Archives for: July 2004, 28
I had a terrible dream about a dear friend who's sick, I don't want to go into the details, it was very Orwellian. Needless to say, at the end of the dream, I was pleading with everyone and the powers that were in control of the fictional society, to let me try to make this person better.
I've been building on that theme, with a gathering storm inside me. I'm formulating ideas for a BTD Boot Camp. I'm thinking of starting small, taking one person in at a time and teaching them, preparing food, shopping together, cooking together, exercise and meditation, the whole plan. Just to get someone started on it when they don't have the energy to tackle it alone. How long it will take to actually implement is a total unknown at this point. I'm overwhelmed right now just keeping myself and my family on track. I just hate to see loved ones who are miserable, when I know the BTD would help.
More on the storm though, I'm getting angry with the powers that are in control of THIS society. How long before they realize that the foods they promote and that most people eat daily are making us sick. Who will lead the coming revolution, should we call it the Spelt Revolution? Or something more broad, the Nutrigenomics Revolution? I'm waiting for that wave to break, I'm waiting to walk through Costco and see Spelt Thins replacing Wheat Thins, Rice Bran Oil replacing Corn oil... my futuristic wish list will go on and on. Is it just that wheat and corn are cheap, or is it because they're what most consumers want? What's driving this train?
I do see rice crackers at Costco, they have cheese so may be ok only for Bs, but they are wheat free. I see organic blueberries, soymilk, many good things. I see many spelt products at the health food store and spelt flour at the grocery store. I have seen progress, but when I think of those who are sick, the progress isn't fast enough.
I was in line there today, waiting to return some jeans that were too big... I love Costco, they've got some good stuff, but the lack of bags makes it easy to tell what everyone walking out just bought. I waited in line a good long time, watching lots of bread, cakes, twinkies, potato chips, sodas, and bacon leave the store. It was mostly foods that are avoids for most or all of us.
Once I returned my pants and went in to find a smaller size, I saw lots of larger sizes, only a couple smaller. I did find a smaller pair that fits me really well. My husband about did a jig when he saw me in fitted blue jeans...I guess I haven't worn them for a while. Most of my clothes are too baggy, I'm realizing. Not complaining about that though! I now weigh 8 pounds less than I did right before my pregnancy, yipee!! Another 10 or 20 pounds to go, I'll see where I level off. Then I'll still have plenty of other goals to work on!