Monday, September 17, 2012

I think I can...I think I can

Everyday on my drive home from work I think of this blog...okay not everyday, but lots of days. I have plenty of health related thoughts to write about. Those of you who know me, know I am rarely short on an opinion or topic to chat about...but I am just so dang tired. whaa whaa whaa, I know. 

This fall I bumped up my normal part-time teaching gig, to the whole enchilada. It is just temporary as I cover my job share partner's maternity leave, thank you baby Jesus! I don't know if I am ready to be full time teacher and full time mommy...and a fit mommy at that. 

But I have been wanting to share about a book I read at the end of summer. It was a fascinating book. It actually is quite controversial, because Dr. Oz doesn't really endorse it, which in the health world is big deal. I am not saying that this is the answer to all our diet woes or a quick fix, because I truly believe in the power of a healthy diet and exercise. I do think Mr. Taubes is on to something. 

I encourage you to read it. Think it over. Give me your thoughts. And while I can't really commit to never eating carbs or sugar again, I was inspired. For once, there is a little bit of credit given to the genetics of it all. Many people who battle their weight, or are over weight are chalked up as lazy or over-eaters. It caused me to pause and consider my own judgements, and stereotypes. I appreciated the outlook that there is more to our body mass index than calories in/calories out. So, if you were just asking yourself what should be on the fall list of must reads, add this puppy!


  1. Hi! Great site! I'm trying to find an email address to contact you on to ask if you would please consider adding a link to my website. I'd really appreciate if you could email me back.

    Thanks and have a great day!

    1. Emily-- Sure! Our email is themommymiles (at) gmail (dot) com