I'm finally ready!
I posted a thread asking for help convincing my fam that this is good for me. Well, last night my problem was solved. :) My husband took me out to dinner last night. A lovely Italian place that serves the most wonderful cooked food...I swear! Anywho...I have been 100% raw for one week. Yeah! But unfortunately, I couldn't resist. I ordered a cooked veggie meal and had olives. It was heavenly tasting. My husband was thrilled I was eating cooked with him...and then he watched what it did to me and was shocked! My nose plugged up almost immediately! He asked, "What happened to you?" I smiled and said, "I ate something cooked. This is what happens to me now that my body is use to only raw foods. I'm healthy you know...and I like feeling good. I've been eating raw all week." He felt horrible about the way I felt the rest of the night. But then I told him, "I made the choice to eat something cooked, you didn't make me. I could have asked them to bring me a plate of all those delicious veggies cold...but I didn't. That was my own fault, not yours." ;)
The first thing he said to his Mom (just this morning) when she called to see if we wanted to meet them all for lunch was..."ok that's fine, but I want Shel to have a nice salad to chose from where ever we go." Then he suggested that I bring some fruit with me to round it all out. That's it. He saw for himself the change in me...and that was enough for him! Now when we go out, I won't have to worry that he thinks I'm denying myself or that I should somehow eat something to make the other family members feel more comfortable.
I said all that to say this...I'm finally ready! Today I am officially starting my 30 day raw challenge! :) After last night...I know...I'm finally ready to commit! I will try to post my journal and pic later tonight. Thanks for all your help you guys! (((HUGS))))
How wonderful, I mean about your hubby, that is so cool
and congratulations on committing to the 30 day challenge
Here is a lecture my RVD put on the internet for anyone to listen to. It is scientifically base and goes into depth about biochemical reactions when you cook your food and what your body has to do to deal with it. He is a MD, nutritional scientist and licensed nutritionist.
He said if anyone is giving you a hard time about it then this will keep them quiet.
Starting weight 238 lb's 12/23/05
Current weight 204.5 lb's
"The gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies...they are
the trees, the plants and the seeds."
Karen, a happy friend of God and a friend of earth and sustainability
My mom was leery of me starting raw for various reasons, but after she sees the spiral of what cooked food does to me she makes sure I eat raw! She hate to see me so depressed and sick. She doen'st want her little girl to hurt so....she's set on raw for me. If only I can have her help herself...lol
~Dream For Life~
Incurable means curable within.
Lol. I love that story! I wish for you only the best for your journey!! HAve FUN!!!!!!!!!!!:)
*~"~For your body is that which you eat, and your spirit is that which you think. Eat nothing, therefore, which a stronger fire than the fire of life has killed.~*~* Dead Sea Scrolls, -Jesus
Thanks you guys! :) Day one was great. I haven't had a chance to post a pic yet, but I promise to. ;) We had lunch out yesterday and all my mom-in-law could say was...wow...that's a lot of veggies. I ordered way more than I could actually eat...just so everyone could see that I was "really" eating! Then when they asked why all the veggies...my husband spoke up! He told them how cooked food affected me just the night before...and that this is working for me. It worked. I didn't have to explain anything or try to convince anyone...they just took in what he said and that was that. "I couldn't do that...at least they are healthy for you! " was my mom-in-laws reply! LOL I think that my own parents are the last to come around, but that's ok. All it will take for them is seeing the weightloss. Isn't that odd...but some people correlate health...and weighloss??? As though if you have one...you MUST have the other. Oh...well...they will come around because they love me. ;) Ok...I'm going to post a pic and start my journal! Thank you all for the encouragement! (((HUGS)))
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