Thursday, March 28, 2013

Love Yourself, but...

Always a but in there isn't there?

Love the body you have.. BUT... recognize that you deserve more and deserve a healthier body. Accepting your body for the way it is only leads to complacency. Love it, but don't accept it as is.

I am putting together some Before and After pictures for a project I'm working on. When I was tasked with finding more "before" pictures, my friends and family all said the same thing: "You didn't like your picture being taken."

Sadly the same is still true for me "after." It just forces me to realize that this will never be done - I should love myself but always strive to improve myself.

Here's some shots I found - enjoy while I cringe!

And for an after, and still improving...

Monday, March 4, 2013


Yes, that means NO CHANGE. I am still at 170, holding strong. Yeah - I'm happy to maintain, but I am not okay with mainting right here. I've went back to the basics - logging every single thing that enters my mouth, because unless I know I'm eating 100% on plan and still maintaining, I will not accept the reasoning that this is the weight my body wants to be at. I have been a little slacking in tracking & sticking to 1200 calories.

Off topic, earlier I was reading this on Yahoo! and was excited about the fact someone finally recognized you can be fat and malnourished at the same time. I absolutely loved the following excerpt:

In the film, New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle notes that the price of processed foods has decreased by 40 percent since 1980 while the price of fruit and vegetables has gone up by the same amount. The price disparity has helped drive the obesity epidemic, especially among low-income groups, she contends.
HOWEVER! They totally lost me here:

Some of the solutions proposed in "A Place at the Table" include expanding food stamps, ensuring that all children who qualify for free school lunches have access to them, implementing nutrition education, reexamining farm subsidies, and revising guidelines for federal food assistance.
No. No no no no no. We do not need to expand food stamps. In the same subject, we do not need to allow food stamps to BUY processed foods. What say we actually limit the food stamps to buying healthy, nutritious, unprocessed foods. How about the government stop backing the processed food industry.

Why is it that people are going hungry and no one wants to talk about it? Is it because of shame? Or is it because our government likes us this way - corn syrup ingesting, GMO-loving, processed food junkies?