Category Archives: Fitness

Are Fat People Expected to Die Unexpectedly?

Remember when Amy Whinehouse died and we all assumed Overdose? I’m starting to realized that when overweight people die everyone assumes Fat. Saturday afternoon, I took an intense boot camp class at my gym. The teacher was a kind of gruff woman with eight pack abs and tattoos on her stomach. She worked us really hard and by the end of the class we were drenched in sweat. The last 15 minutes of the class were dedicated to abs and stretching. As we lay on our mats doing crunches in all sorts of crazy positions, she began to update the class on her search for online colleges, then she began to talk about current events. “Can you believe Heavy D.…

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Weight Loss: Good and Bad News….

The Good News: I’ve lost 25 pounds. The Bad News: I’ve lost 25 pounds. When I started focusing more on weight loss earlier this year, I wanted to lose 60 pounds before 2012 came. Now its November 2011 and while I’ve lost 25 pounds and that’s awesome… I can’t help feeling like I’m failing to some degree. I know that maintaining a loss is an accomplishment, but I think I need a jolt into weight loss mode again. Over the past 2 months I’ve seen the scale tip down to where I’d lost 30 pounds but it crept back up to 25. I don’t know if I’m not as serious, strict or if I need to change what I’m doing…

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Weight Loss & Aunt Flow

Last month, I was tweeting about how my period always catches me by surprise. I’ll find myself on the verge of tears for no reason or super frustrated with a friend and then in a moment of clarity, I’ll check my period tracker on my iPhone and see that Aunt Flow is due t arrive any moment… then my craziness all makes sense! Unfortunately, my emotions aren’t the only thing that shifts drastically once a month… I stepped on the scale yesterday morning and BOOM I had gained three pounds… literally over night! I racked my brain for any hidden calories in my meals over the past few days and I had been pretty good in my eating. I had…

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The Fresh Diet: Easy & Uncomplicated

  Waking up to find a days supply of freshly made meals on my doorstep has been pretty awesome. As I mentioned before, I was given a free trial of The Fresh Diet, a food delivery program that provides healthy foods in appropriate portions. I was using The Fresh Diet to shake things up in my weight loss journey. As a single girl I was getting into a bit of a cooking rut and the idea of having delicious meals without prepping, chopping, cooking them myself was too good to pass up. The Fresh Diet allows you to select your meals for each day (they have over 400 meal options), but I opted to let them select meals for me.…

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The Fresh Diet

As many of you know, I’m on a mission to lose some weight. So far I’ve lost close to 30 pounds (woot! woot!) by eating well and spending lots of time in the gym. While I keep my workouts varied, when it comes to my eating I’m getting bored! I’m a good cook, but right now its just me, I don’t have a husband/kids to cook for. Out of convenience, my life can sometimes become a merry-go-round of microwave meals at work and then easy cooking for dinner. I’ve been trying to shake things up with my eating by trying one new recipe a week and that’s been helpful and fun. Last week, I was approached with a new opportunity…

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Am I… Athletic?

Before I jump into this post, I need to do a bit of blog housekeeping: 1.) If you’ve sent me an email over the past few weeks, I WILL respond, I promise… I’m not ignorning you,  things have just been very hectic for me. 2.) The winner of the Sweet Valley Confidential/Skinny Tees/Happy Feet Giveaway never emailed me to claim her prize, so I’m offering the pack to “REGRACHE”  If you want the prize pack, email me ASAP (I also want to know what the name of your dog is haha) 3.) I’m doing a giveaway on Twitter this week. Its a $50 giftcard to Figuresque. To enter, just tweet “Want to win a $50 gift card? Follow@thebiggirlblog, @Figuresque on…

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The Elephant In The Room… Is Me?!

I had just sat down at my desk with my favorite 3pm snack. A Fuji apple (sliced) and a bag of 100 calorie popcorn (kettle corn, actually). I wiggle my mouse to awaken my screen and just as I toss a few popcorn kernels into my mouth one of my coworkers walks by my desk. “Why are you eating THAT?!” she shrieks. “What do you mean?” I ask slowly. “That’s not good for you…” she wags her finger. “Its 100 calories,” I reply flatly. This particular coworker has been watching my weight loss like a hawk since January. “You’re doing good!” she’ll tell me when she sees my healthy lunches. Of course, she thinks she can understand what I’m going…

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Have You Lost Weight?

As I continue to work towards dropping the pounds, I’m realizing that the scale isn’t the only way to tell if I’ve lost weight. We all know that sometimes the scale wont budge even when we’re doing everything right, so here are a few things I’d suggest doing to keep encouraged. Put a Ring on It! I have a ring that I’ve worn every day since I was 16. Lately the ring has started to turn on my finger. Its loose! Which means my fingers are getting smaller.   Buy a Belt I bought a belt when I began my weight loss attempts this year. Every time I put it on, I count how many loops in I’m wearing it.…

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Dating on a Diet: If I Were a Boy….

If I were a boy… Even just for a day… I’d roll outta bed in the morning Say “forget my morning workout” and go… Drink beer with the guys… Eat fries that curl… Eat hot wings when I wanted And I’d never get confronted for it. Cause fat wont stick to me… In February, Robert and I both hatched a plan. My plan was to eat more fruits and veggies, drink at least 32oz of water a day, hit the gym 4 days a week and bring my lunch to work. His plan was to stop drinking soda and eat salad for lunch once a week. We both followed through on our plans, I ordered light meals when we went…

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If I Were Skinny…

When I was a little girl I had all these grand plans for when I was skinny. I would get a boyfriend, wear designer clothes, etc. Of course as I got older I realized that those things can happen at any size. So my skinny goals have changed. Instead of fantasizing about living life to the fullest (I can do that as a Plus Size Princess), I fantasize about the little things in life. Example: If I were skinny, I would be able to wrap myself in a towel at the gym. The towels that they provide at the gym could probably wrap around… my thigh. They’re slightly smaller than hotel room towels (which I also despise). So the only…

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