Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Molly - a health nut...

I have to say, I am a bit disappointed that nobody left me a comment on yesterday's blog post. Some folks commented on FB but a whole lot of Nada over here. The stats tell me tons of people read my post. Hmmm. Makes me wonder. But then blogging is a lot like talking to oneself. A type of diary that anyone can read. Why write a blog? Since I started blogging I found that it has really helped  me organize my thoughts and process my experiences as an immigrant. Even if nobody ever reads this stuff I really enjoy writing. So never mind - audience or no audience. I'll just keep plugging along.

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Alas, I finished a new doll. I named her Molly. She is a bit of a health nut - like me. I am proud to report that I have stuck to the smoothie diet. My husband says that diet is nothing but the word "die" spelled with a t. Oh well, I am afraid I rather enjoying my suffering. Too bad I will have to pay a big fine at the library today since I forgot to return all those wonderful die-t-ing books on time.

My least favorite book of the lot I checked out was probably the book you see on top of the pile: Never Feel Old Again by Raymond Francis. Seriously, that book makes to want to stop eating, breathing, bathing, using phones and computers. According to that dude we are practically dead already, and the only way we may be able to come back to life would be to stop doing everything and buy the author's line of supplements. Don't read that book! My family declared me crazy whenever I quoted from it.


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So I have decided to stick to the smoothies for breakfast and lunch right now, and enjoy a nice evening meal with the family. I have cut out pretty much all processed foods and traded unhealthy snacks for nuts and fruits. I am quite pleased with the results. I feel much more energized and convinced that I sleep much since I started on this regimen.

Another book I really loved besides The Green Smoothie Diet by Robyn Openshaw was 101 Foods that Could Save Your Life by David Grotto. It was fun to try out some new foods. Unfortunately some of the "superfoods" are very unhealthy for your budget. For example Goji berries. Have you ever heard of them? I found that a bag costs about $20. Now that is nuts!





4 comments:

Kninat said...

Hallo! Ich wollte sagen dass ich lese deine blog jeden tag. I live in Victoria, BC. I am not an immigrant as you but born to immigrant parents. I was drawn to your blog because of your dolls and I do enjoy reading your musings. (excuse any mistakes in my German it is not often that I get to write in German that I get out of practice :P )

germandolls said...

Thanks sooooooooo much for leaving me a comment. I really appreciate knowing that you are out there! Kein Sorge wegen dem Deutsch! Ich freue mich immer sehr wenn jemand versucht mit mir auf Deutsch zu kommunizieren. Wondering where your parents are from? xo

Kninat said...

My dad was born in an internment camp in 1945 in Lithuania(I think).This isn't talked about much. My mom was born in Victoria BC to immigrant parents and raised as a German child. No English spoken at home and hand me down clothes sent from Germany, German food. I was born in Victoria and raised very German as well. My dad immigrated at 16. I love my German heritage and feel very blessed that I have dual citizenship. I have family in Mainz and Bremen. I also have friends all over Germany as I worked there in my 20's as an au pair and got to move around a bunch.

germandolls said...

very cool! It would be nice to find out more about the circumstances that brought them here. Best to ask all the question while one still can. I am sad that I didn't ask more about the war and what it was like. But there was too much pain and people tried to burry it as much as they could...