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Body Positive

30 Nov

I am overweight and I still love me. I hear from a friend this is a rare concept so she supposed I blog about it. People think it’s because I don’t see myself. I never had a weight issue growing up so I must mentally see the body I had then. That’s not the case. I do see my weight, it just has no bearing on how I feel about myself. I wish I could share this great secret so many could start feeling positive about themselves and loving who they are, but it feels so innate that I cannot pinpoint why I’m not obsessive about my weight or bummed out by not having that “bikini bod.”

And though I can be body shamed by others in little ways. Like them dropping their jaws when they hear I’m okay with how I look or I feel fine about my body; it is only for a moment and it is a mere question, I’m not supposed to be happy about me? That slight faltering in confidence lasts only a moment before I say, I’m not going to give them or society the power to dictate how I should feel. I’m just not. I FLAT OUT refuse.

So is there anything you’re fine or great with that society or people around you don’t understand? Or are you positive and confident about something and you actually know why and care to share? Spill it all, I’m listening.

The Anti-Thanksgiving Post

24 Nov

I’m not feeling so grateful, well I am underneath this darkened exterior, but I’m bitchy now so I leave you with this:

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First Thought Upon Waking

22 Nov

Eyes still closed:

Jesus Christ that dream sucked. I wish I could be in between sleep and awake. I don’t want to get up, but I certainly don’t want to go back to that hell. I guess this is the closest thing.

 

The dream was about two girls in their late teens who were being harassed in a small town because when they were little they got kidnapped by a sexual predator who was suddenly back in town trying to seek them out with torture devices in his car. I wasn’t in the dream until the point where I am begging a store clerk to help these girls.

This is why I never feel rested.

#WeekendCoffeeShare: After Effects

20 Nov

Good morning! And how are you? If we were having coffee, instead of a Monster while pecking away at my MacBook at work, I would invite you out to my breezy patio where we could — in eloquent style — shoot the shit.

Today, I am going to bring up a few things. Mainly things I have seen “trending on FaceBook.”

One

#BOYCOTTHAMILTON … WHAT?!

Apparently, a Hamilton cast member relayed a message to a Mr. Pence who was in the audience and now Trump supporters are trending and trying to get the message out to the masses to not go see Hamilton. What was this message, you ask?

We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.

And why do Trumpers feel this way after such a polite and transparently honest message? Because TRUMP himself tweeted that it was “rude” and demanded an apology.

Two

ROB SCHNEIDER

“I haven’t seen the Democrats this mad since we freed the slaves!” he tweeted.

I have no words for the idiocy of this tweet so I will leave you with some Right Winger FaceBook statuses.

“Schneider also sent out a second tweet that wasn’t covered by The Daily Caller.

“I haven’t seen Democrats this angry since we gave women the vote!” he tweeted as well!

There’s a reason that the Republican party is called the “party of Lincoln.” It was the Republican Party that freed the slaves from Southern oppression during the Civil War.

Yes, there has been some realigning of Republican ideology over the years, just like there has been re-aliginging of Democratic ideology, but the indisputable fact is that it wasn’t a Democratic president who issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Liberals never could handle losing very well. Whenever something doesn’t go their way they riot, protest and otherwise try to disrupt daily life to show everyone how angry they are.

When Republicans lose elections, they don’t take to the streets. Instead they plan for the future and figure out what went wrong. Just look at what happened in 2010, 2014, and 2016 — Republicans spent a lot of time analyzing the loses of 2008 and 2012, and came back stronger than ever.

Rioting and burning cars isn’t going to solve anything. When the smoke clears, Donald Trump will still be the president-elect. It’s about time liberals realized that and stopped disrupting the lives of millions of Americans.”

And this:

“Makes sense, no one was more angry than the slave masters, just like now, only difference is democrat slaves are afraid to bite the hand that feeds them, they’re afraid to be free. But like Harriet Tubman did sometimes people need to be forced so they can see, not under a gun but under common sense ruling by people we put into office to a complete 180 degree turn away from what we were tipping into. Millions will stop at nothing to create the facade of things becoming worse when in reality things are already getting better, the desperation of the slave masters and the fearfully enslaved will increase, and over time the fearfully enslaved will be able to do for themselves what they never thought possible and the voter base for the democrat party will be utterly destroyed.”

Lastly:

“I wish he had a FB account so i could like the fuck out of that post. Seriously democrats, WTF. Democrat party needs to be disbanded for unlawful behavior. If you dont like it here, get the fuck out. Stop destroying everything because you cant have your way like some 2 year old crybaby.”

Three

WINNIE THE POOH LIVE ACTION

winnie

THE BEST IS ALWAYS LAST.


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Check Your Privilege

17 Nov

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I’m going to be honest and say I do not like that phrase. In some way people bringing up privilege are just as equal to those judging people based off their ethnicity or race.

There are uncomfortable topics in life that need to be brought up. They need to be talked about and this is just one with my view on it. I welcome any and all comments that are made with openness and the ability for discussion. Hateful remarks will not be tolerated.

When people bring up privilege it usually means benefits that certain groups get based off things they didn’t choose, like their gender or the color of their skin. Now do I think it’s fair that men make more on the dollar for the same work women do? No, that’s not balanced. Do I think it’s fair when white people are preferred for certain job positions over other ethnicities or races? No, that’s not fair at all.

Do I think it’s the same to tell someone to check their privilege as it would be to out someone because the color of their skin is anything other than white? I do. I think privilege can be used to cause just as much harm as calling someone a racial slur. It solves nothing and only deepens the divide.

For what we know in all we know, we did not ask to be born with certain skin or be a certain gender. Claiming someone has privilege is just as bad as pointing out someone’s not worthy of said privilege.

There has to be a better way to go about this. To bring togetherness and not division.

Although, I could just need to check my privilege.

I Wish I Could Blog the Way I Pin(terest)

14 Nov

I started pinning quite recently and I have 4 pin boards. Or boards, if you will. One is Health, one is Fashion, one is Food to Make, one is Home Decor. I have (P)interest in all these avenues, but I don’t write about them. I wouldn’t even know how to approach them. But they’re there for all who care to look at my boards.

Today, though, I would like to talk about weight. My name is Sarah Nicole and I am overweight. People will tell me I don’t count as plus size, but not fitting into Forever 21 and finding perfect fits in Torrid tells me a different story.

I love Torrid and no this is not a sponsored post. Just a shameless plug. Because I love them that much.

Anyway, I don’t mind being plus sized. Society and some people I know who are do, but for me I enjoy my body. I mean it’s not perfect in any means, I wish my tummy didn’t pouch out as much as it does, but we can’t have it all.

I do have a gym membership and I need to get back to utilizing it, but I didn’t join to drop pounds and get smaller, if that happens (I doubt) so be it, but I joined to be more active so I can live a healthy life.

Also, I am not equating weight to being unhealthy. My lack of health is how I used to eat and what I would eat. I ate out all the time and though it really was all the time, I treated each time as treat. Like, I can get away with eating this cheese cake and this pasta dish in the same night because I am eating out. I would think each time I ate out was going to be the only time when it NEVER was.

I am done with that now. If this were Confession I would tell you it has been less than a week since I ate at a restaurant. I bought groceries like a grown up and I am thawing chicken to prepare tonight. I made Spaghetti with turkey sausage the other night (my days run together) and I have been snacking on blueberries, greek yogurt, carrots and apples, and bananas. I am slowly adding variety which is not something I have had. Unless you count the different food places I would eat from. Even then it was the same shit different day.

It boils down to this. I want to be healthy, I want to be happy, I never want to be ashamed or be shamed for my body, and one day I want a really pretty home to decorate the hell out of — hopefully in the modern country chic look I like. Even if I end up in NYC. I’d totally do that.