So how did everyone fare during the Feast of Turkey? Any horror or happy stories to share?
On my end things went rather well. Ate a few bites of the “meh” bird, got some tasty pie and good times with Adam D’s family; which is always fun since they’re actually wonderful people.
I finished my NaNoWriMo novel last night (a day early even!) so even though that didn’t end up story-wise where I wanted it to be; I was content to have finished the word count and the storyline. I believe this will be my last year for it though; it is very stressful to bang out 50,000 words of fiction in one month and I’ve learned after 3 years of this that I far prefer reading and blog-posting to trying to write fiction!
I have lots of culinary adventures to post here and am working on two upcoming musical adventures of the Brass Christmas Ensemble sort that are making me grin. I love Holiday Tunes on Brass instruments!
On the front of my consciousness that is always sort of aware of new happenings on the dieting arena; I find it interesting that WW is now pushing a 0-point plan for fruits/veggies. Sounds a lot like they are trying to make WW similar to South Beach: eat lots of green, count the rest.
*shrug* Meh. I guess they’ve come a long way since these recipe card of yore. Yet it all comes down to just another wave of rules with no research into the results so people will hopefully be more inclined to spend money on programs that work only to inflate the pockets of those selling them.
And to boot: when will it finally be understood that it isn’t just “counting calories” or “upping exercise” that remains the “problem” with all this rampant fatness? A LOT of it boils down to:
- genetic diversity,
- a huge change in how fatness is measured,
- a horribly flawed measure of individual fatness which is not intrinsically tied to health but is always pushed as if it is,
- media-inflated panic-mongering, generations of people struggling through yo-yo dieting,
- and a plain old cultural proclivity to eschew everything “Fat”, despite the fact that levels of fatness are NOT rising rampantly and there seems to exist this “Obesity Paradox” whereby the real-life workings of fatness do not measure up to the panic-filled images of what SHOULD be happening.
It’s rage inducing, sigh-provoking and plain old head-shakingly baffling how people can continue to ignore evidence, testimonials and real-life happenings that don’t fit the narrow image of what fatness means so that they can cling to the belief that fatness and all it represents, and all those WITH fat, are lesser-than; abnormal; broken.
At any rate, to get back to my first point, Thanksgiving was pleasant. No stories to share that don’t come down to noticing that WW keeps trying to re-boot its supposedly fool-proof methods to lose weight and keep it off…with newly tweaked methods. Does it make you wonder what’s next?