View Full Version : Becoming Rawesome!
07-23-2010, 02:28 PM
Hello everybody! I've been spying on this forum for the past couple of months now, you have no idea how much inspiration and support I've gathered from you lovely people already!
I'm 27 years old and from Scotland. I've been transitioning for the past two months, had a few slip ups on the way, but they've been getting fewer and fewer recently. I'm now about 75% raw and I love it!
I decided to go raw because of severe health problems (I have a degenerative spinal condition that was only diagnosed in february, although I've had problems for several years), and my doctor had me on so many painkillers after surgery that I could hardly see straight. From adopting a mostly raw diet and getting back into daily yoga, I've cut my painkillers down substantially, finally started working again and I feel like a new woman!
I'm looking forward to continuing on my journey and I hope I can share it with you rawesome folks!
07-24-2010, 07:50 PM
am also from scotland
good luck and let us know how your getting on
07-25-2010, 05:45 AM
Hi. This is your Celtic cousin saying welcome as well.
07-25-2010, 06:37 AM
Welcome from another celtic counsin in sunny Wales
07-25-2010, 06:51 AM
Hi everybody, thanks for taking the time to welcome me!
Actually I've got a wee quick question, since we're all from harsh Celtic climes. It's been relatively easy going raw during the summer (if you can call two months of warm rain in Glasgow Summer!), but how do you manage during the winter, when its dull, grey, wet and a bit depressing?
07-25-2010, 08:32 AM
I have continued to indulge in tea every winter until now but think that I will not be doing that this winter coming. I occasionally would put a spoon of miso in a cup of warm water but got to the stage that I could not handle the salt in it.
I did not have a problem. I never felt the need for warm food. I went raw in June or July of 2005 and was clean enough by winter to not need it.
I did feel very cold that first winter and practically lived on top of the radiator. By the next winter I had passed that stage as well.
All of these things are temporary and will pass in time.
There are foods (such as ginger) that will make you feel warm.
07-25-2010, 08:52 AM
Welcome StuntGirl, so glad you are here. I have some major back issues too and have been told I need surgery but am trying to get to the place where it is either not necessary or I will at least be able to have a better chance of a positive recovery and outcome. Very happy to hear you have seen improvement...you will love it here~
07-26-2010, 10:38 AM
Welcome -I spent 2 yrs stationed in Dunoon I loved it there.
07-26-2010, 04:52 PM
have you tried blended soups they r a lifesaver
also check out Meetup site 4 potlucks
07-26-2010, 05:53 PM
Ah, JCB44, my aunt lives in Dunoon. It's such a nice wee place when its sunny!
Seria- blended soups? you've lost me here, haha! are these soups blended with an avocado base? I think I'm still "working up" to raw soups, to be honest. I still find the cold soup thing a little odd (I'm sure this will change).
Also, I tried to sign up for the meetup group (I think) and it sent my laptop crazy, opening loads and loads of windows...I'm a wee bit apprehensive to try again! Any chance I could get the link from you? Thanks!x
07-27-2010, 02:41 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW............Welcome to MY World.
07-29-2010, 04:20 PM
there r various recipes for soup not avacado but like carrots etc you can gently warm it
the meet up site is www.meetup.com
giveittomeraw has lots of recipes on it
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