My Big FAT fear !
So recently I have lost 50lbs which is great I all and all have made a super healthy lifestyle change and I love to run and lift weights….one problem I am beginning to notice is I am so deathly afraid of gaining weight back and have become extremely obsessive with the amount of calories I take in! I really don’t wanna be fat again!! But everytime I treat myself I feel guilty or I constantly evaluate and think how many calories I am eating while eating my food!!! I just wanna be normal…I wanna be that athletic girl with the perfect body who eats decent but normal and doesn’t really think about calories just has a rocking body all the while eating what she wants !! UGH I just wanna be healthy but cannot seem to find the faith in myself to keep the weight off :(
My Editorial Piece on Childhood obesity:
The Epidemic that is Killing America’s Children
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the increase in obese adolescence and children has increased drastically. In the past 30 years childhood obesity has increased three times in adolescence and a shocking two times in young children! Children of America are the future and the increasing amount of childhood obesity is killing our future. First Lady Michelle Obama said “The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.” The future of America is at stake and prevention measures are being taken in some states, but at too slow of a pace.
First the public must be made aware the repercussions that childhood obesity possesses, and realize it is rapidly increasing and ultimately killing the youth. Just in 2010 a third of America’s youth was overweight or obese. The health risks children face increase drastically when the child is over their healthy weight. More cases of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol occur in children who are obese. The toll obesity has on children goes beyond physical health issues, being obese at such a young age can cause serious psychological issues. Obese children often get bullied more, have lower self-esteem and their self-image becomes extremely negative all due to poor health. This can cause higher depression rates and more behavioral problems.
The discussion on the root of childhood obesity over the past several years has been considered controversial. Causes that are discussed range from processed foods are the problem, fast food is the problem, education is the problem and lack of parental guidance is the problem. But don’t we all already know the answer? Much of America is in denial about their state of health. Many Americans convince themselves that though they are overweight their state of health is not in danger. This same statement is true for many parents’ view of their obese children. Unfortunately parents hold a majority of the blame for childhood obesity. In reality at a young age children rarely make their own decisions. Parents cook for their children, purchase groceries for their children and ultimately control what their children digest. The root to childhood obesity is the lack of parental guidance. Children are highly influenced by parents and often follow by the example of the parent. Parents no longer teach moderation, and not only over indulge in unhealthy foods themselves but also allow their children to overindulge in poor food choices. Parents should be giving their children snacks that will promote a healthy lifestyle. It is possible that if parents gave their children a few carrots versus a processed sugary fruit roll up, children would learn healthy eating behaviors early on and therefore childhood obesity could be prevented. Sadly American parents have not quite figured this out because an American family on average spends more money on fast food than they do on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined, that is roughly $110 billion dollars. This goes to show that parents no longer care to truly promote healthy habits within the family.
Prevention methods in many states are being put into action to fight against childhood obesity, but it still is an increasing epidemic. This summer coming June 18 through June 20 2013, the state of California will be holding their 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference at the Long Beach convention center. The conference works in finding partnerships to help provide all children with the opportunity to eat healthy, and participate in more physical activity. The conference also discusses emerging research involving childhood obesity and works to change the social norms so that healthy eating becomes less taboo and more of the norm. At home education must become implemented to work in combination with public health education nutrition courses. Childhood obesity will not be cured overnight, but instead it starts with one family, one parent, and one child taking small steps to prevent obesity in the home. Healthy parents results in a healthier child. Prevention must be put into action not simply discussed.
People can Change
So often I hear people say that people never change, yes this is true, in some cases, but all together change isnt completely impossible it ultimately is left up to the person who is in need of change. So when someone has done you wrong, you allow them back into your life, don’t be surprised when others curse you because you gave someone a second chance. People do change and sometimes they don’t! Sometimes it takes a second try, but if you never give second chances how will one know that the other has changed or not!?
I Overcame a Mountain Tonight
SO my goal has always been to run a mile in under 12 minutes. This goal came about mostly because back in middle and high school when you would take fitness test in PE a mile under 12 minutes was considered healthy. Well today at the gym I DID it!!! I ran a mile in 11 minutes and 43 seconds!!! As i was literally sprinting at 7.5 miles per hour I nearly started breaking down and crying! I really don’t think people who haven’t struggled with it realize what it feels like to be FAT, yes thats right I said the “F” word cause that is exactly what I was….bloated, fat, swollen and completely out of shape….and when you finally start to feel “thin” and good about yourself and your health you can’t help but to feel like you have overcome the biggest mountain!!! I know a mile doesn’t seem like a lot but as I was sprinting that last part I felt like I was overcoming something huge! As I ran I zoned out on this one spot on the wall and imagined myself running a race..I kept pushing and when I finally finished I can’t even explain the feeling I felt! I never really express being proud of myself, but I am extremely proud!
This may be weird
but I was looking up this 5K run and then I was watching a video of it…and I was getting extremely emotional because completing a run is such a huge deal because that is a goal I have and it makes me realize what I am becoming! Its a good thing but I got teary eyed because I am so ready to be there…be healthy and for once in my life be fit! Who would have thought watching videos of a 5K run could make you emotional…I am truly a women hahah
The Next Guy
So I feel pretty bad for the next guy to love me….I have a past and sadly my past never wants to leave me….I’ve loved with all my heart and been left behind for reasons unknown, loved them for years, still love them, and then I’ve been treated like crap, good luck to the next one…you can’t blame me though….everyone has a past mine is just complicated and this guy has got to be willing to love me and my past!
Spread the Word
Though still a very small amount, I have more followers on my personal blog than I do on my beauty blog.
sooooo if you know anyone who is legit interested in what my beauty blog has to offer then definitely pass it along!!!
Please and thank you guys!!! :D
I don’t know what I want to do with my career quit yet but I do know a few things…I don’t want to work crammed in an office doing the same mundane routine…if I am going to be in an office I want to be putting my creativity to work … I want to love what I am doing, I don’t want to live in the country not AT all, I want to be completely 100% financially secure, and I would like to travel! I also would like to make a lot of money…well I mean I guess being financially secure and being able to afford the things I, my children, and loved ones want!….there comes a point where anything after that is excess lol
I want so much in life I want to be that person, but the same time I want a family…I guess I will be one of those who leaves that til later on in life! UGH LIFE…decisions…being 20 can suck sometimes…but I will hold tight to my youth..I know it will come and go so quickly!
I pride myself in that fact I’m the best they’ve ever had and I’m the best they’ll never have !!!! AMEN can’t wait to be with someone who deserves me and someone I deserve!!! Women KNOW your worth!!
I felt as though I needed to speak to self acceptance. It is true that all women, men, and those in between are beautiful. There is no doubt that we should all see the beauty in other human beings. It is true that society has completely destroyed our view on beauty, and programmed it to one that is unattainable for many of us. Frankly not everyone has the ability to be 5’ 10” and a size 2….. 5’10” and size 2 is indeed beautiful BUT it isn’t the only beautiful this world possesses. That leads me to make my next point which sort of takes another approach it doesn’t address the thin but it addresses the thick. I myself am still considered thick I am about a size 12 now…I have seen it so many times bigger women “promoting” self acceptance which I think is great BUT I think that so many times we as women use the phrase “self acceptance” as a mask. We preach it, we outwardly express it, we “live” it, and we constantly make it aware that we accept ourselves just the way we are. The sad part about that really is that 95% of the time it is all a show that we put on to try and convince, not others, but ourselves that we are beautiful, and that we are worthy. The truth is YOU are beautiful YOU are worthy. You are worthy of the healthiest and most thriving life possible. I think instead of preaching that model thin is beautiful or even self acceptance alone, we need to preach GOOD HEALTH. I am sorry but though a women can be absolutely stunning at 300 lbs if she is not healthy then something has to be done, not because society says she has to be thin but because of her future health. I have started a weight loss journey and since I have been eating right, working out, and seeing results I have never felt better about myself!!!
Remember health is the reason for weight loss not because glamour magazine says so! :D