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Nearing the finish of my first triathlon! 5/20/12 - 188lb - size 8/10





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Feeling "Good" vs. Feeling Good ABOUT MYSELF!

I have a chubberchaun, Blobby McFlabface, who hides in my rolls and tries to expand his flab mansion with whisperings of naps and designer ice creams.

Crazy? Not really...

That voice in the back of your head that says You can't do it.
You're just destined to be fat.
You're not really THAT unhealthy, you don't need to exercise.
Have another soda.
More chocolate! You DESERVE it after the day you've had.
Whatever your particular brand of ...
I have a chubberchaun, Blobby McFlabface, who hides in my rolls and tries to expand his flab mansion with whisperings of naps and designer ice creams.

Crazy? Not really...

That voice in the back of your head that says You can't do it.
You're just destined to be fat.
You're not really THAT unhealthy, you don't need to exercise.
Have another soda.
More chocolate! You DESERVE it after the day you've had.
Whatever your particular brand of negative talk in your head, that's your chubberchaun.

Mine just particularly likes naps and ice cream and pizza.

So, basically, that is why I got so fat. It's all very logical.
Now I'm working on not being fat and lazy, and it's pretty cool to be changing and shrinking Blobby McFlabface's flab mansion down to a regular suburban home.
I'm working toward confining him in a flab studio apartment.
A really tiny one.


Well that's the fun version anyway. The not so fun version is that I strugled for years with emotional eating and chronic laziness and an almost complete lack of self-love.

Something clicked in my brain when I wrote in a blog that I want to start doing what makes me feel good about myself, rather than what makes me "feel good" in the moment. It's such a simple thought, but it's been a HUGE life changer for me!





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Member Since: 1/13/2010

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My Goals:
More importantly than losing weight, I would like to:
Lower my blood pressure.
DONE! from 152/99 to 110/60!

Create new, healthy habits.
Become more comfortable in my body at any size.
Not use my scale as a measure of self worth.

Non-Scale Goals:
*Bring my foot up on a chair comfortably to paint my toes/tie my shoes. DONE

*Cross my legs and hook my top foot around my other calf.

*Wear tall boots I can buy in a regular store over jeans.

*Have a stranger comment positively on how in shape or athletic I am DONE

*Feel confident without a shape wear camisole on

*Wear a single digit pant size

*Be able to let my boyfriend pick me up without being terrified he'll be hurt by lifting so much weight

*Be able to swim 100m of butterfly without stopping or nearly drowning DONE

*Be able to do all of the moves in my work out classes at the gym

*Work up to 10lb free weights in my clas

My Program:
To put it as simply as possible, I don't do anything now, to lose weight/get healthy, that I don't intend to do forever.

I try to make the decision that will make me feel good about myself, rather than just good in the moment.

At first I tracked, measured, weighed, wore a heart rate monitor, and depended on the math.
Now I don't! I don't think I'd continue to be successful without that foundation on tracking, but now I just try to live the life I always told myself I'd live "someday."

A whole lot of incremental changes have added up to a pretty huge change in who I am and how I live, and although no one ever wants to hear it, incremental is the only way I've created lasting change in my life.

I eat, and I eat a lot, and I eat out, and I drink beer, and have chocolate on a near daily basis.

I'm very active, but it happened graudally. I do group exercise classes, ride my bike, play disc golf, swim, and roller skate! Whatever sounds fun!

Personal Information:
I'm 28 and live in Monterey, CA.
I love to read and am a huge movie buff!

You can follow my comic blog at:

www.legumelegroom.blogspot.com

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Horses can't vomit.

Elephants are the only mamal that can't jump.

Octopodes are about the size of a flea when they're born.

"Octopodes" is a grammatically correct pluralization of octopus, and way more fun to say than octopi. Go ahead, try it!

Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.

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Member Comments:
BETHLAKE88
7/12/2014 3:38:10 PM

I will now have to name my chubbercaun. I always wondered what that little demon was called! Thanks for sharing your story. You have described exactly what I have felt for years since I was in high school. emoticon



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7/12/2014 11:08:39 AM

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7/12/2014 8:36:36 AM

emoticon The Motivator of the Day



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BEST_LIFE_NOW
12/4/2013 9:43:17 PM

Your blogs are so funny .... And so true!



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MERAINA
10/29/2013 3:32:33 PM

emoticon Done Girl!



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