Thursday, June 27, 2013

I Feel Bad For Paula....

Okay first, the food diary for 6/26/13:

2 Dannon Light & Fit Greek Strawberry-80 calories
4.5 oz Chicken Breast-143 calories
1 Serving Roasted Vegetables-101 calories
1 Small Baked Sweet Potato (5oz)-125 calories
1 Tablespoon Mrs. Butterworth Original Maple Syrup-50 calories
1 Multigrain Sandwich Thin-100 calories
4 Slices Oscar Mayer Honey Ham-60 calories
1 Tablespoon Hidden Valley Light Ranch Dressing-40 calories
1 Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bar-140 calories
½ Cup White Seedless Grapes-52 calories
1 Weight Watcher Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar-110 calories
1 Fiber One Chocolate Drizzle Chewy Bar-90 calories
Total calories: 1171

I did not exercise yesterday, so there are no exercise calories to subtract.

So About Paula…

Now I’ll be honest, I haven’t been following her story too closely, so take everything here with a grain of salt (or maybe a stick of butter).  But I’m surprised at all of this backlash Paula Deen seems to be getting for using the N-word.  In today’s world you can’t flip through the radio stations without hearing it blurred out, you can’t ride the subway without someone screaming it at someone on their cellphone, and there is hardly a time where a group of people, black white or Hispanic, won’t say it at least once as almost a term of endearment/friendship.

Is she without fault? Absolutely not.  It’s not professional to use that type of language in a business setting, and as she can point out, it will come and bite you.  But can all these people who are hating her honestly say there is nothing in their past that they don’t regret? 

Also, and I know this is no excuse, but that language was acceptable during the time she grew up.  My Grandpa, I love him dearly, will look at a Brazil nut and call it a N- Toe without batting an eye, and to him it’s not meant as an insult, but that is just what he grew up saying.  It’s hard because he has Alzheimer’s that is starting to advance more, and some of those things he used to be able to censor, he doesn’t because he doesn’t know he should, if that makes sense.  My Great Grandma, before she passed, was the same way.  I think with them, because they are older, they are given some more tolerance and for the most part ignored again, because it was acceptable for them to be saying those things when they were younger.

Paula will always have loyal, devoted fans.  While a lot of her food is too rich for my diet, I can appreciate the comfort food style she had, and I’m hoping that all of this hate will blow over for her.  Whether you are a single person or a person with an empire, when your world crumbles, it hurts.  My heart goes out to her and her family, and I wish them all the best as they get through this tough time.

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