Friday, December 7, 2012

You love her, you just don't remember!*

I don't eat vegetables.  I hope none of you think less of me now that I've confessed this and laid it out there on the blog.  For some of you, this is no surprise.  For others, you're probably wondering what I really look like or how I've lived so long.  Believe it or not - you won't die from prolonged vegetable absence in your diet.  I'm living proof of that.  That doesn't make it right though (children - don't follow my example - carrots are still good for your eyes). 

I happen to think about this more than you would think.  I would like to dig right in to a plate of veggies or to be normal when I go out to eat and not pick out all these things I've never tried but I worry are nasty.  I don't want to live a life devoid of veggies that everyone else seem to be able to enjoy so easily.  So - as I am apt to do, I was thinking about this the other day while studying.  I was studying about sacrifice and obedience and what I was reading was talking about the word of wisdom (for those of you who don't know - the word of wisdom is kind of a "good health" guideline - it talks about abstaining from drinking, smoking, drugs, etc. and also things pertaining to eating certain things in moderation).  So I was thinking about how sometimes I am asked to do something and I'm scared to do it, but I do it.  Then my mind went to veggies - Why don't I eat veggies? Why don't I try new foods? Why don't I chose something different than "my usual" when I go out to eat?  I think I'm scared.  What do I have to be scared of? Good health!?

Anyway - so I think I'm going to do it, I think I'm going to start eating new things.  I've suddenly found myself in this mood where I don't want to hold back on things because of fear.  So when someone mentioned ice skating I was like, "yeah sure, I'll try it" (not sure if that's going to happen, but different story).  I've long held off on ice skating because my feet would not have direct contact with the floor - those types of activities make me nervous because you can fall and get hurt.  Well -so what?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to go do something stupid like bungee jump off a bridge or anything.  I still have basic survival instincts, I'm just reevaluating why I don't do certain things, why I've always turned them down and for today and this week at least, I feel like taking some chances.  Now someone quick, get me some broccoli before I change my mind!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I don't eat veggies either! It's a texture thing for me though.

C$ said...

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING!

Sharon Rone said...

I hope you learn to eat veggies as the W of W teaches (fruit of the vine). Try raw baby carrots for a starter. If veggies are a no go then try to get extra fresh fruit. Not exactly the same but a good second choice. Good luck. You are such an inspiration! S Rone

Ashley said...

Your life is going to change the second you start eating veggies - I finally tried eating them as a missionary b/c I had too, and now I love vegetables and every other sort of food I hated before (except for sea food - I think I'm allergic to that anyway).

Let me know how it goes!!

J, K, and L said...

i am not a veggie eater either but i have found that i do better with them when they're grilled or cooked. maybe that would help? (raw just hurts my stomach most of the time.)

p.s. the carrots thing is BOGUS. BOGUS! i have loved carrots (my veggie exception) for as long as i can remember (ie, i asked my mom to go to the carrot store when i was 5) & my eyesight is horrible. pooh.

G Sauce said...

Most veggies I don't like when they are cooked. Try different variations of them.

Danielle said...

I love roasted veggies! My husband on the other hand hates cooked veggies and would rather eat them raw in a big 'ol salad. Good luck ;)

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