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7/27/12 11:18 P

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Come on over and check out The Raw Foodies. There are many other Raw Teams on Spark as well. Just do a Team search with Raw Teams and they will all come up.

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7/26/12 9:48 P

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Thanks for the words of support. Great tips.
Congrats to you on your weight loss.

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7/26/12 9:47 P

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Thanks ....would like to participate in the raw groups. Love your line that eating got you into this and that it will get you out. Nice one!

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7/26/12 9:45 P

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I love this response of being selfish! I am stealing your line for sure.
You sound like you have done well with it...I am in. Yes...I would like in on the raw groups, too.
Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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7/26/12 9:42 P

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Thank you for sharing. LOVE to hear that you are 50/50. Your accomplishment is fantastic!
Looking forward to swapping raw recipes + learning what 'meat' you eat. Thanks!

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7/26/12 3:41 P

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Welcome. Like DS9KIE, I eat 1/2 raw and 1/2 cooked. I transitioned to vegetarian last year and I'm vegan as of 6/15/12. I have learned to make my own "meat" to take to family get-togethers. I was surprised to see how many of my family members who are against being vegetarian/vegan tasting and liking my un-ribs. My family's picnics are heavy on the hamburgers and hot dogs so I have always taken green salads, even when I was an omnivore.

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7/26/12 12:49 P

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Welcome to the team, CAMPBEC. When I transitioned, I simply made quiet choices away from animal products at work & with family. If anybody noticed, I would just explain that I had made the selfish decision to eat better & that I choose to omit animal products. If they made a big deal about it, I just minimized it - but stuck to my guns.

At restaurant work meals, I would order last & get the best options offered or ask the wait staff for special accommodation if necessary. Believe me, I ate plenty of baked potato & green salad dinners @ steak houses. When my choices were questioned, I would explain that I was being selfish......

At family gatherings, it was more difficult because some hosts/hostesses abhorred the idea of having a BBQ without the ribs, or whatever. I became the queen of veggie platters & it took them about 8 years to find out that they were using a healthy dip when eating from my masterpieces rather than fat-laden mainstream dips. I began calling ahead of events, and offered to take 1 or 2 dishes to these gatherings to assure I would have plenty to eat. When family visitors from elsewhere joined our gatherings, I would again have to explain that I was being selfish.......

I am FAR healthier and more active than MOST of those people, and I still choose to be selfish.

You are so worth it...be selfish!

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7/26/12 9:59 A

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I eat some raw fruits and veggies, mostly fruits, salads and smoothies. I'm trying to eat half raw and half cooked.

I know how hard it is to try to eat healthy when everyone else is not cause I still like pizza, ect.

There are some raw food teams if you want to know more about raw.

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Co-leader of Torture Chambers!! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Eating got me into this mess and eating is going to get me out of this mess
THE SALAD IS THE MAIN DISH
The greatest act can be one little victory ...Celebrate the moment as it turns into one more Just one little victory, a spirit breakin' free.One little victory-Rush


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7/26/12 9:55 A

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Welcome! Coworkers can be tough nuts to crack, especially if you worked with them before a food transition. They can feel uncomfortable about your change, which can make you uncomfortable. Good luck and stay strong. Remember that it is your health (not theirs) that your food choices impact.

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7/26/12 9:21 A

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Hi! I am brand new to this site and very excited to be here. Have been an on-again-off-again raw food vegan for 3 years now. I keep struggling to stay that way. My weight has ballooned and I am ready to get it off. My husband/family are not vegan, but are supportive. My co-workers are not vegan. I am constantly struggling with my own convictions to stay healthy vegan. Need to make better, healthier choices.
Looking forward to getting help and support here! Glad to be here. THRILLED to be here.

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