Thursday, August 25, 2011

"If sugar is so fattening, how come so many kids are thin?"

I have been watching a lot of Mad Men lately.  Here is an ad campaign for sugar versus artificial sweeteners that would make Don Draper proud.

I wonder if this P.O. Box is still operational. . .

For more "truth" about sweeteners, click here.  HILARIOUS.

Monday, August 15, 2011

What Real Women Look Like?

I just read this post on about the website  It is a collection of "real women" body photos.

What do you all think?  Is this site meant to encourage positive feedback?  Is it a reference guide for other women?  Why are all the faces blacked out? 

What I took away from it was that at 5'4" and 160 pounds, everyone looks different.

Tell me what you all think about it.

Friday, August 12, 2011


It's me!  I got engaged to the boyfriend yesterday.  Now he will be known as the fiance.  It is on like Donkey Kong!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Funday!

If colonics make you look as young as Richard Marx does, then count me in.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Eating Yourself to Death

I have been watching a lot of shows about food addictions lately.  What a hard thing to deal with!  If you wanted to quit smoking or stop drinking or stop smoking crack you could separate yourself from those habits.

Everyone has to eat.  How does one overcome this issue?

I watched an episode of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition where the trainer on the show actually gave up on a client and made him go to rehab because he COULD NOT stop.  He lied and lied about what he was actually eating and when he came in for a weigh in he gained back all that he had lost and more.  While he was still participating in the weight loss portion of the show!

I also watched an episode of True Life that covered two women who were addicted to food in such a way that they were like junkies.  They were moody and irritable if food was unavailable, they ate until they were sick, and they alienated themselves from friends and family to get their fix.  One woman actually had the SHAKES.  Not a shake, but the shakes from food withdrawal.

I remember when I was at my heaviest how food was such a comfort to me.  All I thought about was what I was going to eat next.  I never wanted to feel hungry.  I kept filling that hole inside with food until I didn't have to feel anything anymore.  If I was full then I wasn't worried- I was taken care of so everything else in life was not so bad.  It was probably why I smoked pot or drank too much.  It's a temporary distraction from whatever in life is bothering you.

I don't know when the light switch moment occurred in my life that made me substitute my more negative behaviors with positive ones.  And I don't always crave those trigger foods anymore.  I certainly don't act on the triggers.  All the substitutes I have made over the years have become habits and I feel queasy when I remember the days of eating an entire pint of Chubby Hubby AND a cheese sandwich AND a bag of chips in one sitting.

Any of us could suffer from a food addiction at any time based on what's going on in our lives.  Is anyone out there dealing with this?  Or if you have overcome a food addiction, how did you do it?