Good morning! Oh thank marmalade, it’s Gingerday and I’m almost to the end of week one of operation marathon ready. I have 18 miles under my belt thus far this week with my long run tomorrow. A quick hop on the scales tell me I’ve lost 3 of the 14/16 pounds (I’m leaning towards 16, much easier to drag body around 26 miles) I intend to drop for M-day and the gnashing of teeth and ups and downs appear to have stabilised. Be thankful you didn’t see me on Wednesday when I was doing my very best orc impression. Of course I need new runners, but that’s another moan.
Speaking of orcs, let’s talk Jamie Oliver.
People, by and large, are sensitive souls about things pertaining to them. All of us, I imagine, have triggers that stoke the flames of our ire. I get annoyed by some stupid shit that might not bother someone else and vice versa.
A lot of people are sensitive about weight, and, although I’m no expert, I imagine it’s because they know themselves already that they’re carrying some and really don’t need anyone pointing it out to them. Certainly I know if I’ve put on a few pounds, one glance in the mirror I can see hints of Lilac that are enough to send me screaming to the gym.
Jamie, pukka lisping chef of lovely jublie foods, seems equally sensitive, for while over in Australia this week, promoting healthy eating, he was rather snippy when questioned about his own puffy appearance.
“Jamie Oliver, 36, and a father-of-four was questioned on whether he had filled out a bit he replied: ‘I don’t know. I am very healthy. Are you from a tabloid? Thank you for noticing, you b****.’
He explained: ‘I do my best. Working in the food business is quite hard when someone is constantly asking you to try things. I eat fresh. I train twice a week. I could definitely do better, but I am trying to do my best like most people when they hit 30.’
His U.S. spokeswoman Kimberly Yorio insisted her client’s weight remained the same. She told Australia’s ABC News: ‘I can say for a fact he hasn’t gained any weight. They were bad pictures.’
At the Q&A session on responsible eating on Tuesday, Oliver admitted he was not thinking straight after ‘a few drinks’ the night before.
He said: ‘I went out last night and had a few drinks after a very long day, (and) my brain did not quite understand that question.’
So they may go some way to explain his unguarded and candid response.
The Naked Chef is in Australia to launch his second Ministry of Food, in partnership with The Victorian Government and the Good Foundation, to attack state-wide obesity. The new scheme will see AU$5million put towards helping teach cooking techniques and nutrition to participants in a larger attempt to attack obesity as a whole in the country.”
Ah ‘bad pictures’ and alcohol brain. Quite the combination for sure. I mentioned this to paramour yesterday, and we were of the same opinion, stupid question aside, Jamie Oliver is long enough in the media game to know how to roll with the punches. Calling a journalist a bitch is a pointless exercise.
Of course people can put weight on from eating healthy food too, it’s all about quantity at the end of the day. But Jamies’s there to promote healthy eating, so if he shows up looking hungover ( he’s says he is) and bloated ( I also think this) he’s got to be prepared to field questions with humour or some grace. This is his gig, his current raison d’état, he doesn’t have to take the MeMe Roth road. But if he wants to talk the talk he’s got to be able to walk the walk too, or at the very least keep it professional.