View Full Version : Has This Happened to Any Of You????
12-22-2007, 09:59 AM
I was just filling out my blog this morning and realizing how thrilled I am to have the support of my husband. He has so changed about his view of raw over the last few months. It was always supportive, but the support was in whatever I wanted to do. Which meant if I wanted to splurge on something cooked...he was ok with that...if I wanted to eat raw, that's fine...whatever. He just loves me.
Today he made it very clear that he's watched me for the last few months struggle going back and forth and that it's time I just stick with what works for me. And Raw is what works for me.
I feel like I could just be raw forever now! Has this ever happened to any of you? Have you just been waiting for one person in your life to confirm you are right...this is best...you aren't alone in thinking it...that there is even one person you don't have to convince because even though they are a SAD eater they get what you are doing and why and agree enough that they want to see you succeed. Well...it's just happened for me and I'm so happy today because of it! Had to share! :D Raw (((HUGS))) for everyone on the board. Have a great Saturday and a very Merry Christmas!
12-22-2007, 10:19 AM
Absolutely!!! Although my dh is not entirely raw, he has supported me right from the get go. What's more, whenever someone asks me about the diet, he chimes right in and answers all their questions.
Have a great holiday! ~ Cathy
12-22-2007, 11:58 AM
my husband is deployed and so for fourteen more weeks i'll be doing this on my own no matter what, but we IM everynight and i have been telling him all the things that i am learning being very carful not to tell him about my "new diet" because anytime i have an idea to lose weight he tell me "u don't need to do all that crap just eat healthy and work out" because he's a man and if he needs to loose 10 pounds in one week he can do it, the jerk! Anyhow, i just told him i hav been doing some reasearch and finding out about keeping nutrients in vegetables and he is really excited about all the stuff i've been finding out. He is a meat and potatoes guy but he is also veyr health concious so i know that when he comes home, as long as i arm myself with a very large aray of recipes for dinners. he will have no problem being raw, but if i plan on serving him a meal of salad, turkey and butterless salt less everything the only thing he will see is the word "diet". It feels good though to know that he supports and even is excited about something i want to do. He told me to pick out a dehydrater! So i know exactly how your feelin!
12-22-2007, 12:09 PM
Yes, dp supports me 100% with all of it and would like to do the same but has daily struggles with one or more of coffee, cheese, or business lunch/cocktail engagements. I'm ok with that, it reinforces how [I]hard this transition is for some of us. I envy you Rawk Stars that can easily transition to complete raw! I REALLY WANT it so I've been more dramatic with dietary changes, and one day (soon I hope) I will be there, too. Either way I have blessings from dp and this means the world to me. :)
12-22-2007, 03:44 PM
As I read the last post, I thought...You can transition completely raw too! :p
I started by thinking...I'll eat an all raw breakfast to start. Just fruit. It's sweet...just peel and eat...or easier yet...wash and eat.
After a few weeks of this...I thought, ok...a salad for lunch. I added a bunch of veggies as topping. After a few weeks of this I had raw veggies with my dinner instead of cooked ones. Then I started making dehydrated foods to go with the raw veggies at night. A few raw desserts...and bam! Before you knew it I was raw all week and only ate cooked on weekends.
Well, after eating so good all week...the cooked food would really bother my system. So, eventually, I gave that up too.
I just recently started another 30 day challenge to get myself back on track. I was just thinking today (as I grabbed for my third square of raw gingerbread :D) I could eat this way forever....Why do I make this so hard in my mind???
I just wanted to encourage anyone out there who is having a hard time transitioning...just take the time and when it feels right...you will just BE raw! (((HUGS)))
12-22-2007, 07:30 PM
Shel, I know what you mean! I've been raw for breakfast and lunch for several months, but ate cooked for dinner so I could "bond" with my DH. I really felt like it was more important to me to eat "with" my DH than to be healthy for myself. But deep down I knew I really needed to be 100%... I was just willing to sacrifice that for my DH, ya know?
The other day I was watching some raw videos on YouTube and my DH watched them with me and proclaimed that he wanted to be raw too, so as soon as my spiral slicer gets here (anyday now) we're going 30 days raw!
So that's my advice, start watching some raw YouTube videos when you're DH is in the room, I bet they will really influence him!
12-22-2007, 07:47 PM
Now see...I've been raw since February of 2006. My husband has seen me get healthier, less moody,clear skin, shorter periods, and lose 64 pounds. He's watched, he knows...he's able to tell people more about it than I do. Still...not interested. :p For some people it's worth it...and for others...just not that important.
I'm just so happy to have his support...that's enough for me. Maybe some day, but for now...I'm happy. :D
12-23-2007, 10:37 AM
Yes, I too have had a hubby turn-around as of late! He admitted that he feels guilty every time he enables me to have anything cooked. So much so, that he has put his foot down a few times, and admitted that he is loving the changes in me and doesn't want me to ever go back to how I used to be. EVERYTHING on ALL LEVELS has happily improved between us:D
12-27-2007, 02:53 PM
Because all of my family aren't 100% raw, I just make the evening meal, which is vegetarian and always very healthy (in the eyes of most) but I always have something that is raw or some type of wonderful salad. Everyone would be wondering what was going on if they didn't get their salad at night. I've even had people tell me that they heard I make great salads...what's funny about that is I basically just don't use bagged salad and iceburg lettuce. I usually throw a mixture of two or three seeds or nuts on top, like: sesame, flax, sunflower etc. Oh, then I have a couple pretty bowells that just make the statement: this is a special dish. One of my teenage sons friends said that he'd never had a salad that didn't come straight from the bag. Another had never had sprouts and another said they had never tasted a fresh strawberry....he was surprised at the taste because the only strawberry taste he'd experienced was in candy or ice cream etc. I think most of my kids friends think they going to a foreign restraunt when they come to our house, even the non raw food is different. (boca burgers instead of beef etc.) I've never offer and friends a raw burger yet....that would really be pushing it. I'm just realizing that I'm rambling....sorry!!! Anyway, I don't make a big deal over food. I make raw for myself and add it to the dinner as a part of the meal. In doing so, I've found that everyone usually enjoys it with their meal. They all love raw deserts, smoothies - no matter what color it is. Raw is sneaking into their lives and tickling their taste buds on a non threatening level. I mentioned in a different message that I let my kids pick their favorite desert or treat for me to make at Christmas, and this year 3 out of the 5 treats were raw and the other two weren't even sugar treats. That is exciting!!!!
12-27-2007, 05:23 PM
this is a fun thread... and yes SheShel... I too am blessed and dh and I had a conversation pretty similar to what you wrote about... He gets it for me. Occassionally he did go thru the - you need protein speech - but all in all... seeing the changes in me... He is so thrilled with all the strides I am making ... sometimes he just stares at me and then hold me close and tell me ...'i've got my wife back...' and I'll look up at him and he'll be crying....
ya know - I just never realized what he was going thru with me drinking like I was, and smoking. He has often said it was the worst time in his life -- to have to sit there and watch me slowly destroying myself...
I too am blessed to have dh's support... even thou he's been slimed with soaked flax seed, green smoothie, um... salad... (I seem to trip over my own feet while I'm carrying food...) although the green smoothie - I just turned it on and forgot to put the top on it... and um... :o dh happened to be standing next to the sink... teheeee!!! :D
12-27-2007, 10:26 PM
I just love your post...it's so inspirational
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