I’m a little bit on the heavy side right now. I’ve decided to do something about it. For those of you that are wondering, IT’S NOT ME IN ANY OF THE PICTURES! I could stand to lose a few pounds, but I’m not big enough to have my own postal code just yet.
Going to the grocery store is kind of shocking. Food is so expensive and keeps going up. I’m talking about good food. Fresh vegetables, meat and fruits. It seems like the price of grub is on the same price scale as oil.
Actually the two are related. The cost of growing, processing and transporting our food goes up when oil does. So who’s making the money? Definitely not the farmer. If anything, it’s getting worse for them. And the stores themselves have a thin profit margin to stay competitive. I suspect the wholesalers and the oil companies are the ones cleaning up here.
So how’s a person supposed to lose weight when they’re on a fixed budget? It sounds crazy but the poorer you are the more likely you are to buy unhealthy, cheap products which will cause you to pack on the pounds. North America’s population is more obese than it’s ever been in history. And the poorer we get, the worse shape we’ll be in physically.
There is a solution. Go to the farmers’ markets. Get yourself a great deal on some fresh products and pay a fair price for them by cutting out the middle man. Or go to a farmer in your neighborhood and see what he’s got for sale. Buy it directly from him. Watch for sales, make sure your freezer is in good working order and stock up.
But don’t go overboard. Being too thin is no better than being too fat. It’s unhealthy, dangerous in high winds and I hear it’s no fun having to wear snowshoes in the shower. Find a happy medium and stick with it.