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11-01-2006, 06:25 PM
Ok, just had a molar removed at the surgeon's yesterday. I tried to stay raw...really really did. :( But the cold was killing my mouth. I even made raw pea soup and added cayenne to give the illusion of warmth. (room temp) and although this was yummy...my mouth is really really sensitive. So, I finally broke down and had some warm soup yesterday and today. Now my mouth is finally feeling a bit more normal. But my body is sluggish...congested in my chest and I'm so tired that I slept for three hours straight this afternoon. Any one have some good ways to push the cooked food out of my system quicker? (We are only talking broth and soft noodles.) Tomorrow I am going grocery shopping for some soft raw treats. I want to get right back on track. Any suggestions on raw room temperature soft stuff. (smoothies I do, but after three or four of them...I desperately miss chewing just a little)
Until this...I have been 100% raw, so, instead of beating myself up...I'd like to move forward in my raw journey. Any help raw friends would be so helpful! ;) Thank you all in advance. Raw (((HUGS)))
11-01-2006, 06:32 PM
Sorry your not feeling well Shel Shel. Your soup idea sounds like a great way to fill up. My suggestion is that either you let the base process longer in the processor, blender or vitamix or you could place your soup in the dehydrator for a while so that it is warm. If you do this with a base you can then add other vegatables to make it hardier.
You can also make tea by warming the water in the dehydrator. Nothing limits you other than your imagination!!
Hope you feel better soon!
11-01-2006, 07:18 PM
I hear you. Listen: When everything is going cool...and you have no pressure to make a decision to do something one way or another.......THEN you make the right decision. When you feel things are tough....or your in pain....you do whatever YOU think you have to do......to transcend that....and get through....to pursue your dreams. You'll get 100% support...and not much judgment from me or the wonderful folks on this board.
11-01-2006, 07:30 PM
Hey Shel. Love yourself and have peace girl. You are exactly how you are supposed to be in this life...human. Eating raw is a way of life and I try to never use it to beat myself up no matter what choices I make. It is my way of life even if I eat something else. Turning negative energy on myself brings negative energy into the body...which is far worse than any bowl of soup could ever be.
Love, love, love is the answer to all my problems today. Perfectionism is a form of self-abuse. Who needs it? I want peace and self-love.
The desire to be perfect is a defect of character for me. I like the saying, "perfection is the biggest enemy of greatness."
Shine that beautiful light of acceptance from within on yourself. :)
11-01-2006, 08:30 PM
Thank you for the wonderful idea about the dehydrator. I still don't have one yet, financially, things keep coming up. :o However, Saturday...it's mine! I will be raw gourmet cooking all weekend. LOL SO, I will definitely try to warm a bit of raw soup and then I could thicken it and make it a bit heavier with other veggies...which I didn't think to do. So, thank you. ;)
See...I got so hungry in the first place because for 5 days before the surgery, I was in so much pain that I had to blend raw just to drink through a straw...no chewing at all. Then these last few days, the thought of one more smoothie...I just found myself not eating...the pain wasn't worth it. After the surgery...nothing...then that night I was sooooooooo hungry and my husband was getting worried because I hadn't eaten. I was sooooooooooo hungry for anything. He made me Ramen Noodle soup and insisted I eat something. So, I thought...he loves me...this will feel good going down...I will go back to raw when I'm better. And I am. :)
Also, I appreciate the understanding. You guys are great.
Any ideas on foods that really help cleanse the body? I'm a bit bloated from the excess salt in the soup and I've been drinking lots and lots of water. But are there foods that help with digestion more than others? Again...it needs to be a bit soft as I am still recovering.
I have two more impacted teeth coming out in another month...so, I was hoping this thread could also help me prepare a bit better this next time. This impacted tooth got infected quickly...so, I really had no way to prepare. These others I can plan for. So any help would be great.
You are all awesome. Thanks again for the understanding.
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