Friday, July 30, 2010

Vintage Beauty: TLC

TLC was an awesome Girl Group from the 90's who started their career with some clothes on. It was great that they showed their talent before their bodies.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Crystal Renn Explains the Difference Between a "Plus" Sized Model and a "Straight" Sized Model

This is actually interesting, a "straight" sized model has 34' inch hips or less, a "plus" sized model has hips over 34 inches. As she explains, "plus" is size 8 and up (some size sixes are "straight" sized models as well, but that's very rare now).

Thanks for the explanation!

Lisa's 12 Week Summer Jump Start

Week 8 Results

7/26/2010 Down 1.6 lbs going back to 239.2 lbs.

How I did it:
1. 1 trip to Burger King
2. 1 trip to Arby's
3. 6 trips to McDonald's

This morning I was dreading my weigh-in. So I dressed up in a fabulous outfit and went to my weigh-in anyway. I am up 1.4 lbs. I am so happy with this number. I totally ate fast food 10 times last week due to lack of preparation. The reason I am happy with this number because I was up 4.4 lbs in June 28, 2010 due to a 40 point biscuit/roll overload.

So even the little tips I learned about fast food eating worked out. Such as only get the sandwich and not the sides. Drink the diet soda versus the regular. Get the kids meals.

Saturday I turned things around and went the grocery store and the fruit stand. So Saturday and Sunday's meals were more reasonable then my fast food days.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Book Review: Getting the Pretty Back

Well, Molly Ringwald of 80's fame has written a book. It is call Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick . This was a very good book. In this book she describes how women can reclaim there "Pretty". She defines the "Pretty" in terms of a inner beauty that is seen through a woman's actions and choices.
This book has help me revisit things I did when I was "single and fancy free" like my own private dance parties and trying own my my clothes creating outfits. These are the things I had given up for the sake of being a mature adult women. Yet, she suggests bringing these things back in order to make you current life circumstances enjoyable and bearable.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rape by Deception

Jo Adetunji and Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem report the following:

A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew.

Sabbar Kashur, 30, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday after the court ruled that he was guilty of rape by deception. According to the complaint filed by the woman with the Jerusalem district court, the two met in downtown Jerusalem in September 2008 where Kashur, an Arab from East Jerusalem, introduced himself as a Jewish bachelor seeking a serious relationship. The two then had consensual sex in a nearby building before Kashur left.

This case is really sad on many levels.

1. No one should feel the need to lie about his/her religion for a relationship.

2. No one should have to go to jail for 18 months for telling a "lie at the club".

3. No one should take something to trial on a minority that he/she wouldn't take to the trail on a member of the majority.

4. No one needs to call the cops because he/she were scorn in a relationship.

5. If you can't handle the ramifications of a sexual relationship don't have sex.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lisa's 12 Week Summer Jump Start

Week 7 Results

7/19/2010 Up 0.2 lbs going back to 237.8 lbs.

How I did it:
1. I drank a lot of water.
2. I got in some slow paced walks even though it was crazy hot.
3. I ate out more meals then I planned.

Even though I am up a little I am OK with that. Last week at Weight Watchers we were asked to focus on the non-scale goals.

Since being on weight watchers I have lost:

3 inches on the waist
2.5 inches on the hips
3 inches on the bust
.75 inches on the arm

Friday, July 16, 2010

Anna's Doc: They're Going After Me 'Cause I'm Gay

TMZ Staff is reporting one of Anna Nicoles doctor's is compalining he is being prosecuted unfairly because he is gay and a minority.

If you click on the link above and got to TMZ to see the picture. I don't think the problem is being at a gay pride parade. I think the problem is blurring the boundaries of Doctor/Patient.

If you and your doctor are so close that you can party together. Then they shouldn't be your doctor. Even the The American Medical Association Medical Code of Ethics warns against Self-Treatment or Treatment of Immediate Family Members.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lisa's 12 Week Summer Jump Start

Week 6 Results

7/12/2010 Down 1.6 lbs going back to 237.6 lbs.

How I did it:
1. This week. I focused on veggies.
2. I also made smart choices on preparing favorites.
a. Used whole wheat flour in my smothered pork chops.
b. added 3 cups of veggies to my gravy
c. sauted my veggies in Pam
d. fried my okra with out a coating

I am almost back to my pre vacation weight. I am about to go on a crusie on July 31. I want to lost 5 lbs before the curise to have a cushion during the curise but in the past I have lost 0.5 lbs on a cruise.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Stacey Dash
has been around since the 80's. Yet, she really did big things in 1999's Clueless. Yet, I think she is awesome because at 41 with 3 kids she still looks awesome.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ask Dr. Gilda: Am I Too Big for Love?

Dr. Gilda Carle, Ph.D. comments on a reader wonders whether men will ever see past her weight.

Click on the link above to view her own words. Below is the paraphrase:

If you love yourself, you will surround yourself with those who love you and you will find love.

I agree with the her sentiment. As a fat person, I have always dated. I even got married. I also have a cast of thousands hooting and hollering at me in NYC.

I am not saying I have never been rejected due to weight. If I only get a 1,000 hoots in NYC, with over 8 million people walking around that means my body type is not the ideal.

Yet, I believe you only need one husband and you don't have to become a pinup girl to get him.

So if you respect yourself and have something to offer relationship. Like being a complete person without a bunch of self-esteem issues you will find true love.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lisa's 12 Week Summer Jump Start

Week 5 Results

7/5/2010 Down 0.8 lb going back to 238.2 lbs.

How I did it:
1. This week. I focused on hunger signals.
2. After 11 days of heavy carbs, I wanted lettuce. So on Friday night I started eat fruits and salads.

I am happy that turning it around, when I think about versus waiting til Monday, pays off.

I am still on track and have a house full of veggies at my disposal.

Kendra Wilkinson: I Was a 'Very Good Person' While Stripping

Eunice Oh at People reports:

Before settling down as a wife and mom, Kendra Wilkinson admits there were moments in her past that she's not exactly proud of – but they never defined who she was.

"I kind of lost myself for a little bit," the reality star, 25, said on Tuesday's Today show, while discussing her new book Sliding into Home and how she once experimented with drugs as a teen and also became a stripper.

"I wasn't a druggie stripper. I was a very good person doing it. [But] I was kind of still embarrassed about it," she clarifies.

"I always knew that it was wrong. [But] the drugs and everything, that's what found me and accepted me," she says, explaining that her behavior came from a painful place when she had to cope with her father leaving the family.

After trying drugs, Wilkinson realized she was "that tomboy, I'm that kid that loves sports. That wasn't me."

Deciding to get back her life wasn't a swift decision. "It took a while," she admits. "A good couple of weeks to think about, okay, the time is coming. I don't know when yet. [But] this isn't me."

A few years later – and her Playboy Mansion days and sex tape scandal behind her – Wilkinson now says she finally feels "safe."

"I've been through a lot. I've gotten through it," she says. "I'm home, where I've always wanted to be."

I am always skeptical of I am a good person defense. Yet, I feel Kendra does surround her 'good person' defense in the reality of drugs, emotional distress, and abuse.

I think 99% of sexy job workers would rather be doing something else. Yet drugs, emotional distress, and abuse make the the fast money of sexy jobs seem very appealing.

Monday, July 5, 2010

New York Times Wedding Announcements: Seriously Bring the Funny

The sad part is that this spoof is really close the original videos--you can watch them HERE.

I am excited to find these treasure troves of New-York-is-the-center-of-the-universe slock and everyone getting married in New York is thusly deserving of press--apparently, we're all reality stars now. Enjoy!