Thursday, February 17, 2011
Every time I read the Spark Food Showdown, a feature that I like and think is pretty funny, I realize I have no idea about most of the foods they talk about. I never got into the habit of eating like that. I feel so sorry for people who did, and I realize it is a function of time and place. My mom grew up in the depression, and I never ate in a restaurant my entire childhood!!! She would never buy processed food, well, they did not have that much in the 50's, but still she does not buy processed food today. So, I never developed the habit. By the time I got into my own parenting, the vogue was "earth mother" and we all were making our own baby food and growing peas in our gardens. We are influenced by the time, the place, and the culture around us. I am just damn lucky I am not more overweight than I am. Now, it is really my age that has caused me to gain weight. A person simply cannot eat like a young person anymore!!! And I cannot drink like a young person either!!! It is a fact that is hard to swallow. Oh, yeah, we may know it in our heads, but emotionally, I feel like I am still 40. (or even 30) It is an odd phenomenon. My mom at 93, acts like she is 70 or even 60.