I’ve lost 6lbs in 2 weeks. Just by cutting out junk food and eating more fruits and veggies. You guys can do this =)
An 8-year-old girl camper began swimming near the edge of the pool by me. She was a tiny girl with a bubbly personality, and she was very attached to me. Upon seeing us talking, the boy swam over and started chasing her around the water. It was clear from the way she was trying to get away from him and her screeching that she wanted to be left alone — her body language and tense demeanor should have showed that she was uncomfortable — but if that wasn’t enough of a clue, the “stop” she yelled in protest should have been enough for him to go away.
That’s when it really hit me how serious the situation was. I could immediately picture it escalating. I didn’t see an 8-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy anymore; I saw the two of them as fully grown and matured adults. The girl was still small and skinny, and the boy was large enough to overpower her with little effort. I could see her running away from him, trying to push off his advances in a more sexual situation, but him refusing to believe that she really wanted him to stop. I saw him ignoring her physical protests right along with the verbal ones, convinced she wanted him there. It horrified me.
I reprimanded him immediately, insisting that when someone asks you to stop, it’s important to listen. Almost seconds later, a male counselor standing by the same section of the pool told him not to listen to me and to continue his pursuit of this little girl, despite her obvious protests. Here were two boys, roughly 10 years apart in age, but with the same views on women: that consent doesn’t matter. It’s not a generational thing: this mindset has clearly been ingrained into the public psyche from an early age. How often are we told not to take no for an answer? How often do we see children pestering their parents about getting a new toy until they eventually give in? How often do we hear about a woman’s whims coming with her menstrual cycle? How often do we see on television shows and in movies a woman “changing her mind” about a man who is persistent enough or who just proves himself worthy? The idea that a woman will change her mind is so ingrained that we can’t always recognize it at first. —
Jackie Klein, A Lesson In Consent For All Ages, (via feminspire)
Please teach your kids, especially your sons, from an early age to respect others space and bodies.
Thx Dr. Oz: “Peanut Butter & Chocolate—This tasty duo will satisfy even the most voracious sweet tooth. Melt a bar of dark chocolate and mix it into a jar of organic peanut butter. Leave it in the fridge so that it cools and the flavors blend. When a sugar craving strikes, have a spoon. One spoonful has 4.5 grams of sugar. Compare this to your average brownie with a whopping 30 grams of sugar, & you’re well on your way to shaking your sugar habit in healthy ways you never thought possible!”
so, here’s today (i’ll be updating periodically through the day)
breakfast - oatmeal with raisens and cinnamon and a glass of soy milk
i find that i actually like soy milk over cow-juice. who knew?! i use to buy the chocolate soy milk or even the very vanilla soy. but, soy milk is actually pretty close to milk just a bit sweeter i think.
i’ve decided to commit to being a vegetarian. i’m pretty certain that i can’t give up fish..but i’ll only eat it on special occasions. like sushi. =) i’ve been doing great for the most part without other meat. i’ll even try to keep dairy to a minimum til i can find soy substitutes that i like and aren’t overly expensive.
Here’s the run down. i’m still trying to live healthy. i drink loads of water and drink lots of tea. i’ve given up milk for soy. eat less meat and found protein substitutes.
well, i was having a lot of back pain..which this makes the 4th time in about 6-7 months that my back has been having issues. so, i go to the doctor and everything..had to do x-rays. not really thrilled by it, because the only other x-rays was 9 years ago when i had my wisdom teeth taken out. long story short, turns out i have excellent bone structure but i’m having back spasms. i have to take muscle relaxers which leave me feeling like a zombie and was told do core exercises twice a day. strengthen the core and all muscle spasms should stop. okie dokie.
well, i went back in the next day for a physical (because i couldn’t get it taken care of all in one day because then my insurance wouldn’t have covered it as a preventive care visit…after all i just LOVE going to the doctor**note the sarcasm) had blood work and my girly probing. my weight i’ve been able to maintain having not been able to work out due to my back. a plus. but, my cholesterol was a bit high. i was told to not eat soo much animal fat. hmm..wait a minute doc, i’m practically a full blown vegetarian and have been drinking soy milk for the past month and a half..i don’t eat pork or red meat. if i do eat meat it is very lean such as turkey,chicken, or fish. i also don’t eat eggs on a regular basis. but, fine, everything else was normal. so, can’t complain.
honestly, i’d have hated to seen the results had i not starting this healthy living lifestyle.
evil fat producing demons construct them when we’re not looking..
i’ve lost a whole 20lbs. only 10 more to go til i hit my first goal!! woo!
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