Monday, June 28, 2010
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
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
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
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.
The Real Girls Guide to Everything Else
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
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.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Long known for his portly build, the former Roseanne star hit the red carpet at Thursday's AFI Tribute to Mike Nichols in L.A., showing off a dramatically slimmer physique.
The actor turns 58 later this month, and stars in HBO's new series Treme.
In a 1992 interview with Entertainment Weekly, he claimed to be indifferent about his weight, which was around 300 pounds at the time. ''I lose it, I gain it back,'' he said. ''No big deal.''
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
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.
Mediatakeout.com 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
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
Stewart, 20, is not known as one to mince words. "I've made stupid remarks before, and I've always reasoned: 'Whatever. They can think what they want,' " she says.
But in this instance, the Los Angeles-born actress feels compelled to address the situation. " 'Violated' definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought," she notes.
I am glad she owned up to here words. I personally can move on from the issue. I no longer have to harp on it.
Mike Stobbe writes " A growing number of teen girls in America say they use the rhythm method for birth control, and more teens also think it's OK for an unmarried female to have a baby, according to a government survey released Wednesday. "
We need to get a handle on sex education in America. Young women are risking their health out of stupidity.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
"What you don't see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction," she tells the new issue of Britain's Elle. "The photos are so... I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped.
I hope this was a miss quote. Rape is a serious crime. No one should compare anything to rape besides rape. I do believe the paparazzi abuse and invade privacy but it is no way close to rape.