View Full Version : Just putting my intentions out there
08-27-2009, 12:57 PM
I finally went 100% raw after reading raw food sites and blogs for more than 4 years. The longest stretch I maintained was 6 days. I lost 15 pounds over 3 weeks, and one day I even cried in the shower because I felt I'd been liberated from my food addiction. Now I can't even remember what I did to go off track, but I have not done very well in about a week. But I did go to a raw potluck and meet some new people, which was awesome.
I can see that I am still battling my addiction to stimulating salt, flour, and sugar.
I want to change my story. I want to be one of those so-called "weirdos" people talk about who only eats raw food - "That's crazy! But she looks happy and she looks great!" And I want to teach it.
Who wants to join me?
08-27-2009, 01:34 PM
I think YOU are joining everyone here!
i would like to join you, but fudge and pizza and cake and ice cream keep pulling on me.
addictions are so hard. food is worse than drugs in my opinion, because you can't use abstinance can you?
08-28-2009, 02:37 PM
food is worse than drugs in my opinion, because you can't use abstinance can you?
You can't abstain from all foods, but you can abstain from some foods. You can decide to abstain from foods that aren't raw vegan.
08-28-2009, 02:45 PM
You can have "fudge and pizza and cake and ice cream" anytime - and as much as you want - as long as they are raw vegan.
Alissa's book is filled with easy, decadent recipes for every dish imaginable.
I make raw brownies about 3 times a week and raw ice cream at least twice - I eat this stuff every day - even before I was 100% raw I indulged in such goodies and am easily maintaining my size 4 body. I am attaching photos to tempt you!
Alissa's pizza is amazing - try it!
Lots of Love to you,
08-28-2009, 08:10 PM
I think in the beginning for some of us, we feel so much better that it doesn't seem possible.& it's easier than many other programs to me. We're doing well & we feel the need to go back for some strange reason. Don't be hard on yourself, jump back up get going again. Feel good about yourself & who you are. People have always thought I was a little odd for different reasons & I won't go off of my beliefs when I'm with them regardless of how wrong they think I am. I've accepted they're the odd different one not me:D. I don't complain about not going to the bathroom, dry skin, gastro issues, jitters, 'have to have my cig or coffee' in the am..they do, yet I'm the one who needs to change my lifestyle bc 'it's just right'. :confused::eek:
08-28-2009, 08:49 PM
You can't abstain from all foods, but you can abstain from some foods.
I really liked this answer because it is so true.
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