Sunday, September 30, 2012
I used to stockpile and I still do to some extent, but not like I used to. I used to have 10 boxes of cereal, but now I have 1 half eaten box in the cabinet because we don’t eat cereal much anymore, we eat homemade muffins and pancakes for breakfast. I used to stock up on Lunchables any time they were on sale, but now I prefer to pack my kids lunches of sandwiches with chocolate hazelnut spread, grapes, carrots, and a few chips. I used to stock up on canned pasta and pizza sauce, now I make my own from scratch. I used to have 20 bottles of Bath and Body works hand soap and body wash on my shelves, but now I make my own body wash and hand soap. I used to spend tons of money on laundry detergent, but now I make my own and save money, it’s better than using a coupon. I used to not care what I fed my family, I just wanted it to be easy and quick, but now I am buying more natural and organic products so I know what I am putting in my and my family’s bodies. I am understanding how important it is to put quality food in our bodies, food that is free from chemicals and other additives. We buy organic when we can, we try to steer clear of high fructose corn syrup or anything with genetically modified corn in it, we drink water (yes, it is bottled water, but we are going to work on changing that too), I wash my face with baking soda and water (may start washing my hair in it too), I make things from scratch when I can, we are trying to get rid of the plastic cups and containers in our house, we use our microwave less, we aren’t perfect and we don’t have all this figured out yet, but we are making small steps to protect our bodies, so we can be healthy in the future.