Thursday, October 20, 2011

Am I brave enough?

     My writing class has been taking up all of my free computer time lately. Well, really between homeschooling, teaching preschool, taking a writing class, raising four kids, being a wife, teaching at church, trying to keep up with laundry, meals and breathing--I am just a little bit overextended! Halloween is around the corner and am I ready? No! I haven't even started their costumes or decorated yet. But, I always say--"A busy life is a good life!"
     So in the middle of this craziness I have been having some health issues. Have I gone to the doctor . . . um . . . I need to. So I don't feel comfortable discussing them until I really know what is going on. (Then why did you bring it up?) I know right? It is because in doing a little research I have really felt the need to get back to the basics with my (and my family's) eating habits. Once upon a time I cut out white flour, white rice, and white sugar and I was much healthier. I have been wondering if I could do that again with my family, but cut out overly processed foods all together. Natural, real, food. My friend directed me towards a blog and I have been LOVING it!
     I love to make food from scratch anyway--bread and treats are almost always homemade. So when I stumbled upon whole wheat flour tortillas I thought I would give it a try. I love tortillas and I love whole wheat but I have never loved whole wheat tortillas . . . until NOW! Oh so good. I have also made refried beans, yogurt, and cheese crackers. I am spending more time in the kitchen, but I am so happy with the results!
     On this blog she asks people to commit to eating whole food for 10 days. I really want to try it for 30. Am I brave enough to do this right at the holidays? That is what I am thinking about right now--give me a week to totally wrap my mind around it. Am I tough enough (nod to the 90's)?

1 comment:

  1. Tiffany, I feel your pain! I have had health issues since my second was just a babe. I have been a healthnut, making practically everything we eat from scratch, since then, but even more conscious about our health since my mom passed away.

    Another great site for just homemade foods is She also puts healthier choices on there. But those are just things you learn to switch up when you make a recipe anyway.

    This is a subject I could go on and on about. I hope you keep up at it and enjoy the process. Before you know it, your kids will be telling you what is healthy!!! ;)


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