As someone who is naturally skinny in all the ways you can imagine :
- fast metabolism
- hate the gym but I do like yoga, walking and biking a lot
- kind of eat whatever I want if I wanted to
I also tend to eat stuff that is good for me, my favourite cuisine is Japanese and I don’t really like greasy, overly sugary things, but I am pretty lucky in that I don’t look at a piece of cake and gain 10 pounds.
…so to hear a self-proclaimed curvy girl tell me that there are worse things than skinny shaming, I acknowledge that.
However I have to also point out that I don’t do certain things like:
- eat whatever I want even if I wanted to — I don’t go out to restaurants every week, let alone once a month
- eat fast food / junk food / fatty fried things — I avoid them partly because it’s gross
- snack in between meals — I really don’t do this but I have seen that it does cause people to gain more weight than needed
- drink sugary drinks — this is the worst offender of them all because it’s just empty calories with no nutrition
- drink alcohol — this is just because I don’t like the taste of it, but it is also a prime cause of that beer gut / belly
- skip meals — when I am hungry, I eat
- eat meals that are not filling and don’t have protein/fiber/fat — just salad leaves? no thank you
With that said, there is a difference between being healthy and curvy versus riddled-with-health-problems and obese, just as there is a difference between healthy and skinny, versus having-a-serious-eating-disorder-problem and skinny.
It’s just 2 extremes on the same coin.
I loved these two outfit swaps!!!
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The only 2 I’d actually try:
- Getting a new leather jacket slightly wet to break it in
- Baby powder to remove oil stains from clothes
As for the rest, I shower at night (I hate going to work with damp hair, and I don’t own a blowdryer), don’t drink wine, avoid angora anything like the plague, and already have an actual shoe stretcher.
More reasons why women don’t join tech firms, or self-select out of technology as a career, it has everything to do with the way the company sets the culture and tone of the way it does business.
Luckily, as a woman in STEM, I am not dealing with young guys who enjoy inside jokes and names like the “Bromance Conference room”.
I wonder if I’d be allergic to micro pigs if I had one as a pet. Would they have the same dander as a cat or a dog? hmmm..
Also, using those ubiquitous bidets in Europe that everyone installs but NO ONE USES, as a bathtub for these pigs is a brilliant idea.
Is the American Dream dead?
Another good post from Charles about growing up in America after having fled the poverty of Vietnam.
Personally, the American Dream is not dead, but not many Americans are actually bothering to take advantage of it, then on top of that, those who DO want to work hard, may not have had the opportunities to have climbed very high in life and/or are unable to apply the knowledge they’ve acquired, which is a new skill for our future generations.
It’s not enough to work hard.
Here are 3 ways to tie a scarf, I already knew the other two but the first one is one I am trying out ASAP for spring.
It’s easy and a nice twist on the way I normally wear it.
Very cool dream home items. These are my favourite ones out of the bunch:
My only problem with this herb garden is reaching the herbs at the top…. I wouldn’t want to have to constantly climb on a ladder or a chair to get to them.
What an effective advertising campaign to get people to stop smoking. Utterly brilliant.
I agree with everything Critical Finance says here about children and how lazy we’re letting them become.
If I am going to spend $15,000 on a dress, it better not look as hideous as this.
I get that it’s a tradition but… seriously?
Where is the ‘straight talk’ for men who are single? Why are women the ones being targeted to hunt down husbands?
I’ve always worn what I want to wear, and I dress for myself, not for anyone else.
I’ve been like this since I was a child (you should see the outfits I came up with to wear to school after raiding my mother’s closet!)
If this means NOT wearing sky scraping 4″ platform heels, squeezing into bondage dresses that won’t let me eat, so be it. I like dressing up once in a while, but not all the time.
So it’s no surprise to me that comfortable, practical dressing is on the rise in the fashion world.
I myself, am particularly enamoured with the styling of the brand Vince and rather masculine coats from Smythe. Even as I age, this is how I plan on dressing as I get older, none of these stretched out sweatpants and baggy stained t-shirts, thankyouverymuch.
I love Coco Rocha, and not just because she’s Canadian.
That is all.
Remember, the internet is forever.
So true. I get some of these comments when I am at work, most notably:
- You’re being a bit bossy.
- Side eyes when I am dressed super stylish but appropriate for work — this is all the time, but dresses evoke a reaction
- You probably only got this job because you’re pretty and flirted your way in
- So how does it feel to be the only woman in your field?
Time to eat some humble pie when you see some of these childrens’ bedrooms.
Bilal, 6: Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Yes. That IS a kid’s bedroom..