New Year Rant-olution

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So it’s a new year – what could I possibly have to rant about? This time it’s not totally a rant let’s call it observations. So over the years I’ve observed that I have stopped growing vertically but the horizontal growth has continued. I have also observed that others have observed it too – some make nicey nice comments, others say nothing  – but you can read it on their faces. One person had even ‘promised’ that I would be ‘big’ like my mother – SO now that my mom has lost a lot of weight – why is it that, that person is not ‘promising’ that I will lose it like my mother too, hmmmmm? (Those people sometimes forget that they too have expanded since they were 20, maybe in a non obvious way). When I was growing up I was told I was too skinny, and that I needed to eat. In high school I was even told, in a ridiculing way, that I don’t have a ‘belly’. What a strange turn of events!

In this overloaded world of keep fit, stay healthy, don’t eat this, cut back on that, count your calories, and lower your cholesterol one can get confused or Healthy Foodeven intimidated when you attempt to get healthy. Good thing I’ve been doing my reading from long long long time ago. Nothing surprises me anymore. First it was said do not eat butter – eat margarine – then they said don’t eat margarine eat butter now I’ve lost track of what we are supposed to use on our toasted bread. It’s all a conspiracy!! Some say you have to exercise 1-2hrs everyday and do abs – others say you just need 10 minutes a day – huh? They’re trying to mess with our minds I tell ya!

I think I know most of the exercise infomercials.(a side-effect of working late sleeping late) From the one that sounds like a ‘law office’, to the ones that want you to ‘go crazy’ and put you in a ‘loony bin’ – geeez What’s the world coming to? There’s one that tells you that you can eat anything up to 5-times a day and lose weight – quite misleading in their presentation, but I understand what they mean. Then there’s the one that says one big meal a day with ‘shakes’ to replace the other meals huh? One set says stay away from processed food – then there is a group that packages your food and sends it to you. Now before you say, that’s not ‘processed’ food – think about it, anything that has to go in a box and you just take it out and heat it up – is ‘processed’ – preservatives MUST be in it. Now I’m not saying it wont work – it probably does it’s just that I’m getting a lot of double/mixed messages.

Yes I have had the green juice - It's not bad at all!

Yes I have had the green juice – It’s not bad at all!

There was even a lady that said we could use breathing techniques and that stretchy thing to lose weight -huh? It’s all a conspiracy!! I watched the Dr Oz show recently and there was a Nutritionist on it that called some healthy foods ‘devil food’ her theory is that some people can gain weight on 5 stalks of asparagus or even almond {Check it for yourself}- so you need to lose weight via your body chemistry not calories. Seriously lady, tell me, who sent you?  They are messing with our minds I tell ya!

51AF7K9CM5L._SL500_SS500_All in all when it comes to weight loss – I mean healthy lifestyle – each person must choose what works best for them – and they definitely don’t need input or reminder from others what the mirror tells them everyday or in some cases the scale!! If I have ever done that to anyone my apologies(at least I don’t think I have). The fads come and go anyone remember 8-min Abs from the 80’s or was it 90’s? We have just the one body – I don’t think we get do-overs so we just have to take care of it as best we can without fear of persecution or ridicule if we so happen to have expanded. We women have enough to contend with in this world.

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PS. IMO Skinny people should not be in the gym – I know I wasn’t when I was skinny-er!!

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