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Where I stand now

17 May

I guess it has been a long time since my previous post. I guess I’ve just got caught up in all the bustle of life. Kris is overwhelmed by work. I’m looking at possibly going back to work in some form. Abby moved out with her boyfriend (and right now is driving to Texas). Izzy is trying to keep her head above water in 7th grade. Max, well, he’s just Max and we love him.

Lately we’ve had some health issues (Kris and I) that we can’t ignore. We both need to make better choices in regard to our health. While he was in Korea last week I decided to work on the kids. I need them to “buy in” to a healthier lifestyle. I began with vegging on the couch with them.

Huh? How is that adopting a better lifestyle? Well, it was vegging with a purpose: watching documentaries about our food choices. We started with a great doc that I saw about one and a half years ago called, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. I thought they might like to know why mom enjoys juicing. They appeared to enjoy it.

Next we will watch the doc created by 2 eleven year olds called, “What’s on your plate?” But when Kris returned from Korea the kids wanted to watch “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” with him. That was important to all of us and I think he really enjoyed it as well.

So where do we stand? This morning I juiced for everyone and they drank about 8 oz. with their normal breakfast. Max eats his pop tarts. Kris has his yogurt. Izzy fried up some leftover quinoa summer salad (quinoa, bell peppers, onions, and curry seasoning) along with a couple of fried eggs. I’m not asking my family to go on a juice fast. I want them to be healthier by drinking fresh juice (greens, carrots, fruits and ginger). This in the one way I can insure they are getting their nutrients in. Eventually we’ll wean our family off of the pop tarts.

One day at a time!

 
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