Green Smoothie Feast: Day 9: Making Health a Priority (Venting)

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  1. Katherine @ Green Thickies April 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Thanks so much for these inspiring videos. I’ve been watching your green smoothies videos and loved your video about you describing the raw food. It’s amazing how they seem to open your eyes to natural beauty in food.
    Anyway, I just heard you asking for ideas about how to make health a priority. I had piled on loads of weight and did feel really ill. I gave up work and could barely move but yet I still wasn’t inspired to make my health a priority until we started fostering children. I knew I was too ill to do it but it was such a big passion of mine and I wanted to feel useful again so we got approved after a year.
    This was the turning point for me and my health. I had to be well enough to look after these kids so went vegan and started drinking green smoothies. Later I went raw for 6 months too. This was my inspiration.
    I heard you saying that you didn’t feel any health problems at the moment but yet you feel too tired to walk around town with your friend for long. This is a health problem but you are so used to feeling low energy that you don’t know what it’s like to feel full of energy. So I would suggest signing up for something that gets you out of your comfort zone. I know you work from home and help people online which is great but doing something physical in the real world might just inspire you to really take action? Maybe once a week helping someone with their internet skills, computer, photography or filming? Speaking as you are very good at that. You have so many talents you could share.
    I do know how you feel though. Even though I’ve lost the weight I’m back in a rut of working from home and it feels safer to do that sometimes, although I feel pretty good now it’s good to build your confidence and get out of the house more.
    Anyway if you’d like to read my story here it is: http://www.greenthickies.com/lost-56-pounds-green-smoothie-diet/ and feel free to email too.

    Katherine

    • Wendy April 25, 2012 at 2:41 am #

      Katherine!

      Wow, wow, wow! You bring up so many good things!

      When I was 10 years old, my parents became foster parents. We had several kids come into our home over the years. Some of them stayed for years and I loved them as though they were my own siblings. Not only do I admire you for taking better care of yourself so you can be a better foster parent, but you are also setting a good example for these children. Honestly, coming from the stress and upheaval that they have, being able to feel good and have a clear mind thanks to eating well is going to help them so, so much.

      You’re right about getting out of my apartment and doing something in the world. I thought about volunteering, but the crazy thing is, I fear I’d be shunned because of my weight. I do aspire to give of myself though.

      In the meantime, I’m inspired to start walking around taking photos. I love street photography and want to get back into it. My hope is that this will get me walking, get me out of my comfort zone, get me connected with people again, and will help me transition into doing something as meaningful as volunteer experiences.

      Thank you, so much for your comment. I will be checking out your site and contacting you!

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