I have never really had a problem with food, until I became older. I would not say it was a problem, but definitely I was addicted to sugar. (Maybe it was a problem). My love for sweets caught up with me, not to mention Addison one of my children who is into baking and I mean baking everything sweet! I was eating every bit of it. I also loved the birthday parties in my class, when the parents would bring cupcakes….Yummy! I was pretty conscious about using Stevia in my coffee and just one pack. No sugar in my tea, but it was the sweets treats that got me in the end.
October 2015, my little sister Amanda came to visit and started the ball rolling. She taught me tons about eating clean, how to cook clean and how to shop. She also started me on a yoga regimen. With the holidays around the corner I tried, but did not want to give up sweets, especially holiday sweets. I had my yoga practice, that I pretty much stuck too.
Then in Dec. a friend of mine put out a challenge to her FB friends for the Whole30 Challenge. Giving up dairy, carbs, sugar and legumes. Starting Jan. 1 2016. I was all over it and, I also got my husband Willie on board. We were off and running come Jan. 1st. the first two days were ok. Then it hit me like a rock, I was depressed, scared and mad at myself. I am a very happy person, so this was not working. I decided to get on Pintrest and get some recipes. After day five, we were rolling, found some great recipes to play off of. To make a long story short before we knew it 30 days was completed. From that day we have been eating clean, Whole30ish, a little Paleo, and definitely clean. Check out my Pintrest page clean eating, Paleo and 30 Whole for some great recipes.
Growing our own veggies was the number one thing we started when moving to the farm. Doing our best the first year, we had some great success and of course some fails. This second year coming up, we will be putting all we have learned toward this next years crops. I am looking forward to posting gardening tips, recipes and a lot more.