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Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" :!: You could buy 6 cans of Chef Boyardee cheaper than you could get a pound of Amish raised chicken ... [snip!] ... buy it instead. It isn't all about people being lazy and making bad choices. Sometimes it's the only choice they can make."

I can get a 5lb bag of chicken breasts that will last 2-3 weeks for a family of 5 for $10. We grill it, bake it, etc. Lettuce for $1.00 cucumbers for less than a dollar each, tomatoes for about $1/lb and bam you got a meal for several days, chicken with side salad. It is NOT HARD! People just need to look and try.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30635 posts
status 22nd May '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" There's so much hate in this country, it's sad... :( It's why we have so many teens committing suicide ... [snip!] ... of helping them, too many people want to point fingers and lay out the blame. It's depressing when you think about it..."


Extremely.



To be honest, I am more concerned about my daughter picking up that sort of thing, than I am her picking up bad eating habits.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16606 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok then why the hell is there an obesity epidemic in this country? If it was really that bad people would ... [snip!] ... am beautiful how I am, I am not meant to be skinny, I can be fat and sexy" which is not a healthy or positive ideal to promote."


It took me 35 years to figure out how to be healthy. I have struggled with weight my entire life and I have never wanted to be fat. I have never been okay with being fat. I have never just accepted being fat. I have always cared. But it took 35 years to figure out a way that I could be healthy and be successful with it. I'm 90 pounds lighter and four years later and I still care.



The epidemic that is obesity has zero to due people simply not caring. As I said before, it's not a comfortable way to be. We have this epidemic because of the foods that have become mainstream and because we are generally much less active than we used to be. With that, many people simply don't now how to cope. For them it is not as simple as counting calories and controlling portions. There are powerful neurological effects at play. Most of us don't understand how foods work with our satiety. It's a lack of education that hinders us from overcoming this epidemic, not a lack of caring.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13

I guess prices vary state to state and season to season.
I am just saying, there are ways to eat healthy on a budget. We are on down times right now and get very little on food stamps and we make it work. NEVER organic, and not always fresh food, but always home cooked dinners, properly portioned.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30635 posts
status 22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" I can get a 5lb bag of chicken breasts that will last 2-3 weeks for a family of 5 for $10. We grill it, ... [snip!] ... about $1/lb and bam you got a meal for several days, chicken with side salad. It is NOT HARD! People just need to look and try."


IDK where you shop, but I'm in Ohio, and I can guarantee you that there is nowhere around here that sells 5lb bags of chicken for $10.



And that head of iceburg lettuce that you're claiming can feed your family for days, has absolutely no nutritional value. Just sayin'.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30635 posts
status 22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" I can get a 5lb bag of chicken breasts that will last 2-3 weeks for a family of 5 for $10. We grill it, ... [snip!] ... about $1/lb and bam you got a meal for several days, chicken with side salad. It is NOT HARD! People just need to look and try."


And have you looked at what is in that chicken you're buying? Those veggies? Just because it's chicken and vegetables, doesn't mean it's "healthy".



GMO's and MSG baybay.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" IDK where you shop, but I'm in Ohio, and I can guarantee you that there is nowhere around here that ... [snip!] ... head of iceburg lettuce that you're claiming can feed your family for days, has absolutely no nutritional value. Just sayin'."

Wal mart has them here, we get them EVERY month: boneless, skinless 5lb bag of frozen chicken breasts for $10 plus tax. And lettuce is better than french fries or a mcdouble!!

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
22nd May '13

I feel stupid or something...I'm way smaller than a size 22, have tried on their clothes, and their Large shirts are nowhere near comfortable. Must be the b**bs? Kind of OT, I know...but I found that odd.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" And have you looked at what is in that chicken you're buying? Those veggies? Just because it's chicken and vegetables, doesn't mean it's "healthy". GMO's and MSG baybay."

still healthier than the damn dollar menu at mcdonald's!

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30635 posts
status 22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" I guess prices vary state to state and season to season. I am just saying, there are ways to eat healthy ... [snip!] ... food stamps and we make it work. NEVER organic, and not always fresh food, but always home cooked dinners, properly portioned."


Food stamps? Livin' off government assistance, eh? How would you feel if kids at school made your child feel like shit because their mommy and daddy need a little help?



Sure, it can be done. Eating healthy on a budget. But not everyone can do it. I think it's shameful what you're going to end up instilling in your children.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30635 posts
status 22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" Wal mart has them here, we get them EVERY month: boneless, skinless 5lb bag of frozen chicken breasts for $10 plus tax. And lettuce is better than french fries or a mcdouble!! "


And it doesn't fill you up, because there is nothing in it.



Sooo.. fill up your kid for $3 at McDonalds, or make them chow down on a head of iceburg lettuce?
Yeah f**king right.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" Good for you. You still shouldn't judge others for not being able to do the same. And you definitely ... [snip!] ... you definitely shouldn't be teaching your children that just because someone doesn't look like them, that they aren't as good."

I don't teach my children that. Geez you guys twist everything way out of sorts in D&D. All I am saying is, we need to promote health, not fat acceptance! I used to be overweight! I don't hate overweight people, I just disagree with the idea that we should promote it as being ok because "not everyone is meant to be thin" we are all meant to be healthy. it wouldn't be called OVERweight if it was normal. That is all I am saying, promote health and being healthy, not FAT acceptance.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" And it doesn't fill you up, because there is nothing in it. Sooo.. fill up your kid for $3 at McDonalds, or make them chow down on a head of iceburg lettuce? Yeah f**king right."


they don;t eat just lettuce, you are a selective reader, aren't you? CHICKEN with a salad of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes! Not just f**king lettuce on a plate, really?? geez.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16606 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" I don't teach my children that. Geez you guys twist everything way out of sorts in D&D. All I am ... [snip!] ... wouldn't be called OVERweight if it was normal. That is all I am saying, promote health and being healthy, not FAT acceptance."


And you are saying people are fat because they don't care which is a misconception.

Vindictive Due July 23; 50 kids; Switzerland 30635 posts
status 22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" still healthier than the damn dollar menu at mcdonald's! "


It isn't only about McDonalds. Not everyone feeds their family fast food every meal, every single day. :?



It is far more expensive to get fresh, healthy meat/fruits/veggies, than it is to get a tube of hamburger meat and a box of hamburger helper. It just is. You can't argue your way out of it because you're able to feed your family chicken and water-salad every night.



Shit, you don't even provide it. So I don't really know who you are to talk. The people that I know that get food stamps, figure out the most food they can get for their money. It flat out isn't about being healthy all the time. Times are rough.