Nutrition and Fitness
February 2, 2009
Nutrition and Fitness; two words that are not a part of my daily living. Yes they should be, but I seem to survive quite well without them. Of course, I am aware that as I age, I must take a serious look at how well I am treating my body and make some changes. I must confess that my only thoughts on Nutrition and Fitness are when I am caught in a discussion on health. Being raised by my grandparents presented many challenging days for them, they wanted me to eat well so that I would grow-up healthy and strong. I, on the other hand, was stubborn and refused to eat anything I did not like (most foods were never tried; just the look of them caused me to say no).
I was allergic to milk, but was not aware that I was allergic all I knew was each time I drank milk I would throw-up so decided not to drink it. My grandparents knew that I could not keep milk down, but knew that I needed milk for my growth so would continuously try to make me drink it. They figured that the school could get me to drink milk, so did not tell the teachers I would throw-up when I drank the milk. That tactic did not work because I refused the milk on a daily basis. The teachers decided that if I did not drink my milk I would not have play time on the outside. I was quite happy to sit inside and watch the others play, never drinking the milk and never going out to play. The teacher decided to call my mother down to the school to complain about my stubbornness of refusing to drink the milk although I was being punished by not having the opportunity to go out to play. The teach was amazed that I did not go home to complain about not being able to play at break times and was also amazed that I was aware that I was allergic to milk and did not say anything. My grandmother used the same tactic at home, I was not able to leave the table until I ate my meat and vegetables, I did not like either especially green...