Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lettin' Loose

So after the run yesterday I was def. ready for a fun Saturday night out on the town. My dancin partner in crime Britt came over and we got ready to go out.

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Usual "bathroom mirror shot" No, she did NOT wear that t-shirt out. Its a t-shirt from my highschool that she had on while her shirt was in the dryer. haha

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It was definitely a fun night. We ended up going out to our favorite dance spot and danced all night. By the time we got home I was exhausted and I crashed BIG TIME! I got up this morning and went to work, tanned, and now I am home again. WHEW! What a weekend. But I loved every minute of it :)

Random food shots from the last two days:

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I tried the honey flavored Oikos yesterday and I liked it better than the vanilla. I still have the plain in my fridge and I have yet to find a blueberry. I think I would like the blueberry the best though, so that a total bummer!

They had Annie's Hunny Bunnies cereal on sale at the grogery store, so I picked it up and thought I would give it a try. I used it to make a new Breakfast this morning:

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  • 1 Cup of Hunny Bunnies
  • 6 oz. nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • Naner
  • Handfull of Blueberries
  • Cinnamon!

This combo was SUPER good and nice for a change of pace. Sometimes you just gotta mix it up a little! I really like this cereal too and I recommend it if you havent tried it.

It says right on the box "No icky additives or pesky preservatives"

Lunch:

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Made up a wrap for lunch today before work. With all the usual ingredients.

Currently I just finished up the weekly viewing of Running with Heels with my roommate:

Its a reality show about three girls that are interning for Marie Claire Magazine, and it is one of my new "shows". It comes on Sundays at 8 on Style. WATCH IT!

Ok, so I have something that I just need to rant about. I really really hate to do it, but I just have to let it out. I can not be the only one who thinks this is wrong, so I need input! My roommate who is all ready at a perfectly healthy weight just started on this EXTREME diet and it is really bothering me. It makes me so uncomfortable when she talks about, and she talks about it all the time! Basically it is some sort of pill that makes it possible for her to live off of 500 calories a day!! And she is doing this for three weeks! I just wanna scream at her when she starts talking about it, because it is NOT healthy and I think she is crazy for doing it. I tried to look up info about it online, but I cant find anything that says its dangerous. But surely it is, right?! And I would think that it would only be used on people that were extremely overweight, which is she is not! I have told her before about some of the things that I have gone through, and that it makes me uncomfortable when people practice unhealthy habits. But, she continues to rub this in my face. Am I wrong for being totally annoyed by her right now?!

When I did some googling on whether or not this diet was safe I found an article from The Morning Show that really hit home for me. It talks about weight lose, but I think that it can be related to the feelings of ED as well.

"The only way to let-go of unwanted weight is to let-go of unwanted emotional baggage, let-go of fears and worries, let-go of guilt and shame, let-go of self-hatred and self-loathing, and let-go of the crazy beliefs about food, fat, weight, and dieting, that the “establishment” has fed you all your life. Look in the mirror. Look around you. What you’ve been told simply isn’t an accurate perspective of reality; it simply doesn’t work the way they say it does. It isn’t what you eat that’s making you fat; it’s what’s eating you. Most people say, “I’ll be happy when I lose this extra weight;” but, the truth is, this kind of “happiness” will last only as long as you keep the weight off. Finding true happiness, however, can be the greatest weight-reduction plan ever"

I just found that really inspiring, because I think that its so true, as long as you are happy with yourself and your life, weight will matter less and less. There is SO MUCH more to life than that and a lot of time and energy is wasted by worrying about external things. I am guilty of this myself, and it is something that I am working on everyday.

Ok, enough of that. Its just been on my mind all week! Now Im off to shower and have dinner and hit the hay...im EXHAUSTED!

Hope everyone is revved up for the week! Lots of Love,

<3 Ems.

16 comments:

Bec said...

It sounds like you had a busy but fun weekend. I hope your roommate doesnt go to far with this crazy diet thing.

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

ugh girl nothing kills me more than those crazy diets. It worries me the extremes that some woman will go to to "look good" and "lose some weight". I know it's frustrating and i don't know if it' become triggering at all for you, but if it has just remind that those crazy diets are temporary fixes! NO ONE can live their life on pills and 500 calories a day. I would explain this to your roommate and ask her if she really thinks this is something she could stick to forever.. sure, she may lose a little weight at first (who wouldn't on 500 calories?!) but that's just going to make it that much difficult for her to keep it off when she realizes how unrealistic that kind of meal plan is! Have you ever considered suggesting healthy eating tips to her? I know you eat wonderful, nourishing food and maybe this could help her.

p.s. i love your vest, AND cereal/yogurt combos (so much better than plain old milk!)

have a great night babydoll, love you very much =) xoxo <3

lesley said...

Haha, I love the pictures of you and Britt ... it's nice to have a partner in crime like that ; )

Uhm, yeah, that would DEFINITELY bother me about the pill thing. I agree, that definitely can't be healthy!

Breaking Free said...

You are definitely right to worry about your friend. Extreme diets can be really dangerous and unhealthy to the body and even mess up its metabolism. I hope that you are able to talk to her about quitting this diet because its only going to hurt her in the long run. And I hope that you are doing okay too. I know how triggering it can be to hear about other people talk about going on diets.
I also agree with PB & J. Try suggesting some healthy food options to her and maybe you can make it kind of fun for her with trying new and healthy things. Then you would be comfortable with her eating and she would feel better about herself too.
Hope everything goes well!

RunningLaur said...

What a fun time out - It's been so long since I've gone out on a crazy fun girls weekend. Totally jealous.

I would have a really hard time with my roommate doing this, particularly with your own difficult past. Maybe there's a good nutritionist or dietitian in your area that could give you / her advice. Having someone professional reinforce that such behavior can be dangerous might help it sink in, and start a positive long term path. Good luck!

blueskyworld said...

it's definitely UNHEALTHY to go under 1500 calories for women. Your metabolism will slow down and your body won't be able to function normally. Especially because human's organs need certain number of calories to function everyday. Calories=fuel for the organs. if she restricts too much, she won't have enough fuel to keep her organs well and healthy, which will then lead to disease, sickness, and other awful things... I hope she changes her mind because 500 is crazy...

Young women like us need at least 1700 a day!!!

Emily said...

Aww, you girls are so cute! Hope you had a fun night out!

Pretty sure that pill is not safe. I would be concerned about your roomie, too. It is rude and insensitive of her to rub it in your face.

Hang in there girlie!

Stef said...

Oh boy. I never know how to react when people are on diets ( and it seems like EVERY person I know is on a diet of some sort!) It's so hard/triggering/MADDENING when they talk about it nonstop and don't realize how unhealthy it is both mentally and physically! Even if your roomie isn't headed down the path of an ED it just simply isn't a sustainable way to lose weight and it is setting her up for a lot of unhappiness and dissatisfaction with her already healthy body! Boo! Hopefully she realizes this before things get out of hand. I'm sorry you have to deal with that in the meantime though!

And girl you are an energizer bunny! After running a 10 K I think I'd be parkin it on the sofa for the rest of the night, not dancing the night away! You're awesome!

aussirish said...

hi hun
congrats on the fantastic run :) i missed your last post but rread itjust there, u did awesome!!

sounds like youve had a fantastic weekend :) glad to hear it!

sorry about the crazy diet thing hun, they bug the hell outta me too, its totally normal for this to bug you! hopefully your friend will soon realize that this is dangerous and silly and will stop, but for now just try to block it out girlie.

have a great night
xxx

Mica said...

Yay, I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend after your race--you earned some fun times!

Sorry about your roommate's psycho diet. That sounds really dumb; she should know better.

Anna said...

It sounds like you had a crazy and fun night. There is no better exercise than dancing all night!

You are definitely right in being annoyed/worried about the diet pill situation. Hopefully she gives it up after a day or two after she sees how difficult it is to not eat more than 500 calories a day, even if the pill doesn't make her very hungry. So much food looks too good to not eat!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

damn, that's tough! having your roommate go on and on about dieting all the time would really bother me too! let's pray she comes to her senses and gives up that crazy diet, or else she'll really be damaging her body and health and metabolism. meanwhile, stay strong, and fight any triggering thoughts! perhaps you could talk to her? let her understand health is more important than a skinny body, which looks horrible anyway.
I'm rooting for you!

Marian's eats said...

Beautifully said Emily!
I agree, that diet is sounding very scary, but if you've expressed your concerns and feelings with her and she won't listen. The best thing for you to do is maybe contact someone she will listen too and try to completely stay out of it after that, and detach yourself from it. I'm all for helping but if she isn't going to take it, you should stay out of those scary waters. I hope that helps!

Sam said...

I have the honey Oikos in my fridge, I just had the vanilla yesterday, I can't wait to try the honey! If I could, I would mail you blueberry Oikos, but I don't think it would ship too well. Non-perishable items only. Give it some time, it seems like only recently that stores around MD have started to carry Oikos.
You two look BEAUTIFUL on Saturday, as always.
You have no reason to feel guilty or bad about feeling annoyed with your roomate. I would feel the same way. Does she know about your struggle with an ED?
I love the quote, and it is so true, I know that time will come for all of us soon!
Take care lovely lady!

just me said...

glad you had fun out dancing!

and i had a roommate like that too back in college and afterwards. it's hard but i think the best thing, at least when i had this problem is to sit them down and really talk to them about the situation. that's what i did. it kinda worked, but hey, we can't do everything, right?

Baylee♥ said...

You are so cute!

i hope your roommate doesnt go too far with this. that sounds exactly like how i (and im sure alot of us) started up with an eating disorder and ended up in the position im in now. maybe try telling her that it really really bothers you, especially because of what you've been through. you may need to tell her more about it than you want to, but maybe itll get the message through to her that you dont want her to go through what you did.

have a good night sweetie♥