View Full Version : Hopping back in !
11-28-2007, 10:59 PM
I have just signed up for the December challenge to be 100% raw. Since the end of August the longest I have made it is 3 weeks. I attempted several more times and know that raw is the way to go as I felt great but stress, work overload and the addiction took over my good sense. I plummeted way too far with the failed attempts even though intellectually I know it is all a learning process.
Oddly enough I always ate a lot of veggies, fruit, no meats, etc. but with this bouncing back and forth I have gone carb crazy and gained back what I lost and more.
Stress is a huge factor as I have started a new business, a one person show and it's all or nothing with me.
I must take care of me, feel better which 100% raw no doubtable does.
Thanks for reading and if anyone has been where I am I would love to hear your stories.
11-28-2007, 11:52 PM
i have been where you are, as a single parent and a businesswoman with the mindset of "this is a one woman show, its all or nothing without me, i'm alone, i have to hold it down for myself and my daughter, i must work harder, i must do better, i must i must i must...blah blah blah."
i found that as long as i looked at my life that way, there was STRESS, and lots of it. (and stress brought his constant companion, STRESS EATING). but when i questioned those thoughts, i could see lots of ways where my friends, family, strangers, the universe in general was holding me up, supporting me, helping me along.
here's what i learned: question your stressful thoughts and you will change your world! you can find peace in your mind REGARDLESS of the outside circumstances, and then you're really POWERFUL to choose a healthful path for yourself!
can you find five ways that your life is not a "one person show" (even if its... 'well, there is a guy who delivers my mail to me every day')?
can you say "i choose to take care of me" and "i choose to feel better" instead of "i must..."?
i truly believe that's where success in this and any endeavor lies. i look forward to seeing you on the december challenge board!
11-29-2007, 11:10 AM
Hey Oceanee, welcome back!!:D It's all a process, you just have to honor it, and this was part of yours. I haven't been there, but I know if I took one bite of something cooked, it would more than a slippery slope for me, it would be a landslide! I'm so all or nothing, it's just unhealthy! At least you didn't eat meat when you ate cooked, and you still ate lots of veggies and such! Last year when I was dieting I was either all junk, and as much as I could get, or all healthy. One slip up meant I was a failure & why bother. So really, you're better off than you think!;) Sorry you gained the weight back, and have been under so much stress. It's tough. I think maui_butterfly had some good advice!!!
Oceanee--welcome back. Come on back to the Obese thread anytime you like. We're waiting with open arms. So good to hear you say "I must take care of me". Let us know if we can do anything to help.
11-29-2007, 11:36 AM
I just signed up for the raw food challenge in December so keep an eye on me and I'll keep on eye on you (see - another example of not a one-woman show!).
11-29-2007, 07:23 PM
Aloha and Welcome back Oceaneeeeee!!!! RAWK ON GIRRRL!!! excellent to have jumping back in! That is what i think is so amazing about this journey -- we just keep on keepin on and as we go forward in our lives walkin on this path.... we keep coming back to ... making those healthy choices leading us in the direction of rawmacious living!!
11-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Thanks to all of you. That's why I like this site having the support. It is all about being, asking ,giving and receiving isn't it? I need to to learn about the receiving part.
I will , I choose to find the time to stay on this path that I know is what I want and is best for me. I choose ( how am I doing maui butterfly?) to choose and despite 10-12 hour work days I will find the way to maintain because I choose to ! And , oh I know I have so many to be thankful for and the world won't fall apart if I don't complete every task just so...now will it?
Maybe I will need to write that every night...at least I shall recite it as I fall asleep.
Subu-I'll be over at the other site, Alicia I am up for the challenge with you in December .
Thanks again all of you.
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