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06-08-2005, 12:52 PM
Hi everyone! I am hoping for some support.... I am a 33 year old stay at home mom with a 2 year old girl and a baby due in August. I have never been more than 10 pounds overweight but my diet is not desirable. I am really struggling with my diet, exhausted constantly and wanting to be raw but not finding the willpower. I have always suffered from fatigue ~ it's not just pregnancy related. My diet during my pregnancy has been AWFUL (I am too embarassed to even admit what I've been putting in my body) and I am very frustrated. I am an intellegent woman and am educated on the raw food lifestyle. I know that it is a true way to be healthy and would benefit my baby and myself. Please let me know how some of you managed and how you were able to overcome your cooked food addiction. Thanks for your time and take care all!! :)
06-08-2005, 01:07 PM
I'm 32 with 15 month old twins. I know what you mean by knowing right from wrong food wise. My pregnancy was ruled by junk food!
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the pregnancy.
06-08-2005, 05:08 PM
I have subsided on Taco Bell and Taco Johns. Horrible. Thank you for your support. 15 month old twins!!! :eek: I don't know what I'd do with myself. BEST of luck to you.....
06-08-2005, 05:38 PM
Since you have been eating a lot of not so good food , maybe you should start with a lot of raw fruits and veggies , and maybe even steamed brown rice and steamed veggies as a transition?
06-08-2005, 06:10 PM
I too have a 16 month old daughter. Just put her to bed. I am doing the happy dance!!! Anyway, I have been reading the following journal of a pregnant mom at the following link. Hope she gives you inspiration. I enjoy reading her journal. She is truly dedicated.
06-08-2005, 09:38 PM
i ate horribly with my last baby, let myself eat whatever,whenever! my second child is 17 months now and i have been working on a raw transition for about 6 weeks.it has been an awesome experience.weight loss has been extremely slow though, i guess eating really poorly for five years is going to take longer than a month to fix. i am no pro, but i have been really forgiving of myself with this transition, not being so hard on myself. this attitude change has made this a pleasant experience instead of one filled with anxiety. i used to have a panic attack after eating meal after meal of fast food. i have been vegetarian for 20 years,but the last five (since first pregnancy) have been nothing but bean burritos and quesadillas!! i even felt anxious with the raw diet at first and i made a conscious decision to take it slow because i want this to LAST and i know it may be a process rather than something i do cold turkey. it just feels right to eat raw!!!!
sooo, just want you to know i am trying too and am going to go 100 percent raw as soon as i can get there with a positive,RELAXED, attitude. for now i eat at least two out of three meals raw a day and the cooked meal is as healthy as i can make it. i am still waiting for my dehydrator which i hope will help me with cracker/bread type cravings and help me feel full. i am sure it will speed me closer to 100 percent!
good luck! i hope to start a journal of my own soon. good luck with your pregnancy, it is such a special time.
06-11-2005, 01:26 PM
Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful messages!! It has been 3 days now since I have had any fast food and I am proud of myself. You all gave such wonderful advice.... I realize now that I need to go about this with a different perspective and be more relaxed and not so darn critical of myself. I have been eating primarily raw for the last couple of days and am very thankful to everyone who took the time to respond. Talk to you all soon!! Best of luck to all the mommies out there... we need to stick together! :p
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