Massive just massive music geek. A neutron star in love with music.
@HereComesTheMetricSystem thanks for all the kind responses, I hope I can use some of the suggestions and get positive results!
@HereComesTheMetricSystem Thanks for the response, and good advice RNL. I've been thinking the direct response 'please don't comment on my food' would be best, and I usually don't let these kinds of comments get to me. However because the weight gain has been so sudden, it seems like the comments have also come on suddenly and caught me off-guard. Perhaps I am being a bit too harsh, maybe it is all well-intentioned (goodness knows I have wedged my foot in my mouth many times.... I mean, jammed it in there Good).
And this past year, despite all its challenges has had some of my biggest physical achievements, too. I try to hold onto those feelings of 'wow, I did that!' but it is hard when I know I don't have the expected physique of someone who does a lot of athletic activity.
Mostly, I'm just venting and trying to ready myself for family. It feels like in p.e. class when you get hit in the face by a ball and time just slows down and all you see is that ball coming right for your face. All I can see right now is this soccer ball of judgement coming right for me in slo-mo.
So I know weight issues aren't really discussed a lot here on OT: I hope this isn't too out of line, but I am hoping for some help or support.
Over the past year, I've been dealing with a moderate health issues compounded with increased work stress and depression. End result is a bit of weight gain. I am very physically active and eat fairly healthy, but it's not going without a fight.
Normally I'd try to roll with it, but all of a sudden everyone and their mother has declared themselves my personal trainer and/or nutritionist (and this is just in my circle of friends, I haven't stepped into the emotional MMA octagon of family events).
Does anyone have any tips or advice on how to make it through the holidays without completely losing my mind? A mantra to say to drown out the "is that ok to eat?" comments? The perfect smile + middle distance stare to convey "I will slap you if you don't stop staring at my plate and analyzing what I am eating" ?
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Exactly - that's how I try to describe Scandal to friends: " I have no idea what is going on or where the plot is going but if you start watching it, you'll watch all of it and it is impossible to not be watching it."
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) yes I watched Scandal and I was quite glad I saw it after dinner (spoilers: eeessssgghuugh)
Hedy Lamarr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr#Frequency-hopping_spread-spectrum_invention)
Also, all the women who worked on the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/courses/teachers_corner/31784.html)
@celeec4@twitter it is exhausting, that everyday there's the question of: am I am women in science, a Women in Science, a scientist who is a women, or just a scientist?
I am only halfway through Pollack's article on women in science and I am relieved that the experiences and frustrations I have had seem to be universal but frustrated that the experiences and frustrations I have had seem to be universal.
@Tragically Ludicrous ; Just write "Happy Birthday [x]! This message will self-destruct" and tell Chief Quimby to take cover.
On "Maybe I needed to prove that I'm wife material. If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches"
@Lu2 I totally relate, I will go to town on some Morningstar or Quorn - full disclosure, I'm only vegetarian not vegan.