Monday, March 01, 2010

28 Day Food Challenge

Wow! The last 28 days have flown by! I have learned so much and if nothing else, learned I have a lot to learn. That is life, though, isn't it?
  • I was excited to learn this week about all the health benefits that can come from properly raised meat--including red meat, pork and lard. I have started a preliminary look into where I can obtain these. 
  • I found out that my turkey broth from Thanksgiving that gelled meant I did something right (not sure what) instead of wrong as I had originally feared. Yay!!
  • I read about the vast benefits to eating organ meat but am not quite ready to cross that bridge. *grin*
  • Did a little reading about fish and seafood--sustainable vs fishing that destroys, wild caught fish vs farm raised, issues raised by pollution, etc. There's a lot more reading and learning I need to do in this area.
  • I've done some thinking and planning about growing our food. We're thinking about doing a "community" garden at Amanda's this summer. Then we don't have to worry about how to keep our dogs out and can share the work.
  • I feel like I have some direction now in making changes to how we eat and live. 
I think, if I let it, I could become paralyzed from all the information and overwhelmed at all of the changes. To keep that from happening, I want to focus on each of the "summary points" Jenny gave us at the end. I'll take one at a time and work at it until it becomes routine and then add another. Some of them will naturally feed into each other which helps too. I will keep posting my thoughts on this area. Thanks for listening to all my ramblings on this over the past few weeks.


  1. I really love this challenge. I was writing a lot (a series) about food choices...but have not done so in awhile...I have more to discuss. I don't think I can cross the line into organ meat...

  2. I sooo need to read through this challenge. Reading 28 days of info seems like a challenge in itself :). Like you, I'm trying to make changes slowly until it feels normal. As you know, for me it's sugar first! :)