Just This Once?
Wow, what poweful words, "JUST THIS ONCE",
I COULD have this (insert cooked food of choice) "JUST THIS ONCE", but it never is, is it?
I mean I had cooked food, Just this once, and it took me 6 months to get back on raw, LOL
so "just this once" doesn't exsist, "just one bite" ranks right up there too.
and "this one last time" and "only one bite" and "I'll just try it" and "I deserve a treat" LOL
there are so many, I'm sure you've heard them all, and used them all, and I've certainly done them all, I've thought them all. LOL
and here I am living out another one, I ate a baked potato a couple of days ago, I just thought it would be no big deal, I knew I'd feel sick, and icky, but I didn't care, I REALLY wanted to numb out my feelings, HA, didn't work at all!!!
Well, I"m STILL white knuckling it through, and my wayward thoughts, keep going to "just one more meal, you've already eaten cooked, eat the things you really love and miss, THEN go back to raw."
I say "BALDERDASH" this is NOT true, nor will it ever be.
Eating cooked, whether it be one bite or one meal, or one day, or one weekend, or one week or whatever, is too much cooked.
you must STOP NOW!!!, right this minute in mid bite if necessary, and stop eating cooked.
OR you will be destined to eat cooked forever.
and if not NOW? then WHEN??
THAT is the BIG question, WHEN?
why wait to start to become healthy?
why wait to start to become slim?
why wait to start to be happier?
why wait to start to feel good?
why wait, that is the RIGHT question to ask ourselves,
NOT, "why can't I have this?" You know what? YOU CAN have this cooked food, but you will continue to be unhappy with your choices, and your body, and your health and your thoughts, and your self esteme and your ''' whatevers''' until you can finally take control of your choices.
We ALL have choices, endless choices each and every day, do you think that I wake up every morning saying hummm, I'm going to eat raw?
No, I've got too many other things on my mind, I love just going to the kitchen and grabbing a pear or peach or whatever and munching down, I don't WANT to HAVE to think about my choices, I just like it to be natural.
but UNTIL those choices ARE natural, we MUST make them consciously, so
make a choice right now, today, this minute to put down that cooked food "just this once" and eat raw, eat raw the whole day, eat raw at every meal, eat raw for snacks and for dinner and for breakfast and for midnight kitchen raid, "Just this once" eat raw for the entire day, and FEEL great about eating raw, and making that great choice for you body and mind and health,
and remember, people learn by example, I've taught more people about eating raw since I started doing it, than any thing else I could ever do,
so if you wish the people around you to become healthier, then YOU be the one to teach them by example, not necesarily words, BE the raw person in their live who is so healthy.
I hear all the time, how beautiful I am and how radiant I am, and It's not makeup, its' the REAL RAW ME emerging from withint he depths of my SAD past life.
living these words at this moment. processing........
Ditto on all of that. Thank you RawPriestess! I woke up this morning feeling happy and revived! Raw food is the best! :)
thanks for sharing that...
Been There, Done That!
That happened to me this past weekend. I was away from home and hadn't prepared adequately (I went RAW cold-turkey on 9/1/06). I went out to eat and had a baked potato at a restaurant that had an awfull salad bar. So then, I went ahead and had some soup, and then the next day I had a huge salad for lunch yet I had some popcorn at the movies, and then I had some pizza for dinner.
Man, was I sick. I've been back on 100% raw since Monday and it took 4 days for that junk to get out of my system.
I am feeling much better again and making my grocery list/meal plans for next week :)
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Maybe "Just this once" could be replaced with "just for now" since we never know where the future will take us, and we make our decisions in the moment.
I have said "just this once" with a flour tortilla, which was supposed to be a one-time deal. Unfortunately it was followed by a few more flour tortillas, and then feeling bad about it.
That might help alleviate some unneccesary guilt.
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"We can do anything we want to do if we stick with it long enough." Helen Keller
I needed this today. Today was hard for me because for some unknown reason I had the desire to have something I shouldn't and hope that I could go back to raw. But I just kept telling myself, " you know thats not how its going to work." Thats how I sabotaged myself before. I said, just this once, and it went down hill from there for months. Now I am back on track and I CAN NOT let myself get off.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever ~ Gandhi
its sooo true wow think ill print that out and put it on my refrigerator...
"and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" -Anais Nin
Thank you again RP for your encouraging words. They are right on time and bulls eye right.
WOW I am 2 weeks new to this and I will heed the warning!
Thanks for being real
This is sooo me!
Thank you so much for the post!! I needed that after this week. I screwed up..BIG TIME . I used every "just this once" thought!! I just got back from a 5 day vacation with my mom, 2 aunts and grandma!! Let's just say that I was non-raw on the first evening of crackers/cheese and wine! yeah...the following four days got worse and worse! I was only on my 6th day of this "raw lifestyle" before the trip and I am SO excited to get back on TOMORROW!! That post is sooo me and I now know that I'm going to need a lot stronger will power to get through this. Thanks everyone for all your encouragement you have given me so far!!!
(p.s. - on the way back from Branson I read a good portion of The China Study- I'm on pg. 190..and wow am I happy to be RAW!!)
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Thank you, RP -- GREAT POST!!