Category Archives: Fitness

A Big Girl Rant: Personal Trainers

Okay, this really isn’t a RANT, its more like a random thought… here goes! I was chatting with some of my (skinny) girlfriends over brunch the other day, “complaining” about how and when men choose to approach us. One of my girls brought up a situation where a trainer at her gym was bothering her each week, insisting on giving her free training sessions. A few of the other girls chimed in with similar stories. As they went on and on about turning down personal training sessions, I realized that this was something I had never experienced. Aside from a crazy stalker who almost followed me into the women’s locker room when I was a member of Bally’s, I have…

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I’ve Been “Outed” as Fat!!

I jumped out of the shower, and danced down the hallway to my bedroom. I had just purchased a new shade of eyeshadow, Beyonce was blaring from my speakers and my curling iron was heating up next to a glass of wine… I was going out! It had been ages since Dana and I been to any clubs on The Scene. Tonight we were going to DIVAS and I was ready to dance and get my mind off of Jeremy. As I snapped my fingers and hummed along with Beyonce, my phone rang. It was my best friend, Adam. “Hey, do you have plans tonight?” My stomach tightened a bit. Adam and I had been friends since forever, I told…

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I Relapsed on Mexican Food: The Craziest Diet I’ve Ever Tried (Part Three)

I stepped off the plane at LAX, pulled my over sized sunglasses down over my eyes and began to maneuver my Diane Von Furstenberg luggage through the terminal. I was in California for a family reunion, and I was stoked! I was also nervous, since this would be my first time traveling while doing the WMP (Weight Management Program). I stepped out into the warm California air and a few minutes later my parents and sisters pulled up in the car. After five sets of hugs and kisses, my Dad grabbed my luggage and put it in the trunk while the rest of us piled back into the car. As we pulled out into the stream of traffic, my Dad…

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A Big Girl Rant: December!

December has always been a difficult month for me. Not because of all the holiday goodies I have to avoid, but because its the end of another year… where I haven’t met my weight loss goals. Every December I map out a master plan to trim down significantly in six months, just in time for my June birthday, and every June, I am disappointed with my progress– So what gives? What’s worse is to reflect on the 10-20 pounds I have lost and regained all year. If I added up all the times I’ve lost the same TEN pounds this year, only to gain them back– I’ve probably lost at least 30 pounds! So I guess the question is, what…

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Dating on a Diet: Is he worth the calories?

Autumn in New York makes me want to be in love…. So, when I checked my online dating account and saw that I had a message from a guy named Steve, it was perfect timing. I could tell Steve was creative from his online profile which said he was into things like punk rock, doo wop and that he collected vinyl records. He had one photo, which was an angular close-up of his face, showing his big brown puppy dog eyes through black framed glasses. After a few emails back and forth, Steve and I began talking on the phone. He was from London originally and I loved listening to his accent. We chatted easily, and soon he asked me…

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The Craziest Diet I’ve Ever Tried (part two)

I stepped onto the digital scale and watched the digits roll around a bit until they settled on a number, I winced a little and looked away. I had taken off my cowboy style belt because it was heavy and would have added to my weight, but now that small amount I had shaved off seemed pointless. The nurse gave me a big smile and scribbled the number down. “This is the beginning!” she said. And she was right, it was. I had signed up and paid for this medically supervised Weight Management Program (WMP) and there was no where to go but up… or down rather, in weight. After being weighed and a conversation with the doctor who ran…

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The Craziest Diet I’ve Ever Tried (Part One)

It was a rainy Spring day as I sat in Dr. L’s office. Dr. L was an endocrinologist at the largest Upper East Side medical facility in New York. After she went over my results, she glanced down at my feet. “Cute boots,” she said. “Thanks,” I murmured. They were bright orange rubber rain boots with cute little white flowers. A drag queen had given them to me the year before. Usually I would jump right into the random “only in New York” story behind the shoes, but I couldn’t. I was too busy trying to maintain composure despite the lump in my throat. This was a new doctor, but these weren’t new results…. She had run so many tests,…

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“Skinny Bitches”

I walked into the gym the other day and was surprised to find a camera man filming on the cardio floor. I found an elliptical machine behind him, so I wouldn’t be filmed during my session. As I began pedaling in place, a woman in a suit walked up to me with an index card in her hand. “Hi, my name is Stacy. I’m with CBS news” “Um… hi” “We’re doing a story based on a recent study that was released saying that some women are less likely to work out as hard when they are working out next to ‘skinny bitches’. You know, those model types that don’t need to be here,” she said. “So could I ask you…

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