All Signs Point to Mac →
Not the recipe I would choose to e-mail as a ”Recipe of the Day” for a Monday (who doesn’t know how to make mac & cheese that easily?) BUT after my internal obsession with the thought of macaroni & cheese yesterday, was it REALLY necessary to rub it in my face this morning?
It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.– Lena Horne
Receipe for a Good Day
No theater job today (which means no one will be mean to me today!)? Check. Kickboxing Cardio Class this morning (for the first time AND alone!)? Check. Being the only fat girl in the class? Check.* Being 1 of 2 girls to actually use additional hand weights when advised the. whole. class. without taking a break or putting them down? Check. 13th Row Sara Bareilles Tixs Bought by Cleveland BFF for...
1% Of You by Tracy Letts →
This doesn’t have to do with weightloss or healthy eating or saving money or moving to Arizona or not swearing. But it has everything to do with my everyday life. And the people I have to deal with on a daily basis working in the theater world. And that 1%? It is true. You are hated.
Crawling Out from Under My (Fat Kid) Rock
Hi. My name is Kari & I’m an Oops-a-holic. I’ve been busy doing EVERYTHING wrong. Lets list the faults, shall we? We already know about the birthday cake. God. The birthday cake. Was so freaking good, I don’t even feel bad about it. At all. Not even a bit. Because its not every day one of us has a best friend who makes a delicious cake (with chocolate! and peanut butter! in a...
brussel. sprouts. > broken. phone.
Tonight’s Fails: 1) Breaking my phone at the gym. So I am now phoneless for at LEAST 15-20 hours. Thats like… a lifetime. 2) Not running tonight. Or doing cardio. At all. Tonight’s Wins: 1) Doing an hour of weight lifting/lunges/other hard things. Its been awhile since I’ve used weights (not since I was in Findlay a week & a half ago?) so I was due.* 2) BUYING BRUSSEL...
Not Too Hip to Hop!
One of my current goals is to shake up my exercise schedule. I need to keep changing it up, because apparently my body is fighting the change I want to make. So tonight… I returned to the Hip Hop class at the gym. By myself. As in…with no friends. Or rhythm. But then again, I’ve never brought rhythm to the class, so that’s nothing new. There used to be an awesome instructor...
Who had two workouts today? This girl. After my first, real, outdoor run this afternoon, I came home. Then I found time to feel really stupid when I called Comcast & realized the reason my bedroom tv hasn’t had any sound for 2+ weeks (which means I’ve had NO Meredith Viera in the morning. Tragic!) because I bumped a button on my remote.* And then I picked up my shamed head and...
Me vs. The Pavement: The Beginning
After brunch this morning with a friend and her husband who are about to embark on a crazy exciting time in their life (a mission trip to Equador) I headed to the doctor for a regularly scheduled checkup. While there I decided to ask my doctor about the difficulty I’ve had with my weight loss, lately — hoping she’d give me some secret tip or some encouraging words to help me...
I Choose Love.
Valentine’s Day is a tricky one. You can let it eat you up a little bit inside. You can be jealous of all the mobile uploads on facebook of flowers delivered to work, all the statuses of dinners-made-just-for-me or romantic evenings planned down to the smallest detail. The snuggling, the mooshey-ness. The cards with the sweetest sayings, the endless I love yous. The endless amount of love...
After all, you can’t truly be happy if you’ve never known pain. You...– Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You
Friday Night Blues
Confessions About This Friday Night: 1) I had a dinner made entirely of carbs (rigatoni, garlic bread.) And a little meat sauce. Oops. Yes, it was probably partly pity-food (after this ridiculously long/frustrating day) and part comfort food (see previous parentheses.) But tomorrow’s a new day. (And tonight is still the pity party. I also had a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Bar.) 2) While...
1.5 Pounds Forward, 2 Pounds Back.
Last week: Lost 1.5 Pounds. This week: Gained 2 !@*&!*(@! Frustrated doesn’t even begin to explain. But forward on I go.
Weighing My Options
Tomorrow is my Weigh-In Day. Even tho I did REALLY well this weekend, I’m nervous. What if I weigh in tomorrow and find out I’ve gained? What if I log in & see I’ve stayed the same? All that effort will have been…wasted. Or so it will feel like. So I am debating. Do I weigh in tomorrow - and risk being really discouraged? So discouraged… I might feel like giving...
One Twenty Five: My Reasons to RunTo lose weightTo... →
one-twenty-five: My Reasons to Run To lose weight To gain a healthy routine To lose the cellulite on my ass To gain confidence To lose the jiggle in my thighs To gain a new personal best To lose my ‘I am so lazy’ attitude To gain a guilt free day To lose stretch marks To gain arm definition To lose… Reason #2121 Why I ADORE her and her blog. And why she’s so inspiring.
The Definition of "Late 20s"
I’m currently being set up. As in… with a guy. For a date. Or something. Who knows. But apparently its starting. I’ve hit that age of desperation where Ive begun to get set up by people I know and love. “Everyone loves you & everyone loves him so WHO KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN?!?!” Or so I’m being told. So this is what being in your LATE 20s feels like....
So today I weighed myself this morning & saw I had lost 1.5 pounds. The nutritionist I met a few months ago told me to lose weight in a slow, healthy way - that between 1 and 2 pounds is what I need to shoot for each week. So I get it. 1.5lbs is right in the middle of that goal. I should be happy. But I’m really not. I only find it frustrating, because of how hard I worked. And because...
You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it...– Lee Iacocca
Hello. Have we met? My name is twice-a-day-gymer. Even tho I had a fantastic gym experience this morning, after work I decided to head back to the gym — to get in a little more quality time with that treadmill. After another run/walk session (22 minutes of runtime/10 minutes of walk), I packed it up and headed home. Where I am currently stuffing my face with fruits & veggies, in...
This morning, I didn’t want to go to the gym. At alllllllllll. I didn’t have to be at work til 1:30 but the bed was just so warm and I was so tired and lets just face it - I’m not good when it comes to dealing with cold. Even at 9:30 in the morning. Even tho I had a blissful 8 hours sleep. But the guilt of going and the goal I’ve set ahead of me to run at (hopefully) the...
The Kinds of People You Can Date →
…aka the kinds of people we have all dated. And thats okay. The lines I found the most powerful/spoke to me the most. The lines that explain where I’ve been - at one point or another. “You might be smarter than them, have more warmth, empathy and intuition, but somehow you’ll end up feeling like the inadequate one.” —B. That bastard jerk. “After a few months,...
selfstyled asked: How much do you love me? :D