The week of ugly continues!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tweakmonkey, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Most the people I know who say it's too expensive to eat healthy are the same ones that eat out.

    Also I hear a lot of people say it's expensive to be a vegetarian or vegan but I think it's because the processed vegetarian stuff you'd typically buy at a health-foods store is way more expensive than fresh vegetables and fruit. Eating vegetarian is really damn cheap. I could get by on dollars per day but usually buy top choice organic produce just because I know I'm spending less than people buying steaks and cheese (among other things).

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  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    BBbbbb...but poor people like the wife and i, omnly get 5 bux a day for both of us to eat on. 10 bux a day is 300+ a month and our food budget hasn't been that for over a year. We eat once a day and a snack....no chance for coloric overload here. now a food stamp recipient gets double what we get and I've seen what's in thier shopping carts. A few eat real meals cooked at home, but most throw whatever takes the least effort to prepare and usually comes in a potatoe chip bag into those shopping carts. So there may be some merit to Dustin's claims. Myself, i try to stick as best i can to the food pyramid with a slant towards the mediteranian diet. It has kept me alert and the bones ain't showing too bad yet, but activity.....that's my middle name!
    The "healthy food" fasion is a bunch of marketting BS. But the way MSP discribed it, is practicle, economical. and, as executed, his eating habits would benefit any and just about all obesity laden (no-pun) people out there. Most are more or less intellectually lazy and shun any activity that requires thought. And that's the brand of "lazy" that pushes my "pissed off" button. Not exercising has more valid reasons than not thinking. The fact that some, especially older people :eek: don't exercise as well as they should can be attributed to physical limitations (gawd i hate that phrase when my doctor says it), but to let someone else do your thinking, or to blindly follow the dictates of TV advertising because it's all mental intake rather than output....that is inexcusable.
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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  4. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    rofl, i just got that too, and was about to post the same thing
  5. Dustin

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    wiskas really is right. The man is wise. :)

    However, regardless of the reasons behind your lifestyle; everyone has the power to break free of it. Wiskas, you of all people will probably understand that having broken many addictions in your lifetime. Sometimes they need a helping hand and support; or a kick in the ass--but in the end it's completely up to them!
  6. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Ultimately you're correct.
    Reminds me of a song about my life: (steve earle: it's all up to you)

    lyrics:

    No matter which way the wind blows
    It's always cold when you're alone
    Ain't no candle in the window
    You've got to find your own way home
    Now the rain ain't gonna hurt you
    It's come to wash away your blues
    It's all up to you

    No body said it would be easy
    But it don't have to be this hard
    If you're lookin' for a reason
    Just stand right where you are
    Now there ain't no one out to get you
    They've got to walk in their own shoes

    It's all up to you
    It's all up to you
    No one else can get you through
    Right or wrong, win or lose
    It's all up to you

    You can stand out on that highway
    Look as far as you can see
    But when you get to that horizon
    There's always someplace else to be
    But don't you stop to look behind you
    'Cause you've got some travelin' left to do
    It's all up to you