Well here it is,, Thursday again already!,, That means 8 days til we leave for our 2 week vacation! Woo HOO!
Today's thoughts are about food and nutrition. Yesterday I watched the movie called Food Matters. It is a documentary and I enjoyed it. In the past I have also watched Food Inc,,, which is another great one. These movies can really open up your eyes to what we are putting in our bodies. There is a lot of talk in these movies about organic food. Now, I 100% totally understand and agree with buying/eating organic. I want to do it for myself, my children, and the farmers that take the time to do it right. The only thing stopping me from buying organic is the ridiculous cost of these items. My food budget is already so tight,, I go to the store and stand in the produce section and look at the fruits/veggies with great intentions of buying the organic ones and I just can not bring myself to put the so much higher priced item in the cart. So I don't then I go home feeling guilty. It tears at my heart and makes me feel like a bad parent,, especially when I know others that do buy mostly organic stuff. But I can only do what I can, so I have a plan. I am going to do the best I can with what I have and can do. Food Matters, talks a lot about vitamin's, so I am going to start taking them regularly,, last night I went out and got a multivitamin, some calcium chews, and some b12(that said it is supposed to help give energy and boost metabolism. My only problem is standing in front of the big isle of vitamins can be very intimidating,,, I don't know what I need and not sure if I can take to much of something. so Im just gonna start out small with this and try to keep gaining more knowledge about it. I already give the kids a vitamin every day so I will continue with that. I am trying to talk Ben into taking some vitamins but he is a worthless cause.....he could care less about his health.
I am going to try and cut out most of the processed junk that we eat,, that is the hard part with the kids. and keep introducing a variety of healthy foods. If my budget allows I will keep slowly switching to organic on some items. I plan to do another bigger garden this summer and put up as much food as possible. Drink more water and healthy juices. I am hoping that for myself I might get a little weight loss that comes with this. I've given up on the diets, I just wanna be healthy and comfortable. I am hoping maybe with the vitamins it will give my body some more energy,, I've been dragging something fierce lately. This is also what I hope for Ben, but he is just so negative about everything,, I don't know what to do about him.
So there you have it. I highly recommend this movie,, if you have netflix it is streaming on it now. Do you guys feel you and your family are following healthy guidelines? Do you buy organic? Any recommendations for me about vitamins?