Tomorrow I'm all-fruit...
Tomorrow starts my 2-4 week fruitarianism, after which I'll be moving toward raw vegan. I want to be healthy, youthful, happy, and thin again!!
Date: 9/1/2006 5:08:16 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 1847 times
Well, let's see.
I've been a vegetarian for 2 years. I do it for ethical, as well as health reasons, but the health thing hasn't been playing out like it should be. I still eat total crap, even though I don't really want to!
I can't say that a lot of my motivation to go fruitarian to start my little journey into raw veganism isn't from a desire to lose some weight. I'm 5'8" and about 165-170 pounds. I need to lose at least 25, but preferably about 40 pounds. I've yo-yo dieted (ie: alternately starved and binged--no purging though!) for years. I used to compete in pageants, and let me tell you--they don't encourage healthy eating habits. Just 8 months ago I was a size 6. Now I'm about a 12. But even at a size 6, I felt soooo shitty. I've had mild scoliosis for years, and I've recently noticed that I'm getting a wee little hump at the base of my neck. It's scary!!! My muscles are non-existent, and I have back, shoulder, and leg pain that no 27 year old should have! I feel like I'm so old, and I want to feel and look my age, or younger, for a change. On top of all that, I'm pretty negative. I was on prescription meds for bi-polar depression (occasional hypomania), but stopped taking them months ago. Now I take 5-HTP and it seems to help a lot. Eventually I'll be able to stop taking the 5-HTP, as I've read it permanently replenishes your seratonin levels. But I KNOW that if I'm putting the right fuel into my body, I won't need anything anyway. I want to be a positive, peaceful person. I'm sick of being so uptight and anxious all the time. I know my horrid diet is a major cause of all that negativity too. Mostly, I DO NOT want to get cancer, or osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, or any of those diseases that I know I'll be prone to if I don't change my habits. I want to feel GOOD...no, GREAT again! I know I can. I'm really excited about the prospect of doing this. I know it's slow-going, and I'm not going to have unrealistic expectations. I also know that it's not a good idea to maintain an all-fruit diet for too long, as you'll risk blood sugar issues and malnutrition. I've been on curezone for over 2 years now, floating around, and I've got tons of books on natural health. I still don't have the firmest grasp on how to integrate all these little bits and pieces of knowledge I have, but I know most of the basics, and I figure the best way to get myself healthy as I can be is to take it slow and keep it simple. I'm starting tomorrow, and we'll see how it goes!!!
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