RAW?? working? or not!
I've been raw over a month now, and I have lost 23 pounds.
but 20 pounds was lost the first week, then I gained 8 pounds, then lost it and a few more.
and this is the first time this has happened, where I didn't lose a ton of weight each week, so what is going on?
I'll tell you what is going on, my body is choosing to heal in other ways.
So, even though I am not losing a ton of weight right now, this minute, I am healing with eating 100% RAW.
I don't know exaclty how, I just know.
so, I was thinking about for what purpose am I eating raw? and why am I continuing to eat raw, if I'm not losing weight, as I really need to and want to lose this weight.
So, I thought what if I ate cooked again, or worse a cooked diet, to lose weight, why wouldn't that work?
And i realized what would happen.
I wouldn't be able to sleep through the night
I would be up and down and up and down peeing all night
I would have aches in my joints
I would have constipation
I would have runny eyes
I would have sinus congestion
I would have cramps and PMS
I would have headaches, that put me to bed for days
I would have heartburn
I would have trouble getting in and out of the bath tub
I would have aching teeth
I would have my hair falling out
My nails would break off
My heals would be all cracked and bleeding
My skin would be dry and flakey
My hair wouldn't have any luster
I would hve to get new glasses and a new prescription
I would have to get help around my house, because I couldn't do the work anymore
I would have to get office help, because I couldn't do that anymore, or keep up with it
I would have cravings
and the list is endless,
so, although I am not losing as much weight as I would like, I am healing in so many other ways, and I am staying raw.
I agree with your sentiment totally and just wanted to add the one that stays in the back of my mind.
All of those symptoms would be magnified tenfold 20 years from now.
So even if you are not convinced that it is necessary now, your future self will be mighty pleased that you did it anyway!
Well said, RP!
We could all read this thread and benefit from it!
My feelings exactly!
Love and Light,
I needed to hear that today. Thank you so much!!!
YES, I suppose I should have stated all that I do. LOL
Well, we have 16 organic gardens that are all being planted now, by me and Dragggon, so each day we are outside digging, carrying, walking, hiking, climbing, dumping, raking shoveling and blessing for about 8 hours, We eat all of our meals outside, as it is so beautiful.
we just finished builing our pergola, something that said it would take about 6 strong men and 1 week of work, Dragggon and I put it up in 1 afternoon by ourselves.
I do move alot, although I have alot of work in the office, we do fairs and festivals most weekends, which consists of moving over a ton of crystals into the car, then into the fair, then back into the car, then back into storage, LOL
it is indeed a workout, so basically I do work very hard physically.
But you see I was a professional dancer for many years, so my body it used to being active and moving, so my metabolism works that way.
I eat 3 dates a day, and 1/4 cup of almonds, the rest is usually pineapple, as I have a pineaple craving right now, for about a month so far, and then I do eat oranges and an occasional banana, but not even every week, I do eat salads, and lots of tomatoes, and pesto stuffed mushrooms. LOL
I do love those too.
but basically, if you look at my journal, I don't eat alot
about 1/2 pineapple each day,
usually 32 to 64 ounces of water, more if I eat less fruit
and an almond milkshake, which is my 1/4 cup of almonds and 3 dates, LOl
plus I do on occasion, have the chocolate mousse, I eat 1/2 of one, which is 1/8 cup of walnuts and 1/2 date.
sometimes a burger pattie, or a salad.
but, I am getting food in there somehow.
and I probably need to up my exercise to something even more physical, don't know what that would be, because I hate spending my time, just doing, since I have so much to do, I feel like lifting and diggin and working in the garden, works far better than time at a gym, I just hate being at a gym or simply walking when I could be behind a mower, or something to accomplish a task.
Thanks for all your good wishes.
Thanks for the reminder. My list is kinda like yours. Not all of it, but alot. I wish I would have thought of that before I fell. I guess I needed the fall to remind me though.
Oh to have the Gardens and the freedom and time ! to work in them and enjoy the "joy" of growing your own food. Sigh...I work 70 hrs a week (I am supposed to be working right now but taking a stress break)....so I have to let someone else enjoy growing my food.
I am moving to the Country building a home on one of the NY Finger Lakes, so I am hoping I can get my Mom to help me plant a garden and since she is retiring...keep it up for me !
I also move and move, on the go, train and run...I do not eat alot either. The last two days I ate more, tried to get the cals up over the measley amount I eat and I just do not feel well. So back to the sub calorie diet for me !!
Psalms 18:2 "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
CW : 130-131
GW : 125-126
current bodyfat is
18-19% in the AM
15-16% in the PM,
goal is to see this go down 3% (as they are not as accurate as they are consistant ! )
WE LOVE YOUR STYLE RP........NEVER GOES OUT! :)
Considering this is cyberworld, WE NEEDED THAT VISUAL!!!!!!!!
Misslinda has been dedicated to the ancient art of fasting since 2004 for optimal health and wellness.
"Fasting is an intimate experience between the mind body & spirit."
Let's journey together. See my blog for details.
I appreciate your post so much, RP! I too am experiencing the same struggle with weight that needs to come off and hasn't been while I'm on raw. I know that other areas of my body need to heal! It helps immensely to know that others are experiencing the same thing.
To learn more about me, visit my journal... :o