idontgetrunnershigh: Party and Bullshit in the...
New York: $25 for $50 Groupon for The Running... →
I haven’t shopped at this Upper East Side-located running store so I don’t know how good it is, but I figure I’ll need socks and bars and other nonsense sometime in the future, so I picked one up. (Note that it’s just that location though.) This is not a sponsored post.
Do you have a reward?
Got a text from my sister the other day: “Um so I just bought myself the Michael Kors bag I said I would buy myself when I lost 15 pounds. Time to hold up my end of the deal!!” [Thumbnail sketch: My sister lost about 35 pounds in college and since then has been (from what I know) yo-yoing around 5 to 10 more than she would like. In the meantime she’s completed several triathlons...
Vegetables, how do they work?
Currently chowing down on some broccoli with parmesan and thinking about my weekend. It was fun, it was stressful, it was a little maddening at times… but it was great to see my family even though sometimes they drive me nuts. And I only got one TSA patdown, not even the new invasive kind! Strictly by healthy behaviors, the weekend was a mixed bag but offers some room for improvement. For...
MedPage Today: Online Behavioral Training Helps... →
Heck, I don’t need “computer-generated feedback,” I have a fitblr!
Atlantic Wire: In the War on Childhood Obesity,... →
(Via 365to30) Sure, Mrs. Palin, it would be really nice if all parents had the time, the discipline and the inclination to teach their kids how to eat healthily. But some don’t! Not because they’re bad parents necessarily, but they may be barely holding it together as it is. (As a non-parent myself, I sure as hell don’t know how it’s done.) We depend on schools to do a...
I firmly believe that every one of us has a “food script” – it could be an...– Dr. Ramani Durvasula (of “Thintervention,” apparently?)
Thank youuuuu (ooo ooo oooh)
I’m on West Coast time so we haven’t even popped the wine yet, but I just wanted to let you know that you’re all awesome and I appreciate you for pushing me to be a little bit better. I hope wherever you are, you are happy today.
Mental Floss: How Much Weight Do People Gain On... →
Less than a pound, says a study among college students at the University of Oklahoma. A New England Journal of Medicine study covering mid-November through January found that the mean difference was also about a pound. In both studies people who were already overweight gained more than those who weren’t.
My trusty peacoat, which fit at my highest weight, is so baggy now that I swear I can feel the wind whistling between it and my other layers. So after a trip to Mood Fabrics (yes really) I sewed a new line of buttons on it so it would fit more snugly. Success! I know that’s pretty Sewing 101 and it probably looks a little mutated when it’s open, but coats are expensive and...
Honestly, not to be too casual about it but I’m sick and I’m not taking this number seriously. I’ve been doing all the right things and I’m probably just retaining the fluids I’m using to rehydrate. If I attempt to use this excuse next week though, please come kick my ass. Nov. -5.2/ 2010 -30.8/ Total -71.2
Dallas Morning News: Leslie Brenner loses nearly... →
Extreme example of how you can lose weight without cutting any foods out… from someone who is professionally prevented from doing so. Sample tip at the end: “Go ahead, have a glass of wine.” OKAY IF YOU INSIST.
Given that I’m probably-but-definitely coming down with a cold right now, it was kind of a dumb idea to knock out 4 miles on the treadmill after work. But it’s what I wanted to do. I can spend the next 2 days making ass-prints in my office chair/ bed/ airplane seat, but tonight, orange-juice drinking games and the sniffly sleep of the content.
I’m taking twice the luggage I traveled with last year for Thanksgiving so I’ll have room for workout clothes and my running shoes. Sorry in advance for eating your overhead bin.
Runner's World: Scheduled Maintenance →
Even if you aren’t a runner this article is a GEM. It breaks down every week from this week to Christmas and what you should do to keep yourself on your health track (including food and stress-relief suggestions). The dates are a little off since it was published in 2006, but I’m definitely going to use it as a base to keep my head on straight.
NYRR Race to Deliver
4 miles, 41:34 (10:24 pace). 8:07 PR over the Holiday 4M last year. (That’s really the important stat.) I guess it’s kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy when you expect a race to suck, and then find no enjoyment in it whatsoever. I tried all my tricks to pull myself out of sulking, and none of them worked, and then I was like “HA HA I was right! This isn’t fun!” I...
Rosstraining: Pick Your Passion →
365to30: Great article about finding what keeps you going. If you’ve been reading this tumblog, you’ve seen me find and set several challenges for myself (in addition to the actual 365 workouts challenge) and I think this article covers a big reason why I do that… I renew my passions regularly. Passion for a day is never enough. You cannot ride the coattails of past passion and expect to find...
To be honest I’m not super excited about racing four miles in 37-degree weather tomorrow morning, but running races is what I do… so I’m making a new playlist so I can knock it out. Here’s my NSV for the day: I finally found a dress to wear to Thanksgiving/ various holiday to-dos. I am that person who will run around the night of the party complaining how I have...
So who wants to be Bad Touch Airport Buddies with...
Anyone flying through Denver on Wednesday, the 24th? Have layover, want company.
I told Twitter I was drunk, I told Foursquare I was drunk, I told Facebook I was...– My friend’s litany of digital regret after last night. I was not drunk which saved me the telling, but I think we can all relate.
I didn’t really expect her to touch my vagina through my pants,” said Kaya...– Pat-Downs at Airports Prompt Complaints - NYTimes.com (via doree) “Even passengers who submit to the new body scanners may be subject to a pat-down if the machine detects an anomaly.” This is what happened to me when I flew in October and it was not explained to me clearly at all....
Hanging with @losingweightinthecity
My body double is SO CONVINCING. She’ll never know I’m actually in my mom’s basement with my 85 cats!
Veggie Life: Reminder: NYC fitblr karaoke meetup! →
veggielife: Who wants to join me, 94Monkeys and WeightWasAGift for a fitblr karaoke meetup? Email me at veggielifecarrie[at]gmail[dot]com with what day/time tends to work best for you, and any location preferences (either karaoke bars you like, or neighborhood that’s most convenient.) Karaoke is pretty much the most fun thing in the world, and I want to share it with all of you! If you’ve...
Meal Planning: A Sort of How-To Guide →
Meal planning is one of my weaknesses but this blog post (by superstar PINKCOCONUT on SparkPeople — 90 pounds lost and a half-marathon gained) makes it seem so easy and effortless.
Numerous historians of the F.D.R. years have noted the abysmal meals at the...– “The First Kitchen: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Austerity Drive” by Laura Shapiro - The New Yorker
7.3M, ~1:28:00 (12:03 pace)
Why do my inner thighs hurt so much? That’s what she said! Full recap tomorrow — now I must work.
Our cultural relationship with food isn’t healthy, and the constant cries...– From a surprisingly nuanced take on “The Biggest Loser” by Zack Handlen of The A.V. Club.
Today I’m going to tell you my actual weight, because the only person I would actually rather die than tell is my mom and she doesn’t know what a Tumblr is. This morning I stepped on the scale and it read 162.4. I’ll save you the math: My highest weight, which I can barely write even now, was 235 pounds. My BMI was high enough to qualify me for gastric bypass if I had wanted one...
The Hairpin: Outdated Beauty Advice: You’ll Be... →
Collection of quotes from beauty and diet manuals of the past fifty years. Thinspo: not new. Self-hate: not new. The words change but the messages are the same.
The McRushmore →
tinespired: I wish it said how many calories this was because it’s that disgusting Only for you, tinespired! Running a few quick calculations, this monster burger contains 2,070 calories, 100 grams of fat, 33.5 grams of saturated fat, 300 milligrams of cholesterol and 5,090 grams of sodium. (It didn’t specify but I guessed from the photos that it was the Angus Bacon ‘n’...
Curves For Miles: Christmas Wish List 2010... →
curvesformiles: To not fuck over my exercise and healthy eating habits just cos I’ll be in a town that wants me fatter than a deep-fried Christmas turkey stuffed with oyster dressing. THIS.
I hear the real reason one-twenty-five is so happy is because her full name is E. Kate Middleton and she’s about to become a princess. I mean, she already said she lived in a castle, she didn’t show us her face for a long time (because she’s FAMOUS), she just moved (TO GET AWAY FROM THE PAPARAZZI??)… Plus, exhibit A, exhibit B. IS IT THE SAME COAT? Clearly they were just...
Future Workout Jams? →
Track 4 on the new Girl Talk album, “That’s Right,” mixes M.O.P.’s “Ante Up” first with “Single Ladies” and then with “Party In The USA.” SOLD!
NYC Half-Marathon registration ends tonight... →
Now no one go sign up so I can win the lottery Don’t forget, everybody!
Ryan Runs Europe →
Here’s a cool off-Tumblr read if you are having a slow day. I had dinner at a family friend’s this week and one of the guests was telling me about this guy who wrote a travel blog about how he ran across Europe last summer, so like a dork I filed it away and looked it up when I got home. The pictures and the stories are amazing! It’s good to be reminded to dream big dreams.