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09-24-2008, 04:27 PM
it's time to get back to 100% raw??? When you find yourself running out for an order of boneless chicken wings for lunch! :eek: Yes, I can't believe that I let myself go that far. You should have heard my husband's response when he heard what I had eaten. :p
He said, "You never eat meat."
I'm like, "I know!!!":o
Not only a partially cooked meal...but all cooked...and nothing but meat. Egh!!!! What came over me???!!!! LOL
SO, today...100% raw all the way. I feel so much better.
What is it that sends you running back to raw when you fall off the wagon?
Well, it's been awhile. I'm in my groove. :)
But, before I had learned enough lessons, I would get so muddly headed with a small amount of cooked. Back at the end of December (New Year's to be exact), I think I had a glass of wine, something with red meat in it, and a bagel the next morning. It shouldn't have been a big deal considering the small quantity, but it was. I ended up nursing what I assume was an ulcer poking its head back up and in a lot of pain for the remainder of my vacation. I couldn't even eat most raw food for a couple weeks because of that one.
Otherwise, I just feel SO GOOD the longer I am raw without fail, that the few times I've strayed, just feeling OK has been a stark difference and not a welcome one.
09-24-2008, 11:02 PM
You have to realize that as a meat eater, (or former one, I should say... :) ) there is a lot of addiction involved. Not only for meat, but also for cooked food.
I have been vegetarian for 7 years, and that's a long time, so it's naturally much easier for me to have no cravings for meat. In fact, meat pretty much disgusts me. I don't say anything about it to the people who eat it, because I respect their choices. But, it is super gross. Maybe you should order a video from PETA and see how the animals live, the misery they go through, and the horrid conditions in which they spend their "life" to make another connection with yourself why you don't want to eat meat. Think about it, could you chase down a chicken, grab it with your teeth, break its neck and start chomping on it? Probably not. :( But when someone makes it easier for you to disconnect from the whole process by raising the chicken (usually in decrepit conditions...), killing it, and then serving it to you, it's no longer an animal, or an entity, it's just lunch.
Please don't think I'm judging, because I'm not. I'm just trying to help make some more emotional connections for you that might help you fight the "temptation." Please feel free to ignore me! :)
Considering you probably started vegetarianism recently, and "kicked it up a notch" by going raw vegan, your body is going to fight back. Not only is it a physical reaction, but a social reaction too. Like when you quit smoking. Some people really enjoy the time to go stand outside, reflect, do nothing but smoke. Or they go to a bar, and all the triggers to smoke are there, fun, music, a drink or two. In order to quit smoking, they have to find another way to avoid the triggers and replace that pleasurable feeling with something else.
Once you get over the triggers, you'll do just fine.
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