Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1983

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Starving just to Keep it down! "The bathroom scale had more effect on people than the atom bomb.” Diet did not work! A simple judgement, really, but one prosed true quite often. It came as a surprise that it had to be repeated so often. But it did. somehow, because millions of teenagers who had a weight problem did not want to believe it. They seriously wanted to believe the opposite; that if they went on a diet, any diet, they became thin and all their problems disappeared into the sunset. They did not have it all wrong. People lost weight if they dieted. But diets were things that people went on, so they were things that people went off. Most diets, whether all protein, liquid protein, high fiber, low calorie, rice and orange juice, they all shared the same flaw. They amounted to a short, artifical, way of dealing with a real and complex problem, one solid reason why so many dieters regained the weight they lost once the diet ended. The key to successful, long range weight loss was not a diet people went on then eventually went off. If they, however, learned how to handle food rather than let food handle them, and in addition, learned to exercise and they also respected their bodies, weight loss became possible. In short, successful weight loss demanded a commitment to change life styles. Along with the change, it seemed important that they developed a new attitude about food and a new eating behavior. First of all; the words "guilt,” "cheat,” "legal foods," "illegal foods,” and yes, even "diet,” should have been removed from their vocabulary. No food needed to be avoided, and no food eliminated from what they ate. Diets were based on elimination of extra calorics, the number of pounds lost was directly related to the amount of calories lost, and these attitudes were programmed for failure. Think about it, food represents comfort. It seemed difficult to find anything wrong with food. Of course. they can find plenty wrong with eating too much food, with not knowing a sensible sized portion, and when to stop. For example, "She had been dieting for a few weeks and had been good. Then one day she ate a brownie. She just had to. And she became consumed with guilt. So she ate another brownie, why not, she blew her diet right? Then, she ate the whole box and the all-or-nothing cycle started off on its destructive path again." Along with a new sense of sensible eating, they needed exercise, not only because it burned up calorics, but also because it helped them develop pride in their new found athletic ability. Athletics also helped them lose real fat, so that what showed on the scale was not just water loss. Yet, when people talked about a "diet”, they usually meant a crash program, that assumed they had been eating the wrong food all their life and now they made up for it in a couple of weeks. Nearly one-third of all Americans were overweight. The people who eagerly scanned each newspaper and magazine for the latest diet or trick that may have provided salvation. Unfortunately, the transict nature of new approaches spoke for the fact that no special trick or easy ways available, now or later, rfa 14 Student Yogurt can be purchased in the cafeteria. Tiffany Collin eat her'a to keep her figure in ahape.

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Packs, 3-d Fads rocks had. Had (hey been teens of (he late 1950’s, a Saturday afternoon would have consisted of a lawn mowing and then off to the 25-cent matinee. A film which scarcely received good reviews from America's critics, but appealed to the kids because of an optic effect called 3-D. Three dimensional filming was a method of screening which when viewed with special glasses, project- ed objects so they seemed to have "jumped” out of the screen. The film seemed more realistic instead of the flat-screen look, and movies became more fun. but 3-D soon died out. A new generation arrived, however. and the new movie-goers along with the nostalgic fans decided they wanted 3-D back in the theaters. So, 3-D attempted a comeback. It started all at once with movies returning and new ones forming. Soon. 3-D became a fad for movie goers once again. It was so big that television promoters decided they wanted a part and 3-D soon came to TV. People even enjoyed wearing the cardboard glasses without even-seeing the movie. Whether or not 3-D made it the second time around depended upon the film-buffs of the 80’s. Mudem Life 15



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