That's funny. I always get asked, "Are you on a diet or something?" I always look confused, I just don't think of it as a diet and I wonder if they are just thinking that I NEED to be. Oh well. I feel really good. I do peek in other's carts too. The worst was when my mom was is the hospital and I had to go to the grocery store for my little brother. I was mortified at what was in my cart and felt compelled to vociferously proclaim to everyone who glanced in my direction, "IT"S NOT MINE!" My mother even asked me later on if it was traumatic for me. I laughed, but it was!!!
I'm like that too! If I'm out with someone to the store or even my dad I'm embarassed with waht's in the cart. I feel like I have to deny it's mine, but I don't...I just never look the cashier in the eye and don't carry the bags of non-produce food lol.
Originally Posted by firefaery
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Ok.. I was lectured myself last night about lecturing my son.. he is a cooked vegan but not really for health purposes.. mostly to stand against cruelty for animals.. I tried to discuss the health aspect of what he eats now.or doesn't eat.. as he has complained his hair is thining...But he used some pretty big words to tell me to respect him for not pushing PETA on me and please do not push my "religion of eating" on him. so I dropped the subject...
also...I have a daughter who has kids... and she is a sugar freak... turning her kids into sugar freaks.. I have lectured and lectured her on the terrors of sugars and processed foods till I am blue in the face.. She is not raw now but seems to be moving further and further away from the sugar..doesn't have quite so much in the house... crossing fingers that some day she will be raw. Her oldest son has now started talking about the bad things too from eating sugar.. guess he's been around me too long.
I am out of a job now and have seriously thought of going to Whole Foods.. do not know if I could stand on my feet that long anymore... but well worth the try... I am still heavy even though I am pretty much raw.. still have my slide back days... but have been drinking lemon water in the am instead of coffee, and two quarts of green smoothies with apples every day now for a week... Wondering if I could make it...
You may think me daft...
I have always been charmed by a lilting Irish accent, and your use of the term "trolly" brought that affection to mind. In the midwest US, and western US the term most often used is "cart", or "shopping cart." Here in the Northeast US the usual term, however, seems to be "carriage."
Originally Posted by sport
One would think that when I go shopping here and refer to my trolly as a cart, instead of a carriage, people would be charmed by MY lilting accent, but noooooooooooooooooo.
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Oh I'm amused! Reminds me of high school when my best friend and I used to go about speaking in a british accent because well, who knows why. It cracked us up and as we worked at the same place "regulars" actually thought we were british! The worst part was that we never stuck with the same accent for more than a week. Noone really ever caught on...
*~"~For your body is that which you eat, and your spirit is that which you think. Eat nothing, therefore, which a stronger fire than the fire of life has killed.~*~* Dead Sea Scrolls, -Jesus
I look into others peoples carts... I think everyone one does :) someone came up to me the other day and said "That's going to be a huge salad." i just look at them kinda laughed and said some of it will be salads but not all if it.... that would be a big salad.
I love these stories! I do look at what people have in their carts and while I would never say anything outloud to them I am sure "thinking" of what I'd like to say.
A few weeks ago I was in our local Central Market and had my cart filled with fruits, veggies, and a ton of greens as I am doing a lot of juicing right now. Obviously my cart looked very different from everyone elses.
I was standing in line at the pharmacy department to get a prescription for my mom and this older gentleman in front of me turned around to smile and glanced in my cart. He said, if you eat all that healthy food why would you need a prescription? And I said, oh the medication is for my 85 year old mother! He laughed and said I should be feeding her all those fruits and veggies instead! I said, well I do but she still has her sugary treats too and she'd put up such a fuss if I didn't give them to her.
So after he'd received his bag of meds at the pharmacy counter he turns around and says to me, these are for my wife and not me... really! Ha! It really was funny! I wonder if he really thought the meds I was getting were for my mom or me?!
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raw meat has always grossed me out even when I use to eat it. meat on the bone is especially gross.
I look at grocery carts all the time. The loads of sugary stuff always baffles me. Especially when there a re screamy cranky loud kids in tow, begging for more...
I really feel sorry for obese children who have no idea what there parents are doing to them.
Loads of canned goods baffle me too.
It is, therefore, evident that it is possible to cure by foods, aliments and fruits; but as today the science of medicine is imperfect, this fact is not yet fully grasped. When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature.
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I have a right to purchase what I want, and so does anyone else. I don't think negative thoughts about heavy people (as I am heavy) and I don't think what people are buying is a problem, it is their choice to eat what they want,
What IS the problem, or challenge is the corporations that make this stuff, and advertise this stuff, and the doctors who won't tell you it's bad for you, and the schools that have it in vending machines in the school lunch room, and and and.
I also have a right to finish my purchase, pay with cash or a check, put things back into my pocket, and check my receipt BEFORE, I leave the store.
I will NOT allow anyone to hurry ME, because THEY chose to be late.
I have plenty of time for anyone in front of me, and often when someone is taking a long time in front of me in line, and someone behind me says something.
I tell the person in line, to take their time, because I am self employed and have all the time in the world.
I do alot of inernet and ebay business, and was going to the post office every Friday to do mailings, well, our business is doing so well, that it would sometimes take us 30 minutes to get through all of our mail, and people behind us would get upset. I told the clerk (there is only one) to take her time, she can help only one person at a time, and that each person in line would be given the exact same great service that she had given me, so not to worry.
People who are rushed are upset, NOT at the person in front of them, they are upset at themselves for NOT getting up early, or for sleeping in too late, or staying up late the night before, etc. etc. etc.
so don't ever take it personally, and remember to be kind and loving to all those people in front of you, because one day, you too, may need a few extra seconds, to write a check, or check a receipt, or to help someone else who needs help.
Life is a journey, enjoy it.
Ater I'm done checking out at the grocery store, I feel so rushed that i usually forget where i put my checkbook and receipt because all I barely have time to do is throw it into my purse before I get rude looks and trampled on from the person behind me. I just hate that. people can be so darn rude when they are in a hurry for heaven's sake.
rant over. :)
I was in a super Wal mart one day and I passed a family that I will never forget. It was a mother, grandmother and three daughters ( I assume). The mother was in a scooter because she weighed probably over 400lbs, the daughters were all well over 250, and their grandmother was the smallest at probably 200. the daughters and the gm were all probably like 5 foot 2 or so to put the weight into perspective, and the gm was eating mcdonald's french fries. I looked into their cart and it was stacked to the top, with, drumroll, please.... BANQUET FROZEN DINNERS . Not even frozen veggies, it was all mac and cheese, and meatloaf and stuff from what I could see. It amazes me that such ignorance exists!
"Strangely, man loves his mental fog more than he loves the effort which could dissolve it."
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So true! I get so angry when I think about this to long because I have been searching all my life for something that will "get the weight off" and make my body from hurting. All my years I have been told just to eat right.. But was never really told how to. Dr and such would just hint that we were to eat more veggies and my mind just said ewwww.. never have been one for veggies..
Originally Posted by freespirit
But now after having been doing raw almost 100% I understand where we have gone arong and that I just never took the time to research it..
Now when I see people in the stores like those that you saw.. I just want to hand out some sort of paper handout.. hoping they would take the time to do some research.
I had prayed and prayed for such a secret to be told to me. and my prayers have now been answered.. too bad it was shown to me at the late age of 49.
I was at the grocery store today. It was a busy day with the line moving really slow. If there was a race the snails would win!!
So ahead of me I saw boxes of breakfast cereals being scanned, soda drinks, sushis, milk cartons... I do not really look into others cart anyhow I had my basket on the floor between my feet. It was a busy day and I did not want to take too much space. This guy in the next line kept looking at my feet. He kept glancing which made me look down for he had a wonderment look on his face because in my basket I forgotten I had but 3 good-sized boxes of fresh plump looking durians, 2 coconuts and an avocado. He must be wondering what is this lady gonna be concocting at home with those ingredients??
After what seemed like forever, it was almost my turn to be scanned, I did some twists to release my spine and I noticed an expecting lady behind me with but a carton of apple juice, well at least it was an apple juice. So I let her through first and she was so grateful and she smiled gleefully! And there was a lady next in line with just a mineral water and I jokingly told her, 'Well you are not expecting' which made her laugh. So I am glad in this rushing mad world I put a smile on 2 people and broke the tensions and made a guy worried for me
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last night at Wall mart I saw 300 + pound women in scooters because they were too fat to walk. I saw not only one, but two or three by the time I was done checking out. The one lady must have been only 5'3 and her daughter said," How many cases of macaroni and cheese do you want? The Mother said," oh, well, lets see, we need frozen corn dogs, five pizzas and ice cream, so just get 3 cases."