and the support here is fantastic. I will check out your blog !
The very best to you!
12-12-2007, 08:03 PM
Hello Angel and a warm welcome:) to you! I haven't quite finished reading your blog with the beautiful recipes and photos yet, but you seem to be a very clever woman. Anyone who homeschools their children too is special. You are doing very well. Yes, isn't it thrilling to have found this forum?! I agree with StarFire - do check out MORN'S story. What a transformation.
Wow what an encouraging journey. I share a similiar story and I hope to be raw very soon. I attempted this initially in May 07 lost about 35 pounds but fell off the wagon after about 3 months. However I know this is the change that is needed. This time I have found this web site and many others for more education and I have also received Alisha book. I speak success
12-13-2007, 02:24 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome and support. Congratulations on your fantastic success so far!
I'm glad you liked my recipes. I am not sure where I stand yet on the vegan part of being raw. I am still learning. I appreciate your suporrt even though I had cheese (made from raw milk) on a fewof my recipes. I am not even a big dairy person anyway but I figured if it was raw it would be okay.. thanks for your understanding and patience with me. :) I'm gonna figure it all out eventually! LOL :)
Oh, the exercise-- you know I have no good reason. At first I would say it's jut too hard for me to move being so big but I do feel like I am better enough to start moving.. I'mjust struggling with lazinessin that area! Thank you for the advice.
12-13-2007, 02:26 AM
Yes I found the website a long time ago and "joined" but only read a little and never posted and hadn't been back since.. I'm so glad I found my way back though and especially at the ORF thread!! What a blessing!!
Thanks again for the super warm welcome!
12-13-2007, 02:27 AM
Thanks for hte welcome and for Morns' Blog.. what anamazing transformation!!
12-13-2007, 02:27 AM
Thanks so much.. I'll be praying for you and me both! We will make it and be healthy!
12-13-2007, 02:30 AM
You are very sweet. Thank you for such a kind welcome. Homeschooling my children has been such a blessing in my life. We love our homeschool group and friends and all our activities plus at the same time the intimacy of watching my children grow and learn at a pace that suits them best- it's awesome. Thanks for the support!
12-13-2007, 06:13 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.........Welcome to MY World.
12-13-2007, 07:57 AM
I lost a lot of weight. Not initially from being raw but from a similar concept. I didn't know know what Raw was at the time. I had a few health scares and it kicked me in the butt! :o I was 210 lbs and it took me almost 3 years to get down to 125lbs. I fluctuate in weight all the time but I will never be 210lbs every again ;) You can do it. It might be hard but the most positive thing is bigger people loose weight more quickly. It's easier for a 300lb person to loose 10lbs than it is for a 120lb person to loose 10lbs. Thats why those weight lost shows people loose almost 1/3rd of them selves in only 1-2 months! :eek:
My before and afters: Jenny (http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2007/09/jenny-cooked-je.html)
12-13-2007, 10:51 AM
I certainly can understand what you mean. I started out at 305. My bone structure and height dictates a weight of no more than 170, more preferably between 150 and 160.
What I've been struggling with, in addition to my addiction to cooked foods, is a family that thinks they should be able to eat anything they want regardless of the health implications.
I'm struggling to transition into 100% Raw. I've lost over 35 lbs, but I'm now fluctuating and not losing like I should because of the choices I have available during our "move".
It's a long story but we now finally have a home. We have a root cellar but it's infested with spiders that seem to like the roots and foods I can put in there. I'm trying to find a chemical free method of cleaning the cellar so I can store foods in it.
Since we now live way out in the country with no co-ops and mostly seasonal farm markets I'm also collecting online resources for ordering. We have only one grocer within 20 miles that has an organic section and it's pretty expensive.
My goal is to be on 100% raw again before the new year. My goal once I reach that will be to make it 1 week at a time as I have difficulty setting goals beyond a week.
I'm trying to convince the family to do without certain unhealthy foods that test my resolve when being cooked.
I am managing to stay vegan but often times with way too much oils, etc.
When I read and hear of other people with the same issues I've had doing better than I am it's very encouraging and gives me hope. Thanks so much for posting.
I'm rooting for you because your success gives me courage and resolve :).
12-13-2007, 11:59 AM
Welcome to the board! This is a great place to find encouragment and helpful tips and advice. You'll also find los an lots of yummy recipes and great ideas on what to eat and how to prepare raw foods.
I went raw originally in 2005, lost a bunch of weight and got down to the teeny sizes, then lost focus, forgot what I was doing and why, suffered a major tragedy and gained everything back. I have been back on raw for almost two months now and feel like the person I was before, when I was raw. It is a great feeling and the weight is coming off again, but that is not my focus now. I have never felt better, happier, or healthier, than when I was raw.
Welcome!!!!!!!!! This is a great journey to be on. :D
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