[[Side Notes: What Would You Do?
So, I don’t know if any of you watch the show “What Would You Do?” on Friday nights but I find it a very interesting show. Basically they setup different circumstances and see how and if people react to the situation going on.
Anyhow, I was watching an episode in March that really hit a cord with me, which included a young girl who met a modeling agent at a restaurant and basically belittled her on her size, even though she is as tiny as a whiff.
I loved that there were definitely people who came out of their seats to confront the agent and console the young girl. At the time I thought, would I have done something similar, or anything at all? Would I have been brave enough, or too scared?
Today, it happened. Seriously, it could have been right out of the tv show; no joke. I’m standing in the freezer section of the grocery store sulking over the prize of frozen berries when I overhear a mother talking to her daughter. Behind me just happens to be the section filled with frozen diet dinners, like Lean Cuisines. At first I don’t realize what they’re talking about until I really listen and she says, “Now pick out a bunch of these so you can take them to school and we can work on losing that pudge you’ve developed. We don’t want you going off to college like that.”
I could not have been more floored. To me, commenting on people’s weight is seriously one of the worst things you could possibly do and I refrain from acknowledging this when I see old friends and such, and instead focus on the things they have accomplished, like running a race or traveling to a new place.
Anyhow, I couldn’t help but feel so much pain for this girl that I wanted to cry. Her mother told her to look around and would be back to pick up the dishes she would choose. I watched as she just stood there, staring at the package in her hand, head hanging low. So, I decided to be brave and say something; anything.
I walked over to her and said, “Excuse me, and I’m sorry for eaves dropping, but I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation your mother was having with you. Please believe me when I say that beauty is only skin deep. I’m sure there are many things you have done and will do, to be so proud of. Do not let your mother bring you down by telling you you need to lose weight, because you don’t. I don’t know you, but when I look at you I see a gorgeous girl. I’m sure you have much better things to do other than lose weight, because like I said, you don’t need to.”
At first I thought I scared the crap out of her because she just stared at me with a very blank look. I thought I might have done the wrong thing, when tears started springing from her eyes. Then I started to cry and it was a sob fest in the freezer aisle. I quickly reached into my wallet and handed her my blog card and told her that if she needed someone to talk to, to email me anytime, or just check out my blog.
So young lady, if you’re reading this, you are a strong woman. I don’t know you, but I’m sure in one way or another, you ARE.
What would you have done in that situation? Would you have said something? ]]
Breakfast was cold and quick. Protein powder, frozen banana and strawberries, spinach, USVAB, rice puffs and go lean crunch.
It was a long morning but man oh man was it fun! We found some new area to survey and checked out a gorgeous and pristine riparian area with more migrating birds than I could count or sadly, even ID. Thank goodness we had one of our best birders with us to help with that! Such a great experience!
I was supposed to do some more hiking but ended up being informed I would be doing it tomorrow, so I quickly at my pb and strawberry sandwich before hurrying off to do more surveys!
(Sorry for the very recycled picture, I was in a hurry! So disregard the apple)
I was pretty tired while I was driving so what better than use chocolate as a pick me up! I love Odwalla’s Chocowalla Bar. No joke. Even though I hate eating almonds in any way other than almond butter. Eep.
I had an orange and a few baby carrots throughout the afternoon but was totally craving something savory and crunchy, which I had none of. I ended up hitting up the grocery store and buying cereal (geez, go figure) and having a bowl for an afternoon snack before my run. I ended up running an easy 4 miles in which the last 1/2 mile was hard because half way during the run I smelled something familiar: WILDFIRE!!! There is one raging to the West of me right now but everyone is so damned engrossed in covered the stupid royal wedding I can’t figure anything out about it! Ok, rant over, but it blew in a serious amount of smoke in a very short period of time, so I was hacking by the time I got home.
You can bet I was starving for dinner and since I’m going to be gone for a week plus I’m trying not to buy any produce or perishable foods, hence the repeat of foods the past week or so. Sorry for that.
Tonight was nothing exciting, but I did get fresh eggs from Ginny so I made two and topped them on toasted sourdough vegetable bread with the last of my roasted butternut squash and some diced tomato. Was delish, but compared nothing to dessert.
Dairy free vanilla ice cream with chocolate attune granola munch.
THREE MORE DAYS!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!