View Full Version : I may need to cut down on raw...
It's not that it doesn't make me feel good, that it doesn't do nice things for my body. It's just that it's Easter, and everyone else doesn't eat the way I do.
I went to two churches today (mine, and the Brazilian church), felt a ton of pressure to make a salad that people would actually like, then at the other church I could only eat the salad, which actually STILL wasn't raw because they put the dressing on in advance.
Later, we went to our neighbor's house, and she made so many beautiful things (she used to run a restaurant)... I wasn't going to eat anything but the fruit.
But then I did. And it was soooo freeing. And tasty. And I feel fine. Not even a stomach ache.
On a side note, I could not be more annoyed at all these places handing out large amounts of commercialized, crap-alized, cheapo chocolate to all the kids. My stepkids turned into bozos after all that crap. We purposely did NOT purchase easter baskets full of crap, then Carlinhos's god mother (who we have repeatedly asked to go easy on the chocolate) gave both of the kids a chocolate-filled basket of crap. So many dies, preservatives, unpronouncable ingredients! Oh, MY! NOW, they are so loopy that we had to cancel family game night on a family-oriented holiday because they are not able to focus in on anything!
But still, it was so comfortable to just eat some of the cooked food. I did not mean to digress. :D
04-08-2007, 07:55 PM
It will be hard for the food police to get to the Vineyard.
The ferry from New Bedford doesn't run this late.
It's a Sunday, you (are YOU the food police?!) or "the" food police could have gotten here as late as 10:15 from Woods Hole!
We did play a little blackjack (me, husband, kiddies) as it turned out although Carlinhos kept losing all of his bets from the processed chocolate. I easily won all his paperclips.
I also now have a little stinky gas since this food has been sitting in my belly. I don't think anyone would risk coming out here after the food I ate.
04-08-2007, 10:07 PM
Don't worry. Just get back on raw, and it'll be out of your system in no time.
This is my first matzo week on raw. I have no way of making raw matzos, so I'm eating cooked ones, with all-raw salads or guacamole of course. I now know what was causing my foot arthritis - but that's all it did.
Couldn't sleep for most of the night, my aching and bloating were so bad at bedtime. I laid there with a belly twice the size as the day before.
This morning, my stomach was just as bad. My DH tried to get me to take an alkaseltzer. I told him modern food got me this way, modern medicine was not going to make my body like me any more. I thanked him resisted with class! Had a green smoothie for breakfast, just now starting to feel a little better.
Lesson learned. And I think I was at 32 or 33 days raw when yesterday arrived.
Today is a new Day #1 raw. I'm re-committing myself to my health. I just need to be comfortable with my response as to why I'm doing this instead of feeling uptight about it. I am choosing to do the best thing for my body. And I will have fun anywhere!
04-09-2007, 07:23 AM
The food police is a phrase I use when we go off raw.
In context...."Just because you go off raw ,start again the next day, the food police aren't going to give you a ticket"
Have a great raw day.
Blame it on Rio.
I thought maybe since you were "super raw" and all, that you could be donning the cape to play the food police.
They'll be driving by my house today too, no reason to stop. :D
By the way... Pierre, what is matzo week? Is it related to Passover?
04-09-2007, 09:05 AM
Yes. Matzo week (Days of Unleavened Bread, for long) begins with Passover.
04-09-2007, 09:28 AM
Eesh. I did the same thing, Eva - thought I was doing myself a big ol' favor the other night and we ordered in from a vegan place. I got spaghetti and meatless meatballs. A few bites into it, I realized my huge mistake - and my body flat out rejected it. I yakked it right up. That was my first cooked thing in about three months - blech! I looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy.
Back to "normal" now. :)
What a relief that none of us are perfect on here and can be honest and give and receive help and advice.:)
04-09-2007, 09:42 AM
Hey Eva! It's ok, we all have those occasions. One bite at a time, right?
04-09-2007, 09:44 AM
My Easter weekend didn't do good things for my raw diet..back on board I am today!!
All right! So we're all back.
Becca, I felt your bloated pain. I did.
I'm starting to feel sooo much better. We've all got to learn from our mistakes, but no one said it would be easy!
04-09-2007, 11:23 AM
Eva... just do the best you can.
Some people have iron wills and can do this 100% of the time.
Others, like me, cannot. I do the best I can. I eat as much raw as possible and when I can't eat raw, I do my best to eat organic. And when that's impossible, I just eat what looks the healthiest.
My body also reacts immediately, so I know it's not good.. but instead of focusing on the one day you did NOT eat raw... focus on all the days that you DO.
Don't worry.... every time you'll do a little better. :D
Thank God for new days and learning experiences. I am glad you are back to raw today. I too ate a timbit yesterday (for those of you who don't know it, is a small chocolate donut hole). I don't know why I did it either except it was there on my counter in my house. You see my mother in law thought it necessary to include a dozen of these in my daughter's easter candy she bought them. What is funny is I don't generally struggle with eating this kind of thing probably because the raw desserts are so much better. O well it is a new day and a new week ahead.
04-09-2007, 05:05 PM
Reset and start again.
Meatballs...my Aunt Lucy makes the best. Hartford's North End back in the day.
04-09-2007, 05:14 PM
Wait, you all AREN'T perfect? Well, I must be on the wrong site. :) haha jk...
04-10-2007, 01:02 PM
Concerning your comment that you felt pressure to bring something they'd actually like: my fellowship does potlucks and people stop by KFC and get buckets of greasy chicken and the like. A few of us bring healthy options. I don't let negativity influence my choice of what to share. Maybe only a couple of people will partake, but it's usually more than that. I figure little baby steps like me sharing is how this Raw movement grows, and I won't cater to the masses who are suffering as a result of their eating habits. Besides, most people I know want to feel better and are willing to examine their unhealthy eating habits if they're not put on the defese about it. So I let my light shine.
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