Wednesday, October 11, 2006


The healthier thinner me at Ground Zero

According to a BBC survey 30,000 men in Wales have admitted to eating a take-away daily.
In the words of John McEnroe,'You cannot be serious'.
Who are these people?- Where are they?-Where do they get the money from?
The BBC x-ray program also found that 40% of families eat a take-away once a week. I am appalled by the statistics about the eating habits in the young men but I do think that the statistic about the families is maybe being seen in isolation and the program may give a clearer view.
I eat healthily, everything low fat, no or low sugar and no or low salt and I am a vegetarian and if I was exercising regularly(but I am as active as I can be) then I think it would be a pretty poor life if you couldn't eat a take-away weekly, however even then I would probably eat the healthy option. I know all these food specialists and dieticians would not agree but when food is your joy and life then there has to be some enjoyment. You only live once.
I think that the difficulty in educating people about a healthy diet is that they do believe that they only live one life and some people do not have much to look forward to in their lives. They eat what they want, drink what they want and smoke as much as they want because it gives them enjoyment and what else have they in life to give them enjoyment or to look forward to and they know that one day they will die anyway.
Yes people eat unhealthily, drink too much and smoke too much but it is not enough to just keep telling people to eat healthily, drink less and stop smoking, we need to go a step further back and address the reasons why they do these things. Oh I would make a good nurse!

I know I could have been a chiropodist because I used to love taking care of peoples feet when I was nursing. I used to enjoy washing their feet and putting cream on them but NO way could I have been a dentist-way too scary. When we went to the US my feet were in perfect condition but when I came back they were in a terrible state due to ill fitting shoes, my feet are still covered in cuts. A week ago I went on the internet to search about taking care of your feet and my feet are now in so much better condition. I found a wonderful suggestion which has made my feet really good in just one week. At night I smother my feet in Vaseline and put on a pair of socks and leave them like that over night-my feet are now lovely and soft and supple. In the morning I shower and then put EFASIT Intensive Moisture Balm for feet on and my feet are brilliant. I also use a foot scraper to remove any hard skin. I have always had trouble with my feet being dry and having cracks in my heels but hopefully no more. The one thing that I remember from when I was very young is that my mother also had problems with her feet, they were always in a bad way. SnoWhite also has the same problems as me but perhaps the Vaseline and Efasit might make a difference for her too.

Perhaps my feet will be like these one day(I WISH)!

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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.