Sage Advice From My Sister

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My sister and I are two and a half years apart to the day. I would always borrow her stuff without asking, use her makeup without asking (and do a very poor job at applying it, I might add!), and basically doing what I could to annoy her. Because she’s my big sister, and that’s what little sisters do. We always loved each other, and we both knew that, but it didn’t stop us from getting into fights. Because we are sisters, and that’s what sisters do.

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I remember one time, when I was about 12 or 13, I borrowed my sister’s Bugs Bunny shirt that she had gotten on her 8th grade class trip to Six Flags. I went to a friends house to play, and when we were taking a break from playing, I accidentally sat in a chair full of blueberries. Man was she ticked!

But as we got older, after she had moved out and gone to college when I was 15, we didn’t fight quite as much, if at all. And suddenly she became a well of advice! I mean, who knew?! Even to this day I am still getting advice from her. Especially when it comes to eating healthy. I never really knew how to have a very healthy diet because that’s just how I was brought up. Processed this, processed that. Anything to make cooking a little easier. Not that my mom didn’t try to get healthy things on the dinner table, it just wasn’t readily available to us where we grew up. We lived in a very small town where even the closest grocery store was almost 30 minutes away, let alone having something like a farmer’s market.

However, it’s been another 15 years and I am still eating processed foods. But now that I live in a town where we have TWO farmer’s markets, I am definitely going to be making more trips there. I got an email from my sister today, giving me more awesome advice! I want you guys to read it as well (without the email addresses of course! Privacy is everything!) 🙂 :

“yep. fresh produce is huge! Become a regular at the farmer’s market and ask around to see if there’s a Share program (You pay a flat fee upfront, and local farmers put together boxes of fresh-picked food weekly so you’re eating produce that’s in season is very well-rounded).
“Eat a rainbow” is a good catch phrase to remind you to eat lots of bright, colorful, fruits and veggies. Each one does something so different and necessary for your health, so the more variety, the better. But if you eat the same thing over and over again, you’re likely to see negative side effects too. for example, bananas are super good for you, but if you eat too many you’ll get constipated! 🙂 Just mix it up, and eat lots of rich greens! Another phrase I try to remember: “Eat food [meaning real food; not processed foods], not a lot, mostly vegetables.” (I think that’s how it goes.)
Love you!”

I remember hearing about the Share program when I was little.

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But, for some reason, I always thought of the singer Cher. And I thought to myself “What does Cher have to do with food?”

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lol I guess I was a little slow. It just goes to show that, no matter how old you are, a good big sister will always be there for you to give you good advice. 🙂 Love you, sissy!

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4 responses »

  1. thanks for making me cry. I love you, baby sis. And I still feel bad about how mad I got over that stupid shirt. Kisses from me to you, Sissy.

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