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02-08-2008, 11:51 PM
alright, let me get a little support here. i've struggled with the alcohol, but that's in the past. i really want to clean up my food and eat raw. i just have to go thru the withdrawal of staying away from the other stuff for a while. give me a little love here please, i'll be checking as i can. i'm an earnest rawfooder and i've also put the relationship issue where it's supposed to be for me. it's time for me to do the food right! what do you think? i don't want to say a lot, i just want to get tomorrow, get my ball rolling, just saying a little on here is powerful enough. and yes i will be counting the days like i'm a food addict, which technically i am. but i've been through enough, i'm old enough, it's time. all the mental garbage i have to go thru, besides the physical cravings, sheesh!
02-09-2008, 12:45 AM
Welcome and yes, do the right food. I like that. Change is a challenge, but it sure beats staying stuck! ( I know, I'm wading through the currents of change right now. too.:eek: ) Best wishes on your path!!!!!!!!
02-09-2008, 10:40 AM
I'm 44, too, and going through the end of a relationship that I really wanted and worked for a long time. I decided that going raw would be like a lifeline out of the morass and it has really been like that. It seems like my mind is so much clearer and my ability to see and process what I need to is heightened by this jouney. I go into therapy and out it all comes! And then my "recovery time" from that seems easier, too. Interestingly, this is my first stint of therapy where I consistently go week after week, without bailing with an excuse, ha. I'm just way more on the ball with it than I was able to be in the past. I can see so clearly how my choice to go raw supports and enhances the other changes I'm in the midst of making. And what 44 yr old newly-single woman DOESN'T want a new lease on life?! :p I'm one of the lucky ones. And so are you!!!
Good luck. We'll be rooting for you!
02-09-2008, 10:59 AM
You might find inspiration in reading Dennis' story....this is Alissa's husband. Go to her website and search around for his story. He has done very well. Good Luck.:)
02-09-2008, 10:11 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/Indifferentsmileyattack.gif .... well froggy... here's all the support you need!!
That's the beauty of RFT lil froggy.... we're all in this together - and we know and understand -- cuz well http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/shrug.gif -- we've been there!
you're doin great - tho it may seem more of a struggle at times.. but bottom line is - you are choosing life --- health and VIBRANT ENERGY.... day by day ... we'll get there! rawk on!
we're in it to win it!!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/high5.jpg ... let's do this! ;)
02-10-2008, 12:52 PM
Welcome on board! I would say almost all of us RFT members came to raw because of a major stuggle with "something". Also many of us have had several goes before finding success. It took me two tries to beat the "addiction" aspects of some foods. Third time was the charm.
I am THRILLED to say that you CAN and WILL get through the beginning tough bit. I took me about three months to really get through and out the other side.
The BIG help this time was knowing what foods where a catalist to resuming addictive behaviours. It's funny, I have a very strong family history of alcohol abuse and knowing this I have never touched the stuff. . .only to end up with certain food addicitions, go figure :o
I had put my self in the catagory as a food addict but - and I cannot repeat this enought - it was only SOME foods (wheat) that were the issue. Today I am an adicition free 100% raw fooder who struggeled with food issues for 37 years before I "figured it out". Raw food has saved me and made living sooooo easy, food no longer controls me!!!!
As an additional note. My addiction was to wheat products - even Nama Shoyu is a problem, but sprouted wheat causes no problems :p !
We are a big and supportuve family here.
02-15-2008, 12:52 PM
thanks shashibala, change has to stick for me. rawsweetie, i'm not much interested in relationships anymore. the desire has just kind of left. the raw food and spiritual growth seem to be my only passions. i like to just like everyone i meet. i've done some therapy in my life, i don't have much interest in that either now. i'll do the group 12-step thing on occasion. thanks for the encouragement rawsweetie, i hope to just start marking time raw and feeling good about myself. i can't do one thing one day and another thing another day, i'll never be happy doing that.
i think you're right starfire, all the support i need to just accumulate raw time can be found right here on rft. i feel good and able, i should be able to just journal a little on here so i can keep my focus and commitment. the VIBRANT ENERGY you speak of is certainly why i do this, if i eat cooked i immediately get a horrible reaction in my emotions, but if i stay raw, i feel light and good all the time. i guess i just want to feel good about myself and what i eat is the primary factor. i hope to stay in this run eachpeachpearplum, i can't bear living any other way anymore. the food is definitely an addiction but it shouldn't bother me as much as it does, but it does. the only way for food to no longer control me is to eat raw plant food. i look forward to continually reminding myself of how i want to eat by writing here often. i can't do both.
02-15-2008, 01:36 PM
IMO, walking away from relationships doesn't make one more spiritual....but I do understand the impulse. Been there. :) I was speaking from my particular situation, which entails resolving the end of a long and important one...And man am I glad that I happened to decide to do therapy again at the same time I went raw. Whew! it works out that I can dump so much in there. And I keep my therapist abreast of what I'm doing raw-wise. She's interested in how it's affecting my life in general. Seems like the two things are working synergistically for me. Now when I start exercising....;)
I have been sober for 20 years and did AA for most of that time. I don't right now b/c I'm in a place where I want to explore my spirituality through nutrition and natural health...just where I happen to be right now.
Not sure what you were getting at with not wanting to do one thing one day and another thing another day? That you just want to focus on raw and no therapy, meetings, dates, etc, etc? Go for it! Just stay open and let one thing lead to another as it very well could. Or not.
02-16-2008, 07:22 AM
thanks for writing rawsweetie, i just want to keep this good feeling of being raw going again today and typing on here will help commitmentwise. i plan to start exercising, join a gym, too, i plan on monday. i like that periodic workout for a little time, most every day. i'm not much interested in aa either, just because i've been to so much of it and have just heard the same talk for too long.
Not sure what you were getting at with not wanting to do one thing one day and another thing another day?
eating raw versus not eating raw.
That you just want to focus on raw and no therapy, meetings, dates, etc, etc? Go for it! Just stay open and let one thing lead to another as it very well could. Or not.
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