You always have to pay the man!

I am in the process of writing my review of the Motiv Ring for y’all.  I wanted to post it today but I just didn’t have the time to finish it last night.  My Mom is coming to town and I’ve got to get things ready.

should i mop

Typically when she comes I have everything in place and cleaned and I’m all ready for the visit but this month has been crazy and I’m all over the place hence the reason that I’m not prepared.

Well, there’s that and the fact that I’m hiding from the mailman who is trying to find me to arrest me and put me in jail because apparently when you’re hosting the annual neighborhood garage sale you have to place the flyers in the newspaper slot or on the door, not in the mailbox!

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That’s what I get for trying to do something nice for the community, God forbid I leave out the man.  I guess the fact that I paid 67 dollars to send a priority package yesterday which, by the way cost more to send than I paid for the actual present doesn’t matter, huh?

Check back tomorrow for my review of the Motiv Ring!  I’ll probably be in a better mood by then too or in white collar crime prison.  Is that really even a thing?

The Happiest and the Fattest

WalletHub just released their findings of the 100 fattest cities in America.  The top 20 are all in the South!  Actually, 24 out of the top 25 cities are in the South and that’s just disgusting.

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The winner of the fattest city in America is Jackson, Mississippi and the state that came in at the bottom of the list is Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue, Washington.

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Recent findings from the article

If you want to read the entire article, you can read it here.  It’s very interesting.

WalletHub also did a study on the happiest places to live and I compared the two to see if weight had anything to do with the results.  You’ll have to see for yourself but the suicide rate was alarming.

suicide by cities

I wish they would have included weather in the study because I think weather could be a factor as well, don’t you?

Go read those two articles, seriously.  Good stuff and full of information.  Of course maybe it’s just me because I love all things statistical but I was entertained for at least an hour this morning.

What do you think is one of the biggest reasons Americans are so overweight?  I’m not going to win any popularity points for this one but I’m gonna go ahead and say it, we’re lazy and a lot of us eat shitty.

 

Thursday, think before you speak

Yesterday I realized that I had run out of thyroid medication so I had to go over to Wal-Mart to refill it.  I spoke with the pharmacy tech and told her what I needed and she looked me over like I was a piece of beef and then she said, ‘Thyroid medication is typically given to people with thyroid problems and they’re usually overweight, you’re too skinny.’

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I took a minute to collect my thoughts because I really don’t want to be known as the girl who constantly argues with people in the Wal-Mart (unfortunately, it might be too late for that) and then I said, “Thyroid medication is a replacement for people whose bodies do not produce enough thyroid hormones and even though weight gain is sometimes a side effect of a low thyroid it isn’t always the case.”

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Science, beeyotch!

And she said, “You’re still too skinny.”  And then she walked away!  Just walked. away.

I was dumbfounded.  I turned around to the elderly lady behind me and she looked at me sympathetically and said, “Some people are just rude and speak without thinking.”

I told the lady that I wasn’t just upset because she was rude but that she totally judged me without knowing me or my situation.  She developed an opinion of me on first sight regardless of what the truth was.  I told the elderly lady that it really irritates me when people judge a book by its cover or make assumptions based on a past experience, or worse,  on misinformation.

That’s when the little old lady said, “Oh well, she is a foreigner.”

some days

I’m staying out of Wal-Mart for a while…..

I’ve been drinking a lot of fruit smoothies lately and although I typically make them myself, Checkers has a strawberry smoothie made with minute maid products which is really good.  The fact that it is so good makes me wonder how many calories and how much sugar is in it.  Especially after seeing this article.

smoothiesClick on the image above to read the full article.

And in case you haven’t read this next article, it’s not just about exercising because that won’t help you lose weight, no, according to this article, it’s all about what you eat.

food vs exerciseClick here to read the full article

Thankfully, this real housewife realizes it’s all about calories and that is why she’s keeping hers under 500 calories a day! 

Vicki housewifeI personally think that’s insane but what do I know.

What do you think about a 500 calorie a day diet?

Has anyone ever made a comment about your health based solely on your appearance?