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11-18-2008, 09:50 AM
Good Morning Everyone -
I know you must have heard this many times before but for some reason the past say 2-3 weeks I can not get it together again with eating properly - I am not going crazy - no meat etc but just more carbs - which I should eat them alittle lighter - need more salads, fruit etc etc but reach for the not so healthy stuff and some out of the raw plan - what is my prob - I have come so far since Sept 2nd - down 32-35 pounds - gym 4-5 times a week - blood thinner down twice and waiting to hear today how yesterdays reading was - even went to NH on a shopping trip and did ALL the walkign and shopping with everyone that in all the previous 4 years I culdnt do - why why why am I having such a hard time getting refcused - I felt so much better previously then these past 3 weeks - very blah - tired etc - I truly know the answer just am mad at myself - maybe I am bored with my food choices and need to kick it up a notch - my mom made me fruit leathers which I should pick up but give her a few more ideas to make in my dehydrator so I have some variety - is there anything simple to make - I do have Alissas book and a few others but any good food suggestions?
Thanks everyone for letting me vent and the lending of your ears :)
11-18-2008, 10:01 AM
Sorry to hear you are discouraged and struggling. THIS IS NORMAL. Don't beat yourself up too, much, okay? We all have phases.
Congrats on your success since Sept - this is to be celebrated!
I find when I am in a funk, I resort to simple recipes - soups and green drinks - as easy fixes. I can't be bothered with eloborate recipes with 7+ ingredients, so I choose simple items that I can add a twist to to experiment.
You may or may not have heard this before but it really isnt about "the food" - it's the overall health picture - improving your quality of life. Shake things up a little and go outside your box with your normal routine. You mentioned working out - how about taking a class you never throught to take for one evening - like mixed martial arts class or belly dancing? Seek variety.
11-18-2008, 10:06 AM
Sandy girl? Pick yerself up, dust yerself off and start all over again. You STILL have come far. So what if you've had a slip up or two, or three. It's really okay. No biggie. You KNOW what is right for your body.
Get busy with focusing on other things besides foods. Go for a walk or a run or get into a project you've been meaning to do. Just get busy!
It's okay, really...
11-18-2008, 11:42 AM
As a old hand at making dietary changes, I always come to a time and place in the "new" regime where it gets old. It's been the focus of my life, what to prepare, what to eat, and it's given me a lot of hours of absorbing knowledge and trying recipes.
I want to be down the road, not a beginner. I think I can't wait till the "new" way of eating is a habit and I don't think about it so much. But that's actually when it gets less interesting to me. Kind of sadly ironic.:o
So if that is what is going on--and maybe it's not, of course!--the answer might be to find a new level of interest in this way of eating, like going to a raw training, OR to get another day-to-day focus. Maybe there's another area of your life you want to address or develop--fitness, home, career, creativity, education....
11-18-2008, 12:22 PM
I agree with everyone's sentiments regarding just keep going. I have only been posting on this site for a short time, but one thing I've noticed are the detours seem to come up at some point for all of us. I'm beginning to understand it's par for the course and part of the experience. We are essentially changing our lifestyles and a lifetime of eating habits which were for the most part learned, emotionally based and go back many generations. Not easy stuff to manage or navigate necessarily. For you to even be pursuing this path says something about you - for one that you're courageous, you run against the grain of mainstream thought that is unproductive and follow your own beliefs when it comes to your health.
I personally had to overcome "perfection" pictures as an example. No one is judging you and this is not about being perfect, it's about doing the best you can and learning from everything that comes up. When I experienced my detours it only enhanced my understanding of how wonderful I feel eating raw foods. Your feelings of discouragement are lighting something up for you - you'll figure it out. I'm not going to tell you not to be discouraged because it's how you're feeling, I will just share that this too shall pass and I'm sure you will discover something pretty amazing. Just know you're not alone. There are many of us who have been where you are now. Give yourself a big hug and make the next meal a raw one. Take it one step at a time. I wish you all the best.
11-18-2008, 03:22 PM
The thing that has helped me is to have a couple of good desserts available. A couple favorites it carrot cake and macaroons, oh, also fudge.
Make things simple. Works for me. Just grab a fruit when you're hungry, don't think too much about food.
Good reading? Green for Life, 12 Steps to Raw Food, both by Victoria Boutenko.
Two words... Green smoothies!
Wish you all the best - don't think too much about food, focusing all your energy on food really isn't worth it. Relax, do fun things, grab a fruit when you're hungry :D
11-19-2008, 09:26 AM
Hang in there.
11-20-2008, 03:08 PM
Thanks everyone for your help and support :)
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