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FFF Challenge W16 D3, 4, & 5.


Friday, February 08, 2013

Wow. It's getting harder and harder to find things I love about myself. I want to succeed in this challenge though. So here goes:

Day3: I love that I am fairly open minded, and willing to try new things.
Day4: I love that I am persistent, and when I sink my teeth into something (especially physical or mental job), I usually can get it whipped into shape. I am the one at work that the problematic research type problems usually get thrown at because I do not stop until it is done.
Day5: I love that I am a good friend, and regardless what is going in my life, I can usually always be there for those I love.

Thanks to RyderB, I finally watched Hungry for Change. I want to watch it again. It made such good sense. I think I might watch it once a day every day for the first few weeks to keep me on track. You see I don't much like veggies. I am hoping I can get to a point where I do like them. I recommend this video to anyone who is thinking about trying to eat clean, and natural. It is an eye opener.

I was so pumped after watching this documentary (which by the way, didn't advocate any one product or book, etc.)! I wanted to watch another. So I scanned through and found Vegucation. I DO NOT recommend this one. I couldn't finish watching it. I thought this would be a harmless video where they showed how three folks learned to love veggies. It showed many clips of animal cruelty, and ultimately how they slaughter animals. I turned it off, and cried. I didn't know it happened like that. I blindly believed that we were humane in the ways we produced our meats/dairy/cheese/fish. It was a good eye opener, as I have always been borderline vegetarian. Of course it was one sided... showing the worse of that process. I do understand that we have to control the population of some animals (deer), and please understand I am not knocking people who do believe in this. I am just saying that after that eye opener.... I'm going to look to other foods for the nutrients I would have derived from meats and dairy, and eat the conventional meats/dairy in very rare circumstances.

And to end this blog on a good note:





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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 2/10/2013 8:30AM

    A~

Great you are trying to add more veggies!

If I don't feel like cooking, I make a Crudités platter and leave it on the counter for all to partake.

Don't think just broccoli and carrots! I use raw yellow and green squash, cucumbers slivers of radishes etc to spice it up. If I have time and feel ambitious, I lightly steam green beens and/or asparagus. You can do all the cutting ahead of time and keep in ziploc bags in the fridge for the week (all except the cucumbers!! I find they get mushy if I let them sit!)

I serve it with with a dip made from fat free greek yogurt and a pack of powdered ranch flavoring. No fat and it tastes decadent!

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RYDERB 2/8/2013 2:55PM

    If cake went straight to your/my boobs, I would have spent my life face down on the ground. emoticon
I'm not sure I understand what point ADARKARA is trying to make. emoticon
I think that it's important for us to learn as much as possible about what we're putting into our bodies, and where it comes from. That includes the veggies & fruits. And to make informed choices about the companies that we want to support. We vote with our wallets. The Costco by our house, now carries all kinds of organic products, veggies, and organic or natural meats. You can't change the world or lose weight in one day, but you can do it, one choice and one day at a time.
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JCARDINAL 2/8/2013 2:28PM

    Loved the cartoons!!

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ADARKARA 2/8/2013 10:07AM

    I have to say that all documentaries have agendas, so they tailor their slant the way they want you to think. Not ALL animals raised for meat are mistreated, and eating vegetables and grains only does not guarantee the non-harming of animals, when you look at the way pesticides and harvesting equipment are used and destroy habitats. Neither way of eating is 'evil' in general, and both sides have their negatives.

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/8/2013 8:59AM

    I have never watched that video either.... I loved your cartoons .. too funny !

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