im hungry

i want lots of yummy food right now

oh like snuffer’s glorious cheese fries…ohhh yeahhhh that sounds good

Dinner my boyfriend Matt made the other night. Stuffed pasta shells with chicken cooked with minced garlic, optional broccoli & optional onions, then smothered in four cheese alfredo sauce.
Be jealous.

Dinner my boyfriend Matt made the other night. Stuffed pasta shells with chicken cooked with minced garlic, optional broccoli & optional onions, then smothered in four cheese alfredo sauce.
Be jealous.

I’m so hungry right now.

I want pasta
Cheese
Garlic bread
Crazy bread
Pizza
Donuts
Brownies and vanilla ice cream
And I’m sure I’m craving more than that too…

I want all of that. Dang I’m so hungryyyyyy.

Been a goodnight.

Watched a Japanese film with friends and now we’re chowing down at a Chinese buffet.

Schoolwork and studying shall continue to wait.

Tags: fun food film

You know you’re hungry when…

You reblog a photoset of a horseshaped cookie cutter resulting in a horribly misshapen horse cookie and then a giant fat ass horse thing…and despite how funny that all is…all I can think about is how delicious that fucking cookie looks, and how much I would totally eat the sad misshapen horse cookie in a heartbeat right now.

Me want disfigured horse cookie so bad right now.

fromstarstostarfish:

(Maps courtesy of USDA.)

Food Deserts Across America

A food desert is a low-income area that lacks access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and other foods that make up a heathy diet (limited or no access to supermarkets and grocery stores, sometimes coupled with limited to no transportation); instead, these areas are riddled with convenience stores and fast food restaurants.

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 required the USDA to study food deserts for one year.  In the study’s findings, some key points were:

  • About 2.3 million households (~2.2% of the population) live more than a mile from a supermarket and have no access to a vehicle.  Another 3.4 million households live between 1/2-1 mile from a supermarket and have no access to a vehicle.
  • Roughly 23.5 million people live in low-income areas that are more than 1 mile from a supermarket.  However, only 11.5 million (4.1% of the population) of these people are low-income.
  • Urban areas are more likely to suffer from limited food access due to racial segregation and income inequality.  In rural areas, it’s because of a lack of transportation infrastructure.
  • Shopping at small stores and convenience stores more likely to be found in food deserts is significantly more expensive than shopping at a large grocery store or supermarket.
  • While some researchers and their studies point towards lack of availability to nutritious foods as the reason for a lack of intake (and instead relying on the convenience stores and fast food restaurants), other researchers/studies prove otherwise. Either way, more research is needed in this area.

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, vice President and chief medical officer of Blue Cross Shield Texas (not to mention former Texas commissioner of health and a national leader on childhood obesity) said:

The link between inequitable access to healthy, affordable food and chronic diseases is evident in every region of the country.  Low-income and being African-American, Latino, or American Indian increases the likelihood of poor access to good food and the prevalence of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.  From deep in the heart of Texas to the center of Midwest farm country, to President Obama’s hometown of Chicago, healthy food is not easily accessible to millions of Americans and people are sicker as a result.

Access to healthy, affordable food is a major public health problem and should be considered as important as affordable healthcare.  

While Alan Hunt, senior policy associate at the Wallace Center at Winrock International had this to say:

We thank the USDA for undertaking this thorough study.  Much of it verifies what we already knew - that for millions of people in low-income communities, access to fresh and healthy food is limited.  

Now it’s time for action.  What is needed is a set of coordinated, community based activities across the country, including outreach to existing corner stores, incentives for locating new retail stores, public transportation improvements, farmers’ markets development, nutrition education, and other activities to improve food access.

Supporting successful programs that address inequitable food access - from the development of a network of farmers’ markets that serves the nearly 80,000 mostly low-income residents of Camden, New Jersey, to the remarkable work in Black Hawk County, Iowa, where local producers work together to make fresh, healthy and local food available to restaurants, retirement homes, and universities while generating millions of dollars of sales - is the beginning.  Continuing efforts like these requires national support and leadership to ensure healthy food choices are accessible in all communities.

We learned about this in my Honor’s Gender & Social change class a couple semesters ago,  and it was unbelievable how many of these ignorant girls would not like believe that this was possible. (I only say “girls” because the whole class was entirely girls, and don’t mean to intend that their ignorance is anyway relevant or dictated by their gender)

Ughhh they said so many things that drove me crazy, but the thing that made me the most upset, is that despite the more and more we learned about it, they were just so incredibly unwilling to let go of their ignorance and so resistant to accept that food deserts are very real, true things, and not something that which you can argue on the validity or truthfulness of.

One example was that they would say things like “well, why couldn’t they just take the bus, to the closest grocery store and buy food for the month, at the beginning of every month.”

Well the problem with that is that these people living in these food desserts don’t have the money to go buy enough food for an entire month all at one time, or they may not be able to simply go on the bus and buy and carry back all that food. A lot of times, these people might struggle to simply make it day-by-day…they don’t have the choice or opportunity a lot of times to get better food. Or they may work such long hours and for never enough pay, that they don’t have the physical energy or finances to go and buy and make these better food options for themselves and/or their families.

I’m usually quiet in class but the girls in my class kept making such ignorant remarks, that I spoke up and said somethings several times. Every time I did, my teacher (who was very brilliant) was like “Yes! That is what it is like in a lot or most of cases, very good point.” and the girls in my class were like perplexed…I don’t like to dislike people for their ignorance because I don’t like to dislike people for not having yet learned something because that is unfair, but willful ignorance and fighting knowledge and information and the fucking truth to stay in ignorance is one of the things I dislike the most in this world.

The truth is hard sometimes but you can’t stop it from being the truth by simply not believing it. Embrace truth everyone.

(via itswhatevertheuniverseis-deacti)

haha yeah well shit happens…especially often to me though, so I’m used to it haha
I was quite disappointed at first, but then I thought that maybe the dude was having a bad day because it was around 1am, and I just thought well it was probably just an honest mistake, and oh well. 
Plus, I think I’ll just take them back and get chicken strips tomorrow (later today I guess technically) and just say that there was a mistake in my order, even though it will be about half a day later…I’m thinking it will still work, since I didn’t eat em and all. Its whateva. haha
No one judge me. That stuffs expensive and I want me my chicken strips. I think all college students will understand. haha
But thanks for the sympathy! :) 

haha yeah well shit happens…especially often to me though, so I’m used to it haha

I was quite disappointed at first, but then I thought that maybe the dude was having a bad day because it was around 1am, and I just thought well it was probably just an honest mistake, and oh well. 

Plus, I think I’ll just take them back and get chicken strips tomorrow (later today I guess technically) and just say that there was a mistake in my order, even though it will be about half a day later…I’m thinking it will still work, since I didn’t eat em and all. Its whateva. haha

No one judge me. That stuffs expensive and I want me my chicken strips. I think all college students will understand. haha

But thanks for the sympathy! :) 

I’m just creepily sitting in my car listening to music and eating massive amounts of crazy bread and pizza right out side of my school… because I need to go in and finish a bunch of stuff… but I’m still just sitting here in my car, listening to music, and eating crazy bread ‘til I hate myself into oblivion. Awwwh yeah. I’m doing life right.

other-wordly:

pronunciation | “sO-bRe-‘mA-sa

Whats up for tonight….

Hot-n-ready cheese pizza from little ceasars

2 orders of crazy bread

Brownies

Ice Cream

And Amélie 

and maybe some other movies after that

awwwwhhhh yeahh

i wanna go to cicis right now

and just eat bunches and bunches of pizza and hate myself louis c.k. style

Going to Waffle House. 
Gonna get me a large platter of hashbrowns y’all.

Going to Waffle House. 

Gonna get me a large platter of hashbrowns y’all.

What’s for breakfast this morning?

I’m making me some Oatmeal. And I’m gonna put loads of brown sugar in my oatmeal, and it will be delicious. I think I’m going to eat my breakfast on our porch because it feels amazing outside, it might be a nice way to start my day.

I’m hungry but don’t know what to eat…

I’ve gone into our kitchen about ten times and looked at everything we have to eat. I can’t decide if I just don’t want anything we have, or if I do, but don’t know what exactly…

what to do, what to do?

(haha this has definitely been one of my most pointless posts)

I think that I am one of only a few people on Pinterest who doesn’t have a fitness related board.

Also…My food board is called “I’m Starving.” and it is almost entirely pins of pasta, yummy breads, cheese/cheese related foods, and desserts…basically not your “healthy” foods hahaha…I don’t know if this is weird but I don’t think I would have it any other way.