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01-17-2006, 09:42 AM
I am having such a hard time transitioning to all raw bc, like I have said before in writing on here, I have a nonsupportive fiance and daughter that constantly want to eat something cooked or really bad. I am good in the morning when they are not home but when they want to eat I have to cook, do the shopping etc... then breakdown and eat junk with them. SO... I have ordered the MC book, have my grocery list and I am ready to do this fast. I am going from about 60% raw to doing the fast. Anyone else ever tried it to get a start on 100% raw? If so, how did you feel? How long did you last? You know, all the typical questions that a person with no clue would ask. I would like to do at least 21-30 days. I am feeling so fat and bloated from flip flopping back and forth from raw to cooked and I have actually gained 5lbs. NEED ADVICE!!!
01-17-2006, 01:38 PM
I just want to say hang in there wikdkittie. I am now on day 14 and it is a journey worth experiencing. When fasting, you will realize just how much power you already have and also recognize that we all have every tool we need in order to achieve what we desire...it seems like we often get distracted by things like poor eating habits, striving to please others (namely, family), putting others before ourselves (forgetting to honor our own worth), etc.
I found this site just a couple of days before I embarked upon the MC. I think what you will find here that will help you is an environment where understanding, support, and connections are possible. Of course, it would be nice to have your family in sync with what you are doing but in the event that your fiance is not open to it, then focus your energy on your own health and well being. Who knows...you might be the example they want to follow.
You should check out the other message boards that specifically discuss raw food living, there are tons of recipes and ideas and people on here who can relate to you through their stories. I am sure you will find inspiration as I have by reading the many stories. First and foremost, decide what you want for you. Give yourself permission to learn and make mistakes, it's not a diet, it is a way of living for life, it's really about transition, embracing change and welcoming the challenges.
I know you can do and will. :)
01-17-2006, 02:28 PM
Thank you so much... I am trying to focus but they are the neediest bunch I have ever met in my life...lol. I love them so much but I swear if I am trying to watch television, read, etc (we have a room w/a twin bed & TV I usually go there to be alone) it will not be 5-10 minutes before my kid, fiance and even the dog are the bed. It is like I am the Alpha female in the wolf pack.. it is so ridiculous. I really try to focus and journal and read and just try to enjoy the silence and positive energy I am feeling then (as I call them) the energy suckers come right on in.
I have been through the threads on here and have read some really inspiring stories. I also see that this is a great community and really supportive group. I feel at peace here reading through real life experiences. I am hoping to find someone that is like me or going through the same struggles as I am so we can have a go at it together. I have learned alot about Raw from here and of course reading nonstop... you all have been great.
Mom of 3
01-18-2006, 09:09 AM
This may be hard for you to do, so here goes. Could you tell your needy ones, "I need time alone. I am going into the other room for 30 minutes. You all know how to dial 911. When I hear the siren, I'll come out. Otherwise, this is time alone necessary so that I can rebuild myself and be better able to meet your needs." I think it can become a matter of respect that they respect you as a person with needs also. I hope that is helpful! I am on day 14 of a 21 day fast and am part of the fasting thread if you click on fasting you'll see it about the 21 day fast. I did a 10 day fast first and lived through the side affects :p and now I ventured into the 14 day one that I feel confident enough to stretch out to 21. I cook food for my family so know what it's like and have tried not to buy my favorites or cook them either. I sure hope the desire for those foods goes away! :)
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