Actual Thoughts I Had at the Gym Today
Saturday, February 04, 2012      5 comments

"He's the yeti of the YMCA... I see him, but I can't believe he exists." (On seeing a gym regular who wears the most bizarre workout clothes.) "I want to have children so they can be healthier and better-mannered than all their classmates.... Read more
Children and Body Image (What Would YOU Do?)
Saturday, January 28, 2012      5 comments

My gym (more of a recreation center, really) has a rule that children under twelve need to be supervised in the change room. Today, there were three girls there who I thought were about nine or ten. They commented that they were going to "hang o... Read more
What Have I Got Myself Into?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      4 comments

So, I signed up for "Survivor" at my gym! I don't even know what this is! The signs say to ask at Member Services, so I asked at Member Services, and they told me to check online, but online it says to ask at Member Services! So far... Read more
Eating My Way into 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012      4 comments

So, I haven't exactly been eating as well as I did in 2011. For one, I went away for the holidays. Remember all those holiday treats you ate? Well, they're still sitting around my house because I wasn't here to eat them! So I'm definitely in... Read more
Holiday Snapshots
Saturday, January 14, 2012      4 comments

I arrived in Mexico City, where the Zocalo had been converted to a skating rink. Then we wen... Read more
Back From Holidays
Sunday, January 08, 2012      4 comments

I'm back from two weeks in Mexico! I think I kept pretty active- I walked for a few hours every day (except when I was on a bus all day!), did some swimming, some rock-climbing, and a lot of walking with my forty-pound backpack! I wasn't overl... Read more
Happy Birthday To Me!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      10 comments

Today was my birthday! I turned twenty-eight. Just for fun I tried on a pair of pants from eighth grade, and they fit! I wouldn't say I aspire to my adolescent body... I know that as an adult, eating right, doing cardio and building my s... Read more
Only the Best (of the Worst) for Your Gym Playlist!
Sunday, December 18, 2011      2 comments

For those of us who like to listen to songs in other languages while we work out, I've got two ridiculous tracks straight out of the Fatherland (no joke... I've actually got German citizenship... not that I can understand a word of these songs!)... Read more
Weight Loss Humble Brags
Saturday, December 17, 2011      7 comments

There seems to be an upsurge of humble brags on Spark lately! These always put a smile on my face. "I look like such a fat cow in my size zero dress... I really should have gone up to the size two!" "I wish I could just go to the ... Read more
Scratch That
Thursday, December 15, 2011      5 comments

I can do TWO SETS of ten man push-ups! Send the evening news team! Or Mythbusters or something! THIS IS NOT NORMAL FOR ME! ... Read more
The Incredible Hulk(ette)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      2 comments

I can do ten man push-ups! I can see my abdominal muscles. I have little sticky-outy bumps in my arms that I think are bicep muscles. My knees don't pop when I do lunges anymore. Slow lunges. ALL the way down. While holding wei... Read more
Eating Enough
Saturday, December 10, 2011      4 comments

I think that I might not be planning to eat enough, which has lead to a few days where I've eaten large amounts of junk food that have pushed me over my limit. Although I've lost a lot of weight (I've gone from 152 to 124) I've dramatically inc... Read more
Weekend Grocery Shop - DONE!
Thursday, December 08, 2011      2 comments

I decided to do my weekend grocery shop tonight instead of on the actual weekend. This should buy me a few extra "me" minutes on Saturday and Sunday. My grocery bill for the week was pretty low - $43, but I intend to use up some things I've go... Read more
They're Heeeere...
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      5 comments

... the first Christmas and birthday cards of the season! emoticon ... Read more
You! Yes You! You're Smelly! (An Open Letter to People at the Gym)
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      7 comments

Dear All People Everywhere, I understand that in many cultures, it is not common for people to wear deodorant or antiperspirant. I think that's awesome. It's a personal choice. No need to rub excess chemicals into your armpits if you don... Read more

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