A neighbor lady came by for a visit this morning. When I first met her last year, I couldn't help but notice that she was very much over weight. She had just moved her family (husband and 2 early-teen daughters) away from the big city in California and the constant lure of fast food and sedentary life style.
In their old neighborhood, there were 15 fast food restaurants within 15 minutes of her house. Her reasoning was, if she could feed a family of 5 for less than $20, why cook at home?
At first the kids hated it in the country, 35 miles from the closest McDonalds.
"Mom, can we go to McDonalds?" "No, but I'll make you a hamburger." "But mom, we want . . . . " and her answer was always the same. Rather than eating at a greasy fast food joint, she would make them the 'real' thing at home.
She also put the family to work outside, clearing brush, building raised beds for a garden, chopping and stacking firewood, building a chicken coop . . . . which took a significant amount of time away from the tv watching and internet play time. . . . . but yielded a lot of benefits.
Fast forward one year later . . . . guess what? Mom has lost 50 pounds! The whole family has lost weight and firmed up. They're raising a lot of their own food, eating eggs from healthy chickens . . . . it's made a big difference.
No magic fad diets, pills or surgeries . . . . just eating REAL food and getting up and MOVIN'.
If you could fast forward to one year from today, what changes would you want to see in your own life?
What are you willing to do to make it a reality?
We can do it.