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11-04-2006, 07:19 PM
I feel horrible :eek: :eek: :eek:
I can't get back into raw, I just can't. It's making me very depressed because i've become less active (probably because of weight gain.. :mad: )
I've gained and lost the same 6 pounds over and over, that can't be healthy! I don't feel healthy. I am 100% vegan, eating less vegetables everyday!
Why am I ruining my body? The worst thing is, I know I could be raw and feel sooo much better and look so much better, but I'm not. :(
I really need help/information/advice to get me back on raw!! Please help with whatever you can.
11-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Its a horrible situation to be in, I know the feeling. When you're stuck in a rut and constantly worrying about being raw, it makes it that much harder.
I know a lot of people would disagree with me, but I think you should stop thinking about becoming raw for the short time being. Concentrate on eating a healthy cooked diet, incorporating salads and fruit smoothies, the things you really enjoy raw into your cooked diet which could be lightly steamed veggies and stuff, things that you won't get addicted to like bread or oats or sugar.
Hope this helps a bit. When I get too obsessed with raw but Im constantly failing, I find after one or two weeks back on cooked Im ready to try raw again. Maybe this may be the case for you.
Love Seren xXx
11-04-2006, 07:49 PM
ive been going through a really rough time (life stuff) and hit a bump in the road for like two and half weeks. finally back to where i want to be with my eating. this is my honest advice.
first, seriously, stop beating yourself up emotionally. you arent a failure. you arent a crapy person. you arent destroying yourself.
take a breath. relax. try to center yourself. seriously, take it one meal at a time. not ALL things in life can/should be done shotgun style. if it's too rough to go 100% just like that, then dont. it IS ok. tackle one meal at a time. give yourself credit for everything that you are doing for yourself. it isnt easy being vegan period. seriously, it's not like you're out eating fried dough.. and if you were, it's ok in that it doesnt make you a crapy person. you have the desire to eat a certain way. so nurture that desire with as much hopeful and possative thought as you can. your thoughts can and do shape your life (and thats true whether you believe it or not).
again, one meal at a time. and if you can't do the whole meal 100% raw, then set a smaller goal of just making sure there's SOMETHING raw in the meal along with the other stuff.. and then slowly start changing the ratio.
you can do it. and more importantly, you WILL do it. we're all here to help and support each other. take advantage of it.
lots of love and good vibes
11-04-2006, 07:49 PM
Relax, breath a deep breath. I have been there, especially at the beginning. Take a relaxing bath, journal your emotions , get them out of you. Now once you release this, then your mind will be alot clearer, the path will be more visible. Ask yourself what you should do, Do this once all your emotional issues have been expressed ABOUT not being able to do the RAW thing,how it makes you feel.... Then you will be clearer, your vibes a lil higher... Follow your guts... You have the answer within you. Just clear the junk away to be able to hear it... I swear, try it... And see what your heart comes up with...
Ask the question to yourself, What should I do?
11-04-2006, 08:07 PM
I second what grnstar77 said. "so nurture that desire with as much hopeful and possative thought as you can. your thoughts can and do shape your life (and thats true whether you believe it or not)." I also would try and make one day for meal planning and preperation of your food. Think of the little Ant that said I know I can, I know I can, I know I can, I know I can, and you can.
11-05-2006, 12:19 AM
I agree that the journal is a very helpful way to go. Document your day with all honestness and draw out a plan for the next day. While you probably won't fulfill the plan a 100% you'll do a whole lot better then having no plan. I notice when I don't write in my journal I have a lot less discipline. Another way is to stop eating completely for 24 hours, let yourself get hungry and then leaf through a nice raw food cookbook with good pictures. Get excited about the good food.
11-05-2006, 04:51 AM
I just got out of that. I have realized that everytime I stray, there is some sort of reason...like something makes me feel uncomfortable about the change in my life...or some situation that stresses me out and I try to numb it out with cooked or raw food. This is the conclusion that I have come to...that to not be upset with myself...put my concerns out to/God/Goddess/Universe (whatever you believe in.) And wait for the intuitive understanding to come back and make sense of all of the crazyness. I have tried on my own to analyze it out and try to figure it out...but sometimes we just need help. Don't get upset. You will get out of this hole...just believe it will happen, and visualize yourself out of the hole. I wish you love and luck!
I love your name tiny strawberry by the way. It's cute!
11-05-2006, 06:41 AM
Everyone has given such great response. The only thing I want to add is on the exercise/weight gain and getting down about it. Sometimes I find I get off track or down I get going on a daily walk. It can be 10-15-20- more ! It does not matter, when we get inactive it does effect or mood and attitude. So get some exercise each day and see if that helps you get back into caring about the diet change to raw.
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