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Almost clean, and so happy

Hi all-well, I am ALMOST off my anti-depressant meds that I’ve been on for over 15 years. I have been weaning myself off slowly, and am down to half a dose every 4 days—I think I still have a “security blanket” feeling about it, but I am almost there.

And I have raw foods, and this forum, to thank. I visited here for the first time about 3 months ago, and have learned so much. I’ve experimented a lot with my body and diet and have always felt support and positive energy from everyone here, so thank you. I am now about 90% raw (a little cacao in the morning some time) and my energy is easily double what it was just a few months ago. I have started running again, my weight is down to what it was before I had my 2 boys (116 pounds) and people are coming up to me asking me “wow! you look great—what are you doing??” (and of course, I have to share).

I just wanted to share how happy I am that I am (almost) off anti-depressants because of raw, how my mood has stabilized because of raw, how my energy is so high because of raw…I smile when I wake up, thinking “yay! another day!!” If you’d known me a few years ago you would think this impossible.

Thank you everyone, for all your support.

Ps. Oh, and I wanted to mention, this week I had been doing an “experiment” eating as many avos and nuts as I wanted, deviated from trying to keep my fat under 15%. I wanted to see how I’d feel, and if I gained weight. Well, i ended up not really wanting that many avos or nuts! I did eat about 1/2 an avo a day, a bit of hemp oil on my salads, some nuts each day, but nothing excessive. It’s Saturday and I actually lost a pound this week, so there you are! And I feel great. It’s funny, once I “let” myself eat overt fats, I found I didn’t really want or need that much, and I think the amount I eat will only decrease from here. Funny how the mind works, eh?


  • angie207angie207 Raw Newbie

    Wow! That’s amazing :) I’m glad for you.

  • power to ya , grrl

    all the love

    elliot :o)

  • thanks angie and elliot :)

  • BeTheChangeBeTheChange Raw Newbie

    that. is. so. incredible!!!

  • bittbitt Raw Newbie

    great! i am so happy for you. i have been detoxing from my meds this month and it has been HARD. so i am glad it is going ok for you. weaning off is for sure the way to go.

  • That’s awesome! I’m so happy for you!

  • nycgrrl, congratulations!! That is wonderful news, and worthy of major kudos! And getting down to the weight you were before kids – wow! I’m sure not there, yet, ha ha.

    It sounds like you have been making some great, positive changes in your life.

  • I’m so excited by your story! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I have always been extremely upset and scared by anti-depressant medications (my family, doctors, and friends wanted me on them for a while before I came to find the raw lifestyle and my boyfriend went on them and it terrified me that it was not HIM thinking, but the pills and I thought he had no feelings towards me and nothing he did would matter).

    You have no clue how much this story inspires me and how proud I am of you! I was very upset before reading this post and you have totally made my day! :) Keep up the journey towards your dream life or spend your days enjoying it!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anngoingrawanngoingraw Raw Newbie

    Wonderful!!! Congratulatins to you!

  • chriscarltonchriscarlton Raw Newbie


    Awesome NYC Grrrl! You officially RAWK!

    I’ve done the giving up meds thing and I know what it’s like. I was very afraid and yet strangely still confident and when I beat them. BOOM, What a feeling of Freedom and self confidence it gives you.

    I love you Fat experiment too and even more the results. What a great lesson to learn, allowing your body to decide your needs and not fearing your desires. You are feeling true freedom! You are a Flawless Creation of Spirit with infinite Value and Divine Purpose.

    Lovebows, Chris

    Lovin’ My Sunshine: This isn’t the first time you have expressed having a hard time lately. I hope you continue to come here and share. You are supported!

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