Sunday, April 18, 2010

So you say you want a revolution... well, you know we all want to change the world

I know we are a sewing blog and we focus on all things sewing - but a lot of us are also moms and I can't sleep tonight with out climbing up on a soap box and posting this clip.

As I watched this clip - I was disgusted but also feeling super guilty. What do I have in my freezer right now? I know what I ate today, I'm embarrassed to admit it: no breakfast, mini chocolates candy bars, pizza, coke zero, freezer lasagna, frozen corn, diet coke, popcorn, chocolate kisses, starbursts. What does that say about me? What am I teaching my children?

I am GUILTY as charged.

I want to make a difference. I want to change for my health, for my kids, and just to feel better. I feel like crap. I'm tired all the time? Why? I don't have to look any farther then today. I dare you to watch this show and not be affected by it. It's amazing... and Jamie's Revolution is a success if it has such a powerful impact on me. Let's start a REVOLUTION!!


Rachel said...

Trent and I have been watching his show the last few weeks and it has totally kicked my butt into gear. I cleaned out our "snack" cupboard and tossed almost everything that was pure junk. I'm with you - things have got to change! Since I watched Super Size me years ago, I've rarely ordered anything other than an ice cream cone from McDonald's so I hope his show has the same lasting effect!

Christie said...

Very inspiring! It's so true. It's so easy to do the quick thing for breakfast or dinner, but usually the quick food is crap food. I want to watch the rest of the episodes now.

The one thing I heard a couple of years ago that I think about all the time when it comes to feeding my kids is that their brains need food too. Their brains need the nutrients that come from good, quality, whole foods. When I feel them processed flour and sugary stuff all the time, I am starving, not only their bodies, but their brains of the necessary nutrients they need. That always stuck with me.

Katy said...

I am all over this show. If you miss episodes, catch them online.

My son is allergic to wheat. Therefore, our lives have changed since last June. He's 10. Wheat that is in everything literally clogged his brain. It came across as a learning disability. I knew something wasn't right but I wanted to know the root of the problem and not just cover it up with meds. WHEAT, the problem.

We need to go back to the simple days in time. Meat, that isn't processed and full of chemical, fruits and veggies. It's that plain and simple. I do have snacks in the cupboard, but it's all in moderation. When it is gone, it will be replaced with better snacks.

My kids bucked the dinner system just like the kids on the show are bucking the new lunch menu. But guess what, my kids eat better foods and they eat veggies more!!!! If you starve them they will eventually eat!!!

My sons diet is a gluten free diet, which is advertised more on packaged food. In case I confused you all. :)

I totally believe in what this show is about. I will never eat or feed my child another chicken nugget!!!

Mandy said...

I not only have been watching this, but at the same time I've been reading "Eating for Autism" by Elizabeth Strickland. None of my kids are on the Autism Spectrum, but this book was recommended as being a good nutrition book. She lists 10 steps to helping autistic kids eat better, and the first 2-3 are absolutely appropriate for ALL kids and their families because they are dealing with simply eating better!

I've been thinking a lot about this, too, so thanks for posting it!

Jessie Lewis said...

You've got me thinking, thanks! I need to overcome my laziness and just force Maddie a little more to eat what's good for her rather than what I know she will eat easily.

Jill Manning said...

I have watched a few episodes of this show and am astonished? Frightened? Disgusted? I haven't decided the right word for it yet. All last week I was complaining to Ty about how I hate that I don't feel like I have control over what I am putting in my body. I will eat crap and not realize it until after the fact. I have only myself to blame. I just hope I can instill the same good eating habits that Ty forces our family to live by, in our own home.

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