View Full Version : new mom....please help!!!
12-29-2009, 08:34 AM
so i went raw in 2005 and succeeded in staying raw for three years. then i got pregnant and it went bye bye. i was working full time and just had zero energy to prepare food. aside from that, the food that i would have normally eaten made me gag. i guess it was all the hormone changes. i don't know, but my baby is now here and is just about six months old. i am having such a hard time getting back to raw. in the beginning of his life i just simply couldn't do it, but now it will be easier. i am finding myself in a space where i can't even remember how i started raw last time. i feel like all my knowledge has flown out the window and it is very depressing. i feel i am in a downward spiral getting farther and farther away from raw when all i want more than anything is to get back to it. i want to raise my child raw, but i need to find the path again myself. are there any moms out there who have experienced this and have any advice? i am also breastfeeding so my appetite is kind of veracious for the time being. i just can't believe i've gotten to this point, again. when i went raw i lost 100lbs. in about 14 months (even appeared in valya boutenko's documentary "reversing the irreversible) and now after baby am up a lot again. i need to drop this weight and feel healthy again.
thank you to anyone who gives this time and consideration.
12-29-2009, 09:50 AM
time is tough with a new baby.
Try to start each day with a huge green smoothie, good for you and the baby via breast milk, and then when baby starts to eat......
12-29-2009, 12:09 PM
any tips on a great recipe??? i seem to have lost my nack for making them. they've come out so gross, it's very discouraging.
12-29-2009, 12:14 PM
Here are two favs:
Kale or spinach, pineapple, ice, and frozen banana
Beet greens, raspberries, red grapes (seedless or seed them manually) frozen banana
If feeling gross about them, do lightly on the greens, and increase as your tastes adjust...
I also like the pear/parsley/ice combo, but it's not for everyone. my kids won't touch it, they like the 1st 2.
12-29-2009, 04:29 PM
oh, wonderful! thank you so much. will try them out. see, i just need a little inspiration...the juices are starting to flow (no pun intended!)
12-29-2009, 08:53 PM
I don't have any children myself, but I can imagine that it must be difficult! Time and energy must be at a premium.
I think it's a great idea to start with a green smoothie every morning. Just try to focus on that for a bit, that might be a good place to start. And, Gosh, start with delicious smoothies! Your favourites! We're all different, but why not try one banana, one apple, some strawberries or other berries, and some greens (go easy on the greens to start)? Start very fruity and just get back into the habit of making smoothies every morning.
You can do this, it's just a matter of setting some rules/schedules for yourself. Ask yourself, what would make it easier for you to get back into raw? Perhaps a buddy? Or having your husband or mother etc. watch your son for a while on the weekend while you can get out to the grocery store, or prepare food, or whatever you need to do? Hopefully you can enlist your spouse's support. For example, remind him of how much better, sexier, and happier you'll feel if you can do this. Maybe he can pitch in with food prep etc if you make it seem like it's in his best interest.
Good luck and keep us posted.
01-06-2010, 09:14 AM
so i am still not doing great. i am doing better, but i still need to implement my knowledge. i am writing here to help get/keep me motivated and focused once again. i sat down yesterday and wrote out a couple of lists that will hopefully do the same. i feel i am finally getting into the right head space to do this again. i just need to realize that my life circumstances have changed and that i can't just jump back into it like i was able to in the past...time just doesn't allow. not only that, but i happen to be legally blind and don't drive so my opportunities to go to the store at the drop of a hat are no longer there which doesn't help my situation any. so i just have to cope with the fact that i need to start small....start with snacks....that way the time that goes into making the food is better used as most snack recipes make a bunch, whereas an entree makes a couple servings. i will get there again, but for now i am going to try and have a green smoothie at some point everday and start making snacks just have around. actually, it turns out that i may need to start my son on solids much sooner than i would prefer. he is six months old and i would much rather wait until he is showing clear signs ie: sitting up on his own completely, has teeth, can use his forefinger and thumb together to picki up objects, etc. he doesn't display these things yet (although he is quite close to sitting up on his own) but we had his six month well visit last night and he only gained 3 ounces since his four month well visit check! if any moms are reading this i could also use a little advice as to what to start him on and how often. this can be helpful to me, though. if i have to make food for him, i have time to make a little more for me, right??? i know it will get better as he gets older and it will be fun to make food together and view food positviely and have it be a fun thing to do together, i just need to learn to focus on today only for now. i can't think about how i'm going to lose all that weight again and how long it will take...just think about enjoying the process.
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