Running with Scissors: Oats, oats, totes m'goats!

Posted at 1:33 PM Oct 30, 2009

By Kiala Kazebee

Yesterday was National Oatmeal Day! Did you celebrate? Did you fire up the family oatmeal pot (the one passed down from generation to generation) and lovingly photograph your bowl? Did you blog the exact proportions of each ingredient? Did you substitute a banana for figs or vice versa? Did you genuflect before your bowl and promise to always be perfect--perfect like this bowl of perfect oatmeal? Did you? You didn't? For heaven's sake, why not? Why can't you live up to the impossible standards I've ingrained in you since birth? Why can't you be the perfect me I never was? WHY ARE YOU SUCH A COMPLETE AND UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT?

That just went to a real weird place. Moving on to this week's healthy blogging tidbits!

  • "I've been practicing yoga for almost 9 years and just now do I really feel like I'm starting to actually be present." Taking pictures and blogging everything you eat doesn't keep you present? Considering the way I daydream my way through an apple, I am so screwed when it comes to present-ness.
  • Perfect Pair/Pear. Wow. This is some serious OCD shit right here. Like next level. As in, "Mommy's been up painting the guest room all night and organizing the tea towels and OH MY GOD WHO PUT THE SERVING SPOONS IN THE EVERYDAY SILVERWARE DRAWER...SOB....I just..I...mommy has to lie down in the dark for a few days."
  • "I feel a lot better about what I ate today - thanks for the encouragement everyone!" This makes me so sad in my heart feelings place*.
  • "Yesterday was dark and pooring." Uh, "Pooring." This girl is IN COLLEGE. Congratulations. Now I'm depressed.

*Just kidding. I don't have one of those.


Allison said:

I mean, I think about food a lot. But Jesus, these blogs are so depressing. They're just so eating disordered!

Does anybody know what the crazy deal with all the nut butters, fake chocolate, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes are about? Is it that they're sweet without being "bad" for you? Ahhhh!

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