Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Than Some Pretty Face Beside a Train

Gosh you guys! Thanks for the wonderful comments you all leave on my posts. It really means a lot that people read and maybe even care about my ramblings. ;) Blogger says I have 17 followers now, which is amazing because when I started this I didn't really think about people actually following. Sooo...Thank you!!!

I FINALLY made overnight oats this week. Yay! So good and simple. I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup yogurt, and 1/2 cup milk with some flax, cinnamon, and maple syrup.

(The bowl I used was big, so it doesn't look like very much, but it was.) I topped them with pear sauce and a little honey before consuming. :) Now, I need to think of my next flavor - perhaps chocolate a la Ash?

So I was reading this at work yesterday:
It made me a little angry actually. Ok, I know US Weekly is not exactly a tome of accurate, truthful information and it’s known for being sensational just to sell copies. And I also don’t want to discredit someone because I know everyone is different. But, I’m just not sure how much I believe Bethenny Frankel’s story or her “new” outlook. In the interview she talks about her insecurities with her appearance and her many attempts to lose weight. She doesn’t go so far as saying she had an eating disorder, but its certainly sounds like it. Then she says that before a trip to Italy she completely changed her views. And now she’s all about balance and health. I guess that could happen, of course, and I’m sure she did go through changes, but then on the side of the article there’s a list of all her products -SkinnyGirl Daily cleanse and supplements, a book called Naturally Thin, a yoga DVD, and a body shaper!

Now I don’t really know much about Bethenny because I never watched Real Housewives or her other shows and I don’t want to discredit someone’s experiences, but those products do not sound helpful for people who struggle with body image! Aside from whether Bethenny had an eating disorder or not, I can’t imagine that something called SkinnyGirl is all that healthy to promote.

Anyway, I’m probably overreacting and I’m sorry to all the Bethenny Frankel fans out there. I’m not trying to be rude, I just get annoyed when I people promote “healthy” products that can easily feed into disordered thinking.

Well, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It’s raining here today, but tomorrow is supposed to be nice. I can’t wait to start a fresh new week - I need it after this one!


  1. There is such a weird look on what "healthy" is in the media, that is hard to get a clear idea on what it actually is. I wish something more clear would come out.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I'm happy to be reading your blog :)

    And no, that doesn't sound "healthy" to me, either. ha. Oh well, I try to let that stuff roll off my shoulders.

    And your overnight oats sound good! I'm becoming obsessed with different combos of oatmeal! :)
    <3 Haley

  3. Oh I don't like that woman either. She does have an eating disorder of some type and what angers me even more is that she is somewhat promoting it. The other day I saw her AD for "skinny girl Margarita" and I was like ugh.

    :P :P :P

    I love the oatmeal picture...I love mine with cranberries and walnuts. Yum!

  4. Awh, thanks for always commenting on my blog. It means so much to me!

    I agree with you about Bethenny. I never watched any of her shows but from what I've heard from her in magazines, she seems like she had disordered thoughts, if not now than definitely in the past. I wish celebs could just own up to having issues and maybe the rest of us could relate.

    I hope you try chocolate oats...they are really yummy :)

  5. I'm with you about Bethenny. I never watched her shows, but I have seen clips of her promoting her books and such. At least to me, there is something suspicious about her.

    Your oats look amazing! Put pear or honey on anything and I'm in! :-)

  6. The idea of "healthy" that's portrayed in the media can really be upsetting - especially to people that have battled with ED's. I guess what's helped me is remembering that everyone's different and what's healthy for one person will not be healthy for another. Obese people need to exercise and focus on eating "lighter meals" - I don't. It's just hard to remember that when that's the only idea of "healthy" that is portrayed out there.

    And I love overnight oats. Don't eat them much now though, but only because it's so COLD :(