Monday, November 17, 2008

Days One and Two...

Day One and Two of my 100 day challenge were just that! - A Challenge!
I had a Baby Shower and a Wedding the first day and a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on the second day. Talk about a challenge to find something that I could eat- thankfully there was salad and made from scratch cranberry and apple salad.

It is amazing what a HUGE emphasis our culture puts on FOOD and EATING...it is a social event. You meet with friends for drinks and food... your family reunions and holiday gatherings revolve around fellowship and food...we go to church functions that usually have food, etc... etc... and you get my drift...

...and, as my SBS Shelly has mentioned...it is EXPENSIVE to eat properly!...I am still waiting on the FDA, CIA, FBI, or the Pres himself to lower the cost of fresh foods and raise the cost of the preservative death in a box ones...yeah, like THAT will ever happen. If that happened, we might not have as many health issues and might not have to go to the doc as much or pay the pharmaceutical companies an arm and a leg...and the cycle of viscious money-grubbing continues!

I have learned so far, that I NEED a great juice machine, a food dehydrator and I am not sure what else yet. Good thing my hubby is always wanting to know what he can get me for Christmas and my birthday in February :)

I have also learned that I need to get organized and plan ahead with food prep, so that I can have what I need at my fingertips throughout the work week and not have to "prepare" stuff--- for that is where and when I will fail this challenge for sure, and just grab something that is more "convenient". I am so grateful to Bunny Berry and all of the bloggers at her Raw Fu Blog. I can find so many recipes, tips, and gadgets in order to make this feel like less of a challenge and more like a new way of life. This way, I can do what others who have walked this path before me have done and learn from them in the process. I sort of feel that I am almost walking on a "sacred path" of sorts. Kind of hard to explain the emotional side...almost a spiritual journey, as I am on a quest to find what God has intended for my "temple" that He has bestowed upon me (my body), should really and truly feel like and function.

I don't know that I have ever had that feeling, since I have been eating this way my whole entire 39 years on the planet. So it will be a challenge...but it will be an adventure and a journey at the same time. please keep me in your prayers if you think of me, because that will help me to succeed in my journey and quest to a better me! :)

Thank you... thank you... thank you for your love, support, and kind words of encourgement... they mean the world to me! It's funny if you think about it... to think that some people in the world will ridicule me and try to discourage me from what I am doing...thinking that I am a freak... for merely attempting to eat "the way nature intended", to coin a phrase...oh what a messed up society we live in, folks.

7 comments:

Christina said...

OHHH I so agree produce and things are so expensive and it makes it hard. But like many things they price it that way because they know if we want to eat healthy we will pay that price!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Have you ever seen those "Green Bags" ? They are plastic bags. They absorb the gasses make that fruits and veggies go bad. When you use them your produce is supposed to last a lot longer. They have them at Wal-Mart. They cost $10.00 for a pack of them but can be rinsed out and reused. They totally work!!

Little Miss Sparkle said...

Thanks for the encouragement gals!-and the great tip Shelley...I will have to go get some of those bags! :)

PaperAddictJenn said...

I hope your eating challenges are getting better. You can do it!

kc_froglady said...

so how are you doing? Wondering how it is going and what changes are occuring for you

Christina said...

Merry Christmas Shannon! Hope it is all going well for you!

Stevie Merryweather said...

I agree heathly eating is SO expensive. It is cheaper here in NZ to give the kids coke than it is milk, go figure...