Sunday, February 1, 2009

Why I can never eat "normal" again

I really tried to eat the pizza and cocktail wienies at the super bowl party tonight. Instead, I ate carrots, tortilla chips and my homemade salsa. I was very bummed to find out that my favorite ramen noodle oriental salad had msg in it. ugg. I know that already my body is less of a performance machine than a normal person. I know that my chance for the big C is not in my favor. I'm going to change that--with God's help. I feel that educating myself is the first step. Why would God give us our body, only to fill it with junk? I think that the majority of people underestimate what we put in our body, and how that effects our daily life--how we feel: headaches, regularity, periods for goodness sake. Everyone has to draw their line. Mine is with HFCS (hello mercury), MSG, hydrogenated anything, meat, and a lot less refined/sugar (that's a hard one for me).

Now, how do I translate that as a mom, who feeds 3 males, cannot meal plan worth a darn, and panics whenever I go to the store? It's like a life or death decision on what to buy. I feel so strongly, though, that it is a choose life decision. God had rules for His people in the OT, and there was a reason for that. He knows best. So as we sat and watched our team lose, I starved a little. Maybe fasting at times will be the right thing for me. After all, I don't burn many calories sitting on my bum :)

Now that my soapbox is over (for the moment), I'll go on with QSFTC, or affectionately known as Quirky Sayings from the Chillins'...

Me: "Yes, you can play the wii."

#2: (Running over and hugging my leg) "You are the best mom in the world." (Pause, then a pfttt) "I farted." (Then running off to play the wii).

These moments I will not soon forget. They bring a tear to my eye. Literally.

6 comments:

Mama Podkayne said...

Hey, have you guys broiled those chops yet? I am emailing you the recipe now!

Heather's Moving Castle said...

I am glad you aspire to be healthy! I have awarded you a blog award! I am only passing it on to mamas I know IRL who blog and who I adore. Hope you feel the love!

Here's the link and you are welcome to pass on the award to others or just feel the love. ;0)

--link below
http://heathersmovingcastle.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-lovely-blog-award-nominees.html

~H

Jean Hurdle said...

Now everyone knows that "normal" is just a setting on the dryer.
We have also entered into the world of "seriously healthy eating."
It's harder than it sounds!

Heather K. said...

My mom has an MSG allergy that came on during her "adult" life. It is an ugly thing that has nearly killed her more than once.

Food can be scary at times, but doesn't have to be if you put some thought into what is going into your mouth.

MaggiesRoseGarden said...

what is hfcs?

A Homeschool Story said...

Hurray for healthy, good food and taking the time to make and enjoy it; nothing else will change your life like the right food. Bon appetit!