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Holla to my Habbies! Just checking in. I've been kind of busy! This happened:
That's my son Joe. I was so proud of him as they called his name time after time, acknowleging his grade point and his scholarships and awards that I forgot to be sad. The day was very much a rollercoaster of emotion, one minute happy and proud, the next nostalgic for what I've had with this kid for 18 years and how it is changing.
I am having a party for him Sunday and I am nervous because I don't do well with stress and I will be around and preparing a lot of SAD food. Let's call it what it is: junk. I am going to have a big green salad there, too, though and make sure that I have my smoothies and Lara bars and what not. Plus a raw friend is going and she knows I am raw and I would be so embarrassed to eat SAD in front of her! Whatever it takes, my friends. This is life, you do what you gotta do. I don't want to slip so it is my way of staying off the ice.
Last night, I had a few bites of some food I had prepared for Mom and it was not junk but it was not raw or even vegan and you know what I did? Nothing! I got right back on track. I did not beat myself up. I did not starve myself the next day. I did not say, "Oh well, I blew it, so I might as well eat my face off!" as I have every other time.
I simply told myself to stop, and then I did stop. Then I had my beet greens smoothie this morning and brought my raw food for today, and that's the end of it. Because it is not NEVER messing up, its getting right back to it if you do have a slip.
A final word: Thank you. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me. Thank you for your love and support. Thank you for letting me know that you struggle too and that you understand. Thank you for cheering me on and believing in me, even when this is approximately my millionth attempt. It means the world to me. And for all of you who are thinking about trying again, again: do it. Just get started. You will know what to do after you get going. And if you mess up, don't use it as an excuse to eat whatever you want all day. Make your next bite raw. If you can do that, it makes all the difference!