That blog post convicted me. I knew I couldn’t publish it because I would be a hypocrite. A pot calling the kettle black.
Although I believe in local food, and although I believe in healthy, humanely raised meat, I am not the model citizen. Because on long days working on the farm, I’m ashamed to admit I’d rather go through a drive through, or pick up a frozen pizza. For months now I have felt that little tug of conviction, that I really should practice what I preach so to say. I am a healthy individual in that I do not have to take monthly medications, and although I am somewhat active, I won’t be running a marathon anytime soon. I am overweight, buy meat from the grocery store, I do not enjoy lettuce, and I have definitely eaten McDonald's in the last month. Although I am passionate about real local food, meat/eggs/dairy from humane farms, I know that I can’t exclaim from the rooftops their importance if I cannot take my own advice. Needless to say, I stopped writing and started reflecting on my life as it stands right now.
So I did the most logical thing I could think of. I ditched fast food, prepackaged food, frozen pizza, and soda. I am currently eating a grain-free, sugar-free, low carb diet, that consists of mainly meats, veggies, dairy and healthy fats. We also bought ⅛ of a cow that was raised locally with no antibiotics, or hormones. This is probably the first time in my life I just decided something quickly, with little thought of what if’s and just jumped in. And you know what? Best decision ever.
I’ve been doing this for over three weeks now. That means I’ve avoided sugar, flour, fast food, and all other temptations. I have lost a significant amount of weight, my clothes are getting lose, and I feel pretty dang great. I feel energetic, have slept amazingly, and have no joint pain. More than that, I am eating meat raised and slaughtered humanely. We have eaten almost 100% of our meals at home. We ate out three times at sit-down restaurants, but the experiences couldn’t rival homemade food. I will not say my diet is 100% perfect, I have “splurged” on a few diet sodas, and may have become a little obsessed with Torani Sugar-Free Syrups. Ideally I would like all my dairy to come from my own goats, but I am having to buy a few store bought items I can’t produce yet. (cream separator is on my Christmas list!)
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