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07-01-2009, 02:18 PM
I've been a lurker for a while but I've finaly decided that posting might help me in my journey to becoming at least partialy raw. I'm a 30 yr old mother to two and wife to a guy who HATES veggies. I could do raw pretty easily if it was just me but when combined with trying to do a family meal I've only lasted a few days at a time eating high raw. I have a few minor health issues and I'm concerned that as I age these might become worse. I'm seeing a naturopathic dr for candida and I also suffer from a mild case of granuloma annulare (skin condition) along with constant acne and chronic headaches. My goal for now is to do raw till dinner until I'm comfortable enough to move into some of my dinners being different from my families.
07-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!!
07-01-2009, 10:12 PM
I'm glad you are an ex-lurker=)
I very much understand about having to feed kids and a husband. It took me a really long time to not feel deprived and pouty--or indulgent... I can tell you this, though-- I have found that NOT eating the ______ is much more satisfying than the 5 minutes of pleasure you get from eating something that is not good for you. The pride and self love that comes from showing yourself how important you are to you lasts all day long.
Any food will fill you up. I always eat until I'm completely satisfied. But there is such a huge difference in the way I feel after a delicious raw meal or a heavy, guilty, sleepy cooked one. After a raw meal, I can easily jump up and do the dishes and anything else I need to do--and feel proud and happy doing it!=)
I'm glad you are here!
07-02-2009, 04:00 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW...........Welcome to MY World.
07-02-2009, 08:03 AM
Hello, I am also new here, so welcome from another newbie.
Hhmmm... Have you tried sneaking in greens with a fruit smoothie? I do that with my grandchildren. They don't know they are getting veggies and they do like those smoothies. I always sweeten the fruit for them with just a little dates. I think it may help them make the transition to more vegetables a little more easily.
Just making the veggies available with no pushing and an occosional reminding him that his tastes buds change every 13 days might get him to try just a bite or 2 from time to time.
Hope this helps.
07-06-2009, 02:17 PM
I'm in (nearly) the exact same boat. My Husband actually got mad at me last week for not cooking him enough b/c i was concentrating on making myself something interesting so i wouldn't crave what he was having. (all i was making him was a piece of meat or a small casserole or stir fry). My son is generally a good eater, but he's only 14 mons, so he can't always have what either of us are having so i've found myself making 3 meals/night... exhausting, But I think I'm starting to figure things out. I've just go to keep everything simple and keep lots of lettuce in the house for a last min. wrap or salad.
I hope that you can find the same balance.
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