View Full Version : How many times can you fall off of the wagon before it runs you over ?
09-23-2006, 06:08 AM
Hello. Was doing so well high raw and then fell off of the wagon this week. Bad and junk food galore. I am so craving raw food this morning -- the body is like -- what the heck is going on here??? I have 30 pounds that I want to release. I start out ok -- but them a stressful / emotional event triggers the need for comfort food -- which may be for the moment, but then creates a lot of "discomfort".
I am so glad that I have this board and all of the interesting people on it with whom to converse about our ups and downs -- it really makes me feel less frustrated about life -- and there are some people on this board who have faced tremendous struggles in their lives and are making it through. The talk about "raw" is great -- but I reallly admire the resilience of people here, as well.
This has been a tough year for me for a lot of personal reasons. I cannot go into great detail about it for security reasons, but I was trained for a job for 7 months and did not pass at the end of the training. There were a lot of physical and mental challenges involved and I had some struggles, but it was heart-breaking and embarrassing to not make it at the end. I had sold my home and moved for the job -- and did this all last minute, so it was one things after another.
I am trying so hard to get back on track with everything -- but I just feel so ovewhelmed and tired at times. :(
09-23-2006, 06:53 AM
I'm sorry you havn't been having a good year. From my understanding for some they can't do "high raw" because that leaves cooked still entering wich can cause the craving monster to surface once again. I know if I have one bite of something cooked it's a downwards spiral for months of nothing BUT cooked! Is it possible to do 100% raw at this time in your life? Sometimes weight won't be released when you're high raw if your body is reacting to the cooked you're putting in it, and or your body is detoxing some other ailment so it won't work on the weightloss until necessary! Good luck! Keep your hopes up, ok? It is possible. Each time you go raw it'll get easier and your body will get used to it and react worse each time you put something cooked in it. Eventually you'll say to yourself "i remember what it'll do to me and how i'll feel if i eat xyz" and you won't eat it! It's a wonderful feeling when you get to that point.
09-23-2006, 10:16 AM
I hear you! Remember that there is no wagon. There is only the level of raw food that is comfortable and right for YOU...and stretching from there. Holding yourself to some one else's level......or some raw guru's vision....is not the thing.
09-23-2006, 12:07 PM
I appreciate the supportive comments! :rolleyes:
09-23-2006, 12:09 PM
The best advice I ever received was "Take it ONE meal at a time"
09-23-2006, 12:16 PM
Girl, you've been doing awesome! :-) Congrats -- to a "Georgia" peach! :)
09-23-2006, 12:54 PM
thank you! Your next......
09-24-2006, 02:33 PM
Sorry to change the subject, but isn't today your "weigh-day" Lay-Lay? I cannot wait to see!! I am so encouraged by all your positive changes and your positive mental attitude. It really spurs me along on MY raw journey!
Moonstar, there is NO LIMIT to how many times you can "fall off the wagon" before it'll run you over!
It will NOT run you over. You may feel run over at times, but you are not. Life is a process and you are living it. We live, we try, we stumble, we learn, we try again. It is all the wagon wheel tracks in us that make us stronger!! Just think, you are way ahead of where you used to be. You are living and learning and that is all any of us can do.
Remember, it will all be okay in the end. If it is not okay, it is not the end!!!
DavidZaneMason, thank you for your comments. You continually inspire me from afar! Peace brother.
Lots of warmth, love, and grace to you!
09-24-2006, 03:58 PM
Just make sure you get on the wagon one more time than you fall off...
09-24-2006, 05:06 PM
You can do it. Try writing a meal plan every day and only having those foods in the house so there is no temptation. Have a non food reward at the end of every week you stay on plan. Soon it will just be habit and you will no longer crave cooked food. Stay strong, when you get emotional, write in a journal, call a friend, workout, read, anything that will feed your soul not your guilt.
Stay strong girl you have no where to go but up!
09-25-2006, 08:13 AM
I almost didn't reply, but then decided to share with you alittle about myself. I feel like I've spent the last year "going" 100% raw. I would do a 30 day challenge...then make it 2 months raw...and then I'd have a bad day. That bad day would turn into 2 months of spiralling down. Then, the whole time binge-ing...I would remember the feeling of raw. I'd get depressed! It might take me a couple of weeks to get it together, but I'd do another couple weeks or maybe 30 days raw....only to slip again. To some people, this is depressing...it was to me, UNTIL I realized this month that I've been on a journey....YOU ARE ON A JOURNEY. I KNOW....I KNOW.....I KNOW..... that raw is the only way I can be truly happy and at peace with MYSELF. It finally doesn't matter about my weightloss...others, CLOSE family members (NOT DH) commented about how good I looked earlier this year, but were REAL QUICK to comment that things "don't seem to be going too well on RAW now"....well of course they weren't because I wasn't 100%!! Their comments were very discouraging, and almost were my downfall. After much prayer, and searching my own self...I realized..."so what if I haven't done it "perfect" this year...I have made progress this year" just learning about RAW has been FORWARD progress.
Sorry for the long post...keep moving forward. Don't be so hard on yourself. Start a 30 day challenge AS SOON AS YOU CAN. Keep a journal and TELL YOURSELF how good you are feeling (you can look back at that during times of discouragement!!) YOU CAN DO IT!!! :D
Best of luck.
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