View Full Version : No vices left?
08-12-2008, 04:34 PM
The other day was a really bad day and I was glad when the day was over. I felt like I needed to do something - comfort food or some kind of vice or bad habit - but I couldn't come up with anything.
Well, I don't smoke or drink and I now realize my only "comfort food" is some guacamole and that's not considered "bad." I'd had avocado during the day and wasn't craving it and didn't know what to do with myself. I had already been to the gym and was exhausted so that wasn't the answer.
It was such an odd feeling. I felt like I was supposed to be fighting against an urge to do something I shouldn't do - like over eating- but I didn't want to over eat.
I don't know if that makes sense but I found it funny. I didn't have any cravings or want to do anything but my defenses were still ready in case I was going to try something.
My answer was to go home and go to bed and get a full night's sleep. It was wonderful.
08-12-2008, 04:39 PM
That's awesome! I am experiencing the same thing. I feel like I am supposed to overeat, have cravings, and then eat too much, self loathing, crazy cycle. But it doesn't happen anymore. I almost can't believe it. :0)
08-12-2008, 04:58 PM
Congratulations.... I think that is awesome.... http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/smiley_danceegyptian.gif celebrate the victory!!!
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/smiley_zzclapping.gif ... RAWk on!
08-12-2008, 07:35 PM
I do the same thing! I want to do something 'bad' yk? But I have no vices left either! lol I can't drink anymore, don't smoke, gave up sugar, coffee, etc, etc...everything I eat I COULD eat in excess and it would be ok...so I go to bed. LOL!!! :D
I suppose there are worse things... ;)
08-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Funny to read this thread right now. I've been juicing all day...lots of luscious fruits. I got bored earlier in the evening and went to the store to get some raw junk food. Um...a lara bar or two. I came home with spinach, raw olives and more fruit to make smoothies tomorrow. I endulged in a small avocado and cucumber. lol.
Congratulations on your epiphany. Very cool!
08-12-2008, 09:04 PM
A friend of mine told me I am now officially boring! :D
08-12-2008, 11:40 PM
i *love* those moments!
before raw, i would say "f-it" and go pig out on fries or cookies to make myself "feel better." now when that emotional habit rises up and is not met with the company of the habitual action, it freezes me in my spot. eventually, the emotion dies down, and i feel back to normal without having made the problem worse by treating my body badly.
raw is so healing, physically, mentally, and spiritually!
08-13-2008, 12:36 AM
Now, instead of "treating" yourself to something bad..you can nurture yourself with something decadent and good--like an expensive massage or haircut, a new outfit , a bag of raw cacao, new s** toys, **x, a week of raw delivered desserts or entrees, a babysitter for the afternoon while you go alone to the beach or bookstore or ____, giving yourself a break and laying around all day reading or painting, taking a nap, taking the day off from work and driving out to nature...
Seems to me that all the vices that I've had were just ways to try to induce the inspiration, energy and joy that I have now effortlessly with raw foods.
08-13-2008, 12:20 PM
oh, thick, i like your thinking!
I have those wanna indulge thoughts, too. It's funny how many of us apparently do! An avocado/cocoa/carob/cinnamon pudding sometimes makes me feel bad, but since I know it isn't really bad, I feel like I "got one over" on my body! :D
I like to go outside and breathe deeply of my clean Oregon air and maybe even lie down in the grass and feel happy that I've kicked a long standing emotional need that was wearing my body down.
08-13-2008, 03:11 PM
That's very inspiring...knowing that one day I'll get there-makes the tough days better!
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