View Full Version : Need some encouragement
07-17-2006, 08:20 PM
Hello, i been very stressed the past couple of weeks. And i started eating like i did before i went 97% raw. i've gained 15 pounds and i feel horrable. :mad: just wondering has this happened to anyone else?? thanks
07-17-2006, 08:25 PM
I've only been Raw for almost 3 weeks now but falling back into the "normal" thing has happened to me SO MANY times!!!!
Stress does weird things to us, makes us revert back to behaviors and foods we'd rather not have.
Jump right on back into raw like you were before :) You already know how wonderful you felt while you were raw, and your body will remember too. Starting now, just say "ok here I go" and even come join us in the July Challenge!!!
You can do it :) And you will. Have confidence in it!!! YAY!
07-17-2006, 08:27 PM
oh yeah, many times. Just get back on raw and figure out what all went wrong later. You can do it! I'm cheering for you!
07-18-2006, 10:44 AM
It's very common for people to return to previous eating habits. Habits are very hard to break, especially with something as complicated for a lot of people as their relationship with food. Don't worry about it, don't be negative to yourself about it. Simply decide to learn from it, what could you have done differently? and move on. Get back on raw and keep on going. :-)
07-18-2006, 11:00 AM
Oh YES, I've done this sooooo many times, I can't even count,
but the BEST thing to do is to give yourself a big pat on the back for coming here for support.
YOU ARE DOING SO GREAT!!!
when I used to revert to eating SAD, I'd feel so embarassed, that I wouldn't post, I wouldn't admit it to anyone, I wouldn't journal, I wouldn't even come here and read, LOL
And yet you are here, posting, reading and asking for help.
How GREAT is that?
REALLY GREAT!!!! That's how GREAT that is.
You are doing soooo very well, to KNOW what you are doing. you are doing something that you don't want to do, and NOW all you need to do is to make up your mind that you are sick and tired of feeeling sick and tired.
Please know that you are in the right place for support on your raw lifestyle choices.
So, go to the store, buy the fresh fruits and veggies that you really love, and take them home and eat them, then do it again, and again, and again.
Now, just KNOW that WHEN YOU ARE READY, you will be able to do this, not before, not after, but when you are ready, you WILL be able to do this.
It will just happen, it may be today. and it may be right now!!!
You may be on your first day of being raw forever, only YOU know for sure.
07-18-2006, 11:04 AM
You have made the right choices to get to this point.
I know that it is hard sometimes to lean on others but that is exactly what this place is for, Thus, all the forums to try and cover everything!
A shoulder, a hug, a laugh, a tear, info and guidence
After eating 100% Raw for 33 days I see that my jounrey was NOT all about the weight but all the other issues that go with it.
A fruit that I would not have even looked at 2 months ago is now my partner!!
I hold a Mango (personal fav) and I look at it smell it and KNOW that it will help me to continue on the journey and path I have chosen and that means all my metal ills as well as physical ones.
Be good to yourself, take the time, reflect, read read read, ask and tell.
Stay and enjoy the great people here who share the same basic journey.
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