View Full Version : I keep coming back here
06-23-2005, 01:25 PM
As some of you may know, I was a regular on here for awhile. And then, life circumstances got in the way and I haven't been that commited to raw ever since.
So why am I here? Because I keep on coming back to read, almost daily. I can't stay away! And although I am in the middle of my compulsive eating disorder, I know that raw is the way to go for me. Perhaps not 100%, but darn close. I joined Overeaters Anonymous which I believe is the first step to my recovery. And somewhere down the road, being a raw foodist is another step.
I'm not quite there yet, but haven't given up the vision.
06-23-2005, 01:28 PM
We are all on different paths in this world. I am glad you are finding your path. Do what is right for you without treading on others.
06-23-2005, 01:55 PM
I do remember you "walkin on water" you were one of the first people to jump in and encourage me when I started raw. I am glad your back. I think it would be okay if you take it one step at a time. This eating raw is not always easy so don't be hard on yourself. You know where your going now you just have to take the steps and get there. You can do it!
06-23-2005, 02:08 PM
Shannon, you ARE on the path. If it takes you years to get to the place you want to be, that's fine because everyone arrives at their destination at different times and takes different paths to that destination.
You WILL be whatever or whomever you set your mind to be Shannon. You will overcome your eating addictions, you WILL be a healty individual. Just stay the path, even if you stray from it from time to time, you know how to get back on the path.
Blessings to you on your journey!
06-23-2005, 03:59 PM
I've been wondering how you're doing lately. It's nice to see you around again!
06-23-2005, 04:05 PM
So wonderful to have you back.
You were missed.
We welcome you at any and all points on your path.
I, for one, am not perfect, and hope I never am, because I enjoy learning new on wonderous things about myself each and every day.
Know that we are with you. welcome welcome welcome.
06-23-2005, 05:32 PM
I too have a lot of life getting in the way...it's been making my raw lifestyle difficult to maintain and has also been making it difficult for me to visit this home away from home.
The most important thing is to do whatever you can to maintain associations with the people you wish to emulate. Your mom always told you not to hang out with certain people because you'd "end up just like them"....well that works for the positive too.
Keep on coming, eventually you will make the full move, just as I will.
06-23-2005, 07:14 PM
In the depth of my despair, you reached out to me and now my hands are stretched forward to you. Welcome home!
"Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all." Romans 4:16
I saw someone sitting on the subway today wearing a t-shirt with one simple line in small, lower case text. It said, "there is no finish line".
One step at a time, the journey is forever, you are on it, you will have successes and challenges, you can only keep going.
I look forward to seeing you more here!!
06-23-2005, 08:10 PM
Thank you Thank you Thank you! What a wonderful welcome. Such a great place to be, where I'll not be judged for falling down or maybe not being a perfect raw fooder. I wonder, is there such a thing?
Having some of the "regulars" say such nice things almost brought tears to my eyes.
SweetLips, I could just kiss you!
RP, your words make me FEEL welcome. Thank you.
Tracyinfo for saying "do what is right for you" You are right!
Kim, thanks, yeah, that's what I'm learning in OA - One Day At a Time...but I like the one step at a time even better.
Rawkinlocs...wow...I need to learn to talk positive to myself like that!
Pailani, you look so wonderful and healthy, I'm glad YOU'RE still here too!
Fuzzball, I like what you said about hanging out with people you want to be like. I don't know any like minded people here....yet. But I'll find them someday.
PFC...what an awesome thought. And how simple..."there is no finish line". Gotta remember that one when I think I'm in a race...
06-24-2005, 02:46 AM
It's so good to see you again. I'd also wondered where you were and how you were doing.
Remember - it's the process, not the product.
06-24-2005, 12:04 PM
Thank you Raw Truth...yeah, it's kinda sad how so many that were really active on this forum, have dropped out. I hope, like me, that they just disappeared for awhile, but didn't stop striving to eat raw and be healthy. I'm glad you're doing so well. :)
06-24-2005, 12:11 PM
Hey you, I am still here. Missed you and glad to have you back.
I just come on here and read posts when I need a little extra boost or incentive. It helps. Prayers and hugs. We all pull together here. Lorna
06-24-2005, 02:06 PM
Hey Lorna! Glad you're still here - and I plan on reading your paper today that you posted. :)
06-26-2005, 01:36 PM
You might want to consider Candida or Parasites as a possible causes of your eating disorder. I used to think everything was mental for me. If I just had the discipline I could do it. Both do have the ability to control urges for food that you may have. I recently read this book "Parasite Rex" and I was astounded at how many chemicals that parasites can release into your body to get you to want to eat stuff. I mean it's really really sophisticated. I'm not saying it's not mental just saying you might want to consider.
06-26-2005, 03:35 PM
Serious? I've actually never heard of that before. Ewwwww...I just hate the thought of parasites....
Reminds me of that childhood song we used to sing....Okay, this is gross but.....hey, isn't this about reality here...
"the worms crawl in, the worms crawl out....in your stomach and out your mouth...la...la....la...."
I TOLD you it was gross and you read it anyway. I warned you. Some kids songs are just plain nasty you know. I mean...even Rock-A-Bye-Baby....for pete's sake people, the baby falls out of the tree! How sick is that?
Anyhow, back to parasites and eating disorders, yeah, against my weak stomach, I'll do a search and see what I can find. :D
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