View Full Version : Just goes to show you
03-18-2009, 08:50 AM
I have been 5 weeks raw yesterday. Yesterday I was packing my husbands lunch and I normaly pack him chips. So as I'm making the sandwich I mindlessly pick up a chip and eat it. Then a few more. Before I could really caught myself I ate maybe a handful and I thought to myself " What the Heck am I doing" Totaly mindless eating. Anyway we had plans to do finish my raised beds after dinner. About 90 min later I got the most horrible headache ever. It did me in and I could even do my garden. I thought to myself "Why on earth did I get such a headache out of the blue" Then it dawned on me. CHIPS. I have been really almost perfect with my eating these last five weeks and it just goes to show you how poor choices effect all the bodies hard work. I won't make that mistake again. Conscience or Unconsciene. Off to drink a wonderful green smoothie. Well a black smoothie I call it with all the greens and blueberries I put in..
03-18-2009, 08:54 AM
Isn't it amazing how our bodies intuitively know SAD/CRAP food? And how badly they respond?
Lesson learned, I'm sure...:p
03-18-2009, 08:58 AM
Lesson completely learned. The funny thing is that as I'm trying to change my lifestyle I still have the bad habit of doing things like that. Not thinking and eating. Along with the journey of raw food I need to take a closer look at mindful eating as well.
03-18-2009, 10:55 AM
That is amazing RawPromises. What I learned from my last slip is that I cannot have cooked foods AT ALL. I would be going good for awhile eating and preparing Raw foods and then have one cooked meal and that was it, months and months of "trying" to get back to Raw, only to return beaten and battered. After a couple of times of this, I finally realized that what Mrs. Boutenko wrote in her booked about addiction and cooked food is indeed true.
So now, I'm viewing cooked foods like crack cocaine (used to be an addict) and staying clear. It may be extreme (or not), but I NOW get it that this is the only way for me to stay Raw.
Lesson Learned. This is a beautiful journey that we are on.
03-18-2009, 12:44 PM
Crack cocaine is a good analogy. Cooked food is exactly like a drug. (at least what I imagine a drug to be like)
Once you "slip" and indulge in something cooked you keep craving more and more cooked food.
But now that I am raw, I don't really have cravings and I don't have the urge to over eat.
I could never be part-raw like some others. I have to be 100% because it's too otherwise.
03-18-2009, 01:08 PM
i know what you mean, i find it so much easier to be all or nothing because otherwise i make excuses and will try other stuff. I had a single chip last week and it didn't even taste good to me anymore, so i know it's going well. I like eating different foods every day, i think it's more exciting than opening the freezer and feeling bored of it all.
03-18-2009, 02:03 PM
I'm the same way. If I'm not 100% then I am still leaving the door open to cooked.
03-18-2009, 07:50 PM
Ugh cooked food regrets.
Its not the "beating up" or the guilt for me, as it is just the toll it takes on my body.
Why? It didnt taste good, it doesnt feel good, its NOT what I want for my life and my body, it was expensive(in more ways than one), I showed my friends I wavered in what I am up to(just hoping to inspire some)
and NOW I feel totally dreadful, sick, mucousy, coughy,sneezy, sleepy, dopey and grumpy and snow white could care less..because I DID THIS.Its my body and up to me!!!
Oh I so love cooked food, for all it has taught me and where it has brought me. To LEAVE IT ALONE!!!! so I relate.
03-19-2009, 05:17 AM
The Good thing is, you realized your Mistake and got back on the Wagon. Maybe he should make his own Lunch. In Joy your Journey.
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