Thursday, April 10, 2008

I think there's tofu in my chicken.

What's up with the health craze ripping the nation?

I've never before heard of a time when health food and gyms and having your own trainer was so chic. We've just opened this whole new demographic!!!

Granted, we are the fattest nation in the world, and we do need to do something about it - my self oh so very included - but why now? Why all of the sudden are we taking notice? I'm sure that things probably have gotten worse over the last 50 years (see SuperSize Me, you'll see what I'm talking about). As technology has made our world much more fast paced, we are frequenting fast foods and take outs and deliveries more and more. BUT - are we eating the same food as before? just more of it? or just getting less activity in our daily lives?

Now, anyone who knows me probably thinks I'm nuts for even thinking about this. I will just as easily walk into Wendy's as the next kid (I do avoid McD's as much as possible though - nasty.) so why is this bothering me? Well first of all - I'm presently eating some lovely chicken breast with spicy yogurt sauce over stirfried veggies and brown rice (that my WONDERFUL boss snagged - enough for 3 meals - for me from her lunch meeting today). And I thought I tasted - wait no, felt the texture of? - tofu. And it got me thinking - I work for a health insurance company. We're super health conscious - should I put it past them to sneak tofu into my chicken and rice? Or maybe it was in the stir fry... Wait! Why the hell are they putting tofu in my food!!!???? Fuck it, I'm eatin' it anyhow. And as I thought about this it made me realise that I KNOW WHAT TOFU TASTES (er, feels) LIKE!!! (do you hear the sound of hell freezing??) I of all people am actually being brought into the health age movement. All 5'7'' 208 lbs of me.

And I guess that's not a bad thing. Until you start getting depressed 'cause you can't go to the gym cause your knee's all fuck'ed up. Then it sucks.

Well, I hope it isn't just a phase. I hope it lasts long enough that smoothies aren't some food for the nuveau riche that cost $6 for a 12 oz. Poor kids like smoothies too!

Oh yeah, and way too much money on new hair and make up...

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