Sunday, August 11, 2013

obsessed and Oklahoma

I just finished reading Obsessed by Mika Brzezinski.
It was such a good book. Mika is so honest about her struggles with withholding food and excessive exercise, while her friend Diane is on the opposite side of the spectrum and obese.
There is so much knowledge to gain from reading this book-I rented it from the library but I think I need to purchase it!

The end of the book is about how we can make positive changes in our communities.
She talks about changes that Oklahoma City has made since 2005 when Men's Fitness called the city one of the fattest in America.
The mayor, Mick Cornett, said "We're going to lose a million pounds".
5 years later, they did just that.
They built new gyms in schools across the city, health & wellness centers and new bike trails.
They redesigned the city to cater to pedestrians and added more sidewalks.
Restaurants began to offer healthier choices.
Now, less than 10 years later, Oklahoma City is on Men's Fitness list of fittest cities in America.

I just loved this story-it shows that with proper education and planning, changes can happen!


Off to make dinner: quinoa with asparagus, spinach and zucchini.
Then hopefully a run if the humidity lets up!
Enjoy your Sunday!

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