I'm very excited this morning! I don't know if anyone has been paying attention but every Friday I've been updating my weight losses on the side bar. I've been lucky enough to loose at least a little every week. So far my total loss is 13.4 pounds, I lost 3.4 just this week. And guess what?? I didn't count my points for weight watchers. gasp..... I actually haven't counted any points for about a week and a half. I wanted to see what would happen. So what did I do to lose you ask. Well I ate healthy, whole foods. After lots of research, reading and watching a few documentaries, I have decided this is the way to go. Our bodies want natural foods, not the processed junk that I've been feeding my family for,,,well pretty much thier whole lives. I have not given up all processed foods but I'm trying my hardest to really lessen the amount that we eat. I've also learned that all the fat free/low fat stuff really is not that good for us. yeah they remove the fat but then they usually add all artificial sweeteners and other junk that isnt really all that good for us. Fat is not the enemy and our body needs some healthy fat in our foods. When we eat regular food our body feels fuller so we can eat less and feel satisfied. I lot of my own personal issue has been learning when my body is satisfied and to not over stuff myself. A lot of my issue has been the cost of things, organic mainly. But after all the research I've done I've decided that we are worth the little extra cost, and honestly if we cut out buying all the extra junk then the whole thing will problay balance itself out in the grocery department.
The biggest change for me I think is in the meat department. I WILL NOT be buying just any type of meat or eggs from the grocery any more. There is a family farm that I guess is not to far from me and I am going to hopefully start buying from there. It is horrible and sicking what goes on in our mass food production in this country and after watching horrible videos I can not participate in the cruelty ever again. The last one I watched was around 13 minutes long and I could only watch about 4 before I had to shut it off. I will never be a vegetarian but I will not give my money to those people anymore. I am not trying to change anyone elses views. People have the knowledge and resources to see and judge on their own. I can't control what we eat when we are not home and I will still eat whatever food I am served at others homes, I am not purchasing that stuff so in my mind that makes it a little better. I'm having a hard time getting my husband on board with the whole thing but I Think he understands now that my mind is made up and there is not a whole lot he can do about it. He still loves me so its all good. He just says he doesnt want to hear about it.
Like I said I am not trying to sway anyones views, but I will post a couple of links just in case you are interested:
the movie Food Inc is a great one,,, its streaming on netflix for those that have that
another good one is King Corn
another is Food Matters,,I think all of these movies are on Netflix.
A good blog is 100 days of real food
I'm not even gonna link to the horrible video that changed my life forever as far as meat is concerned....if you really wanna watch it though let me know and I'll tell ya where to find it.
Have a great Easter weekend everyone.