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Childhood Teasing

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Today something significant happened.

Like many of you here, I've always had weight problems--even as a child. But when you're a child the words that people say are traumatizing, extremely hurtful, and pierce your soul. To this day there are certain words or names that i hate because of childhood teasing. There are even people that I have banned from my life or do not want to associate with because of how mean they were to me as a child. However, some of those people remain in the lives of my family.

Today a couple of those people barged back into my life via my sister. My sister had nothing to do with it, but because of my sister they were able to have access to me. I'm disappointed in the way i reacted. I reacted very immaturely. I should have been the bigger person and walked away from the situation. But at the same time it felt good to be able to defend myself. It felt good to stand up for myself, unlike when we were children and I would cry or hide.

I know i'm leaving out all of the juicy details, but at this point i'm too embarrassed w/my behavior and don't want to share exactly what happened. Perhaps one day i'll indulge you, but for right now I'll only say that it was immature, but it felt DAMN GOOD!

So, what was so significant? I felt vinidcated! I stood up and defended my 7-8 year old self. Never again will anybody be able to make me feel the way they made me feel when i was a child. EVER.

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BIGGIRL2082010 7/29/2009 6:30AM

    Hey, sometimes that immaturity is *exactly* what you need, to really cleanse your system of what you feel! Now you can put it all behind you, laugh a little, and go your merry way!


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CAROLEMP17 7/28/2009 8:26PM

  I know exactly where you are coming from! Good for you for doing what your 7-8 year old self couldn't do! I find that these type of people tend to "forget" how hurtful they were, and sometimes it doesn't hurt to remind them - sometimes it's what we need to heal.

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NYCGRRL 7/28/2009 6:46PM

    It is very validating to stand up for yourself. Be proud of not taking crap from people. And try to keep those people out of your life.

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A warm Monday

Monday, July 27, 2009

It's hot and humid outside. While it's not the most comfortable weather for exercising I do find that it's easier to bend and stretch when i'm doing yoga and pilates. i've read that warm and humid weather is optimal for doing those types of workouts. So not only am I getting a good workout but It's really relaxing and makes me feel so good. You should give it a try!


Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's hot in LA. Luckily I live out by the ocean so it's not as hot as it is in the valley. I'm totally enjoying the cool ocean breeze. I love lazy Sunday afternoons. I have no plans for today except for working out later on. :)


3LB weight loss & the BodyBugg

Saturday, July 25, 2009

After hitting a weight loss plateau for the past 3 weeks I decided to kick things up a notch this week. My calorie range is from 1200-1500 calories a day. Usually I eat about 1300-1350 per day. This week I decided to cut down to 1200 calories per day. That really helped me out. The first couple of days were hard because i felt hungry. Then I realized that I wasn't actually was all in my head. I'm used to eating more so I wanted to eat more, but i didn't actually need to. So that, coupled with more intense workouts contributed to my 3LB weight loss! Woohoo!!!

On a different note, I've really been thinking about getting a BodyBugg. I saw the contestants on Biggest Loser wearing them. And I've been hearing rave reviews about the device. I think that a BodyBugg would really help me out, as it tracks the calories that you expend a day. I think it would keep me from hitting plateaus in the future. Plus the BodyBugg is on sale for (super cheap compared to the non-sale price tag of 249-399!). However, it is not compatible with my computer's operating system. I wrote to their technical support asking a few questions. Hopefully they'll get back to me before the sale ends. Do any of you have a bodybugg? If so, how do you like it? Has it helped you lose weight?

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GR8GAMMY 7/25/2009 2:34PM

    emoticon on the 3 pounds Let me know how the body bug works. That could be very helpful

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fitness DVD's

Friday, July 24, 2009

yesterday I tried out two new DVD's that i bought on

The first one is Jillian Michaels: 30 day Shred. I love that DVD. I rented it on netflix and I loved it so much, i bought it. But i had only tried the Level 1 workout. Yesterday I decided to challenge myself and did the Level 2 workout. OMG it was SO hard. I was sweating so much. It lasts 25 minutes and she works you extra hard during those 25 minutes. She combines cardio, with strength training, and ab work. It's a great workout. I definitely recommend it.

After I did the 30 Day Shred DVD I did the 10 Minute Solution: Slim and Sculpt Pilates DVD. I love the 10 Minute Solution DVD series. But i'm not sure if i like the pilates DVD's. I used to take yoga at a studio so I know how important it is to have an instructor there to guide you through the postures. There's a big risk of over stretching and hurting yourself otherwise. When you do a DVD there's no one there to tell you if you're not holding the postures/poses correctly. It was for that reason that I was hesitant to try pilates on DVD but i tried it anyway. In this DVD we use a band. I must say it was definitely challenging. It seems like a good workout but since i'm not familiar with the moves it took me a while to get it. Make sure to keep your remote with you. I had to rewind a few times. Overall it was challenging and i felt good after i did the workout but you definitely need to be careful so as not to injure yourself.


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