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The Tortoise and the Hare: A Fable Revisited

I’ve been wearing this turtle necklace lately to remind me that “Slow and Steady Wins The Race.” The more I think about the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, however, the more I think that everyone got the moral of the story wrong. If you are unfamiliar with the fable of The Tortoise and [...]

Don’t Give Up

I needed a good motivational picture of a girl running with the words “Don’t Give Up” on it for my wall in front of my treadmill. I made one for myself, so here it is for you as well. If you click on it, you can get the full-sized version. I found the picture on [...]

Yonanas: Free Ice Cream Treats

On Weight Watchers, you can eat as much fruit as you want for “free.” Zero points for fruit. That has been a drastic change in my diet because I have been eating low carb for the last year off and on (mostly off), so fruit feels like a decadent treat to me. Not nearly as [...]

The Secret of Change

I love this quote I found on Week in Review. – tk(o). It reads: The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Socrates Now, I don’t know if Socrates actually said that or if it’s a misquote, but I truly need to [...]

Tricia Kelly’s Total Body Transformation

I saw this photo on Instagram Fitness. After a little research, I found that it’s a photo of Tricia Kelly (tkofitatx) on Twitter and she also has a website called tk(o).. It took her four years, but now she is a hard and lean Cross-Fit Lovin’ Machine! Congratluations, Tricia! Keep up the good work! You’re [...]

All They Care About Is You

I saw this awesome quote on Funeral for My Fat they other day and it made me feel so good. It reads: “Whenever you feel sad just remember that there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.” This quote is attributed to Will Ferrell, but it doesn’t look [...]

The Suzy Chapstick Workout

I truly enjoyed Retrospace’s tribute to the The Suzy Chapstick Workout. It gets more and more hilarious the further they delve into the book until poor Suzy is doing exercises like The Rover. I wonder if the Insanity workout that people are oohing and aahing over right now will seem as silly in thirty years.

Habits And Air

I found another good little story in that book I found at a estate sale last month: Habits influence the character, as air currents influence an airplane, and whether the habits speed us on the way of our wishes or retard our progress, their effect is not the less important because they sometimes are imperceptible. [...]

BOYCOTT Abercrombie & Fitch

When I heard that Abercrombie and Fitch made XL and XXL sizes in men’s clothing, but the largest size in women’s is a 10, I about blew a gasket. Business Insider: Abercrombie & Fitch Refuses To Make Clothes For Large Women Their nearly naked male models made me uncomfortable enough to avoid the store before, [...]

You’re Fat. Get Over It. I STILL LOVE YOU!

This postcard from PostSecret is touching AND insensitive. It reads: You’re fat. Get over it. I STILL LOVE YOU! You can change if you want. If someone wrote this to me, I don’t know how I would feel about it. Part of being able to change something is accepting it. I know that. I also [...]

Don’t Be Fast, Greasy or Fake

I love this motivational poster from Funeral For My Fat. It reads: You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, greasy or fake. Now, I might have to argue with the “greasy” part because healthy oils are ESSENTIAL, but surely, don’t be fast or fake, in real life or in your diet.

The Same Old Weeds

I found a little religious book at an estate sale a few weeks ago. While most of the little stories don’t have much to say to me, this one did: Two men became neighbors in a new housing development. Both men worked long hours removing the weeds from his new back yard. Then one was [...]

PostSecret: I Hate People Who Successfully Lose Weight

This postcard from PostSecret tells us all something we already knew. It reads: I hate people who successfully lose weight. Yeah, I know you do. You want to know why? It’s because you hate YOURSELF. If you were at your goal weight, you wouldn’t be trying to pull down everyone in their lives who were [...]

Fitnessive: A New Tumblr to Follow

A special thanks to Funeral For My Fat for posting this motivational poster. It reads: People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. More importantly, the poster came from a Tumblr called Fitnessive. I found a TON of great motivational posters there and immediately started following [...]

How Home Workouts Work

The always entertaining Jenna Marbles did a funny video showing how her home workouts “work.” If you have trouble working out at home, then a gym membership might be the best thing for you, or even taking a walk (or run) outside. I actually prefer to workout at home where no one can see me, [...]

Zombies, Run 2

The new version of Zombies, Run has finally arrived! You can see it here: Zombies, Run! 2 on iPhone Zombies, Run 2 on Android They made a pretty cool commercial for it here: I love this game so much that it doesn’t really feel like exercise when I do it. I can’t wait to hear [...]

Weight Watchers ActiveLink System Requirements

I’ve been gone from WW for about two years, and things have changed a bit. One of the more exciting changes is ActiveLink. It’s a little accelerometer that tracks your daily movement just like BodyBugg, except it’s WAY smaller. The only reason I was enticed by it was because it promises to make things easier. [...]

Back to Weight Watchers

Almost three months ago, I had a freak out because I realized my weight was up to 220.9. Starling Fitness – Fitness, diet, and health weblog » 220.9 Since then, I have tried to lose the weight on my own. I used Lose It! and had a lot of support on that website, but I [...]

Running: Feels Like Dying, Then You’re Reborn

I love this image that I saw on work sweat achieve. It reads: Running. First, you feel like dying. Then, you feel reborn. It usually takes about a twenty minute workout for me to feel that good feeling. That’s the shortest run I can do and get that good feeling. I don’t know about the [...]

Say No Thanks to Junk

I love this tweet from Tara Stiles. It reads: It’s all in the food. Eat better, feel better, never get sick, have a great mood, loads of energy, and look fantastic. #saynothankstojunk The thing that really caught my eye was the hashtag, “Say No Thanks to Junk.” It is so hard for me to do [...]

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