Out of Control
I was just thinking about why I started this blog and how I have completely underutilized it. I knew I would though if you read one of my older posts. I HAD plans, which never fully went through. But I digress!
I have gotten out of control. As a health major and eventual health educator, I am a horrible example of what healthy is. I have lost touch with just how much weight I have put on and just how much of an impact its had on my life.
Clothes don’t fit the same. My sleeping is off. I get tired easier. I have more heart palpitations (due to exercise & anxiety). I sweat…A LOT. My knees are ANGRY. I don’t feel sexy.
This is the largest I’ve ever been. I’ve past the 200lb mark and now wear a size 18 pant. I was not built to be this size. With my knee problems (since birth) and flat feet, there is too much wear and tear.
I saw a nutritionist to help. I was making progress and seeing SLIGHT changes. I had more energy. I was in a better mood. But I’ve fallen off the ship and fallen back into my old rhthym. I’m back to the fast food, sweets, and most of all BREAD. I write down my food intact (mostly just WHAT I eat, not necessarily how much I eat) and I can see the decrease in nutrition.
I need to be more accountable for myself and my health. I refuse to continue to be this size. Its not because fat isn’t sexy. Having curves is fine. But I am UNHEALTHY. I have too many medical problems in my family to continue this way. I refuse to end up on high blood pressure and high cholesterol meds. I REFUSE. So I’m making the changes….AGAIN.
I may have fallen off the horse this time, but I will get my fat ass right back up on it.
Descriptive Study of Educated African American Women Successful at Weight-Loss Maintenance Through Lifestyle Changes.
Interventions to address obesity and weight loss maintenance among African Americans have yielded modest results. There is limited data on African Americans who have achieved successful long-term weight loss maintenance.
To identify a large sample of African American adults who intentionally achieved clinically significant weight loss of 10 %; to describe weight-loss and maintenance efforts of African Americans through a cross-sectional survey; to determine the feasibility of establishing a registry of African American adults who have successfully lost weight.
“Almost 54% of US children ages 3-10 are exposed to second hand smoke”
CDC (Center for Disease Control)
I’m going to need people to stop sending me messages about the hookah article because all I did was put up an article. If you have a problem then consult Mayo Clinic. Don’t get all butt hurt because research studies don’t agree with your perceived opinion on hookah.
1. I don’t give a fuck about what your position is on the matter.
2. Believe what you want to believe because at the end of the day you choose what you want to do.
3. Shut the fuck up.
4. Have a nice day
P.S. I will throw out there that anyone with a basic education in Chemistry would know that water cannot negate the effects of tobacco. I’m sorry but thats just stupid. So water magically is supposed to negate the 400+ chemicals as well as have no side effects? Okay, yep I’m the stupid one who doesn’t have my facts straight.
Hookah Smoking: Safer than Cigs…NOPE
Hookah smoking: Is it safer than cigarettes?
Is hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes? I’ve been told that the water used in the hookah makes the tobacco less toxic.
from Richard D. Hurt, M.D.
Hookah smoking is not safer than cigarette smoking. Also known as narghile, shisha and goza, a hookah is a water pipe with a smoke chamber, a bowl, a pipe and a hose. Specially made tobacco is heated, and the smoke passes through water and is then drawn through a rubber hose to a mouthpiece. The tobacco is no less toxic in a hookah pipe, and the water in the hookah does not filter out the toxic ingredients in the tobacco smoke. Hookah smokers may actually inhale more tobacco smoke than cigarette smokers do because of the large volume of smoke they inhale in one smoking session, which can last as long as 60 minutes.
While research about hookah smoking is still emerging, evidence shows that it poses many dangers:
- Hookah smoke contains high levels of toxic compounds, including tar, carbon monoxide, heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). In fact, hookah smokers are exposed to more carbon monoxide and smoke than are cigarette smokers.
- As with cigarette smoking, hookah smoking is linked to lung and oral cancers, heart disease and other serious illnesses.
- Hookah smoking delivers about the same amount of nicotine as cigarette smoking does, possibly leading to tobacco dependence.
- Hookah smoke poses dangers associated with secondhand smoke.
- Hookah smoking by pregnant women can result in low birth weight babies.
- Hookah pipes used in hookah bars and cafes may not be cleaned properly, risking the spread of infectious diseases.
HBO’s “Weight Of The Nation” Documentary Premiere’s Tonight
I’ve watched so many food & weight related documentaries, (Fast food nation, super size me, Food Inc, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, etc etc) that I’m kinda sick of hearing about the subject and I don’t think I’ll learn anything else by watching this.
But HBO has a really good track record when it comes to documentaries so I feel like I should give it a courtesy watch just on their reputation alone.
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Lung Cancer Cookies by Cakehead Loves Evil.
The surprising part of this piece is that the whole thing is edible, down to the cigarette butts and ash. The detail and vividness it invokes gives it an extra sense of surrealism. The question of course is not so much are you willing to eat it, but do you think it will taste good? That is food for thought.