Monday, July 27, 2009

life is about living

"When people are eating whole food, real food diets, obesity is not a problem."


eat foods that aren't empty calories and you'll eat less of them. a cookie should be a cookie and ice cream should be ice cream. the key is and always has been- moderation. and moving. we don't have any real need to move as a culture. we hire everything done so we can watch tv or type away. that's a big reason i mow my own lawn and clean my own house.

i'll save the discussion of what's in our foods- our meats and veggies- and plastics- for another post.

1 comment:


Hi - first the things for sale on Etsy (sp???) - I'm not familiar with that, so are all those beautiful crocheted items yours???? What a great way to buy directly from individuals - I'll have to check this out in the future, so I can order gifts this way, instead of through the stores, etc.

Also, I like your brief post on whole foods - of course it makes sense, and also taking care of your own home and doing your own work is KEY to keeping excess weight from piling up on a person's body.

Coming from a family of farmers and no fatties in the bunch, we learned we didn't need to go to any spa; health-club, or gymnasium to stay trim and strong.

We also grew our own foods; we bartered with other farmers, and my mom's grocery list at the store hardly read much like a 'grocery' list, but more like what was needed to mend our clothes (needle and thread); what was needed to take care of the garden (hoe and shovel); care for the lawn (mower and rake); water the lawn and garden (hose and nozzle), and the like.

It would be great fun to have her old lists of 70 years ago to compare with how her list might read today (she no longer lives on a farm now that she's alone and unable to do all that she did in her young years).

My grandma's list had 'fabric; thread, scissors' and the like when she needed clothing. When it was mittens and socks; scarves - hats, it was 'yarn and a certain size of knitting needle' or because she tatted and crocheted, whatever instruments were needed and supplies she required.

Most of our toys were made for us by our parents or grand-parents and even great grand-parents when I was little. I kept the tradition with my children, but now they tell me the cost for materials is nearly the cost (or sometimes even more), than to just 'buy it'........

It might be fun to consider a post about 'then' and 'now' - whether it's about grocery supplies or how we tend to shop for our 'needs'.

I think long ago, more shopped for the need rather than the 'want' of something.......

I guess we're a nation of people who think what we want is what we need - thus, commercialism and capitalism abounds, but with the economy as it is right now, maybe we'll get a chance to revert to the 'old days' of 'barter and exchange'.

I enjoyed not only your post, but it certainly triggered numerous other thoughts of 'long ago', and what we should focus on not only as we buy or grow our foods, but in all aspects of our life.