Thursday, April 30, 2009


Since I work-out everyday (almost) I see the many of the same people there. 

For your reading pleasure I am going to classify a few of them:

The BFF's talk. They talk and talk and talk. On the weight machines they talk. On the cardio machines they talk. In the pool they talk. In the locker room they talk. They never shut the fuck up. The worst part of it is the inanity. They never talk about anything interesting. If they are going to blab for 45 minutes loud enough for me to hear through my ear buds, they should at least gossip about something salacious or scandalous - not about everything they ate in the last week.  Can you tell the BFF's annoy me?

The Chatty Cathy's (CC) don't really annoy me (which is ironic considering the rant above). I rarely see the CC working out. He (the main CC at my gym is a guy) is always striking up a conversation with someone. He does a 2 minutes on a machine and then 15 minutes talking to someone - usually about sports. It's his time, I guess, but it doesn't seem very efficient. The CC perplexes me.

The Todd at my gym is a trainer. He reminds me of the character of (you guessed it) The Todd from Scrubs. He doesn't seems too bright, but is very enthusiastic. He's excited about lunges, he's ebullient about stretches, he's over-the-moon about arm curls. So far I've only seen him do 'regular fives' but it's only a matter of time. The Todd amuses me.

That's me

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Skinny Bitch

I recently read Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin.  Going in I knew one of the authors was into holistic nutrition, so I really have no one to blame but myself. It was truly fucking terrible. As Julie Klausner says in her review of the book, "It is a PETA pamphlet in chick-lit clothing." It was not about eating healthily - it's about why you should be a vegan. As a vegetarian, these are the people who give us a bad name. It is full of sanctimonious bull-shit.

Some of their advice on losing weight is to fast. Seriously - fasting. They also say to give blood. Seriously - blood. It was ridiculous and insulting.

I would recommend reading the review in Salon that I quoted above. She is able to describe it much more eloquently. 

Here's the link.

I'm just maintaining right now, so there's not much to relate on the whole losing issue. I do enjoy maintaining... there's ice cream.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I was originally going to post a review of Skinny Bitch today. That is getting preempted by the fantastic (and totally unexpected) news that I hit my goal today!

I am amazed, I had resigned myself to missing the new deadline (only by two or so pounds, but missing it nonetheless). But on the scale today... 232.9, bitches!

I am so happy this has made my week. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Other People Stories

I really liked these vignettes of other peoples weight loss successes.

Thanks to Amy for the link