Airin and me at my graduation ceremony. 12/10/11
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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.
1) Reach pre-pregnancy weight and clothing size. Dear goddess, before he can drive!
2) Live to be a healthy 100 year old firecracker.
3) Achieve what I set out to do - travel, hike, explore, be free!
1) 1400-1600 calories/day.
2) 10,000 steps or more each day on the FitBit - moving up to 12,000 next.
3) Stay motivated by staying active on SparkPeople.
I earned my Ph.D. in 2011 and teach psychology at a small liberal arts college.
I am married with TWO kids, THREE cats, TWO dogs and ONE bunny. HELP ME.
For fitness, I like weight lifting, running, walking, yoga, and ... Zumba - NO SHAME!
Stuff I like:
-Playing video games, especially ZELDA.
-Reading, especially fantasy, like Lord of the Rings.
-Drinking delicious Michigan craft beer, especially IPA's, porters, and stouts. YUM.
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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| current weight: 189.0