View Full Version : Greetings from Arkansas!
12-21-2007, 04:21 PM
Just a quickie to say "hi" and introduce myself to the group. I'm very new to the raw/living foods lifestyle -- just started earlier this month -- and am still learning a lot, particularly how to deal with my addictions to cooked foods as well as the odd stares from those who think what I'm trying to do is absolutely insane. :rolleyes: Oh boy. But, I am trying!! I really look forward to meeting everyone and learning from the pros here!! Wishing you all a beautiful, blessed holiday season too...! :)
12-22-2007, 04:28 AM
Welcome to the Journey of RAW.......along the way you will find that NO one understands, that's why its such a Personal Journey. I have spent so much time explaining to BRICK walls that I just don't bother any more, because they don't really want to become RAW.
We are all NEW at RAW because our Journey began again each day. This Journey you take it "ONE Bite at a Time". You will Love all the information you can obtain from Everyone. We all have something to Contribute and I look forward to your imput.
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW........Welcome to MY World.
12-22-2007, 05:50 AM
Thank you for the welcome!! What has amazed me is that I'm not trying to change anyone nor imply that anyone else should become raw (or eat more raw foods). What baffles me is that people are super critical of my decision to alter my lifestyle and dog me for what I am putting into my mouth. The irony of this is that you'd think that they would be supportive if I'm eating a fresh apple or pear instead of a juicy cheeseburger with fries, particularly since I'm overweight. It's almost as thought my change threatens them. This, of course, isn't a huge deterrent or anything but it isn't supportive or even friendly (in my opinion).
Oh well. I'm doing this for me and while I know I will make mistakes along the way (i.e. cheat), I'm taking this one day at a time. I **will** reach my goals, with or without support from friends. (Hubby is very supportive although he isn't joining in the fun! But others act like I'm from another world.) I'm sure my raw foods at the Christmas dinner table will raise a lot of eyebrows while others are munching on turkey!! Guess I'll give'm all something to talk about, eh? :cool: :)
12-22-2007, 08:13 AM
Hey! Welcome! I think you will find that when you decide on a path of healthy eating it makes people uncomfortable with themselves.... it really has nothing to do with you. People tend to be frightened of what they don't understand. Just remember that their issues aren't your issues. :D Check out the recipe section of the board ~ there are some recipies to LIVE for on there! Take care and welcome again. :)
12-23-2007, 08:26 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!! I love your avatar pic - how cute!! I'm so glad you have joined us! rawk on and .... enjoy the ride!!
12-26-2007, 11:17 AM
You'll enjoy RFT....Welcome.
12-26-2007, 11:40 AM
Welcome to the boards!
I am not new here but have not been online for sometime.
Planning on getting back in the swing of things again. I have started in the last couple of weeks to get myself geared up for after holiday raw habits. I want to get back to the 100% raw I used to be.
Felt so much better. Lost lots of weight _ gained back from SAD diet.
My kids are getting old enough to fend for themselves for making meals. I will buy stuff for them but not going to make all their meals.
My husband said that I was using him/them as an excuse for not sticking to Raw. Even when I would sit down with them to eat, my food in front of me and theirs in front of them...he would say " you gonna eat anything? "
He did not see that I ate through out the day. He does not do salads at all, not really many cooked veggies either. Meat and potato guy. I must stand tall and stick up for yourself. What keeps you from your goals??
12-27-2007, 04:15 PM
Hi Carrie! Welcome to the group. Please jump right in, That way we can get to know you better!!
I feel the same way about other people's feelings. Why in the world are they threatened? I have never tried to convince anyone of anything. I have no desire to judge them, you know?:confused: But everyone acts like I must be. So odd. It's gotten a little better after 4 months. Maybe they realize I'm not going to try and convince them to change as well. And hey, folks I thought would never be interested have asked with genuine curiosity about what raw really means. That's cool.:cool:
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