Day 1, month 4!!
byon 03-08-2008 at 08:57 AM (655 Views)
I have completed 3 months of RAW!! This is so exciting! The subtle changes continue and my weight continues to go down slowly, but fairly steadily.
My eating has become simpler. Most days I eat simple salad and fruit with some nuts. I still like to dip veggies in nut pates, make simple nori rolls, and we are now making flax crackers once a week. We are drinking green smoothies each morning. I am not a breakfast person. I get hungry at about 11 am. and drink my smoothie at that time. I used to try to get myself to eat breakfast cuz it was supposed to be good for me. Now I let my body decide. I am also not very hungry in the evenings these days. I eat most of my food between 11 and 4 unless my work makes that impossible. I have added a probiotic and digestive enzymes to my routine. This seems to make me less hungry. Maybe i'm absorbing more nutrients from my foods. I am very excited about the simple fact that I feel less hungry. I used to feel hungry if I was awake!! It was terrible! I never felt nourished. Now I can eat and be satisfied. Amazing!
I'm starting to exercise. I was simply too heavy and tired to heave myself around before. I have lost enough weight to begin at this point. I've been disappointed to learn how out of shape I am. I walk my dog for long walks daily and often up hills, but when I tried to use my daughter's elliptical trainer I thought my heart would burst from my chest after 5 minutes at the easiest setting! I am slowly adding a minute per day! Oh, how long things take!
Physically, I feel so much better. I am waking up earlier and have more energy.My body aches and pains are mostly all gone. Except for my poor shoulder that I hurt when I fell on ice. My asthma has almost gone away. I had no asthma for months and then 3 days ago it came back. I'm not sure why, but I used cayenne in hot tea and it has gone away. (It used to last for weeks when it occurred):)
:) I am still free of depression, which, for me is a miracle! February is usually the worst month for me and I've had no problem this February!!I am not without moods, but I do not have the terrible feeling that I should be dead that sufferers of depression will recognize. Strongly put, I know, that is how I felt for a long time.I was seriously depressed for most of my life and I do not take depression lightly. It has almost cost me my life several times. I am vigilant about my moods and know it could return, but I am cautiously Very Hopeful!!!!
I still have a long way to go, I know. I have about 50 more pounds to lose and more energy and LIFE to gain. Still, I just can't believe the beautiful changes that have happened for me these three months! I remain grateful for the powerful foods that Mother Nature has provided for my body and spirit. And, I also remain deeply thankful for Raw Food Talk and the support of all the warm and wonderful people here. Thank you all !!!!!