For a while now, I have been contemplating why I was soooo content staying what scientists call morbidly obese. Content feeling like crap all the time.
Alissa's book arrived in the mail last night, and I couldn't put it down. I came to a section where a woman was having problems claiming her new found self to others because of "what ifs". Alissa went on to say that she was getting the payoff of people not expecting much of her, and that she had gotten comfortable being uncomfortable! B I N G O, what a smack in the head that was...DUUUUUHHHHHH its me, although I haven't started yet so its not the what ifs, the whole nobody expects much of me now is my payoff.
I want to claim my health, I want people to expect things from me and I don't want to be freaked out about it. I have a lot of buried issues that go way back and I need to set those suckers free.
I deserve to be healthy, and I deserve to run around and play with my children and enjoy them the way God intended me to.
We went to the Whole Foods Market in Houston yesterday and stocked up on lots of raw necessities...I am planning on going 100% on Monday...I started with breakfast this morning along with my youngest child. I have a horrible headache, but I have a lot of yuckies to get through.
All in all I want to claim my health but also lose about 100 lbs.
Thanks for letting me get that out.
Welcome Lisa, and Congrats on your new journey. The headaches WILL go away, relax into them and keep up the great work. I too am considered morbidly obese, and I tell you I am not chained by that lable at all. I have lost 23lbs in 4 months of eating Raw. I feel good, I am looking good and my moods and attitudes are better than ever. I too had past junk and I have worked for a long time now to let it all go. It is so worth it to look forward and not backwards.
Relax and breath deep and allow the detox to do it's thing.
I totally agree with you on this.
I have a few pounds to lose about 130 more (I've already lost 40+) I refuse to weigh now, as when I weigh myself, I have expectations, and they usually arent' met, then I feel bad, then I want to eat comfort foods.-- vicious circle.
I too, have had fear of success, but NO MORE. I am going for the gusto.
You can do this. !! WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
Yup - same claim that someone decided to say - m.o. I decided it sound too much like b.o., so I am by me considered generously built like my spirit. Nevertheless, perhaps we need a link on here for those who feel they need to shed 100 pounds or more. Or maybe not.
I rejoice with you that you are now entering into the journey of raw, the journey of health, celebrating your life and gaining an independence from death. We will rally with you, wipe any tears that you may need wiped, chastise you with love , you are not overly sensitive are you, grow with you, prop you up when you are weak, clap ((((0)))), loudly when you reach a goal, and of course feed you with these wonderful recipes.
The great debate will come when people have something to say about what you are doing, so, please save yourself that step, by being a picture and let them see the new emerging you. Got a headache - releasing some toxins and it will fade away- breathe deeply and slowly and close your eyes as you relax, imagine a wonderful waterfall, with the sound of a beautiful bird, the air mild and the day warm and refreshing and as the waterfall flows, out come the headache down the fall, and away from you. Blessings to you, support for you and journey with you ;)
Angie & Sweet Lips, I will try the relaxation tips for the headaches. Hubby tends to stay away from me when I am doing any type of detoxing because I get very moody, maybe this will help.
I'm really looking forward to all this boards support. It makes it nice to know I can come here in any emotion and be supported.
RP - I'm going to try and walk beside you and not get on that darn scale, it tends to be my worse enemy. I will judge my success by how I feel, not by some number I'm told to be by the scale. Numbers don't define me, my spirit does!!
Peanut, that is funny. It almost made me feel like I was on Dr. Phil, and I don't even watch him.
It sure is great knowing everyone is so supportive.
detoxing off coffee
maybe if your headaches are from skipping your morning coffee, you can try half decaf mixed with full stregth and then decrease again by half after a couple days. i had to do this with my first pregnancy because i was sooooo addicted to caffeine i couldnt take the withdrawals (pretty pathetic actually! really freaked me out). anyways, i was off full strength coffee within a week and just drank a little decaf for another week and then i was off it. no headaches, no withdrawal. those caffeine headaches are the worst!!!
just a suggestion.
hey , Im from east Texas (san-jacinto county ,near conroe/willis OR cleveland)-welcome to the forum!!!
fairies eat raw!
RAW not WAR!
"Fairies Are For Real-We ALL have wings ,some are grey and torn by our own ignorance -but they are repaired and illuminated when our own barriers are replaced by passages "
Welcome and i know it's touhg doing this and detoxing whilst still caring for children, no lounging around whilst detoxing. But i am doing this so i can be the best mother i can be for my girls and set a great example for how to live life to the fullest. I am so proud of you and with the support of all the wonderful people here you will do great.
Lisa, bless you and the journey ahead. You deserve all that and more and I am so glad you are here to share with us. :)
Hey Neighbor!! :) I have some relatives in Conroe.
Originally Posted by VeganVixen
Actually its from having Dr. Pepper all day long, I have a bad problem with it, of course I wont soon....I have to keep telling myself that.
Originally Posted by UltrasonicRaw
You are sooo right, no lounging with the little one..I have 4 (14, 12, 11, 1) with the older ones its not so bad because they can do on their own, but the baby she is a handful right now, but this too shall pass...lol :)
Originally Posted by Veganmama
Thank you for the sweet welcome. I looked at your pictures in your journal. How long from the one on your posts and the one in your journal?
Originally Posted by sweetgoddess
I use to have a Dr Pepper problem too along with a coffee problem. The first 3 days of going raw I had horrible headaches, But I can tell you I have not had one since and it's been over 4 months now.
Angie, wow, good for you letting go of the caffiene in one go!
Lisa, 3 months, though now after 2 and a half off of all raw i am puffier and im not so shiny anymore, haha!