Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fuel for the Body Matters

Probably most of you, the smart ones, already know this. But how many of you take better care of your cars than you do your own bodies? I'm talking about what you put into them. I was just thinking about this last night, while suffering stomach cramps.

Now, I'm not an idiot, but I will admit that sometimes the most obvious doesn't hit me until much later, after everyone else has already gotten it. Especially jokes:) It's not that I was eating junk last night. Dinner consisted of steamed shrimp and salad. The salad dressing I made with virgin olive oil. That's the culprit! I know olive oil is supposed to be good for you, but for some reason it doesn't sit well in my tummy. Add that to the piping hot cocktail sauce made with horseradish. No wonder I was miserable!

As I sat there suffering it came to me that I take better care of my car. I take it into the shop every three months for an oil change. Check the tires, washer fluid, replace any filters they recommend. Wash it. After all, I want it to last me a while. I paid it off and I'd like to keep it at least a couple more years.

How come we don't think the same way about what we put inside our bodies? Don't we want to last a little while longer? I say we because I know there's others out there who've never given it a thought. Well, I thought about it last night!

I began to wonder why I'm tired and sluggish all the time. Well...duh! Wake up and smell the coffee, Debbie! So today when hubby suggested fried potatoes with the ham steak I've set out I reminded him how awful we feel after eating fried food. So, a baked potato will replace it.


Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...All "Fuel for the Body Matters" did for me is make me hungry....Nancy;)

P.S. Of course, eating the right kinds of food is beneficial to all of us but I don't think it's the only thing that gives us the energy we want/need. I believe we need to add a bit of physical exercise to the program.

Debbie Wallace said...

I know you're right Nancy and I envy those folks who have that kind of dicipline. I'm unfortunately not one, and it shows:(

Maybe in my next life...