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10-10-2005, 06:47 PM
I have never been on a message board before, but I think this message board is what I need to change my life. I need accountability to stay 100% raw for at least the next 30 days and then for the rest of my life. Here is a little of my story. I am a 37 year old mother of 4 year old quadruplet girls :eek: here in the Phoenix area. I purchased Allissa's book and DVD about 2 weeks ago and have been trying to follow it, but I am having difficulties with my family situation. I do the cooking for my girls and husband, and they are not into raw food. I am a very busy person, as are all mothers, but I need to become 100percent raw so that I can heal my body. I spent many years trying to have children, and then when I finally did, my body took a beating. (diabetics, high blood pressure, 95 pound weight gain plus the 20 lbs I was already carrying etc) After researching for many months, I feel that the raw food diet is the way for me to heal my body and lose the extra 40 - 50 lbs I am carrying. I plan to keep my journal on a daily bases if at all possible. I am looking forward to meeting other people especially mothers who are 100% raw. THanks.
10-10-2005, 07:01 PM
most of my friends are meat-eaters so food preparation and social occasions have always been difficult. it always helps for me to eat a little before i cook their meals if i have guests over. i'll then cook something for them (i.e. salmon or chicken) and instead of the usual starch or rice dish i'll make a really hearty farmers market salad with greens, nuts, carrots, peppers) and i'll include grated cheese on the side for them if they want to add to their salad. i eat before i make their meal so i'm not tempted to "try" a little of their main course and i make the raw dish so that i can enjoy the meal with them. good luck with your new beginnings...though i've been 85% raw for the past month, today is the first day of my 30 day 100% raw challenge!
10-10-2005, 07:14 PM
You've come to the right place! Quads! Wow!! You're the GOLD MEDAL MOMMY WINNER!
I'm 37 also, my close-but-not twins teenaged girls also are not all raw. ( okay, RawTruth.. I'll stop calling it 100 percent. LOL )
I'm through my initial challenge - headlong into our Rawkin'90's Challenge through Christmas.
I've only been doing this since Sept. 1, though I've been learning about food since my early 20's.
Your knowledge will exponentially grow being here. ZOOM! So, please, stay.
What's been aleviated since I've been here: ( one week before raw )
I no longer need long periods of sleep
I no longer have chronic joint pain
I no longer have to take muscle relaxer for a neck injury
I no longer fear falling apart
I'm feeling better over-all, and have been able to start physical exercise again ( after two times getting injured because I was not properly taking care of myself. I think this is *very* key now )
I can eat vegetables and they're being metabolized; it wasn't like that at first.
My irises in my eyes have brightened - and I can see farther away.
I was able to conquer - over a few weeks - a growing refined carbohydrate addiction ( blood sugar problems )
I no longer have heart palpitations or murmurs in my sleep or while laying in my left-side.
I can "hear" by body talking to me more loudly. I can now muster the strength to listen to it.
I've dropped 3+ dress sizes in 3 weeks due to moderate at best exercise ( stepping up the pace slowly ) - I put on a size 10 dress that I could not get near the front buttons just a few months before. I now have room in it.
I'm wearing a pair of pants that I have to keep pulling up off of my hips. They were snug on me last month. I have pictures ( stuck on an obstinate camera ) of a pair of tight pants that are now baggy - (and that was a 2 week photo )
My eldest daughter ( 15 ) lost 30lbs - and can wear beautiful clothing now. She no longer feels the need to "grunge it" ( mom thanks God! )
I'm still working on issues - but those are the things that come to mind right away. I've not tested my blood sugar, but I don't feel the need to, really.
I enjoy the fact that because my body is better hydrated, better oxigenated, better nourished and still being cleansed and rebuilt - I can do physical exercises that were _ not_ possible for me just a month or short ago.
Welcome to the PAR-TAY!
( we regularly do the Sharon From Colorado's 'Nana dance ) ( ya know, I have a Lotte Borke Method CD...and on there are some "knee dancing" exercises... looks a lot like 'Nana dancing! )
10-10-2005, 07:33 PM
I'm a Mom of twins and I have to admire you raising quads! Wow. My twins are 19 months old (boy and girl). I gained about 70 lbs. with my pregnancy and was on bed rest the last trimester.
I started at a good weight and am back to my pre-baby weight. It is possible to do. I have to say that eating raw has given me so much energy that I can keep up with the twins. And that is why I stick to it. I feel healthy, look healthy and have plenty of energy to keep up with my family.
Let me know if you have questions.
10-10-2005, 08:57 PM
Thank you for your replys. Now, I don't feel like I'm in this alone. I am planning out my meals for this week so I can start 100% tomorrow. I am looking forward to having energy to keep up with my kids and to enjoying exercise like I use to. I'll be starting my journal tomorrow( if I can figure out how to do that). Bye for now. I look forward to communicating more with you all. Kimberly
Welcome Kimberly! Another 100% mom here too :) I've got five kids, including a set of twins, so I can only imagine what you went through so far! You are taking the BEST steps you can possibly take for yourself and for the example you'll be setting for your precious quads. This boards has enough encouragement and advice to keep you on track, so you can be the best, most incredible that you can be.
Best of luck to you!
10-11-2005, 05:47 AM
Welcome to the board,,,, you will get tons of support here and lots of great info to help keep you raw!!!
I am a 32 yr old mommy of 6,, none twins,,,bummer,,,, I know how hard it can be to cook for your family and try to stay raw yourself!! Although my family is eating mostly raw with me now, they still have some cooked. The thing is that once you start raw you'll feel so great you won't want to go back to cooked!!! You'll see all of the weight coming off and the little aches and pains disappearing and it will be wonderful!
Some days will be hard, but you'll get through them. The thing I find so important is to never even have a bite of cooked food,,, it sets off the cravings and they are so hard for me to ignore.
Best of luck with your new raw journey Quadmom!!! I look forward to reading your journal!
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