The whole foods life approach makes me think of my Grandpa Gene in Alaska. He use to make us drink smoothies from a blender when I was little (like seven and eight yrs old). His smoothies had celery, apples and lettuce-not bad tasting. Good memories of that part of my childhood. I think that's why I'm so open to the idea now.
I no longer eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast or toast or other traditional foods. I wake up (on my own without an alarm clock)...and start throwing vegetables and fruit in my blender. I LOVE to eat spinach and kale with frozen fruit. Also bananas help bind the whole green/brown concoction together. If it's too bitter, than I use a little bit if agave sweetener.
WHY would I take such drastic measure in my food intake? Well, things have changed for my body since 1993. Right after I delivered my third son...I had a gall stone attack. Two months later I had my gall bladder removed. Up until that time, I had a normal weight with NO meat and very little dairy. My ideal weight stayed at 110 lbs... in fact when I had surgery I weighed 98 pounds. I'm only five foot tall so this is the usual.
After surgery, I discovered that I could eat meat and some milk without sickness and pain. The corn-dogs and hamburgers became my happiness. By the time I had my fourth child-I was up to 120. When my hubby built a house next door to my parents (against my wishes) I wanted a new home, but I became rather depressed. I was grateful to have the help of family moving me into a new neighborhood, but all the changes freaked me out. I ate food to console myself and my weight gradually climbed up to 130.
My third son is now eighteen years old and my daughter is fourteen. My weight is SO out of control that it's climbed to 150-my end result pregnancy weight!!!! Aaaaaa:/
So this is why I'm taking drastic measures. I can feel a change coming. My nails are growing again and I'm happier with my days:) I have full faith that my next post will be awesome.