I've discussed the reasons for this transformation of my families habits. The overall goal is to be more healthy.....and live longer. The bonus is that we all lose weight and look better in our pants!
The real catalyst for this was the re-election of President Obama and the realization that we are stuck with ObamaCare. This is not a political post and I'm not going to discuss the pros and cons of universal healthcare.
The reality is that things are going to change. Health care professionals are going to quit, appointments are going to be harder to come by and surgeries will be denied.
It's already happening. My uncle Terry in California is 62 year old and waiting to die. His kidneys are failing and he has been denied surgery. He has many years left to live but it has been decided that the cost is too high.
We've explained to our children the reasons for the changes in our eating habits. They know all about ObamaCare and that their Dad is old. (ha ha) They have dubbed our new plan....The Obama Plan!
Now...for my weekly weigh in!
Starting weight: 211.6
Todays weight: 209
LOSS: 2.6 pounds!!
I'm pretty happy with this number considering that I really haven't started exercising yet. I just started today.
I'm also happy to report that after much pushback from my husband about his reduced portion sizes....he has lost 4 pounds since January 1st and is now fully on board! Funny how that works.....
My children are adjusting remarkably well. They don't miss the juice, are loving the vegetables but they don't care for the whole wheat organic bread.
Linking up with The Java Mama for The Biggest Loser!