Thursday, August 16, 2012
I am embarrassed to admit that I am setting myself up for personal diet failure. Worse than that, I am setting a terrible example for my children. Self obsessed for all the wrong reasons… there is no reason to be obsessed with how my body looks but rather how healthy my body is and the importance of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. The main idea of healthy is to be, well, healthy.
I want to point out something that annoyed me today. I was watching Fox 25 news (MA) and they had a segment about “Eating like THE King”…books about Elvis and how he ate. I know that many love the king, and so sorry to offend, but he did get fat. Hollywood images are very skinny, I am convinced none of them eat, that they actually hook themselves up to nourishing IV’s so they don’t die. We are sold skinny all day, every day, BUT we are also sold food in immense portions with too much sugar, fat and overall yummy butter and oils. Even if we cook for ourselves and grill our food, we are smothering our food with dressings that Bobby Flay has shown us to make. What is my point about the books…here it is, the King ate poorly. He smothered food in chocolate and stuffed French toast with cream cheese. Pastry was at the top of his list and this book gives you recipes to actually eat like this at home. As the saying goes…eat like a King for breakfast, a Queen for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. We are fat because we think King means heavy carbs, sugars, and added fats…we forget that it means a healthy mix of everything.
Here it is, my goals that I am sharing with the spark community…
1.) I will set a healthy example for my children by NOT complaining about how fat my body is, eating a healthy and moderate diet, and maintaining a healthy exercise routine.
2.) Change the amount of lazy days I have and reduce the trips to Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds for breakfast, Chinese food lunches and Mall smoothies.
3.) Promote healthy play for my younger children by shutting off the TV, adding outdoor park time and nature walks just for fun.
Hopefully this will result in weight loss, I have caused a painful foot condition that is pleasantly caused by being overweight. My goal for myself and my body is to reach a healthy physique, I am done looking for a specific weight since I am convinced that there is no formula that truly can depict what is right for each of us.
Thanks for reading!