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Blog Profile / Starling Fitness

Filed Under:Health / Fitness
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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

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Today Is Another Day To Make Yourself Proud

I saw this motivational poster on Fitness, Health, And Confidence and I really love it. It reads: Today is another chance to make yourself proud. When I am feeling like a worthless slug, I forget that it only takes a few, small accomplishments to feel like a superhero. Seriously, the difference between feeling like a [...]

The Pain I Endure

I saw this motivational poster from Fit Facts today and it made me sad. It reads: The pain I endure became the pleasure that I constantly crave. I REMEMBER that pleasure and I miss it. When I was running before, however, I didn’t have the problems that I’m having right now. Even a long walk [...]

Fitbit Flex: A Long Cry From BodyBugg

Back in 2005, I first heard about BodyBugg, which used a accelerometer to track body movements and make calorie adjustments for the day on a computer system. I wrote about it here: Starling Fitness: Bodybugg – Weight Management On Your Arm My evaluation of these kinds of systems was pretty negative: In the end, a [...]

Sci Show: Fecal Transplants and Obesity

Here is a Sci Show from February 2012 that talks about the reasons for obesity. It boils down to MANY factors that are simply out of your hands: Not getting enough sleep Climate control Many people quit smoking Exposure to industrial chemicals Genetics Fecal bacteria They did an episode with more information about fecal transplants [...]

Hungry for Food, Not Packaged Poison

When I saw this episode of Vampire Diaries, I laughed my face off at this scene: “You said you were hungry.” “For food, not packaged poison.” I thought to myself, I should make an animated GIF of that, but thankfully, She is electric, can I be electric too? did it for me! The truth of [...]

The Perfect Fit For Every Body? Shame On You, NIKE!!

I was at Dillards the other day and I saw this display. I needed some workout clothes, so I wandered over there to see what they had. Unfortunately, the “Large” size that they had couldn’t have been bigger than a size 12. Shame on you, Nike! I have had this problem with them before and [...]

What Happens If You Go Without Water?

You can survive for a LONG time without food, depending on your fat stores, but you can only last a couple of days without water. What happens when you do? This video from SciShow explains the gory details. Most diets recommend that you drink 6-8 glasses of water a day to keep hydrated, which is [...]

The Blerch: Why I Run

The Oatmeal is a great comic that has been around for a long time. He wrote about why he runs here: The Oatmeal – The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons I Run Long Distances His most inspiring entry is about The Blerch: He wrote: Marathon runners often describe a phenomenon known as “hitting the wall.” They [...]

What Happens When You Stop Eating?

The SciShow has another great show about what happens when you stop eating: It might sound great to just be burning fat constantly, but the irritability and the inability to think clearly is horrible. I have enough fat stores that I probably could go for a LONG time without food, but every essence of my [...]

The Skinny on Obesity

This video from the University of California has been so helpful to me. This quote from episode four really helped me give up the shame of being fat. No one can exert willpower over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute of every day of every year. No one chooses obesity. Obesity chooses them. [...]

Refeeding: A Treatment for Obesity?

“I’m hungry all the time. I think about food all the time.” I was lamenting to Mike, my husband, about why it’s so hard for me to follow my program for more than an hour or so. “That’s because there is something the matter with your brain. For whatever reason, it tells you that you’re [...]

The Hardest Battle

I saw this quote on work sweat achieve. It reads: The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you are now and who you want to be. I liked it so much that I made a motivational poster of it with Ali from The Biggest Loser, because she is still so [...]

Lazy and Dead Sooner

I absolutely adore Something Positive and I have been reading the online comic since the beginning so many years ago. Every day, Randy writes some pithy remark in the tiny signature line at the bottom of the comic. Today’s comic is no exception, but it made me think hard about things: something positive: Casting Call [...]


Apparently, on Twitter the hashtag #FatShamingWeek is trending and a bunch of really mean tweets are associated with them. I could go on an on talking about this and HAVE in the past, but this video from Meghan Tonjes is so succinct that I thought I’d share it with you. I love her: You have [...]

The Men Who Made Us Thin

This show is brilliant. It takes away all my hope that I will ever be thin, but it is brilliant. Here is episode 2: Via: Fat Head » The Men Who Made Us Thin

No Lunks: Whatever That Means…

I love this commercial for Planet Fitness. Here is the guy version: I don’t know what “No Lunks” means, but I’m pretty damn familiar with gymtimidation. I really have never recovered from the Bosu Ball Incident. It seems crazy to me that I am still shellshocked from something that happened nearly ten YEARS ago! I [...]

The Men Who Made Us Thin: Episode 1

This show is brilliant. It takes away all my hope that I will ever be thin, but it is brilliant. Via: Fat Head » The Men Who Made Us Thin

Don’t Let Comparison Steal Your Joy

That ARThletic Girl posted a couple of images (one of which she drew herself) with the motto: Don’t let comparison steal your joy. This is what she said: This has recently become my life motto. I find that comparing myself and my life to other people is dangerous for my self esteem. Sometimes it does [...]

PostSecret Fat Judge

Last Sunday, this postcard from PostSecret was posted and I thought it was particularly insightful. It reads: Being FAT is like having your most humiliating “SECRET” visible for the world to SEE and JUDGE. It’s true. For years, I’ve assumed that I can’t hide the fact that I’m fat, so I’m not going to try [...]

Just Stick With It

I adore this image that I found on Funeral For My Fat! It reads: Just stick with it… what seems so hard now will one day be your warm up. I feel like I need to print up a bunch of these on little stickers and give one to myself after each workout.

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