Saturday, March 10, 2012
I admit that sometimes my mouth moves faster than my brain, and I say something that would have been better left unsaid. I think we all have those moments. For example, one year I was talking about hanging out with my parents on Father's Day, and what fun we had. It wasn't until shortly after I remember that my girlfriend had lost her father a few years back... and talking about hanging out with my dad on Father's Day wasn't the best idea. That is probably a hard time for her every year and I should have thought of that. I try to keep myself in line, as many of the thoughts that run through my head should not be spoken. LOL I'm a fairly sarcastic person.
Today I was reading through some Facebook posts and saw an awful comment from someone. I have no idea how this person didn't think, "maybe I shouldn't post this, " before hitting enter! There is a group that my husband and I are involved with, and they are selling t-shirts to raise money. There have been a couple of larger men that inquired if the shirts would be available in bigger sizes in the future - up to 5x for some. There were a couple of joking comments about size that followed, not in the best taste, but they were in good humor. (Snuggie?) Many of the posts were between good friends. Then I got to one post that dropped my jaw. "5x!! Can those people even get out of bed?" Wow. The rebuttals followed shortly after. Some even from larger men that said they have lost a lot of weight recently, weren't proud of their weight, were trying, compared it to being as inappropriate as making rude comments about race/gender/etc... How DO people think it is acceptable to make comments like that - especially in a rather public forum?!?!? Facebook and other social media have the neat feature that you can pause to re-read your comments before posting. Folks just don't think how much it can hurt someone that struggles with their weight on a daily basis. Nobody needs to be publicly belittled.
I just wanted to rant and hope that people think before they speak. Whether you've never struggle with your weight snubbing a 5x individual, or if you're a 5x individual snubbing someone for being skinny. People should not talk down to others... you never know their struggles, insecurities, history, mental state.
Be nice to everyone kids! Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The gaps between blogs get longer and longer...
This are going really well. After a few month long hiatus from SparkPeople, I am back as much as ever tracking, eating, tracking, working out and then tracking. Even though I was not on SP much, I still tried to control my eating over the holidays. I did really good - a happy balance between enjoying holiday treats and eating right. I was working two jobs and had myself stretched as thin as I can go... I ended up sick for weeks! After getting better and back on my feet, I vowed to myself to get back to a regular sleep schedule, catch up on sleep, make time for workouts again and reestablish the habit of tracking food daily. I haven't weighed in officially yet, but stepped on a friends' scale some weeks back and was elated to see that I had only gained a couple of pounds over the past few rough months. (It was not a digital scale, so it was hard to get an exact number). Thursday is going to be my first official 2012 weigh-in at my annual gyno appointment. My hopes for stepping on the scale are to be near my original goal weight of 120 pounds - I'd be happy with 123 as it is still at 30 pounds lost.
I have readjusted my new goal weight to be 113 pounds for 2012 which is at the middle of my BMI range. I am focusing more on MAINTAINING this healthy BMI and these healthy habits, then possibly losing a few more pounds during the journey. Therefore, I'm going to set a new goal date at the end of the year.
I'm still trying to catch up with all of my SparkFriend's progress and hope to chat with you all soon! Until then... keep on sparking!!
Happy Reading: 30 Things to START Doing for Yourself
Henry David Thoreau once said, ďWealth is the ability to fully experience life.Ē Even when times are tough, itís always important to keep things in perspective. You didnít go to sleep hungry last night. You didnít go to sleep outside. You had a choice of what clothes to wear this morning. You hardly broke a sweat today. You didnít spend a minute in fear. You have access to clean drinking water. You have access to medical care. You have access to the Internet. You can read. Some might say you are incredibly wealthy, so remember to be grateful for all the things you do have.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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