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the diet industry can suck it

The Diet Rebellion is a one-woman operation, ready to escape the Empire, and try to salvage what is left to come back and destroy it all.


many will play - few will win
if it worked, we wouldn't be here

i'm tired of living the nightmare
i'm done with WEIGHT LOSS
i only have so much time on this planet
i've wasted nearly a third of it hating myself
i'm ready to move on.

I'M SICK OF THE PATRIARCHAL BULLSH*T PARADIGM THAT ...
The Diet Rebellion is a one-woman operation, ready to escape the Empire, and try to salvage what is left to come back and destroy it all.


many will play - few will win
if it worked, we wouldn't be here

i'm tired of living the nightmare
i'm done with WEIGHT LOSS
i only have so much time on this planet
i've wasted nearly a third of it hating myself
i'm ready to move on.

I'M SICK OF THE PATRIARCHAL BULLSH*T PARADIGM THAT SAYS I HAVE TO BE THIN AND PRETTY TO BE WORTH SOMETHING

I'M SICK OF A WEIGHT LOSS INDUSTRY DESIGNED TO FAIL

COUNTING CALORIES = OBSESSING ABOUT FOOD

I AM STRONG, DISCIPLINED, AND INTELLIGENT.

IF WE'RE ALL STRUGGLING,
THEN WE ARE NOT THE PROBLEM.
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Member Since: 3/3/2008

SparkPoints: 35,640

Fitness Minutes: 28,324

My Goals:
1) 10K by Fall 2012
*DONE* July 8,2012!

2) New Rules of Lifting
Stage 1: *DONE* 4/14/13
Stage 2: *DONE* 5/22/13
Stage 3: *DONE* 6/14/13
Stage 4: *DONE* 7/3/13
Stage 5: *DONE* 7/29/13
Stage 6: *DONE* 8/27/13
Stage 7: *DONE* 9/13/13

3) NROL: Supercharged
Basic Training 1 : *DONE*
Basic Training 2: *DONE*
Basic Training 3:
Basic Training 4:
Hypertrophy:
Strength & Power:

4) Escape the weight loss trap I've been stuck in since 1996 or so.

5) Fit into my size 16 jeans again.

5) Fit into my awesome favorite pair of jeans again (size 14).

6) Take down the Empire.

My Program:
Lift heavy things.
Run around.
Eat well.
Eat less.

NO:
Bi*tching
Whining
Complaining

Consume ~1500/day

Personal Information:
I earned my Ph.D. in 2011 and teach psychology at a small liberal arts college.

I am married with two kids, THREE cats, a dog and two bunnies.

I have recently discovered the joy of weight lifting, thanks to the book, "New Rules of Lifting for Women". "Starting Strength" has also been helpful.

Otherwise, I enjoy sitting on my butt, playing on the interwebs, reading, cooking, playing video games (mostly Zelda), and planning to defeat the Empire.

Other Information:
I'm sick of being implicitly told I'm incompetent because I'm not yet in the "lucky 5%" (can anyone verify that number?) who actually loses weight and keeps it off.

I'm sick of subscribing to the patriarchal ideals that my self worth as a woman is tied up in physical attractiveness, therefore putting me at the mercy of a weight loss industry and a food industry that feed off of one another in their goal of making sure I fail.

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MIPALADY23
4/7/2014 12:43:03 PM

Your comment below fits me to a tee!

Long runs (about 6 miles for me, currently) and fartleks have been helpful. Using a training plan and sticking to it - crossing off the runs as I complete them, knowing what to expect - was very helpful as I trained for my first 10K. Now I feel more comfortable with 5K's as well.

For a pre-run snack, I have half of a whole wheat English muffin with a half tablespoon of peanut butter. Anything more and I burp non-stop! Without breakfast, I get sluggish. Drinking a cup of water beforehand also helps. And I chew gum while I run, which keeps me from feeling thirsty. - 8/1/2012 1:00:58 PM




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KIKKI-G
4/6/2014 11:23:22 AM

It was more the quality of my 30min "workout" not the quantity. I was embarrassed because all I did was stroll on the treadmill feeling fowl when I know I should have smartened up & just did it right. Ah well, next time!



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SPARKFRAN514
3/30/2014 12:56:23 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon on coming back and sharing with us that took courage to share remember that you can do it one day at a time emoticon



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BOSS61
3/29/2014 8:57:00 PM

As for being alive, good, and you bring up something most interesting. Ever worry about a Spark friend who has gone dormant or subterranean? Scary to think about; some may no longer be with us at all. For most, it's giving up, depression, etc.

Promise never to be a statistic or a source of worry!



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BOSS61
3/29/2014 11:40:09 AM

Are You Master of Your Spark Domain?

Remember the Seinfeld Game? Remember how quickly Jerry, Kramer and Elaine all were out? Let's see if you can do better. Here is how it works.

Beginning midnight April 1, track. Track everything. Nutrition, water, exercise, the whole shebang. Don't track something, you are out. Fess up. Miss your 8 cups of water, out. Blow your calories, you are out. Fess up on this thread. Exercise without tracking, out. To make it fun, don't exercise at least one hour a week, out.

Once a week on Sundays (say), roll call for those who still are "in" and playing.

Deceptively simple, but it's not. Who's in? Starting roll call this Sunday. Ready, set, go!

(Free year of Spark membership for the winner.) Are you in?



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