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01-06-2007, 01:45 AM
This may seem a lil extreme.... But maybe it's needed. Take it all with a grain of salt.
Before I went 100% raw, the things I did to make sure I stuck with it and never looked back again. Now 1 1/2 years later.
1. threw away all my pots and pans. Yep, tossed those babies. It was scary.
2. The weeks before I started cleaning my internal house I ATE EVERY SINGLE FAST FOOD, PIZZA I COULD THAT WEEK. I had Dominoes, Hamburgers, Carls Jr, Denny's...etcetc.. junk food from the grocery store I ate everything I "loved" 2 the point of literally NOT GIVING A FLYING *CUSS WORD* if I ever eat it again. Literally the night before I started cleansing... I had ordered a large cheese pizza from Dom's with side of garlic bread and marinara, The woman knew me by name and knew my order before I even spoke -thats how much I ordered from them. So as I was sitting there by myself eating my usual dinner--- I thought after eating all this junk food for the past weeks and not judging myself for it.... That --IF I NEVER SEE ANOTHER PIZZA, HAMBURGER, CARL -DENNY-IHOP-DONALDS-BURGER KING again, I would survive. I was soooo DONE u couldnt stick enuff forks in me. I was over it. I was finished.
3. During the process of my great food binge -however- I was studying the raw diet, health etc... AHAHA as Im sitting there eating my usual at IHOP ( yep they knew me there 2) I have these giant books about Healthy Eating, Conscious Eating...Raw Living, funny. But it made the transition easier.
If I could tell myself then, what I know now, would be... RELAX, dont be so hard on yourself, you can do it. Keep going.
But I truly think that It's because of my eating everything I loved so much, to the point I was sick and tired, that really helped keep me with it... I felt like theres no where to go but RAW. Im done.
So have a going out of business party, eat EVERYTHING U LOVED and cherished a week before a cut off date, and IT WILL BE EASIER.. It will be a new memory u have about this food... a gross one. Not a loving one... Might help.
Just my crazy thoughts here. lol
01-06-2007, 02:00 AM
I have thought about chucking my cooking necessities like pots and pans as well as covering my stove burners and using my microwave as a storage type item...I AM SO SCARED!!! No doubt the effectiveness in doing these things would be tremendous...but I am nervous. Here's the thing, I...uh...I dont know...I cant think of anything worthwhile to say that justifies me holding onto those items other than to say that I am scared. What are your thoughts???
01-06-2007, 02:06 AM
Yeah, it's good to get rid of all that stuff. I remember before we left Detroit when we were really ALL tryiing to be raw, my husband suggested we get rid of our stove. Now THAT was an awkward and scary moment. But he built a nice little counter that had my appliances and it also doubled as a cutting/prep area. I miss that counter. But we live in an apartment now and can't get rid of the stove and alas, the fam is not all raw anymore so... :rolleyes:
I've also thought about the "binging thing" but that doesn't work for everyone...for some it just ends up being the "last supper syndrome" that one never really gets past...but you do have some good ideas with the cut-off date...but one has to be strong enough to get through that considering the withdrawals one has to go through after something like that.
01-06-2007, 02:07 AM
I'm not the only one in this house and the other two are not raw. So I can't start tossing things. Plus I use the pans for things other than eating. Like crafts and such.
As for going out and eating all the fast foods and such, I don't get it. I tend to do just the opposite. Taper off of something. But then I've always eaten a pretty healthy diet and have never liked fast food.
01-06-2007, 03:25 AM
I didn't throw out my pots and pans as my mate wanted to keep them, but I did eat nothing but junk for the whole weekend and felt sick as I have not felt sick before! I even kept a journal on it so I could go back and read when I became tempted.. Now it is usually enough to read what is in the food. The chips tempted me last night but when I read what was inside I quickly lost my urge for them. They still tempted but not to a point where I'd cave in.. Eating a lot of junk before going raw can be a good way to get through with it, for honestly, in the end it is NOT enjoyable!
Fly forever free..
01-06-2007, 03:46 AM
I am going through my binge in a sense. I am a junior in college, and I read more about health this past semester than I did for all of my classes combined. I started listening to Raw Vegan Radio, and considered going raw as an offshoot idea for when I really wanted to commit to something. Now, however, I can't wait to get back to school and start. I am having a hard time finding things to eat in this house - my family is typical SAD. Maybe not so bad since fast food isn't a factor, but in my opinion it's all fast food. I have nowhere to buy organic produce - I live in Staten Island and I think my closest whole foods is Union Square. I go into a chain supermarket and want to vomit!
Unfortunately, my family is put off enough by my lack of desire to eat their cooked food, and would probably call a psychiatrist if I told them I wasn't eating any. As soon as I get back to school I am going 100% raw and I can't wait to do it!
I think Doug Graham said it best: "I don't look at cooked food as even being food at all."
01-06-2007, 02:59 PM
I have a pal who started a diet to lose weight (not raw) and it was suggested by her Dr. that she have a "Free week", meaning just eat what you feel like eating and let your mind be free of thinking about food. He told her to not think about the calories, the nutrients, the thigh factor...just eat without thought or guilt. She loved it. It freed her mind and she was able to take the next step to weight loss in an intentional and positive way. She does not have a binging issue so this worked for her. (she needs to move her body) It may not work for others.
In my life, getting rid of the microwave (we decided to leave it when we moved) was awesome! It took up space and we rarely used it. I have more prep space and am not tempted to make something "fast" in that nuke box. When eating and prep slow down, life was less stressed, we eventually planned ahead more and are eating better which makes it all easier. This is saying alot for a hyper minded person like myself.
Just some thoughts...btw I kept minimal pots and pans to cook for others who are not raw in the family though they eat fresh much of the time.
01-06-2007, 05:32 PM
01-06-2007, 05:44 PM
I started again last Wednesday! Can't through the pots and pans away (the rest of the family isn't raw). But spent the holidays at the in-laws and they eat so far from healthy, it's really SAD (both meanings implied here). Specially since fil is diabetic. But I was so through and ready to go raw, I couldn't stand it anymore. I felt like if I ate anything else cooked, I would loose it, both literally and figuratively. So I know what you mean!
01-06-2007, 05:53 PM
this is basically what i did through the week of christmas (even though ive been high-raw for months and months :rolleyes: ), as i knew i was committing to 100% on january 1st.
i felt like such absolutely CRAP december 28th-31st as i stared into the fridge telling myself "eat whatever you want...go go go.." that i usually ended up walking away with romaine lettuce & organic annies dressing or a fruit smoothie. when january 1st arrived, i was more than ready. this "make junk food a punishment" technique is something ive done for quite awhile..one of the few things that keeps me from going back to it :)
01-06-2007, 07:17 PM
To me eating all SAD before going raw would make no sense unless I had a pantry full of SAD to get rid of. I never had a stockpile of pizzas or anything like that. I have brown rice, millet, and lentils stored, and they're not going bad anytime soon.
I'm like Juliebove. I ate a pretty healthy diet, including lots of raw fruit and some lettuce, and just tapered off the tofu and other cooked stuff.
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