Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm Affected for Life!

I must admit i have not been doing too good with my fitness since i got back from my trip. I have not worked out in weeks. No i have not gained weight, i have actually lost a few pounds. I feel awful. I really do. I don't work out to loose weight. I only weigh 115. I work out to feel good about myself inside/out. I work out to maintain my healthy mind body and soul. The "inner-self" is very important to me. Having said this, if I'm not physical, i feel so drained and even tired. There is no excuse. Ok so i have been busy with my new house and planning my move etc, but that has nothing to do with why i have not been to the gym or went walking/running.

When i was in Punta Cana i went running and walking every morning bright and early. I got my breakfast, writing and running out of the way by 8AM and off to the beach i went to lay under a parked umbrella (can't remember what we call those things lol)

Recently, Kirk (my foster son) Captain and i watched "Super Size Me" Yes i know I'm late. the documentary is old and many of you have already seen it. I can't believe i have never seen it before. I have heard many speak about it, but never seen it. I was AFFECTED FOR LIFE! 

For those of you who do not know what Super Size me is...it is a documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. The documentary takes place over thirty days. Morgan eats only McDonald's food during this time period, and documents all the results. Step by step. His three meals a day consisted of eating every item on the McDonald's menu during the thirty day period, and each time he was offered to "super size" the meal, he said YES. That was apart of the deal he made himself.
The documentary takes you through the extreme changes that Spurlock underwent due to his food choices. takes a look at the subject of obesity in the United States, specifically zeroing in on the business and culture surrounding the nation's fast-food industry in this 2004 documentary. Before starting the experiment he was thoroughly checked by three doctors and healthy specialists who all confirmed he was in outstanding health. The doctors all continued to monitor him closely during the thirty day time period. Morgan also consulted with an exercise physiologist and a dietitian. They also concluded that his health and fitness levels were above average. He limited himself to walking under two and a half miles each day, and did not do any other forms of exercise.

During the experiment, Morgan consumed approximately 5,000 calories per day...and gained twenty five pounds during the thirty days. There were also many effects on his health. Including his "kidney failing"
Losing the weight took him over fourteen months.

Super Size Me was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature1

The facts that i learned from this documentary blew my mind.
•McDonald's feeds more than 46 million people a day - more than the entire population of Spain

•60 percent of all Americans are either overweight or obese

•Only seven items on McDonald's entire menu contain no sugar

•McDonald's represents 43% of total U.S. fast food market

•In 1972, the US spent 3 billion a year on fast food - today the US spend more than $110 billion2

Not to mention, after 10 days he gained 10 pounds. He had an instant pop belly after days. He consumed 30 POUNDS of sugar which was shown in the end in huge bowls. That equalled to 12 pounds of fat (they also showed the fat in a big tube)
The documentary showed us how McNuggets are made. That was sick!!! If i were to ask almost all parents their children favourite meal from Mc'd's they were almost certainly say McNuggets. Put it this way, it is the LEFT OVERS of the chicken. The chickens they use are the ones that are "somewhat old and sick" Ahhh just thinking about it makes me want to puke.

Please give yourself what you deserve and stop eating this stuff. Seriously it is not ONE BIT good. Make your children watch the video. Let's make a difference in how long we live by changing our meals and what we feed for our bodies and our children's bodies. I'm so sad to see what American and Canadian people are doing to themselves. I probably eat this stuff like once a month and even that i will NOT be doing. I usually get the wraps. But after seeing what kind of chicken they use; no more!!!!!!!!

Do yourself a HUGE favour and watch this video PLEASE!


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