Hello, everyone! Jordan and I were discussing our upcoming posts yesterday, and several things were mentioned that aren’t big enough for a post, but deserve some attention. So, we decided I would write a Tuesday Thoughts for you.
First off, Happy Birthday to Jordan who is turning the big Four – Oh today. She has brought soooooo much joy to us and those who know her.
Meat vs. Plant-based
Have you seen “The Game Changers” on Netflix? It is a documentary about meat based diets vs. plant-based diets, and it is so well done with lots of real life evidence to back it up. We have watched several documentaries dealing with the same topic. I have not eaten beef for about 30 years, but I do consume fish and chicken. This month I am going to eat less chicken and fish, and see if it makes a difference. I always feel great, have plenty of energy, and my numbers are excellent, so it’s exciting to think I could feel even better. I do have to take into consideration the fact that I will be having a few birthday meals.
Jordan is excited to do the February VIP round of the Faster Way to Fat Loss. Although she does not need to lose weight, she is excited that they are coming out with a vegan option. If you are interested in joining her, you can go to this link to sign up. You do not have to be vegan to do it. They have regular menus for meat-eaters so everyone is happy. The founder, Amanda, was inspired to create a vegan menu after seeing “Game Changers.”
New Year’s Resolution
Have you made your New Year’s resolution(s)? I have and am so excited about it. I truly do get good results from my resolutions. Last year I promised to drink more water, and to stay in the moment. My water intake, though not perfect, has greatly increased, and so have my trips to the potty. Ha!!! The second resolution was because I often day-dream about the future when I should be concentrating on the here and now. That one has been a challenge, but I have improved.
This year’s resolution is to SHOP LOCAL. Shopping on line has become so, so easy. With next day shipment and no shipping fees, they make it very appealing. However, I need to support local stores wherever I am. By local, I am shopping at the stores rather than online. It can be a mall chain store (I am not a fan of malls), a Mom and Pop store around the corner, or a local store where we are traveling. My thought is that the mall hires people who live in my community, and they needs their job just like everyone else. Here’s how I am going to approach it: I will give three stores a chance, and if I cannot find what I am looking for, then I will buy the item online. However, I will no longer order a tube of toothpaste or a bolt of ribbon from Amazon just because I am too lazy to go to the store. Last week I needed a new pair of house slippers. I like a good solid pair of slippers because I spend most of my daytime hours in them. I had to go to three stores, and luckily, the third store had just what I was looking for. We will still share items that we bought with you if we can find online stores that sell whatever we bought. For instance, these are the house slippers that I bought.
Our blog turns nine this week. We started it while we were on a trip in Laos, and I think our first post had seven readers. Thanks to our friend Carolyn Rasnick who has been with us since the beginning, and for all of you who stop by regularly, leave comments, or send emails. We love hearing from you.
The Dutch House
I am reading The Dutch House right now and am thoroughly enjoying it. Have any of you read it yet? I saw it on the NY Times best selling list, and anything that has the word Dutch in it gets my attention. I highly recommend this book as does Jordan.
Mike and I woke up to our smoke detectors blasting “Fire” last week. Come back tomorrow to find out what that was all about. Let’s just say it was something, and it was not good.