Flour & Water

How come when you mix water and flour together you get glue?..

and then you add eggs and sugar… and you get cake?

Where did the glue go ?

You know darned well where it went!

That’s what makes the cake stick to your bum and hips

Don’t eat glue!

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“Diets Made Me Fat” a successful weight loss journey and how to do it.

“Diets Made Me Fat” is about a mental and physical journey to a successful weight loss.

The problem with excuses is they keep you from achieving your goal. I had all the excuses in the world not to lose weight and I let them hold me back.  A big part of over eating for me was depression.  I had suffered numerous traumas. I’d been sexually assaulted at gun point, been held captive by a deeply disturbed man, I fell into a cycle of getting involved with emotionally abusive men and I had suffered a serious back injury which rendered me unable to walk or function unassisted for nearly a year.  If anyone had a good excuse to gain weight and feel sorry for themselves, it was I.  And not only did I allow these things to be the reason for my overeating, I allowed them to break me down.  I was in a dark place for so many years and I never realized the damage I was doing.  Weight gain for me was not just a matter of eating and being lazy.  It was a reaction to events in my life that I allowed to break me down. I had no self esteem and even less confidence. Food was my friend, my comfort. 

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

An emotional and physical journey to successful weight loss.

Jessica Leonard, 7 year old girl weighed 400lbs

Jessica Leonard, 5 year old girl weighed 230lbs (140Kg).   According to an article in Woman’s Day magazine by Graeme Culliford V (reposted on Bodybuilding forums) Jessica’s weight problem had become life-threatening, made her unable to walk, and caused severe respiratory and circulatory issues.

In October of 2005, a stranger had called Children’s Services to report their concern for Jessica’s well-being, prompting a 19 month stay at a specialized obesity clinic in Virgina, where the eight year old successfully got her weight back down to 110 lbs. Diet and exercise are credited as being the method of weight loss, although she has undergone other surgeries to correct other related issues such as excess skin and bowed legs.

source: cheezburger

By the time Jessica was 7 years old, she weighed in at 400lbs.  Since that time, Jessica has apparently received medical attention with a focus on increasing energy expenditure, a strict diet, and prescription of some undisclosed medication. Miraculously, as the next video shows she has lost a tremendous amount of weight.

Full story:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNATWsVVwgo

7 Surprising Sources of Protein

Source: Dr Oz

If you feel tired and hungry all the time, you may not be getting enough protein. Proteins are the building blocks of the body. They help boost energy, curb appetite and burn fat. You should be eating a minimum of 50 grams of protein every day. If you’re having trouble reaching that goal or are simply looking for ways to mix up your diet, these surprising sources of protein are great additions to any meal!

Avocado

From antioxidants to mono-unsaturated fats, avocados are loaded with good-for-you nutrients including protein. Nature’s butter, as Dr. Oz likes to call it, contains over four grams of protein per cup. Add it to salads, sandwiches and even smoothies!

An avocado pear cut in half.

 

Gruyère Cheese

One ounce of this popular hard cheese contains eight grams of protein – more than an egg!

A cheese platter.

 

Chickpeas

A half-cup of this versatile snack contains more than seven grams of protein. Add chickpeas to a salad, purée them with tahini, garlic, vinegar and some oil to make hummus or roast them for an on-the-go protein boost.

Chickpeas.

 

Hemp Seeds

This superfood is loaded with protein and essential amino acids. One ounce of hemp seeds contains six grams of protein – about as much as an egg! It can be added to almost any meal with ease, just sprinkle it over cereals, salads or rice dishes.

A hand folded in the shape of a heart holding hemp seeds.

 

Green Peas

Did you know a serving of green peas contains as much protein as single serving of peanut butter? A single cup of peas contains eight grams of protein as well as nearly 100% of your daily vitamin C needs and plenty of satiating fiber.

 

A bowl of green peas.

 

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are popular in the fall but they’re a protein-packed food you should be eating year-round: one ounce contains nine grams of protein! If you’re looking for a new way to eat this favorite, try adding them to your morning oatmeal.

 

A wooden spoon holding some pumpkin seeds lying on a bed of more pumpkin seeds.

 

Sundried Tomatoes

Think outside the pasta bowl! Sundried tomatoes are the perfect addition to chili and other bean dishes as well as salads and salsas. One cup of this nutrient-packed superfood contains eight grams of protein.

Sundried Tomatoes.

22 Things never to say to an overweight woman.

I’ve been there, and I’ve been told every one of these. When you’re overweight, you know it. I wasn’t aware of just how much I was overweight, I was in denial, but I did know that I was overweight.  So knowing this, you already know what needs to be done. These things are often told to someone without meaning to be hurtful, they’re often said in an effort to be kind, as if you need to hear it in order to realize that you need to lose weight.

These actually hurt your feelings. Now there are two sides to this coin. On the one people telling you this are telling you out of love because they know that you’re unhealthy and you need help. On the other it is hurtful to you. Either way, if someone tells you one of the things on the list, know that they’re not meaning to be cruel, and know that they know there’s a problem. Once I had gone onto my diet, the people who had said these things to me became my biggest supporters and without their support I probably would’ve fallen off the wagon.

 

    1. “You have such a pretty face.”
    2. “You should wear black.
    3. “You’re a big girl.”
    4. “Have you ever thought about lap band surgery?”
    5. “I don’t have a problem with bigger girls.”
    6. “You’re big-boned, that’s all.”
    7. “If you ate less, you’d lose the weight.”
    8. What happened?”
    9. “I wish I enjoyed food like you.”
    10. “Don’t worry, I like thick girls.”
    11. “Have you ever tried losing weight?”
    12. “You shouldn’t eat that.”
    13. “You look fine the way you are.”
    14. “Did you gain weight because you’re afraid of attracting men?”
    15. “You’d be so pretty if you lost weight.”
    16. When are you due?”
    17. “My friend lost so much weight on this great diet.”
    18. “If you slimmed down, you’d be really sexy.”
    19. “Have you checked your cholesterol recently?”
    20. “You should try to be healthier.
    21. “You shouldn’t wear stripes/polka dots/floral prints.
    22. “You’d be dateable if you lost weight.”

List taken from The Huffington Post.