View Full Version : Support or no support?
Sharon in Colorado
09-29-2005, 09:41 AM
Do you stay raw longer using a support partner or doing it on your own?
09-29-2005, 09:51 AM
Excellent poll question. I voted "going solo" because I tend to be a DIYer for as many things as possible, and march to my own drummer. However, having support is indeed wonderful (this forum has been inspiration for the past month!) and I don't knock it when I can get it. But yeah, solo it is for me.
09-29-2005, 11:13 AM
Either way for me.
09-29-2005, 11:22 AM
...I use this site as my support partner. Without you guys...I would have quit a loooooong time ago. Most people I know think it's "TOO EXTREME" HILARIOUS!
They keep asking me when I'm "coming of my DIET". ROFL! :)
09-29-2005, 11:26 AM
"TOO EXTREME" HILARIOUS!
I know it appears that way from the outside.. but from the inside.. this is the way to go!
09-29-2005, 12:18 PM
I prefere to go it alone, well, with my hubby.
I use this site as my personal support.
I had two raw-buddies, and one was extremely judgemental and was a challenge, the other kept finding excuses why she couldn't go raw 100% but that I had to.
I just felt that it was easier to do it alone.
Having my hubby eating mostly raw, works well for us. So, I do have REAL support now.
09-29-2005, 01:06 PM
For sure with a buddie. There are two friends I have that are great support for me......Hi Mysticat!.......and my hubby is very easy going so although he's not into going raw like I am, he does eat and enjoy (well most of the time ;) ) what I make for him.
It's when he wants to take me out to eat that I fall. And not by much, but enough to feel the difference before I even leave my seat and for sure the next day, my belly hurts, I feel sluggish, next day acne, morning mouth, dark urin, bad breath, sweat more with more odor, and not so good BMs :( ....
And I hate the way he eats when he's on the job......UH!
But me and my raw buddies are going to have some sort of fall potluck, so those are the kind of things that inspire me and of course.....
ALL OF YOU GUYS ON THIS BOARD !!!!!!! This Board ROCKS !!!!!
Sharon in Colorado
09-29-2005, 01:59 PM
Thanks for all your input on this.
After years of going back and forth I'm realizing that the longer periods of raw was when I went solo (aside from using message boards and doing lots of reading for encouragement).
For the times when I had a support partner - well, it was always great in the beginning - and then one of us would end up slipping, or both of us for that matter. Then, either I'd continue or have to start back up on my own.
It may be a matter of finding a more like-minded partner, but for now, I think I have to go-it-alone.
Helen Of Tennessee
09-29-2005, 02:20 PM
I would have to say, with a partner . . . my husband/daugher/son. If they were into eating raw, there wouldn't be all the "temptation" foods in my pantry and refrig.
They support me, but since they only want to make partial changes, I can still find bread, crakers, chips, etc. right at my finger tips.
This board and one other board gives me a lot of support, which I need.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
09-29-2005, 02:43 PM
I voted "with partner" because I do not like to let others down and feel that if I was showing example as well as needing to answer to someone then I would be inclined to behave myself
09-29-2005, 02:56 PM
I voted solo because once I have an idea in my head, I can stick to it with incredible willpower--sometimes.
I heard someone say before--and it applies equally to me--that I can stay raw for a few months with no problem, but then sometimes I can't stay raw for a single day. Go figure. Oh well, as long as I don't stop trying, I will be fine.
But there is something to say for support. This board certainly helps me in that I don't feel like an alien. I know that I am not the only person with the "extreme" diet.
Good luck everyone!
09-29-2005, 04:03 PM
Well I wish my husband was into Raw. It would make my life in the Kitchen so much easier.
My twin in also Raw but we live so far...me north..she is in Florida.
Sharon in Colorado
09-30-2005, 12:06 AM
I heard someone say before--and it applies equally to me--that I can stay raw for a few months with no problem, but then sometimes I can't stay raw for a single day.
Good grief that could have very well came out of my own mouth. I'm amazed at how easy it could be for me for weeks on end with not a craving or mood swing at all, but then othertimes I can't even make it to lunch when I have to start over again.
09-30-2005, 12:54 AM
I did it on my own at the start, but having the board has made all the difference, now my mum who has seen what going raw has done for me, is doing it as well its even easier for me because we help each other and are always talking about new ideas and hints to make things easier, I think my mum is a legend because at 65 she has made a complete lifestyle change and she doesn't have the net, or the benefit of knowing all you guys like I do, but I do print her out the recipes you post and tell her about people here and anything you say that may help her (and me)
Having the board to read is brilliant, Ive learnt more from here than I could have imagined ( I know I dont post a lot but I am always reading and thinking how great this place is) :)
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