whiski_sour: (milkshake)
I've got another job interview on Wednesday, this time at The Limited. The job I applied for is floorset, which works after hours. However, it turns out that gig only works for about 8 hours every two weeks. The lady I spoke with asked if I'd like to be considered for floor associate, too.

Sure.

Just don't hold it against me that I can't fit into any of the clothes you sell.

It's also going to be a group interview. The lady I spoke with said there'd be about four other girls interviewing with me.

This is going to be fun.

I might not get this job, but I'm going to have a good time trying. I can already tell.
whiski_sour: (stay classy)
Last February I developed a new fitness routine based on the Body Block shown on Fit TV. I'd do the Monday dances, the Tuesday kickboxing/sculpt/pilates, and the Thursday Bollywood dance. On Wednesdays I'd do my own belly dancing routine and on Fridays, I'd do my own yoga routine. Despite the fact that my pants are still too tight, I liked the routine and felt like it worked for me.

I should have known that my nice routine would be short lived.

Because Oprah took over Discovery Health to form her own network, a bunch of Discovery Health programming got shifted to Fit TV and my Body Block is no more. Now they show it at 5 in the morning and that's it. Apparently, Oprah was misinformed and in fact, not everyone in the US owns one of them there fancy DVRs.

So now I'm doing my best to keep my routine by doing a lot of the routines from memory and upping the intensity when I can.

What makes this sting worse is that this problem was caused by a woman that is all about weight-loss and fitness.

In lucky news, I won another free ticket on my scratch offs. This brings my winning ticket total to six. I'm a little worried, though, because up until now I've been getting two tickets. I hope getting just one won't mess up the lucky winning mojo.

Of course, if I win the Mega Millions tonight, I won't worry about it.
whiski_sour: (strained)
I started a new workout routine today. As much as I like doing yoga and belly dance (and I'm hoping I can work them back in at some point), it's just not cutting it anymore, not since I managed to, after I quit smoking, gain back so much of the weight I lost. I felt the need to amp it up.

So now I'm doing half of this Body Block thing they've got running on Fit TV in the mornings. I'm sticking to the shows with dance workouts or more cardio focused routines. I've watched most of the shows and some of them are nothing more than fat people torture.

I did my first workout this morning, Hip Hop Cardio. From one half hour, I learned three important lessons:

-Oh, yeah, I can feel the weight I put back on big time.
-It didn't kill me nearly as badly as I thought it would, but it's just the first day. Check back at the end of the week.
-I'm too white for hip hop dance moves to come naturally to me.

I'm really hoping that this will be the jumpstart I need to get some of the weight back off and get back into a fit state of mind.

I need my body to match my ego again.
whiski_sour: (Default)
I was worried that when I quit smoking that I would gain weight. That tends to happen when smokers quit. And since this summer I was struggling with my exercise program due to various injuries and whatnot, I knew it was definitely a possibility.

A possibility that was confirmed today.

We can't trust the bathroom scale because it's not sure if it's on Earth, Jupiter, or the moon. Your weight can fluctuate thirty pounds in ten minutes depending on where in the house the scale is and the time of day. So I go by how my clothes fit and just by that, I knew I'd gained some weight, but I didn't think it was too much. Nothing I couldn't get rid of as soon as I got my exercise schedule back on track and amped it up a little.

Yeah, no.

I went to put on a pair of pants today that I haven't worn since last winter. When I wore them last winter, they were pretty loose. I could take them off without unbuttoning them and I was always hiking them up.

Today, when I went to put on these same pants that were six months ago falling off my ass, I could hardly get them on. In fact, I only got them on for the grace of a God that loves sight gags.

It's just very disheartening knowing how hard I worked for how long I worked to get to the point I was and then realizing that I just kicked my own ass so far back in only a few months.

It's going to take a lot of work just to get back to where I was, but I'm willing to do it. I refuse to go back to where I was and I'm just pigheaded enough to make sure I don't.

But for today, I wallow in self-pity and eat Halloween candy. I'll go back on yogurt tomorrow.
whiski_sour: (milkshake)
After the holidays and getting sick derailed my exercise routine, I'm determined to get back into it this week.

I've been belly dancing for a year now. I'm happy that despite injuries and whatnot I've kept up with it. I really like doing it and it hit me today as I was doing a move that I thought was easy and did pretty well that I'm doing it really well now.

Shimmies and certain hip moves still give me trouble, but I'm still improving on them the more I practice.

My weight has pretty much remained constant the past year, but I can feel that between the belly dancing, the yoga, and the situps that my core strength is improving, which is something I wanted. I don't care if people can see my rock hard abs, I just want to have them.

The one thing I really need to work on is my cardio. The belly dancing provides that, but I'm going to have to start doing it longer so I can build that up a bit more.

All in all, I have to say that I'm not doing badly for a fat girl.

210 pounds, babies. I make it look good.
whiski_sour: (milkshake)
After being thwarted on several occasions trying to use my Kohl's gift cards for capri pants, I gave up and used them to buy a couple of pairs of jeans, which came yesterday.

I bought them a size smaller than my capri pants (they're the same brand) as my capri pants fall off my ass much to Carrie's amusement. I tried them on and thought they were a little tight. Carrie informed me that, no, they are not tight. The unfamiliar feeling I was experiencing was wearing jeans that FIT.

I will take her word for it as she knows more about clothes than I do.

So I guess I now wear a size 16W instead of an 18W. Not bad for a chick who fluctuates between 206 and 210, huh? Yeah.

You know what's even better? Being out of work before guaranteed weight gain for me. I haven't had a day job since February and though I really haven't lost any weight, I haven't gained any either. To me, that's better than losing weight. It means I'm doing something right. I'll gladly stay a 16W for the rest of my life if it means I'll never be a 22W again.

And you know what else? I make 16W look good, babies. I make it look good.
whiski_sour: (wtfx4)
The casting call for Stargate: Universe has gone out (do I have to fucking tell you this link holds spoilers?).

All I can say is...there better be crack with this show or I'm gonna have to find something else to do on Friday night. Like date. 'Cause this casting call just hits me as shit.

Of course, I don't know how things work; this could just be a very crude generalization. Things could change I'm sure.

But, I've got to know...why must all the girls be pretty? One is described as beautiful and the other is described as sexy. Seriously, are there no fat scientists? Or chubby ones? (Obviously, I'm excluding the males here). What about ones that look good after a few drinks? Or ones that won't look good even after alcohol poisoning?

All the skinny, pretty people are boring me. There needs to be more people on TV who are just so-so or sometimes they're cute and sometimes they're not or downright ugly. C'mon. Make interesting.

But, then again, I guess I should be happy that there are no fat girls in space. Nobody wants to see another fat girl stereotype. Even explosions and gun fights don't make that better.

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