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A review and anger, not related.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I tried the sunflower seed butter on my toast this morning.
It's quite gloopy, which made it a bit easier to spread than my peanut butter - I didn't end up with holes in my toast. A good start.

The smell was surprisingly appetising. With nothing to go on but the look of it, I was expecting it to smell like a blocked drain. Still in the plus points.

But then I took a bite. It doesn't taste as bad as it looks (thank chocolate for that) but nor does it taste anywhere near as good as peanut butter. Maybe it takes some adjusting and prolonged exposure would convince my taste buds that it is just as good. But for now they're not sold.

And to top it off, this butter has a very high fat content. I was over halfway to my daily allowance with just one slice of toast. Not great.

In summary: I'm not going to bin the jar. But I'm not going to buy a new jar when this one runs out either. Overall 5/10.

I went to my salsa class today and while I was talking to one of my friends she asked me if I had lost weight. As a side note I hate, hate, HATE it when people ask questions like that. My weight is not up for public discussion. If it were the other way round nobody would ever think of asking "Have you gained weight?" Why do they think it's okay to ask if I've lost it?? And don't get me started on people who actually touch/pat/poke my smaller stomach. They put their hands in my vicinity again at their own risk. Rant over.
So after I nodded, she said "Yeah you look really good!"
I was feeling

She then followed that up with, "I mean, don't lose any more but you look good."

It's even more annoying because SHE recently lost weight and keeps posting passive-aggressive comments on facebook about people commenting on her weight loss! The heck is she to tell me what my ideal weight is?

Okay, I'm going to stop typing now before the multiple rants in my head come out and I scare everyone away.
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    Thanks for the review on the sunflower butter. I've been hearing a lot about it lately, and I've been thinking of trying it out. I think I'll stick with peanutbutter for now. I can't justify the higher cost of other nut butters if they're not all that much better.

    Lately a lot of people have been asking me if I've lost weight...and some people have even assumed I have. The truth is that I only lost about 3 pounds all of last year, but it turns out I've lowered my BF% (yay to ST). But it's still awkward when they bring it up...You've lost weight!!! Me: Not really...
    1707 days ago
    Some people can be disrespectful. The last time I went to Zumba, I had a lady ask if I was pregnant because my stomach pudged out. No lady, it's fat! Ugh!

    By the way, I love the pictures! emoticon
    1707 days ago
    I hate when people ask and I hate if they say "..and you look so good"... because I hear the not-said comment "compared to before when you were disgusting". I hate comment of how I look, both good and bad because I hate people having opinions about me.
    1708 days ago
    To be honest, I love it when people ask me if I lost weight... But no touching for sure!!!
    Your ideal weight is your matter only as long as it's healthy. I think that most people try to tell you that "you already look great!!!" but they don't help with this "lose no more"...
    1708 days ago
    I love reading your blog. You cheer me up when I'm feeling like crap. Thank you.

    As for your friend, well, I'm sorry she allowed those comments to pass through her lips. Not cool. But if I may quote British propaganda, keep calm and carry on! You are an inspiration to me!
    1708 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    never mind her, Love the pictures lol says more than works ever could. You know how you feel and your working your butt off.
    Thanks for the heads up on the sunflower butter, love the seeds but not sure I would care for the butter. Have a wonderful day and smile emoticon emoticon
    1708 days ago
  • FIREFLY4407
    I agree with the other comments that it does sound like a bit of jealousy going on on her part. You are doing great, so keep it up! I know what you mean about the compliments. I've yo-yo'd up and down many times over the years (I'm determined that this will be the last time!), and people always comment on the loss but not on the gain (but the fact they comment on the loss always leaves me feeling odd, because I know that they obviously noticed the gains too when they were happening). But it's still nice to receive compliments.
    1708 days ago
    Thanks for the sunflower butter review!
    I love your picture juxtopositions! So funny!
    But the lady at your salsa class, not so funny.
    How very rude of her...
    Even if she's jealous that you are FABULOUS, she didn't have to say something like that.
    But you just continue to be FABULOUS and AMAZING!
    You are doing great!
    1708 days ago
    For some reason, some people seem to feel really threatened by others' weight loss. She probably feels like you're going to take the attention away from her, or look better than her, or... who knows.
    You'll know when the time to stop is right.
    1708 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    It sounds like she feels that she is in a competition with you. And she doesn't like it that you are winning. Of course the competition is all in her head...
    1708 days ago
    Lol, I don't mind if people ask me if I lost weight, but I wouldn't like if they told me not to lose more! Thanks for the sunflower seed butter review, don't think I'll be trying that, but almond butter is on my grocery list for tomorrow.
    1708 days ago
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