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  • Originally posted by teach2183 View Post
    Glad to hear you're feeling better! The unsolicited comments always seem to give me a touch of extra motivation. Keep it up!
    Thanks!
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • The trick to tracks is to hit them at a 90 degree angle so the tire doesn't drop in. If that's not possible, then walk it.

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      I don't think you offended Cori. I think she was just trying to prove a point that our perceptions are skewed by our individual generations and that while Miley DID the act, she didn't choreograph it - she was simply doing her job as she is paid to do it.

      And canio had a point in that by doing so, she rebranded herself as no longer Hannah Montana or Billy Ray's daughter. She rebranded herself as a sexual young woman. And in today's society, there's really nothing wrong with that, and in some cases (like in Hollywood or the music industry) is necessary to sell their products (look at Christina Aguillera or Brittney Spears - as their careers moved forward, their music/videos became less and less PG13 to suit the industry).

      Cori's other point was that no one said anything or chastized the other women on the stage for dancing the same way or chastized Robin Thicke for sexualizing young women the way he did with his song, which is technically unfair, but demonstrates the way our society works.

      Yes, the act was sexual in nature. Yes it was likely inappropriate for tv, especially given the age of the VMA audience (my assumption is teenage girls), but Miley is a grown woman who is going to make mistakes or do things others our society won't like - her choices just happen to be televised. That doesn't make her any more skanky or slutty or inappropriate than any other 20 year old woman out there, i.e. the college girl grinding on a frat boy in an effort to be desired (<--- that girl was me 13 years ago).

      Bottom line, she was doing her job, and her job at that moment in time was to do that dance, that way, in that arena. Sex sells and she was selling a product - successfully - b/c I bet that act is remembered for a long time, thus giving MTV recognition it would not have gotten otherwise, giving Miley recognition she wouldn't have gotten otherwise, and giving Robin Thicke recognition he may not have gotten otherwise. Business doesn't always remain "clean" and PG13, especially in Hollywood.

      I don't disagree with you, but I don't entirely agree with you either. And I definitely don't think Cori was offended - I think she was just trying to provide a different point of view.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • I total hear you, Jenn - and I agree with what you're saying as far as "what sells" and what the industry demands in order to receive recognition. And in Canio's journal I did say I should have referred to the choreography as being inappropriate - maybe not for a private affair - but certainly for tv.

        That being said.......... I think Cori got her undies in a bundle over it. I forget there is very diversified audience in this forum - and I know I'm on the older more conservative side of the population. I wouldn't have gone all Mrs. Cleaver on her if she had said how much she loved the performance and hopes to see her own daughter doing the same thing one day --- we're all from different places and have the right to our own opinion. Apparently the older more conservative generation isn't granted that freedom anymore. Heaven forbid we should hope to have positive role models for our teenage girls to aspire to.

        I still think the choreography made Miley look trashy.

        And I also think there is a difference between a painting of naked woman (the human body is a beautiful thing) and seeing a 20 year old girl with her tongue hanging out and her butt planted in a mans crotch on tv.

        The entire performance was less than tasteful IMO.
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • *I* think you're entitled to your opinion. That being said, I didn't watch it. I saw a 30 second clip on youtube, so I can't comment further on the actual performance (the foam finger scene is all I saw). Given the reaction, it likely was inappropriate for TV, but MTV today is not the same MTV I watched as a teen, so I didn't watch, and likely won't watch future ones either. Just not my kind of show.

          But there is a BIG difference between the person performers are on stage/tv and the person the performer is when NOT performing. And based on what you've said above, Miley is not the problem - the performance/choreography was the problem. I liken what Miley did on stage to be the same as what an actor/actress does in a movie - the role does not define the person. She very well could be a very sweet young lady with a solid head on her shoulders. It's hard to tell from a performance what someone's really like.

          But it is safe to say the performance was trashy.
          Primal since March 5, 2012
          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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          • that's all I said to start with - that I thought she looked skanky............. not that she WAS skanky. I thought Cori's reaction was a bit over the top. Canio did a good job calming the waters.
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • Originally posted by tomi View Post
              Canio did a good job calming the waters.
              He's really good at that and at letting you know in a very effective non-confrontational way if he thinks you're off base.
              Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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              • Yes he is..........
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • I was doing to so good yesterday................. chicken soup, sushi ...................... then m&ms. UGH!

                  I'm beating myself up enough - so I don't need correction............. how 'bout some helpful how not to eat that advice?

                  My tummy is a bit on the icky side - not a lot of pain but some diarrhea.

                  Okay heres the thing............ sometimes I can eat the "wrong" foods and I have no problems at all ---- other times its not so good. Its like Russian Roulette I guess. If it was a gun to my head would I be willing to take the gamble that there isn't a bullet in the chamber??? NOOOOOOOOO............. then why do I do it with food? Well, the comparison is a bit of a stretch - diarrhea vs. death - not quite on the same level but whatever.

                  Maybe I'd rather eat the "wrong" food more than I don't want to be sick the next day? Is that it? Do I need to re-align my desires?

                  Health VS Relax and eat something yummy. Which is the stronger desire?

                  That depends on the time of day........ first thing in the morning - when I'm feeling crappy from something I ate yesterday, I want to be HEALTHY. By evening when I'm feeling fine - and I want to relax and have a dessert with my husband -- I want the treat.

                  I need to find a TREAT that doesn't make me sick.

                  These things make me sick:

                  Chocolate - yes, even dark
                  Dairy (unless I have Lactaid)
                  Grains
                  Sugar
                  Fruit (the FODMAPS thing)

                  So............ I feel like I'm sorta screwed when it comes to finding a TREAT that is safe for me to eat.

                  This is where I tell myself to go find those B.G.P.s again.

                  Here's the plan for September.

                  Whole30 ---- which obviously includes no alcohol - but I'm going to say it anyway - NO rum. Hubby already agreed we will have no rum in the house during September. Round 4 whole30 attempt. Somehow I skipped the "3rd times a charm" thing.

                  First attempt - 9 days
                  Second attempt - 3 days (forgot dairy was out and I had butter daily)
                  Third attempt - 19 days of 100% (if memory is correct)

                  Goals for doing a Whole30?

                  1. have a diarrhea free month
                  2. reduce bloat and inflammation
                  3. lose some weight, maybe get into the 170s
                  4. stop the rum habit

                  Road bumps to be aware of and prepared for?

                  1. eating out
                  2. cravings for sweets
                  3. desire to chill (rum)
                  4. wanting to say "screw it"
                  5. hubby's bad influence

                  Whole30 starts today.
                  1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                  2. Eat to heal
                  3. Move to live
                  4. Embrace today
                  5. Live with intention
                  6. Respect my body
                  7. Cultivate joy
                  8. Find my passion
                  9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    how 'bout some helpful how not to eat that advice?
                    Don't buy them. Don't put them in your mouth.

                    Not helpful in a 'magic bullet' sense, but honestly that is the only way to really not eat them. It's kind of like "how do I not get pregnant?" Well, the only sure fire way is not to have sex, but again, the obvious answer is not always the one we want to hear.

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                    • Some thoughts on FODMAPS, check out the things linked in this blog (part 1, 2, 3)
                      How to Heal Leaky Gut - The Food Lovers Kitchen
                      I believe the blogger wrote a follow-up on their treatment at some point too.

                      As for the desserts... I feel your pain =\ I did some searching and not much is coming up for the sweet tooth dealing with low-FODMAPS. I think the best way for you to combat it is to avoid getting too hungry, make sure you are eating sufficiently, and drink LOTS of bone broth. Not only is it healing, it will help keep you feeling full and probably less prone to snacking.
                      How to overcome cravings (desserts, sweets) Purely Talk | purelytwins

                      *hugs*
                      Depression Lies

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                      • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                        Don't buy them. Don't put them in your mouth.

                        Not helpful in a 'magic bullet' sense, but honestly that is the only way to really not eat them. It's kind of like "how do I not get pregnant?" Well, the only sure fire way is not to have sex, but again, the obvious answer is not always the one we want to hear.
                        Plain and simple!

                        Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                        Some thoughts on FODMAPS, check out the things linked in this blog (part 1, 2, 3)
                        How to Heal Leaky Gut - The Food Lovers Kitchen
                        I believe the blogger wrote a follow-up on their treatment at some point too.

                        As for the desserts... I feel your pain =\ I did some searching and not much is coming up for the sweet tooth dealing with low-FODMAPS. I think the best way for you to combat it is to avoid getting too hungry, make sure you are eating sufficiently, and drink LOTS of bone broth. Not only is it healing, it will help keep you feeling full and probably less prone to snacking.
                        How to overcome cravings (desserts, sweets) Purely Talk | purelytwins

                        *hugs*
                        thanks. I had 2 bowls of chicken soup yesterday, then the sushi .................. then just didn't care and sat down on the couch with hubby and a bag of m&ms. We both ate too many - but he can eat anything and doesn't get sick or even feel yucky. I was feeling nauseous when I went to bed and pretty yucko all night.

                        My head just isn't in this. I continue to eat the things that I know are keeping me from getting healthy. Instant gratification is winning over long term health. How do I get me head in the right place to slay the dragon?
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Whole30................ that's my answer.

                          Need to find my determination.
                          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                          2. Eat to heal
                          3. Move to live
                          4. Embrace today
                          5. Live with intention
                          6. Respect my body
                          7. Cultivate joy
                          8. Find my passion
                          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                          • Whole30 can be stressful in itself. It is a great experience though if you've got control over it!
                            SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                            Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                            Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                            Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                            Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                            Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                            • What about some of these instead of M&Ms?

                              This is 3 bags, so don't be scared by the price. They're comparable to regular semi-sweet chocs but oh so good and oh so less guilt inducing.

                              Three ingredients: Evapoarted Cane Juice (sugar, essentially), natural chocolate liquor (alcohol free), non-dairy cocoa butter.

                              I guess if chocolate causes problems on its won, then these won't work, but on the flip side, it could instead be any one of the additives they put in chocolate that is causing the problem - soy derivatives, dairy, etc. These are dairy, nut and soy free. Yummo.
                              Last edited by jenn26point2; 08-30-2013, 11:55 AM.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • I'm not sure what it is about chocolate - its made me sick all my life.......... but I adore it! I've gone through periods where I could eat it and nothing bad would happen. But I think if there is any irritation or inflammation at all - then the chocolate just makes it worse. I swore off chocolate for about 3 years in the '90s. I think its time to do it again.
                                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                                2. Eat to heal
                                3. Move to live
                                4. Embrace today
                                5. Live with intention
                                6. Respect my body
                                7. Cultivate joy
                                8. Find my passion
                                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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