Thursday, August 7, 2008

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
~George Eliot

So this morning, while browsing through the abundance of news, I came across two rather shocking things. The first of these things, was that our mayor has been thrown in jail. Very nice huh? I'm glad I don't actually live in Detroit, what an embarrassment.

The second really disturbed me even more, because I care so much about my healthy lifestyle. Check out this article. It says, that in 40 years, if the current trend continues, everyone in the United States will be obese. Now I don't know about you, but something like that baffles me. I understand that they are giving an "if situation" basically saying if we see the same increase in the next 40 years as we do in the previous 40 years it will happen. But I don't think it's possible, I think people are much more aware of the epidemic, and there are many more people who are eating healthy and taking charge of their health. I think we will see a decrease in the trend over the next 40 years, in my opinion. What do you think?

Also along that lines, I've been meaning to share this article with you also. Kinda goes hand in hand with the above said epidemic. Look at the pictures of those hamburgers. Just looking at them, and thinking about how much calories and fat are in them make me sick. Whew.

Ok, onto other things. I've been tinkering with the idea of going back to school. I'm one of those rare people who actual enjoy school (I know, I know, very odd!), I enjoy the challenge, enjoy learning new things.

I've been tinkering with going back to become a registered dietitian so I can become a nutritionist. It's just a field that interests me so much, I feel like I would be such a help to people who were in desperate need (but who didn't always want help). Just something I was thinking about, nothing I've committed to, but wanted to throw it out there.

As far as the weight front things are going good. I'm having another day where I'm feeling like a balloon today, and I have no idea why. I'm thinking my cycle is all out of whack because of my new running schedule, that's the only thing I can attribute it to. The scale showed 144 this morning, after a couple days of high 142-low 143. So it's echoing my feeling of being bloated. I'm ok with that.

My maintenance plan is going good. The only thing I haven't quite gotten down yet is the eating after 9p thing. I was so good about this for so long, but as I've gotten into running (and with summer being here), I seem to not be able to sit down to eat dinner til 730 or 800. So by the time I want a snack it's after 9p. Do I honestly need a snack? Probably not, I guess I just need to get over the mentality that I do. I think alot of it is mental.

But I have been doing good listening to my body and only eating when I'm hungry, and I've been doing well not eating out of the container. Yesterday I had some frosted mini wheats, and instead of eating out of the bag, I put a handful in a bowl and took it to the couch. Sometimes it's hard, and it's a hard habit to break, but I'm working with it.

But other than that, nothing terribly exciting here. I plan to run 3.5 miles tonight, and I'm looking forward to it, since the weather is finally cooling off a little bit. It's only a high of 80 today, and no humidity. Can't wait.

One fruit that I am just loving right now are Bananas. They are a fruit that when I was counting points, and especially when I was trying to lose I did not eat, because I refused to spend 2-3 points on a banana. I love Bananas! If you've never tried it, try slicing them, and freezing them for 1-2 hours. They taste just like ice cream. Very yummy!

So I think that is it from the peanut gallery today, but talk to you guys soon!


Andrew is getting fit said...

Going back to school sounds great. :)

Kathy said...

It's chatty Kate today! lol! I'm afraid the Mayor has made some errors in judgment that are gonna come back to bite him in the posterior. And just as Detroit and Michigan in general need strong leadership!

I think you would be a fantastic nutrition counselor! Look at how much you've learned from first hand experience! And empathy is always important when dealing with people with eating concerns. Having turned your own eating habits around, you would set a great example for others.

I think even scarier than the hamburgers are the fat and calorie laden salads that people believe are healthy and they aren't! At least you can look at the burgers and know you would be making a serious mistake eating one!

Caroline said...

I know it's been forever since I've been able to comment, but I'm back! First off, I want to say that I think you're doing a great job on your maintenance plan. I can only imagine how tough it is to try to figure out maintenance after being on the "loss" wagon for so long, and I think you're doing a good job of keep your head straight and not letting a few higher numbers freak you out completely as you try to deal with it.

Those articles you linked to are really interesting. And the pictures of the hamburgers made me sick to my stomach. Yuck! Chris and I went to Andy's for lunch yesterday and they have the "Big A" burger challenge on their menu. It's 50 oz. of beef and if you can eat it in under 30 minutes, you get it for free. Right, along with bypass surgery. Ugh. Anyway, have you also heard the stuff going around recently about how Obama might turn people off because he's so healthy?? They're saying because he's skinny and basically won't eat junk food that some Americans might be turned off. I don't care if he's Democrat, Republican or Marsian... that is ridiculous and such a sad statement about our country!

MizFit said...

my .02? dont fret about eating after 9 IF IT IS IN YOUR FOOD PLAN FOR THE DAY!!

TB--Milwaukee said...

Thanks for the food porn. I would love a big juicy burger right about now. I agree that in 40 years, we all won't be overweight. Seems that there is a big health kick and A LOT can change in 40 years!

You're doing so great on maintenance...thanks for continuing to be an inspiration. I'm lacking in motivation right about now and seem to be too busy to keep everything a float.