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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Food is a double edged sword. It can be the source of nutrition and vitality or it can be a slow poison. I learned this over the last year. I travelled across the border to Buffalo for school. Being away from home meant eating out for a few days a week.

I quickly realized, (trying to survive on a student budget) that the meals in the schools cafeteria were cheap! So I ate there instead of packing a lunch. I tried to opt for salads but all the warm filing meals were pasta, fried noodles, FRIED chicken. When things were baked they were loaded with cheese and cream sauces. At the time I thought "how lucky am I to have access to all this great food". I don't know what I was thinking. It wasn't long I started to feel awful.

I realize now how food can be a slow poison. Sugars turn to 'alcohol' in the body when they are digested (in a simplistic way of thinking) no wonder we get addicted to them. I could never figure out why I was so addicted to roasts and deli meats and cheese, but I have read studies that have discussed how they have known that sugars trigger the same receptors in the brain as some drugs, and they are now learning that high fat foods can do the same!

So what really angers me is this. I see commercials on TV all the time showing sizzling-crispy-juicy food items that are SUPER CHEAP. Chicken breasts...(deep fried) two for .99 cents! Seriously how can they afford to pay the farmer, the trucking, the storage, the workers and handlers for .99 cents! That should be a big hint! What are we eating? These food will kill us in the end. It will be a very slow painfully emotional and physical death. Being morbidly obese as I am affects those around me and it sells me short on the life I was given to live. Canadian and Americans alike are concerned about their health care. If they really want to make a difference and impact the healthcare system do something about the commercials and the sale of these addicting foods. It should be criminal to sell something that is so bad for people. Other drugs are illegal... why not the contamination of otherwise healthy food by saturating them in fats!?

I know these foods are tempting because they taste good, they look good, they are cheap and convenient... but only for a few minutes. You won't be happy you ate them later. Everytime I see one of those commercials and I'm feeling a little weak or overtired...I repeat out-loud GREEN APPLE GREEN APPLE!

Green apples: crispy, juicy, nutritious, cheap, convenient the color of health, wealth and prosperity!

Take the crunch and say no to drugs!



Member Since: 1/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,512

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To fit into my prom dress once again...(yes, it's STILL stylish)

In the shorter term to wear my "button up" jeans on my birthday in August.

In the shortest term...to be the best I can be on a daily basis.




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I count calories as recommended by SP nutrition tracker.

I meet the minimum fitness goals as set by the tracker.





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  • v NEVA42
    Thank you for your letter to the Doctors. I sent one in about a month ago. I haven't heard from them anyway. I thought maybe I better write them again. I appreciate your writing also and I thank you very much. I hope I hear from some one soon also. emoticon emoticon
    3902 days ago
  • v BROWREN
    Don't let my SparkPoints and Fitness Minutes fool you. I have been a SP member for over two years and I've found collecting SparkPoints very addicting. I'm also working hard to lose the 23 lbs that found me again when I took a Spark Break for about nine months within those two years. I'm still working hard to lose the last 5.5 lbs that found me again at a slow but steady pace. During the time that I was away I learned that I can't do it without SP and tracking my food & fitness. I need targets and without them I just go back to my less active ways and eating junk food. You too can get there, just give it time.
    3902 days ago
  • v MAYLINGSNW
    hi chiquitahgurl, thanks for adding me to your friends list...hope all is well with you.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3903 days ago
  • v VABCHLOSER
    Thanks and thanks for adding me to your sparkfriend list!! Good luck to you!
    3905 days ago
  • v no profile image PJC1967
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and thanks for stopping by my page. I wish you all the luck on your weight loss I know it isn't easy but, I am here for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3912 days ago
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