Went to Curves the past 2 days & WW yesterday. I am officially back to 175 lbs.
Whatareyagonadoooo?? Holiday food is too tempting.
After carefully avoiding cakes & cookies all month I finally got weak & gobbled down both for the past 2 nights. I felt like crap in the mornings. I tell ya, SUGAR is poison. It Really makes me feel like shit. If you pay attention to your body I'm sure it does the same to you.
Went to 2 movies this evening,
one was EXCELLENT: The Great Debaters!
One was mediocre: National Treasure.
The Great Debaters was SO Great that everyone should see it. It was set in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas & Louisiana. God, it was spectacular scenery! Just exquisite! And the acting was so Good.
It was mainly about racism & prejudice in 1938, & how young black Americans pulled themselves thru that type of violence with a debate team that competed across the country.
It really got to me because I grew up in Dallas & Richardson Texas, but chose to go to College (Stephen F. Austin) in Nacogdoches, a small East Texas town. So I knew all the southern beauty & locations in the midst of the ugly truth of hatred against anything non-wasp.
I'm sure it is still that way today if that truth really be told. No doubt in my mind. There are still just too many 'good ole boys' & their repressed wifeys all over America, let alone in Marshal Texas where this story specifically took place. It is a true story set in an all-black (at the time) Wiley College... And Nacogdoches was just down the road 'a piece' from Marshall.
It was so bitter-sweet as I have big memories, growing up there in my freshman, sophomore, junior year of College- till I got in trouble for dancing a with a black student at a school dance & was basically told to leave...( can we say 'kicked OUT?') It was 1968. I always say 'they shoulda been glad it was a boy!'
That whole mentality makes my heart ache. Unfortunately it is alive & well everywhere, not just East Texas - but fageddaboudit... it is blatant there. still. Just not so obvious, now that it is supposedly against the law.
This was a beautifully done movie, extremely moving & you might not cry as hard as I did since you didn't grow up there, but the story was poignant beyond belief. Do yourself a favor & go see The Great Debaters. Oprah sure outdid herself on this one!