View Full Version : Crying jag
10-08-2005, 01:18 AM
Ugh, I sure have it tonight. Part of it is because of a lot of sad things going on around me (good friend's 26 yr old son is dying, hubby working a lot of overtime, vet treating my dog poorly, lonliness, pedophile priests, business slow, wanting my mommy, father retiring, etc.) But I also feel sad about something else that I can't put my finger on right now. Since starting the 90 day challenge, I have recommitted to raw, and I guess I have a lot more detoxing to do. I went through this before, when I would cry at the drop of a hat for no reason whatsoever. Has anyone felt this way when recommitting/starting raw/detoxing? It ticks me off even moreso because the weather is FINALLY changing, and this is my favorite time of year. I don't want to spend the fall SAD!
Ugh, tomorrow I'll probably be fine and wish I didn't even post this. :rolleyes:
Sharon in Colorado
10-08-2005, 01:22 AM
It is good that you are reaching out and facing this head on. You are dealing with your emotions instead of stuffing them. Good for you!
10-08-2005, 07:29 AM
Yes, I have gone through this. It's a necessary detox Autumn, so let it out!
It is interesting to watch the full cycle of emotions, when not masking them with food. It can get uncomfortable, but honor it as growth.
And i send you big, giant hugs!
10-08-2005, 08:46 AM
Hope your feeling better Autumn. I too get the "blues" sometimes, and for no reason, just because. Let it take it's course.
10-08-2005, 12:15 PM
It absolutely is an important part of the detox process.
I too, get melancoly at the drop of a hat, I would think it was menopause, and it very well may be, but it is also my own feelings coming to the surface that I have spent my entire life pushing down with food, overeating to numb myself, this is what comes up for me, and when I don't over eat, or push down those feelings, guess what? I have the wonderful, although emotional opportunity to process those feelings, and when I am able and capable to simply allow them to be what they are, feelings from the past, then I can release them, however, I can and do often choose to NOT allow them to surface, and continue to push them down, and usually with SAD foods.
So, I am continually in the process of detoxing my body or emotions, or both, and that is when it can get really interesting.
Luckily, I have the most wonderful man in the world to comfort me, and to simply leave me alone when I am my most bitchy.
So, when the emotions come up, allow them to be what they are, healings of past challenges that were never dealt with. And once you cry, or scream, or stomp your foot, you can release them once and for all.
We are all here with you.
Blessings and healings to you, if you choose to accept them.
and a great big (((((HUG))))) too!
10-08-2005, 12:47 PM
I went through this somewhat recently. You've been given some wonderful advice here...I just wanted to let you know that you're definitely not alone in this and that it happens to me too!
10-08-2005, 01:29 PM
I have also been struggling lately too. I have had a lot of deaths in my circle of friends lately among other family issues to deal with.
I really cant figure out what is going on. My mother asked me what is going on with all your friends? I told her I dont know.
I lost a fellow raw foodist to a car accident a couple of weeks ago. I am at a loss. I didnt even want to make any business phone calls all week. So I didnt. I didnt want my customers to hear my sadness.
I dont want to take over what you have said Autumn. I just want you to know that I know exactly where you are coming from. I guess I can add you to my list of friends who are finding too many things in their life which arent going as smoothly as before perhaps.
Keep your head up and hopefully this string of situations will ease as I hope they will for me too.
Teresa and Mae
10-09-2005, 01:01 AM
I can say from my experience with eating raw, it has helped to balance my thyroid more, which is all about harmone balance. So I no longer feel like crying at the drop of the hat, I am also a lot calmer in areas where I use to FLY off the handle. PMS / mood swings are VERY rare for me now.
Still I can understand that you have many things happening in your life and it seems all at the same time :( that can be hard no matter what.
I think you seem to be handling things rather well.
Please excuse me if I am crossing any lines, but may I please ask what it is that your friends son is dying from??? I feel for children.
10-09-2005, 01:52 AM
Y'all are right. I guess I should just cry, cry, cry, get it all out, throw some pillows, take a deep breath, go to sleep, and wake up feeling better. :p Today it was cool for the first time in about 6 months. I took great big gulps of fresh air and worked outside with hubby for hours-cutting back our fruit trees and other bushes, raking, just piddling around, tackling Mandy in the yard and jumping in little piles of leaves (not nearly as good as in PA, but it sufficed!) I think being outdoors, working hard in the brisk air really helps to chase away the blahs-or to at least put them on hold for a bit.
Truthseeker- Colon cancer. He's had it for nearly 6 years, and fought like hell the whole time. They called in hospice last week.
10-09-2005, 02:26 AM
Did you read this post:
Lot's of GREAT links ... especially:
I will be sending energy his way.
10-09-2005, 06:10 AM
I talked my friend and her son about raw foods as soon as I discovered them, but neither had even the slighest bit interest in it, or in alternative treatment. I emailed lots of info anyway, then gently asked a couple weeks later if they had read them, and got quite a bit of negativity in response. I have mentioned it a few times since then, just in passing, mainly talking about my own experiences, but there was never any interest there. :(
Thank you for your good wishes.
10-14-2005, 03:01 AM
He died yesterday morning. :(
He actually had been fighting for 7 years, not 6.
10-14-2005, 04:56 AM
Dear sweet Autumn,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
10-14-2005, 06:51 AM
Oh my goodness - so young, how very sad for everyone.
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