Thursday, August 20, 2009
Here's to better health
We are sick a lot
We've had 15+ colds, infections, pneumonias, and/or flus per child and husband in the last year. J has been on flovent (and he still has only had a handful of days with no coughing attacks) for nearly a year. I get sick the least by far, however, my gallbladder is filled up like a bag of marbles with gallstones (probably due to multiple pregnancies and too-low-fat of a diet).
My kids eat mostly junkfood
I promise myself daily to stop feeding my children a steady stream of junkfood. Probably as a result of the diet my kids get, I recently found myself making a new rule
"no climbing bookshelves, windowsills, balconies, stair railings, kitchen counters, tables, couch arm rests and backs, cars, or pianos" (all behavior from one single day!) As I proclaimed this, two of three kids were standing on their heads!
School lunches have a lot of highly processed foods
I once imagined myself making super healthy home lunches for my school kids. After signing AJ up for school lunch, I guiltily got online to see what they would be feeding her, I couldn't believe my eyes
"...Vegetable Protein Product (Isolated Soy
Protein, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide,
Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin B12, Copper Gluconate,
Vitamin A Palmitate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine
Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin),
Seasoning (Salt, Sugar, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Spices,
Sodium Tripolyphosphates, Dried Onion, Dried Garlic,
Partially Hydrogenated Soybeans And/Or Cottonseed Oil..."
This list of processing ingredients went on for pages! Anyway, I make home lunches. I hope I can get my money back for the first month of school lunches.
I make a goal to feed my family better, there are 12 steps
That does it! Time to finally give Robyn's "12 steps to better health" designed for busy mothers of young children a try. I've been aware of her program fo two years, but assumed she couldn't teach me anything I didn't already know, but now I hope she can. I want my family to get well.
Month 1 of 12 (this should be easy for us!)
1. Green Smoothies
How to get tons of leafy greens into your diet, painlessly, spending less
than 10 minutes a day in the kitchen
Wish me luck
Posted by Regina at 8:27:00 AM