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05-04-2008, 09:58 PM
I'm jumping into the raw life again with both feet. I love it every time I go back to it, but somehow keep falling back to a SAD way of living. I notice such a horrible change in myself when I eat poorly. I feel fat, grouchy, lazy, tired, forgetful, and foggy. But after a few days being 75-100% raw I'm happy, energetic, and clear minded.
My willpower stinks around my SAD dh. I am making a promise to myself this time to stick with it and just always have something raw in the house to eat. I'm going shopping tomorrow. I think I'll just keep it simple at the beginning (fruit, salads, green smoothies, easy desserts) and then I may get bold enough to attempt recipes with more steps, lol.
Any advice for success? (I'm going to re-read Alyssa's book now)
05-04-2008, 10:34 PM
It sure sounds as if I could have written exactly the same things today about myself and just about word for word. I feel rotten when eating SAD now and so miss that great feeling from RAW. My advice to you is keep your promise to yourself. Only YOU can do this for yourself. And starting again tomorrow, I must practice what I am preaching to you! We can do this and it is worth it - WE are worth it! You will be so encouraged by re-reading Alissa's book. I know I was - it was as if I was reading it for the lst time! Now I should read it a 3rd. time! Maybe I'll just watch the DVD first.:)
05-05-2008, 12:38 AM
Hey there twins!! :D ...heheheee!!!
Here's the deal... remember... you are on a journey - trying to change many years of habit and pattern. A LIFE TIME of patterns. and - it will take time. Both of you have the right idea...
GO BACK TO THE BASICS...
I can't tell you how many times I have 'gone back to the basics'. It is helpful to revisit the 'reasons for going raw' in the first place.....
re~reading Alissa's book - which has been invaluable to me.
The thing that surprised me is -- I learned something new when I did that I had apparently NOT sunk in the first time..... so it was a very encouraging and strengthening thing to do.
This is not about DEPRIVATION... this is an adventure to discover your true self... and to allow that to emerge.
no judgment ... no scoldings... no guilt...
YOu do the best you can.... make wise choices AND... keep going forward.
try not to let one SAD meal turn into 2 or all day .... or all week....
if you have one SAD MEAL... no big deal... just vow to have a salad or something raw too that day. It's not a matter of 'omg - I blew it so what's the point...."
the point is... you keep going forward.... little by little without the guilt... focus on the joy of how you feel when you do eat a higher percentage of raw verses cooked... that's alll....
so rawbies... keep on keepin on!! and you'll do fine!! The fact that you are still here... the fact that you care enough to blog -- is an amazing step! The fact that you realize that you do feel better, more alive, more grounded, clearer and happier the higher percentage of raw that you have --
recognize that -- celebrate it and know that you CAN do this... it's just that for some - the journey might take a little longer than others... and that's okay too...
RAWk on... you're doing great.... http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/smiley_huggrouphuggle.gif
05-05-2008, 04:15 AM
Stay Tuned to this Forum it can help you Stay connected and keep you RAW. We are ALL on the same Boat Together. I wish you Much Success.
05-05-2008, 09:50 AM
Yeah, re-reading Alissa's book is always a good idea. I love how you can quickly read a chapter because most of them are bite size....and get re-energized.
05-05-2008, 09:58 AM
Welcome back!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!
05-05-2008, 10:03 AM
I have been having trouble the last few days as well. My problem is eating with other people - and the BBQ season!! We were invited over to a friend's house and they were bbqing - nothing raw and I had been fasting for almost 24 hours and had only had some juice and an orange since. Recipe for disaster!
I felt pretty discouraged after, feeling like I'm never going to get this under control.
But here we are again, Monday morning, and I'm ready for another raw day. I'm thinking on two points: 1) Always have something raw and super-yummy available 2) keep reminding myself that this is a process and I don't have to be upset if I haven't stayed 100% religiously in my first few months raw. I have a lifetime of habits to change, and it's okay if it happens over time.
I think I'm going to order a new raw recipe book for us today! New inspiration!:)
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