View Full Version : Can't believe I gave in to a craving
07-14-2005, 11:49 AM
of something with dark chocolate in it...what was I thinking? I had no reason to eat it, no need to eat it, really. And after I ate that thing, I discovered that it just did not satisfy me the way fruit does. So I went home and dug into a mango and found I was MORE THAN EVER satisfied with a simple piece of fruit. But I'm not going to beat myself up over what I did. I learned from it. It's in the past. And now I'll move on, continuing on my raw food journey.
07-14-2005, 11:55 AM
I am happy to hear that you learned from your experience and now you are moving on! In the right direction, of course!
07-14-2005, 12:08 PM
Last night I was thumbing through an ol' book called, "Perfect Health," by Deepak Chopra. This is what it said:
"The source of addiction is a search for satisfaction."
Now the fruit has become a greater source of satisfaction. I like to look at all angles and point out that food can stimulate chemicals in the brain. I think this is why some people are flocking to the raw chocolate. Perhaps initially when you reached for the chocolate you were actually wanting to stimulate a part of your brain? I used to be a chocolate addict but I noticed I would get depressed the next day, so bad I didn't want to do anything. I might have to try out that raw stuff though.
07-14-2005, 12:29 PM
ITS OK WE ALL STUMBLE ;) , just get back on the horse ,grab some raw carob and go ,baby go ! :cool:
07-14-2005, 12:50 PM
yummmmmy. haha ;)
LOVE your perspective, good for you.
07-14-2005, 11:53 PM
well you obviously are beating urself up over it in a small way...
since you did go out of your way to leave this msg here..... :rolleyes:
07-15-2005, 12:29 AM
I think that the most beautiful thing about human beings is that we get out of bed each morning - and this means that we must have SOME hope that the day will go well! If we had none, we would not move at all. This is what I think about when I feel sadness about not meeting a standard I have set for myself. I feel that it is important to have standards, but even more important to be calm. This has been my largest difficulty in life - to be calm! To let my mind be still for a moment and stop racing thoughts.
I ate cooked foods as well today, which I feel were unhealthy for me, but I am trying to practice these experiences as times for me to learn. I feel that each time it happens I am getting closer to a breakthrough, because I am learning something new about myself. The most important thing is to be CALM! It is essential for me. Instead of having thoughts like, "Well, I already ate unhealthy food, so the whole day is wasted! Why not just get some more..." I tell myself to just be quiet. That is what I tried for today, and somehow it made me feel even more fulfilled than I did yesterday when I ate 100 percent raw foods. It made me feel as if I was able to hold myself back from a large binge, and not give up on the day. How could it be a useless day if I was able to learn something new about myself? I learned that I am strong enough to control my actions even if I am feeling sad.
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