View Full Version : Blew it this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Well, i went off of raw for my dinners this weekend...BUT i am right back into it....went for a 5 mile run this morning in hopes to feel as cleared out as possible....it is really hard for me to go thru the weekend and socializing and stay totally raw....but i do know that during the week i am on to completely...one day, i will be able to extend raw into my weekend nights more and more,,,,but , it is what it is......thx
07-03-2006, 03:00 PM
I thought raw was easy. I flew through 32 days. Then I went on vacation. I blew it 5 days out of 6. I came back home and for 4 days was raw. Then went to my parents' for Father's Day, and blew it again. I've realized when I'm at home, alone (I live alone,) raw is a breeze; but as soon as I'm in a social situation, or with someone who isn't raw, I slip in a heartbeat. Now it's been 2-3 weeks since then, and I've been raw with no problem once again. I'm hoping I can last through whatever my next social situation is.
07-03-2006, 04:19 PM
-If you are finding things EXCEPTIONALLY hard - and cannot meet your goals.........DON'T listen to raw gurus......or even your own mind......take SMALL steps.
-Start at a place that IS very comfortable....and stretch from THERE. Be VERY honest. Bite the bullet....set small goals and succeed. For success breeds more of the same. Failures (no matter how noble) tend to breed more failures.
-If you fail.....just re-commit and set smaller goals. Don't let anyone tell you that YOUR goals are too small....or not meaningful enough....
-DON'T compare your situation to some one else's.....when it comes to what's right for YOU.
-Talk to the experts...do the research...then make YOUR decision.....and pursue it with joy....because it is your own.
-You WILL succeed!
07-03-2006, 05:23 PM
If you slip up, just hop right back on that very second. I hear people around me say "Oh just start again tomorrow." What's wrong with starting over that second? :)
You can do it!!! :D
07-03-2006, 05:28 PM
thats why they call it a journey
07-03-2006, 06:25 PM
Hang in there! I was raw all day yesterday and then I ate some cooked foods. BUT, I still came away one pound lighter, and believe me, at parties I could easily gain 2 or 3 pounds, if not more. Social situations are still hard for me, too. But I figure that I"m doing a wonderful thing for my body by eating raw. I think that I will eventually get to 100%, and this is such a huge improvement over the way that I was eating before that I am not going to beat myself up for a slip. I just get right back on, and I could NEVER do that on SAD.
07-03-2006, 11:13 PM
thank you all so much for your open and unjudgemetal words of wisdom!
how wonderful is it to put out your stuff and be greeted with openess
best!!!!! pink halo
07-04-2006, 01:32 AM
just know there is not failure, only feedback
so when you do something that you don't wish to do, learn from it, then go from there.
sounds like you are doing wonderfully, back on raw.
congratulations, It always took me months, and sometimes years to get back to raw, YIKES!!!
07-04-2006, 02:46 AM
dont worry even if you eat raw allday and cooked meals at night you are still giving your body great loads of all the good stuff! :)
LIfe is meant to be enjoyed...even if you eat raw 90% of the time..it is better than eating cooked 90% of the time.This is not a diet its a lifestyle..so for that reason it should fit in with you and when eating raw is not possible do the best you can.
07-04-2006, 07:10 AM
I agree with Pink Halo. no one jumped down her throat about her slip. And on one went on and on about how you MUST be 100% raw. I loved the post about doing what works for us...it's true. I know what my intentions are, I'm doing this for my health, and I'm loving it. For the first time in probably 25 years (or more) I don't feel guilty and obsessive over food. AND...I'm taking off weight. Since July 2, I've taken off 1.5 pounds.
Folks, that's UNHEARD of, for me to lose weight during a holiday! I went to a party and indulged in cooked food that wasn't even vegetarian. I enjoyed it. BUT, when I came home, I had some lovely peaches and the next day I ate raw, except dinner. (I haven't figured out how to do beans and stuff raw yet. And I have some recipes I LOVE for lentil burgers and such)
I love it!
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