Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Give Pizza a Chance

Sometimes these blog topics just fall into my lap. . .

Recently, I took a fun, challenging yoga class on a late Sunday afternoon.  After class, as I walked out of the studio, tired and hungry, I peeked into a pizza parlor down the block to check out their menu.  Over my shoulder I heard a voice whisper loudly, "Don't do it!  We just took yoga!"  No, this was not my inner Jenny Craig, but a fellow female yogi. I suppose this woman, about my age, had seen me in class.  And there I was, standing on a summer sidewalk, caught in the moment, trying to walk that fine line between maintaining civility and promoting a cause.

On the spot, what I came up with was, "Aw, it's all part of feeling good." What I really wanted to say was, "What does one thing have to do with the other?" or "Why are you telling me what to eat?"

Why can't yoga and pizza peacefully coexist?

Ironically enough, the website for the aforementioned pizza shop (a place known for its salads, paninis, pizzas, and pastas, as well as its gluten-free pies), proclaims "Eat Well and Be Happy!"

And isn't that the ultimate goal?

8 comments:

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Leigh Purtill said...

She probably meant well when she made that comment, female "diet-bonding" and all that. Or maybe she works for a competing restaurant. :)

drstaceyny said...

I think she meant well, too. I just wish there was another way we could bond!

I Hate to Weight said...

you're absolutely right -- one has nothing to do with the other.

i don't get it as much now, but when i weighed 200 pounds EVERYONE commented on what i ate, "you shouldn't eat that", "are you sure you want that?", "didn't you already have enough?"

i've never understood why anyone actually cares what anyone else eats, as long as it's not literal poison

drstaceyny said...

Does poison have carbs? ; )

I Hate to Weight said...

i always appreciate your posts. thank you!

I Hate to Weight said...

i had a career-related question. would it be all right if i emailed you? or posted the question here on the blog? Melissa

drstaceyny said...

Of course!