I know, I know. How boring that would be!
But when I get on an obsessive kick over something I notice it everywhere.
Hubby and I have started eating healthier. We are avoiding processed foods as much as possible. Organic. Natural. Fruits. Veggies. This is a HUGE lifestyle change for us and it's been fairly painful for hubby. I did manage to find some organic blue corn tortilla chips that aren't too horribly bad for him though.
So we went grocery shopping yesterday (see my rant below about stealing - Same trip) and it's like taking a 5 year old..."Can I have donuts?" "Can I have pizza?" "Can I have a whole loaf of white bread?" NO!
As we're going along in the pasta aisle, where I found some whole wheat lasagna noodles, I saw a woman, who was beyond large, with her young daughter. Their cart was full of Pop Tarts, Chocolate Chip waffles, and all other kinds of sugary processed foods. And I was so sad and a little angry.
I was raised eating like that and that is why I am where I am. I would cook myself dinner all the time - and eat an entire box of macaroni and cheese by myself. You can't do that when you work in an office 8 hours a day, sitting on your butt, and are nearing 30.
And this poor girl was now learning those same bad eating habits. I did not see ONE vegetable or fruit!
Granted, I'm nowhere near perfect and rarely ever used to purchase fruits or veggies. But that woman has a responsibility to her child and she is failing. Her daughter will grow up to be as large as she was (at least 300 pounds).
I grew up with a large mother who was 300 pounds for most of my life. She recently had the drastic surgery that basically made her stomach the size of a walnut. She's now down to a size ten and is smaller than me!!! But seeing how the weight affected her health, even now, helped me decide that I never even wanted to get to the point where I needed surgery in order to walk because I was so heavy that my knees were giving out.
It's so sad. And so I was very huffy last night thinking "why doesn't everyone do this!" Which of course is very egotistical of me. It wasn't a problem until I changed...and now everyone must change.
Where' s my wand? I think I left it by the Harry Potter CDs.