Monday, May 30, 2011
I haven't been on SP in a while. And while I haven't been losing weight or working out I have at least been eating somewhat better in the past month. I haven't eaten any meat in the past 2 weeks and now I'm thinking about trying to eat more oraganic, raw, and locally grown foods and maybe even doing some sort of cleanse or detox too.
It's funny to me that lately I've become a lot more interested in living naturally and limiting the amount of chemicals that we are exposed to in our environment and in the food we eat. I've watched Food Inc. and Food Matters on our Netflix the last couple of days and so much of it makes sense to me. I really want to eat a healthy, primarily natural diet and improve and maintain my health. The weight loss is not really my focus anymore (at least not at the moment). I just want to make small changes that can mean big improvements for my health. I want to learn about eating more raw foods and superfoods and using vitamins and other natural remedies for health concerns. I even want to switch to more natural baby, household, cleaning, and beauty products. I just feel like I have so much to learn about what things are good and bad, what foods to try to avoid or eat less of, and what foods and vitamins are extremely beneficial, etc. I know I will have a ton of questions but I'm definitely intrigued by the idea of trying to live and eat more naturally. I really want to do it for my health and for my son's health. My husband - well, that's a different story and he doesn't buy into any of this really but that's his problem, not mine. I'll keep buying him all the crappy food he wants but I can control what I feed myself and Vincent so that's what I'll do.
I know this will definitely have to be a gradual change to better eating and living and, to be honest, I'm not sure how well it will go since there are so many things I know it will be hard for me to try to avoid. But if I focus on what I can and should be eating instead of what I shouldn't then I'm hoping it will be a little easier.
I have no idea where I will end up but I do know I want to try to think more about what I'm putting in, on, and near my body and making better choices to help me live a much healthier and longer life.