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04-05-2007, 11:57 AM
When I first turned to raw, this sort of praise and encouragement was not only appreciated, but hugely helpful.
But I have to admit - even though I KNOW everyone means nothing but the very best in saying this to me - e.g. my coworker, who just said at lunch "Wow. You have incredible will power. Way to stick to it." - it makes me just shrug at this point.
It's not hard for me. It's not some battle of will for me. It's not a diet that I'm fighting to stick to. It's a lifestyle. It's a way of eating. It just IS. And I don't want it to be pereceived as a "how long will Becca last on this challenge thing before she eats 'normally' again" thing.
Sorry if this sounds venty. Just wanted to air that.
04-05-2007, 12:18 PM
Most people that know me, know this is not difficult for because i ate very "healthy" before i turned raw. I was so intruiged by raw and wanted to try it and see what all the hype was about and i am so glad i did!!!! Some people are not surprised at all with my new lifestyle some people want to sit down and have a 30minute conversation about it because they just cant imagine not cooking food! hehe i just tell people "imagine how much better you would feel if you subbed one raw meal a day for one cooked meal. You should try it. What do you have to lose?"
it is nice that people are encouraging to you Beckla but i get the mixed emotions too. One day they all will just know that this is now your way of living and not question you and i think they will commend you and want to know more. Be an example to them like you already are.
04-05-2007, 12:30 PM
Sometimes, although I know people have the best of intentions, say things that erk me. :rolleyes: I take it as training for me to think of things I liked being said to me or other things that make me smile and shrug of those comments. :p
04-05-2007, 01:07 PM
I Soooooo hear you!
My husband and friends kinda were just waiting for me to stop being "extreme"...and were waiting for me to swing back to how I ate previously. I think they are suprised to see me sticking with it, and that it has actually become a lifestyle. Somehow...it has just clicked over in my brain. Like you...it's not work, it's not tempting...it just is the way I eat now. I love that this isn't a transition anymore...but has just settled into the way I choose to live. And I think being raw has helped emotionally too, cuz I just don't get upset or take it so personally when people go on and on about diet , and the worries of being raw.etc. If they want to view things in that light...whatever. I have my own opinion...and I am living it and loving it. I guess what I'm trying to say is I have found contentment and peace in the raw lifestye.:D
04-05-2007, 01:45 PM
Glad to hear I'm not alone. Sometimes I want to respond by saying, "Hey thanks! And congrats to you for getting those jeans on right. Keep it up!"
04-05-2007, 02:11 PM
Its called, take lemons and make Lemonade........It was made public to them at one time so they feel as though they have an openion and they do express it.
This Forum is all about VENTING....it keeps us semi-sane. So when you hear an unfavorable remark...Just think yea and I'm Cute too.........
04-05-2007, 03:24 PM
Grin. Dang diggity I am.
Wait. Did I just actually type "dang diggity?"
04-05-2007, 08:04 PM
Hot diggity dog!
That's how we say it from where I'm from...lol.
Leftovers from a bygone era....ahhhhh (((grin)))
not 90 either...
04-05-2007, 08:20 PM
I feel the exact same way. Raw just is, it just feels natural...I don't think about it, it just comes natural to me. Like when I am hungry I think fruit, or sometimes a green smoothie/soup, sometimes nuts. It's not something I struggle or fight to do. So I totally understand where you are coming from...when people say those types of things to me it makes me kind of uncomfortable and such. It almost confuses me in a way, lol. I am glad you shared this because this has happened to me multiple times as well, thanks for sharing it actually :)
04-05-2007, 08:49 PM
I too have had some folks say similar things to me. I just think how they just don't "get it". I'm glad I got it and I'm sticking to it. I just shake my head and go on. If folks are interested, I definitely share and even lend books out to them. Also when I tell them how it has healed me, they are amazed.
I like the folks that say, "Oh, I could never eat like that..." I feel like shouting, "WHAT? Of course you can!" But I don't. I know I have influenced a couple folks at work. The gal that sits in the cube next to mine - she has increased more fruits into her diet.
What's really funny is when say they have a birthday cake at work for someone and folks walk by my cube w/a piece of cake and say to me, "Oh I know I shouldn't have this, but..." I just smile and reach for a piece of fruit, or I point to my fruit basket and say, "You know that's why this is here."
I agree it IS a natural, makes sense way of eating. And yes, it IS a lifestyle change. It's not a diet per se like most diets where you go on them for a bit, then go back. It IS however my diet - i.e. what I eat. Alissa and Revvell talked about this on the first rawkinradio show.
It just makes sense...
04-05-2007, 08:58 PM
VFL et al - you are so incredible. Thank you for the support, reinforcement, and long-distance, to-a-stranger-friendship. =)
Makes all the difference to me knowing that somewhere I make sense. :o
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