Do we all have issues with our appearance?
Is USA a image-disorder nation or USA the most open-talk place? I can’t find the answer and here are two episodes of why I entered into doubt.
#1: The night at Raku, since our neighbor table was just 1-inch away, I heard the conversation of two young girls. They’re asian-american, at 20s and at normal weight. Every time I heard them talk, it’s about how fatty is the food but at the same time how good it is; that they probably will hit the gym after dinner, or they probably have eaten 2000 calories…. etc. You get the point. What was funny or called me attention is that as they talk, they kept eating and they really enjoy it (although with guilt). I personally don’t have inconsistency. If I don’t like something I do, I just stop doing it and stop complaining about it. Why would you complain if it’s not REALLY bothering you? I wonder, is this image/ED talk the new trend? Is it like smoking in old days? That you have to smoke because all your friends smoke and that’s being cool. Is this image-issues or ED the new trend to be cool?
#2: A friend of mine who is beautiful inside and outside for me (although not super skinny, but at a healthy weight) complained me yesterday that she thinks she has bulk of fat in her body. I think she’s pretty as she is, but she doubts it.
I can’t remember any talk image/eating related when I was in China, at least among my girl friends. I’ve always thought they don’t have issues, but now I wonder: is it really that they don’t have issues or they’re just not talking about it?
We all have some kind of image-related issues, I did for several years and suffered the consequences. I still do but sporadically because I realized that there are SO MANY other IMPORTANT things in life that I can use my energy and focus than trying to be pretty to please others! Furthermore, if you really want to please others, there are hundreds of ways to do it that does not involve to be the prettiest, skinniest and those probably last longer!
Q: What’s your thoughts on this? Are you open to talk your issues (if you have any)?
Okay. Enough rambling. Let’s see some food pic
Neil’s breakfast combo: 2 cinnamon raisin toasts, LC and microwaved egg
Coco’s: oatmeal + vanilla + cinnamon + flaxmeal + frozen blueberries
Lunch: leftover tofu quich
Dinner: stir-fry assorted veggies with coconut oil, topped with marinara and parmesan
Dessert: dark chocolate that Neil brought me.
Last night to enter General Mills Price Pack Giveaway