I can't tell you how much I appreciated all your comments on my food post! I'm so happy to know that so many of you are on the same page.....we can do this together!!
I just want to take a minute to talk to those of you who think that you CAN'T do it. Maybe you think you're too far gone?? Let me tell you about a girl I used to know.
She could eat a McDonald's Double Cheeseburger meal (um, that's TWO cheesburgers, super sized fries AND drink), without blinking an eye.
Her first semester at college, she always had a supply of cookies in her cupboard......not fresh baked cookies. Not even a good Mint Milano. Nope, the cheapest, stalest store brand cookies she could get. No time for dinner or lunch? A few cookies would do, or maybe a Little Debbie Swiss Roll.
Her second semester, this girl and her roommate decided they could save money if they went in together on their groceries. They took turns buying chips, jarred salsa, canned chili, and cheese. (and a few other "necessities" like sugar smacks and a frozen pizza...or even fancier....pizza rolls).
They had nachos every day for lunch. Every. Single. Day. Straight home from math class, whip up the nachos.
She teased her other roomie (love you court) for eating healthy...
I-----er----I mean, this girl I knew, came just short of the famous "freshman 15", and stopped at 12 extra pounds, and somehow did not go into cardiac arrest before her 19th birthday (did I also mention she had no problem downing a giant Jack in the Box burger AND shake at midnight?)
So where is this girl now? 400 pounds, living alone (except for her cats) with the pizza guy's number as her emergency contact?
No. She's right here...(surprise!) Somehow she survived, and can laugh about the round faced nacho loving girl she once was.
So you see....it IS possible--believe me, ANYONE can do it!
You just have to start SLOW. It can't all be done at once.
I started turning things around after Robby and I got married. I had to learn how to cook--that's what wives do, right??
I fell in love with the food network, and learned a few recipes. We were dirt poor, so lucky for us, we couldn't even afford to eat out, which helped kick the fast food habit.
Then my babies came. Have I ever told you how amazing I think it is that our bodies were made to feed our own little babies?? IT'S AMAZING I SAY!!! I started to make sure everything that was going into MY body was something I wanted passed on to my baby.
With each babe, I learned a bit more, and tried to be a little bit healthier.
I slowly started making the switch to organic a little over a year ago.
And I'm still studying and researching and tyring new things all the time. Eliminating things here, adding a few there.
Isn't that what life is all about?? Learning? Becoming better?
I hope you can all make a teeny tiny change here, and and itty bitty one there....just to see how far it can take you....I think you'll be surprised.
I know that cookie-eating -midnight-grease-loving college freshman never ever EVER thought she'd be gathering up ingredients to make sweet potato patties and a nice side salad....if she can do it, you can too!