Ah, a return to Raw
So, I've been off-and-on raw for quite a while - hmmm, I suppose I could find out when I joined this site, and that would tell. I'm guessing I've been struggling with it for almost a year.
Ah, what I wouldn't give to have said I've made it completely - lost all my weight and living live on raw foods. But, I'm not. . .I've struggled. I've done well for 10 -12 days here and there. And then I fall. . .
But . . .
Most importantly - I GET BACK UP! And I decided to make a list of what I've learned about myself:
1. My 'falls' off the wagon seem to be at hormonal times - ovulation and pre-cycle. Hmm, really seem to crave stuff like crackers and chocolate in any form. Need to find good tasting substitutes. So far, nothing raw taste good to me at these times.
2. Over the course of the year, my down times have shortened in length. I think the first time I ate something cooked after my my first raw journey I was off the wagon for a month or so. Seriously, bad. And now, it's a day or two and then I'm back on. My goal is to just stay raw - would be simplier that way. But, at least I'm shorting the time.
3. Would you like a stomach ache with that? I really should post this on my fridge - because since going raw, EVERYTIME I eat cooked, I get a stomach ache and feel it just sit in my stomach for hours - not fun.
3. Cooked food is majorly addictive - the first bite always taste sooooo good, but then it hooks me in, dragging me deep into the dispair of it's lair.
4. I need to be more selfish - well, in a way. I realize I have NO tolerance anymore - I guess it's from years and years of yo-yo dieting, but if something is infront of me I'll just eat it. Big problem when eating out, at a friend's, etc. First our society is totally geared toward the SAD diet - healthy eating is not the norm, nor does society want to cater. And when at someone else's house for dinner, I have NO will power. I need to be more selfish in the perspective! It's my health. . .which, let's face it, if I don't make it a priority, who will?