Thursday, March 18, 2010

this brings back some unpleasant memories...

I stumbled upon this blog this morning, and it's had me completely captivated for the past 45 minutes. It's written by a teacher who has vowed to eat only the school lunches her school provides for all of 2010. She posts pictures. It's disgusting and I cannot believe she has made it this far! I don't think I could bear it.

I remember what school lunches were like when I was in school, and I rarely ate them because they looked so bad. As an adult, seeing them again after so many years is only more disgusting. How can they serve this stuff to kids? It's appalling. Not only that, but the school this woman works for has TAKEN AWAY RECESS. Are you kidding me? There will be a whole generation of kids who don't even know what recess is. We have a problem with obesity in this country, and now it looks pretty obvious why. Schools are giving our children disgusting processed food and not allowing them exercise. It makes me glad I don't have children. I've been mulling over going back to school to be a teacher, but after reading the things I have been lately about this country's school system, I'm not sure I can stomach it.

Anyway, check out the blog! Fed Up With School Lunch

The posts by teachers at other school's, particularly the teacher in Japan, are very interesting as well.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

just a bit of silliness really

Living Paintings:

 photo from link up above

This may look like a painting of a person, but it is actually a person, painted to look like a painting, and then photographed. Trippy.

Awesome Mashup:

I wish I could have figured out how to embed the player on here, but I don't think it's allowed.Regardless, thoroughly enjoyable.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

slap in the face

I had a doctor's appointment the other day (just a check up!) and when they had me get on the scale I nearly died at the number that popped up. It was so much nicer before the scales were digital. Now these huge numbers blare your weight right in your face. I know I said my goal was to diet and exercise and finally lose the weight, but none of that has happened. :(

I really need to get myself on track. I was reading this month's Glamour this morning and they had a little piece about how small changes can make a big difference, so I've decided to try the small changes plan. They had a little story about a girl my age who lost 80lbs by making one change, continuing to stick to that one change until it became a habit, then adding another small change to her routine. This seems like a good idea, since I know what a quitter I am. So I am going to make one or two small changes every month and see how it goes. I do believe it takes 30 days before something becomes a "habit." At the end of the month, if I stuck with my plan, I'll reward myself with something small, like a song from iTunes or a coffee from Starbucks.

This month my goal is to work on my portion control. This means actually stopping eating when I am full, instead of continuing because something is delicious. I hav


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