Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I lit a Spark fire along with a couple of my sisters. My youngest daughter became a Sparker. Yeah! She is a young healthy normal weight college student that wants to remain that way. She has been working out with my youngest sister. I work out while the rest of the house sleeps (before 7am). I'm glad that she wants to do this. It is important that our children all know how important good nutrition and exercise are. Being healthy is truly a blessing that we shouldn't take for granted. I've been watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. What a shocker for me. Some of the kids and parents seem to want to be healthy, but overall I see a lot of unhealthy attitudes. I understand that fastfood can seem like a bargain, but I don't think that it is cheaper to fry food that it is to bake or grill it. Oil is not cheap. I hope that our Sparking will help solidify the notion that being healthy is not expensive or difficult and that we can encourage more people to cook. The food that you cook is the only food that you can safely know what is in it. I can make a healthy dinner in 20 minutes or less or I can drive through a fastfood restaurant and be home in about 25 minutes. Yes I preplan for this, but it isn't a chore to feed my family well. My family feels sick if they eat greasy food. Why? Because their bodies aren't accustomed to it. Let's get used to how we should feel when we eat healthy foods.