Attention Americans of the United States: there is an epidemic in this country. Worse than the obesity epidemic and the longreads-analyzing-Lena-Dunham epidemic. Worse even than people who put ketchup on eggs.
Every day, in every state, in every city, even the BEST CITY, hundreds of regular…
Anonymous asked: What is your opinion on the Special K challenge?
It’s awful. Let’s go over why.
- "What will you gain when you lose?" Why do I need to lose weight to gain happiness, success, or anything else?
- Two weeks. Two weeks is a crash diet, not a sustainable change.
- The calories. I made myself a sample meal plan, picked a plan for vegetarians, and it was giving me days of eating 1,273 and 1,244 calories, way too low for anyone, especially any young woman who does more than lay around in a coma all day.
- Hell, one day it told me to have a Special K protein shake for lunch. What sort of ridiculous, unsatisfying lunch is that?!
- Basically, nothing’s okay.
- Eat more than Special K.
- Special K is a brand.
- It wants to sell you stuff.
- It mainly wants to sell you Special K.
- See where I’m going with this?
Basically, fuck Special K.
Last night, I was triggered by a 12-15 sentence assignment.
I used to write breaking news stories. I’ve won awards for my opinion and column pieces. I used to be able to layout 25%+ of a 12-page paper in one evening. I know *why* I put the hyphen in that last sentence. Professionals in the media profession have known, within only a few weeks of knowing me, that I have what it takes to be better that the average and have praised my abilities in and out of my immediate presence. If I continue in this profession I’m pretty sure those are the only things I’ll ever be proud of.
I’m skipping class today to read books that actually teach me, to wander around and take photos that haven’t been assigned to me, and buy food, real, healthy, delicious food that I won’t feel guilty about eating later.
I chose me today. Not a grade. Grades can go fuck themselves.
There’s your damn 12 sentences.