Tuesday, August 12, 2008

UGGG! I have to vent!!

Okay so I was in the mall shopping for clothes for Elle, and I happened to hear this conversation that really REALLY bothered me. So there were two girls working at the cash wrap at the store, and they were just chatting. They were talking about a girl who also worked there.
Girl "A" said to Girl "B"..."have you noticed how much weight "girl C" has lost?"
Girl "B" yeah she's getting skinny
Girl "A" yeah she's lost like 20 pounds in a month
Girl "B" wow...I wonder what she's doing?
Girl "A" well I think I am going to start calling her "Annie"
Girl B and Girl A both start laughing.
I immediatly turned around and gave them a stare, as if to say "nuh uh, you didn't just say that." They of course didn't notice my blazing stare.
Then Girl "C" walks up from the back of the store and says "what's so funny?"
Girl "A" "Oh nothing..(pause) .....Annie"
More laughter from the two girls.
Girl "C" now looks like she has no idea what they are talking about and says "Annie"?

Then girl "B" said to girl "C" something like this "So how have you lost so much weight? I can't believe it...it's like WOW."
Girl "C" "well I've been watching what I have been eating and, I'm working with a trainer"
Girl "A" "we were starting to think you were Anorexic, (pause).... Annie"
Now girl "C" looks completly appauled and insulted and responds something like this "no I've just been working really hard."

Okay so this is why I am so bothered by this.
What if this girl was infact engaging in Eating Disorder behaviors? That is the last thing someone with that may have and Eating Disorder needs to hear, or wants to hear. They should be encouraging her to seek help not talking "poking fun at her".
And another thing is...you never know who around you infact has delt with, knows someone who has, or is currently struggling with a disease such as an eating disorder.
So this is my plea to EVERYONE....NEVER NEVER talk about someones weight. Even if they are losing weight and look good, don't say to them "wow you've lost weight, you look good." A simple "You look good," or a "You look good today" will work just fine. Commenting on someones weight dives weight lose, and weight gain. So please just don't say anything.

These stupied girls at the mall could have "triggered" me or someone else who overheard. Thankfully enough I am looking out for someone else right now...so I was able to deal with their insults (all though they weren't directed at me)....however I did want to karate chop someone!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Do you think Dave would mind if I start calling him Edward?!

Okay maybe I won't call Dave Edward, but I am so in in LUST with the character Edward Cullen. Some of you like Jacob but I'm a Edward girl.

So on Sunday I finished Breaking Dawn. I loved it....(for those of you who haven't read it yet..then I won't spoil anything..don't worry you can read on.) It was EVERYTHING I wanted in the book. I am so pleased.

So on Friday Night I went with one of my Best Friends from High School Mary, and her friends from her neighborhood to get the book. I met Mary at her house in Lehi, and we went over to Chili's and ate, then we went to Smiths (smart girls..cause Walmart was insane) and waited for 15 minutes and got our books. With my Drive back home I arrived home about 1 a.m and I read till about 2 a.m.
It was a fun night (Mary your friends are fun!)

I will say however I am a little bummed that there are no more Twilight books coming out. But that is okay because I feel completely satisfied with how everything played out!