To Live and to Love

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.

Back to the Challenge January 12, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 11:22 am

I didn’t even look at what Day Seven was all about, Sunday was way too busy for us (Jeff preached, church dinner, and then youth group at our house). “Ease Back In” it said, but no so much easing back in at a church covered dish! (That’s a “pitch-in” dinner to my yankees back home.) Although, I did pick up a spoonful of a black bean and brown rice dish. I was happy to see something more inline with the diet meal plan!


Week 2: Eat Right

I really like the layout of this week’s plan! And it has a lot of useful information, like this list of items to stock a healthy pantry. Today, Day One again, is all about fruits and veggies. It suggests trying two new vegetables a week. I picked up an eggplant the other day without any idea how to use it other than eggplant lasagna? I’m going to try it today in stir fry.


Last week was interesting to experience, even if I didn’t follow the detox diet exactly. It was good to eat and know that what I was eating was 100% healthy. I think I even lost weight too, although I don’t own a scale to check. I’ve been much more interested (long before the challenge) about learning how to eat and cook without preservatives and I’ve been more conscious of whole foods. I felt better with eating more whole grains last week – I even enjoyed snacking on almonds and rice cakes, two things I normally don’t like.


This is for my Mom.

Dear Mom,

I’m sorry for all the times you tried to make us eat brown rice and 100% whole wheat bread. I’m sorry for not supporting your efforts to make our family healthier. You deserved better than that. We were supposed to “rise up and call you blessed” and instead we complained and called you “health freak.” Thanks for trying even though we were, in fact, brats. Please, forgive me.



2 Responses to “Back to the Challenge”

  1. Heather L. Says:

    I hope my kids write the very same letter when they grow up. 🙂

  2. Aunt Beth Says:

    And I remember a time when your sister said, “This Jodi Taylor person is making my life miserable,” and your poor momma was only trying to create a healthy lifestyle!

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