No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!
I recently posted this as a response to someone's question about having a hard time at this raw food thing.
I had someone tell me once that my 'new food lifestyle' was going to be "much like eating an elephant...one bite at a time". That has stuck with me and has carried over into the way I look at this adventure~lifestyle! My health is more important than any one thing can taste or momentarily satisfy me.
I have slowly been healing my body, mind & soul ONE MEAL AT A TIME. I can not afford to let anyone or anything sabotage my health and neither can you. Unless you choose....but, it's much too costly. Most people don't transform over night and you are not the only one that has experienced what you are feeling (it's just too hard and I just can't do it). I have a friend that has a husband and 5 children. She is totally raw and they are not. She does not complain, she just considers it her 'mission field'. They have a healthy diet because of what she prepares for them. It is vegetarian with some exceptions for her husband who has other choices. Life is tough, but the easiest thing is to stay on a Standard American Diet. Honestly, if a maggot will not eat a slice of forsaken white bread then why should we? An extremely healthy diet is work, but very well worth it. It is a difficult place, especially when you're starting out. It's very important to refuse to say that you "do not like something" or "I can't do something"...because, our words are very powerful! [As a person thinks in his heart, so is he...Proverbs 23:7] You also MUST see yourself as living the life you want to live and aiming toward that goal. When we see ourselves as a failure, guess what, there's a great possibility we will be. Stay focused! Stay determined! NO ONE can take claim of your health but YOU! And, no one can want it as bad as YOU do! The help I receive is GREATER than myself....you can lay claim to that as well. You are WORTHY and you have something great to offer the world!!! Your family will benefit in the long run, but you must first receive healing to help someone else in theirs.
I feel your pain. I could share many experiences with you as many of the other re~habbers could. My husband thinks he is a M&P guy, but I'm believing greater things for him. What I used to try and force feed him, is now only available if he so chooses. Guess what, he chooses some of the 'good stuff' now. His choices for himself are much better than me trying to control him. There is light at the end of the tunnel.....ONE DAY(OR MEAL)AT A TIME!
This method helps me more than all else: Don't miss out on the blessing of 'today' by focusing on your past failures or by trying to look into the future.....for THIS IS THE DAY you've been given and it's so easy to miss....stay in the present and be purposeful in all that you do. Live with intention and be very grateful!
Much love to you & many blessings in your journey~Rita