View Full Version : 2 Weeks
10-17-2006, 08:46 PM
Starting tomorrow, until Halloween, I am going 100%. I've done a couple of days at a time, 3 at most, but never more. I've been partial for a while, then have had a huge two week binge.
Of course, I'd like to do more than 2 weeks, but for me, that's a goal that doesn't sound too hard, so that's what I'm going to start with. I'm posting, to make myself feel more responsible to do it. If others know I'm doing this, it wwould be harder to quit kwim?
So here goes :D
10-17-2006, 08:49 PM
Congratulations on taking this step, we are all here for you, please make sure to post often while in this transition.
10-17-2006, 09:01 PM
WOO HOO! Another member into the Raw world! YAY! Like RP said, we're here for you!
10-17-2006, 09:42 PM
Thank you! I haven't stayed 100% previously b/c I'm breastfeeding, and always got concerned about my milk lowering, or the taste. But I'm just going to drink tons of water and have green smoothies every day to keep it up.
I'm really hoping to keep going every 2 weeks :)
10-17-2006, 10:03 PM
To show my support for you I will do this with you! I wish you the very best and just know that you have someone else out there supporting you!
10-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Hey that's awesome! Thanks so much :D
10-18-2006, 01:35 AM
One day at a time, that's how you do it, also one Bite at a time works even better.
This LifeStyle is a Journey and My Friend you are in the Driver Seat, you call the shots. We are here for Support and to rescue you if you become Lost. I hope that during these 2 weeks you fall madley in Love with RAW and you never look back.
Always keep food handy for Snacking, fruit etc. Keep Vegetables prepared for a fast Salad. NEVER let yourself go tooooo long without eating.
I am waiting for you at the finish line, be it 2 wks or a Life Time......
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW...Welcome to MY World...
10-18-2006, 07:35 AM
I'm excited. On days when I've done 100% raw, I've always felt so good, then when I eat SAD, I always feel so gross and bloated, and tired and fat, so I'm super psyched to do this!!!!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
10-18-2006, 07:54 AM
I'm with you sunshine!! I read your reply to my 'ignorant' post...I think you're on to something. I'll go for 100% until Halloween too!! Heck, I've been up for 4 hours and so far, so good....;)
10-18-2006, 08:54 AM
One thing I'm going to try to focus on, is not what I can't eat, but how I won't feel. Focusing on the negative is something I think a lot of people do at times when things are hard. So for me, during that time I know focusing on good food won't help, so instead I'll focus on all the things I won't feel- gross, tired, fat, sluggish and so forth, and then try to focus on how good I feel.
Also, I think anytime I want to give up, I'll come to this post, and I hope everyone else joining in will do so. Promise yourself before eating any cooked food, to first post in this thread, and then we can support each other through the journey!
10-19-2006, 08:52 AM
1 day down, 13 to go! Feeling good! Kellibelli and ljcoolj, how did you guys do? How are you feeling?
10-19-2006, 09:10 AM
Too funny...I was just getting ready to post a thread about how good I'm feeling today!! Day 3 and all is GREAT! You're advice about focusing on how bad you WON'T feel by skipping something is really helping me. I know 3 days isn't much, but its amazing how much lighter I already feel. My stomach is aching somewhat, I think its just trying to get use to all the fiber. Been thru it before so I'm not surprised. My body is majorly cleaning out..if you know what I mean? ;) My hubby and I are going to a Halloween party Saturday night, so I'm already planning on how I'm going to handle it. I think the best course of action is to eat a HUGE salad before we go and I'm going to take lemon water to drink all evening. People are going to be wondering why I'm not drinking beer...I'm just gonna tell them that I'm the designated driver....which I'm sure I will be. I'm already thinking about how good I'm going to feel Sunday morning when I don't blow it at the party. Keep me posted Sunshine...we're going to do this!!!
10-19-2006, 09:02 PM
Almost 2 days down. I am so hungry!
My problem(s) when doing raw: I do not like almost all vegetables. I really hate them. I do try to drink green smoothies, but it's a chore, but I'm doing them. However, I bascially just eat fruit, and at that, I like fruit, but not tons. I'm not a big fan of nuts either.
My second problem, is that when raw, if I'm hungry, I'll get sick of apples or whatever, so then I just won't eat. So right now I'm hungry.
I like how I feel, I like how I look, I really want to stay another 12 days. I'm committed to that. But thinking if I wanted to continue brings me down b/c I don't want to barely eat or eat just fruit, so then I tend to think why bother? But I really believe in the health benefits and I love how I feel (except for being hungry).
10-19-2006, 09:53 PM
Maybe try some dried fruits, as they might help fill you up. Are there any nuts that you like? Have you tried seeds? Like sunflower, pumpkin, and hemp? They might help give you that "fuller" feeling as well...
Also, if you're not a fan of eating nuts themselves, what about almond butter with apple slices? Or banana slices? That always makes me feel really full.
10-20-2006, 06:42 AM
Thanks! I think I'll try to make some fruit leather this weekend. I mixed some sunflower seeds (raw) with raisins late last night, and it was very fulling!
10-21-2006, 02:14 PM
This is the longest I've ever been. Before, at the end of day 3, I'd be dizzy and worried about breastfeeding so I'd quit. But I feel good! I feel great, except for a bit hungry. Last night we were at the mall and I was so hungry, and could smell all the food and didn't give in! I know I need to eat more raw in order to stay on it, and I will, just sort of adjusting right now. I mostly eat apples and the smoothie, but will try the fudge or something. I've lost weight too which has really helped me to stay on track. I have 9-12lbs to lose before I'm at my ultimate goal, so maybe in another 10.5 days I'll be pretty close! :D
10-21-2006, 02:23 PM
Very good! You go girl! That is RAWsome that you didn't give in at the mall. Your body is thanking you. Don't focus on how much MORE you have to lose, focus on how well you feel and how much energy you have.
If you are hungry, do up a green smoothie. They fill you up!
10-21-2006, 03:55 PM
Yay for you! Keep it going, you will feel great. Don't let detox derail you.
10-21-2006, 04:24 PM
Hey Sunshine! Have you tried some veggies or fruit that you've never tried before? You might be surprised at what you like. The variety is endless. Variety is key for me so that I don't get bored. Maybe just start experimenting a little more...keep us posted!
10-22-2006, 09:51 PM
Thank you everyone for the encouragment!
I'm not really doing the raw for weight loss, although seeing the scale move is definitely an incentive to keep going.
I haven't tried any need foods yet- I don't think I'm there yet, but if I ever did love veggies, I would love that!
Today was day 5. I'm hungry still ;)
I had nuts today (have had a bit each day) and I have some stomach cramping. I don't think I really like nuts :rolleyes:
I wanted SAD today. Just because I was in a happy mood. Crazy I know. I love pizza- just cheese pizza, so it would be hard to replicate raw I think.
I'm surprised I didn't give it, I was just so happy, and thinking aw, why not? But I didn't. I focused on how I'm enjoying how I'm feeling, even if I'm not enjoying what I'm eating.
9 days to go :D :D :D
10-22-2006, 10:04 PM
I'm not tired. Has anyone else felt like this early into raw? Last night I was awake for most of the night. I bf through the night, and have for the past two years, so I'm used to interrupted sleep.
Right now I feel lazy in that I don't want to do anything, but I'm wide awake. I want to go to bed just 'cause I know I'll be up through the night, but this morning I wasn't tired at all.
I'm a bit more irritable at my dh at times, but I'm laughing at myself after being grouchy.
Overall though, things are going well.
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