September 18, 2008

Number 19

Can be checked off the list.

I know I’m a little behind the times on this one, but when looking for a documentary to watch, Supersize Me really stuck out. I read about it online and was amazed that anyone could gain that much weight from eating McDonald’s for a month. I decided I had to see the results for myself, and as I was watching, I have to admit I was a tad bit jealous of Morgan getting to eat all of that McYumminess.

You see, I’m a fan of fast food. Even though I hardly ever let myself eat it, I’m not one of those people who think it’s disgusting. Growing up, McDonald’s meant vacation and freedom and fun. It’s where we stopped to eat as we made our way to Florida for many a family vacation in our trusty Suburban, and to this day, I still get excited to stop there any time I’m on a road trip (often to the chagrin of my fellow roadtrippers who would prefer a healthier option).

But although the movie did scare me away from fast food for at least the near future (the part about the chicken nuggets was so gross!), it really, more than anything, drove home the importance of eating good, fresh foods and getting enough exercise. It really is true that our body runs off of what we put into it. When we put in junk, we feel bad and sad and unfocused, and when we put in good stuff, we feel happy and balanced and productive, and I don’t know about you, but that’s what I strive for.

By the way, during my quest to rent a documentary, I stumbled upon a hidden gem in my local Blockbuster: The Social Awareness section. It’s filled with documentaries, and these are the ones I’ll be watching in the near future (I know, the list only required one, but they’re just so much fun!):

Grizzly Man
Woodstock
Enron: The smartest guys in the room
Whole
After Innocence
A life without pain
Shut Up and Sing
Dog Town and Z Boys

2 comments:

alisha said...

I love this documentary. I own it and play it in my Biology class ever year. Did you watch the bonus features? The one called " the smoking fry " is really interesting...gross, but interesting!

I think I may once again steal one of your ideas and do the list of things to do next year when I turn 29. I'd like to do a 29 things to do before I turn 30. Geez...30 is SOOOOO damn close. scary!

girlfromthenorthcountry.wordpress.com said...

Oh my gosh. Grizzly Man was so disturbing. At first you think it might be kind of humorous because it seems like a mockumentary, but then the end is AWFUL. Seriously disturbing. I couldn't sleep after I watched it. It does serve its purpose by telling the truth about an interesting man and an interesting way of life, but man, it's crazy.