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dread head vegan
06-30-2009, 06:36 PM
the past couple of weeks have been kinda bad for me eating raw. i'll slip and say to myself... "i'll start again tomarrow," next day "i'll start tomarrow." :rolleyes:
06-30-2009, 07:00 PM
Yep, happens to lots of people all the time! I think you either have to just do it cold turkey, or get sick of slipping back and forth until you're just done with it and then go for it. Either way you can only take it one day at a time.
06-30-2009, 07:01 PM
Unfortunately I do it more than I would like. I feel bad and cooked food is like chains on me and I can not wait for the day to break free. Like I am telling myself tommorw new month-let's go.
The thing is you just keep dusting yourself off, not beating yourself up and keep moving forward. I am determinded to do this and you will do it as well! We just have to always remind ourselves of what good we do when we choose to eat healthy with raw food and what we are doing to our bodies when we put not such good stuff in our bodies. So sorry, a long answer to your question and I hope this helps. Good luck :)
06-30-2009, 10:09 PM
For me, it was a question of going thru all the cooked food in the fridge. Now, I'm down to mostly containers of cottage cheese, storebought hummus, and an assortment of salad dressings and bbq sauces/condiments.
Don't even get me started on the 2 chest freezers full of mostly meat plus what's in the refrigerator freezer. There's no way I'm throwing all that food away, so I'll probably wind up canning most of it and then pawning it off on family members.
I'm still all shiny new, so I haven't gotten to the "bored" part. But what's been keeping me on the straight and narrow is how horrible I feel shortly after eating something cooked. Dairy doesn't seem to bother me, and for now, I'm continuing with the probiotic yogurt. But that little episode with the fried chicken put the fear of God in me. I never want to feel that bad ever again.
06-30-2009, 10:20 PM
Sounds like you're not quite ready to go 100%. Perhaps you should transition into it.
07-02-2009, 07:54 PM
Your not alone. I think it's normal when you first start. Your changing your life and change can be hard. Just remember that you are changing your life for the better. Just don't ruin tomorrow by dwelling on what you did wrong today. My favorit quote is from Kong Fu Panda "each day is a gift, that's why they call it the present."
07-03-2009, 02:29 PM
yes! you're not alone, don't worry :p
BUT..it gets easier over time. i've been on my raw path for..5 years? or so? my slips used to entail eating cookies or apple pie or ice cream or pizza. but 5 years later? my slips are usually some raw goat cheese in an otherwise completely raw vegan salad..or some pasteurized orange juice in an otherwise raw smoothie because i ran out of fresh squeezed and don't have time to run to whole foods. it's a journey, remember. there are ups and downs. i'm not always a cold turkey typa girl..i have to transition sometimes. so for me, as long as the slips have become "less severe" over the past 5 years, and as long as i remember to love myself despite them, then i feel like i'm doing great..and you are too :)
why not start right now, instead of tomorrow? and if you slip, you slip. ignore it. make your next snack or meal raw. view yourself as raw, love yourself as raw, and don't let the slips control you :D
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