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aniohevet613 Posted - 08 January 2008 13:59
for the past month or so, i found myself forgetting that i've eaten fleishig and eating milchigs before 6 hours. i recently started to keep 6 hours (as a baalas teshuva) about 6 months ago, and just recently this started happening. my parents always kept 3, but i realized that because my lineage is chasidish and polish, my family probably kept 6 so i started to. but anyway, does this forgetfulness mean that i don't care? what are some ways of remembering? i hope this doesn't sound stupid, b/c kashrus is v. important to me! thank you!
panimyafos Posted - 10 January 2008 3:53
First of all (and I'm going out of order - sorry!) - no it does not sound stupid at all! I have never heard anything less stupid in my life! I think it's a really beautiful thing and I'm very impressed AniOhevet!

I can't tell you why; I'm sorry. Even if I knew you, I am not you, so can't go there. ;)

But ways of remembering? Ummm... Hang a sign on the fridge/pantry after you've eaten fleishigs? Have other people in the house remind you? (or would neither of those work...?) Hmm - I'll have to think on it; I'll let you know, IY"H, k?

MUSSAR Posted - 10 January 2008 5:36
aniohevet, this happens to tons of people (including yours truly)... I don't really have a "trick" of any sort but I wish you TONNSSSS of luck it's so wonderful that you're doing this may Hashem make it easy for you! :o)
green Posted - 10 January 2008 13:49
I had a teacher who used to set an alarm on his phone for when he became not fleishig-I think just the act of setting the alarm helps you remember, too. And this happens to sooo many of us-me,too.
panimyafos Posted - 11 January 2008 0:06
lol - thought I said that. Me too, Ani. ;)
neshama Posted - 21 January 2008 17:55
Um... (blush) it happened to me just yesterday. And just 15 minutes after me turning down something else that was milchig.
But B"H that was the first slip in a very long time. And I think it's because of my new personal system. Every single time I take something dairy... besides yesterday ;-( ... I ask myself if Im fleishig. It becomes as automatic as saying a bracha before u eat it.
It works so well that once I took a huge sip of chocolate milk from a cup, when my little daughter yelled "Ima dont drink that!". I ran to the sink spitting out the whole gulp, horrified that maybe there was a roach inside or something. Wiping my chin I asked her why I shouldnt drink it. She said " because you just ate cheese and it'n not 6 hours yet..." ;-)
That's how well it works.
tired & confused Posted - 22 January 2008 0:37
lol neshama - thanks for sharing.
'tis nice when the "older" members on the site sound human too.
asher Posted - 22 January 2008 14:37
i once drank a coffee when i was fleighig i stopped drinking coffee with milk for a month that helped me be more aware
depressedAngel Posted - 23 January 2008 14:15
asher- im impressed. thats a big sacrifice to make (unless im just projecting the imp of coffe in my life ; )
Matisyohu28 Posted - 09 March 2008 16:28
I also used to have that problem - one day I had chicken for lunch, and about an hour and a half later i went to get a slice of pizza, and i realized it as a bite of it was in my mouth - i spit it out and felt very nauseous, since then I haven't had the problem anymore.

Mussar teaches you how to live. But learning bava kama is living! - Rav Avigdor Miller ZT'L

bananahannah23 Posted - 12 August 2009 18:07
If you have a phone or watch with an alarm, set it to go off in six hours. First of all, it will go off, and second of all, you may remember the action of setting the alarm every time you see your phone or watch, which will remind you to wait. Good luck!

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