Egg Explanation

I was going to write a long post about abortion and why killing babies is wrong.  That last part of the sentence really shouldn’t need explained; it is something a 2 year old would know is wrong…but…I digress.  The fact is deep down, you all know that abortion is wrong even if you defend it.  Those that defend it merely attempt to justify it.

Just let this sink in…really sink in…according to the laws of this country:

It is a felony (fines and jail time potentials come with this) to tamper with the eggs of a sea turtle.

It is okay to throw away, destroy, etc fertilized eggs of a human and even to go as far as killing the unborn child.

I need an egg explanation as to why turtles (which I dearly love and would never harm) are more valuable to our culture than children (whom I dearly love, would never harm and would do anything to protect).  Help me out here…any logical person knows this makes entirely no sense.   We need to pray every chance we get for our world to value life again.

 

Weekly Update

Here are the stats for the week:

So I finally lost a pound!  Crazy it took so long…and then I celebrated, so probably put it all back on.  Oh dear.

BMI is now between 20.3 and 20.6 pending on the scale.  🙂

Body fat is now between 14 and 23 %, which is the same as last week but more are closer to 14 than 23.  🙂

I am happy with my progress, hope I didn’t ruin it completely and hope to make more progress for the next update.

In similar news…

I have been dancing around giving up artificial sweeteners for awhile.  I know they are bad for you.  I know (no matter what anyone says) sticking all those chemicals inside of your body is not okay.  I have rationalized my consumption of them, because they are low calorie and make me think I am full for awhile.  So, this week I got rid of the diet soda (again, I have done this before) and I am hoping to give up gum as well.  I even gave up Egg Beaters unless they are purely egg whites there is no reason to eat eggs from a box that is filled with 25 other ingredients.  I know I will still have artificial ingredients in certain things, but baby steps work better for me than cold turkey.  The binge monster strikes when I go cold turkey on anything food related.

I have also been playing the size game…I have my size goal, but what is that really?  I do wish there was an accurate size system across the board.  I ordered pants this week following the company’s size chart and ordered 2 different sizes.  Both sizes fit…normally.  How does that work?  The size number has gone down in current years.  It isn’t that people are thinner, just that the measurements for a size 10 in the past are the same as the measurements for a current size 2, I believe.  On the flip side, while I know there is a great deal of vanity sizing there comes a point when the concern of it all has to stop.  There has to be more newsworthy information than making people feel like they are thinner or heavier than they really are.

My 2 cents on that long sidebar…if you are concerned with size, make a measurement goal and a weight goal for yourself.  If you want to, you can even make a body fat percentage goal for yourself.  Unless  I am mistaken I think tape measures are still right on the mark.  😉

But, if you still really want to know some info…I researched some this week.  H and M seems to be the most accurate in terms of measurement and size.  Their size 2 is about 23.5 inch waist with a 33 hip and size 4 is about 25 inches in the waist with 34.5 hip.  Size 4 at H and M is a size 0 at Dockers and a size 1 at Old Navy.  The Gap has a size 0 at 24 inch waist and a 36.5 inch hip and a size 2 at a 25 in waist and 37 inch hip.  I think H and M is most accurate, because I think that very few women should be in a size 0.  Realistically it isn’t healthy for most, with the exception being if you are in a vanity size 0 which could be a 4 or 6 in normal sizing.  I am much more into measurements than size these days, but was in an A-Type mood, so thought I would share.  😉

Oh yeah…one last little tidbit from the week…I overworked my back and shoulders a little bit, which is really pathetic since my arms are not very strong, but alas…anyway, Icy Hot patches are amazing!  Love them!  🙂

Be back next week for another update.  🙂

Easter Bunny Flop and other random thoughts

Here we go…just a few random thoughts from this mommy this morning:

“He is Risen!”

What an amazing gift we were given to have Christ die for our sins.  Did you notice that I did not share a verse on Saturday?  Friday was serious and Sunday celebratory…wanted to do some reflection on Saturday.

“Kids looking for Easter eggs are the cutest.”

There is nothing quite like watching little kids bouncing in anticipation over what they may discover.  It was especially amusing after the Easter egg hunt seeing my girl with holes in both knees of her tights and her dress strap torn.

“Easter bunny flop”

I was determined to make this Easter Bunny cake with edible ears.  When the one flopped down, I thought it was pretty cute, but it continued to fall a little too much…oh well…my little guy still thinks I am the ‘best baker ever!’  🙂

“I guess I am officially a runner.”

With running injuries, running 10 miles and not despising it, and actually missing running at times…*sigh*…I suppose I should categorize myself as a runner.

“I think Sarah Palin is awesome!”

I love how she speaks her mind with a smile on her face.

“Whoever thought of trailmix is a genius…and evil!”

I cannot stop eating it!!!!