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07-21-2006, 05:19 PM
I've been so sad this week. I TOTALLY fell off the wagon. I was feeling so incredibly awesome, but work has been so busy that I just didn't have time to shop or to really prepare anything. I actually don't even like the food I've been eating, only eating it because I've been getting home so darn late and have nothing in my fridge!! Just thought I'd share my falling off the wagon story. I'm sad and I was doing sooo awesome. And just from this week, gained a hole 5 pounds back...thank you veggie pizza!! :<
How many times have you fell off the wagon...this is #2 for me.
jen :( :(
07-21-2006, 05:57 PM
Welcome to being a human hon, there's nothing wrong with an oops now and then *hugs*... Just get right back up there where you feel your best :)
Remember too that you can just go with fruits and veggies and handfuls of nuts and seeds while you're super busy, that way you don't have to worry about having all these prepared things. It does take quite a bit of time. If you have the time in the morning before work, stop by a grocery and pick up several fruits that you can nibble on during the day.
Hang in there, you'll get there again :)
07-21-2006, 06:04 PM
I have been off and on again for 3 years this month. I never go way way off the deep in, but still off.
The longest I have been 100% raw was 4 1/2 months. That time I was not commited to it as a lifestyle.
This time I am almost 3 months raw and I have made it a way of life. I am going the distance.
AND SO CAN YOU! Some transition and fall off often. Others have to hit rock bottom before they jump aboard. Others get one fall of once or twice and then make the long haul for life. Others jump on and hang onto the ropes and never let go.
I would say I fit into a few of those categories.
The point is at least we get on the wagon and if we fall off we grab hold of the ropes and pull ourselve back on.
07-21-2006, 06:35 PM
let's step back and take inventory here since this has happend to 99.99999999999% of us 99.999999999% of the time early on in our journey! :D
I take it you were still working back when you were doing awesome? i'll grant that a yes..............
since we know that work will not change and your will will be there during busy and days and even more busier days, what do you think will help you adapt to your raw eating lifestyle?
Some of the things I do as suggestions:
Make a list of fruits and veggies
Get a generalized list of fvuit deliveries to HFS
Plastic bags to chop them in.
Leave doable stuff in work frig and take out next morning to be at room temperature
IF you are a seet tooth, have raw treats avaiable but in limited quantities.
Journal your thoughts and feelings daily to see the relationship of eating/emotions
07-22-2006, 02:10 AM
Nah worries. You've got some good advice!
I just want to invite you to join one of my Living on Live Food Chef Certification Classes. It sounds like ya need some quick and easy recipes to help you over the hump. Along with learning different recipes you also get to meet new Raw Friends here in the Windy City, talk about raw, most of all eat and have some fun! Plus I sometimes may crack a joke or two just to make you laugh...who knows.
Chef Certification classes will be offered on July 30th, Aug 6, and Aug 13th from 1 pm - 5pm.
To register click on my website and go to about me.
Oh I almost forgot...make sure you bring your appetite!!
07-22-2006, 05:45 AM
-I hear you.
-There is no wagon. There is only a spectrum of raw food eating. Nobody eats 100% cooked, processed crap. You just have to be HONEST about the level of raw food that you ARE comfortable with......and is perfectly normal for you to eat for the rest of your life.....and then set small and intelligent goals that you are prepared to do daily. Let's face it....if you're not absorbing a healthy commitment forever.....then what's the point? Doing good has no end! :)
07-22-2006, 06:21 AM
I have been "falling off the wagon" for the past two weeks it seems! Don't feel bad about it, please don't!! Just go back to eating raw when you can. Keep cut up fruits and veggies in the fridge, ready to go. And buy in bulk if you can, so you won't run out of food. Go to a local farmer's market or Sam's or Costco, they will save you time and so much money!
07-22-2006, 01:56 PM
I fell off the wagon too this week. We were at Hogwarts summer camp and I ate some snacks and it's been down hill since.
07-22-2006, 02:30 PM
Hey Jen and everyone!
Sorry you aren't feeling so great! It's ok to "fall off the wagon." It will still be waiting there for you when you are ready to get back on. Next time, you'll be a better driver. =)
It's happened to all of us...
07-22-2006, 04:28 PM
I fell off the wagon too many times to count. I have been off and on raw for about 2 years now. I never even finished a 30 day 100% raw challenge, even thought I attempted that maybe like 60 times. LOL.
But this was a journey for me and I learned why raw did not work for me. Everytime I did a raw 30 day "challenge"....I would think of it as a diet and not a lifestyle.
After my last attempt of doing another "challenge" and then totally eating crap and SAD after....I thought I could never ever be raw. It was too drastic and too hard. But I felt awful...gained weight...complexion looked awful..etc...
I realized that I needed to treat it as a LIFESTYLE....and so far it has worked great for me. I no longer wait for my "30 day challenge" to be over to cheat.
This is what worked for me. I'm not against 30 day challenges....its just doesn't work for me.
I love raw now. I love this is my lifestyle. I remember every battle I had with raw and every frustration I had with myself. BUT I think it was all a blessing and a journey I needed to go through. I don't know if I may totally go off raw again....I might. But I know my mentality this time around is different. I finally GET what others say about this being a "LIFESTYLE". I haven't fell totally off the wagon since I treated this as a LIFESTYLE and COMMITMENT.
I relate alot to what iloverawfoods said......I too was not commited before...but this time I'm going the distance.
Don't feel bad....your on a journey and you will find your way. BTW I grew up in the windycity and will be going home to visit family in October. I hate the summers....its soooo humid.
07-22-2006, 07:06 PM
The first time I went raw for 3 weeks was just to loose weight for my friend's wedding, so after that I thought I can be just high raw, but I noticed, that this won't work for me partly because I have emotional eating problem, partly because it was much easier to grab something ready cooked than raw, so I ended up eating more cooked than raw. Second time I went raw two months after that wedding and this time I knew I wanted it for my and my children health. I stayed 6 months just raw and then I got scarry detox, when the room would spin around me. I got scared and ate some cooked crakers. Then it took me two weeks of bouncing back and forth untill warm soup painfully burned my stomach(I can't believe I was eating that all my life before!) and that awful experience kicked me back to raw. Since then I am all raw again for 2 months now. I got spinning detox again and just stuck it out - it went away after 20 hours and did not come back so far.
Jen, I'm sorry you're feeling so awful. I can relate. I just jumped back on the Raw Wagon after falling WAY off for the last two weeks. We can 'restart' together. Beating yourself up is a waste of time I learned... just makes it harder to get back to eating well again. You can do it!!!!
07-22-2006, 09:20 PM
Don't worry about it and don't let it throw you into a tailspin! Get motivated, go shopping for all the raw stuff you love, write down all the reasons you want to stay raw and keep on looking forward, not back!!! Learn from this experience. What can you do in the future to stay on track? Every experience has something valuable to teach us.
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