Folks, the photo above is why over half of all Americans are obese. This is what came in my weekly flier in the mail, all of this, at one time. Coupons for: Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Arby's, Wendy's, Domino's, Church's, Little Caesars, and Hardees. No coupons for organic veggies at the whole foods market, no coupons for the gym or the YMCA, no coupons for new sneakers for walking on the treadmill, no coupons for my high blood pressure or acid reflux medication. It seems that the average consumer and family is faced with these decisions every day- pay $5 for a container of organic spring mix, or buy one get one free chicken biscuits, or order a bag to go from the $1 menu, or even worse, the dreaded 5 for $5 deal at Arby's. With the economy right now, it would seem that the logical choice would be to grab the cheapest meal deal out there. But we all know that by doing that, there is a potentially greater cost in the long run. Your weight, your health, even a shorter lifespan. Sure, I love a pizza just as much as the next person, but do I really NEED it? Do I really truly need to order a special XL pizza from Papa John's for just $11.99? And hey, throw in an order of breadsticks and extra garlic-butter dipping sauce while you're at it! I lived like that in the past, and that's why I got to be well over 200 pounds. And that's not to say we don't go out and get a restaurant pizza once in a great while. But we've stopped living with the "fast food/delivery" mentality. It's a vicious trap, and these coupons only promote it, and make it easier to fall into that abyss of grease.
Luckily we have a recycle bin here at our house, and the only thing good about these coupons is that they are biodegradable and hopefully will be used to create something beneficial- like compost for vegetables!
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.