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i feel the need, the need to succeed

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How better to succeed than to set myself up not to fail?

Ahh, profundity at its best (or worst).

I don't find myself eating mindlessly these days... at least not that I'm aware of.

Where do I get myself in trouble? Forgetting to eat and finding myself hungry. When that happens and my energy dives and I get a headache, I'm usually doomed the rest of the day. I can't eat enough to make up for letting my energy bottom out like that.

It's not good.

Not good at all.

My trainer has told me time again to keep a snack in the car or my purse at all times. I do this but when I eat it, I forget to refill. Heheh. Also, it's summertime and it's a-blazing. I have to find things that will satisfy AND not melt.

I finally loaded up on some nuts and bars. It was interesting to try and find foods that I support. Allow me a small explanation, I don't want to buy food with my money when those companies turn around and donate oodles of dough to campaigns supporting NO against prop 37 (demanding GMO labeling), along with other campaigns like not supporting companies that support Monsanto. And there's a lot of companies who do. Sometimes it's no surprise to find out a company doesn't have my best interests at heart but man it's bad.

For example, Smuckers peanut butter! They have organic and natural products. You would think they're looking out for the consumer. BUT NO, check this out:

Even worse? Who knew there would be a day when we had to watch our backs so closely concerning our produce? It's not just pesticides but companies that support Monsanto (a lab we can thank for aspartame, pesticides, GMO foods, and a lot more). No more Dole for me and mine.

We all know soda is bad for us. It's even worse when Coca-Cola is the parent company to so many foods including produce:

Yikes! That's not $10, or even $100,000 but $1,000,000+ dollars! All to support non-truth in food labeling.

No worries. With a little diligence, I found some non-offensive food products and produce. Farms trying to their best to protect the crops and do the right thing.

I never gave this product a chance. Not only is the company not apathetic, they're donating to the cause of labeling our foods (although it doesn't compare to the monies going against the cause, they're trying).

In other good news, I found some non-melty wholesome snacks for my purse. They don't conflict with any of my campaigns AND the ingredients are a minimum. You can name the ingredients by looking at the bar. Honey, almonds, cranberries, sesame seeds, etc. Good stuff.

After perusing the produce section, we found some good snack and produce from farms who care. In addition to the grocery schlepping, I can't wait to see what our CSA (community supported agriculture) box will look like this week.

The need....the need to succeed...is at home ready to go. Melons, cherries, peanut butter, almonds, and bars.

Have a beautiful week. Peace, light, and love to you.

If you're interested in keeping up with the latest information on the foods we most consume, check out Buycott. It's a free app and it puts you in the know. Just scan and know! It's all in an effort to know better and do better. I don't have it all down yet. But every gesture and purchase matters.

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  • 68ANNE
    Have you researched your local farmer's market and farm stands?
    1763 days ago
  • MINNA72
    Good for you! I like how principled you are and how hard you are willing to work to find foods that gel with those principles.

    Have a great summer!
    1763 days ago
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