Monday, September 28, 2009

Reality Check 1 Million

Really, when am I gonna get this? Why do I keep fooling myself. What is my issue?

Here's what I'm talking about:

Today at my training session I got a nasty reality check. It hurt but I guess he knew that's what I needed ...

My amazing trainer David (who is a great combo of patient and drill sargent) told me under no uncertain terms that I have to start being accountable and start actually working hard if I want to see results. He called me out on not working out as much as I should be, eating shitty and being just generally lazy.

OUCH! The truth sure has a nasty sting to it sometimes.

BUT he's right and as much as that may suck, its the truth.

I have a goal I want to achieve and I am no where near it. And you'd think at this point I would have realized that my powers of visualization are not as strong as I think. No matter what I may think, I cannot WILL things to happen. I'm good, but not that good.

So, his instructions to me were this:

1) Make Goals: He wants to see a 1 month goal, a 3 month goal and a 12 month goal.

OK, that's not so bad ...

2) Keep a food diary: I have to track everything I put in my mouth AND he want to see it every time we meet up.

UGH ...

3) Work out MORE: I have to amp it up to at least 3 workouts a week, and that DOES NOT include our intense 1 hour sessions once a week

Double UGH

OK, well I guess its not all the unreasonable.

So I started when I got home. I grabbed a small note book I had and jotted down the days food intake. And honestly, today was a good one. No excess sugar, no junk food, minimal carbs ... but not a lot of protein or water.

And here is what I had for dinner: Sauteed purple yams with light salt, grilled pork tenderloin a la Phil, grilled red pepper strips and some coconut basmati rice.

So I guess Day 1 went OK, room for improvement but overall - OK.

Let's see how tomorrow pans out ...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Biggest Loser

** UPDATE **

Hawt damn, my girl Shay lost 17 lbs in a week!!! And Dan hit 12 lbs - WOW!

Rock ON - Rebecca lost 18 lbs ... you go girl!

Abby ain't no slacker either at a loss of 15 lbs. Woman, you have a strength I wish I knew ....


** UPDATE **

Good gawd, now Mo got me going, geeps I need some tissues ... and what?! Shay is 43 yrs old physically but really only 29 ... Jesus ...

Feeling real good about my 135 lbs frame right about now ...


** UPDATE **

Phew! She's back and Jillian is well up in her face tellin' her like it is!

Oh and Bob is so hawt when he's kickin' ass.


** UPDATE **

WTF! Shay just bailed on me ... she best be back after the commercial break ...


I am about 45 minutes into Season 8 of the Biggest Loser and am already crying ...

The stories the contestants told at the start were heart wrenching, BUT none of them used them as excuses, just as their histories and as reasons why they are committed to changing their lives. For some of them, its now or never ...

I'm cheering for Daniel and Shay to lose the most and my heart is with Abby.

Oh and I am still fully in love with gay-face Bob :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


For the love of god, what is the world coming to?!

I just spent an hour grossly pouring over this site:

You MUST check it out ...

Personal Faves:

Tempura Bacon: Bacon strips battered in Panko bread crumbs then deep fried and served with soy sauce

The Baconcad: An avocado filled with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon

The Fat Bitch: Cheesesteak topped with two mozzarella sticks, french fries, bacon, tomatoes, ketchup, mayo and marinara sauce

AND the Ultimate Winner:

The Spamsicle: Deep fried Spam slice on a stick

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW is all I can muster ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I have always, and this come to no surprise to those that know me, have LOVED Kelly Clarkson since the moment I saw her on AI (and let the record show that that was the one and ONLY time I ever watched the show).

Sadly, since her fame she has become just one of a long line of women who are constantly criticized and analyzed for their fluctuating weight and body shapes.

I, for one, commend her for continuing to be a "normal" girl and for not falling prey to the image issues and body dismorphia that Hollywood seems to press upon their subjects.

Case and Point:

Kelly Clarkson admits her size fluctuates in the September issue of Self mag. “My happy weight changes,” the American Idol champ says. “Sometimes I eat more; sometimes I play more. I’ll be different sizes all the time.” Clarkson, 27, says she doesn’t care though. (In June, she admitted she was tired of hearing “the fat joke” because she’d accepted her curves.)

“When people talk about my weight, I’m like, ‘You seem to have a problem with it; I don’t,” she explains. “I’m fine! I’ve never felt uncomfortable on the red carpet or anything.”

And that is why this bugs the SHIT OUT OF ME!

Kelly Clarkson may not have an issue with her weight, but a digitally slimmed-down image of the singer on the cover of Self magazine is causing waves online.

Lucy Danziger, editor-in-chief of the women’s health magazine, is speaking out in defense of “retouching” the 27-year-old singer in order to make her “look her personal best” on the September issue.

“Yes. Of course we do retouching,” Danziger writes in a post on “Did we alter her appearance? Only to make her look her personal best.”

Calling Clarkson “the picture of confidence,” Danzinger writes, “I think this photo is the truest we have ever put out there on the newsstand.”