I have four kids, these stats say one of them will end up obese. The Map above shows the percentage of obese children in each state.
Our neck of the woods in Memphis looks like the epicenter of this health risk. We need to address this now for the health of our children, not to mention the health of our tax liability.
Because making meals like this is how I hope to spend my free time, I am pretty sure I will never be what people consider skinny.
Full Instructions here from the Geniuses at BBQ Addicts
Jamie Oliver makes a a compelling argument for food education in America and how it can change the world at TED’s.
The guy is trying to start a food revolution. I first heard about his television project coming out of West Virginia, the least healthiest state in the Union, but I heard about this talk from John Bryson‘s twitter feed today.
I highly recommend watching the 20 minute talk. One of the two most powerful moments for me was where he said that if he was standing on stage with a cure for AIDS people would rush the stage, but yet no one cares about the cure for poor eating habits which is biggest killer in developed countries.
It is hard to tell by the size of the image below, but basically all the ones in red are food related deaths:
You can see this chart at the 2:00 minute mark of his talk.
He also had a strong argument for training students to cook in school. He said that every student has to graduate with the ability to cook 10 healthy meals. It makes sense.
TED’s also asked Jamie to make one wish…..here it is:
Last but not least, wait till you see the elementary students try to identify vegetables. It is unreal what they don’t know. Jamie argues if they don’t know what it is, they won’t eat it. (That rings true in the Carroll home, not only for the kids! HA!)
I have not been eating much fast food lately, with the Biggest Loser deal going on. But I would still call myself a fast food expert and consider this little chart helpful when deciding where to eat.
Many of you will be on the road this week traveling, print out this guide and it should solve any arguments about where to stop and get a meal.
178 lbs Today!
I am down 26.4 lbs in 10 weeks. There is 12.9% less of me than August 16th of this year when I turned 32.
I feel great and I am stronger than I have ever been in my life. I have Corey Klein to thank for that!
When the Biggest Loser is over Dec 15th, soon after I am going to take these items:
And I am going to make this:
Doesn’t that look just AMAZING!
Go here to see all 10 steps and learn how to make this beast.
We are two weeks in and I have lost 12.8 lbs. Started at 204.4 and weighed in yesterday at 191.6
I came in second for the week following Ricky Jenkins and beating Richard Elizondo by an ounce for second place.
Of course after a great 1st weigh-in, my competition has encouraged me to celebrate.
I found this on my desk this morning:
Fudgsicle has a Splenda version that is only 30 calories.
A small dessert oasis in the middle of this whole healthy lifestyle deal.
Richard and I decided to spot the Biggest Loser field two pounds on Tuesday by heading to The Varsity.
Just to be clear, we split all that food.
Here a video about The Varsity celebrating it’s 80th year last year.
The Biggest Loser competition has begun.
There are 9 of us competing. We are competing against each other for a cash prize and we are competing against ourselves for our health.
The competition will run from August 18th to December 15th. That is 119 days!
We are going to weigh in every two weeks and as an incentive to continue to lose weight, if you gain weight between weigh-ins, you have to pay $5 per pound to the person who lost the most that week.
The grand prize is $945 and the second prize is $405. Other than that…you are rewarded with good health.
Here is my competition:
- Mark Ottinger
- Hamp Holcomb
- Mark Horrocks
- John Bryson
- Richard Elizondo
- Damon Conley
- Wilson Barton
- Ricky Jenkins
If you see any of these men please offer them donuts, fried chicken, ice cream, or something. Even buy them fattening food and if they eat I will pay you back.