Friday, March 25, 2011
All of you were in agreement with my blog "Did you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar". thus encouraging me to write another blog using some of your comments.
Back in the good old days when you had to walk to the toilet, draw water out of the well and carry it into the house, wash the clothes on a scrub board then a machine with a roller after the which you hung them out by hand you got plenty of exercise. The sheets smelled so good but now they wouldn't smell that good with all the pollution around. I loved to cook back then and I cooked while the rest of the family worked out of doors in the garden
Then there was the shelling of peas, breaking up green beans, etc., etc.
Canning hundreds of jars of good food for the winter.
Picking the worms off the plants. Yuck.
Everyone worked, washing dishes by hand in the water we heated from the well, dusting on Saturdays, mopping, mowing, etc. We never thought of letting mom do all of the work. She usually had a little one to care for and I was little momma as I was the oldest of the children.
We would rather stay out of doors to play than come in to eat and ate little as we wanted to hurry and get back out of doors.
We had already walked 1/2 mile to school and 1/2 mile back sometimes twice a day.
When I was in the first grade and lived in the country I walked two miles to school.
What was the play we wanted to get back to? We loved to swing in home made swings, play chase, other games, baseball after supper, table tennis, etc.,
All of our play was active. And we would rather do that than eat. Of course back then our food was a lot of beans and potatoes and veggies from the garden.
Our snack and treat for the afternoon after school was an apple when they were in season and we would buy by the bushel, maybe a pear or a peach.
Then we got all the things kids could sit on the couch and play with. TV's, computer games, other games and the treats changed from home made stuff mom made and an apple or if we were lucky a nice pan of pop corn we all shared.
So why do we have more weight problems now?
Why do we battle with the weight?
Is our life style different?
Do we eat a lot of instant food, TV meals, Fast food, Super sized stuff?
We didn't hardly know what a restaurant was for back then.
So I say if we could get out and get active and enjoy it more than we enjoy food we would have no trouble with our weight.
What do you say?
Some of you have already said that.