Go, MeMe Roth, Go..! I Support Your Efforts..!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Yep, MeMe Roth's Wedding Gown Still Fits..!

I pulled it out and put it on, and yep, it fit..! Of course it fit. I was a healthy weight in 1997... Why wouldn't I still be..?? Two kids, slowing metabolism, "fat genes"..?

Oh hell no!! No excuses.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Should junk food companies get tax perks for targeting your kids? Widener Law's Shelby Grabowski Hostetter et al say "no."


Smart read in FDLI from Widener Law's Shelby Grabowski Hostetter et al.

Stop corporate tax cuts tied to kiddie junk food marketing!!

Thanks for the great report, Roseann B. Termini, Thomas A. Roberto, Shelby Grabowski Hostetter.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

My Poor Kid...

Gymnastics class was halted last night so the girls could eat cookies.

Some child's birthday is coming up, but she won't be at the gym that night... What?? WHAT?? Nobody asked the parents. Nobody thought singing "Happy Birthday" was good enough. Nobody refunded me my blasted cash for the cookie party hiatus.

And unbeknownst to me, my little 10 yr old daughter said, "no thank you" to the chocolate chip cookies she loves more than anyone else in the gym. So she just watched the other girls eat cookies. Why? Why is a kid put in this position? Sure, I'm proud of her. And also I feel awful for my good little girl...

And yeah, I get it. The coaches are nice. The parent who brought in the cookies is nice. Everybody's nice. But pushing other people's kids to eat junk food during gym class on a Tuesday night isn't nice.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Expel Sugary Flavored Milks from School..! Los Angeles to be first? Thx Jimmy Kimmel, Jamie Oliver & John Deasy!


Like Jamie Oliver, I've spoken out for years against flavored milks in school... That "Raise your hand for Chocolate Milk" campaign a couple years ago was just atrocious. I see the benefit to the Dairy Council of adding sugar to milk. But what's the benefit to children's health? The American Heart Association says kids shouldn't have more than 3 teaspoons of sugar a day. And yet the flavored milk at my children's school are equivalent to 7-8 teaspoons of sugar..! Plus, we all know milk already is a sweet drink, with its naturally occurring sugar (or lactose).

It's that lactose that gives tummy trouble to a majority of folks around the planet. Pushing milk onto children of color may well be a bit culturally insensitive...

Sugar is delicious but dangerous. It's a pro-inflammatory agent that does damage. Throwing sugar onto something otherwise healthy renders it un-. And sure we all could use Vitamin D. If we're not getting enough from the sun, then we can take supplements or spray it onto other foods/drinks just like it's sprayed into milk.

So let's hope L.A. rids itself of those extra-sugary flavored milks. (Thanks Superintendent John Deasy and Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Kimmel..!) And even better, let's hope healthy children over the age of 2 are mostly drinking water...

Monday, April 25, 2011

MeMe Roth is fat.

I'm fat. Not medically fat. Fat for me. Dbl-bouncing, jiggling, pulling-on-me-with-every-step-during-my-daily-run fat.

I'm older, have major fat genes, have had two pregnancies, crave sweets, been a little blue, and most days have to talk myself into my workout. So what?? So what if all of the above is true. Desire doesn't cause pregnancy. Anger doesn't leave a bruise. And NONE of the above is why I'm fat.

I'm fat b/c of the way I've been eating lately. That's an action for which I'm solely responsible. Being a healthy weight--an optimal weight--is 100% up to me. The rest is nonsense victim-speak.

Have you seen the one lately? How obesity might be related to your inner-ear..? Riiiiight. It's an orifice alright, but not your ear..!

So yeah, I'm pushing maximum density right now and have no one and nothing to blame but myself.

I'm outta here. Gonna go catch a run...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"What's Eating You?" Is a Damning Indictment of Junk Food--and Hard to Watch


Have you seen "What's Eating You?" on the E! network? Tonight's the season finale, with repeats into the weekend...

Incredibly tragic, alarming and in-your-face... E's "What's Eating You?" is hard to watch (I mean REALLY hard to watch. You've never been next to the toilet of a bulimic, and you wish you weren't.), but insightful.

You'll find 9 times outta 10, if there's an eating disorder--whether one resulting in obesity, purging or starved anorexia--the object of fixation, obsession, compulsion is almost always junk food, not real nourishment.

And see how the dangerously underfed Adrienne is handled by her concerned coworkers? If she were obese, there'd be cries of "discrimination..." in today's twisted pro-fat-acceptance world.

Watch "What's Eating You?", and more than any gross-out factor, your heart breaks for these people.

And again and again I say it, but we must define FOOD as that which nourishes. All these other substances are nothing more than "ingestible entertainment..." and frequently take people down a very dark path.