View Full Version : Starting Over
05-04-2007, 07:47 AM
Hey Everybody! I need help and support. I am starting over again 100% raw. I first started going raw February 19th. I stayed strong, very strong for WEEKS. Then, my loving mother-in-law came to visit and she cooked allllllllllllllllll weekend. I wasn't even craving the food, but I ate it(small portions and still included lots of raw food the whole weekend) to show her that I appreciate and love her. I thought I would be fine, but for some reason after that it has been so incredibly easy for me to cheat anytime and anywhere, especially at work. I went on the Master Cleanse two weeks ago to clean out my digestive system and get myself back on track. Well, I ended the fast early (I went almost six full days). My first day off the fast I ate great, and then somehow that next week at work I was cheating every single day. I even found myself eating hotdogs!! I don't know how I did that. Well, I've gained back some weight. Thankfully I am not at square one where I started in February. As of now, I have five to ten pounds to go to get to my goal weight. I know I can do it, if I just concentrate and use online support. Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for your awesome support. I know I can do this!
05-04-2007, 08:17 AM
I am sure most, if not all of us, have "been there" :) ..and understand that this is a journey,and not a race..
In case you are not already familiar with the site, here is a link to a place where you can sign up for a newsletter and read articles, a blog etc., that are really helpful when going/staying Raw..
the newsletter comes every Friday. The one for this week had an article discussing going back and forth between Raw and Cooked, and being honest about what is true and best for YOU and remaining true to that vision. I tried to find a copy of it, other than the one in my email,..lol..and could not. I think it is too long to cut and paste here, but the link I posted above has a lot of the same/similar info.
You Can Do It!!!
05-04-2007, 09:17 AM
I agree with Elizabeth! We have all been "there", and we can all come back from "there". I have started over 3 times now, with substantial breaks in between, and this is the first time that I don't feel pressure to eat cooked food. I think it has helped me to make lots of the raw food recipes that I love to keep me from eating other things when I get hungry. I really enjoy this lifestyle and never want to go back to SAD. That is also a great incentive to keep going, I know that this is right for me. Each of us has to make that decision on our own. Keep up the good work, you can do it! :)
05-04-2007, 02:07 PM
I'd wish you luck, but once you start feeling all the great benefits again, you wont need any luck. It's a no brainer ... raw foods = healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. You'll do it! :D
05-04-2007, 05:00 PM
Blessings NicoleD! and Welcome Back!!
You can do it! It's like Alissa says - just do it 30 days - you'll be amazed at the results and the benefits you'll experience- just after 30 days!! and its sooo true!! There is so much support and information here - without the RFT site - I'm not sure if I would have been able to stay Raw - but no matter the question or concern - or if I just need to vent -- this support team was there! Blessings on your journey!! :D
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