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Feb 8

justthestupidparts:

“According to a study from the University of Washington, the rift between healthy grub and junk food is wider than it’s ever been. Researchers were able to buy 2,000 calories of junk food for $3.52 — that’s an entire day’s caloric intake — where nutritious foods cost them a whopping $36 for the same 2,000 calories.”

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Food In The USA (via trashysnacks)

So, you know, STFU forever about “it’s cheaper to eat healthy LOL poor people don’t get how money works!” (via thebicker)

"Nutritious foods," that’s nice and vague. What, exactly, did they buy? Frozen veggies? Rice? Beans? Or did they blow it on fresh fruit and meat to make a point?

And how many meals did it buy? I can maybe buy a single taco for a couple of bucks, or I can buy a tub of oatmeal that will feed me for weeks. Yeah, 2000 calories of fast food might be “cheap” (no, not really, but let’s pretend for a second it’s cheap) but that’s also a meal and a half. (See? Expensive. Speaking of which, where the fuck are they shopping that fast food is so goddamn cheap? No fast food place where I live gives you a meal for much less than $10. I picked up several meals worth of groceries today for $25, I got veggies, dairy and some bagels, and I have enough money right now to not be desperately frugal about it either.)

Pretty much anyone who has actually lived on terrifyingly little money (food or rent? food or medicine?) knows perfectly well that if you waste your money on junk food you will starve.

I tracked down the actual study:

"Energy cost of foods in the bottom quintile of energy density, beverages excluded, was $18.16/1,000 kcal as compared to only $1.76/1,000 kcal for foods in the top quintile."

The original quote is a lie. The study did not compare “junk food” to “nutritious foods”. It compared energy-dense foods to low-calorie foods.

Junk food and beans are both energy-dense. Diet junk food and spinach are both low-calorie.

(Source: maximilianyearsbc)

Feb 3

no-life-queen:

I fucking hate social justice bloggers who give people trying to learn how to be more accepting and more knowledgeable about social justice issues shit for being previously or currently ignorant of an issue THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF. No one learns everything in a day. No one changes magically overnight. It is a PROCESS of gaining knowledge that I think a lot of social justice bloggers don’t understand.

Stop nitpicking people that are willing and trying to gain understanding of an issue for being new to the actual deep details of an issue and not having all of the fucking knowledge you do.You just look like an asshole. Share your information NICELY LIKE A HUMAN BEING. EDUCATE THE WILLING NICELY BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO CHANGE AND LEARN AND GROW. 

Feb 3

samanticshift:

czyna:

samanticshift:

czyna:

samanticshift:

reallytitp:

thisisthinprivilege:

I’ve seen thinspo blogs glamorizing anorexia, I’ve yet to see anyone bombard their space with thin shaming talk, and offer them a legion of health tips on how to get their body thicker or bigger to become healthy, I’VE YET TO SEE THIS EVER!

I’m…

Nice job deleting the rest of my post. I’m glad you admitted you were wrong, but surprise surprise, you’re still an asshole. I’ll repost the full text:

Wow, so this post is chock full of wrong.

1. Did you actually check the “thin” tag? Because it’s full of thinspo. They’re not warning for the word thin; they’ve included the warning because the tag is frequented by people looking for and posting pro-eating disorder content.

2. You get the same pop-up when searching “anorexia,” “bulimia,” and “eating disorder,” so yes, “actual eating disorders” do get this message.

3. It’s true that “compulsive overeating” and “binge eating disorder” don’t get this message. I wish they did. (Bolded in the hope that people won’t conveniently overlook it.) However, if you actually look at the tag, you’ll see a bunch of people talking about recovery or their struggles with those illnesses. They’re not promoting these disorders. There is not a community built around developing binge eating disorder/compulsive overeating and drawing inspiration from sick people. Based on the tag’s content, I suspect that people visit it mostly to find support, so simply visiting those tags shouldn’t raise the same concerns that visits to the “thinspo,” “thin,” and “anorexia” tags do.

4. “This isn’t helping ED sufferers, it’s stigmatizing thinness.” Yes hi, I’m currently recovering from anorexia and compulsive overexercise. I’ve been sick for close to ten years. And you know what? I developed my eating disorder in part because of the rampant fatphobia I was exposed to. I’ve never been fat, but I was terrified of becoming fat, and responded by starving myself. While other factors did contribute to my disorder, that was one of the big ones. And the thing is, I know people with eating disorders who gained weight, and whose suffering was dismissed because they were “too fat” to be sick. Some, including those with restrictive disorders, were encouraged to diet, because clearly they’d feel better if they were just a little thinner.

That’s fatphobia. That is what hurts people with eating disorders. Those of us who are considered “thin enough” are more likely to have our disorders taken seriously (which often stalls recovery, because if we gain a few pounds we no longer count as sick, right?), while fat people with EDs are often ignored. 

You know what doesn’t help people with EDs? Blogs like this one. TITP rarely handles EDs well, but you’re no better.

I quoted the parts of your post that explained why I was wrong, to communicate as clearly as possible that I was wrong. I also put a note on the original post saying it is wrong. Mea culpa. I’m sorry, and I’m trying to fix my mistake.

You’re free to consider me an asshole, but I am confused why.

I think I made it pretty clear, but hey, maybe you’re completely ignorant of blogging etiquette.

Anyway, everything in my post explained why you were wrong; you simply chose to quote the parts you were willing to acknowledge. Of course, I don’t know what I expected from someone who runs a blog called “reallytitp,” so whatever. Just don’t pretend you give a shit about people with EDs so long as you delete and/or ignore any of our writing that conflicts with your worldview.

Bye now.

You seem to be saying that blogging etiquette requires full reblogs. I’m not sure how that would apply to Tumblr, where long reblogs are truncated by default and people are used to clicking through for the full context.

There was actually a part of your post I didn’t want to acknowledge, because you made a minor mistake and it would be petty for me to bring it up. But your post did not conflict with my worldview. Silence is not disagreement.

You could have just left it in and ignored whatever “minor mistake” you’re not “petty” enough to acknowledge. Granted, I don’t even know what that would be, since I was writing about my personal experience with anorexia and fatphobia, but shit, whatever. I’m sure you’re just being polite. Aren’t you sweet.

Anyway, silence is not disagreement, but conscious deletion is something else entirely. Sure, long posts are often abbreviated, but they’re not usually chopped into pieces, most of which are discarded.

And yeah, I think it’s pretty safe to assume that part of post conflicted with your worldview, given that I was explaining how the very existence of the kind of blog you moderate is damaging to people with eating disorders.

But again, I expected no better. Could you run along now?

How is a blog about TITP’s poor moderation, hypocrisy, abuse of trigger warnings, etc., damaging to people with eating disorders? Disagreeing with TiTP is not the same thing as fatphobia.

Feb 2

samanticshift:

czyna:

samanticshift:

reallytitp:

thisisthinprivilege:

I’ve seen thinspo blogs glamorizing anorexia, I’ve yet to see anyone bombard their space with thin shaming talk, and offer them a legion of health tips on how to get their body thicker or bigger to become healthy, I’VE YET TO SEE THIS EVER!

I’m…

Nice job deleting the rest of my post. I’m glad you admitted you were wrong, but surprise surprise, you’re still an asshole. I’ll repost the full text:

Wow, so this post is chock full of wrong.

1. Did you actually check the “thin” tag? Because it’s full of thinspo. They’re not warning for the word thin; they’ve included the warning because the tag is frequented by people looking for and posting pro-eating disorder content.

2. You get the same pop-up when searching “anorexia,” “bulimia,” and “eating disorder,” so yes, “actual eating disorders” do get this message.

3. It’s true that “compulsive overeating” and “binge eating disorder” don’t get this message. I wish they did. (Bolded in the hope that people won’t conveniently overlook it.) However, if you actually look at the tag, you’ll see a bunch of people talking about recovery or their struggles with those illnesses. They’re not promoting these disorders. There is not a community built around developing binge eating disorder/compulsive overeating and drawing inspiration from sick people. Based on the tag’s content, I suspect that people visit it mostly to find support, so simply visiting those tags shouldn’t raise the same concerns that visits to the “thinspo,” “thin,” and “anorexia” tags do.

4. “This isn’t helping ED sufferers, it’s stigmatizing thinness.” Yes hi, I’m currently recovering from anorexia and compulsive overexercise. I’ve been sick for close to ten years. And you know what? I developed my eating disorder in part because of the rampant fatphobia I was exposed to. I’ve never been fat, but I was terrified of becoming fat, and responded by starving myself. While other factors did contribute to my disorder, that was one of the big ones. And the thing is, I know people with eating disorders who gained weight, and whose suffering was dismissed because they were “too fat” to be sick. Some, including those with restrictive disorders, were encouraged to diet, because clearly they’d feel better if they were just a little thinner.

That’s fatphobia. That is what hurts people with eating disorders. Those of us who are considered “thin enough” are more likely to have our disorders taken seriously (which often stalls recovery, because if we gain a few pounds we no longer count as sick, right?), while fat people with EDs are often ignored. 

You know what doesn’t help people with EDs? Blogs like this one. TITP rarely handles EDs well, but you’re no better.

I quoted the parts of your post that explained why I was wrong, to communicate as clearly as possible that I was wrong. I also put a note on the original post saying it is wrong. Mea culpa. I’m sorry, and I’m trying to fix my mistake.

You’re free to consider me an asshole, but I am confused why.

I think I made it pretty clear, but hey, maybe you’re completely ignorant of blogging etiquette.

Anyway, everything in my post explained why you were wrong; you simply chose to quote the parts you were willing to acknowledge. Of course, I don’t know what I expected from someone who runs a blog called “reallytitp,” so whatever. Just don’t pretend you give a shit about people with EDs so long as you delete and/or ignore any of our writing that conflicts with your worldview.

Bye now.

You seem to be saying that blogging etiquette requires full reblogs. I’m not sure how that would apply to Tumblr, where long reblogs are truncated by default and people are used to clicking through for the full context.

There was actually a part of your post I didn’t want to acknowledge, because you made a minor mistake and it would be petty for me to bring it up. But your post did not conflict with my worldview. Silence is not disagreement.

Feb 2

samanticshift:

reallytitp:

thisisthinprivilege:

I’ve seen thinspo blogs glamorizing anorexia, I’ve yet to see anyone bombard their space with thin shaming talk, and offer them a legion of health tips on how to get their body thicker or bigger to become healthy, I’VE YET TO SEE THIS EVER!

I’m…

Nice job deleting the rest of my post. I’m glad you admitted you were wrong, but surprise surprise, you’re still an asshole. I’ll repost the full text:

Wow, so this post is chock full of wrong.

1. Did you actually check the “thin” tag? Because it’s full of thinspo. They’re not warning for the word thin; they’ve included the warning because the tag is frequented by people looking for and posting pro-eating disorder content.

2. You get the same pop-up when searching “anorexia,” “bulimia,” and “eating disorder,” so yes, “actual eating disorders” do get this message.

3. It’s true that “compulsive overeating” and “binge eating disorder” don’t get this message. I wish they did. (Bolded in the hope that people won’t conveniently overlook it.) However, if you actually look at the tag, you’ll see a bunch of people talking about recovery or their struggles with those illnesses. They’re not promoting these disorders. There is not a community built around developing binge eating disorder/compulsive overeating and drawing inspiration from sick people. Based on the tag’s content, I suspect that people visit it mostly to find support, so simply visiting those tags shouldn’t raise the same concerns that visits to the “thinspo,” “thin,” and “anorexia” tags do.

4. “This isn’t helping ED sufferers, it’s stigmatizing thinness.” Yes hi, I’m currently recovering from anorexia and compulsive overexercise. I’ve been sick for close to ten years. And you know what? I developed my eating disorder in part because of the rampant fatphobia I was exposed to. I’ve never been fat, but I was terrified of becoming fat, and responded by starving myself. While other factors did contribute to my disorder, that was one of the big ones. And the thing is, I know people with eating disorders who gained weight, and whose suffering was dismissed because they were “too fat” to be sick. Some, including those with restrictive disorders, were encouraged to diet, because clearly they’d feel better if they were just a little thinner.

That’s fatphobia. That is what hurts people with eating disorders. Those of us who are considered “thin enough” are more likely to have our disorders taken seriously (which often stalls recovery, because if we gain a few pounds we no longer count as sick, right?), while fat people with EDs are often ignored. 

You know what doesn’t help people with EDs? Blogs like this one. TITP rarely handles EDs well, but you’re no better.

I quoted the parts of your post that explained why I was wrong, to communicate as clearly as possible that I was wrong. I also put a note on the original post saying it is wrong. Mea culpa. I’m sorry, and I’m trying to fix my mistake.

You’re free to consider me an asshole, but I am confused why.

project-rogers:

Who does most of their cooking at 2AM? That’d be me. Cooking a whole mess of chicken and a little bit of sausage. FREEZER STOCKING TIME.

So jealous. I’d love to be cooking at 2 am, but the kids wake up at dawn.

I woke up before the baby.

I thought, “Why don’t I get a workout in before breakfast?”

The baby woke up, screaming for a nurse.

Oh yeah, that’s why.

This is my reward for buckling down to stain-treat the yucky laundry.

Not pictured: the sinkful of soapy water in the undersink cabinet.

This is my reward for buckling down to stain-treat the yucky laundry.

Not pictured: the sinkful of soapy water in the undersink cabinet.

Who would join me?

bodypositivevsg:

stephshrinks:

In a week long (or more) ‘no added sugar’ challenge.

Other than medications I want to completely cut out anything that has sugar in any form in the ingredient list.

I want to do it not because I want to drop a pile of weight but because I want to be more mindful about just how much of the…

My sugar addiction is STRONG but because of that it’s also super tempting to do this. Okay. OKAY.

I will do this thing. Monday the 27th?

I cut out sugar for a week last summer. It was hard. They’re not kidding about the stuff being addictive.

Afterwards, I had a much easier time eating sweets in moderation. It was like I’d gone through withdrawal and reset my craving level.

Hope it goes well for you!

Nov 5

This blog is on hiatus until February. I’ve got important stuff happening offline for a few months. Till then!