Buoyancy

Yesterday I was annoyed as I often am in general.  I was attempting the front crawl in the pool and unfortunately at my weight I am just too buoyant.  I can feel that my butt is out of the water ‘cause there is just that much junk in the trunk.  My back is arched too much because my breasts want to head for the surface as well. When I do the back crawl all is fine.  My body is supported low in the water by my inner-tube butt and the chest is no longer an issue.  Unfortunately you can’t zone out doing back crawl or you will hit the wall so that workout becomes boring fast.

Eureka … Maybe!

Don’t get excited yet!  I still have to prove my theory through rigorous trials!  I want to let my ten loyal readers know first!  Yeah, I am using exclamation points on the end of each sentence.  I am restraining myself from capitalizing every line so … deal with it!  There is a possibility that I have found the magic bullet that allows me to lose weight almost effortlessly!  I know!  I know! I am this close to tears believe me!  Will this cure work for you?  UHhhh, I dunno!

Olympic Athlete Holley Mangold will be on Biggest Loser

You may recall I wrote an article about Holley called “She’s 350 Pounds Olympics Bound”.  Holley is a weight lifter and although she had no expectation of placing in the Olympics she did secure 10th place.  She says she is joining Biggest Loser as a contestant because she feels her weight was one of the reasons she didn’t place higher even though in the past she felt it was a benefit in her sport.  She had considered retiring from the sport but has changed her mind and wants to compete in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  In order to join Biggest Loser she was forced to pull out of the Pan American Championships and the World University Games because of scheduling conflicts.

Why Am I Afraid to Lose Weight?

  I can just tell this article is going to feel like giving a speech while naked!  OK lets rip off the band-aid! I lost a pile of weight.  I put a little bit back on and I have been sitting at the same weight for almost 2 years.  Up 10 pounds then down 10 pounds.  I’ll grant you I have tried some experiments that did not work out and I learned a few things about myself.  I’ve been injured more than once for a long time now and that has added an extra level of difficulty to the challenge, but still I have a minimum of 150 pounds still to lose.  I should be able to make some progress unless of course I am sabotaging my efforts. Dum, Dum, Dumb!  The only reason to do that would be fear! So, what am I afraid of?  Well like most people I am not a big risk taker and change is a risk.  I have experienced some of my highest highs after taking a risk so I know stepping out of my comfort zone can be amazing.  Hanging around in this big body, in my big comfortable chair, in my private … Continue reading

I Want a Vest!

What is the deal when you can’t buy a vest anymore?  In my opinion the vest is a great piece of clothing.  You have a plain dress that shows off too many lumps.  No problem put on a long vest all is forgiven.  Outfit not professional enough for work? Get out the vest.  Want to have all eyes on your face? Ruffled blouse with a vest.  Funky? Vest! Stomach pooch? Vest! Is it because of those people that have vests with cats or horses all over them?  Maybe it was the Christmas vests.  They killed the industry didn’t they?  I had to go to OSFcostumerentals  to find any pictures of vests I liked.  Apparently my taste is stuck in 1930.

Nutritionist

During our lunch today at my office we had the nutritionist from the fitness club across the street come in and talk to us about our food court habits.  All I can say is ouch!!  This woman had one hour to give us a condensed synopsis about where we are going wrong nationally as a society, how we can do better and what works with regards to nutrition.  It was excellent and exhausting, but I feel inspired. The points that were the most helpful to me personally was the idea that you need to learn to maintain your weight eat what makes you feel good and healthy and stop the roller coaster of feasting and then trying to be perfect.  Once you can learn to eat nutritious real food in a way that honours your body consistently for a long period of time then you can try to lose weight. Another idea was that if my great-grandmother would not recognize a food item as food then I shouldn’t eat it.  Think about that one!  Basically you only shop the outside isles of the grocery store and maybe pick up some brown rice in an inner isle.  We got a bunch … Continue reading

Fat People

Ok so I have decided to tackle one of those topics that I just don’t really feel fully prepared for.  Of course my computer wants to misbehave and ding at me instead of record my brilliant observations. I figure if I am going to put myself out there on the internet and talk about being fat I have to expect that people are going to think I speak for fat people in general.  Umm No I speak for me!  I can only guess what other fat people think, do or know, just like you.  I also get a little irritated when somebody gets up on their soap box and says I speak for fat people or women or any other group that I belong to.  Yeah I get it!  If we are all speaking for ourselves to the world what you get is noise and no clear message. So here goes, this is what I believe about fat people.  I believe that everybody has the right to respect and equal opportunities.

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 10, 2012

Ahh!  We are enjoying are first cool days leading into fall.  This is my favourite time of the year.  I am not a fan of being hot and sweaty every time I leave the house.  In the fall you can go out for a long walk and never get over-heated.  The air is generally not smelly because somebodies garbage is baking in the sun.  Where I live fall seems to be a sunny windy time of the year and I am just fine with that.  Also big plus I usually sleep well with the cooler temperatures. Sigh!  Now I see the list of links I wanted to share today and it just doesn’t fit how I feel right now.  Neither does the image I have planned for this post.  Usually I need a lot of coffee on Moanday morning.  Not this morning! Our first article is from Huffington Post’s Soul Talk series.  “Who do you hate?”  This is one of those topics of which there are many that make me realize I must be different.  I have only hated two people in my entire life.  One of those only lasted about a week before the person was forgotten.  You really … Continue reading