I’m about to turn 28 in two days, eek. This year, I’m going to seriously take a different approach to a lifestyle change. It’s more than just wanting to fit into my skinny clothes. Hell, that’s a separate story in itself, which I’ll probably write about in a few. But, I’m going to take baby steps to a more healthy lifestyle, and not just for me, but for the environment. And before you think I’m going all tree hugger on you, I’m not. It’s not that being “a tree hugger” is a bad thing either. I just want to do my part. Baby steps means taking meat out of my diet two or three times a week. This week, I have started. I had veggie buffalo wings, and surprisingly they were edible. I have had this notion that veggie food couldn’t possibly be good. Now, I’m not going to lie and say that I am not going to miss eating meat at first. But, I just remember reading stuff at PETA, and I’ll survive. But, my main source has been this site: Go Veg , it’s pretty informative, and I believe it is run by PETA too. And, my dear friends who have already adopted this lifestyle, give me guidance, you wise ones, you know who you are.
Now, on to the skinny clothes, since when did size 12 become plus size? What rock have I been living under that a size 12 is no longer considered average? Seriously, something needs to be done. I was in the mall recently, and I walked by Ashley Stewart, and they now carry size 12? Is this an attempt to reach more customers or has the retail industry decided that being a size 12 isn’t considered a normal, average size? That just really annoyed me. Not because it’s a crime to be wearing plus size clothing, but it just gives the impression that being a size 12 is no longer accepted as average size, soon a size 10 will not be “good enough” and women will continue to have eating disorders and unhealthy body images, and the cycle will never end.
So, that shopping excursion made me realize that, yes, it will be nice to fit into my size 12 jeans, that are now considered plus size, but more importantly, adopting a more healthy lifestyle will make me feel better about my contribution to the society. Yes, it is a society thing, read this: Eating Your Way to a Smaller ‘Ecological Footprint’.
Enough preaching for one day, right. ;o)