Friday, March 7, 2008

Just An Editorial...

This is why I go crazy. This is why I wonder what is wrong with us over indulgent Americans. This is why I write to get out my frustrations. I was at Costco and as I frequently do, I was checking out peoples cart, checking to see what the average person buys. . I see this family just before me unloading their cart. First, we have grandma, very large and on oxygen. Next we have Mom and Dad, also very large. Then, three children, extremely large and bad skin. Now, to their cart. They start to unload every kind of processed food in the store, not one item I would every buy, not one fruit or vegetable. They had two carts full. The clincher was at the end. They unload from the bottom of the cart three cases of Fleet Enemas! Do they just not get it? They are killing themselves , willingly, just because they cannot control themselves. Stuff our mouths with what tastes good and use drugs to cover up the mess. What do we do to cover up our messes? What drugs are we on because we cannot control our addictions, our desires. I see how overweight the world is and I feel bad. I feel bad that we have been given our bodies as gifts and we choose to neglect them and destroy them. So, for those of you who need to make a change, do it now. It is time. If you put it off, you may not be able to turn back the clock. WE are the ones who are in control. If you don't make the choice for yourselves, make the choice for your children. I read a powerful book from a woman who was faced with her daughters severe illness that went on for years. She finally found the answers which was strictly nutritional. She started to cry,realizing that her daughter didn't have to go through these trials. Then, the impression came to her, "stop crying, you did this to her." She fed her, she let her eat what was slowly killing her. No one else.

What are we doing to our children because it is just easier to ignore what we know is best? They don't do the grocery shopping. It is up to us, the moms.

I hear so many emails from you and many are overwhelmed. I understand. Changing a lifestyle is the hardest thing you can do. But, it needs to be done. I have thought about this so much as I want everyone to find out how healthy of a life they can have and how they can overcome almost all of their afflictions. I want kids to stop having autism, ADD and chronic immune problems. Through the suggestion of some of you, I will have a class to have those who would be interested to come over and taste my favorite recipes and snacks. I will have a booklet with the recipes (about 15 to get you started), lists of grains and what they do and I will have a laminated card with ingredients to avoid to keep in your purse. Then you will have it with you when you grocery shop as this is the most confusing part. I will talk about how to start to change your eating lifestyle and your families to make it a little less overwhelming. I am not sure where all this is going. I just started this as a way to share recipes and it took on a whole life of its own! I feel so inspired to write now and so inspired by all of your stories.

If you are interested, the class will be on March 26th, 9:30 Am. There will be a $10 cost to cover my expenses and some of my time. I will email you the location if you email me that you will attend. If you cannot attend and would like the card and the booklet, let me know and I will mail it to you for $6. If you are interested in this class but cannot attend at that time, let me know and I will see about another class if people are interested.

Thanks for all of you who care, who are doing such a good job and are making changes. Thanks to all of you who inspire me and give me such great tips.

Nothing Tastes as good as Healthy Feels!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, but don't forget compassion for those who struggle with emotional eating - who turn to food for comfort and don't know any different. Don't forget compassion for those who were raised that way and don't know what they are doing wrong. Don't forget that how healthy you eat and how skinny you are are not what bring value to a person.

Cindy Thomas said...

Hi Shari - thanks for all the info. I won't be able to come over (just about 1100 miles between us). Please e-mail your address and I'll get some $$ to you. THANKS!

Michelle Rigby said...

Hey Shari! I love your blog! I would love to come to your class. I don't think I can make it to the one in March - will you ahve another one?

AprilHaymorePhoto said...

I can be there! Just let me know where it is!
April

Erika said...

Shari--My name is Erika--I would love to come to the class if you have a spot available. My email is thegarnerz@gmail.com THanks!

Nichole said...

I can't make it to the class but I would love the booklet. If you could give it to Tracey Simas I will give her money. Thanks so much!

domesticbliss said...

Hi there- I found your blog and would love to talk to you about doing some classes through our new "workshop"- Blissful Living... We are going to have all sorts of classes- parenting-photography- floral arranging- entertaining...creative parenting and overall lifestyle classes. We are looking for talented individuals who want to share their passion and talents with others. - Email me at
dkalber@cox.net if you are interested in discussing it-
Thanks! Kristin

Robin Hicks said...

Shari
I want to attend your class. Pleae let me know where it will be held and if you have any space left.
billrobinhicks@cox.net
Robin

Carrie said...

Shari,

I'm so sad I missed your class... I just barely read about it and am sure I would have loved it... So if you ever do it again, Keep me on your list! And I'd love details again about the series that will be at domestic bliss...

Thanks,
Carrie Thompson