View Full Version : Ate S.A.D. after 2 years raw! :(
12-29-2006, 11:31 PM
I gave in!!!!
For two long years, I have eaten all raw. Got thru two years' worth of Holiday meals, 100 percent raw...until today... I caved in.... ate cooked Ezekiel bread, raw cheese and then Popcorn!!!
Now, I am wondering where do I start now? Somehow, I feel i have to start all over again.. this is hard to do once I started on eating cooked, It's very hard now to stop.
Just wanted to vent. Sorry if it sounds like I am complaining. Just feeling like a sort of failure! Don't know why I am writing this, I guess it's good thearpy do thanks for listening.
12-29-2006, 11:40 PM
Wow, two years raw ... CONGRATULATIONS!
I will get there one day too!
From my slips, and I don't even know how may *days* I've been raw in a row, I wouldn't beat myself up. I'd pick myself up, brush off the dust, and start the day with a huge green smoothie and go forward from there! :D
No problem on the venting ... that's what we're here for!
12-30-2006, 03:16 AM
You sneezed, that doesn't mean you are going to sneeze forever...
Laugh at yourself! ;)
You don't need to start again, you ARE a raw foodist!:)
(Of course, I don't underestimate the potential power of the food addiction
often in the background of obesity. But again, this isn't a catastrophe.)
12-30-2006, 03:52 AM
Wendee don't beat yourself up over one slip up in 2 years! You should feel proud of yourself for doing a great job for 2 years and realize you are human and it was just a slip up. Get back on the horse! ;)
12-30-2006, 04:20 AM
Hey! Youve done so well - 2 years raw is fantastic. :D Im sure lots of raw people eat cooked food at some point in there journey. If I cud go a day without cooked I'd be happy lol let alone wot you have achieved. Please try to not let it make you feel you are back at square one. Im sure you can get back on the wagon just as easily.
12-30-2006, 04:30 AM
Wendee-i wouldn't call yourself a failure at all! Look at the cooked things you ate: sprouted bread and popcorn. They are both relatively healthy foods and will probably only add to health if eaten once and awhile.
12-30-2006, 07:17 AM
-You don't have to 'hold out' against other things that make you feel good - but that YOU think are bad for you in the long run...like hard drugs. What's the difference with food?
-One does not succeed at something long term by fighting and holding out against all the bad....but by passionately living and being what YOU have determined to be good. You can't back your way into heaven! Ha! ha! If you see what I mean! :)
-In other words: A superior-ly strong motivation will win out over a shaky discipline every time. If you truly WANT what YOU think are poor food choices...you will eventually find a way to get them. If you truly do not want them....you will eventually find a way to do without them.
-Just my experiences / opinions. What do you think?
-David Z. Mason
12-30-2006, 08:59 AM
Pretend that you didn't eat cooked and make your next meal raw and every meal after that. That's what I'm doing when I mess up. I pretend like I didn't and keep going.
12-30-2006, 09:21 AM
Sounds like a teachable moment. Document what you learned about self from the craving and the post slip feeling, and then move on.
Another thought is that you can count yesterday 12/29/06 as an intercallendary day. Meaning in the grand scheme of things it's not a day really on the normal callendar. The BAhai Religion has four days like this, sometime in Feb I think which just don't fit their normal calendar of 19 day 19 month calendars. Yesterday was also a fasting day for muslims around the world with today being a celebratory EID day.
Erase it from thine memory and move on to
2007 YOUR THIRD YEAR RAW
HaPpY nEw YeAr :D
12-30-2006, 10:03 AM
I am thanking all of you as I sit here drinking a green smoothie and taking in all the wonderful, positive feedback from all of you. :D
12-30-2006, 11:25 AM
Forgive yourself and move on. Don't dwell on it. Assert that you are a raw foodist. Keep telling yourself that over and over. Just don't even think about the slip up. It is in the past and doesn't matter. Remind yourself of how great you are doing.
All the best,
12-30-2006, 11:55 AM
:D Thank you :D
12-30-2006, 12:00 PM
i dont drink, but every now and then i have a glass of wine. you are only human!! stand back and look at the overall picture! You are doing this for your health, and im sure the damage you did from that small amount of food is nothing compared to the benefits of your every day eating! I slipped in some birthday cake the other day and started to feel bad, until i realized what everyone else ate that day in addition to the cake...
and hey at least you didnt slip up on pizza, that one ALWAYS gets me!
12-30-2006, 09:52 PM
Ezekiel bread isn't SAD :) Just pick yourself up and keep going. You don't have to start over again - your digestive system is used to raw, and you'll be back on raw in no time.
I have my cooked moments too, but even then I'm still a raw foodist - I cool the rice below 47, then add a huge bowl of raw veggies.
Don't bother counting gongless days. Consider it epagomenal, as lifeAgift said. :)
12-31-2006, 12:20 PM
:D Thank you! :D
Feeling better about stuff today.... :)
12-31-2006, 02:23 PM
Two years...WOW. Instead if beating yourself up, you should honor yourself for having treated your body/spirit so well for two full years. Some of us (me, me, me) have difficulty attaining raw for two months; some two weeks. Be proud and do what you know is the right thing for yourself.
I admire you!
12-31-2006, 04:51 PM
:D :D Thank you! :D
12-31-2006, 05:44 PM
So tell us the changes you've noticed in 2 years raw! I imagine your life is completely changed.
12-31-2006, 07:31 PM
Wendee, great advice from all particularly "pretend you didn't eat cooked and make your next meal raw" and "erase it from thine memory and move on." What I am most interested in though is what have been the changes after 2 years? That' what I really want to know. You must feel phenominal! Dish! :D
12-31-2006, 08:28 PM
Like the song says "Pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again. . . " (I think). Yeah I would be so proud of me if I were you . . . Phhhttt! . . . 1 slip! Fahgetahbowtit!
12-31-2006, 08:55 PM
:D thanks! :D
01-01-2007, 11:30 AM
Well done for doing so long on raw!! Wow, that is amazing. A few slip ups are nothing, just a learning process really. It is all about the journey. You are still raw vegan and doing fantastic!! Keep up the good work! Let the slip ups go and just move on rawkin!
Sharon in Colorado
01-01-2007, 11:34 AM
Wendee that is amazing. Congratualtions on all those improvements!
I think the worst thing that many of us do, are just blowing it even further, because we slipped. You say to yourself "I already screwed up, so I may as well eat all kinds of junk now" I think that is what gets most of us in trouble.
The key is continuing and not looking back. Just look forward.
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