Getting the word out…

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My husband often listens to me with only one ear when I start talking about my topic of the moment. I tend to be a complete information whore (info ho’), so when I become interested in a topic, I spend a lot of time reading about it and thinking about it and talking about it. I am sure it gets to be repetitive and a bit boring.

My topic of the moment recently has been the importance of unprocessed and organic foods in the human diet. After reading ‘Animal, Vegetable, Miracle’ and watching ‘Food, Inc.,’ I began paying more attention to where my food is coming from and, as a result, where my husband’s food is coming from. I have focused more on local than on organic where produce is concerned, but once winter hits, I will go organic as much as possible. I have put a lot fewer processed foods in my shopping cart. I have bought only organic chicken thighs from Wegmans, grass-fed beef from Wegmans, naked pork chops from Stew Leonard’s (during my best grocery shopping trip EVER during my visit to my sister’s, and Applegate Farms turkey burgers that came from Whole Foods during that same visit to CT. And my sister was in PA this weekend and brought me a new box of turkey burgers because my original supply has been depleted.

This is a lot of background to an entertaining story. Today, my dear husband asked me to look up for him something he saw on PBS late last night. It was all about how cows are not made to eat corn and how corn fed cows give us meat and milk that is higher in cholesterol than meat and milk from cows fed a grass diet. Eureka! He’s late to the party, but he’s finding it out! I told him that we were eating only organic or humanely-raised meats, and he was a little surprised, but happy, to hear this. He approaches this plan from a health standpoint, instead of the health/animal love standpoint that I do, but the important thing is that he made it there.

Regarding food and fitness, I am doing better, although still a bit hit-or-miss. I went to a retirement party today and enjoyed some cake, homemade truffles, and chips. But I am feeling good about things and expect to see the scale moving in a downward direction soon.

Make it a great day, everyone!

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

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