Railroad trail in the fallI am not closed.  I am not sleeping.  I will write more.  But right now I’m reading.

(Meanwhile, it is the desire of my heart that you would continue to shun processed foods, for yourself and your children.  Read those labels–although it would be nice if your food was all fresh produce and did not require a label, I know that’s not realistic for some.  If you cannot pronounce the ingredients or know where they came from, put it down and back away.  Ignore the pleas, the begging whine of your children.  Listen to a higher voice.  A voice which wants more for your children than instant gratification.  Look around.  Food is a great struggle for many, many people.  If you can provide a great foundation for your kids now, they have a better shot of success when they are your age or your parents’ ages.  And it is not about “fat.”  Please, please, please never use looks as a deterrant or motivator for what ought to be eaten.  It’s about whole foods not stripped of nutrients.  The body needs real nutrients and identification of food intolerances for a great start.)

Hopefully should have resistant starch, fiber, butyrate tied up for myself soon so I can share with you in an organized fashion more about it.  Happy Sunday. ~~  Terri

15 thoughts on “Absence

  1. Valerie

    You are such a great motivator, Terri!
    I have some changes to make. I’ve gone back to some “junky” habits in the last 2 years, and I can’t stand it. 😦 I know how much better I feel when I eat better, though.

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Thank you, Valerie. If one stops and thinks about that “not feeling tops” as actual pathways and chemical reactions happening in the body that are struggling–the body having to work harder to construct the things it needs (because you’re not putting them in–the body CAN compensate–it just has to work harder) and stealing from other systems to do it(immune system, hormone system, neurologic, etc)–then I think it becomes easier for me to eat better remembering this. Throw in stress and food intolerances and genetics–and wow what a set up! Get to feeling as good as you can again! (Sorry if this is incoherent. I’m watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates and the music is pretty darn catchy.)

      1. Valerie

        Hehe, I tune out cartoons frequently. 😉
        You’re definitely right about everything. I KNOW this, and yet it has been a struggle…I think my main issue (not to blame it, but) was breastfeeding. I could NOT feel satisfied for long and I was always wanting/needing to stuff my face so I wouldn’t feel sick!
        I was so healthy before I had Samuel – lol! Anyway, I have already noticed that I feel better after weaning him, but now I have to drop some other processed foods from diet that I had gotten lazy about, and I am sure to feel great.

      2. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

        Drop them, drop them!!!! No matter what, take good care of you! I know there will be more stress as you make this big transition with your [wonderful] blog. May God bless you and your endeavors!

      3. Valerie

        Nah, it should be okay. The decision itself was hard, but I knew when the Lord gave me peace about simplifying, that it was exactly what I was supposed to be doing. 🙂

  2. mummyflyingsolo

    I totally understand the “right now I’m reading”. It seems for me I’m either blogging OR reading OR watching shows. One of those things takes my free time in the evenings, rarely a combination 🙂

      1. mummyflyingsolo

        haha funny you should say that. It actually went by pretty fast but I was slow. I ended up needing last week off as I went too hard on a run and pulled my glute. Nice little lesson there. Took it nice and easy today so I’m running slowly but it still felt good 🙂

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