Re-Welcome, Re-Themed, and Re-Vamped

Well, here we go again with a new blog!  This time I really know what I want to do so this will give me more of an incentive to no only be more consistant with my posting, but (and much more importantly) lose weight and if I can motivate other people throughout my journey, that would make me even more thrilled.

I have been a weight watchers member for over 5 years now, and I did really well the first week of the new PointsPlus program, but unfortunately due to Christmas and (in my therapist’s words) my bad case of the “F*ck it” mentality, I am sure I’ve gained all that I lost back.  So I will have to see come next Tuesday at my weigh in, the damage I have done.  I really need to get this weight off for my health, and if I keep going the way I am my symptoms will probably get worse.  I just need to find that nitch that keeps me motivated to keep going.  I will be the first to admit that I have no will power which is a big downfall of mine so I am in search of something to help keep me grounded in realizing that what I am putting into my body is NOT REAL FOOD and can do a LOT OF DAMAGE to my health.  I recently saw Supersize Me on TV ( I had seen it when it first came out on DVD, but that was a few years ago) and it reminded me how disgusting that food really is.  I forgot that he showed that Chicken McNuggets used to be made from old hens that couldn’t produce eggs anymore, and now they are made from chickens with breasts that are too big, they are chopped up and mixed with a ton of preservatives and other crap then molded in to “meat-like shapes,” battered, partially deep fried, frozen, then sent to the stores where they deep fry them again.  Yummy! I must say I am much like a kid in that I like things like chicken nuggets but I can get organic ones every now and then at the store.  Ones made with actual real food. Go figure!  So my goal, is to not only to lose weight and eat less, but to eat more natural and local “real” foods. 

It’s sad to me that we even have words like real and organic, tied with our food because there are other countries where that’s just the way it is.  They don’t use pestisides and preservatives and they do more than sit on their butts for 8 hours a day at the computer only to come home and sit another 8 hours watching tv and mindlessly eating in front of the TV.

Well, I’m going to stop there for now, I’m off my soap box, and I shouldn’t be on it too often.  That’s not what this blog is for.  I just can tend to get off on a tangent every now and then so, there ya go!



About Shannon

I'm a 30 something Disney Addict, Healthy Living enthusiast finding my way in California's capital.
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2 Responses to Re-Welcome, Re-Themed, and Re-Vamped

  1. >First of all, I LOVE your background! My site is so boring haha! I love that it's bright and healthy!! I agree with you wholeheartedly on the "organic" food issue. Why can't it all just be good food and not crap!? There are so many things wrong with that industry. We have a garden, and we're going to revamp the snot out of it this coming year!Good job on restarting and recommitting. I can't wait to take the journey together!!Melanie

  2. Shannon says:

    >Thanks Melanie! I love the background too! It was one of the choices they had for the layouts and the colors are so vibrant and make me want to eat vegetables so I figured, that would be perfect! I am glad to take this journey with you too! It'll be fun reading/supporting eachother's blogs!

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