Owning It

Over the past few days there has been a lot of conversation about “owning it” in the health blogosphere. Rachel Wilkerson began the topic, and us Hollaback girls continued to discuss the importance of standing up for yourself and not being afraid to be yourself while blogging. We discussed the importance of honesty, loyalty, and individuality. Let’s face it–bloggers who have these qualities are ones that we respect.

So, what do I have to say on this topic? What do I “own”? 

  • I am a health nut some days, and don’t care what people think when they see me with my snack bag of carrots, or a few apples in my purse. Hey, you know what they say… An apple a day…
    I used to be afraid of displaying my healthy habits because people would always make comments. But, now, since I am a Dietitian, people pay me more respect for my food choices, and I am registered and licensed to be able to tell people what to eat!
  • I eat unhealthy food other days. I just don’t care. I love to eat some of my favorite foods every once and awhile (ice cream!). I may preach eat healthy food eat healthy food, but that doesn’t mean we have to eat that way 24/7
  • I stopped caring if people think of me as a skinny bitch. Sorry for my language (yes, I prefer to be conservative with my language). I am usually pretty quiet and calm, and that can be perceived as a bitchy attitude. Oh well. I try to be pleasant and friendly, but I guess some people just don’t see that (and yes, people who really know me don’t think of me this way).
  • I don’t care what people think of my blog, or my posts. Of course I love it when people say they enjoy my site.
    Sorry, I’m not sorry
    if you read something you don’t like.

Well, I was a little afraid to write about this topic at first. I am a little late to write about the topic, but I think it’s a good thing for people to know where I am coming from :) A little insight into the blogger behind the blog.

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  1. Rachel Wilkerson says

    I love that you own that you're thin!! Seriously, no one should make you feel bad about your body, no matter what your DNA gives you!!

  2. Bridget@PavementPlants says

    At least you're a skinny bitch that cares enough about your body to eat well and learn about health instead of snacking on crap "just because you can"!

  3. wellpurposed says

    People are really judgmental when it comes to food and seeing others embody health habits. I totally don't get it sometimes — is it jealousy? are they just jealous that someone else is taking the extra minute to think about what they're fueling their bodies with? Maybe. But who really knows? Keep doing what you're doing — it's awesome and you definitely lead by example. Eating should be fun, not punitive, so kudos to you for knowing how to balance your healthy habits with special treats. :)

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