Celebrated & Supported

by Nicci on 10/04/2010

Something fun I did this weekend!!

I went to the Texas State Fair with friends and celebrated Jeremy’s birthday. I wanted the bf to join us, but he had to work all day. booo.

Sate Fair on freakin Texas vs.OU game day! AWWWWW crazy packed.

Dang, Boomer Sooners beat us but the Fair was still fun.

Birthday Boy and myself


Fun rides like Techno Power and Magnum. We went flipping in circles. I couldn’t stop laughing & screaming.


Steve & Kirstyn


Boys and Bumper cars




Sculptures made out of butter



Up in the Ferris Wheel


Birthday Boy not too thrilled about heights and the Ferris wheel.


We could see all the Texas Fans from the Ferris wheel.


Great day at the Fair and I hope to make it back again this month with Chris.

Shame on You Marie Claire….

Twitter and Facebook blew up today after the recent Marie Claire article titled ’’The Hunger Diaries’’ bashed some our blogger friends and did some heavy ‘’name-dropping’’ regarding six FABULOUS ladies in the Healthy Living Community.

As a blogger, I am hurt by the blog posts taken out of context and how words were twisted around to depict the Healthy Living Community and what we stand for. The article, in my personal opinion, was very mean spirited and one sided.

    This is my Personal Opinion People.
  • I do understand how someone with a eating disorder may come across a food blog and view it differently then someone who hasn’t struggled with food. 
  • I believe reading and writing food blogs is not for everyone.
  • I do believe these women are helping & showing readers how easy it is to be healthy, love your body and make fitness fun! I see no emaciated, food and exercised obsessed women.
  • Women should be lifting each other up, not tearing each other down.
  • Marie Claire’ should’ve checked the background of their writer before allowing such blatant lies about women who have done many great things for the Healthy Living Community.

I attended the Summit and I did not see one emaciated individual but a room full of happy, healthy women loving themselves and eating all the carbs and fruits they wanted!! lol

Responses from some of the Ladies:

What’s your opinion on the Marie Claire article? How can we take this negative energy and turn it into something positive? All opinions are appreciated.

If you’d like to voice your concern, please contact the editor about this article at jcoles@hearst.com, or comment on their Facebook page.

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Karen October 16, 2010 at 9:23 am

Stopped by from LBS:) I have never been to a state fair; it looks like great fun! That MC article has caused a lot of buzz. I had never heard of the big six before that.

Katie October 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Fun! I love the state fair… I haven’t been in years, but the rides are so fun!

Shannon, Tropical Eats October 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm

totally agree about the MC thing. still can’t believe they did that… who do they think they are???

loved the pics at the fair :) ferris wheels are so fun! but kinda scary too..im always afraid the whole ride is gonna break down =[

Lyddiegal October 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Those rides sound so fun! Love the names, “Techno Power and Magnum” — awesome.

The idea of a butter sculpture is creeping me out. what if it got warm?

Quisha October 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm

You made some very valid points and I agree with all of them. P.S.- your birthday boy-friend looks so happy to be hanging out haha. Look at that grin ;)

diana (mymarblerye) October 8, 2010 at 6:52 am

can’t wait to go this weekend! DM me if you end up changing your mind…should I pack dress/shorts/jeans? Am I going to be spread eagle at anytime? Anyways, I actually DO think there are some bloggers who are WAY too skinny…I try to avoid those blogs. Reading WHAT blogs UPLIFT you is the key…

fittingbackin October 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm

LOVE the pics – the ferris wheel shot of the texas fans was my fave!!

Good to see your point of view, I agree with you and really just hated the meanspiritedness. :(

Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 5, 2010 at 11:50 pm

The Marie Claire article was GARBAGE.

rmcandlelight October 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

I’m a new follower! Great blog. I’m trying to get back into eating healthy and exercising. I wish my hubby will listen to me. (giggles)

Looks like you guys had a great time :)

CaSaundra October 5, 2010 at 8:55 am

I love going to the MN state fair, I’ve been to the FL state fair which is fun as well. Of course, the food is my main attraction :-) And I love your viewpoints on the Marie Claire article–I agree!

Emily October 5, 2010 at 8:35 am

looks like you guys had a great weekend…can’t believe those statues were made entirely of butter!

the marie claire article was a vary unfortunate display of poor journalism. manipulating quotes for a one-sided story that pretty much attacked the bloggers was spiteful and unprofessional. i think healthy living bloggers can respond by boycotting the magazine and publishing posts encouraging readers to be cautious about modifying their lifestyles to fit those of other bloggers.

Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon October 5, 2010 at 7:18 am

The butter sculptures are hilarious! (and surprisingly quite realistic!).

I, too, was appalled at the Marie Claire article. I’ve really enjoyed participating in the food blogging community– primarily as a way to find new recipes and explore creative vegetarian cooking. I’ve found it to be a positive way to connect with other people about cooking and living a healthy lifestyle. Marie Claire is missing out on something great!

Caitlin October 5, 2010 at 6:57 am

I appreciate your opinion!

Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone October 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm

My reaction was one of those mixes of anger, sadness, and compassion – to the bloggers not the writer. I could have easily shot off a mean spirited post but chose not to and to approach it in a calmer manner.

I forsee myself glaring at the magazine if I see it in the store however.

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