Thursday, February 10, 2011
This one is going to be fun!
Can anyone guess what my favorite tv show is based on the above photograph? It is me on Halloween 2004 dressed up as the main character of my all-time ultra favorite TV show.
Answer at the bottom : )
Currently my favorite show on TV is:
I love watching Sam and Dean bicker as only brothers can while solving Supernatural Crimes. I watched the first 5 seasons last year while I was on my big exercise streak. If you have never seen it - check it out - it pretty awesome!
Other series I have enjoyed running on the treadmill, biking, and ellipticizing through the hours:
Currently we are about halfway through season one of Bones. I find it keeps my mind busy while I am jammin through the miles inside over winter. If you want to try seeing how TV can support your exercise habit, I suggest starting with "24" If I wasn't married already, I would be in love with Jack Bauer and things move so fast, the tv show itself keeps your heart rate up.
My favorite 3 kick-ass Characters on TV:
Number 3: Sydney Bristow
From the first moment I loved watching Syndey as the double agent spy who could do anything
Number 2: Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Ok, yes she drinks too much, and sometimes falls from the wrong guy but watching Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica reminded me that girls can do anything boys can!
Finally, Number 1
Have you guessed yet?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
For 7 years she saved the world over and over, and I will never get tired of the witty brillance of this show.
Deep down, I always wanted to be Buffy
And save the world
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
My inspiration for weight loss was knowing what was hidden inside of me.
This picture is me at age 26. I weighed about 150 lbs (after losing 70 lbs the previous year, a hard battle) I may not have been perfect, but I felt like I was on top of the world. I maintained this weight and healthy lifestyle for close to 4 years.
The many years I was overweight, I always had the mental image that this person was trapped inside me. I always had faith that I would find her again.
In 2005, I lost the weight a second time
I made it down to 172 that time, and again felt like I was on top of the world. This time, it lasted only 2.5 years.
Finally in 2009 I saw a picture that changed my life.
I was really scared. I couldn't see the thin, healthy girl in my mind anymore and I was almost certain she was gone forever.
So that was my inspiration in a way. I will always fight with my weight, and I am never going to be a person who can not exercise and eat what she wants. I am ok with that. Statistically I am likely to gain it back. I don't think that will happen this time. I have spent so much time in the past 1.5 years journally and revelling in being that person. Losing weight doesn't make anyone happy by itself, but for me it helped me be able to do the things I want to do (hike, climb, ski, bike) and that makes all the difference in the world.
I am still 50 lbs overweight and my journey isn't over, and in truth I know this journey is a lifelong journey, it has no end. I intend to enjoy it, and life every step of the way.
The final picture is me last summer at the start of my first triathlon. Sometimes there is even more inside us than we can guess when we are at the beginning.
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