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04-16-2009, 08:18 AM
Hey Beautiful People
I have been lurking around mostly for a year now. On my birthday in April of last year I began my raw food journey. I have felt better than I have in most of my life including younger years. I was sooooo unhealthy like most of us!!!
ANyhow... I have really hit a wall. And it seems as though when I try to will myself through these core issues and attachments with certain foods. I want them more!! And when I eat them... they make me feel horrible. Increased heartrate, swollen, acne, and fever blisters... One would think I would just stop eating the dreaded food!! But for some reason when I get to the place of really being free from the inner struggle (not the food) I just want to cram my pie hole with this comfort food... OY VE!!!
So I have used this site for a year now as support, but maybe I need to get involved a bit more.
We also just moved to rural east TEXAS. We are in the middle of cattle country now and bad food land. I have my own garden and also do an organic CSA so no worries for good food here for me but my point... I have a serious lack of support living out here...
So I think I shall just jump in again and see what happens!!
Thanks for being here lovely people!!!!
04-16-2009, 08:30 AM
Hey there! Awwww, don't beat yourself up. You can get through this. Maybe consider doing a fast? Wow. Never thought I'd say that, but seriously, it could help w/the cravings?
Or how about doing a strict 30-day challenge? Do you have Alissa's book?
04-16-2009, 09:07 AM
So your the one I've seen lurking behind that tree over there.....it's nice to know who you are.....I'm sure your going to have alot to offer here. Exactly what is an organic CSA......I also live in a rural area and have to drive 40 minutes for organic. Have a great day!!!! Judith
04-16-2009, 09:11 AM
Hello there, you beautiful person!
I lived in Nacogdoches for about a millisecond in the early 90s, doing an apprenticeship with a midwife. It is beautiful out there!
Glad you decided to jump into the conversation. :)
04-16-2009, 10:01 AM
Veganforlife thankyou for the welcome. Yes I have the book and yes a fast would be fab. I homeschool 3 little boys so I will need to schedule a little camping trip with myself for the emotional detoxing part!! A little like another dark night of the soul!! Which in some crazy way... I love that kind of stuff...
A 30 day challenge... hmmm yes I think that is good idea to keep connected daily!!
Jacsam a CSA is a community supported agriculture. I go work for 3 hours once a week and bring home a weeks worth of fresh, local, organic veg. It rounds out my own growing garden!! And I get to learn a lot. Check out www.localharvest.org. You can find one near you most likely. They are popping up all over the place.
And Yes Holy Guacamole this part of TX is amazing... shhhh don;t tell anyone LOL We are surrounded by majestic post oak trees. And the sky is so big my spirit can soar and dream BIG!!
Thanks everyone for the warm hellos!!!
04-16-2009, 10:37 AM
I'm from Texas too - sadly not near you. I'm not really new to raw, I've done it in past years for short amounts of time. This time I've been raw for over 3 months and I'm loving it! I've lost 42 pounds so far - weight loss is my biggest health concern at this moment.
I have a huge emotional addiction to food. I've found that going 100% and especially getting completely away from sugar has been a key for me in greatly lessening the temptations. My physical body doesn't crave junk foods anymore, so that is one less battle I have to fight. Now I can focus on the emotional aspects, and when I feel a temptation coming on - I recognize it for what it is and can deal with it.
For support - my family is wonderfully supportive this time around, which I am so thankful for. I homeschool too, I have 6 children ages 11 and down. So my life is obviously very busy. But I feed my children lots of raw and the cooked things they eat are very easy so as not to take much time. Example - they eat a homemade rolled oat granola nearly every morning, very healthy but not raw because although I don't bake it, the rolled oats are storebought. They LOVE LOVE LOVE green smoothies and "green banana milkshakes" for lunch and we have them several times a week. But now and then I'll let them heat some cheese between 2 tortillas and they're quite happy with that along with cut up veggies for lunch. Another lunch they have often is peanut butter & honey sandwiches. For dinner we eat totally raw meals as a family several times a week, but every now and then I fix them something such as sweet potatoes, lentils, or something else easy. My husband is a meat eater, so I've also put a roast in the crock pot on occasion. But I try to make my time preparing cooked foods very minimal, and I'm always trying new raw recipes to try and entice them to eat more raw with me.
Blessings to you and your family!
04-16-2009, 10:58 AM
Welcome and good luck on your RAWNESS journey.
04-16-2009, 11:06 AM
I visit Corpus Christi every year and next time I go will be the first time Raw, my parents work out of Toronto and Laredo so they bought a place down in Corpus for days off. I have looked for raw restaurants online and Texas just isn't with it yet. I totally hear you about how everyone eats down there, it's just horried. I swear we spent every night eating out. It was steak and ribs and sweet potato every day. Wow, my mom had no idea what was wrong with me when i'd sleep for 12 hours every day and still be exhausted and cranky! That food was killing me. Next time I go I'm going to shop at the HEB and make healthy meals for us at home instead. What i do envy in texas is how much more fresh produce you have at HEB and Walmart, we just don't get mass quanities like that up there. All our grocery stores are about 1/4 the size of the HEB supercenters.
Keep working on the raw and know you will be part of the change in texas. It makes me so sad to see so many unhealthy people, and all my mom's friends down there have severe health problems. One almost lost his eyesight from taking benadryl every day! I have never seen so many people that eat out for almost every meal, and that's really expensive too.
I find connecting with people and asking questions really helps you stay motivated and on the right track. Don't beat yourself up from slip ups, take it all in, learn from it and find something tasty that is better to eat next time.
04-16-2009, 11:29 AM
Official welcome, Diamondscape.
I've dealt with my own food issues/addictions and find I need to stay away 100% for a long time to eliminate the issue. My problem is practically everything can be an addiction. :rolleyes: Almost need to only keep foods on hand I don't enjoy much, which is quite limiting. But sometimes gotta take drastic measures.
04-16-2009, 02:28 PM
Welcome :) You can change absolutely everything by changing your mind set.....which is an easy thing to do. Enjoy!
04-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Yeah... Thanks you all... and I know I am the change that is coming here to Texas. All we have to do is say yes and then let go... so here we go!!!
up up and away!!!!
04-17-2009, 02:10 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW..........Welcome to MY World.
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