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Exam Week

Monday, December 05, 2011

I'm not really a student, but I've been thinking about maybe getting a third degree... in French. My local university allows you to "bank" courses over time that you can later apply towards a degree, so for the past two years I've been taking French classes either once or twice a week (I credit this with my weight gain last year- French ran on the two nights of my favorite fitness classes!). So I've got an exam tomorrow, for the highest level offered at night classes. We have to know the indicative, the conditional and the subjunctive tenses, and pretty much everything else related to grammar too. Plus obscure vocabulary. Plus reading Francophone literature, writing about it, and discussing it in a half-hour interview.

You'd think I'd be studying?

Hell no.

Rather, I am shaving, exfoliating and picking out an outfit. They say attractive people get ahead in life; I'm putting the theory to the test!


If this doesn't pay off, it means one of two things: the research about attractive people getting ahead is wrong...

Or I'm not attractive!


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FLOPPYRETURNS 12/6/2011 6:26PM

    Bonne chance! Also, if you learn how to say it in French by tomorrow, you can write a note on your exam that any French woman would rather be shaving, exfoliating and picking out an outfit, not studying le subjonctif. emoticon

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

I am suddenly overcome by desire to watch this 1985 classic, with Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta. I expect to get some pretty awesome fashion inspiration!

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Have you seen this movie?

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

I kind of love December.

In the same two-week span I get to celebrate my birthday, Christmas and New Years!

Also, this year I'm doing something a little crazy for the holidays.

Usually, I work until a few days before Christmas and then spend two weeks with my family in my hometown. This involves eating, eating, eating, taking two walks, eating, eating, eating, opening presents, eating and eating.

This year I'm working until 1:30 pm on December 23rd, and then heading straight to the airport. I'll arrive in MEXICO CITY at 5:00 am the next morning!

I've been to Mexico City twice before, and I absolutely love it. I've never been at Christmas before, and I'm excited to be staying in a hotel right by the main cathedral in the city center. I'm an atheist, but I do love observing religious holiday customs in other countries.

I'll be alone in Mexico City until Boxing Day, when a friend from Europe arrives. Together we'll travel to Oaxaca for a few days, then on to the Pacific Coast, then we'll head back and visit some small towns near Mexico City before flying home.

This holiday should involve eating and more eating, but also lots and lots and lots of walking- hours every day. Hopefully I'll be able to get in some swimming and surfing as well (depending on the waves each day), and I'm always up for a hike or boat trip too!

I know I won't be able to log into Spark from December 23rd until January 8th, so I'll be doing my best to be responsible while still trying all the great things that Mexican cuisine has to offer (chilaquiles! tequila! aguas frescas! tamales! mole! paletas! quesadillas! chiles rellenos! ceviche de soya!). I usually keep a little notebook with me when I travel, and I jot down everything I do each day (it helps me manage my photos when I get home). I'll be extra-careful about recording my food, both to inspire my cooking when I get home, and to be an aware eater.

And then, when I get back in January, I'll be hitting the gym- and the food scale- and health food store- and the walking trails- HARD!

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You'll Never See My Face... (With Pic!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

... but I'll show you my body! On July 24th I weighed 152 pounds, today I am 126. My immediate goal is 125, but really, it's not hugely important to me anymore. I'd also like to eventually reach 119, but I'm again open to taking my sweet time reaching that point. I don't really know why I'd be happier weighing 119 than 126, and I think I need to work that out in my own head before I make additional weight loss a priority. Right now, I'm thinking about eating healthy, maintaining my exercise schedule, being able to work out longer and harder, and also building muscle strength.

(Not to be crass, but I think I kind of look like a chimp attack victim with all that facial blurring!)


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TRULYVISIBLE 12/10/2011 11:40AM

  Your comment was funny. Even if you had a chimp attack face, you're body is so hot, I would take it, chimp face and all.

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PUTTITAT 11/30/2011 4:38PM

    You look so great! Not sure why you are hiding your face, but your bod definitely looks great! I'm glad you are taking the time to enjoy your current weight before deciding if you want to go lower or not. It seems that many times, people just keep going until they get to a point where it is no longer a healthy look, and only after being where you are for awhile, can you truely know if you should go lower or just stay put. CONGRATS on making it to a goal!

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Bizarre Compliment

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I have a coworker who I've never established much of a relationship with. After more than a year of working together, he came to me and said, "Ummmm... what's your name?" Dude! Couldn't you have discretely asked someone else in our office?

So today in the mailroom, I was rather surprised when my relative-stranger colleague turned to me and said- and I quote- "You must be hitting the gym HARD! You're lookin' ROCK SOLID!"

Say what?

I'm sure it was meant to be a compliment, and I did say "thank you", but I was left thinking two things. One- who says that to a coworker? Two- what girl wants to be "rock solid"?

Ladies and gentlemen, please remember my befuddlement the next time you want to tell a casual acquaintance they're "lookin' ROCK SOLID!"

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BARBARASDIET 11/29/2011 2:18PM

    The guy obviously has social issues. Just take it a compliment, especially coming from some one who has no reason to compliment you!

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JUDYAMK 11/25/2011 10:42PM

    I can not wait for the day for someone & I could careless if it is a co- worker that says I look rock solid, Do you think if you had not changed body wise he would have said that NO, he noticed .TImes in my life when I told someone they looked like they lost weight they got the biggest grin on their faces similar to a jack ass eating thistles. they told me no one else said anything to them they were just waiting for someone to notice all the hard work they put into a program to lose the weight ,so enjoy the remark!!!!!!!!!

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YOITLE 11/24/2011 8:35AM

    Somebody was behind the door when they were handing out suave. It does seem like your fitness routine is turning heads though....

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ILOVEROSES 11/24/2011 7:46AM

    I am sure he meant it as a complement, how great you look, so accept it with grace, which you actually did. You're right, he should not have used those words to you.

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JELLEN726 11/23/2011 9:17PM

    emoticonYou are a rock solid sparker! Banging, amazing, hot sexy and all things fabulous! I know how insulting it must have been in that sideways compliment kind of a way. Just know all your "rock solid" work is showing!

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BELINDADUVESSA 11/23/2011 9:11PM

    That's good to know. It's hard to understand the tones and undertones through the interwebs. Just thought I'd point that out in case it wasn't obvious to you.

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    There were definitely no sexual undertones, thankfully. I hadn't meant to imply there were, sorry. It was like, one sporty person to another. But so, so wrong.

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BELINDADUVESSA 11/23/2011 8:43PM

    Sounds like you're getting hit on, and hard. And bordering on sexual harassment. Not there yet but it could balloon into that quickly.

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CHARLOTTE1947 11/23/2011 8:24PM

    What a hoot! He wants your name this week. Next week it'll be your phone number. Beware!


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