End of School Year Fluff

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Registered: 10-05-2007
End of School Year Fluff
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Tue, 06-11-2013 - 10:12am

1.  Do your kids go to school on the last day of school?

2.  Do you throw (or let them throw) an end of year party for their friends?

3.  How many *graduation ceremonies* will/have your children experienced in their life time?

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 6:33pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
I don't find anything attractive in denial.  Furthermore, this overweight population is growing.  I don't give a darn how thin we are as a country too but this administration that you place so much faith in is wasting money on programs I don't think the problems lie in either. </p>

I know you have a hot flaming hatred of President Obama, but I hadn't realized your insane obsession against him extended to blaming America's obesity problem on him.  It's new, if not imaginative.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 6:34pm

springfever2013 wrote:
You know medically "overweight" people (by a dr.) that is all muscle? </strong></p>

That's not what she said.  Do try to keep up.  Have you thought of ESL classes?  They might help.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 6:36pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
No, this was your comment savcal,  </p><p> </p>

No, it wasn't.  Savcal never said nor suggested that some overweight people are all muscle.  Only springy did that. Your lies here won't change that.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 6:37pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
No, this was your comment savcal,  </p><p> </p>

No, it wasn't.  Savcal never said nor suggested that some overweight people are all muscle.  Only springy did that. Your lies here won't change that.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 6:37pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
No, this was your comment savcal,  </p><p> </p>

No, it wasn't.  Savcal never said nor suggested that some overweight people are all muscle.  Only springy did that. Your lies here won't change that.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 7:18pm

springfever2013 wrote:
>If the person only has enough for the dollar menu, then all the education in the world is not going to give them more money to buy healthier foods.</strong> </p>

It isn't all about money though - even when there's a lack of it.   If someone can feed their family of 5 off the dollar menu - for about $15 (two food items, and a drink each) - I guarantee you they can feed that same family of five something healther for less if they cook it fresh.  A bag of rice, some beans, a lean protein, and a veggie and they've got a meal for less than $15.  

 

Education isn't always the answer, but it helps.  Other factors play in too .. time, cooking skill, etc.

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Fri, 06-14-2013 - 7:30pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&gt;If the person only has enough for the dollar menu, then all the education in the world is not going to give them more money to buy healthier foods.&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>It isn't all about money though - even when there's a lack of it.   If someone can feed their family of 5 off the dollar menu - for about $15 (two food items, and a drink each) - I guarantee you they can feed that same family of five something healther for less if they cook it fresh.  A bag of rice, some beans, a lean protein, and a veggie and they've got a meal for less than $15.  </p><p> </p><p>Education isn't always the answer, but it helps.  Other factors play in too .. time, cooking skill, etc.</p>

All good points sav....I think back to the sah/woh discussions about one of the benefits of sahm being able to have home cooked meals on the table everynight, which can be true or not true.  I know sahms where their families go out 2-3 nights a week for dinner, wohms who cook 5-6 nights a week, and everything in between..  I think this is much more dependent on education, skills and wanting to prepare meals each night versus working status.  I can easily cook a meal for less than $15 for a family of 4 and possibly have leftovers.

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 9:05pm

That is where education comes in, there are a lot of foods that are healthy and cheap.  

Again, many healthy foods are more expensive than fast food. Not saying you can't eat healthy on a budget but for people who do not have money, it is cheaper to eat junk food.

Add that education with a garden and proper food storage from that garden then...yes it can work.  But if one shuns or is afraid of learning new things, then I agree with your statement.  One has to want to learn, otherwise they like to make excuses as to why they can't.

I agree. Many people can't garden during the winter months also though.

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 9:06pm

There is nothing, absolutely NOTHING, "quick fix" about gastric bypass surgery and it's beyond unconscionable for you to act as if it is.

No, it is not a quick fix but it also will not work if you don't eat well and exercise on top of it. Quick fixes to me would be fad diets that you loose a lot of weight in a short amount of time.

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 9:15pm

It isn't all about money though - even when there's a lack of it.   If someone can feed their family of 5 off the dollar menu - for about $15 (two food items, and a drink each) - I guarantee you they can feed that same family of five something healther for less if they cook it fresh.  A bag of rice, some beans, a lean protein, and a veggie and they've got a meal for less than $15.  

I guess if everything is on sale but my calculations come up higher than that. While I know I can eat many things cheaper than going out, others would rather spend $1 on a box of hamburger helper than an avocado as they can get a meal out of that for their family. A head of lettuce is $1.99, more expensive then a box of mac and cheese. Not trying to justify what others might do but if you shop and see the prices, you can see why people eat more junk. 

Education isn't always the answer, but it helps.  Other factors play in too .. time, cooking skill, etc.

Yes, I agree with this too.

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