February 11th, 2010
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Hi, I just started following you and I really think you're inspiring to many. I've been trying to lose 25 pounds but it really isn't working out, I was wondering if you could tell me just some basic stuff on how to get rid of the pounds before the summer :) (plus I think your blog layout is really cool )
Anonymous

Thank you for such kind words! The blog layout you can find in the tumblr layouts, as sadly I’m no computer whiz and didn’t design it myself.  I like simple, classic things (ps anyone out there wanna design me a pretty website? You’ll be my bff forever!).

Hmm tips to lose some weight? Well firstly, **insert disclaimer here about how this is like the blind leading the blind, as I know nothing,** BUT with that being said, things I’ve learnt

  • You can get fat from eating healthy food.  I know this, because I’ve done this. No lie.  Portions play the biggest role in the battle against flubber. Those extra asparagus sticks count.
  • You can get skinny sitting on the couch and fat from running a marathon.  It comes down to nutrition, which I think is about 80% of weight loss, 10% exercise and 10% genetics
  • Alcohol hates you and wants to make you fat
  • Buying smaller size clothes for ‘motivation’ doesn’t work, you need to get the motivation from within. How? Every person is different.
  • Fruit can make you fat
  • There are no shortcuts
  • One bad meal a week can and will ruin an entire healthy week, your body is working against you, it wants to store fat.
  • No body else can do this for you
  • If you’re making excuses you haven’t fully committed.

Hmm, that’s all I got off the top of my head.  Mostly it’s about not being stupid.  Weight loss = exercise + eating right.   If you’re not losing weight, you’re doing something wrong. Fix it. Your body is not one-of-a-kind, it can’t defy gravity, if you’re not losing weight you’re eating too much.

OMIGOSH that all sounds so harsh, know I was talking to myself as I typed that. Hope something helps you! Good luck on your journey!

E

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February 11th, 2010
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BOO to work blocking tumblr! Isn't there a way to email posts in though?

And congrats on the weight loss! I know it's a small step to where you want to be, but I still think you should celebrate where you can :)

Ahh thank you! Yes, only 1/2 way there, eeek!

I can’t email posts from work (so sad!) because all my emails are read by HR, ALL. OF. THEM. It sucks.  And as I don’t have access to gmail, yahoo etc. I’ll have to do it from my phone.

Sigh, this is so sad. Booourrrrns! I said boourns!

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February 11th, 2010
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If you need to get your posting fix you can always send quick updates via your cellphone. I've worked in finance for awhile and the big firms always block the good website. Ugh, work/life balance anyone? <3 G'luck

OMG I NEED to do this! I went into tumblr-withdrawal today. ha! I’m so lame, I know.  I think I may upgrade my bb to the new one in order to be able to post from work and take decent photos…  or maybe the iPhone… decisions, decisions….

thanks for the tip!

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February 11th, 2010
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Hello there,

I was just wondering if you have been on this weight loss journey for an actual year because I'm a bit confused. Your first journal entries are from like Feb 09 and now it's Feb 10. You've lost 30 lbs, which is amazing but I was just wondering if something slowed you down or something. I'm not trying to discredit you in anyway, losing weight slowly is the best because you're more likely to keep it off, but you've stayed at 160, so I'm just wondering if there is a reason for it. Unless you want to stay at 160, because if so, kudos to you! I'd love to be at 160!

Yup, I hit 165 way-back-when and pretty much just plateaud. Reasons why?

  • I moved downtown
  • I moved downtown and started drinking copious amounts
  • I moved downtown and started drinking and eating copious amounts
  • I moved downtown and started drinking and eating copious amounts and never took my lunch to work (until recently)
  • I moved downtown and started drinking and eating copious amounts and never took my lunch to work (until recently) and I ate out a lot with friends.
  • I moved downtown and started drinking and eating copious amounts and never took my lunch to work (until recently) and I ate out a lot with friends and I started to eat my feelings.

Those are pretty much the main reasons.  Also, my first post was Feb 1st.  I used to be called (1. fatty.tumblr.com, 2. treesinameadow.tumblr.com 3. onetwentyfive.tumbrl.com, 4. thepinkcookie.tumblr.com, and finally one-twenty-five.tumblr.com) I know, what a nightmare that was, but I know my archives look like I started later, but I did infact start Feb 1 (I reblogged everything from myself).  If you see discrepancies in weight it’s because I switched scales.

Thanks :)

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February 11th, 2010
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So are you counting calories (even loosely) with the new 'eat clean' plan or are you only just eating foods on their approved foods list?

Nope, not counting calories at all. Just eating what the book says I can.  I’ve counted calories once in my life and HATED it, and I think that was my downfall on Weight Watchers - I was too lazy (yes.. I was *that* lazy) to write everything down and record it.  This new system works really well for me.

Ps Meghan, I’m always uber impressed with your calorie-counting posts! I could never do that, so kudos to you my dear!

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February 11th, 2010
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I am so impressed with how you prepare all of your food for the day, pack it up in tupperware, and haul it off to work to ensure you have a healthy day! How long does it take to prepare and pack everything up?

Good question, and the answer is surpsing…

Not.
That.
Long.

Whoa.

It’s true! It takes me about 10minutes (maybe 15 if I cook chicken) to prepare everything.  I bought a few sets of tupperware too so I couldn’t use the excuse, ‘no clean tupperware,’  I have a great system and it’s really helped me stay on track!

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February 11th, 2010
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This isn't really a question, but rather a suggestion: Adding a spoonful of canned pumpkin to apple-cinnamon oatmeal (or just plain oatmeal with cinn. and a tiny bit of sugar) makes it a lot more filling and tasty.
Another excellent, filling add-in: a grated tart apple with cinnamon and ginger. Add the apple before cooking. Soooo good.
Anonymous

Thanks for the suggestion! I’m not a huge “cinnamon” person though, but for others out there who may see this… enjoy!

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February 11th, 2010
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I just wanted to let you know that I think it's the same person bothering you about the oatmeal thing, and I think it's because she thinks she's the almighty weight loss resource person, but her weight hasn't budged, so I think she's jealous of you. Keep up the good work! Eat whatever the heck you want as long as YOU are happy.
Anonymous

Ahh thank you for such kind words, I’m not too sure about it being the same person, I’ve lost track of all this oatmeal talk, I appreciate people trying to help, but like you said… eating my two packs of oatmeal for breakfast (1 flavoured, 1 plain) makes me a happy gal, so that’s just what I’m doing :)

Thanks for the comment!

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February 11th, 2010
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You wouldn't really even need "steel cut oats". You could try plain rolled or a non-flavored variety and add slivered almonds (protein!) or walnuts for crunch and flavor and maybe a quick squeeze of honey for sweetness.

and my question is, how are you doing with your trainer? Still seeing him/her? How's that working (worked) out?
Anonymous

Thanks for the breakfast advice, I feel one could start an entire blog on, “Fuck Yeah! Oatmeal,” as it’s definitely a hot topic around here :)

I “fired” my trainer for several reasons (kinda lazy, didn’t motivate me, wouldn’t accommodate my schedule, made me feel like I was going to die if I missed 1 workout), BUT I got a new Trainer, I met him yesterday  and I wasn’t really a fan (he doesn’t run and I could tell he didn’t care about running or even understand it (umm hello! a marathon = a big deal), and he was super quiet and didn’t seem to talk much, whereas I talk a lot).  My first session with him is Saturday at 11:30am…. I’ll post about it after…

Thanks for asking!

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February 11th, 2010
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O.k, actually leaving now!

Byeeeeeeeeee

*as I mumble hateful things towards The Bank for blocking tumblr at work*

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Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!



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