kicking myself in the glutes...
Hi....I'm so disappointed with myself. I felt so good on raw and felt I was actually growing younger. All my age related symptoms, arthritis, bursitis,chronic fatigue,everything went away. I made gourmet raw meals and loved every bite. My manbear decided to go raw with me. He's diabetic with high blood pressure and cholesterol. During raw he lost weight and his numbers went down. The doctor took him off part of his insulin. She was so impressed and said soon he'll be diabetes free after 15 rears or so. Then one day he ate something he shouldn't have. Then something else. Soon I followed. Now were back to square one. All the garbage is back, pain, high numbers, extra weight. We feel tired and old. We're both 55. Actually he's 15 minutes older than me.
Now we decided to recommit 100%....never to look back. Today I'm throwing everything out that isn't food! Just "One little bite" can ruin our whole lives. We got into so many arguments with me storming out of the house crying. It's so not worth it when you know whats right and true. Once your bodies have been spoiled with wonderfully good and perfect food you can't seem to enjoy the old ways anymore. Just wanted to share in hopes that this will keep someone from falling of the wagon.
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly" Warm and Cozy Blessings, Mamabird
Oct. 1, 2009 131.8 lbs.
CW: 127.3 lbs.
GW: 118 lbs.
Don't kick yourself. That was a learning experience. You now know what will happen if you give in to temptation. I'm the same way. It's a genuine addiction, as real as any addiction to drugs or alcohol, and if I have even a bite of cooked food I'll binge and binge for who knows how long.
Welcome back on the wagon!
As long as you never stop trying!
What I like to remind myself is: thirteen slips on the way to your goal is not a failure. A failure is only when you stop trying.
There are diabetics out there who continue eating junk that they know they shouldn't and opt to increase their insulin, rather than change their habits. You both are far more enlightened than that!
I think what this Raw Food Talk forum does is raise our consciousness. We've become aware of how the SAD makes our bodies sick, so we can never quite go back - for long - on the SAD. It makes us too guilty and disgusted, and we keep coming back to raw veganism.
So your disappointment is a great sign. You're on an upward learning curve. Complacency would have been infinitely worse.
SAD Eaters Anonymous?
Pilgrim has an interesting point. Is there a SAD Eaters Anonymous? We could do the 12 steps.
I admit I am powerless over the SAD....
Hi, I'm Courtney and I'm a SADaholic...
Just for today....
My name is Pilgrim and I've been off SAD for eight days... Yay! The time may come when there will be groups like that.
I think of the Hundredth Monkey principle--if enough people get wise to SAD and start going raw, suddenly it will be the norm to eat raw. I hope.
just the first step of "climbing back on the wagon" so to speak is empowering!!
Influence of Hollywood?
Has anyone noticed the influence of movie watching on eating habits? I notice that if I get away from reading health articles and reading this forum, and watch more movies, I start to slip. In movies you see people smoking, drinking alcohol, eating the typical SAD, and there's the subliminal message that it's OK.
It's apparent to me that I must always control my focus.
And, of course, the first line of defense is in the grocery store.....
Sometimes ya gotta do it a again (go back to what you knew) before you "get it". Now, you've got it; or maybe you don't. Thing is, just keep getting it. It's a journey. Enjoy it! You're doing fine!
One good way to battle it is to make sure you go (I assume you mean in theaters?) with a very, very full stomach. Feast on live food before you go - then the temptation will be slim - also, bring something tasty, crunchy & raw w/you to munch on.
Originally Posted by Courtney
"Have you ever noticed, in traffic, anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"
Oh yeah ~ it's part of the learning journey. I've been up and down and off and on the raw wagon for the past year. I know all the benefits of being raw, I feel it and love it...but it takes just one little of this to open the door that descends downward . I do not want to open that door again either.
You've got lots of company that understand ~ We will all make it !!!
kiwi dreams & mango pies
Different personality types
Victoria Boutenko says that some people can "cheat", and others need to be 100% rigorous. I'm lucky, I can have an occasional cooked meal (I am 100% vegan even then), and have no problems remaining raw the rest of the time.
I do notice that my body eliminates much more when I eat cooked food. It's as if it's saying "not much nutrition in this meal, get it out of here".
Actually, what I meant was the brainwashing that goes on that we're usually not even aware of. So movies can influence more than what you're eating while you watching them. They affect your food choices the day after, and the day after that. The reverse is true, too. If I read comments on this forum and articles on nutrition and fitness, especially just before bed, I find it easier to stick to healthier routines the following day.
Originally Posted by Courtney
I guess we have to set ourselves up to succeed and always keep our focus on what we truly want for the long term: a healthier mind, body, and spirit.
Please allow that dissapointment to give you strength to persevere...
...you are clearly aware, & willing to follow through on what you know!
So press on, one day at a time, & don't be so hard on yourself (or your glutes'll get sore!!!)
My name is EZ rider and I'm a SADaholic
I know I have to watch out for that first SAD bite because there won't be a second bite if there isn't a first one. Recently I slipped. Here's a link to another thread where I posted the SAD details: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthrea...916#post435916
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