New Year Rant-olution

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So it’s a new year – what could I possibly have to rant about? This time it’s not totally a rant let’s call it observations. So over the years I’ve observed that I have stopped growing vertically but the horizontal growth has continued. I have also observed that others have observed it too – some make nicey nice comments, others say nothing  – but you can read it on their faces. One person had even ‘promised’ that I would be ‘big’ like my mother – SO now that my mom has lost a lot of weight – why is it that, that person is not ‘promising’ that I will lose it like my mother too, hmmmmm? (Those people sometimes forget that they too have expanded since they were 20, maybe in a non obvious way). When I was growing up I was told I was too skinny, and that I needed to eat. In high school I was even told, in a ridiculing way, that I don’t have a ‘belly’. What a strange turn of events!

In this overloaded world of keep fit, stay healthy, don’t eat this, cut back on that, count your calories, and lower your cholesterol one can get confused or Healthy Foodeven intimidated when you attempt to get healthy. Good thing I’ve been doing my reading from long long long time ago. Nothing surprises me anymore. First it was said do not eat butter – eat margarine – then they said don’t eat margarine eat butter now I’ve lost track of what we are supposed to use on our toasted bread. It’s all a conspiracy!! Some say you have to exercise 1-2hrs everyday and do abs – others say you just need 10 minutes a day – huh? They’re trying to mess with our minds I tell ya!

I think I know most of the exercise infomercials.(a side-effect of working late sleeping late) From the one that sounds like a ‘law office’, to the ones that want you to ‘go crazy’ and put you in a ‘loony bin’ – geeez What’s the world coming to? There’s one that tells you that you can eat anything up to 5-times a day and lose weight – quite misleading in their presentation, but I understand what they mean. Then there’s the one that says one big meal a day with ‘shakes’ to replace the other meals huh? One set says stay away from processed food – then there is a group that packages your food and sends it to you. Now before you say, that’s not ‘processed’ food – think about it, anything that has to go in a box and you just take it out and heat it up – is ‘processed’ – preservatives MUST be in it. Now I’m not saying it wont work – it probably does it’s just that I’m getting a lot of double/mixed messages.

Yes I have had the green juice - It's not bad at all!

Yes I have had the green juice – It’s not bad at all!

There was even a lady that said we could use breathing techniques and that stretchy thing to lose weight -huh? It’s all a conspiracy!! I watched the Dr Oz show recently and there was a Nutritionist on it that called some healthy foods ‘devil food’ her theory is that some people can gain weight on 5 stalks of asparagus or even almond {Check it for yourself}- so you need to lose weight via your body chemistry not calories. Seriously lady, tell me, who sent you?  They are messing with our minds I tell ya!

51AF7K9CM5L._SL500_SS500_All in all when it comes to weight loss – I mean healthy lifestyle – each person must choose what works best for them – and they definitely don’t need input or reminder from others what the mirror tells them everyday or in some cases the scale!! If I have ever done that to anyone my apologies(at least I don’t think I have). The fads come and go anyone remember 8-min Abs from the 80’s or was it 90’s? We have just the one body – I don’t think we get do-overs so we just have to take care of it as best we can without fear of persecution or ridicule if we so happen to have expanded. We women have enough to contend with in this world.

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PS. IMO Skinny people should not be in the gym – I know I wasn’t when I was skinny-er!!

PEOPLE…O my O my!

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So I wanted to write about this long ago – but there’s just some things I REALLY, REALLY can’t talk about. But alas there are somethings that I can and so I will.

Ahhh People, people, people what would the world be without it – void and without certain atrocities, that’s for sure. But we have to live with them we have to learn to get along with them and yes, yes it’s true we have to LOVE  them. Eeeeeeee, just felt a chill down my spine. Anyway I’m learning day by day to let people be. I can’t change them or fix them or make them see that what they are doing is crap. So I’m allowing them their fair share until they realise how far deep in it they are.

I like to advise people as a matter of fact I sometimes feel that’s part of my duty here on mother earth – To help in any way I can especially if I am equipped with the knowledge of the situation. In my line of work I advise people a lot (I should start charging – Oh I have). Now with clients it can be tricky – they want your advice – they ask for it – BUT if they don’t see the competitor doing it they don’t want to venture into it. They want first world – high-class and ‘top-of-the-line’ work but don’t want to pay for it.

I once quoted a client a DISCOUNTED figure for a job and the person said to me “So what can you do about the price?” In my head I said ‘increase it to its rightful amount’ but outwardly I said it was already discounted plus I have to pay my supplier as well. I was so annoyed these are the kind of people who spend oodles of dollars on shoes – something that’s going on the ground for heaven’s sake! (Ok so I like shoes like any other woman but I would rather get a fancy shoes for a bargain price) Not to mention the company had already spent money on a project that they didn’t go forward with – sigh – I was so annoyed I went to Facebook and did a mini rant:

[BTW – Mega Mart is similar to Wal-Mart]

So I went off the beaten path a bit – but I was pretty mad that day I had to share this – but that’s just how Client-people are especially with creative people. I don’t think they have ever asked their Doctors for a discount or even their Lawyers. Oohh I would love them to ask Oscar de la Renta or Gucci or Cartier to ‘do something about the price’. I know bargaining has always been on mans road to life – but when it is constantly done with creative people – especially in THIS country – then soon we wont be even on the road to life – just sitting in the bushes along the wayside. Sigh PEOPLE!

OTHER PEOPLE

On a number of different occasions I’ve seen people either doing something or about to do something that I get a ‘feeling’ maybe they shouldnt. So I may say it to them. Sometimes I am met with harsh criticisms – or shunned completely – or worse ignored, they don’t even acknowledge what I’ve said some even change the subject. And believe me 85% of the time I was right – something ‘bad’ happened or a ‘good’ opportunity was passed and every fiber of my being wants to say I TOLD YOU SO! Because I got that ‘feeling’ you know. Sometimes I do say I told you so – years after when the ‘wounds’ been healed and not so harsh as how I wrote it.

So let me confess here – I can be a little, little, little insistent with my ‘advice’ that may come off a little, little, little bossy – so maybe that’s why some of the advice was never taken – As I said I am learning to let it go and allow people to learn on their own in certain matters – like I did in certain matters. But isn’t it really hard seeing someone about to step into dirty water, for example,  and not want to tell them WATCH OUT? In each situation although I want to say I TOLD YOU SO, I still feel bad for the person, especially if it’s something serious, costly or more so affects me!!!

However I have come to the realization that PEOPLE will always do what they want to do, I can’t change that, I can only give my advice and hope it helps and if they don’t take it hope that somebody else can help them, before they step into the dirty water.

As I hope somebody will stop me before I do. WARNING: I have been referred to as one of those stubborn-people!

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~Girl who Rants in Blog