As most of you probably know, I’ve been off track lately, But have been planning to get back on. I have not gave up. I’ve mentioned to a few people that I’m waiting until Monday to start again simply because I was having 3 dinners this weekend on top of the fact that I had literally no food. However, We just went grocery shopping so I’m ready for my up coming week! If you buy good food, You’ll eat good food. When I was on track and eating well I was being extremely strict on myself and while it definitely worked I don’t think that’s something I can handle at this time. It’s something I’m going to have to build myself back up to since I’ve lost a lot of ground. So, I did buy a couple of items that I normally wouldn’t include on my grocery list, But they’re still relatively healthy items.
- Skim milk
- Sargento’s Reduced fat Swiss cheese
- Chicken kabobs (w/ vegetables)
- Chicken breast tenderloin
- Shrimp (w/cocktail sauce)
- Extra lean ground turkey
- Deli turkey slices (reduced sodium)
- Corn cobs
- Yellow potatoes
- Vegetable trinity (Diced onion, Bell pepper and tomato mixed together)
- Hummus (w/ pretzels)
- Mango slices
- Navel oranges
- Fruit salad
- Persimmons fruit (I’ve never had it before. I thought I’d try it.)
- Multi-grain Flat out wraps with flax
I already had some items at home such as: Eggs, Spinach, Broccoli crowns, Almonds, Protein powder, Tuna, Ezekiel 4:9 bread, Turkey breast.
**The above bolded items are the ones in which I wouldn’t normally buy**
- Reduced fat Swiss cheese
- Cocktail sauce
- Deli sliced turkey
- Flat out wraps
Yes, Cheese can be healthy, But it also takes salt enzymes to make and it’s often processed so it’s something I usually stray away from. I tried to keep it clean as possible by getting “reduced fat”. The shrimp came with cocktail sauce and while cocktail sauce isn’t calorie dense it is however, A condiment. Also something I don’t eat. Turkey is generally a healthy item as well. Deli turkey tends to be high in sodium though. Hence why I got “low sodium”. Hummus is perfectly acceptable to eat (Yes, I know it could also be in the protein section as well). It came with pretzels though and those aren’t healthy for obvious reasons. Finally, Flat out wraps are something I used to eat, But stopped after reading the ingredients. Now I’m picking back up on it for a while until I can handle being so strict again.
Quite frankly, I don’t understand why people find this so offense and “wrong”.
As long as the jeans actually fit the person who’s wearing them, What does the style of the jeans matter? Whether that person is tall, short, thick, thin, curvy or straight; What does it matter?
“Oh, A “fat” person can’t wear skinny jeans because they’re not skinny.”
Who’s to say what skinny is? There are girls who are a size 2 and still think they’re “fat”. However, I think that’s skinny. What about average sized people? I don’t hear anyone complaining about them wearing “skinnies”. Yet, They’re not skinny either.
Allow me to give you a demonstration.
Here is a photo of a “skinny” person wearing skinny jeans and a picture of a plus sized person wearing skinny jeans:
Next, Here’s a picture of a “skinny” person wearing flared jeans and a plus sized person wearing flared jeans:
Let me point out something. No matter what your size is or what kind of pants you’re wearing, They all hug you from your waist to your knees. That means the only difference between flared and skinny jeans (despite who’s wearing them) Is the calf. Is there something “offensive” about a larger persons’s calf? No.
People are okay with larger people wearing shorts or skirts which shows the calves. God forbid a “fat” person wear something that actually covers the entire leg including the calf.
In addiction, These clothes flatter all these women.
Perhaps you just find it redundant because when the word “skinny” is in the name- You don’t associate it with a “bigger” person. What if I were to change the name? Say we started calling “skinny jeans” “Quonko jeans” instead. Would you then accept “bigger” people wearing them? Here’s another demonstration:
This is a picture of “Sandy” from the Movie Grease:
This movie was based in 1958. Take a look at what she’s wearing. Those are what “we” would call “skinnies” or “skinny jeans”. Do you know what they called those back in the 1950’s? Pants. You know what they called “flared” jeans back in the 70’s? Bell bottoms.
And it didn’t bother anyone if a larger person wore the same style because they looked perfectly fine. In our generation, We’re analyzing the name of objects too much and taking it too far. If I own a Chihuahua and I name him “Killer” are you really going to think he’s a dangerous dog? If I have a vicious dog locked up in a kennel because he just attacked some old lady, But his name is “Fluffy” are you really going to think he’s sweet and cuddly? No.
Bigger women look no different in their skinny jeans than a woman who is actually skinny looks in her skinny jeans. As long as the jeans fit then there is no problem. And how is what someone else is wearing any of your business or concern in the first place?
Just because someone is plus sized doesn’t mean they’re not allowed to be fashionable and stylish.