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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Random Rant of the Week

For the most part I avoid tabloids in all forms (print, online, TV, etc..) because honestly at this point in my life I have enough going on without keeping up with  Kardashians or the Jersey Shore group. However, this week's cover of "Star" just really set me off. It is another issue of "let's bash the celebrities' bodies' because our lives suck so bad". They are being ugly to Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson who are too fat, but in the same breath critizing Kate Hudson, Jennifer Connelly, and LeAnn Rimes for being too skinny and working out too much. It makes me unbelievably sad that all women (regardless of their status) feel pressured to be thin, but too thin isn't good and too heavy is a cardinal sin. Why can't the media just leave everyone the hell alone???? I would come closer to purchasing their terrible rag if they had an entertaining story about Jessica Simpson and her adorbable new baby girl or Kate Hudson's new movie. Why must tabloids always be negative? Everyone on the planet knows that Jessica Simpson has body issues (given to her by the freaking media), that Kate Hudson has always been thin, and that Kim Kardashian ass is always going to be large. I honestly wish people would stop buying and watching tabloids until the report on something worthwhile.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mama Laughlin and Fit Camp made me do it!!!

Okay, so thanks to my wonderful inspirational friend in "real" life, Megan  turning me on to the awesomeness that is Mama Laughlin . I am now committing myself to blogging about my weight, fitness, and whatever other randomness I want to talk about. I only have 1 follower at the moment (which is absolutely fine) but hopefully I can get other readers.

I don't necessarily want to reblog about my weight loss journey and fitness, but in a nutshell here it is:

March 2009-weighed 230, started Medifast couldn't walk a mile in 20:00
December 2009-weigh 155 training to run half marathon
January and February 2010-ran 2 half marathons (in under 2:25) weighed 152
March 2010-weighed 150, landed dream librarian job.
June 2010-weighed 155, started training for a marathon
November 2010-weighed 160, found out I was pregnant.
January 2011-weighed 178, was told that I would no longer be able to a librarian :(
February 2011-weighed 189, had to stop the majority of exercising due to pregnancy complications
March-June 2011-depressed with no outlet for my stress I turned to food and gained all the way up to 221 on the day I delivered.
June 2011-came home from the hospital weighing more than I went in. 225.

Spent the last year and a half not really committed, but managaing to lose 30 pounds. I hover around 191-195 at any given time.

I am currently on Weight Watchers, and I am really liking that plan so far. I weighed in at 195 on Monday, hopefully I will lose.

I have walked/jogged at least 2 miles every day (except today).

I am bad about posting/taking pictures. I don't like to be photographed or spend the time uploading them.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cooler weather!!!!!

It is September and that means three things for me: back to work, cooler work out weather, and FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!

Finally made room in the budget to get some new running shoes (Saucony Ride and they are sooo comfy!) and now I am trying to get back on track. I am want to run the 3M Half Marathon in January, so I had better get after it!

I joined Weight Watchers on Monday. The new program is great because you can eat all the fruit (unless it is juice or in syrup) that you want without it counting towards your daily point values. I am hoping that this will reset my palate and eating choices.