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I NEVER MEANT TO CHANGE HIM. Cooking with LOVE

Saturday, February 15, 2014




I NEVER meant to CHANGE HIM. Honestly it is an accident.
Hubby is CHANGING, becoming a better version of himself.







As I CHANGED and WORKED on IMPROVING myself, he became inspired. I never said a word or lectured. emoticon Instead I quietly made changes in our diet. I didn't expect him to embrace my food changes.







First I worked on improving my eating habits and drinking habits. Yes, I drink. I drink loads of home made, fresh, raw, vegetable, sprout, and fruit juice. emoticon As I drank and moaned with pleasure, rolling my eyes in an expression of delight - he had to taste the wonderful juices. My ADDICTION became his. Now a day does not go by that he drinks an AMAZING BLEND of mostly vegetable & sprout juice with a touch of fruit. In the beginning I had to use lots of fruit to make the juice palatable. Over time I was able to wean him off of as much fruit.







The more fresh unprocessed foods I ate, he ended up eating. He enjoyed the flavors. I found new recipes that were amazingly tasty.









When I was a kid and even as an adult I was a reluctant vegetable eater. Trying out new recipes opened the doors to new delights. One day I amazed myself consuming an eggplant for breakfast. At least it wasn't bad for me. It was just a wonderfully seasoned eggplant. I didn't know I would like it. emoticon









emoticon I didn't take any of his favorite foods away. I knew that wasn't the right way to convince him of change. Instead I made healthier versions of his boxed snacks, treats, and go-to foods. I added to his choices and let him CHOOSE.







Cooking is a way to a man's HEART. If done wisely, with quiet calculations - it can greatly improve his health. Be the change you want to see in your home and change will follow.






emoticon Everything was seasoned with LOVE. My INTENTIONS and thoughts are loving and healing when I cook. They say your thoughts influence the food.






I used to worry about his health when he ate badly. Now that I have changed and am eating healthier, I feel better about his food options. Leading by an example has made my lifestyle changes easier. He does not eat just like me, but his eating habits have improved greatly. I am thrilled and so is he. It was only recently did he realize what I have done at improving his meals. emoticon The biggest win is the changes make us feel closer, more bonded, more loving. He recognized the changes have affected his life and improved his health. We share more hugs and kisses and hopefully some added years to our lives.


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MJ2AHM 2/16/2014 9:20PM

    Well Done! Thanks for sharing! It is amazing what can be accomplished without words.

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KANOE10 2/16/2014 1:06PM

    That was so inspiring. I had the same thing happen. When I started eating low fat cheeses and cooking lots of vegetables, my husband was not on board. Now he regularly eats low fat cheeses and likes my vegetables. I also have come to love vegetables..including eggplant!

I am very happy for you that you have found a healthy life and that it has influenced your husband.

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    I love your blog! That's awesome! Way to go girl!
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  great blog thank you

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MAMISHELI53 2/16/2014 9:12AM

    That's great!
Unfortunately, my DH chose to try to encourage me to stay behind with him, buying me "treats" when he got something for himself. He preferred to eat as he wanted and just take more insulin to "make up" for it. He was insulin-resistant. Didn't want to drink water, but rather diet drinks. I sometimes wonder how much longer he may have lived had he been more proactive about his health.
Kudos, girl!

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    emoticon Now if only I can learn your secret...

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WATERDIAMONDS 2/16/2014 5:15AM

    Well done. What a perfect example of how to spread the spark--first, at home.



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ERIN1957 2/16/2014 4:51AM

    Yes, we are blessed with love, to love the ones we love and as well ourselves. I feel so fortunate to have my hubby coming along as well!
We love by example!
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EDDYMEESE 2/16/2014 1:03AM

    That's fantastic!

I'm hoping to have the same effect on my husband :)

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WALLAHALLA 2/16/2014 12:47AM

    While I am sad to see wrestling season end, I'm thrilled that it will mean more meals at home, and healthier foods for all of us.

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    Loved reading this! So artistically and entertainingly presented -- emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 2/15/2014 7:07PM

    What a heart-warming story. It's so good to hear how the positives of what we do for ourselves, can have an equally positive trickle down effect. The added bonus is the improved relationship, in addition to improving your hubby's health. Go give that man a hug!

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4RASCALS 2/15/2014 6:29PM

    What an awesome blog. emoticon
I am sure that you both are adding years to your life. Small changes do
lead to bigger changes. I'm sure your hubby appreciates your efforts to
keep him healthy. emoticon

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    Time,

What a HUGE blessing and it was such a delicate point to make. The way that the point was made was really forceful, as you taught my example and not words! emoticon and emoticon

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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    Your DH is blessed to have you lead by example. May your healthy eating and lifestyle lead to many more years together. emoticon

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SANDRALEET 2/15/2014 3:41PM

    You are a wise women We are not dictators Put we can be changing things ever so slowly I got my kids to eat things when I said for me Somehow they wanted to eat whot I ate So I said you can

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    You are one smart woman! Jesus preached unity and that goes for the home (and ones relationships with people). You are a shining example of that.
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SYDLETZIII 2/15/2014 2:43PM

    A wonderful blog

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    My husband will eat anything, but still isn't used to healthy, would rather have a taco! emoticon

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    Great inspiration and you didn't even have to say a word that's the best way emoticon

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    Congratulations! Great job on changing both of your eating habits

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    Congrats, that is wonderful.

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MYAKAYAH 2/15/2014 1:39PM

    How wonderful, a lot of time others just by observing us are inspired to make changes and we didn't have to say a word~

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    Great Job!

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