View Full Version : Big challenge...almost blew it!
05-06-2006, 09:37 AM
Whew.. went to the movies last night with my family and I battled for an hour about whether or not I was going to get popcorn. MY BIGGEST weakness at the movies. I had been 100% raw for two days until this point. Got to the movies and had pretty much decided I was not going to get any, but.... that ole SAD monster stuck his head up and before I stopped myself I ordered popcorn. Rationalized it by not putting extra butter or salt on it.... Sat down for the movie and ate about 20-30 PIECES of popcorn and it just was not good. I drant 32 oz of water instead!
I asked my dh if he noticed that I hardly touched the popcorn and he said, "Yes, GOOD!!!". I said it just did not really taste very good and that even after just two days and a firm mindset I could feel my taste buds changing!
I won't be ordering movie theater popcorn anymore! I will be prepared with raw nuts and fruits. I don't feel bad though since I ate so little. Have been 100% raw except for that! :)
Now I am off to make the KFC coleslaw because we are going to a friends lake house tonight!
05-06-2006, 09:50 AM
I have been there. I think after awhile it will be really easy for you. It is hard to stay raw when you have the cooked monster after you plus you fam and friends are after you to eat SAD. Good for you that you made that desision!
What made it alot easier for me was I made a commitment to go vegan for the animals and so when popcorn popped im my mind I just remembered that I was vegan and could not have it. It made it alot easier to stay away from it for me, insted of thinking 'Well I cannot have popcorn because I am raw."
05-06-2006, 12:57 PM
I can completely relate to you about the movie popcorn. It was my undoing. I had been 100% for about 8 weeks once when I went to see a midnight showing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Being a big Johnny Depp fan and confident that my 8 weeks would protect me from backsliding, I wanted to do it up. It was my first bite of cooked and then I slid and slid, struggled, struggled, grumbled, feasted.... you got the picture. It took me sometime before I could get beyond 2 days of 100% raw. That moviehouse popcorn is a definite cooked monster. Seems so innocent. Sweet little fluffy white things. Ahhh, but if I had stopped, as you did, when I really thought they tasted like salted, styrofoam packing peanuts perhaps I would have had an easier time staying on track. Woulda, shoulda, coulda, didn't!
Congrats on your discipline!
05-06-2006, 04:06 PM
I have totally noticed that cooked food doesn't taste like it used to. :rolleyes: It's amazing isn't it. I always wonder why that is. I used to love....and require it to function...coffee! But the last sip I had about a month ago...it was just awful. I was wondering what I ever saw in the stuff. That does help me when I am thinking about cooked...it's not going to taste like I remember it. Oh...M&M's! I tried some about three weeks high raw and I thought...these are horrible. They aren't nearly as sweet as real fruit. Wow! What an eye opener. That is why I think everyone should transition at their own pace. Without these slips...it would have been really hard for me to stick with my 30 day challenge. But knowing what I know...and now...knowing what you know...your next days should go smoother. ;) You're doing great! Keep up the good work!
05-07-2006, 04:26 AM
I went to the movies today and movie food is also my weakness - but after a fast last week I did not feel like it - yes I thought about it but I had 2 raw fudge balls and it helped that my husband said it did not taste that good anyway - one more challenge success!!
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