View Full Version : Fell Apart Last Summer
01-03-2008, 02:02 PM
Hi there! I'm Lori, wife, mother, teacher. I felt so good last year when I was 100% raw for 3 months. My diabetes was essentially "gone" and I lost a lot of weight. When summer came I feel apart in more ways than one. I need this more than anything right now, but I'm scared.
01-03-2008, 02:07 PM
If your diabetes was essentially gone and you lost weight, what exactly are you scared of?
01-03-2008, 02:11 PM
I am afraid of failing again.
01-03-2008, 02:17 PM
When we are first learning to walk... we fall -- A LOT! but - we keep on going - and eventually we master the art of walking!
Our raw journey is the same way... we may fall -- A LOT! but -- we just keep on going. and eventually -- we find our balance, we find our groove - our path... and we master the art of LIVING with vibrant healing foods!
no fear sweetie -- cuz we've all been there. We just keep on -- keepin on!
Welcome back - no matter how many times you step off the path -- in your heart -- you know the way back and see - here you are!
ready to keep on - keepin on! So -- we're in it together - working out all the kinks together... when I trip - you and so many others here on this wonderful forum are there to help me back up ... and if you trip and fall ... Me and so many other wonderful rawbies will be here to hold out our hands to you!
so -- come on... jump in! We're in it together... Let's do this -- 2008 -- this is the year girl... let's make magic!
01-03-2008, 02:19 PM
by the way ... no failure ... just lessons learned! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/happy115.gif
01-03-2008, 02:25 PM
Starfire, you have been such a positive force on the boards and for me personally. As low as I am right now, your words of encouragement mean so much to me. Thank you a million times.
01-03-2008, 03:50 PM
Girl... I'm so serious when I say -- we've all been there! I think it was last week I was ready to crawl under my 'rock'... returning to old scary habit of wanting to hide again and not leaving my house --- panic attacks...
it was the rawbies on this forum that helped me thru that. Start journaling -- it's such an awesome place to get support... we share so much laughter -- beppa and justine will keep you in stitches!! Snow and Mattye (amberstorm) keep us drooling over recipes...!!! :D
and truly -- it is soo good to have you back.... btw -- I LOOVE your new Avatar pic.... the kids are sooo beautiful!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/tha857f08c.gif ... lets do this... what have we got to lose - ??? A few pounds - depression, discomfort in our own skin.... illness... ;) let's rawk the house girl.... why? because we CAN!!! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/smiley_danceegyptian.gif
01-03-2008, 04:13 PM
I like to think of the raw food journey not as a win or loose, all or nothing type of a journey where if you slip you go over a cliff. Instead I like to see the raw food lifestyle journey as an ongoing path that starts with a decision to eat more garden foods and then progresses day by day with ups and downs just like life does. Some good days and some not so good days but all helping to get you further down the path as you learn with each experience. If you slip you just get up and continue on.
01-03-2008, 09:13 PM
Thanks EZRider. I am beginning to realize that I am not a loser for slipping but a winner for getting up. Thanks so much for your words of support and inspiration.
01-04-2008, 01:32 AM
Hang in there, I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.
01-04-2008, 10:09 AM
Thanks a lot Spicyfull. Nice to hear from you. I remember you from before. :)
I'm also coming back after having been 100% raw last spring and early summer. This truly is a journey... a marathon, not a race!
You're in the right place and you're always welcome - I know that's how I feel here, even when I feel like I mess up time and time again!
Here's to a great beginning in 2008!
01-04-2008, 07:36 PM
Welcome Back to you too. It's so nice to have all this support. If I hadn't come back to RFT I wouldn't be gaining back my confidence as much as I am now. Thanks to you and everyone else throwing out positive vibes my direction and for others as well. It's the community feeling that keeps this place strong.
01-04-2008, 10:12 PM
Hey there boxerfamily,
You can do this. You just simply dust yourself off and look towards the future. Also don't beat yourself up-we all fall from time to time-it is important to learn from you mistakes and realize that there could be future bumps in the road, but it is how you handle them when they happen that count. I am sure you can do anything you set your mind to do-just stay positive.
Also come to these boards a lot-it is sure what keeps me going. I have for sure fallen off the wagon, but like I said up there I just dust myself off and keep moving forward with determination. Good luck to you :)
01-04-2008, 10:40 PM
I Too Am A Diabetic With High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol. I'm A Walking Medical Disaster! :d But I Figured This Is The Way To Go For Better Health. Remember How Good You Felt To Have Your Disease In Your Control And It Not Controlling You. What Power You Possessed When You Ate Raw. Ask Yourself, What Is It You Want For Your Life? How Do You Want To Live? And What Will You Gain Looking Back At The Past. Even The Moment You Read This, Is Already In The Past. Thank Your Higher Power That It Brought You Back To Loving Yourself. And Don't Beat Yourself Up For Being Human. That Was Not A Failure- I Don't Use That "f" Word, Maybe Other Words:d But Claim It As A Life Experience. Focus On What Made You Stop Loving Yourself Raw.
Peace And Blessings To You And Yours,
01-05-2008, 12:03 AM
congrats on coming back. i know that when i begin to find it hard to keep up my raw choices... i just read some posts on this or any raw forum to be honest... and i feel my 'wanna-do-it-ness' return ten-fold.
so keep on keepin' on.
01-11-2008, 01:04 PM
Hey Lori! Welcome back & good for you for starting again. It's such a unique journey for each of us. I put off starting raw for 15 months because I knew I couldn't "fail" and start again like I did everything else. I had to wait till I was really ready to do it, 100%, no exceptions. You're proof it can be done though!! It's just realistic, not failure. I wish you much success!
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