GUYS MY AUCTION MADE ALMOST $10,000 MORE THAN MY BOSS' GOAL!!! It made $2,000 more than my goal (my boss may or may not have NO faith in my ability to do my job). It ended up making about 30% more than they did in 2012 - I started two weeks after it ended last year, so I was especially excited since it was my first year running it!
My coworkers took me out to lunch to celebrate and people kept congratulating me all day - it was the first time in a year I really felt like a useful part of my team! My boss, however, has still not acknowledged to me that the auction happened and keeps trying to give credit to my coworker (he is very kindly and stubbornly continuing to remind her that I did all the work).
I am very proud and very frustrated and trying to focus on the proud part and forget about the frustrated part.
Writing this out is making me feel all warm and excited again!!
By daisicles on The Acceptance Pie
If you really want to wrap up your search for taupe ankle boots on Zappos, just tag size 12 onto the end. You're welcome!
And no, I'm not at all bitter that I have to look really hard for cute shoes for my giant feet.
@klemay HA. You're funny. I'm not defending society, but I'm pointing out that we didn't exactly come up with this concept.
I'm going to go ahead and defend the person who asked the weight loss question and the author for selecting/answering it.
But first some caveats/recognition:
1. Yes, we absolutely live in a fat-phobic, fat shaming society.
2. This same society values thinness above all things regardless of physical health.
3. For people with body image/weight issues this is a particularly sensitive subject and the discussion of weight and weight loss can be triggering.
I respect and recognize all these things. HOWEVER.
If someone wants to lose weight in a healthy way that is meaningful to them, let them lose weight. Yes, they could be motivated by truly unreasonable beauty standards or could be doing it for purely superficial reasons but no one should be unhappy with their body for any reason. And no one should have to accept one body type over another for themselves simply because it's a more radical act. As long as you are healthy, you do you. Don't preach, don't judge, don't be a jerk and you'll be fine.
@Kira-Lynn@twitter I asked (at least a version) of this question, and I'm really stoked that she answered. I have been struggling to find this weird balance between being a vegetarian, being a runner, and also trying to lose a few pounds. It's just my own personal situation, and I'm grateful that she answered it. I didn't mean to upset anyone... I just am trying to figure out my own stuff and got excited when I saw that they were letting us ask questions of a dietitian.
@MaryJReno my roomate's [NAME??] half-sister [IS FATHER REMARRIED OR MOTHER? MAY BE GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT WORK-LIFE BALANCE] makes $74/hour [IS THIS CONFIRMED] on the computer [WHAT MODEL? NEW COMPUTER? PROBABLY MAC AIR??]. She has been fired from work [WHY WAS SHE FIRED? DETAILS] for five months ["FUNEMPLOYED" MAYBE] but last month her paycheck was $21376 [PAID EVERY MONTH? BIWEEKLY?] just working on the computer for a few hours [PER DAY? IS SHE A WEBCAM GIRL???? DON'T BURY THIS LEDE]. you could look here WWW.Ring77.COm [WE NEED A BETTER LOOKING URL]
By Non-anonymous on Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed
@Kira-Lynn@twitter Since the actual ADVICE the writer gave was completely reasonable, healthy, and non-body-shaming, I would suggest you forgive her for using the PHRASE "healthy weight." You know, just this once.
@Kira-Lynn@twitter "How do I balance trying to lose weight, trying to eat less meat and carbs, and also trying to have good workouts" =/= "How do I disown my gay son"
I also think that individuals are more than within their right as responsible, socially aware human beings to still identify a certain weight as something that feels good and healthy for them. Individually. But... I get that this is a tricky issue!
wait wait wait, low fat cheese? come on. that's worse than not eating cheese :(
This has to be the gentlest "weight lost tips" I've ever seen. I'm filing it under the same category as Ask A... and Ask Polly.
I'm not planning on losing an ounce but I've got oddball eating questions I'll be sending in.