2/14/14

1200 Calories are Not Enough!

"What I do know is that 1200 is the general number of calories health professionals say women cannot drop below without suffering negative health consequences.
Interesting, isn’t it? 1200 calories. The line between health and what they call “starvation mode”. 1200 calories. The dangerous tightrope that many women are trying to walk, because they think this is how thinness is achieved."


I'm reposting this great blog post below. If you are on your fitness journey and it seems like your not losing weight and just maintaining. Don't give up. The link has some GREAT info!

It's a great read!

IF you have the chance visit a nutritionist to find out how many calories you should be consuming based on your Resting Metabolic Rate.

I found out today that based on my fitness activity I should be consuming 1716 calories a day!

crazy when I was steadily limiting myself to ONLY 1200 or less. smh If your on a Military base visit your Wellness Center, the testing is FREE!

Oh and I definitely encourage my female friends to begin weight training! Those inches are coming off bay-bee! :)

http://sophieologie.me/2013/09/26/1200-calories/

2/6/14

The Quest for Inclusion: Cultural Competency & K-State’s Women’s Basketball

Just a few minutes ago I received the following picture via the International Student Forum's list serve:


I admit I'm quite cynical yet as my friends and colleagues have stated, this is GOOD. I'm glad they are being proactive. I'm sure this will just be another notch on their belt. Some people may never know the reasoning's, but I'm glad they took it a step forward. Now let's hope some cultural competency trainings have occurred for students & staff!

Some people have stated:

"I appreciate them working towards inclusion. Thanks for the update!"
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Yaiiii"
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Way to go! It pays to voice your opinion in a civil manner"
I don't know if I ever admitted but I was SUPPPPPPPPPPPEEERRR nervous to even voice a complaint.
 
It was disheartening to hear from a colleague that, they thought I made the wrong move. That I was just stirring the pot. I should have been discreet with my complaints. That person even said they didn't wish to be associated with someone who was an activist.
 
That hurt.
 
a lot.
 
It was also crazy to hear a POC (person of color) say this but I tried to tell them, I wasn't stirring the pot.
 
Throughout this time, I've had many periods of regret and rethinking my actions.
 
Am I an activist? Am I a feminist? What am I? How did I get like this?
 
Isn't it crazy. The words people can say that makes you rethink your entire livelihood lol
 
I'm not over the comment the person made. I'm still confused.
 
I typically have a foot in either aisle. I like to be neutral but I do have a reputation for speaking out.
 
I just have to accept that people will always label me a certain way, depending on my words/actions.
 
So I might be an activist.
 
There are worse things I could be called.
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