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Quick Thursday Thoughts

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Feeling a little better but not really in my normal talk-ity talky kind of mood so I thought I’d just pass on some links which is the whole point of Thursday thoughts anyway. :)

So…

As for updates from me.

Ok, I need some sleep. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. I haven’t been feeling too well, physically. I hope the doc can shed some light on this nausea and tiredness. I just feel, for lack of a better term… crappy but optimistically crappy! ;)



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    Deb - comfycozycrazy

    April 16, 2010

    Hope you feel better soon, Roni. I wanted to also let you know how sorry I am for your loss. Take care of yourself and your family. Hug the little man lots, that’s always good medicine!

    Diana

    April 16, 2010

    Hope you feel better soon :)

    Krista S.

    April 16, 2010

    Sending virtual hugs from my heart to yours. I hope you feel better soon, Roni.

    Sancho

    April 16, 2010

    I hope you feel better, too. But I’ve got to say that I don’t agree with the “seeing food as fuel” idea – that’s the same view of food that Michael Pollan labels “nutritionism”, reducing our view of food to its chemical components and their role in keeping us alive. Food production and consumption become scientific rather than social processes, but that view simply isn’t enough – healthy cultures don’t think of food or eating in this technologized, soulless way (like those little nutrition pills on The Jetsons). This mindset also strikes me as an effort to separate food from its “dangerous” aspects for problem eaters such as ourselves – such as taste, which can be oh-so-tempting to us. But we need to see eating as more than just gassing up our bodies, I think – we have to learn to find both healthy pleasure and satisfaction in preparing and eating our meals in good ways. We can do that in an informed way without making food feel “safe” by reducing it to body fuel.

    roni

    April 16, 2010

    Sancho – BUT viewing food as a solution to your problems, eating when happy, when sad, for comfort, for celebration, for boredom, and for every other emotion you can think of is not good either. In that particular story the gentleman actually had a goal to find a rack of ribs he didn’t like and was eating himself through his local restaurants.

    So reminding yourself that food should nourish your body is not a bad thing. ONLY viewing it that way could be and I agree.

    I routinely go out of my way to enjoy candy from a local chocolate shop just so I can sit on a park bench with my 4 year old and soak up the sun enjoying a piece of chocolate. That is fueling me in another way BUT I don’t have to eat pounds of it because my body just doesn’t need that much.

    Jenn Givler

    April 16, 2010

    I totally get what Sancho is saying… I’m not a fan of that “Food is fuel” adage for the same reasons. When I was deep into emotional eating, I tried thinking of food as fuel, and it absolutely had no effect on me.

    However, since I’ve been eating almost no processed food this last year, I can completely see how eating the right things DOES fuel me.

    But, eating is not just about fuel.

    I still want to experience the texture, and the taste… and I want to experience the social aspect of food. As Roni pointed out, there are other ways that we can be fueled while experiencing food.

    WaistingTime

    April 16, 2010

    I hope you feel better soon:) Can’t wait to see the new site design!

    Aimee

    April 16, 2010

    I love Gina’s site. Her recipes are delicious and the photos are mouth watering! The Southwestern Black bean salad is one of my all time favorites.

    Hope you feel better Roni. Thinking good thoughts for you.

    BigTickles

    April 16, 2010

    Hey Roni — Gina’s food site — I am in heaven especially with the smoothie galore!

    Take your time – we understand – we will be here!

    Carrol Ann

    April 16, 2010

    Keep your chin up!

    love2eatinpa

    April 16, 2010

    thanks for the great links!

    i hope you feel better soon.

    nlh

    April 16, 2010

    the Gina’s sight looks great and I know my mom loves it too, but everytime I try to use it, my computer crashes… does this happen to anyone else? the recipies I get to see briefly look wonderful

    athletecomesback

    April 16, 2010

    Thank you very much for the “shout” out on your wonderful blog. I totally appreciate it. The quote is a very special one to me as it helps me understand that I am in competition with no one, I just need to get the job done. I’m working on it.

    I totally hope that you feel better soonest, from the bottom of my heart, hang in there.

    Gina

    April 16, 2010

    Roni, Thanks for the shout out!! :) I hope I can join you for your next fitbloggin!
    Feel better!

    To the person who commented on site crashing, it’s a problem with you old Internet Explorer. Not compatible with blogger. Simply update IE (it’s free) or better yet, use Firefox (also free)

    Pubsgal

    April 16, 2010

    Love the quote; thanks for sharing it, Roni! I’ve been having a lot of comparing thoughts lately, and keep having to tell myself, “run your own race.”

    Priyanka

    April 16, 2010

    Hope you feel better soon Roni!