View Full Version : Need help!
06-23-2006, 02:32 PM
I am in need of some Help!
I have had a 2 day cooked / junk binge.
I really thought I was past the cooked food.
UNTIL my Husband came home with a bunch of junk. (which he promised he would never do again)
I hated to do it; but I put ALL of it in the trash!
I wasted about 70$ in food, but I couldn't take it back!
For one didnt know where the receipt was.
I HAD TO!
My sanity was on the line!
I feel like I am in a cooked food carb dazed haze.
I could really use some motivation!
I am back at square one.
Has this happened to anyone before?
06-23-2006, 02:42 PM
I did happen to me last year and it has taken me a year to get back raw. At least you are wanting to start over right away. Now maybe the junk cravings will be out of your system for good.
06-23-2006, 02:46 PM
The question is... was it really food... or just something pretending to be food? *grin*
You must be so proud to take such definitive action - congratulations!
06-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Yes, we have all done that! You are not alone. The last time I did...it jump started my 30 day 100% challenge. So, just look at it as the best kick in the pants you could give yourself and jump back in the ring! You can do it! Raw Rawks! (21 days and counting! ;) )
06-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Oh yeah, that has happened to me many times and it felt so horrible because I had to start ALL over again. This time around I'm 100% and never allowing myself to give in to a craving for cooked again. Otherwise, like you said, I'll go insane! Don't worry, you'll be fine, just get back on raw and don't look back and in the future, that hubby of yours needs a serious talking to and I know he was trying to do good but obviously he doesn't take your raw food needs seriously so he needs to be shown exactly what you need and maybe not allowed to do the shopping any longer. If he truly knew about your raw food diet then I can't imagine why he would bring those things home unless he was trying to change your mind. I hope that he just forgot, or something. Now that's a prime example of the daze and forgetfullnes that cooked food promotes, eh? You'll get back to good health soon. Maybe a good water fast will help get those toxins out faster and might also show hubby how serious you are about this as well. Keep telling yourself that these cooked cravings will get you no where and will only bring trouble for the short amount of decent taste that they bring You are above this.
06-23-2006, 04:38 PM
I just did the exact same thing for the last two days. Yesterday I felt so horrible about it. I ate such crap for lunch. I actually went to Taco Bell, if you can believe it. Jeezus! I vowed to go back to raw today. I only ate raw for dinner last night. And I am back to 100% raw today. I think I know the reason I fell off the wagon. It was because I wasn't 100%. I really believe Alissa and others when they say you have to be 100% or you will get cravings otherwise. Last week I started eating sprouted bread and sprouted tortillas (thinking it wasn't too bad) and I think that's what screwed me up. I started getting depressed, irritable again and began to crave junk food. I fell off the raw wagon big time.
Well I am back and I have only had pure raw today and I am feeling really good again. I am starting the 30 day challenge today. I really want to see what happens.
Just start again tomorrow. You will be fine. I think everyone goes through this. We should never beat ourselves up about it. It's hard. But just hug yourself. You are not perfect. None of us are.
06-23-2006, 04:41 PM
PS. Regarding your husband. I don't think you can really blame him especially if he isn't raw and you are. My boyfriend isn't raw and I don't get mad at him for bringing home SAD food. I just have to make sure and not look at it! Sometimes I leave the room while he is eating. I think being raw for such a short time still makes me vulnerable. I try not to be around temptations as much as possible. But when I was doing 100%. I didn't have a problem. They cravings weren't there.
06-23-2006, 05:25 PM
ALL you can do is set small goals and keep them - and be satisfied with THAT. If you fail at your goals - set smaller ones and suceed! Success breeds more success - no matter how small.
-If you ARE going to eat what YOU think are poor food choices....don't feel bad about it....just eat the food (or whatever) with great CONSCIOUSNESS. With great AWARENESS. When you truly FEEL what that poor food is doing....you will gain the motivation that discipline cannot provide.
-Either do not eat poor food (and feel good).....or eat the poor food and learn and re-commit from the experience (and feel good). But PLEASE: Don't eat poor food and feel bad! Ha! ha! Or think that you HAVE to live up to some arbitrary standard that you (or some guru) set!
-Be honest with the level that YOU are at. Be honest with the level of raw food that YOU ARE comfortable with right NOW....and work your way up from there. THAT is ground you can gain traction on!
-Success to you!
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