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03-19-2007, 07:39 PM
I went raw for 2 weeks or so... then completely stopped. I had no more money to buy groceries and was tired of salads. It is amazing how much worse I feel and that was just two weeks! I had no detox symptoms really except for headachs, and even back on SAD I am getting them nightly. I am going on vacation for a week starting tomorrow at a relatives house... after I get back, and after the first of the month, I am going to get some stuff and try Alissa's program in her book. Once you go raw, it's hard to go back huh? because now I know how good I can feel if I'm eating right. :(
Anyway, thanks for listening to my rambling. I'll see you all when I get back.
03-19-2007, 07:52 PM
Not a personal attack or anything JennaLynne, just me having to point something out generally...but I won't have anyone talking of failure! I am so suprised at how often I hear people talking themselves down. There are no failures, only experiences to be learned from. :) All those little voices in our head saying "you idiot" or "stupid me" whatever it may be, they add up and take a real toll on our self-esteem. So catch yourself and immediately turn those negatives into positives!
Another thing I've noticed lately is that more often than not, when I overhear others' conversations in public, its people constantly b&^%$ing about this or that...anyone else notice this? It makes me laugh. People are so busy being miserable that they miss out on the best thing ever: happiness!
03-19-2007, 07:57 PM
You make a good point, people do love bitching about things. Especially in New York. Many popular TV shows have lots of bitching (Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm)... oh well, what can you do? There's not much bitching on my favorite show 24, but my other favorite show Lost does unfortunately. But they are survivors of a plane crash on a deserted island. They should be bitching!
Once you go raw, it's hard to go back huh? because now I know how good I can feel if I'm eating right. :(
We still have not transitioned to 100%, but I think you just stated something very true. The more raw we eat, the less we seem to be able to eat other foods. We can eat some things without getting ill, but DH ate something yesterday that made him physically sick... throwing up and all. It's certainly making it easier and easier to eat the right things!
Don't consider it a failure. Consider it re-enforcement of how good raw is for us.
03-19-2007, 08:08 PM
If you listen to my interviews with Alissa and other raw teachers you'll find that very few of them went raw and stayed raw. It took Alissa approximately 10 years. Is she a failure?
Sheesh gurl! If the first time you fell down when learning to walk you considered yourself a failure, you'd still be crawling. GET UP!
No more money to buy groceries? What have you been living on then?
03-19-2007, 08:12 PM
I consider eating better to be a journey. I wasn't even a vegetarian, let alone vegan before I started attempting raw. At first I was discouraged I couldn't stay 100%. But then I realized how much of a leap I had taken and I feel proud of each day I include more and more wholesome meals. I also discover things about myself- such as meals that I don't like, meals I do, that green juice helps me stay focused on raw. Celebrate everyday that you make positive changes. If your desire is 100%, you'll get there in time. :)
03-19-2007, 08:29 PM
The reason we get sick is because our bodies are FINALLY clean and working like they should, and you know right away when something is poison to your system!
03-19-2007, 08:32 PM
not a failure at all. ive been at this for 2 years. go through phases of 100%, but still slip into high-raw with added organic bottled salad dressings, etc.
its a journey, a process. you live, you learn, eh?
03-19-2007, 08:50 PM
I love the perspective (we could also call it "reality check") in this post, starting with the comment about how much people occupy themselves ******** about life, instead of enjoying it, how many of the raw teachers we look up to struggled themselves, and especially
But then I realized how much of a leap I had taken and I feel proud of each day I include more and more wholesome meals. Celebrate everyday that you make positive changes. If your desire is 100%, you'll get there in time. :)
I know for me the all or nothing mentality generally does not serve me well in any facet of my life, including my eating, especially since raw isn't a diet but a journey towards health.
03-19-2007, 09:30 PM
If u r a failure than there sure r a lot of them here and all around the world. I have been able to stick with it but I have only been doing it for less than a month. Before that i was doing mostly steamed veggies and chicken(baked of course) so it was not hard to go all raw. I bet I will slip but will just pick myself up, brush myself off and start all over again. I agree....u just had a learning experince. Lesson learned.
I also know that I am a much happier person these days. I have always been a positive person my whole life which helps but I live with negative adults and that is hard but I still smile, sing and whistle in the shower and dont grump about things. I hope i rub off. LOLOL. So far it is not working.
This way of eating is so great. I see nothing negative about it. I have had all positive things happen while i am doing it and with only starting things can only get better.
03-19-2007, 10:15 PM
I agree on the whole not being able to just go back to eating SAD and be happy about it, lol. I'm doomed to keep trying to be as raw as I can, and by doomed I mean blessed! I am so lucky to have found this, and I haven't be perfect, probibly never will be, but even working on it everyday and trying to be my best is so much better then not tyring to at all. Try not to think of things as failure, I mean you already are planning on when to try again, it sounds like it was a sucess in making you look at how you want to feel from your leating lifestyle, made you see you want to be healthier... ya sounds like sucess to me. Good luck.
03-19-2007, 10:32 PM
Hey Mikeschafer - go easy - b- - - - - -g is a fine art form in New York City! I mean really - there all styles and humors of it. It is just part of the flavor along with the vocabulary that is taboo everywhere else. I particularly like the going down the street talking to the air and having one primal b- - - h session all by myself and not having to worry about who hears me and knowing I am scaring off the muggers while I am making myself laugh. Specially when I'm on Houston street westbound towards 6th avenue! Ha Ha
Yes and you are right - it is one of NYC's better known export products.
03-19-2007, 10:39 PM
Keep on tryin' just look for what you can learn in each leap, trip, and fall!
03-19-2007, 11:58 PM
I can see that failure was the wrong choice of words....
*makes mental note to never, ever mention that horrible word on these boards again*.
lol. No but seriously, thank you all for the encouragement to keep sticking at it and learning from it. I do plan to when I get back home, was just a little disappointed in myself. To answer Revvells question, I've been living on all the SAD foods that I had in my house from before I had ever considered going raw.
So anyway, I'm off for spring break! Have fun everyone.
I am glad you have experienced feeling better on raw and that you will be back! That is so great to have such good results in such a short amount of time!
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