Hi belladonna and welcome back. Sorry about your dad and uncle. They don't have to struggle here on earth now as we do everyday. Some days I feel it's a struggle to go on, other days I feel so free and happy to be here. Those bad days are usually filled with bad food. If only I could listen to my body's response. I wouldn't give a hoot about those darned french fries, lol.
Anyway, sorry for your loss. Glad you are here with us now. Seems we could learn a thing or two from you. We can support each other. Yes, keep us updated please. Love to hear how switching our eating habits affects our lives.
Waving back atcha Bonnie :-)
Originally Posted by bonzer
Hi belleadonna. Good to hear from you. Hope all is well by now. What was that herbal concoction??? Mention the name, and if it deletes, so be it, lol.
I thought the raw diet was a weight-elimination diet (confusion 4 me). If I don't go 100% I go astray way to far. As if my leash has been loosened and I go to the next town's park, instead of my own backyard.......bad, bad doggie!!! So I get back to raw and stay there, somewhat in fear of a SAD binge if I so much as eat a hot bowl of home-made vegetable soup. Because then I need crackers. Crackers need cream cheese. That's not even vegan. Well then, minus-well have the roll with butter then. Well heck, make it a grilled cheese.......you see where this goes, lol.
Glad you can commit to a balanced eating life-stlye. It gives me hope.
52 here, starting a new green/raw life style and just purchased a Vitamix and a Blendtec. I'm going to keep one (not sure which one) and will give the other to my mother for her 70th birthday next month.
Welcome mulliganal to us over 50 raw foodies. You are so lucky to have purchased what I believe to be the two best blenders in the world!!! I have a top grade Oster blender that cost me $60 2 yrs. ago. I said that when this one breaks down I will get a Vitamix, no doubt about it. I like the glass feel to a blender, opposed to a hard plastic container. So far my Oster has served me well. I make about 2 smoothies a day with it. Hope you enjoy your new toys. I wish I was your Mom, lol!!
Hi I'm 59 and have been exploring Raw eating for the last two months. I joined here for support and hopefully to be supportive...looking forward to meeting members of this group and other groups too.
Welcome. Do let us know if we can help in any way.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
I'm 55 and about 85% raw.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart!
Thanks sport, much appreciated. :)
Originally Posted by sport
Hi, I am a newbie to this forum and was really glad to find this thread with people who are in the 50+ crowd, not that I do not enjoy all age categories, but let's face it maturity of body and mind does add a level of uniqueness to life. I became raw in April last year after struggling to lose weight and gain health on a popular low carb program. I did lose a few pounds and felt healthier at first on the other program but as the months went on I began to get even sicker and my energy levels were in the basement so I decided to try 100% raw and within the first week felt so much better and jump started my weight loss again. Unfortunately, after the spring and summer came and went I fell back into old habits and you guessed it my weight, fatigue and health issues returned with a vengeance. So in the new year I made a decision to return to what I know is a healthier way to live and have committed to being a 100% raw again.
One thing I missed very much was the support I received from the other eating lifestyle forum so I decided to research and find the same support in a raw forum so here I am, and may I add very happy to be here. I hope to journey with all of you giving and receiving support, friendship, acceptance and encouragement. Presently I am doing a juice fast and am on day #9 and just beginning to feel better. Gotta love those juices. I hope to do a 40 day fast but at this stage am taking it one day at a time.
I want to give my beautiful husband a gift of me being more alive and healthy for his 65th birthday in September 2012 and also a gift to myself because two months later I will also be 65. I look forward to all the exciting things we will enjoy together with my new renewed health, things I can presently only dream of.
Glad to be part of this group, and looking forward to knowing more about everyone here. Have a good RAW day everyone and remember to enjoy the sunshine in your life.
Dear Lachta: I think it is only to late "if you are dead"!! Good luck on you decision to go Raw, one step at a time learning and trying and of course most importantly "doing". I am a few years your junior and looking forward to an exciting future without all the issues you described.
We are in the same boat together...........................age 64 here from Canada.
Originally Posted by Lachta
OK thought I would post here even though no one is around to bump this thread up to the top. Hope all of you are doing well and sticking to your verbal commitments to be more Raw and move toward a healthier you in this year of 2012. I am still juicing and on day 16 and am really amazed how much better my health is in just this short period of time, and of course my weight loss shows on the scale daily which is a great motivator.
Here's hoping someone other than me will post here. Have a good day everyone and remember to enjoy the sunshine in your life.
Hi Amoux I was reading the posts and saw your comment re your thyroid. Having same issue - went hyper almost 2 years ago and went into Atrial Fibrillation and was in ICU, very frightening but was due to a stupid Dr overdosing my thyroid meds. Like you I get blood work done regularly and am waiting to see Dr about recent test as I have gained back all the weight I lost when hyper plus a couple more. I am not 100% raw but striving for it but always vegetarian. Have cut out all bread which was hard for me to do. My only problem is most of the raw books have recipes that require dehydrating food I am 74 years young and otherwise very healthy, no other meds except Levoxyl and T3. anne QUOTE=amoux;673784]I'm 52 and went 100% raw on August 20th. I tried eating raw back in the late 80s and loved it, but didn't stick with it. Various health issues have kind of cropped up and it just hit me that the best I had ever felt in my life was when I was eating raw, so why not start again with it. I read a ton of stuff online and books - then just went for it. I have a problem with my thyroid, meaning I swing from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid - when I'm hyperthyroid the weight falls off incredibly quickly, when I'm hypo - the weight just piles on. This is despite medication and regular blood tests and monitoring. So I'd like to hope that raw may eventually help to get that balanced again. I've spent so much time reading on this forum the last few days, but hadn't noticed this over-50 thread until today. Nice to 'meet' you.[/QUOTE]
I turn 50 tomorrow. Although mostly raw for five years I've promised myself for the past six months that on my 50th birthday it's 100% from then on (focusing on Essene Fruitarian) and no messing around. I've been so excited...I feel like I'm the only person ever anticipating a 50th birthday!
No more giving myself permission to screw up...no excuses. My guy is worried that if I fall I'll be really hard on myself. Well, I'm not going to fall...I've accepted it/anticipated it for so long.
Feels like Christmas Eve, you know? Like I want to go to bed now (three pm) so I can wake up and it'll be here!
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