Thursday, February 07, 2008

men and food

today it was slow enough at work that i decided to dive into a book i was given for christmas. one thing the author pointed out is that there are two things women always seem to talk about: men and food. how true is this? women are always talking about food they are craving, recipes they have tried, the current diet they are on, or what they are going to make for dinner. the married women talk about their husbands. the single women talk about their search for a husband. in fact, besides work related issues, i can't really think of any other in depth conversations i have held with my female co-workers.
on the topic of men....
today a guy i work with was telling me how a girl just told him that all men are retards. he asked me if women really thought telling a guy he was retarded would help him become (unretarded?) he said that the best thing a woman can do is to find the "diamond in the rough"...a good quality he posesses and help him to bring that out. this is true of all people, and it reminds me of a quote, "if you treat a man as he is, he will remain as he is, but if you treat him as though he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become as he ought to be and could be." this is something i am going to try to be better at.
on the topic of food...
for the past three years i had been working soo hard to get rid of my freshman 15. (let's face it, it was more like a freshman 25.) i had tried dozens of diets and nothing seemed to be working, which was not too good on my self esteem. i thought about food so much. everytime i ate something unhealthy i would kick myself for eating it, and everytime i ate something healthy i would be wishing i was eating something unhealthy. food was my enemy. then i read this book and it totally changed my life. this book stressed that we need to learn to love ourselves, no matter what we look like, how successful we are, or who we are dating (or not dating). this book helped me to change my attitude and to enjoy food, and instead of hating it to be thankful for it. before i knew it i had lost all of my freshman weight, and now i can fit into clothes i wore in high school. it is amazing!
i guess what i'm trying to say is that both men and food can be our best friends or our all depends on how we view them. i don't know about you, but i prefer to have more friends than enemies.


Sarah said...

so true, so true

Eliza said...

so well said