View Full Version : Slip Ups-we need to give ourselves a break
05-07-2006, 09:12 PM
When we slip up by not being a 100% raw, we really need to give ourselves a break because we are eating so well compared to the rest of the world. I just came back from picking up a couple a things from the grocery store & out of the 3 others on the check out line with me, the only things of value were a cantelope & 3 bananas! :eek: And they were conventional. The woman in front of me had a huge cart full of pure junk. It's horrendous how the world eats & they think nothing of it. So we really need to feel good about our raw diet & just do the best we can. Because our best is still great. :)
05-07-2006, 09:16 PM
I wholehearteldly agree with you GilmoreGirl even if some of the veg ect is conventional it is certainly better than cooked and junk food thats for sure. It scares me to look at what people put into there bodies without thinking twice about it and it makes me feel truely saddened, if only they knew. Blessings Karen
05-07-2006, 09:55 PM
I try not to pass judgement on other people's shopping carts. We have no idea why they are buying what they are buying or who they are buying it for. I've bought food that was used for things nobody ate. One Christmas I made tree ornaments out of applesauce and tons of powdered cinnamon. They were sort of dehydrated in a low oven until they were hard. The dough was cut with cookie cutters so they looked like cookies. And they smelled wonderful! I've bought white flour that I used for paper mache. I once bought tons of ground pork for a Thai neighbor who needed it for some big party and had no vehicle. She had just bought a new van and had it less than 2 days when it was hit by a drunk driver.
I also know that each person has a way of eating that works for them. What works or me might not work for you. And some people seem to do fine with eating whatever they want. I had an elderly neighbor who frequently invited me to dinner. She didn't think I ate right. Or so she said. I think really she just wanted company. I was rather appalled at some of the meals she thought were healthy. But then I have to remember she came from a time period where food was not as plentiful and varied as it is today and people considered themselves lucky just to put something, anything on their tables.
I do what is right for me. I try to raise my daughter to do what is right for her. She does not like a lot of raw foods. But she does eat some. Probably more than most kids. Tonight she had organic corn pasta with organic marinara sauce, green salad and fruit salad. This is what she chose to eat. I'm not complaining. She has a lot of food allergies. So for her it's a matter not only of getting a balanced diet but what won't make her sick.
05-07-2006, 11:29 PM
I totally agree and could'nt have said it better. We should'nt worry about going shilly -shally every now and then over our way of eating then persecute ourselves because of it.
I don't think one is being a Kibit in observing anothers cart and noticing what they have in it. And surley there is nothing wrong in making an assement of the contents thereof. Gilmoregirl was simply stating a fact that should be obvious to the reader that raw foodists are healthier eaters in general. She was simply stating an evanescent thought, not necessarily a judgemental disposition.
05-07-2006, 11:48 PM
Green Life, thanks for explaining what I was trying to clarify. :)
05-07-2006, 11:50 PM
I third that! It's so easy to get down on ourselves and expect so much. It's great to be raw but it takes a while to teach ourselves this whole new way of life when the rest of the world doesn't support us and even then, slip ups happen. We should be concentrating on creating love and beauty and being as healthy as we can while enjoying our lives. I hope that someday the rest of the world (especially many in the USA) will realize the harm they are doing to themselves and the planet and learn to be pure again. I know that alot of people are raw or vegan or whatever but so many are a detriment to their own health and in turn, others'
ETA, I 5th that, you all beat me to it!
05-08-2006, 12:15 AM
I don't think getting down on oneself for any reason does anyone any good.
We are all doing our best with our situations at any given moment in time.
Loving ourselves enough to give ourselves the best food we can find or grow or buy is truly the most sincerest form of love.
I choose to love myself, no matter what my choices may be at any given moment.
05-08-2006, 06:48 AM
GillmoreGirl...I also agree with you and Green Life. When I'm stuck in a grocery line, I often find myself checking out the veins in people's hands..lol..as I am a nurse and start IVs every day, my mind settles on this to pass the time. I'm certainly not being judgemental...just oh, that would be an easy start or a hard one. I've had other nurses share the same sentiment. I also look at other people's grocery carts and wonder about what I may eat from them or not. It doesn't have any bearing on how I feel about the person.
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