View Full Version : Hitting the Wall?
04-30-2008, 06:24 PM
Don't know if that's the right word for my current experience... I'm at 8 weeks raw (still aiming at 100%) - it's a work in progress. I've also completed a 2 week allover herbal cleanse, and tomorrow will be my last day of a 2 week liver cleanse. I'm in my third week of only taking 20mg of Celexa (down from 40mg down from 60mg) on my doctor's okay. I've also started light exercising and recently trying to incorporate modified "primal workouts" by playing with my kids at the park.
So my question is, I'm in a space where the excitement isn't quite there (though the ideal is) and I'm a little low on energy, everything seems just slightly foggy (Rx detox?) I'm at a bit of a plateau with visible results and I haven't got feedback from any of my friends to this point. If I'd had more obvious things to clear up my results would show up more but I started off at a fairly healthy weight, no diabetes, etc. and my only complaints were things I kept to myself anyway (i.e. anxiety , sore knees, etc.)
The good thing is that unhealthy, non veg things don't really appeal, only raw does, but even that feels just blah right now.
I guess I just need to keep plugging along through the tundra here! Maybe I'm trying to make too many changes at once, but now that I'm this far I don't want to stop! Is this just a place I need to work through or is there something different I should be doing to get my excitement back?
04-30-2008, 06:46 PM
When I start feeling like that I whip out some of my raw recipe books (or the recipe forum here) and make new stuff like crazy.
04-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Don't underestimate the possibility of withdrawal symptoms from the meds. I got off of Lexapro in January and it was not easy. The lexapro had stopped working for me long ago, but it was still hard to wean off of. It was worth it though.I am much more clear and more "myself" now.
Also, raw is like any other long term commitment. It is very exciting and then it becomes part of your life. The initial rush may fade, but it will be replaced by a very good solid, warm feeling. That is the feeling of being committed to nourishing yourself! Keep on RAWKIN' !!!:)
04-30-2008, 10:40 PM
Even if you have arrived at a place where you're not seeing big improvements, the good news is that your body is continuing to heal what ever needs healing in you internally. I'd settle for the contentment of that thought and know that when it's time to really see a difference again, you will. Be patient, stay RAW, and trust the system. We're just so darned used to manipulating life to our liking. make good choices and let your wonderful body do its job. ;)
05-01-2008, 01:45 AM
Theogirl... in my humble opinion... YOU ARE RIGHT ON TRACK!!! at least the track that I was on at that stage...
I dunno... the thing is -- I've been thru that same feeling about 3 or 4 times on this journey -- and i've been at it for just over a year....
But...right about where you are -- in my walk - I 'hit the wall' (a perfect discription as far as I'm concerned!) I wasn't losing weight as fast as I had hoped... I was still feeling periodic symptoms of detox and I couldn't figure out WHY I wasn't thru THAT stage yet... I lost the zing... the excitement... the drive...
and I began to ask myself... "Why am i doing this again??" sigh....
I tried different recipes... I still felt kinda ... blahhhh...
this went on for almost a month - or longer... I just pushed thru day to day... not really interested in the food... (but didn't really want SAD food either -- thankfully)... THEN... on top of all that the weight stalled... grrrrr...
then... I dunno one day I woke up and that 'mood' had lifted... :confused: I felt hopeful again... I started taking 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil every morning... cuz that's supposed to help you lose weight... so I figured - what have I got to lose... so I tried it... I also upped the exercise a bit and the weight started releasing again -- slowly -- but at least it was moving...
then... my tastebuds woke up or something and suddenly -- I couldn't try enough recipes... everything looked fabulous... everything was an adventure again...
so -- my journey has been like you are describing... like a roller coaster.. exciting parts wheeeeeeee!!! and parts where I feel like I'm trudging up a hill ... just trying to push thru....
up down up down... but the important thing is ... keep pushing thru and you will break thru that feeling... and the weight will begin to move off of that plateau... but keep pushing...
try new recipes... UP THE EXERCISE... keep pushing... and then one day --- you'll wake up and the sun will be shining again and you'll be excited about raw again... I dunno... perhaps we are detoxing boredom... ;) !!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/sun.gif ... you can DO this Theogirl... just keep on ... keepin on!! it's worth it I promise!!
05-01-2008, 02:58 AM
I definitely agree with StartFire sais - YOU ARE RIGHT ON TRACK!!!
Keap on girl!!
05-01-2008, 09:22 AM
Give yourself a chance to recoup and rest. That's important too...especially when getting raw. Your being needs time to adjust...it's just telling you so. You are SO on the right track. Don't forget as women we have ups and downs naturally too... the joy will return. Come to Appreciationville and join the thread...it will lift your spirits guaranteed! :)
05-01-2008, 01:01 PM
Wow, what a lot of unexpected encouragement. Thank you all!
Ok, want to hear something SO WIERD? After I wrote last night, I went with my family to one of our congregation meetings. About half way through, I went to focus on the speaker, and my eyes weren't working! I could see color, and a general shape, but I couldn't focus on the face, I couldn't make out anything other than a swirl of color. In panic, I looked around me. Across the aisle, I couldn't focus on someone's face. I knew there was dark hair, a light face, but no more details. I could only see in my peripherals! I went outside for some fresh air and to try to calm my panic. It was only slightly better without the fluorescent lights. When I came back, I tried to rest my eyes a bit. Things started shifting into tunnel vision. I could see what was directly in my line of vision as clear as can be, but everything not in that tunnel was just a roaring swirl of color, then in my peripherals, nothing at all! I was really freaking out because I had lasik surgery back in August and I wasn't quite convinced I wasn't going blind! I had a good look at each of my sweet kids' faces to try and memorize them just in case. I told my DH what was happening and he just held my hand. It was like that swirling, shifting, dark and color mass right before you black out, but I never did. I closed my eyes again for about 10 seconds and all of a sudden, my vision was entirely returned! What a freaky experience! I had a blazing headache behind my eyes and in my temples the rest of the night, and it lingers this morning. But when I woke up this morning and looked out the window, my vision has never been so clear and sharp!
Now how's THAT for detox??:eek: I'm assuming that I was doing the going backwards through my symptoms thing. At least I'd heard of such a thing, so I wasn't as freaked out as I might have been otherwise.
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