View Full Version : Ahh I had a bad day!
08-12-2007, 12:12 AM
So I went to a family party :( and when I got there all they had that was raw was a salad and a platter of vegetables so I ate those all day but I was still hungry ... When we were leaving my cousin gave my mom a box of pizza to take home and I was like no big deal I'll just go home and sleep off my hunger because we ran out of all my vegetables and were going to go shopping tomorrow ... When we got home m sister had a piece of pizza and I caved and had one then two ... I ended up eating 4 (small square) pieces over 2 hours :-X ... I feel like I always eat great all day and then fail at night ... Which makes me feel even worse :( ... I know I'm not supposed to beat myself up about it but I can't help it ... I just want to do this right but I always find someway to sabotage my day!
08-12-2007, 12:17 AM
Just keep going at whatever raw you can, you'll make it eventually.
08-12-2007, 12:23 AM
Don't worry about it. Learn what you can from the experience and forget about it. Tomorrow is a new day.
08-12-2007, 12:37 AM
Pizza is a great addictive food. I don't know anyone who doesnt or didn't like pizza at one time in their lives!
I'ts O.K. to make mistakes! Everyone does. You will make more mistakes on your journey to raw. Enjoy the journey as it comes, mistakes and all...if you learn from your mistakes, you will be miles ahead of the game anyway.
Welcome to the human race!! You wouldn't be human if you were perfect!
So enjoy your humanness!:D
08-12-2007, 12:50 AM
I know you all are right it's just sooo hard not to regret making a mistake ... Especially because now I'm already thinking of how I have to start all over and keep my mind on raw food, which isn't hard when I have it around ... I think I will try to juice fast tomorrow to cleanse myself out
08-12-2007, 05:23 AM
MelonManiac, don't beat yourself up. We all slip. I took my daughter to a parade yesterday and when I left the house I remembered to grab a few plums out of the fridge but I was rushing and forgot to grab my raw snacks. I panicked a little because I knew we would be gone a good part of the day. By the time I arrived at the parade I had already disposed of the plums and I was armed with only a bottle of water. Well, there were food stands everywhere and we were there for about 4 hours. I was extremely happy that the food smells did not get to me but by the time 4 hours had passed I was pretty hungry. I knew I had seen some food stands that sold fruit but they were at the entrance to the parade and I was long way from there. I ended up snacking on a small bag of some sort of veggie crisps and unfortunately I also ended up buying a small bag of animal crackers. So I opened the animal crackers:( - I thought I was starving - but after I ate a few of them I stopped. I was full! So, while I was really upset that I had fallen off the wagon - I was amazed that I couldn't finish the bag - and it was a small bag! In the old days before I had even thought about raw, I would have devoured that bag and probably bought another and devoured that one in fast order too. The longer I strive to reach 100% raw and keep making the right decisions, the more time that gives my palate a chance to change and not be able to even tolerate the things that I could eat before. So, don't be so hard on yourself. These things happen along the way. Instead of making myself crazy and beating up on myself and continuing to eat badly for the rest of the day, which I would have done in the past, I continued drinking water the rest of the afternoon and for dinner I had a huge salad - Yep, I went right back to my raw! :) Bottom line-relax so you can enjoy this experience or you'll make yourself nuts. Just have a plan fixed in your head that even if you mess up at some point in your day that you'll go right back to raw for your next meal. :)
08-12-2007, 07:27 AM
On a good note - today is a new day - so just move forward.
08-12-2007, 08:30 AM
It's good for me to hear that I am not the only one who "takes a day off"--that's how I have termed yesterday..... I have decided not to set myself up with the 30-day challenge because I really really get down on myself if I don't follow through 100%. Every day is a new experience and a new lesson learnt. When I first tried Raw, I couldn't make it through the day and was dying for cooked food all the time...this time, I'm 12 days into it with a couple tiny slips and one day without worrying about it....
This is transitioning, and I think it is a great way to move toward being 100% raw. If you compare your results over the last few days to how you were eating unconsciously before, I would say you're a success all around! I don't think any food should be considered the enemy . . . it causes a lot of negative energy and self-berrating...something I am sure all of us on this challenge are already used to. Dont worry about yesterday or tomorrow. Just live raw, moment to moment....it's never to late to start a new day!
08-12-2007, 10:45 AM
Ky most difficult moments are in the evening as well. I think it's a difficult time for most who are still transitioning (and I include myself in that group). Knowing that part about yourself, you can prepare in advance. NEVER expect any family member to have the right kind of food. ALWAYS bring something. And be ready for those cravings at night and be prepared.
The best advice my mother gave me, who worked at LA Weight Loss, was to never let yourself get hungry. Eat throughout the day and you won't reach that critical point where you are so hungry that you get into binge stage.
That being said, enjoy your new day!!!! Every day is a brand new beginning! :)
08-12-2007, 01:00 PM
I know what you mean about pizza... I had a great day yesterday,
all raw smoothies, then salad for dinner.. but then I went out, and didn't
drive home till 1am .. I was starving!!.. I actually pulled into the Dominos
Parking Lot, sat in my car and had a wonderful conversation with myself!
The craving passed, thank GOD!! Today is a NEW day!!
08-12-2007, 03:20 PM
I actually pulled into the Dominos Parking Lot, sat in my car and had a wonderful conversation with myself!
Did raw win or did you go in for pizza ?
08-12-2007, 04:05 PM
Raw Won!! But, only because Dominos was closed, I must confess!!
I drove on home and ate some almond butter.. it took care of the
cravings and I felt full and went to bed!!
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