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

Fat Chick Bulldozer

So this morning I was running my mouth as I often do while working out with my trainer.  I don’t mean chatting although I was doing that too.  I was giving him a hard time and generally being arrogant.  Sometimes I get away with it without getting squashed like a bug other times the trainer challenges me with something new.  Poor man I really am going to have to bake him a cake or … Oh right I don’t cook!  I’ll offer him my best wishes some day! Yeah!

I’m …. and I Know It!

You can’t use that word in a post title or you get a lot of traffic and comments that … well.  NO! So I’m reading an article by Rob Sulaver at Greatist.com called 6 Convincing Reasons to Start Working Out Immediately.  Sounds good I have trouble convincing myself that there are rewards other than sore muscles for working out much of the time.  Educate me Rob!

Spring is Here!

I know the title of your article is supposed to be descriptive of what is in the article, but I didn’t make up that rule so … how do I make a smiley face with the tongue sticking out! I read a great motivational article today called “Arm Yourself Against Excuses – Winning the Fight Against Yourself”.  I expected it to be the usual 7 steps or 6 ways starting with step 1. Put your clothes out the night before … blah, blah, blah!  I’m getting very jaded aren’t I.  The author instead described his morning struggle to get up early and run 5K in terms of a boxing match.

Never Miss Monday!

  We all have a set of rules we follow in the back of our minds.  I am the kind of person that would never do this and always do that.  I have been trying with some success to add to those rules in order to improve my health and well-being.  I added the “Just One Thing” rule and each day I have just one fitness goal to accomplish.  Usually that goal is to get up at the usual time and get out the door to the gym.  If I work on that rule long enough it becomes habit and part of how I define myself.  I find I can’t work on too many rules at one time or on a rule that is too complex. I also have a rule that I do not miss sessions with my trainer.  I have been very successful with that one although I think about cancelling often.

Moanday Link Storm Nov. 12

It’s Moanday!!  I was enjoying the wonderful weather we are having, but then I was called into work early and missed a meet up with a friend and then the worst!! DUM! Dumb! DUMB!  I ate chocolate!  Why do I do this?  I can’t digest chocolate!  How many times do I need to learn this lesson?  UGH!  Yeah I poured two cups of coffee on top of that chocolate just to be certain I would feel sick! I am going direct you fine people to some lovely infographics over at Greatist.com while I deal with the results of my foolishness.