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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio with and without make up !
Also without: their hair professionally done, professional lighting, shadows and angles and the ever present usage of professional digital editing software such as Photoshop.
And guess what…they look NORMAL. Just like any other woman. Unless you get all of the above mentioned perks too, it’s not fair to compare yourself to manipulated photographs of normal looking women.
Use your eyes and see that what you’re killing yourself to look like is fake and manufactured beauty. Those women look just fine without all of the bullshit they do to make them deemed socially sexy. And so do you.
Lower weight is not the goal! Everyone needs to see this …muscle weighs more then fat and LOOKS 10 times better. This is why we shouldn’t obsess if our weight stays the same/fluctuates/increases for a bit when we are training hard. personally i don’t even pay attention to the scale much anymore. it can consume you.
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I hate the older pictures of myself which is why it is a pleasure to post pictures of how I look now. I think it’s fairly self explanatory that I also feel much much better!
So yeah this picture got put on the family holiday card. There was also a picture of my sister and her boyfriend. Oh well, I love the cat and I look cute!
Looking back at 2011 I spent the year laying a foundation for an awesome 2012. I regard 2011 as a time when I DID. I did what I set out to and did things that I had long wanted to but never got around to.
These accomplishments include:
I realize it may not sound healthy that a lot of my accomplishments center around my body, but I’ve spent years concentrating on my body in a negative way and am now beginning to appreciate what I see in the mirror.
What I want for myself in 2012 (resolutions and goals)
I have been using a Bodymedia Fit for over 6 months and love it. I have previously posted about the Bodybugg and the two devices are the same technology with different interfaces.
I prefer the Bodymedia Fit over the Bodybugg because I find the interface more intuitive and user friendly. Looking at the interface it is definitely directed towards women with pretty colors and so forth as opposed to the Bodybugg which is sold by 24 Hour Fitness.
When I sync the Bodymedia Fit to my computer it notifies me of achievements and personal bests. It also shows more nutrients beyond Calcium which is what you can enter in the Bodybugg interface. The only thing I would like to see would be a way to input nutrient information for recipes since that information is currently only compiled from items stored in Bodymedia’s database.
Neither the Bodybugg or Bodymedia Fit I have used have Bluetooth capabilities, but it does exist. If you have a Bluetooth Bodybugg or Bodymedia fit and a Bluetooth mobile device the product will interface and you can track your progress without the assistance of a computer. Both products have an optional digital display which will give you basic information such as calorie burn, steps, and historical information.
The Bodymedia Fit has amazing mobile applications. I have an android phone and an iPad so I’ve used both apps quite a bit. You can enter your foods, see where you are at consumption and burn wise (as long as you’ve synced or have Bluetooth), and if you have a Sprint android phone there is an ID pack o’widgets, as well to keep the tech g33k in me a happy gal.
* Originally posted on futrfitmeg.blogspot.com on February 25, 2011 *
Some of you have asked me what a Bodybugg is from my tweets. Well, it’s a magical device that you put on your arm and it measures your calorie burn via skin temperature and movement.
I believe it’s on its 3rd model, I had the first one and now have the second one. I first saw the device on The Biggest Loser and didn’t know what it was until I finally started hitting my local 24 Hour Fitness (sponsor of BL). Being a proud tech geek I knew I had to have one.
The device seems to be more accurate than a pedometer - I know that sometimes a pedometer would say I had walked a half mile before I even left the house. If anything, I’ve found I have to really pump my arms for steps to register which is why it doesn’t measure kettlebells or spin class / cycling well.
This thing is so great I think I can also see when I’m in REM sleep. I typically average 1.5 calories per minute completely sedentary and certain times at night it drops to 1.2 calories. Definitely good information and makes nerd-me squee with delight.
The current version will actually sync to your smartphone via bluetooth which is quite an upgrade. Actually, I know for sure they have an Android (<3) app and an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application to download. There’s also a web interface you can purcahse for a monthly fee and it will let you input foods and recipes to determine your calorie intake. Also in the web app you can see how many calories you burned (and when), your overall calorie surplus or deficit, and your steps and physical activity for the day with corresponding times. The nurition portion also breaks down your calorie consumption by carbs, fat, and protein and also shows where your consumption falls for the RDI of many things. As a Weight Watcher my biggest pet peeve with this is that it only shows carbs, fat, and protein for individual line items which makes it difficult to determine how much fiber was in each individual thing you consumed. The same unit is also produced by BodyMedia with a different web app. I don’t have the unit or subscription but the interface seems sleeker and it also analyzes your sleep. Jenny Craig seems to have a partnership with them to bring it to select members which I also think it pretty awesome.
Now I’m going to girl out on you here, I think the Bodymedia interface looks really pretty - it’s obviously marketed more towards women whereas the Bodybugg is marketed towards fitness people. Ok, done with that part… But seriosuly, if I were to upgrade to the newer model I think I might try out the BodyMedia one.
So is this for you? I say yes if you have the money to buy it, are active or are looking to be active, and if you love technology. The bottom line is whether you’re going to wear it and sync it. Even when I’m being naughty with my eating it’s good to see my calorie surplus laid out for me on the screen. This is ultimately a tool, it definitely won’t take the weight off of you by itself but it puts out a lot of valuable information for you to analyze your day and see where you may be able to add in more activity.
We are all only human and these are our biggest weight loss traps!
You could easily call these the seven deadly sins of weight loss as well. I learned them after losing a tremendous amount of weight, but it could help any who are just starting or who are in the middle of their weight loss phase…
1. I stopped measuring… Measuring your food may seem like a…
Damn, I wish I knew about tumbler when I was pre-op! I am loving seeing everyone’s posts about weight loss surgery! I’ll start posting some of my old stuff from Blogspot, I really am not a blogging pro!
Ah, the age old question. To join Weight Watchers in January or not? My strategy is to get a bit closer to a healthy weight range so I can make lifetime :)
I will say when I joined last year I was impressed with what they’ve done with the program and it is WLS friendly. Something I never liked about WW was that people go crazy with processed foods because they’re easy to calculate. Now they stress the importance of protein which is great.Source: weightwatchers.com
I technically never left the weight loss band wagon, but only because my sleeve only lets me stray so far. I’m listening to BTV Support Chat Radio, brainstorming entries for my blog, and thinking of ways I can give back to the awesome WLS community!