View Full Version : In need of support and pep talk!
01-01-2011, 09:51 PM
I haven't been lurking/posting for a while. I got dreadfully sick over the last two weeks with some yuck that was passed round at work (loads of us caught it). My problem is- I have two autoimmune disorders, one associated with the other, and I 'catch' whatever comes my way, raw or not. It really knocked me for a loop.
So while suffering from the plague, or lingering malaise or what have you I either:
1. did not eat at all
2. ate what was convenient at the time, i.e., cooked food.
So. I am for the most part recovered. It takes me somewhat longer than others, but I did it. Celebrating the holidays, struggling to keep up with everyone, and add to that a break-up (or rather I was dumped), have left me a mess. I feel gross from all the cooked food. Headaches and fatigue, muscle soeness and poor digestion = YUCK. It wasn't necessarily 'unhealthy' food. You would have to hold a gun to my head to get me to eat fast food! But I need a little positive reinforcement to get myself back on track. I really want to, and that is the most important thing. Encouragement always helps though!
There is nothing so motivating as hearing suggestions and advice from you all. I have appreciated it very much in the past, and I can again. I am hoping to begin this new year on a positive note and look on it as having numberless possibilities. If any of you have been through a tough time and found a way out, I would appreciate your thoughts.
01-01-2011, 10:16 PM
I am in the same situation... And all I can say is what I should be saying to myself. Sometimes life is throws some obstacles at you. You may get tossed round abit but as long as you are strong enough to get back up and have a clear mind to get back on track, you're ok.
Keep contact with this website and keep reading about all the things these awesome raw food people are doing and how they are feeling and that seems like a lot of motivation for me. It's hard to get started but once you do, it's a lot easier and you're moods and physical state will be proof.
If you want to be as close to God, nature, peace, love and health you are in the right place and as long as you keep that in mind a little mess up here and there shouldn't get you down.
Good luck my dear, and just by reading your post I can tell you are fully capable of commiting to better health... even if you start off slow. You're a positive person and you can do this. :)
01-01-2011, 10:51 PM
I have jumped head long into junk food many a time. One of the few things that keeps me comfortably Raw is buying massive amounts of fruit and chowing down.
01-01-2011, 10:52 PM
I think many of us have been down that path of crappy eating too. I've recently been eating crappy and feeling the same. I tried to go 100% but fell off, and now I'm back again. And it's so nice to come back to the light because I know what's best.:D And eventually I think all of us that give raw food a try will come back to it 100% because we KNOW how good we feel when we eat this way.
Actually speaking of light... eating a raw vegan diet makes the aura brighter. :D Check this out... if I recall correctly, that information is pretty much near the bottom of the article. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/15/Your-Body-Literally-Glows-With-Light.aspx Oh yeah.... if you don't wanna enter your e-mail just hit your browsers stop button before the "enter your email" thing pops up. If ya miss it just hit refresh and try again. ;)
I actually wanted to metnion colloidal silver. From what I've read it will make ones immune system stronger. Actually from what I recall reading many say, "it's like having a second immune system". Maybe drinking some colloidal silver will help your immune system to perk up while you flood your body with nutrients and get it back to peak performance.
When I make mine it looks pretty much clear. I have to go to a dark room and shine a light through it to see the suspended silver. It's easy and cheap to make... just do some googling. If you want more info then just lemme know and I'll post how I make mine.
I suppose I'll add one more comment about the colloidal silver. When the swine flue craze was going on and family members in the same house, friends, and strangers we're all seriously sick around me I was fine cus I was just drinking away on my homemade colloidal silver. :D
01-01-2011, 10:52 PM
get yourself into the photo section and read those threads. they are VERY inspiring indeed!!!
and here's a hug... just in case you need one (((hugs)))
01-02-2011, 08:28 AM
Please try juicing if you can. It can bolster your immune system and remove cravings. I crave alcohol and starches. Juicing takes away that craving and revs up my immune system.
You might also try colonics. I agree with Dr. Walker that alot of our problems stem from a junked up colon. I plan to try one in the future. We don't have a local place to do that. I use Herbal Fiberblend to help clean out in the meantime. It helps.
01-02-2011, 10:34 AM
You are in the right place! Just remember as in live, eating raw is a journey. And along this journey there will be bumps in the road and some road blocks, but that is okay, you just move on and start over. I have been raw since September, however over the past month I have completly taken cooked food out of my diet, and now I am doing a cleanse. Just remember to take one day at a time, and listen to your body, and do what feels right for you and your body!
01-06-2011, 06:47 PM
Thanks all, for your help! I have been doing a lot better this week. I don't have a juicer, but a high powered blender and am chucking down a heck of a lot of smoothies, water and fruits. Making lots of experimental salads to take to work. (People give me the third degree when I bring smoothies). I am of course having some really nice detox symptoms, haha, but not nearly as bad as predicted. I'm sleeping a lot better. I'm feeling well enough to maybe start back to swimming tomorrow.
I'm improving emotionally too. I'll get past this phase, I will. I'm determined this will be a wonderful year.
01-17-2011, 12:19 AM
I'm back too, after about 18 mos of craziness. Too many setbacks and surgeries to mention all of them, between my husband and I. Too many ill effects of the stress of a big move, lifestyle and culture change, a killer summer in GA, depression from being trapped inside with the AC, limited mobility with my back, after a 4 mo gardening marathon(surgeries and more to come), instead of my usual veggie, and general flower and garden upkeep that keeps me outside moving, all resulting in weight gain and more depression.
As the cycle goes, and how food, either just easy, boring, not satisfying, but stodgy, trying to nourish, but not nourishing myself, plays such a huge roll. All my energy has gone to everything else as I try my best to get my raw intake back to the what I know was great for me. I am determined to do it right for my metabolic type this time. As I was lamenting tonight, my wonderful hubby said, "I just think you just need to get back to all your juicing, smoothies, and raw stuff." I just have not been able to finnd the space or rythym in my new kitchen, though I have some of my equipment bases out, most of the parts are really out of easy reach for me. I live in the boonies and have to drive far in three different directions to get good, or organic produce, and it is mostly hit or miss on that.
So enough whining, here I am again, starting over tomorrow. Persimons and what? smoothie, blueberries, celery, spinach, romaine, parsley. It doesn't sound good yet. I miss my chard and lovely mangoes. I'll be back soon, Lavendula
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