Sunday, August 8, 2010

Going Natural

It has been a while since I posted, life got very busy!

I have spent the last three days going through the kitchen cupboards and removing anything processed. About two years ago I did the same thing and everyone in the family ate all foods that were organic and homemade ...then I broke my thumb and was not able to keep up with this lifestyle!

During the approximately 8 months that we did eat from the earth (so to speak) I seen such a change in my children; they were calm & attentive.

So what made me resume this lifestyle, I watched the movie Food Inc. and I am reading the book by Jillian Michael's Master Your Metabolism and the combination of these two lit the spark in both myself and my husband.

I am throwing out alot of food and giving away even more. My cupboards look bare right now until I go shopping and stock up on my healthy ingredients!

I feel better already just making the mental switch over.

This week will be spent getting ready for a week at family Bible Camp and then when we return I will be sourcing out places I can buy personal care & cleaning products that are chemical free...I am hoping to not have to make my own of these but that is always an option if I can't find what I am looking for. I have never taken a serious look at what goes into soaps, lotions and cleaning products even though I have known for some time that there are terrible things in them that cause all kinds of sickness and diseases. I will be checking this area out when we get back from camp and before school gets started for the season now though.

I was down 1 pound this week bring me to 154lbs and a grand total of 55lbs lost. I have not exercised a lot this week but I did get in a 6km run yesterday.


  1. Amazing weigh in results Christine! I haven't had the energy or courage to rid my cupboards of all that "Eat Clean" suggests, but we are eating way more clean foods and it feels good.

    Have a good week at Camp.

  2. i use only all natural cleaning, hair and soap products, and laundry... i order from, free shipping or if in sudbury get it at the superstore grocery store, they have it there too. hope that helps.

  3. Thanks Jackie...I will source those two options out.

  4. Congrats on all your success! Food Inc, is quite eye opening, isn't it? Good for you for taking action!

  5. I love, love, love, your new blog background!

  6. Catching up and excited to see all the success and changes in your life. You are doing great and are an encouragement to us all. :)

  7. I'd love any tips on what you get your kids to snack on? We generally eat pretty clean, me yes but they are harder to please.

    Love Food, Inc. its eye opening.