Sunday, March 02, 2014
Have you heard of Valeria Lukyanova? She's the girl who has proclaimed herself the real to life Barbie doll? Have you heard of her latest antic? Wanting to live on light and air alone (see www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/br
The fact that she is making this public scares the daylights out of me! The fact first that she has made the public eye is scary enough, but the fact that she is promoting anorexia is even scarier. She is promoting what is called breathaterian. It's like vegetarian, except they only subsist on breathing and light.
Why this scares me is that I was once anorexic/bulemic. It is scary to be that way in the first place, but this misogynistic society seems to promote it in young girls is ridiculous! So what are we to do? Well, I'm hoping the public outcry against this young woman's decisions would help to say "enough is enough"!
But is it enough? Is the damage done already? I sure hope not.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ugh...I can't live without my daily cup of coffee. I like it strong and black...a coffee purist I would call myself. The darker the roast the better. They actually make a brand called Jet Fuel and I love it.
But, after drinking the equivalent of 6 cups of coffee so far today, I'm beginning to think that my daily obsession has gotten a little out of control. So, how does one cut back and wean themselves from this devilish addiction? Do you go cold turkey? Do you just gradually cut back?
I know I could just replace it with tea (I like it straight, too), but isn't that just another outlet for my caffeine fix?
Either way, how do you overcome your addictions to coffee or caffeine?
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The 2014 Winter 5% Challenge looms in the not so distant future and I'm already thinking about my game plan and getting my game face on. I've been bad about not following the Pre-challenge assignments this time around, but am ready to get my focus on the goal ahead for me: the 180s.
During the 2013 Fall 5% Challenge, I reached my 5% goal and then some landing me smack dab in the middle of the 190s. ONEderland as they call it. It felt great and it feels even greater that I've maintained that weight loss through out the holiday season. Wel, almost...I gained 4 lbs, which considering the foods I've been around is pretty great.
So, with that here are some of my personal goals for this challenge:
1) Workout consistently 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. I've kind of fell off the wagon with this one in the last challenge, but am ready to get back into the grove again.
2) Stay within my calorie range of 1450-1800 (recalcuated with my weight loss goals of 10 lbs in the next 8 weeks)
3) Lose 10 lbs to reach 182.
4) Build strength by adding strength training to my workout
5) Eat a healthy balance of protein, fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates
6) Just get healthy
There you have it, my goals for this new challenge!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I'm on a dating website whose name shall not be known. It is one of those sites that makes you choose what your build is: Slender, Athletic, Washboard, Average, I could lose a few pounds, and Large but muscular. For the past 5 years, I had been selecting "I could lose a few pounds". That is like the death knell in the dating world.
So, last night, I took a long hard look at myself for the first time since being on the site. I still selected "I could lose a few pounds" (which I still could...I'm still at 200 lbs), but I wear a size 14 in misses sizes. I'm now considered average. And I'm tall on top of that. So, last night, I took a deep breath and selected "Average". We'll see what will happen. I'm still super insecure about how I look and what I wear, but I'm starting to really gain confidence in who I am and what I'm starting to look like.
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