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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!

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Comment by LaTricia E. Morris on June 16, 2013 at 3:45pm

Heather, dear, thank you!  You're efforts and honesty are both encouraging and refreshing.  I feel like I can relate to you on so many levels.  I am so proud of you for not beating yourself up.  I know there are times when that is so very hard to do!  Keep up the great work!  We do believe in you!

BTW, congrats on your son's graduating with great success.  I have 2 kids (1 & 3).  Can't imagine watching them get all grown up and walk down that aisle.  ...and then the next aisle...and... oh my!


Comment by Linda Bedell on June 16, 2013 at 8:31am

Thank you!  You are so inspiring.  

Comment by Treesa on June 14, 2013 at 7:47pm

So much to celebrate and be proud of.  Glad you are seeing and celebrating your own victories. Yeah, Heather. and congrats to Joe!

Comment by Susan : ) on June 14, 2013 at 7:38pm

Such a PROUD MOMMA you are!! : )


Comment by Winterdrop on June 14, 2013 at 3:56pm

You are awesome! And this post really helped me right now, thank you :)

Comment by Penni on June 14, 2013 at 2:45pm

So exciting to have your baby graduating!!  I know you're so very proud of him (and your beautiful daughter)!! I honestly have loved every phase of Gabby's growth & maturing. It's not always been easy and change requires acceptance and gratitude for newness and wonderful opportunities! 

So happy you're not beating yourself up for bites of this & that. We live in the real world and have to learn to manage our nibbling.... of course I'll be working on that into eternity : )  I am so proud of you and I know it is emotionally hard right now with sooooooo much happening. Know that I love you, my dear xoxo

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