Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Healthy vs skinny

I just saw this for the first time on another blog, and it really moved me. It seems that, even moreso since I've lost weight, I am harder on myself and my body image. Where before, I mentally dismissed the issue and thought of myself as having gone to the land of no return, now I've gotten into better shape than I've ever been in but still think it's not good enough. It's weird, and it's unhealthy, and I know I need to change. I am a 24 year old successful female with a great career, wonderful friends, an amazing relationship and a healthy and supportive family. I have no reason to be down on myself and instead of partaking in "fat talk" all the time, further damaging my self image, I am going to try and turn my attitude around and focus on being healthy. And healthy doesn't mean a certain size, or a certain number. It means treating my body respectfully, eating things that are good for me and exercising to stay healthy and strong. And in turn, happy.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Well I just had a nice revelation that I wish I had earlier on in this contest: I think I might like sushi. I was working, in an audio session, and my creatives wanted to order sushi so I obliged. I tried a California roll, starting out simple. I liked it; I'd even go so far as to say I enjoyed it. I've tried sushi before and at some point down the line decided I hated it. Wrong!

Anyway, Bobby, I'd like to claim my prize ASAP! Are we shopping on LI or NYC? Let's discuss when this can happen, because I went to take advantage of H&M's sale and got to the counter and found out my bank account balance is -$7. Yes, that's negative.

But don't worry... I whipped out my new credit card and bought some things.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I worked out today and nearly died. I felt like I was finally back in the zone, but then I had a British Burger for dinner. 

I'd be so down for some other wager. I NEED some other wager, apparently.

Also, when are you claiming your prize, KFC?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Brisket, mac & cheese, collard greens, BBQ sauce, and a brownie.

I need someone to challenge me to another contest for the summer. I'm not kidding. Please?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thank Moses I'm in a crusade against spam.

Dunkin Donuts was handing out free Donuts (EVEN BOSTON CREME!) in Penn Station today. I reached out to take one, double checking they were actually free. They were...but only if you gave your e-mail address. Screw that. 

Waistline saved. 

Monday, June 1, 2009

Man up

I don't really have any excuses or rationale behind the way I was eating this past week.
"I took the week off."
"I fell off the wagon."
"The only things that appeal to me are cheeseburgers, margaritas, sangria and guacamole."

Whatever. I was lazy, I was binging, and now I'm back on track. For real. I can't slip up this time.

Anyway, I found this little gem of a search engine called WolframAlpha thanks to my tech-savvy co-worker, Matt. It's like Google on Hydroxycut.

For example, I could type "running 15min, 10min/mi, 24yo female, 5'4", 138lb" into the search bar, and tell you that I burn 168 calories and 0.048 lb in that short baby workout.

I could also type in "BMI 5'4'', 138lb" and tell you that my BMI is now in the "normal" range, at 23.7%, complete with a graph. (PS. Pre-Former Fatties, I was classified "overweight" at 26.8%)

Type in "taco bell bean burrito" to get it's nutritional information.

Or type in "BAC 3 drinks, 1 hour, female, 138lb" to learn that I would, in fact, be too drunk to drive and would have to wait 2 hrs 50 minutes til I could legally drive.

Because you know next time I get shithoused, I'm going straight to WolframAlpha.