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09-13-2008, 02:23 PM
Hi! I am a thirty year old, plump, and highly creative woman.But I am plagued with fatigue and foggy brain. I go to the gym 5-7 days a week. I lift wieghts, various other activities like yoga and martial arts as well as starting my day with a good swim (want to be/look like a fitness model) Despite this I am still plump. I was on weight watchers and lost only about 20 pounds then I'd regain it. I did this several times. I found Carol Alt's book "Eating In the Raw" at the library and I figured "what the hell, why not?"
I picked up Alissa's book and it along with Matthew Kenney's Everday Raw are my favorites.
Though, I am having a hard time adapting the recipes for my penny-pinching- living-without-a-car lifestyle. I'm okay. A few slips here and there,good. I hope to find the suport I need in this community. None of my friends and family get it. and even discourage it so here I am.
I knit, sew and do various crafts, I write and draw comics and loooove discussing random and various things, feel free to drop me a line!
09-13-2008, 03:13 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!!! I'm so glad you have found this forum! Your intro is very interesting! you are soo active - that's gotta be a plus!
I think I've tried every DIEit out there -- but the only one that has truly helped me is LIVING on LIVE foods... it has changed my life so completely!
as you continue over the next few weeks and months - you'll hit your stide .. find your groove and be RAWk'n it!! I look forward to the before and after pics!
blessings on your journey -- and ... enjoy the ride!!
09-13-2008, 03:24 PM
Welcome. You will be excited each day to grow, grow and grow besides finding a fabulous "family" here. Ask away and we are here to help beyond what you ever imagined. What city/state? Maybe a meetup in your area? www.meetup.com for personal relationships as we have in Boulder, CO where we meet several times per month for the purpose of raw and we eat together too.
09-14-2008, 04:56 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW..........Welcome to MY World.
09-14-2008, 07:00 AM
You sound a lot like me;) Welcome - I wish you the best of rawesome health!!
09-15-2008, 12:08 AM
Welcome!! It's good to see more new faces!! =) We're our own little support group. =)
09-15-2008, 08:39 AM
Welcome!!! It's great to have you here....btw, I love to knit also. Be sure to go to one of Eilene threads or reply's, she also knits and has her knitting website there....I'm sure you'll enjoy some of her beautiful work. Enjoy your raw journey.
09-15-2008, 01:53 PM
you will make it, don't worry. The most important step is made: you found the right way to go for yourself. The next one is really exciting. Oh, there are so many yummy things you are going to discover! Just relax and remember: you are a success case.
09-15-2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks! You guys know how to make a gorgon feel welcome!:D
09-15-2008, 04:13 PM
Hi Medusa--Your website is great. I love your jewelry. I make earrings for my friends, sometimes necklaces, but I buy my components like jump rings, so they're not, you know, super handmade or anything. I had an extremely brief fling with stenciling (doesn't a little go a long way?! :D ) and handmade cards. At one point, I think I painted everything in my house that didn't move. I've been doing collages for a couple of years and some painting of actual pictures, not just decorative boxes, which are fun, too! I have so many things in my study/studio I haven't explored yet--a big lump of beeswax to collage with, some stamps I got on sale, scrapbook paper (and I don't even scrapbook! well, just a little for special people like my nieces), yarn waiting to be hats, etc. It's my second childhood!
09-15-2008, 05:24 PM
I got plenty of beads I bought about 18 months or longer when I met a lady at jewelry show who adopted me there and was going to show me how to make beaded bracelets and earrings. Well, it was one time deal and still no further than before. I think we can surely spend time at my house beading away. Would love to learn how to use and get rid of these beads and $75 investment sitting here. Thanks for the future and advance warning.
Loved your website too. The necklaces were my favorites just because I feel guilty saying everything is. Emma, are you a necklace queen? I have so many pieces of jewelry that can use a jewelry doctor here. Emma? Actually would love to learn to fix my own stuff.
09-15-2008, 07:28 PM
Thank You! It still needs some work but it's getting there, keep popping in for new stuff. I have a ridiculous amount of craft supplies, reams of decorated paper, a wall (literally) covered in beads, boxes of random things I've collected that I just know I'll use some day.
I was even contemplating that if I stay raw and get rid of all my pots and pans and little appliances I can fit a sewing cabinet in there!! Hee-hee.
There should be a raw craft seminar. Like a stitch n' bitch conference only with yummy raw food and lots of crafts....mmm. nice...:)
09-15-2008, 07:30 PM
Emma- how were you going to use the beeswax?
Carolg-aside form the beads any other crafty habits?
09-18-2008, 12:15 AM
Raw craft retreat! I would so go! I am supposed to be collaging with the beeswax. A friend who really is a professional artist mentors me a little; she gave it to me b/c I love to collage with glues and gel mediums and she wanted me to play with it. I even got a coffee mug warmer and an empty can to heat it with. But all summer, my creative juices were flowing to the raw food I am learning to make. I have had a few things published in Somerset Studio magazine (actually, 2 in Gallery and one in SS) and that felt great--but then I kind of ran out of steam and didn't send more.
09-18-2008, 01:06 AM
I used to make homemade soap and thought I would be this rich, famous soapmaker. People loved the finished product and was thinking pets so no fragrance most of the time. Now I have tons of soap for lifetime, molds and fragrances for soap purposes and possibly candles which I would not know, but heard many use same kind. I have molds too for making soap.
Tried oil painting and nearly killed my elderly teacher with my challenge. She worked so hard each time to get me corrected for take home project.
Bob Ross method...got plenty of supplies still....
Tried tole painting. Not me...
Tried creating for business dog treats and they among other animals loved..way to tough to pursue marketing....so gave up on that idea joyfully.
Nothing else I tried doing, besides sewing...a flopper here...
Off to bed...eyes are shut already.
09-18-2008, 11:52 AM
I am a bit late but welcome to the board.
09-18-2008, 11:59 AM
Hi Med, it's nice to have you here! I am a knitaholic, and find it nice to meet other people who knit and are/aregoing raw. You'll love it here :)
09-19-2008, 04:30 PM
I'm still kinda liking the idea of a raw crafting retreat...
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