Lifestyles of the raw and fabulous
Okay, so I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'm curious.
What kinds of professions and lifestyles do you all have?
I'm an RN at a in a very busy ICU at the level 1 trauma center in our city. No raw support there, or even vegetarian/vegan. My hubby is partial raw (me too right now), but other than that no in-person support. I sometimes think it would be easier to be around people who at least tried to eat healthy, with a less stressful job. Is there any such thing? I've only been at my current job for a year, but am getting pretty burnt out. I would love to work in alternative/holistic health or something else more conducive to a healthy lifestyle, but don't know how to do that.
How do you stay focused and on track?
Hey, fellow RN. I'm in L & D!
All the other nurses I work with are always VERY curious about the food I bring to eat. They always want to know what it is, how it's made and sometimes taste it. The next time I work I am bringing a GS for everyone to sample, get this BY REQUEST!!!!
Yes, I feel alone at times in my food choices but it has been amazing to me the curiosity it produces in people.
Oh! Have you thought about other areas of nursing that are less stressful? Or what about a smaller hospital? There are SO many opportunities for RNs, I'm sure you already know that.
Yes, the opportunities are great. I am trying to stay where I am because I was thinking about going back to school to be a CRNA, which requires at least 18 months of ICU to get into. But I am questioning whether or not that's what I want to do. I see people coming in at the end stages of their disease and looking for the miracle pill/cure for a lifetime of poor dietary habits, see transplants, dialysis, etc. This should make me want to live healthier, but I still make poor choices too. We get trauma pts, often related to drugs, alcohol. But it doesn't seem like conventional techniques are helping these people, I feel like my time and energy is wasted at times trying to help people that don't really seem to want help.
I understand. I see the pts for a couple of days and they have their lifetimes of bad habits and they leave and continue their bad habits. I feel helpless as far as being able to make a difference holistically w/ the pts. I guess even if it's a tiny bit, a difference in someone's life is still something. My brother has a few months left before he will be a CRNA and he absolutely LOVES it. I think overall it is much less stressful, although there a times of sheer terror but those seem to be infrequent.
I'm a personal trainer! :)
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I am the front desk receptionist at a wonderful fitness center. Previously, I was a travel agent for 15 years (until in the aftermath of 9/11, our agency ended up closing). I loved that job and love this one too - this one is alot more fun and less stress!!
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It is, therefore, evident that it is possible to cure by foods, aliments and fruits; but as today the science of medicine is imperfect, this fact is not yet fully grasped. When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature.
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You are not responsible for others reactions to you or assumptions about you. You are only responsible for your response to others.
When I tell people I'm a teacher they always brighten up and say, "Oh, what grade do you teach?" When I tell them birth to three, their faces inevitably fall, they murmur something polite, and that's the end of the conversation. But, I am a teacher!
I love the work I do as an early childhood educator, but sometimes I think it's society that needs the education about these critical formative years!
The downside to my job is there are six hours straight in the classroom with no opportunity to eat uncooked food (we're not allowed to bring in anything but water, and the only thing I can eat is the cooked food we serve the kiddos).
For many reasons I would love to go the alternative route in my state to teacher licensure, but right now I'm enjoying working through the challenges at my current job!
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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free!
I'm a freelance court reporter, no court, just out taking depositions, hearings and a few seminars. Sometimes things can get stressful, deadlines and the ever so often "oh, trial is in 3 days. Can we get that tomorrow?" But still I have a different schedule every day and see different people every day. Not a 9-t-5-er!!
It is pretty easy going with eating, although sometimes we may not break for half of the day and I get pretty hungry. I try to bring things with me, have nuts & seeds stashed in the car. And of course, you can always buy a banana at the grocery store.
SW - 157
GW - 140
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I am unemployed at the moment, but my last job was as a gardener at a local produce stand. I never had to complain about gas prices because the stand was right across the street, lol.
As it was too early in the year to yield fresh produce, the products were basically fruit preserves, seasonings, cook books, etc. That said, I didn't get discounts on foods. However, I did like that the stand supported local farmers!
With that said, my other jobs weren't anyway related to raw foodism and other such issues.
As far as my education goes, I'm currently a college sophomore. I originally was majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology, but I've changed my study to environmental sciences. I hope to gain a career in wildlife conservation and rehabilitation.
Current weight: 122
- Starting weight:125 lbs (May 2008)
- Highest weight: 168 lbs (2003-2004)
- Lowest weight: 110 lbs (summer 2007)
- Goal weight: 110
I model (fitness, bikini & lingerie), compete (bodybuilding, fitness model & figure divisions), am a personal trainer and tour (pubic speaking for fitness).
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I work from home.
I don't know anyone else that eats the way I do.
The other day I was actually thinking about how nice it would be to have a network of raw food friends in real life :)
It's great there is such a variety. It shows raw can fit into any lifestyle.
My problem is that I don't know what I want to be when I grow up (besides a raw food lover)--I want to do too many things!
I already said I am an RN, but my 1st degree is in Biological Conservation and Environmental studies. Sometimes I wish I would've stuck with that field. Sometimes I think I want to become a personal trainer or nutritionist (or certified live food teacher).
seasiren--I have also recently been thinking about trying to start competing in figure competitions--I didn't think any of them were raw!