View Full Version : my first day!
01-05-2007, 09:45 PM
well, i made the plunge. this is it. this is the first time i haven't overanalyzed my decision to go raw. every other time, i was so sad about not being able to eat the old foods i used to eat, i would stop being raw. but i have been thinking a lot, specifically about why it is so hard for me to just do it!! obviously i want to go raw or i wouldn't keep going back and forth about it. so what's so hard about it? i keep asking myself. this is something i want. so i'm going to do it. why is that such a hard thing to come to terms with? beats me. well, i'm here and i'm evolving into the very thing i want to be. it takes time, i suppose. i made my decision today. this is what i want. this is going to be part of my identity. besides, i freakin live in nyc and it's super easy to get raw foods. so what is my problem??? so that's why decided. i'm raw. so easy...yet so hard.
01-05-2007, 10:44 PM
You must be my twin haha! :D
We are alike!
01-05-2007, 11:10 PM
yey! This is amazing news!! you rawk sooo much!! Keep up with raw and you will be amazed that you didn't go raw years ago!!
01-06-2007, 06:30 AM
I think we are all torn when switching to raw. It is easy to forget in that moment of craving about all the reasons you went raw in the first place. I think it is hard because it is an addiction - plain and simple. If it were not I think it would be easy. Also we are indoctronated from a very young age about cooked/processed food being a 'reward'. I remember having food addictions very young.
Like any addiction though, I believe it can be overcome with the correct mental approach. I smoked for years and struggled with giving up untill one day I quit and Ive never looked back and because I was so sure I was giving up it was actually easy.
If all parts of you are in agreeance that you are quiting something it will be easy. If there are conflicting parts of you it will inevitably be hard.
I am struggling also with the raw/cooked thing. But I believe that if I keep going I will get there - and so will everybody. :D
01-06-2007, 10:45 AM
"If all parts of you are in agreeance that you are quiting something it will be easy. If there are conflicting parts of you it will inevitably be hard."
I love that. It is soooo true. If you just decide to do something and that's it...that's the way it is going to be, then it won't be a big deal. I think I'm just trying to reinforce the fact that it's NOT A BIG DEAL. I have made a decision to be healthy. It's food. I can still eat. I can still enjoy food. And with the addiciton thing, I have to recreate comforting feelings...but just with healthy, raw food. Why can't I have those same feelings with good for me food? Well, I know that the fact that the sugar sparks the seratonin, it won't be exactly the same, but I have to find happiness in other things. This is going to be an awesome journey of self discovery. I am really excited. I can't wait till it's been a month and i can see the changes! Thanks for all your support in my journey. :)
01-06-2007, 12:35 PM
When I start feeling good from raw and I think - oh what will it hurt to have a sit-down dinner with my family? (They really want me to eat their food with them) and I slip - and then the next day I feel like I had a night of hard drinking.......Ohhhhhh!
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