Friday, March 20, 2009
That's what I've done. I can't stand it anymore. I am getting serious about the family's diet (what we eat, not losing weight, though I am sure to benefit) again. I used to be very strict with what entered the mouths of myself, and actually its been long enough, Pony Gal. Superboy wasn't even here yet. And I have let it slip. But in the last couple months it has become more and more apparent that I need to get back to that again. I have had issues with swelling, back pain, now a probable deep tissue yeast infection in one breast, the kids' behavior is showing signs, and newly confirmed issues of Pony Gal's most likely left from either prematurity or our early use of vaccines with her, has got me on high alert. What I use as our guide is The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin and Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, though I had been lax in ever getting around to purchasing her book. But Amazon has a used one on the way as we speak. I think diet makes a HUGE difference in your everyday life. I know I notice vast differences. My energy level is one hundred percent better, the kids act better, I don't have to think about how much I am eating because it doesn't really affect me. So, starting today, we are back to square one. I am fasting for the day, both for dietary and spiritual reasons, to jump start. If I am a bit of a bear to anyone, I apologize in advance:) I will be clearing shelves (most likely moving anything that I hate to part with and can store to the emergency pantry, aka the basement kitchen) and making a stop and the grocery store to make sure I have plenty on hand. I offered kids oreos yesterday-I mean, come on! That is not me. Granted I was not the purchaser-Papa H kept them on hand for snacking-I still don't like that they were in my house. So, here we go. I am sure to get squawks from the kids for a few days. Not Dad? Well, he is impossible to do too much with. He eats what he wants. When I am in charge of a meal, he will be benefit, but he also knows how to go to lunch on his own and eat what/where/when he likes. It's time. Especially with the economy as it is, there will come a point (not may, will) where we will be eating that way anyhow, as we focus on a diet consisting of what we can grow or purchase locally, only. One modification is that the kids will be allowed pork and cow's milk at this point, as I don't see it as a bane to their diets. If goat's milk is more readily available, we prefer it, but at the price, it just isn't happening at this point. I will try to post updates. Look out, mama's on a mission!