Okay, so maybe I’m more than “aspiring” as a raw-foodist. I’m currently six months into my transition, and most days I’m a good 95% raw (or better). I still use a little butter and bottled salad dressing. I also eat Ezekiel bread, which is made from live sprouted grains and cooked at a low temperature, but technically a “living” food, not a completely “raw” food.
My hope for this blog is to reach out to people who are struggling with a raw diet. Raw success stories are easy to come by, as are people raving about how delicious raw food is. Right up front, I’d like to say I really DON’T like raw food, nor am I experiencing flawless health. I’m not trying to be negative about it, in fact, the point of this blog is to be positive and to help people to accept themselves as they are. We cannot be perfect! Or rather, we are perfect in our flaws. I would also like this to be a place where I can speak with unfiltered honesty, for myself really. There are often things I need to say, but no one I can safely say them to.
Everyday has been an adventure, and a struggle. I have struggled with family, with ignorant comments, with cravings/addictions, with my children, with compulsive eating habits, and with my husband’s delicious smelling cooked food. Most days I feel like the entire world is against me. Most days I’m bored beyond belief by the food I’m eating. Most days I would quit, if I could get away with eating a cooked morsel without getting rather sick. I’ll be talking about my struggles in more detail in following posts. For now, we’ll just say there have been challenges.