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05-19-2007, 01:25 AM
Hello everyone. Well I have slowly been trying to be more and more raw. I am not putting pressure to be 100% or perfect all at once. I am going to be moving into a house with my friend and her bf. She was saying we should do a huge grocery thing once a month and share all the stapples. Great idea, only I really try not to eat any of the staples they eat like meat dairy and bread and rice butter etc... I am still new at trying to be more raw and honestly don't feel like telling them about it. Actually I am a little concerned too because this moving thing came up fast and out of no where (it was a good thing for me tho) and I ended up ending my juice fast because this is very exausting right now. I want to start my fast again once I move in with them, but it's like I want it to be all for me and I don't want to even tell them and have to explain myself and have them worry or think I'm weird. They just aren't in the place to appreciate or believe or even do the reseach to really see about raw foods, I respect that, so I just feel it'd be easier to keep it to myself.
I am just wondering if anyone has any ideas on making this work easier without them questioning me. Thanks:D
05-19-2007, 04:03 AM
What ever you decide, you must Stand your Ground. Even if I were not RAW, I would not like to share the cost of food with anyone. This can lead to war or feelings being hurt especially if financies are an issue.
Are you SURE you want to make this move or are you letting someone push you into it. You do realize, you will be the odd person out.
What about a small Fridge for your space?
What you are eating will be a hard secret to keep when sharing a Space.
So If I were making the move. I'd tell them about MY LifeStyle, what I plan to do, what I won't do and what I Don't want to Talk about and if YALL think YALL can abide by that then I'm in (or whatever you decide)
DON'T LET ANYONE RUSH YOU INTO A MOVE THAT YOU ARE NOT READY FOR. YOU ARE IN CONTROLL OF FRICIA.............
05-19-2007, 05:40 AM
Yes. I agree. The points you guys are make are great.
-I agree that it is a good idea not to even mention 'raw'. Just say (if asked) that you on a special diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. This is true! :) Avoid even dealing with nosy or impolite questions - of course.
-The way people choose to eat is a very personal decision. Even room-mates or family shouldn't be getting in your business.
-David Z. Mason
05-19-2007, 08:40 AM
For me it would be a LOT easier to find roommates who were raw or at least vegan or vegetarian.
Are you sure this is a good move for you?
05-19-2007, 05:59 PM
Ya this is a good move for me, thanks for the concern. I'm going to have my own space, and finally have some where to call home. Right now I am living with my mom, and I need to go out and have my own space again, I'm too old now to make living with my mom work.
But ya, I guess I just have to be honest, and especially not share the food. I mean as it stands I am having allergies to bread, milk, sugar, caffeen... and more. A simple way to put it is that I am trying to eat things that don't bother me. :) They can just suck it up and understand, and if they don't realise it's food and doesn't matter.
Thanks everyone :)
05-19-2007, 07:43 PM
ive had a LOT of roommates and food sharing has become an issue more often than not. inevitably one person will eat more than another, not buy groceries when they should, or will finish a box of something another roommate was planning on using later that day, etc. in the end, no one likes to pay for food they arent eating. so id also say no to sharing food, regardless of if you are raw or not.
also look into getting a mini fridge if you can. raw does take up a lot of space, and its nice to be able to keep all your food together. i just bought a very decent sized mini fridge off of craigslist and got it delivered to my door for $35.
good luck with the move!
05-19-2007, 07:44 PM
I remember doing the "fair" thing that roomies requested - sharing the grocery bill. Guys easily eat twice as much as women so there was nothing fair about it.
Opt out of the grocery sharing part before you move in. If they are not happy with it they will make you miserable and you will be back with mom. Better to find out before you move.
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