Hey Green Girls and Guys!
It has been almost 2 years since my last real blog post on this site. I stopped blogging on this site for a few of reasons.
First, I got some comments on my About page that the word ‘fat’ was shaming. I really had no intention of shaming anyone. I’ve heard the word ‘fat’ used in many a diet book, website and documentary. Fat is a real world. There are a variety of the types of fat. There is even fatty liver disease. This is real folks. And I have noticed more physical and mental struggles when I am at a higher weight, than when I am at a lower weight. That is not a benign topic. So, after thinking this over and over, I figured that this title fits my feelings and my journey, and I will continue to use the name. As I say in my revised About page, anyone with a good heart is a beautiful person regardless of size, shape, skin color, and sexual orientation. This is not a shaming site and posts will not be judging, but rather a balance of tough-love and self-love.. to myself.
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard
Secondly, I stopped blogging here, because I started this website after I had lost about 15 pounds and was feeling fantastic and wanted to lose about another 10 pounds or so. Well, many trials and tribulations had come my way, and I ended up gaining again, losing again, gaining, losing… and the cycle continues. Diets don’t work, so I’m hoping that by blogging in a more raw and authentic way, that I can help myself stop the cycle and help others along the way.
“There are calories in, there are calories out, and then there is the person in between.” – some wise person (I don’t remember where I read this, so if you know who gets credit, please leave a comment.)
Lastly, I actually somewhat dislike the use of the word “green”, but it is the most well known and catchy way to say ‘sustainability’. I’m not always ‘green’. In fact, no one truly is. Like diets, there is no one size fits all for sustainability or “going green”. Additionally, sustainability is not just about the environment, but also the social and economical impacts as well, which will be topics of blog posts.
“The word “sustainability” has gotten such a workout lately… … Everybody, it seems, is for it whatever “it” means.” – Michael Pollan
So, stay tuned for more blog posts and share this site with anyone who might find food philosophy discussions helpful or interesting. With so much information online, I will try my best to keep posts short, but impactful, with a unique perspective. And, if you haven’t noticed, I like to use quotes to help get my thoughts across.
“If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” – Blaise Pascal
How about you? Where are you in your weight loss journey? Do you have it all figured out, or are you constantly working at it? Do you think the word ‘fat’ is shaming?