THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Since my last post I’ve gained one pound. I was a Jedi that first week. The second week? Not so much. Thank you Halloween. And curse you.
Here are some of the things I’ve already tried as a result of your feedback:
- Quinoa – delicious low calorie, high protein grain. Yummy – but pretty expensive. $11 for a bag that makes about ten cups of cooked quinoa. I loved it, but at ten times the cost of brown rice it won’t be an every week thing for me.
- Laughing cow light cheese – 35 calories per wedge of creamy goodness. Oh even yesser.
- Broth based, veggie soup - Helpful tip and very yummy, but if it’s all I eat I seem to be starving again in 2 hours. I think I will have it in advance of meals so I don’t over eat other stuff.
- Sugar – I know. I need to not eat it and normally I don’t. But Halloween came and that ruined everything. Candy gets thrown out in a few days because at my house candy goes bad after 2 weeks.
- Processed foods – I’m totally on board with this one. I’m going to try and go a couple of weeks without easting any processed foods. Let’s see how it goes. I tend to cook and eat most of the time. The Cap’n has some food allergies so I have to make pretty much everything from scratch anyway.
Maybe for that reason, so many people made sure I knew all about the big old dramatic hoo haw on the internet last week. Someone posted an article called “Should Fatties Get a Room?” from Marie Claire’s website on our facebook wall and messaged us about it. Maura Kelly was asked to write an opinion piece on the TV show “Mike & Molly” – featuring two overweight people who sometimes make out. And let me make something clear - I don't really like to watch anybody make out. I mean, I totally love True Blood on HBO but I fast forward through the sexy parts*. So I was prepared to be open minded. Here’s some of what she had to say:Honestly, I read this crap and I was like: Yawn. This is exactly why II haven’t read a fashion magazine in about fifteen years. At least now apparently, they don’t even pretend that the whole point isn’t to make you feel bad about yourself. It also reminded me why I want to lose weight so badly - I’m now all hyped up to do the 30 Day Shred. Because even though I really want to feel better and set a good example for my little terror suspects, I am also so f**king over being judged for how I look. And I’ve seen how other women treat Kate because she’s skinny and gorgeous – they are instantly put off and mistrustful of her. Snitches.
"So anyway, yes, I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.*If Eric Northman is not wearing pants sometimes I might watch for a second. Or forty.
Now, don't go getting the wrong impression: I have a few friends who could be called plump. I'm not some size-ist jerk. And I also know how tough it can be for truly heavy people to psych themselves up for the long process of slimming down. (For instance, the overweight maintenance guy at my gym has talked to me a little bit about how it seems worthless for him to even try working out, because he's been heavy for as long as he can remember.) But ... I think obesity is something that most people have a ton of control over. It's something they can change, if only they put their minds to it."
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