Ready, set, go!
Well, this has been something I've hesitated to do for almost five months because I'm so stupid about computer stuff. I tend to ramble on so on the threads, I think it will be to everyone's best interest if I just start journaling here. As anyone may know, the Obese Raw Foodists thread is where my heart is and I will post there before anywhere else. I am obese and my fellow sufferers have my heart. But I think in the interest of growing as a whole person, I must begin writing.
I began a new and exciting lifestyle on July 7, 2007. I watched the Tyra Banks show on July 4th and was intrigued by what I saw on Diet Wars. I knew nothing of the raw food lifestyle and began researching it and Alissa's website. By the 7th I began. I originally wanted to lose about thirty pounds very quickly and raw was the one diet I hadn't tried. I read about people losing a pound a day. Well, this was it. My magic bullet! NOT! Since I began I've released about 15 lbs. Not what I wanted but I've learned so much in this short period of time that I just can't turn back. I began with no knowledge of real health, no social conscience, and no idea of who I was. I was coming from a year on a meat and steamed veggies diet. That's all--lots of meat and only steamed veggies. I was told by the herbalist that put me on the diet and supplements that raw veggies were undigestible! In nine months I lost 60 lbs. but I also lost a lot of my hair and did no-telling-what to my system. I had no idea how unhealthy that way of eating was. I knew nothing about a vegetarian way of life, much less vegan. I began with the idea that I was just going to eat a raw vegetarian diet. But as this short time has progressed, I have learned so much about animal rights, unclean animal production, tainted produce, supplements and so much more. I am also learning so much about myself. Right from the start I bought a journal, intent on keeping track of my daily journey. I refused to put my thoughts on paper (someone might find it!) so I kept it in my head. It took a little while of lurking on RFT before I began posting, but still wouldn't start a blog. Didn't want to put in out there for the universe. As I've gotten more and more comfortable with posting I've decided it's time to blog. I can get really wordy in those posts! Learning that there are many others that share my same issues and how they have/are dealing with them has really helped me. The greatest comfort is knowing that I'm not alone and that I can make the needed changes to find the true me. Not just the thin me, or the healthy me, but the REAL me! This is a true lifestyle and one I'm happy to embrace. I am finding wonderful friends here and am enjoying learning so much from you all.
Well, this is the beginning. And as wordy as I am, I'm sure I'll be here often.
Get ready... here we go...