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Can I be a VEGAN??

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I’m not against eating meat. I love anything I can throw on the grill and generally take my steaks a little bloody. I’m a total carnivore or at least omni-. Giving up meat is something I’ve never really given serious thought until now. I just watched a video on the horrors of todays farming methods. It’s taken 10 minutes for me to stop the tears enough to write this. It was disgusting, heart breaking. I had an extremely hard time watching it but forced myself to. The cruelty is inhuman, incredibly vicious. I think that eating meat is natural for human beings but I also believe there’s a way to do it using a method that shows respect and compassion. Sure, some wild animals will rip throats out and gnaw on the faces of their prey while they’re still making sounds but that’s different. Beating a calf in the face and stomping on their heads, that’s not animal instinct. That’s…God I don’t KNOW what that is but it made me sick. If I could take a cow out, as painlessly as possible, divide the meat, tan the hide and really be grateful for what I had, that would be ideal. I don’t know if I can stomach meat that was treated the way I saw in that video. There were disturbing clips on poultry farms as well as fishing boats. Somehow the piggies and cows made the biggest impact on me. Is it shitty of me that my heart doesn’t break for fish and chickens? Well actually, I saw horrible things happen to little baby chicks. I swear that only an evil person could do what they did. How could you harm a sweet little chick?? All fluffy and adorable. Farming couldn’t always have been this way. I have always wanted a small farm of my own. Nothing that produced products for the masses but one with a few chickens for eggs, a cow for milk and piggies just because they’re so stinkin’ cute (and smart, so they say). Now I’d like it more than ever just to be able to save a few animals from the nightmare that is your mass production farm. If you’re curious about this video and want to check it out please do so knowing that it’s a gut wrenching piece. I highly recommend that you just take my word for it, it’s awful. If you’re at all sensitive, don’t watch. I feel very disturbed now having seen it. If you STILL want to see it, it’s hereĀ 

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Post A Day Topic #80 What non excercise activity do you wish would keep you fit?

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Me? Well I’d love it if sleeping, typing, blinking, breathing, picking my nose, and eating my guts out kept me fit and trim. What am I supposed to say? I wish that poking myself in the eye shaved fat from my butt? Pulling out hairs one by one got my heart rate up? Of course if I could CHOOSE I’d pick things that are supremely easy. Duh. I could be Miss Fitness USA if cheese consumption built a fantastic physique. Since reality is so much more boring than the imagination in the field of health and fitness, I’m stuck doing hundreds of crunches a day and cutting out my homemade bread and to-die-for spaghetti and meatballs. Pffft. Lame. I must admit though that it IS working. It’s been two weeks now of at least 30 minutes of fast-paced walking (with stroller) 4-5 times a week and VERY limited carbs. I couldn’t lose them all together, I’d lose my mind along with the pounds. Gotta’ have my buttery toast in the mornings, JEEZ! Oh yeah, I love butter and it absolutely belongs on any diet menu I subscribe to. What?

I’m Fat

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Gone are the days of weekend fasting to fit back into my jeans. It used to be so damn easy. A few sit-ups here, a few push-ups there, a salad or two and VOILA! slim trim me was lookin’ good. I’ve got a post pregnancy body and I’m over 30, the two factors that make getting in shape for a woman so difficult. Actually, my baby is 19 months old now, can I still say “post-pregnancy” anything? It kind of implies that I’m a month out of the hospital and just now getting my body back together when in reality it’s been OVER A FUCKING YEAR and I’m still the same slob that rolled out of the maternity ward. It wasn’t until recently that I found my stay-at-home-mom groove. I worked since I was 15 years old and have always been very independent so being a housewife and mommy has not been an easy transition. After finding the time to freshen the bathroom, change sheets, wash dishes, wash clothes, sweep, mop, cook, iron, feed, change, teach, and tickle, there’s just not that much time left over for ME. The real me. The “me” I was before motherhood before marriage. I used to know what I liked, what I wanted from life. Now I have no idea. Well, I HAD no idea. This blog is turning into something I look forward to working on. I write while my baby sleeps and sure it’s 1:08am but I’m happy. Fulfilling my desire to voice anything and everything through my rapidly clicking fingertips. It’s led me to want other things for myself, like HEALTH. Which brings me back to my point. I need to get fit and I need to start now. No more “tomorrows” I need it TODAY! I spent the earlier part of the night reading up on Weight Watchers and it seems there are enough recipes to be found online to enable me to participate in the program without actually having to pay to join the official site…score one for the web savvy mama! I’ve already taken to doing moderate exercise about 3-4 times a week and eating a pretty restricted diet-which I hate. So I was happy to see that there are some tasty options through the program. So here’s to the new and improved me! Well, I guess we’ll see just how “improved” I’ll be in a month or so. Until next time.

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