There are rare moments in life when one is given the opportunity to get a new perspective – to see things differently than one previously saw them. We are one of those fortunate ones.
A recent health scare in our family made us stop suddenly, and look at what we do, why we do it and where it is taking us – and has caused us to see our bodies and our food in a different way.
It is still early days for us and the changes are gradual, but give that we have been given this gift, we don’t want to waste it. This is our chronicle of change – and a sharing of our journey with those who know us. When I was sitting with my diagnosis 3 weeks ago, I couldn’t help but think “If I had only understood – and actually listened to what I had heard- maybe I wouldn’t be sitting here today”. It shouldn’t take a health problem to make us have a good look at what we eat, and why we eat it. So I hope that our humble and possibly bumbling journey will be an encouragement to other ordinary families that it doesn’t take completely radical behavior to lead a healthier more balanced life.