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01-20-2005, 07:00 PM
The class had 30 pizzas delivered to the room tonight. A friend and I went to eat salad before class. (attendance is mandatory, of course) She had a slice of pizza - I DIDN'T!! :D My number one craving of all time is CHEESE! :eek: YIPPEE SKIPPEE!!!!! I feel WONDERFUL!! (now maybe I can sleep tonight without the sleeping pills.... :rolleyes:
Oh, and victory number 2, I actually exercised for 30 min! I hurt, but I actually wanted to exercise, which for me happens once a millenium.
01-20-2005, 07:01 PM
AWESOME!!! You go girl.
01-20-2005, 07:57 PM
Way to go!!! Pizza's one of my fave's, too. Luckily it hasn't been in front of me yet, but I was actually thinking about it today. I've found that saying No to cooked foods comes a little easier each time. Hopefully you'll find that too and soon it will be second nature to pass on cooked stuff. Part of why I like Raw is that there are very hard and fast lines drawn--raw, yes; cooked, no. That helps me instead of saying, "Well, okay, maybe one slice today."
Another tip for all of you that someone shared with me years ago--she was giving up chocolate for a year and when offered some, she declined and said she knew what it tasted like already. That can be a double-edged sword because you know you like it, but I've tried that myself, just imaging the taste of cooked foods I like and it seems to help get past it in my case.
01-20-2005, 08:09 PM
Good going. (I am holding up the V sign for you too!)
Cheese is tasty isn't it? It is one of my downfalls, bits and bits of raw cheese add up, so I haven't been eating it at all lately. For over a month I have held it at bay...
I think the moc salmon pate has been a great substitute. The same rich creamyness...I grind half the walnuts in a grinder first, so it comes out more like cream cheese...yum.
01-20-2005, 09:02 PM
You SHOULD be proud of yourself! Pizza was a favorite of mine, too. Do you have Alissa's book? It has a recipe for raw pizza that I hear is out of this world, although I haven't made it -- yet! It sounds like once you've had this raw pizza, you won't even miss the cooked kind! I really like SedonaSun's advice!
01-20-2005, 09:05 PM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d :d :d
01-20-2005, 10:04 PM
Youuuuuuuuuuu Rock Catherine !!!!!!!!!! What A Great Feeling --that's The Power Of Success.
01-21-2005, 05:09 AM
It is so wonderful to have a support group that really understands the challenges and victories. Ya'll "rawk"!! :D
01-21-2005, 07:01 AM
Way to go!!!
Hey, you guys that love cheese, like me....spend some time reading about what's really in cheese, and you'll lose that craving fast. I still look at the mac n' cheese in the deli wistfully sometimes, but now I know...how much pus is in that cheese.
Yep that's right...when you see pizza next time, think of it as pus on bread. Sorry, I know that's graphic and disgusting...but that's a lot of what it is.
If you read notmilk.org (?) you'll see what I mean. There are so many white blood cells in dairy now from the hormones they use to increase milk production in cows...their poor little overworked udders and teats are always infected. I read it takes 12 pounds of milk to make a pound of butter or cheese...so all those white blood cells are now concentrated---you're getting a lot of them in butter and cheese (and ice cream and milk chocolate).
One thing I'd be willing to try someday is raw cheese...from goats or sheep. But commercially produced cheese...I've found it easy to avoid with this new knowledge.
01-21-2005, 11:00 AM
Growing up poor, we got our cheese, butter, and milk from the farmer down the road. My parents bartered for eggs and dairy products. I never could get used to commercial milk, but cheese.... that is truly graphic. I think you spoiled me for commercial stuff.... (thanks! ;))
01-21-2005, 03:42 PM
The site is www.notmilk.com and then scroll down to the "P" section on the left hand side. You can also do a google search and find similar information. Ick. :eek:
01-21-2005, 04:01 PM
Pizza is a classic cooked food craving, I'm glad I'll never eat it again for the rest of my life. Cheese would be probably the first thing I'd go for when I used to eat cooked, delicious addiction for some reason. My victory is I went to a group Tuesday night and they had quite a spread of interesting cooked items, I didn't eat any of them. I don't exercise really, the average amount of walking I do is fine for me. :) :rolleyes: :o
01-21-2005, 04:17 PM
I hope with each passing up I do of cooked food, that it'll get a little easier each time. I'd like it to be second nature for me. second nature
An acquired behavior or trait that is so long practiced as to seem innate. in·nate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-nt, nt)
Possessed at birth; inborn.
Possessed as an essential characteristic; inherent. I wish my raw eating had been possessed from birth.
Part of why I like Raw is that there are very hard and fast lines drawn--raw, yes; cooked, no.I like this too. I know exactly what's in my category of raw fruit, vegetables and nuts, there's no unsurety. I can choose to not eat this way, but I always no exactly what I'm doing and what choice I'm making between cooked and raw. I don't eat chocolate and I'm not interested in raw chocolate either. :mad: :rolleyes: :eek:
01-21-2005, 04:29 PM
Hip hip hooray!! Three cheers for golfngardennut!!! Way to go!! WOOOHOOOO!!!
01-21-2005, 07:31 PM
For anyone wanted to know Alissa's pizza is great:) I usually make it about 2 or 3 times a month.
01-21-2005, 09:49 PM
Good for you golfngardennut!
Congrats golfngardnut! I too am I big pizza fan and a life-long cheese lover. Thanks to Smasty, that love affair is permanantly over!! (gross!) Now I know why I love this group, the encouragement to stay raw is never in short supply. Thanks for sharing your success golfngardnut and thanks for the info. Smasty! :)
01-22-2005, 04:42 PM
Thanks, Smasty - we stopped at Cheesecake Factory tonight after shopping. I ordered a salad, but almost couldn't eat it because the kid at the next table was eating a cheese pizza. When I saw all the cheesecake, all I could think of was pus. You did a good job, lady.... thanks again. Ugh
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