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05-20-2009, 10:00 PM
In the past i've tried to go on the raw food diet but everytime that i'd make a small mistake (i.e. eat something non-raw) i'd go ahead and binge hardcore on icecream , mcdonalds, etc. I've decided i can't keep playing this role of a fat person because its not me and its not who i want to be. Raw food lifestyle represents what i believe in and i know that i can do it! I'm here because i need the support of others and would love to hear from other people about their stories/experiences.
05-20-2009, 10:14 PM
Alright, Bailey328!!! Way to go!!!! You can do it!! (Can you tell I was once a cheer coach?!?:D) I've fallen off the wagon before so I know how that feels. Just remember that the junk foods are temporary in taste but the damage they cause, lasts much longer!!! All that processed "stuff" is lacking in nutrients and puts untold strain on your health.
Planning (for me) is the key. I work a full time job, a part time job, raise 2 grandkids, and take care of my mom. If I don't plan, I'll wind up "supersizing"...yuck!!:eek:
Think about all the changes you've made in your life over the years. Well, this will be one that you'll be happy about for years to come.
I'm pullin' for you! Bailey! Bailey! Bailey!;)
05-20-2009, 10:51 PM
hi, Bailey. i m Shane. i have bulimia for the almost 2 years, and have been dieting, restricting, purging, hoping to beat this thing. i was sick and tired of wondering why i was so weak and so i always wanted to find a way out. eventually i found that fasting is what suits me most. i m now doing a 40 day water fast alone in a house which my relative owns while i m vacationing. after a few days of fasting, ALL cravings and obsessions are gone!!!! i still have 30 more days to go but i am faithful that i can accomplish my goal. and i will definitely go raw after the fast.and i swear i will NEVER binge again.
thats my story in short. good luck, Bailey !;)
05-21-2009, 02:40 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.........Welcome to MY World.
05-21-2009, 03:04 AM
In the past i've tried to go on the raw food diet but everytime that i'd make a small mistake (i.e. eat something non-raw) i'd go ahead and binge hardcore on icecream , mcdonalds, etc.
Getting raw to work will require some measure of will power. The way you strengthen your will power is to set short term goals and then as you achieve them you get stronger. Start small by setting a goal of having an all raw breakfast meal. When you've got that one in the bag go for breakfast and a snack raw and as you get stronger keep challenging yourself more but keep your goals reasonable as set backs slow you down. Good luck.
05-21-2009, 05:20 AM
Bailey, yipeeeee you are here!!! For me, raw is empowerment. I did not need to count calories or worry about food any more. I did not even need will power.
Being empowered comes from having a very powerful reason WHY you want raw life. You seem to have that for sure. When you get that, then motivation is there always.
Every time you come to a place of straying off your path of raw, ask yourself "what do I want for my health and my life" (the powerful why) and it will keep you raw-kin.
To do things the same way and expect different results is the definition of insanity. This is a whole new game plan here. Not anywhere near any of the other diets or diet mentality. A shift, a new way of thinking, feeling and being!!!
Yes you are no more the fat person but a thin and vibrant new you!
And as it has been said, "do or dont do, there is no try. For me that is a powerful statement. Try sets us failure. Just do it.
Heres to you, taking charge of your health and your life...powerful pace to stand. Power to you girl, Bette
05-21-2009, 08:14 AM
You are going to be amazed by the REAL Bailey that emerges from this life giving food! I am excited for you and look forward to seeing you around here. Read some blogs and start one of your own. And if I were you, I'd keep it simple until you gain strength. That's what I'm doing.
05-21-2009, 08:14 AM
Thanks all! I like the idea of setting mini-goals. For breakfast today I made a smoothie consisting of kale, strawberries, and banana. I'm going to start planning out my meals but if i don't follow it exactly I won't beat myself up about it
05-21-2009, 11:13 AM
Hey Bailey, welcome to the community:). I can relate to what you are saying, I wish you luck in your raw journey whatever way you decide to do it. :)
05-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Get some Larabars to keep with you wherever you go the first little while.
The single biggest mistake I make is not having enough raw meals prepared. Get a rectangular plastic bin, a sliding drawer kinda thing, from WalMart or wherever (I hate WalMart but that's another thread!) and keep a salad in there, already chopped up and ready to go. Have a dehydrated dish or two on hand, a small cheese pie from Alissa's book, that kind of thing. Don't think when you get home tired from work you'll feel like putting together a raw meal at first. When I get home the last thing I want to do is cook; if that's true about you as well, then make something the night before.
A menu is helpful, the one in Alissa's book is great and really helps with the planning and making sure you have enough on hand.
Hurray for you to make the decision to get healthy!
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