New Year’s Resolutions: For the purpose of accountability I am making my resolution public. I will periodically share my experience and will happily answer any questions you have about it along the way. The inspiration of this year’s resolution came from my latest trip to Australia and New Zealand. After watching a documentary on the plane called “Blue” I was almost brought to tears. When it comes to the woes of the ocean I consider myself much more versed then the general public. I’ve experienced bleached out coral reefs, tumor infested turtles, declining stocks of our most valued NW species, I’ve gone aboard what I can only describe as a slave powered tuna industry, shorelines of beaches completely filled with plastic that originated thousands of miles away, and our destructively blind monetization of natural resources and the order of things… Lets just say it was my final straw and I give myself permission to start being vocal and irate about it. I despise the idea and application of single use plastic and I am fucking tired of knowing and not holding my life to a higher standard for it. Step one of the resolution, rid my life of single use plastic. For the month of January I will not be purchasing anything that comes in plastic. Under a scrutinous eye I’ve made some exceptions to things that contain plastic as part of the purchased good. But I will first research other options. I am diving in deep for the first month and I expect it to be really hard, that’s the point. I’ll leave it at that for now and will share my discoveries and woes along the way.
Second resolution, we are addicted to sugar, simple carbohydrates, and shitty ingredients. We have a hemorrhaging health care system and the only thing our leadership can discuss and the thing people want to debate is who is going to pay for it. We’ve been fed a fucking ridiculous amount of garbage for the last couple generations and there is a massive amount of compiling data that suggests sugar, processed grains, and all the other shit we put into a shelf friendly, convenience oriented food system is making us sick. The idea that we need a candy bar to feel like our normal selves, red fucking flag. We are addicted and we show every sign in our lives and society that the problem of addiction is just as bad as if it were an addiction to cigarettes, substances, porn…….. Our food system is a really big problem. Step one of resolution, sugar detox for the month of January. Its not gonna kill me and I’ll probably learn a lot along the journey. First three days. Lots of water, low carb vegetables, meat, and nuts…..