View Full Version : Starting from Scratch today
09-16-2004, 11:01 AM
Good morning all.
I had started eating raw about 8 weeks ago. I did very well because I dove in at 100% and felt the wonderful. I started cheating and the next thing you know I practically gave up. I still tried but found myself becoming more and more infatuated with enchiladas, pasta, etc...
Yesterday I went to Shazzies site. I read her journal, it inspired me. She made it seem so simple and motivating.
Today I have officially started again and will do at least 95%. I figure that might be 1-3 cooked meals a week at first.
I now look back at those first couple of weeks when I had been 100% and remember the feeling of some weightloss and the amount of energy!! :rolleyes:
I will take this on... keep you posted
09-16-2004, 11:21 AM
Good for you! Always remember there is support for you here and the only person who really loses is the one who refuses to try again. :)
09-16-2004, 12:49 PM
That is so true... I will try and try again. If I slip, I will jump back on the track. Im ready for this now. :D
09-16-2004, 01:58 PM
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing this. I think today is day 11 for me, but already I've lost weight and I'm finding my old addictions are slipping away. I have no cravings, I'm never "starving to death" because I eat raw food whenever I feel hungry. I'm actually finding that cooked food looks "ugly" to me - strange considering the billions of years I'd been eating it. I swear my face is getting thinner and my skin looks better. I'm truly blown away by how simple this is - and sad that I didn't find this twenty years ago! I wish you all the best and hope that you keep coming here for support - it's a great place!
09-16-2004, 04:22 PM
I hear ya, that is how I was when I was 11 days as well. I couldn't believe the energy and things. It did find it ways back into my life with stress and my little children wanting pasta, cheese, etc.
This is the best way of life ever and I know I will continue from now on.
09-16-2004, 06:19 PM
Hey I am feeling you - in fact I am joining you as well. I am not complaining, I just know I felt so much better fully raw
[That is so true... I will try and try again. If I slip, I will jump back on the track. Im ready for this now.] I am with you - with this conviction, how can we lose - oh yeah, we will lose ;)
09-17-2004, 02:14 AM
Hi Konacoral and Sweetlips
I just wanted to say
WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO for you!!!!
Are you both going to do the 30 days challenge and journaling? I really like doing it, especially when I hit a rough patch it really helps me to write. Plus you might win Alissa's prizes!!
09-17-2004, 06:43 AM
I'm right where you are!
I had been doing great, then cheated, now I'm back on track and feeling great about it.
There's a Gospel song by Donnie McClurken and he says, "We fall down, but we get up"...
Now the song was talking about spirituality, but it can go for so many things, including this correct way of eating/living.
None of us LIKES to fall down because it hurts, but we know that we can get back up again and keep going!
Mwjeepster...that is SO encouraging to hear about you not having the cravings and all.
You all are just such a wonderful, supportive bunch of people...I really love being here and I thank you Alissa for this group!
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