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Welcome to my blog. The purpose here is simple: to chronicle my thoughts, actions, plans, and goals in getting healthy in the year 2012. Feel free to look around and offer encouragement or suggestions.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ugh, men...

Being a woman is pretty awesome. We get to dress up, or dress down, or barely dress if we want and nobody seems to complain. We can wiggle out of some sticky situations with a small application of charm. People buy us stuff and vie for our attention. Nine times out of ten, if you ask me, I love being a woman. It's just, in my opinion, more fun. But every now and then I envy the male creature. This morning was one of those times. There's this guy who is there every morning working his butt off on the elliptical. I've been watching him for a couple months because of the fact that he goes so hard. I was trying to figure out how he does it every day without compromise. Anyway, I really saw him today without a machine blocking my view and this kid has lost half of himself! In like two months. And he was NOT a small dude. Don't get me wrong, he's still a little fleshy, but he's made some serious progress on the weight loss front. On one hand, great for him. On the other hand, I'm bitter. Not that he can help it...he's a man. It's just how they are designed. As a woman, I'm built to retain fat. Sad, but true. It's a prehistoric back up system to ensure I can nourish my infants during times of starvation, fat lot of good it's doing me now. Thanks Nature, good looking out. I'd love to have the ability to make a few small changes and see almost instant results. Would I trade that for the ability to charm my way out of traffic tickets? Maybe not.

1 comment:

  1. Ok I have finally read all of your blogs so I decided to commment here since this is the most recent. Most of this stuff you probably already know so just take heart you are not alone.

    1) Don't loose heart on plateaus. It may have nothing to do with your plan. Just stick too it and you will reach that hurtle.
    2) I love that even though you don't reach your goal you take pride in what you have accomplished. Way to stay on task!!!
    3) I personally love salads but I think you should have told him where he could shove his salad.
    4) I HATE HATE HATE exercise so if you find the secret to staying with it let me know.
    5) Weight training is good so that the weight you loose won't leave you flabby (think fat bastard from Austin Powers *shudder) though I share the same feelings about women muscles that you do.
    6) If you crave something it is better to give into the craving (very small portion) then trying to avoid it because it will just make it worse.
    7) Screw anyone who tries to tell you what you should and shouldn't eat because only you know what works best for you and it sounds like you are doing a fabulous job!!

    I will continue to try to stay update and give you all the support you need. Keep up the good work!!!

    Love you much,
    Alex

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