Thursday, February 7, 2013


It’s always fun and exciting when you make a new change that’s working – in my case, giving up oil and having my cholesterol plummet in three short weeks.  But it doesn’t take long before the excitement wears down and the motivation dies out.  In the past couple of days I’ve been craving coconut curry and preparing excuses to choose the oily balsamic vinaigrette at the Whole Foods salad bar. 

What does a smart girl do?  Get re-motivated!  Bob Proctor, a great motivational speaker, said:

“You can’t shower once and expect stay clean for the rest of your life - you must shower every day!  Similarly, don’t expect to get motivated and stay motivated for the rest of your life – you must motivate yourself every day!”

Well, once you’re so motivated that something becomes part of your lifestyle, this probably isn’t true anymore; I never have to motivate myself to eat vegan.  But when you’re still trying to change a habit, this is very sage advice.  Instead of caving in to the Thai restaurant or the balsamic vinaigrette, I got on my computer, went to one of my all-time favorite veg sites – - and found this lecture from Dr. Klaper on why oil – even olive oil – isn’t a health food.  He’s very funny (one of my favorite speakers) and this lecture took a mere 10 minutes out of my life and I am steadfast once again!  Enjoy!

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