Having thought it out some more, I have finally come up with some resolutions...but not the ones people normally make. You know the "lose weight, learn Chinese, run a triathlon" stuff.
First and foremost, I am going to eat more consciously.
I have noticed more and more during the past year that certain foods have a bad effect on me. The Darlin' Man took me grocery shopping a couple of months ago and we stopped for "fast food". I was mildly ill the rest of the day AND all night into the next day.
A few weeks later, I bought a rare treat for me...a package of potato chips. Same effect the fast food had on me, only not as harsh.
After reading the ingredients on the back of the chips and making a call to a couple of fast food places and looking up their websites and checking their ingredients, I discovered the culprit:
Canola Oil aka Rapeseed oil, one of the most GMO'd items on the market (after corn).
Most fast food places use a mix of peanut, canola and corn oil in their fryers and on their grills.
The potato chips were fried in a combination of peanut and canola oil.
Because corn is highly GMO'd, I have avoided it as much as possible. I use olive oil, a little peanut oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil and occasionally, lard.
But I never realized how much canola oil was sneaking into my house!
So, I have redoubled my efforts in reading labels.
I cook/bake almost everything from scratch, so I am able to control (for the most part) the food my family gets and the ingredients of said food. I consider it my responsibility to put the most healthful food I can on the table.
Besides my diet, I am going to try to get in better condition, physically. If I lose weight, fine. If I don't, fine. I just want to be in better condition!
My other big resolution is to try to educate and help more of my family, friends and neighbors in *prepping*.
The more people that are prepared, the fewer that will need` assistance in case there is a natural disaster or other situation.
So, now that those pesky resolutions are out of the way, I need to go rake out the alpaca pen!
Hope everyone out there is having a good start to 2013!