View Full Version : Yeah! We're NOT going to Taste of Chicago.
Yeah...plans have changed. So, instead of going to the Taste (which I didn't want to anyway) we are meeting our friends for dinner this afternoon. I can so deal with a restaurant better then a festival! Plus it's going to be almost 100 degrees here today...so, who want's to be outside in a huge crowd on a hot, hot day. Not me!
We're making one stop at Trader Joe's beforehand. I have a cooler ready with ice. I"m going to buy Lara Bars, Almond Butter and whatever else I can find that is raw until my cooler is full.
06-29-2005, 10:51 AM
YAY Jodi! I can imagine what a relief it is to know you're NOT going to the Taste. Stock up on raw goodies!!! :)
It was just my b-day a couple of weeks ago, and you wouldn't believe the stress I put myself thru trying to figure out where to go for dinner with my family, or to lunches with co-workers and friends. At least they all know that my diet has changed, and they did all work with me on where to go ... but it was such a stress to me that I've pretty much decided I just don't want to go out to eat anymore. :(
06-29-2005, 01:46 PM
Carolyn, Victoria Boutenko write about this so wonderfully in her book (I have them all, so I'm not sure which one right this second -- I think her Twelve Steps book). She explains that at first, we must understand that there are [i]avoidable[/] situations that tempt us or really test our raw-ness. That's why we must avoid them. Restaurants are one of the main ones.
Then, she does give very helpful hints on how to eat out after the first few months.
If you don't have any of her books, I highly recomend them.
Hang in there -- it IS do-able; I've successfully eaten at non-raw restaurant 3 times in the last week. I prefer raw restaurants, of course, but, my dad was paying and choosing, so ... free's always good!
You can get to that point, too -- but it'll take a while of getting your sea legs, first.
06-29-2005, 02:37 PM
I'm happy for you, I know how this was stressin' you out.
See how good you are at manifesting what you TRULY want?
You go girl. You are doing sooooooo good with RAW.
Have a wonderful time with your family/friends.
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