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01-02-2006, 12:15 PM
Hello. I am so glad to have found this discussion board for support!
I am starting a 100% raw lifestyle today. I have gone raw before, but went back to eating a SAD...and am now ready to make the lifestyle change.
I ate about 70% raw when I did this before, but slowly increased my SAD foods until I had basically gone back to a typical SAD way of eating.
So 100% raw I will have to be... It is just hard at first, but I have done this before and I am determined for my health and well-being to go all the way this time.
Happy New Year! :p
01-02-2006, 03:10 PM
Awesome!!! I too am trying 100% raw this New Year! If you haven't set up a journal yet it would be a good thing for others to see how you're doing and to send you encouragement! Keep us posted!!!
01-02-2006, 05:11 PM
I too am starting over. I am glad I found this site and I think it will be a great source of inspiration for me. I made the decision shortly after Thanksgiving that I really needed to refocus and get serious about my life. At one point, I had cut out all processed food, all white flour, white sugar, and was only eating fresh foods and vegetables. That was the best 18 months of my life and I know that for me, it is necessary that it be a constant in my life. I allowed myself to sucuumb to pressures around me (coming from a "meat and potatoes" family). I felt so frustrated because I strived to empower my parents and other family with health problems to simply try. They didn't want to hear it. I was healthy and felt wonderful. When I was a little fat, they talked about me, when I lost some weight they said "I hope you don't go off the deep end". It's like you just can't please them. I feel sort of depressed right now because I gradually gained back weight that I had lost (before even reaching my desired weight) and now I feel like I am wasting time and back tracking by having to re-lose weight. I am glad that I finally made a mental choice to save my life. I want to feel good, and happy and whole and balanced on the inside. The best way that I can help anyone is to help myself. I hope I will be able to make some great inspirational friends on this site. Currently, I am going throught a detoxing to help deal with the negative cravings for sweets, starches, etc. I am eating lemons, oranges, and grapefruits and things like that. Finally, in my heart, I believe that I will lose the weight, cleanse my temple, and embrace a way of eating for life.
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