The life cycle of the plastic bag.

Some things we can’t ignore even though it is easier to look away.  I hate watching nature films because they are so real and hard to watch.  Here is another one that needs to be watched.  Humorous but so true.

Emirl Lagasse’s Last Supper

Emirl Lagasse has revealed his wish for his last meal on earth,

What would be your last meal on Earth?

“I would have to have a menu with pasta.  I would have to have truffles.  I would have to have dry aged meat.  I would have to have game birds.  I would not regret eating a whole piece of banana cream pie.”,

but will it come sooner than he thinks.

I love Emirl and started watching his cooking shows 20 years ago.  He was the first chef since Julia Childs that caught my attention with his charisma in the kitchen.  Having said that, over the years I have watched less and less Emirl as my cooking and eating styles have changed.  No more can I indulge in the rich sauces, fatty meats and heavy creams that make up much of the “Bam!” cooking style of Emirl.  My body just can’t handle it and neither can his.  We have a good record of his physical appearance over the last 20 years with the archives of all of his cooking show.  The pictures show how his cooking and eating habits have served his health and I have to say, “I don’t think he is doing so well.”  He looks tired, puffy, overweight and sounds short of breath.  Yes we all age but these do not have to be normal aging symptoms.  Like Paula Deen and her recent admission to Type 2 diabetes, Emirl is probably suffering from cardiovascular disease and other ailments caused by poor diet.  It is sad to think that the very thing that he has built his life around will probably be the thing that ultimately kills him.  The good news is, it is never to late to make positive change in your diet.  In cases where the damage one has done to their body is advanced, a more radical diet change would of course be necessary to see significant improvement, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if a high profile chef like Emirl Lagasse made dramatic change to the way he cooked and ate and then shared it with the world…  before it is too late.

Livin’ Like Livvey Blog Mission

This is Melissa, Livvey’s mom and my mission with helping my ten year old daughter start a blog has it’s roots in my desire to be a good mother.  I have always felt that some of the greatest gifts I could give my daughter and only child, are a desire to learn and be inquisitive, a desire to take care of her mind and body, good communications skills and all the love and attention I can provide her.  These may seem like simple desires that most parents would want for their children but it turns out that these things don’t come automatically without some hard work in today’s society.  There are many things that my child is exposed to everyday that work against my goals, tv, the internet, video games, junk food, commercials, peer influence, bullies etc.  So instead of leaving it up to a hope and a wish I decided from the moment I saw her to be proactive in all these categories and help lay the ground work for her success.

This blog not only gives me the opportunity to talk about what we are doing at home to instill positive habits and lifestyle choices in our life but for her to learn communications skills and how to express her viewpoints about what she is learning and going through.

We plan to share with you what we have learned from countless friends, associates, professionals, kids and parents about living healthy and how implementing their advice into our lives has affected us and influenced others.  We plan to continue to post a lot of videos on Youtube to help encourage others to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle, but also more interviews of people we respect that are Livin Like Livvey.  So please, stay tuned and let us know how we are doing, we love the feedback.

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