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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oh no, I've become one of those people.
Here's a conversation I had with a colleague (and my thoughts as we had it).
Colleague: I've signed up to Slimming World.
Me: Oh yeah? (Bit expensive if you ask me)
C: I haven't told anybody else yet.
Me: Mm (well that won't help)
C: I tried one of their recipes for tomato soup today, it's really good. It's just a tin of carrots (salt), a carton of pasata (salt), and one of those pickled onions you get from the chip shop (Salt!).
Me: Sounds easy. (Sounds processed)
C: You should try it!
Me: Mm (No thanks).

Then there's my chronic-dieter friend. If a weird, faddy diet exists she will have tried it. A few weeks ago she made us this amazing dessert; all it contains is cottage cheese, jelly powder and chopped fruit. Nothing wrong with that! When I invited her over for dinner I asked if she could eat that dessert on her latest diet and her answer, word for word, was:
"No I can't. I can't really eat anything."
Off went that voice again. Oh yeah sounds very healthy AND sustainable, not to mention absolute fun. I wonder why we don't all follow that diet! *mental roll of eyes*.

What?? When did that happen? When I did I become so snarky and superior? As if I've got everything perfectly figured out and don't scoff the whole bag of marshmallows any time one is opened within 10 metres of me. It's like the voice in my head got tired of being silenced, but I won't let it go for me so it's turning on everyone else.

It's got to stop! I need positivity in my life, not snark!

Well maybe a little snark...but just the funny kind.
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    I like criticism, especially if it's logical and it happens to improve me and not to insult me. I prefer judgmental people instead of lying people emoticon

    1949 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    its easy to snark when you've found something that works. LOL keep snarky in your head and let her play on occasion. emoticon
    1952 days ago
    Mmm, marshmallows.

    Sorry, I read the rest of your post, but once marshmallows were mentioned, my brain went somewhere else.

    There was a man who was cleaning the treadmills at my gym, and he told me to use one farther down the row. "Go ahead. They're the same." (They are in fact very different models.) I looked at him with his massive gut that was almost hanging out the bottom of his shirt and I WANTED to say, "And you would know, with all your experience using them." But I didn't.
    1952 days ago
    Tee hee, I know that little voice. I think it's because here at SP we've learned the "right" way to do things. Thankfully, those bags of marshmallows, etc., help to keep us humble, and nice.
    1952 days ago
    Keep the Spark and the snark! This sort of thing is why I can't be friends with people who are daft. :)
    1952 days ago
    Oh yeah, I know that voice. I have this in my head all the time, when I talk to one of those "I am always on a diet" people.. smile and wave, honey.. smile and wave ;)
    1952 days ago
    I had one of those conversations recently with a client of mine who won't hesitate to tell you that he lost 100 pounds last year.

    I finally got around to asking him how he did it, and he (a 40+ year-old, probably close to 6' tall male) proudly told me he did it by eating no more than 700 calories a day.

    I didn't have the heart to tell him that I was losing weight eating more than *twice* that each day...

    1952 days ago
    Oh yes I know the sound of that voice. I do my best not to share what I really think unless someone asks.
    I'd rather put a full-fat, full-sugar item in my body, knowing all the ingredients, than eat something full of man-made chemicals (who knows what the long term effects of that stuff is?).
    It's hard being smarter than everyone else, but better not to let them know it. LOL
    1952 days ago
    As long as the snark remains in your head doesn't come out to play.
    1952 days ago
    Hehe I am a bit like that myself!
    1952 days ago
    A little snark is a good thing! You're right though, it so easy to judgmental. That's something we all need to work on!
    1952 days ago
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