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1/23/11 4:14 P

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It's not so much 'cute' clothes... it's workout clothes full stop. The shorts I currently have are starting to wear out between the legs because my trainer has me on a cycle heavy regime and with my thighs they go rub rub rub!

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1/22/11 10:26 P

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Dude. I loved the point in your post where you said that he rear-ended the guy in front of him. That was fantastic.

I'm a smidge under 140 kilos. It is hard to find cute clothes to work out in, dang it! I don't worry too much about it, though.

I hope that you find what you're lookin' for.

Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anybody can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson



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1/21/11 6:37 P

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I work in a small finance team for a company that has lots of other staff that spend way too much money for the financial situation we're in. So some weeks it's real fun times :) In one way, I'm glad I've go the gym to escape to during the day and a bunch of walking to get home, exercise is a great de-stresser. I often sit on the couches in the locker room at the gym talking myself into getting up and going back to work.

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1/19/11 6:23 P

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Argh! More quakes this morning :/
Yeah sports bras are pretty hard to find above a 16D. Kmart is the only place i can find any that aren't $4830284230.
haha Porirua isn't the nicest place to spend a day shopping, but seeing as I grew up in South Auckland I guess I can't talk haha.

City fitness has all the rugby boys which is nice. This morning there was a guy standing on a swiss ball doing squats. Crazy!

Back to the grind for me too :/ What do you do for a living?
Good luck finding some good workout clothes! Let me know if you find any somewhere else. I'm always on the look out.

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1/19/11 12:58 A

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I'm in Wellington. Well done you on sticking to Christchurch after the quakes started! :)
I've tried the city Warehouse, which goes up to almost nearly but not quite my size pants, and sports bras don't go above 16D. It's a small store so was kind of to be expected. I tried the nearest Warehouse to home but to be honest, for a store about four times the size of the city one, the clothing section was smaller. That and I was put off by a sweater on the front of one of the racks with a discount because it was a return sticker on it. It was also covered in dog hair, had a massive coffee stain on it, and the sewn in tag cut off. And they were trying to sell it. In that condition. I have intentions of going out to Porirua's Warehouse because without wanting to sound racist, but with the Poly population out there, they tend to get in the larger sizes, but it's a matter of finding time in a weekend to get out there. Kmart is also out there, so it sounds like I need to make a day of it. Hrm.

Weird that your City Fitness gym is athletes and musculars. The people I've seen go into the ones here seem normal, if you catch my drift! Les Mills is apparently where you go if you're a poser. I go to Exodus gym, which is pretty sweet, you log in to each machine and it records everything, which is great for someone like me who obsesses over the good numbers! We get a lot of athletes in too, the gym are main sponsors for Wgtn basketball and Wgtn cricket, and I think another team or two. Everyone eles is pretty normal though, but then I don't venture up to the hard core weight floor, and they're friendly, both the staff and the gym bunnies!

Oh well, I guess it's time to head home, get ready for tomorrow's grind.

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1/18/11 11:58 P

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Woohoo! You're a fellow kiwi :D Where in NZ are you? I'm in Christchurch (moved here from Auckland about a month before the quakes started).
I get my workout gear from The Warehouse. Some of their pants go up to a 3xl. They used to have these really awesome 3/4 length fold down top yoga pants. Super comfy and you could leave the waist band thingee up and then if you're bending etc no one would see my rolls hanging out. But I haven't seen those ones for ages.
Kmart has a good selection of cheap sports bra's but I think they stop at a 20E. Clearly anyone bigger than that doesn't want to be well supported whilst working out.
I get really frustrated when I see/hear of people who are within their healthy weight range, freaking out over weight loss and needing to weigh themselves obsessively. Maybe it's because i'm big and have a reason to worry about my weight or maybe it's because it really is unhealthy for them to be like that. i dunno.

I go to one of the City Fitness gyms in Chch and it's mostly athletes and really muscular women. I've only seen 1 other big girl but she wasn't as big as me. Thankfully the people there are really friendly though. If they were't I probably wouldn't go back. it can be quite antimidating.

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1/18/11 8:57 P

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So recently I've been frequenting another site that shall not be named which is encouraging active behaviour etc (one reason why I joined). And I came across a forum topic, with the description next to the topic being "FOR PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS WEIGHT TO LOSE ONLY!". So I thought sweet, cool that's me! And ventured on in.

And boy did I become appalled.

There were members in there complaining how they must have reached a plateau because they've only lost 2kgs so far in 2011 (ie in 15 or 16 days). They're weighing themselves daily, if not more often than that. And weight for it? They active ones are all less than 70kgs to begin with.

I hope I'm not the only one almost made angry by this? Or is it a because I'm a big woman I'm feeling this way? Surely it's not healthy to be that obsessed about your weight when you're in a healthy weight range (maybe slightly overweight depending on their height)? I don't dislike their people, but I hate their attitude to weight.

Near the end of last year, I joined a gym, with my primary focus was to increase my fitness and well being. Bugger concentrating on the weight/fat, that would only get me disappointed when I didn't see awesome results. All the women I've seen go at the times I go, I'm the biggest. I'm probably the only one over 100kgs to strip to my underwear before heading to the showers, the rest stay in their workout gear and take their change of clothes to change in the cubicle. I hate how society makes them feel self conscious about being semi-naked in front of others. The only thing I'm self conscious about in the locker rooms is if I get caught boogie-ing down to the music when I think I'm alone in there!

I've been having a MASSIVE struggle trying to find decent work out gear to fit me. It's like society (yeah that evil being again!) wants to keep us fat to continue ridiculing us, by not allowing us to be able to buy workout gear. On that note - if any of you know of any websites for work out gear for larger sizes (I'm just under 150kgs fyi) that will ship to little old New Zealand, let me know! I keep finding great websites that offer me to browse in my native currency, but god forbid allowing me to BUY anything. And no, leggings and a long tshirt won't cut it!

On a happy note... a member of 'the evil society' got some karma thrown back at them last week. I was walking back from the gym to work, and some guy driving the street leaned WAY out his window and yelled out "GEEZ! Look! It's a walking whale!", and laughed uproariously at his joke. Then he rear ended the car in front of him because he was too busy making fun of me. A guy on the other side of the road yelled at him that it served him right for being a twat. Normally I'm good at ignoring any sounds/gestures that come from cars/people passing me on the street... but it was tough to ignore that and keep from laughing. I do feel for the guy he rear ended though... sorry innocent dude!

Anyway, I think I've vented enough now... whew!

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