Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Ronald

April 1, 2010

Institute For Medical Wellness Healthy Living Report

Before I get into the topic of the day, let me first announce that I will be retiring at the end of this month!

April Fools!!!

Sorry bout that!

With a daughter in 6th grade, and college tuition to save for, I do not think I will be retiring anytime soon. Besides, I can actually say I really love my job!

So now, on with the topic of the day!


The Ronald

Sorry for another McDonalds post, but I couldn't resist.

Did anyone hear about the calls for Ronald McDonald to be fired?

No, the Donald, i.e. Donald Trump, is not firing the Ronald!

The argument is that Ronald McDonald, the clown that he is, makes people want to eat at McDonalds. Well Duh!!! Isn't that the purpose of a good advertising campaign?

McDonalds does not make anyone unhealthy. You, of your own free will, get to choose what you eat. So if you are gullible enough to eat at McDonalds, due a big clown with red hair, then maybe you deserve whatever you get.

But what exactly do you get?

Some say a heart attack waiting to happen. That could be true. But the evidence is not all against McDonalds. As alluded to in a previous newsletter, you can eat at McDonalds and lose weight.

While I am not a McDonalds fan as an adult, I certainly enjoyed their "food" as a child. But it was never due to Ronald McDonald. I have never been a fan of clowns, not at the circus, not at health insurance board meetings, not in the US Congress, and certainly not at a restaurant. But I would never ask for The Ronald, as I like to call him, to be fired. And with unemployment in America so high today, think of all the clowns that will be out of work if the Ronald is fired. Who will be at all the kids birthday parties?

Will they have to bring back the Hamburglar? Or maybe the Grimace, Mayor McCheese, or Captain Crook?

So while the highly processed McDonalds ingredients leave a whole lot to be desired, and may not truly qualify as real food, firing their top clown would not be a wise decision. There are plenty of other top clowns that should be fired, but I will not digress.

So do me a favor.

Because you deserve a break today!

So, get up and getaway to, this other funny blog post about an interview with Ronald McDonald himself!

Next time you are in the office, ask me about my favorite McDonalds slogan.


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Steven Horvitz, D.O,
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Founder of The Institute For Medical Wellness
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1 comment:

  1. I honestly think you have to hit rock bottom to make a change in your life. For anything really, for someone to truly want to change, they have to hit bottom, with drugs, alchohol, love life & relationships, and in your case food.For me I had two children and in those years the weight slowly crept up and I always made the excuse I was too busy to work out, but really it was just laziness. After I had my 2nd child I was 171 and I saw a picture of myself and that was my breaking point. I guess you could say that was my "rock bottom". From then on I made a decision to eat right foods, not for just a couple weeks or a month, but to make LIFESTYLE CHANGE, because I knew I would not truly like myself if I didn't. Not saying you have to be 130 lbs to be happy, that is far from what I mean, but I knew my weight was keeping me from being the person that I wanted to be.You just have to make a decision within yourself, find a strenght and draw from it, I swear if you can commit for 1 or 2 months, you will see improvements and then you will want to continue with it. That was November 08 and I weighed 171, now April 2010 I am currently 142 and still losing. I lost 20 lbs just from eating healthy, no working out at all so it CAN be done, it's hard but it is possible. I have recently started working out along with eating healthy because I was "stuck" around 150 for a long time.YOU CAN DO IT! Tell yourself that you are worth it. I would suggest cleaning out your pantry so that when K is not home, you will be forced to make healthy choices. And you know what, if you have a cheat day, so what, you didn't gain your weight in one day, as long as it doesn't continue into the next day, just say "that was great, tomorrow back to it" and start over again. The weight will continue to come off.Hang in there girl, it's tough being a woman!sorry for the long post