My new life begins . . . .
byon 12-24-2008 at 04:49 AM (766 Views)
Actually, I've been on Alissa's raw food diet for a little over a week now; I'm cautiously optimistic! I must catch up on my daily progress. I've been keeping a manual journal, but that doesn't help to share online and that doesn't give anyone else an opportunity to comment and share either. So please bear with me whilst I catch up. I'm already up too late this evening, so I'll begin capturing my daily journal on my blog tomorrow.
I have shared my decision to go raw with several people and they have asked me, "why in the world are you doing this now during the holiday season?" What better time to test my resolve than during the most difficult time of the year! Winter season prices are the worst as well, so it gives me a good indicator of the worst it can get financially.
I have been overweight most of my life. I have struggled with obesity and progressive dis-eases for as long as I can remember. I am at a point in my life where I must get totally serious about the next 'road' I take, for it may take me beyond the point of no return.
Honestly, I recently went to one of my several doctors and he started in with telling me he really didn't know what was causing my lower back pains, but he wanted to start by giving me injections. START mind you! I've been down a similar path before and this sounded like I was getting ready to become an invalid with unending doctor bills! I really don't wanna go there!!! I've got too many other ills that I'm dealing with right now and heaven knows I don't want any more!
Needless to say, I made a decision at that very moment to go raw after reading Alissa's book. I've been working up to this without knowing it for years now, delving into the elusive naturopathic treatments that conventional medicine find hard to understand or support; learning about nutritional choices,etc. I have virtually had to weigh the conventional vs. naturopathic vs. other lifestyles I find on the internet and have been learning as I go. Some naturopathic treatments have helped to some extent, but I give it a year and I still don't reach the level of improvement that I seek.
It is time for drastic measures and looking myself smack in the face! I can't wait for my husband to 'do it with me' anymore either . . . I have to do this myself and for the right reasons. No more excuses, or I will end up the person in my 'dream.' Just look at my album pictures and tell me I wasn't heading down that path! BEWARE, my legs may gross you out!
Gotta get some sleep before getting up for work (gotta work on this sleep issue big time as well!)
It's great to join the community and hope you all have a great holiday! Until tomorrow!