Monday, June 28, 2010

Lisa's 12 Week Summer Jump Start

Week 4 Results

6/28/2010 Up 4.4 lb going back to 240.0 lbs.

How I did it:
1. Went on vacation.
2. I ate four O'Charley's yeast rolls and six Red Lobster biscuits last week at a total of 40 points. Which is all most two days of points.
3. I had about 20 points in soda and tea.

Because I tracked I am OK with my weight.

I am back on track. I started the day with a homemade mango smoothie and I brought my lunch. So I am sure we will see a loss next week.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tori Spelling: Yes, I Worry Dean Will "Cheat" on Me

US Weekly reports

In her new book Uncharted terriTORI, Tori Spelling writes that she worries husband Dean McDermott could cheat on her.

But on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Monday, she tried to downplay the remark.

"I'm a normal girl, and I worry about that stuff," she explained. "You know how girls are! Girls get jealous. You have to deal with that living all the time. It happens. We are who we are."

The old time saying goes like this, " You will lose him, how you got him".

Tori and Dean were both married to other people when they hooked up. So it is in the realm of possibility that marriage vows will not keep them faithful.

Later in the article she talks about how many of her 90210 friends who were at her first wedding dumped her when she got with Dean.

Yet, I don't think it is wrong for friends to dump friends when their actions contradict with your personal value system. Because if any of my friends get caught doing any of the following I am out:
- Cheating on their spouse
- Beating their spouse
- Abusing children
- Raping people
- Being a serial killer

I will not be a friend to the end e-mailing you in jail.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lisa's 12 Week Summer Jump Start

Week 3 Results

6/21/2010 Down 3.0 lb arriving at 235.6 lbs.

How I did it:
1. Got my 9/15 activity points
2. Put my walnuts on a plate.
3. Measured out my rice and pasta servings.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I just found the COOLEST online dress store. The offer sizes 0-26W and in addition to "standard" sizes, they will custom the dress to your measurements. They ask for your bra size, your height, etc. As a petite person, the possibility of having a hem that says, just below the knee actually be "just below the knee" rather than mid-calf is awesome. You can check out eShakti HERE if you are interested. Just so you know, I am not getting any discounts or deals for raving about their site, its just that awesome. The dresses seem to be about $49-$79, so they aren't cheap, but once again, they are tailored and the selection is amazing. Also, I like the fact that they do not segregate their "regular" sizes and their "plus size." Everything is available 0-26W and you can make sure that the hem and cup size reflects your particular figure as well. Many are work focused, some are day dresses and of course, they have a wide selection of "the little black dress" for evening. I'm really enjoying wearing my dresses from Old Navy to work and I'd like to expand my dress wardrobe because I think that they look professional, but not "power-suit" scratchy.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Barriers to Exercise: Some Dude on the Street

So, the other day I went out for a vigorous walk. I had my ipod set to a couple of my favorite podcasts (yes, I listen to recorded talk and news shows while walking outdoors....I'm weird), my shoes, my sports bra, the perfect workout outfit (big t-shirt, mid-length yoga pants) and I had a tight schedule for the day. You see, I have the gym at work (I work at a University and the gym is REALLY nice and only $15 per month) and for the winter, I shared a Y-membership with my parents, but they weren't using it enough and I only used it on weekends, so the expense got to be too much. But that's okay, because in good weather a vigorous outdoor walk does the trick and of course I've been meaning to dig those Pilates DVD's out of the exercise basket anyway (Pilates, even the beginner's mat workout is AMAZING).

Anyway, so I set out and at the beginning of the walk a man stops me--he's new to the neighborhood, retired physician and he wanted to introduce himself and give me his testimonial about how he had diabetes and lost 30lbs and its gone. He stopped me because I'm a fat girl and he wanted to encourage the exercise I was obviously engaged in (I'm sure he meant well at first), but then he wanted to TALK, like really talk. He asked what I do and because I have fourteen jobs and can't really identify which one exactly defines me as a person, I mentioned the first couple--those that pay the bills. So that led to an inquiry into my schooling--since I have two master's degrees, including an M.Div that apparently was an invitation to talk about religion. I tried to be polite, really I did, but when one has an M.Div the assumption generally is that you are a fundamentalist Christian, or at least a conservative Christian--and I'm not. Instead of telling him my actual beliefs, I just let him know my denomination, I'm a Unitarian. To which he decided to lecture me about my faithless, godless tradition. I don't need to argue with this guy, I don't really care about his opinion, I care about my walk. But I'm pissed at this point and now I don't have enough time to actually workout. I decide to go home, get dressed for the day and TAKE BACK MY WALK THAT EVENING! Of course, it rains--it rains the rest of the weekend.

So, what was the problem here:

1. He thought that by sharing his 30lbs success story, he was encouraging me, which is fine, but isn't the fact that I'm ALREADY WALKING indicative that I'm encouraging myself?
2. I need to learn how to not be completely honest with people--I need to be short and sweet and extraciate myself quickly when I don't want to talk. I'm rudeness averse, but there are ways to be not a push over and also not a bitch.
3. I was fixated on the walk and since I couldn't walk outdoors, I didn't try to find another solution or means to exercise (the earlier mentioned Pilates dvd's perhaps?).
4. I'm overbooked--this was a weekend day. But so is life and sometimes overbooking is really just having a schedule. So, I'm not going to beat myself too much over this because my plans did include other people that I wanted to hang out with that day and making plans is generally good. But, my weekday overbooking can be problematic and I really want to find time to workout at least four times per week, aiming for five. So, I need to re-evaluate "the books."

So, readers, what's your advice? How do I deal in future? Since this is called Fat Feminist Fitness Blog, I think that all three of those catagories play into the scenerio. I think that his patriarchal privilege (and sense that I should listen to him attentively is related to both his standing as a retired physican, a man judging my body, and cultural expectations that I be flattered by his uninvited attention), the fat--he took my fatness as a sign that I needed to be told I was fat because goodness knows fat people, especially fat people engaged in EXERCISE do not know that they are fat, and fitness, I really am trying to achieve fitness, not just some beauty ideal.

Cool Online TV-show I found on Jezebel--the Anti-Sex & the City

The Real Girls Guide to Everything Else

I would like to point out, that I too request Hazelnut instead of Vanilla in my latte's when I get a flavor--I guess in light of this coffeehouse observation I should re-evaluate my sexuality.

Like Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog, these independently developed shows can be produced relatively cheaply, with good actors who would rarely getting starring play in Hollywood (particularly women of color), have different themes or messages and are accessed publicly through YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo, etc. Viva la Differance! I'll try to post more of these types of indies when I can find them.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lisa's 12 Week Summer Jump Start

Week 1 Results

6/7/2010 Down 0.8 lb arriving at 242.2 lbs.

How I did it:
1. Got my 15/15 activity points
2. Put my Oreos on a plate.
3. Ate heavier lunches and lighter dinners.

Week 2 Results

6/14/2010 Down 3.6 lb arriving at 238.6 lbs.

I have hit the 30 lbs lost mile stone.

How I did it:
1. Went to the Big Apple BBQ Block Party today. Started the day with a WW smoothie. So I didn't get there starving. Took a take out container so I don't feel the need to eat all the food there. I ate half at lunch and half at dinner.

2. Went to a picnic. Use 2 activity points together. Did not eat any mayo based salads. Drank 1 diet soda and the rest was water. Took breaks between plates. Did not pile my plates high.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Discovery Healthy Show Alert June 12, 2010

Jun 12, 11:30 am

(30 minutes)
Remind Me I'm Pregnant And...
Have An Eating Disorder

Beth has always wanted children, but being pregnant isn't easy for someone with an eating disorder. She turns to her husband and therapy for help because if she gives into undereating and over-exercising, she could put herself and her baby at risk.

EXTREME CONFIDENCE!!! shows a picture of a women with burns on 90% of her body still leaving her life in a sexy bathing suit. I commend her. She is living the life she has to the fullest and not waiting for her body to look different before entering society.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mainstreaming Abuse reports:
A Seattle Washington man named Graydon Smith was under ARREST for abusing his pregnant girlfriend. But he has an INTERESTING DEFENSE to the claim of domestic violence - his girlfriend SIGNED A CONTRACT, allowing him to BEAT HER!!!

His defense is that the contract he signed is like the ones boxers use. It was even notarized. I would like in investigation into the notary. I want to know if they even read this contract.

I do not believe that a 19 year woman and 31 year old man can be described on equal footing to enter a contract like this. When boxers do it they are certified to be in the same weight class and athletic ability.

Friday, June 4, 2010