Monday, February 23, 2009

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Monday, February 23, 2009
Warning: Contents May Be Offensive To Some...Current mood: thoughtfulCategory: Blogging
But they are my own views, and a lady angered me, so I'm venting! So I'm at the commissary, at the self check, finishing up, putting my bags into my cart. The lady behind me gets into my personal space and is like pushing me along. Mind you that I did notice this lady earlier with her daughter, and I was thinking that they could make healthier choices than what they were putting in their cart, but anyways...Well, looking at her food choices, it got my mind going(oh, no!) and I'm looking at her and her daughter, who looks to be 13 or 14, but her waist is larger than mine. Those who know me, know I'm a big girl, and no teenager should be bigger than me. A lot of stuff in her cart has high fat and MSG(bad, bad) and there is hardly any fruits or vegetables...they had a bag of red potatoes. With all this information out there about how we should be teaching our children healthier habits, you think people would start caring. Aren't are children and their health worth that little extra? I wish my parents didn't have so much crap in the house when I was growing up, then maybe I wouldn't be struggling so much now with my weight. I mean, really, all this stuff is on the news and in magazines. If your waist is larger than 35 inches, you should really be worried about heart health. I'm pushing it right now, my waist is 33 1/2 inches. When Bella was sick, I started doing more research on MSG, and it's bad stuff, people. And it's in almost everything. Soups, flavored chips, pre-made dips, bouillon, bbq sauce, salad dressing, etc. In the 3 weeks I was home with Bella, I cut everything that had msg out of our diets, and lost 2 pounds without eating less or working out. MSG tricks your body into thinking that it's getting more protien and then it produces more insulin...which if not used, turns into fat. I have PCOS, and my body already produces too much insulin, so it's really bad for me. Anyways...I just got angry at this lady, and in being angry at her my mind starts going into overdrive...I know, it's not usually a good thing. But looking at her daughter, it just made me sad. Because her mom isn't teaching her good eating habits, she suffers. Is that really fair? As a mom, I don't want my children having weight issues or struggling with food when they grow up. I want the best for them, to me, they are so worth it. I have people tell me all the time that healthy food is too expensive. When I changed our food lists, it's not that much of a difference. I think I spend an extra $30 a month. My kids are worth it, and so is my health. Okay, vent over. I hope I didn't anger or offend anyone. I do love and care about everyone who is able to read my blog, and these are only my views. Thank you for taking the time to read:o)
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Absolutely no offense!!! We've discussed this topic before a time or two. It saddens me as well to see an obese person or family together food shopping and/or eating out and they are eating crap.I know it's their life and their business, but sometimes I so badly want to say, hey, those Twinkies and Doritos are so bad for you!! This is why cancer is so common, because we consumer too many ready-made, heavily processed foods! Word of advice peeps...more fruits, veggies, homemade cake/muffins/etc. vs. store made with preservatives and other junk. READ THE LABELS OF WHAT YOU EAT!!!! Eat organic when possible.Shop Trader Joe's when possible and save a TON!!! Thanks for the rant! And just remember, we can't save everyone.:o)
Posted by Shannon on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:15 PM [Reply to this] [Remove] [Block User]


Speaking of Organic, the commissary has organic tortilla chips by Mission. And they only cost$1.89:o) I got that and some wholly guacamole(thanks to you) and had that for my snack today.Yummy!
Posted by julie on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 2:19 PM [Reply to this] [Remove] [Block User]


i couldn't agree with you more. i make my kiddos eat healthy, too. my parents always, always had sugar cereals and junk in my house. i didn't know that i what i was eating was *too* terribly bad for me. we don't keep that junk in our house. sure, we splurge. who doesn't? no offense taken here, sweet<3. and it is so sad when you see overweight children..smoochesmiranda
Posted by miranda. on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:52 PM [Reply to this] [Remove] [Block User]


My kids and myself do splurge, you know I love finger foods:o) But I try to make everything and when we do eat store bought, I'm reading labels. Except with Krispy Kremes, I guess I should be looking those up. I know they're bad, but we only eat them every once in awhile. Everything in moderatin, right? Thanks for the comment.
Posted by julie on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 1:48 PM [Reply to this] [Remove] [Block User]


This was not offensive at all! I know I am not the healthiest person, but when I see people who obviously overendulge at every meal, it make me kinda sad for them! When people complain that eating healthier is more expensive, that is bull poop! Because if you think about it a bag of apples is so much cheaper than a box of hostess! soo it is really more about quality over quantity! And another thing is people want to sit around and eat hostess cakes all day and never get up and do as much as take a walk.When I was growing up we did not have alot of money, so we did what most people did back then and had Hamburger helper every night! HOW am I still alive?
Posted by Kimberly on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 6:18 PM [Reply to this] [Remove] [Block User]


No more Hamburger helper, it also has MSG. I was shocked, because I wanted to make something quick, but when I read the ingredients, I put it back and got organic roasted tomatoes, organic kidney beans, ground turkey, onion, garlic and some whole grain pasta and made goulash.It was yummy and the kids loved it! It also took as long as hamburger helper would've taken, just healthier:o) thanks for you comment!
Posted by julie on Monday, February 23, 2009 - 8:02 PM [Reply to this] [Remove] [Block User]