A Wish

Sunday, February 05, 2012

It's never gonna happen, but I wish...

There was specialized "zoning" for fast food joints. It kills me that in the shopping center that houses my gym, there are also 3 fast food places. If I'm having a tough (weak will-power) day, I will honestly avoid the gym just to make sure that I also avoid temptation.

Junk food was available only in JUNK FOOD STORES. Just like (at least in this area), alcohol is available only in liquor stores. I guarantee, junk food causes just as many addictions and deaths each year as alcohol. Yet, I can't go down a single aisle in a grocery store or drug store, without facing at least one "end-cap" display featuring poisonous temptations. I dread the grocery store every time I have to go, because I know I will spend the entire time fighting that inner battle: "but you don't NEED a Peanut Butter Snickers", "but I really really WANT one", "but it does not support your goals", "but I really REALLY want one"..... And don't even get me started on the childhood obesity epidemic and the pressure moms are under if we ever dare try to navigate the supermarket WITH our children in tow.

I doubt these things will ever happen. But then again, ONE of my past wishes was granted, thanks to DVR - the ability to fast-forward through junk-food commercials. So hey, I'll keep dreaming, and you never know!

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    What did Junk Food ever do to you, Nat??????
    3307 days ago
    i totally 2nd your wish!
    3319 days ago
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    there was an article in the local paper the other day talking about removing all junk food/soda pops from grocery stores and setting an age limit to them like alcohol. it was interesting to read about it. it was more to do with sugar then fast food but interesting non the less and kind of related to what you are saying. and I am not sure if it was the article or a friend who mentioned that there should be zoning rules for fast food joints. so it one could not be within an x mile radious of another! I think THAT would be awesome!

    I agree we need to do something about this "epidemic" and I am so glad I am learning about healthy eating now so I can fix the past I lived and teach my children health not quick and easy! You have been doing awesome! keep up the great work!
    3319 days ago
    I work at a major department store, and I see temptation EVERY DAY...if you are having a major craving, it will generally pass within a few minutes if you just will take a deep breath and meditate for a few moments. I know it is hard, and there really is temptation around every corner, even in your own home, or at least mine. The cravings decrease and become easier to resist over time. Unfortunately, we will never live in a world where fast food doesn't temp us, unless we turn hang in there, you can do this....but the world isn't going to change. The change is inside YOU, and you are strong enough to do this. emoticon
    3319 days ago
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