Friday, July 22, 2011

Processed People

The statistics are terrifying.

Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. 24 million people are diabetic. Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death for men and women, followed by stroke and obesity-related cancers. Obesity is about to overtake tobacco as the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in the United States.

60% of bankruptcies are caused by what has become known as “medical debt.”

Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many Americans into a sick, uninformed, indebted, “processed” people.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Alarming News!

Gotcha! I had to make an interesting headline no?

Well anyways, it worked - I have your attention. I wanted to make sure you all read my post below. Its form anemail I received today from EWG. They have examined the impact of Americans' eating habits on health and the environment. So here you go, the "eye-opening results"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lisa the Vegetarian

Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? 
Lisa: No. 
Homer: Ham? 
Lisa: No. 
Homer: Pork chops? 
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal. 
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

Lisa: When will all those fools learn that you can be perfectly healthy simply eating vegetables, fruits, grains and cheese.
Apu: Oh, cheese!
Lisa: You don't eat cheese, Apu
Apu: No I don't eat any food that comes from an animal.
Lisa: Ohh, then you must think I'm a monster!
Apu: Yes indeed I do think that. But, I learned long ago Lisa to tolerate others rather than forcing my beliefs on them. You know you can influence people without badgering them always. 

A Very Cool Idea

How many of you would think that you could avoid a grocery store for a year? Sound crazy right? Well maybe not so much, and after reading this I think that it may actually be more doable than not.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Now THIS is what a Woman should look like

Not a twig with no shape, not a hard, cut athletic figure, but someone with curves, who is toned and soft, with hips and a bust ... this is my inspiration.


This is British glamour model Kelly Brooks and she is what women should feel to look like ... not this:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reality Check - July 14, 2011

Looks like I have a ways to go ... but me at 94 lbs would just gross, so I am aiming for 115, been there before and looked great.  

So far the 1200 cal per day diet has been pretty easy, and its been great for me to really see what I have been eating and what my habits have been. I seem to be over on my sugars almost daily due to fruit, so I am not beating myself up over that at all. Carbs and fats have been in check every days and on those days that I have been over on calories, its been due to alcohol. 

So bye, bye booze,  its been fun, but we have to break up for a bit.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Love is in the air ...

Woooooo! Hubby and I got HITCHED! Thanks to a Little While Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip - July 7,2011