You came here to read about getting healthy, right? Or to read about my “journey” to vibrant health, perhaps? You might get some of that. But you’ll be wading through my ramblings about life, kids, politics, pets, and my neuroses.
My name is Laura, and I am a foodie. I’m also a nurse, mom, wife, Subaru-driving, farmer’s-market-shopping, Huff Post reading, Quaker, card carrying member of the ACLU-type. If you don’t think you’re going to like me, you are free to leave. More about me on the “About me” page.
So I started this about the same time I decided to change my eating habits and style from your basic “reasonably healthy” to UNreasonably healthy. Ridiculously healthy. Because I want that GLOW, goddammit. The creepy vegan glow, yes, oh yes, it will be mine. I want to be the person that causes me to roll my eyes at my own flaxseed consumption.
And let’s face it: this is about vanity & fear of the inevitable. Here’s the current status: 3 1/2 years ago, at age 38, I gave birth to Amos. 6 months ago I had boy number 2, aka Guthrie. Advanced Maternal Age does not lend itself to the swift recovery of a flat stomach & a size 6 low-rise ass, especially if you are not possessed of those qualities prior to getting pregnant. But I have a wedding to attend in July. Not just any wedding, but my brother’s wedding. And I am a bridesmaid. And by God, I will NOT be photographed in beige in my current condition.
Just how bad has it gotten? Pretty bad. Without going into specifics, my BMI is in the “overweight” range. I get out of breath running up the stairs, and today I was asked if I was my baby’s grandmother. Hmph!
“So, Chubby, whatcha gonna do now?” you ask. Attention Whole Foods Shoppers! Have you ever seen those ANDI scores on the veggies at Whole Foods? Well, I did, and I wondered, “What are those things?” Through the magic of the Interwebs, I found this. And being a person given to dogma and extremism, I decided right then to become a “nutritarian.”
More to come, including sexy food photos, recipes, and sugar withdrawal induced ravings. Stay tuned…