Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tablescape and Why We Get Fat

I created this little tablescape because I was in the mood for something a little cozier. It felt a little bare before. The plate at the back I got at an antique store at the beach, my one treat.  I finally put my A/C on this afternoon. I've been trying to do without it and we've had very few warm days, but I just don't feel well when it gets above 70. That's why I live in the pacific northwest. I also don't sleep well when it's warm in the house. We usually have a breeze that keeps things comfortable but not today.                                                                                                                       

I've been reading a book called "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. It is confirming that low carb is the way to go. It's interesting because it talks about how this has been known for years. The food police have been against low carb and for low fat. Well it is because of diabetes that I learned the truth. My problem is that even though I know it, it's not easy to do. It has been a gradually process for me. I really learned a lot from this book about how our bodies work and I understand better now why I don't want to eat the things I should and why I can't seem to get below a certain point. I hope with this knowledge I'll be motivated to succeed in losing the rest of the weight I want to lose.

I've also been watching the Lord of the Rings DVDs and all the extra info about making the movies has been really interesting. I'm just amazed by what they put into these movies, the detail work in every area. Peter Jackson really went for it and all the actors put their all into it also. They all came to love the story if they weren't already a fan. It really helped me to appreciate the books even more. The movies are kind of gross, but the story still has a good message.

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