Ukali and I realized a little while back that each time we chose not to cook dinner and to spend the money to eat out instead, that we just weren’t demonstrating very much wisdom in the finance area. And we also were not setting a great example for our children either. We spent so much time saying that we just couldn’t afford to eat healthy. It simply costs too much and we couldn’t afford it. But that wasn’t the truth. The truth was that we chose to spend our money on fast food (pizza, Chik-Fila, Subway, chinese) instead of on food that we could prepare at home. But something changed this year. Not something….us! We decided to change our eating habits, so we just did it! And we have learned a few things along the way.
Here is something that we COMPLETELY REMOVED from our diet!
This food sat on my kitchen counter for 5 weeks and DID NOT deteriorate at all. The food shriveled up into some sort of ‘plastic’ feeling substance and just sat there. Not one single bug was attracted to this, not even the gnats that come out of nowhere when food is left exposed. So needless to say, we do not spend our money here anymore, or at other places like this. Oh, and the little blackened pieces are apples…who knew!?
Now here are just a few of the things we’ve learned and have put into practice this year. As a result of these changes, along with other healthy practices we have adopted, our household has witnessed 65 lbs. disappear. I want to share a few pics of some of the things we eat on a regular basis…no recipes, just pics. Be sure to read the captions for a description. 😀
Changing some things is a good thing to do, especially when those things are habits that have been proven to be detrimental to our health. We are always looking to learn how we can do things even better. What are your ‘get healthy’ habits? How did your family adjust, or has this always been a way of life? We would love to know what changes have you made this year?