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This is a song for the ladies

21 Jan

… but fellas, listen closely.

I love Tenacious D.  Maybe you just got that reference?

Either way, as Tenacious D sends out his sage advice over song, I would like to offer up a song in honor of my dear friend and fellow blogger, A.

A, this is a song for you.  But your Ginger should listen closely.




Change of heart

20 Oct

I know it’s been a while since my last post.  Ma b.

But, I’ve making some good progress on the journey from drawstrings to g-strings.  I’m down almost 7 pounds in Weight Watchers!  Maybe more since this started?  I didn’t weigh at the blog beginning.  But, anyway, Yay!  In the scheme of where I want to be, that’s very minimal.  But, It’s built the foundation.

What I’ve learned so far is that for me, I realize this is a journey and a lifestyle adjustment.  Therefore, I’m ok if it takes a while, but I can make real, sustainable, improvements.

I was talking to our friend, Nursifer, about this.  Nursifer has had her own ups and downs with weight.  She lost a bunch of weight back when were in Middle School, but maaaaaaaaaybe didn’t do it in a healthy way.  So, she had to spend some good time in college figuring out how to be healthy about weight loss.  But, she’s healthy now 🙂

Anyway, we agreed that no matter what, time will pass, so if we can gradually be losing weight, that’s awesome.  This summer will come soon enough.  No matter my job or my relationship status, or whatever life gives me, I have the opportunity each day to choose to be healthy and happy, or not.

So I still hold by the fake it til you make it in some arenas, I think I now have embraced the idea of carpe diem. Seize the day.  Make each day great, and better than the one before.

as jack kelly would say, seize the day!!

Somedays I eat like crap, don’t exercise, drink too much, lay around my house, engage in inappropriate relations, whatever.  I’m ok with that.  I want my life to have some missteps 🙂  That’s what’s fun about the ride.  But, rather than faking the progress, I am going to try to embrace my choices and always try to keep the eye on the prize.  That way, I can enjoy the indulgences but not get swept up in them.




23 Sep

Last week, at my first WW meeting, our leader talked about staying positive through the weight loss journey.

She had a little chart equating weight loss to butter.  I can’t remember it, but I’ll give a rough estimate.  I liked it 🙂

If you lose .2 pounds (which I wouldn’t have even really counted as significant), that’s almost a whole stick of butter.  Think about taking a stick of butter off of your gut.  That’s kind of cool. 

If you lose .5 pounds, that’s 2 sticks of butter.

If you lose 1 pound, that’s 4 sticks of butter. 

So I mean, the little things add up, both good and bad.  I’m excited to see how much butter I’ve melted off (or maybe slapped on) of my bod.



how many sticks of butter equal an ass?

The latest list

21 Sep

Last week, I had my first Weight Watchers meeting.  A ditched me, that piece of shit.  JK.  I had ditched her.  But now we’ve both gone to our first meeting and are ready to dive in.  I’m excited for the journey and look forward to blogging about it.

However, being the suck-up student I was, I feel it’s more important to work on my first (and only) assignment from the meeting, before I start spilling my feelings about it.

So, after the first meeting, the lovely leader, who had lost over 150 lbs on WW and kept it off for like 10 years, met with me.  She asked me why I was there and joining WW.  She then encouraged me to make a list of 25 reasons why I want to be there.  Most of the lists A and I make are of how many people we’ve boned, how many states we’ve boom-boomed in, you know, classy shit like that.  But, this is the meat and potatoes of the drawstrings to g-strings journey, so here goes:

1. I want to be skinnier than I am now, but I’m not unhappy or really unhealthy.  But, I DO NOT want to get any bigger.  So, I’m here to figure out a healthy lifestyle that I can carry with me.  Maybe that can count for 2 things.  We’ll see how this goes.

2. I never want to be obese.  Obese is an ugly word.  I’m technically not obese, but I am overweight.  Let’s make sure I NEVER get there.

3. I want my hot future husband to not have to settle for a non-hottie.

4. I want to confidently wear a bikini.

5. I want to be the hot friend, not just the fun or funny or nice friend.  I love being that friend, but I’m ok with throwing the hot one in there too 😉

6. I don’t want to turn to food when I’m stressed or sad.

7. Or on that note, to celebrate or reward myself.  I would like food to be something I enjoy, but doesn’t need to stress me out.

8. I want to run around the lakes in little spandex shorts or just a sports bra.

9. I want to be a yoga instructor as a side job, when I’m a teacher.

10. I don’t want my appearance or my weight to be my crutch as to what is “holding me back”

11. I want to wear clothes sizes that are only one digit.

12. I want to be proud of who I am.

13. I want to always love myself.

14. I want to turn heads when I walk into a room.

15. I want to run a half marathon under two hours.

16. I want to live an active lifestyle.

17. I never want to be out of breath after walking up stairs.

18. I don’t want a muffin top.

19. I want to wear low rise jeans.

20. I want to be able to sit on a man’s lap and not feel self-conscious.

21. I want to overcome an obstacle that I’ve faced my entire life.

22. I want to inspire a healthy lifestyle in those around me.

23. I want to have a focus and a reason for my actions (eating and exercising).

24. I want to make sure the world sees me as I see me.

25. I want to be the kick-ass sexy bitch I know I am.



The Tongue is the Strongest Muscle in the Body

15 Sep

I just counted, it’s been 9 years since I took a real actual hard-science class.  In college, my liberal arts science was psychology (with some sort of lab that I had to touch a mouse) and forensic science (I could probably make meth if I wanted).  But, those were in the days before I drank, so I’ll assume my memory will serve me well.  Anyway, I’m pretty sure in those early days of science, I heard somewhere that per square inch (or likely some fancy unit of measurement), the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body.

So I mean, when I run my mouth all day long, I’m actually just exercising.  Sorry for being interested in fitness. 

But, just like I do with all exercise, if it doesn’t result in some cool skill or makes my body hotter, what’s the point?  So below is a lil exercise to hone those skillz in the strongest muscle of your body.  Enjoy.

How to of the day —

How to Tie  Cherry Stem with Your Tongue



Double Down?

7 Sep

Sick. I saw a commercial for this new KFC “Double-Down” all meat sandwich and I just HAD to share how disgusting it is. Two fried chicken patties with 2 slices of cheese and bacon in the middle. Seriously KFC?! This is heart attack in the disguise of a “sandwich.” I almost threw up watching it. So, for your viewing pleasure, I reveal to you the DOUBLE DOWN DISGUSTING sandwich below.

threw up a lil bit just posting this.

Happy Medium

2 Sep

This article popped up on my Google homepage today, on the CNN section.  But, it’s from a website that I know A loves, The Frisky.  But, this article is about a woman who lost 100 pounds and now is accepted by society.  It’s a cute little happy article. 

But, she said she was being held back by her weight and she didn’t realize how much she was missing and people were avoiding including her or accepting her, until she had overcome her struggle.

I liked this, the girl was realistic and down to earth.  It’s cool that she was like, yeah, I mean, I was happy.  Life was fine, but now I know it’s much better, so I work hard to keep it off. 

I love stories like this.  I love watching Biggest Loser.  But I also am interested in the stories of the yo-yo dieter who is now settled at a healthy medium.  Neither A or I are like this girl.  We don’t have 100 lbs. to lose, and obviously she had bigger obstacles. 

Anyway, I’m going to be on the lookout for stories about those girls like us, who are trying to move from the biggest sizes at a normal store to the medium sizes.  Not trying to reimage our whole body but just bring it into a little sharper focus.