Monday, November 15, 2010

Going "O"

Organic! Minds out of the gutter, folks. ;)

Why? Because skinny jeans cease to be skinny in a size 14.

I was nattering around online a few days ago and came across this diet thing that talked about eating more organic foods; fruits and veggies and also staying away from wheat as much as possible. There were other things as well, but for the most part, the information seemed to line up with something that I've been considering for a long time. Cutting out processed, boxed, packaged foods.

Don't get me wrong. This is not some all or nothing, whole smash, shut-down-the-fuel-cells-Houston-cause-we're-not-landing-on-the-moon kind of thing. I am not, nor have I ever been a health food nut. However, clearly my current eating habits are not good. While not obese by any means, I am the largest I have been since I was pregnant. I would like more energy. I would like to be in better health over all.

So, I and hubby and the kids to a certain extent are going to try the organic thing. First step is cutting out refined sugar. That's a trick because I love a good cake as much as the next person. We're also working on weaning ourselves from the whole wheat. By making small changes and not going cold turkey with everything, I do feel like we'll have more of a chance of success and transforming these new habits into a lasting lifestyle.

That's not to say I won't indulge for special events or occasions. Man cannot live by spelt bread alone.

So, here's to a new day and venturing forth into a new and healthy mindset. If anyone has any tips, suggestions or even success stories of your own, feel free to share.


  1. Somehow I think I will be hearing about this on Wildcat's Lair :o)

  2. I had always bought packets and boxes of side dishes, like noodles and rice. Then one day I checked the sodium content. Gahhhhh! I have not bought another one since, and usually make long grain rice or something like that. I don't buy a whole lot of prepackaged food anymore, although I don't really worry about organic, either. I've just found that the more you cook from scratch, the more you can control salt and other such things. High blood pressure runs in my family, so I've really been trying to get away from excessive sodium.

    Good luck, and your decision sounds like a positive one! And no, don't deny yourself a treat once in a while. Then you'll just crave it more!