End of School Year Fluff

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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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Ducky

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 9:45am

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pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;savcal2011&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;springfever2013&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;That doesn't make it reconcile. The number on the scale is still weight.&amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;Yes but that DOES include muscle.&amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Yeah so? You can't posit in one post that anyone overweight must not eat healthy and in another talk about how weight isn't all that matters in determining how healthy one is. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Overweight people can have muscle too.  Possibly even more than the "healthy weight" person standing next to them.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;No, this was your comment savcal, Don't excuse it onto "springy".  Your defense for overweight people and poor eating habits, for that matter is understandable. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>No, it was spring, she didn't read the post correctly and changed the statement.</p>

You can't excuse away obesity and the post I kindly copied and pasted did just that in referring to it as muscle.  If there's a first post that spring started please do share, If just to satisfy your own game and competition for points here. 

Lol, see what happens when these quotes get too long, Sigh.  ---> My little rant for IVillage. >>

I'm not interested in your little game of competition and turning a debate personal again Jams.  It's really simple if one reads the posts, Sav said that larger people could have more muscle than thin, Spring read it wrong and changed it to all muscle and you have continued that for some reason...why, I don't know, you need to figure that out yourself.  But start right around where you promised ducky a quote, I think it's right around there.

 

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 9:53am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>All people have to do is educate themselves about food?  You might want to note that schools are and have already been doing this, You apparently take a lot of that for granted.  Perhaps we should place more natural food stores and organic selections in poor urban areas...  Spread the wealth..</p>

I'm  not sure who this is too, as spring says it's hard to know when one doesn't quote or use a name....but I will give it a shot...

No, education is not all that is needed and not all that was said either....is it part of the equation, you bet.  Just in reading comments here over the years on menus and food items, clearly some schools are not doing a good job either in that area of education.  

In your weak attempt at a passive agressive personal comment about past debates on the subject you do actually hit a relevant point for this discussion, there is a real lack of grocery stores in many poor urban areas which doesn't help the problem and actually hinders healthy eating because it is a burden to travel outside of the city areas to the burbs where fresh and healthy food is more easily obtainable.

I'm lucky, not only do I have a fresh organic garden out my back door, I also have multiple stores where I can obtain healthy (and non healthy!) food supplies, plus I have a real desire (and education) to cook and shop in a mostly healtly manner for my family.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:01am

<<Why is the running joke for college students and newly married is that they eat a lot of mac and cheese and ramen noodles then if everyone else can easily figure out how people with little or no money can eat healthy? >>

Because they don't know any better.  Education, time and planning isn't always important at those ages.

<<It seems that no one on this board is "poor", enough to be able to eat healthy foods (even though we know that is not true even though no one will admit it). Maybe when they were younger, and it was a different time, and their families were poor. 30+ years ago fast food was "expensive" for a poor family.??

I wouldn't consider myself poor by anymeans, but I can tell you it is more expensive to get fast food for my family than it is to make dinner for the most part.  That doesn't include meals where I buy ribeyes or lobster of course but many soups, salads and meals that I make for my family are really not super expensive and I could  cut the costs even more if I picked different ingredients.

<<Yeah, maybe they should open up healthy stores that EVERYONE can afford as while they are out there, many people can not afford to shop in them.>>

There are many healhy stores out there or healthy sections of current grocery stores, but it does take education, planning and time to shop healthy.  It's much easier to buy boxed items or go out.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:04am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Rice is cheap and it goes far, so is pasta.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Yep. That is why younger people eat a lot of this (besides the fast and junk food). </span></strong></p>

We eat a lot of rice and pasta, a couple times a week.  It is a good source of carbs for my kids and bonus because it's healthy, inexpensive and filling.  I don't buy the mixes though, I make my own the majority of the time.  I use chicken stock instead of water for the rice along with seasonings and pasta, I use whole wheat which is quite often $1 box.

PumpkinAngel

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:06am

Jams said <I don't hate the man. To say he is spending money foolishly is an understatement tho. >

? Do you know the branches for the federal government? The House (which is Republican), is the only branch that can appropriate a budget. The executive branch can not "spend" money without appropriation.

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:09am
Man, I have been poor. There is nothing cheaper than ramen. For two years I lived like this: I would buy a case of ramen and four bags of frozen vegetables and four dozen eggs on payday. And that's what I would eat. Ramen in the morning with an egg dropped in it. Ramen at night with frozen vegetables dropped in it. An avocado for lunch because the house where I was renting a room had avocado trees and the landlord didn't mind if I picked them because she didn't eat them, but the stray cats and I did. On Fridays I would splurge and go to this Mexican place with all my grad school friends and get a large burrito for $2.89. The lady that ran "El Gordita" knew she was feeding starving students and was very generous with the fillings, bless her. I had a microwave and a mini-fridge, no other cooking facilities.
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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:33am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Rice is cheap and it goes far, so is pasta.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Yep. That is why younger people eat a lot of this (besides the fast and junk food). </span></strong></p>

My kids love rice and pasta is a staple I make at least two times a week, but both meals do take time and I don't buy those quick box versions.  The older my kids have gotten the more I've watched them sneer at fast food but I get how convenience contributes to the obesity epidemic.  If I can help it my kid won't apply for a job at McDs although she has friends whose plans are there. 

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:35am
The diversions are amusing spring b/c when all else fails... Lol.

 

 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:41am

Not denying or excusing.  I - nor anyone else - here has said that lots of muscle is responsible for the obesity epidemic.  My *only* point in talking about muscle was a rebuttal to springy's false statement that no one that is overweight eats healthy.   That's simply not true.

No, I did NOT say that "no one that is overweight eats healthy". I am with someone who is morbidly obese for 7.5 hours a day. I SEE what she eats WHEN I am with her and she TELLS me what she eats at home. Does she eat healthy things, YES, of course. Does she eat unhealthy things, YES. For the amount of exercise this person gets, there is NO WAY you can eat healthy all the time and get a TON of exercise and be morbidly obese. Yes, some people have a problem losing weight for things like medications, age, genetics, etc. You can NOT tell me that the majority of people overweight is from those though when it has been PROVEN that obesity comes from lack of healthy food and exercise. 

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Sat, 06-15-2013 - 10:44am

<<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.>>

No, that is simply not true.  Fast food is easier sometimes than healty foods but no, it is not cheaper.

Again, this might be true for different areas as you can see from Savcal's prices, they are a lot less than mine. 

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

And that's why my comment also included the words, proper food storage from that garden.

True, if you have access to grow a garden.

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