Tuesday, August 31, 2010

health rant.

Stupid freaking lobbyists!
makers of disgusting, toxic, poisonous food.

I know I work at freaking Taco Bell. I know that because these disgusting types of food that America makes, I have a job. But it still disgusts me that things are this way.

Okay. I absolutely believe in Agency. (I'd think this is obvious.)
I believe that people must make decisions for themselves, including and
especially food and health decisions. I know that it is up to each individual to
decide what they will and will not eat or drink, and how active they want to be.

HOWEVER. That does not freaking mean that the government, and these companies of such disgusting food can just be like, "well, we make this, and advertise the shizzzz out of it to you and alllll of the children in America, and use our lobbyists to keep good food out of schools, and make horrible absolutely UNhealthy food seem healthy to an uneducated person because of the wording we use, but, its up to YOU. YOU can choose not to eat it."

really? really. Just like the argument I've heard when parents say that they want their children to make their own decision about religion, they dont want to influence them in any way.
WELL, if you REALLY want your kid to make an EDUCATED decision, your child needs to be taught BOTH sides. And I know, and you know, that they are going to be taught DAMN well what Satan's side of it is. Do you really think that if YOU dont teach your child the truth, and good virtues, that they're going to learn it anywhere else? well guess what, they're NOT.

Yes, General Mills cereal is made with "whole grains" (That's what the G is on the cereal, right? ugh). well, guess what...the number one ingredient (listed first, as in it has the highest percentage out of allll the ingredients) is still SUGAR. And those stupid "sensible solution" things on labels? SO many of those products are still made with hydrogenated oils! Just because a package of Ritz crackers doesnt have AS MUCH fat, oil, salt, etc as a bag of potato chips hardly makes it a "sensible solution." Wanna know what the definition of "sensible" is?

Chosen in accordance with wisdom or prudence; likely to be of benefit
I can guarantee that those Ritz crackers are NOT going to be of benefit to your body!

And those STUPID high fructose corn syrup commercials, trying to make it sound like its not bad. Yeah, I'm sure that if people ACTUALLY used it in moderation, it might not be so bad. But guess what? They DON'T. Its in just about every freaking thing on the grocery shelves! THAT'S A BAD THING!

Have you guys seen Bedtime Stories?
I know it was supposed to be humorous and stuff the way Courtney Cox Arquette's character fed her kids...but I am pretty much planning on my kids getting to grade school without ever having eaten a marshmallow or fast food hamburger.

Whole food is GOOD.
I can absolutely no longer understand the logic behind putting such disgusting, poisonous, overly processed foods into our bodies, and ESPECIALLY into our CHILDREN'S bodies.

I don't even care anymore if I seem extreme about it. Because I know of people who would still be shocked at MY diet. I am just so disgusted with America and our obesity rate, especially in kids, and how normal it is to be fat!
(yeah, celebrities are still thin, but when you walk down the street you KNOW its pretty darn common for the majority of people to be FAT.)
I seriously, seriously would put in my vote for being allowed to refuse to sell fast food to morbidly obese people, same way you have to refuse alcohol to someone who's drank too much.
(not that I think ANYONE should be eating fast food, but if you cant even walk because you weigh so much, I feel pretty confident that you have had MORE than your share of gross food!)

Gosh, lets just be HEALTHY! PLEEEASE!!!
and not eat garbage! remember how the whole reason we're here is to gain a body?
Well some people are hurting their bodies with their food choices just as much or more so than people who drink and/or smoke.

I'm done. I seriously feel like I could go on forever.

Monday, August 30, 2010

chop :)

Once upon a time, I had really short hair:

Then it progressively got longer. I recently cut it.
However, it just isnt enough!
Isn't it funny when you look back on having a certain feeling,
and think "how could I have ever felt that way?"
then, when it comes back, you're like "what the heck, first, how did I NOT feel
that way, and second how did I forget what it felt like?"
[if this isnt making sense, relate it to being hungry, then eating thanksgiving dinner,
starving the next day.]

I, however, am not feeling feelings in relation to food.
I am feeling the need to CHOP THE HAIR OOOFFFFFFFFFF.
annnddd,,.it shall be happening in a mere few hours.
I shall show you soon!!!

ta da!

Friday, August 20, 2010

more nutrition mumbo jumbo :)

Evan was able to find a company that we could get internet through without signing a contract :]

So for a few different reasons, we are seriously considering finding a new place when our contract with The Village expires this December. One of my new number one reasons:

We want to get a ball python sooooo bad. We spent a good 45 minutes at petsmart today and talked to this reptile expert pretty much lol about lots of different kinds of snakes. We were always thinking a ball python, and still think that thats what we'll go with. I think a blood python (pretty much the same thing but, go figure, with red coloring) would be cool too. Evan doesnt want a species that gets TOO big, and these pythons only get 4-6 feet, usually closer to 4, (vs most boas which get 8-10 ft) so thats what we're planning on :] We're thinking of getting that as both of our Christmas presents...we will seeee!

Anyway, just wanted to share that. However! the topic I planned is actually: nutrition.
This is, of course, a rant of my thoughts.
Today we went grocery shopping and I have decided that I absolutely love looking at other people's groceries to see what they're buying. Think of it as an extension of people watching...
Its pretty interesting how obvious the conclusion is: You buy crappy food, you get fat. You look fat, there's a good chance you have crappy food in that cart of yours.

I feel that there are definitely different levels of healthy eating. However, in my opinion, there is no excuse to drink soda. It really grosses me out how normal it is to drink that crap; it seems that very select few people dont. Same goes for hydrogenated oils, but given how its in just about every packaged food, just about everybody eats those as well. Evan's Exercise Science teacher said that he thinks foods like Hostess, Little Debbies, donuts, oreos, etc. should be taxed the same way tobacco is. I AGREE. Isn't it amazing that in that today we have sooo much more knowledge concerning diabetes and obesity than we did 10 years ago, yet we are even fatter now than we were then. Its quite pathetic.
Anyway, different levels. I can feel myself getting a bit more ridiculous as time goes on, I will admit. I don't look down at people just because they eat things I wouldn't. (To a point, see above)
I don't eat sugar, so that excludes lots and lots of different foods. But thats a pretty big decision, and not always the easiest, (though it is, actually, quite a bit easier than I anticipated) and I would never really expect everyone to do that. I think the worst part of my diet is eating out with Evan. I *try* to get healthier stuff....but I know too much about restaurants to actually convince myself that ANYTHING they serve is actually "healthy".
So, I work at Taco Bell, and something that I have recently thought about that really, REALLY disgusts me: The crap that people feed their KIDS. People will come and buy their kids a "cheese roll kids meal". This consists of: a 6.5" white tortilla with cheese (not even 100% cheese) melted onto it, cinnamon twists, (deep fried puffs with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on them) and a drink, which is MOST often rootbeer or sierra mist, but even if its not carbonated, its pure sugar-zero juice pink lemonade or fruit punch. and THIS is what they are feeding a CHILD, up to 8 or 9 but sometimes as young as 2. And this is one of their main meals. Really? A TWO YEAR OLD? who is growing constantly and needs absolutely every vitamin and mineral you can convince them to eat? and you're giving them that crap...oh it pisses me off.
Anyway, not much point to this post...just some of my thoughts. I will (hopefully) start posting more often with actual worthwhile subject matter.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Its been days.

So, as many might already know, The Village's internet has been shut dooown, besides [crappy] wifi in the clubhouse. Luckily, Evan and I upgraded our phones...(beautiful, eh?) ...along with a data package about a week before that happened. So I am able to check facebook, email etc quite easily. Blogs, however, not so easy. Thus, long time since I have posted anything.

First and foremost, 2 babies have been introduced into the world!
a beeeautiful niece (congrats to Dustin and Sue)
Sofia Grace Hill

as well as a wonderful friends little boy!
Gavin Dell Westmoreland
Congrats Brad and Amy!

As far mine and Evan's life, we payed off the rest of our cruise, which is happening at the beginning of December, and we also bought our plane tickets to get us to Florida, and booked our hotel in Tampa! CANNOT FREAKING WAIT. Our 2 year anniversary will oh so conveniently land right in the middle of the 5 day cruise :]

I have been running for a few months now I think. I am falling more and more in love with it! I have always absolutely DETESTED running, but I am so glad to finally be enjoying it.
On that note, I know its only been a few months, so its not like I've gone through all too many running songs, but my absolutely favorite thus far is this.
It does not at ALL reflect my actual taste in music, but man I can run forever to it.
Well, hope thats an interesting enough update for the next little while...hopefully the internet will return soon!