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21 September 2004 @ 03:28 pm
9-minute miscellany  
The other night I caught and watched an episode of Odyssey 5 on Showtime. That's the show featured in the now famous (infamous?) "...and then the Earth exploded!" vid from Vividcon a while back. For some reason I'd thought this show was regular cable--Sci Fi or something like that--and that Showtime just happened to be running it, but in fact I think it was originally with Showtime. In any case, the first time I heard a character say "motherfucker!" I perked up with more attention. It's a cool show, visually interesting, sharp, and an immediate interest-grabber. It doesn't seem to be on DVD, which is too bad, and it also didn't come up on the On Demand menu. I pout. The world should be ordered to my convenience! Just so you know.

I've refrained from posting a lot of stuff about my exercise regime here, mostly just because, but partly because that sort of thing can be a touchy subject, laden with ambivalencies for people. For example, there have been plenty of times when I've tried very very hard to embrace the fat-acceptance principle on a personal level (rather than a broader, more philosophical one that applies to other people and to society and so on), and at those fragile times other people's writings on weight and beauty issues--the whole subject is a news-article industry--can rub me the wrong way as often as the right. Anyway. Yesterday I hit a highly symbolic weight-loss milestone and I'm very giddy. Yay, me!

(My trainer tries to get me excited about strength and endurance milestones, but they're not so well-marked as weight loss, because we're not really tracking those things, like on charts. Still, it's all good.)

I feel like I had more to say, but I have a meeting now.
"Smokin' hot.": boys mickeymwithout_me on September 21st, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yay, you!
Trepkostrepkos on September 21st, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
But don't forget that if your strength increases, your weight may increase too - I'm sure your trainer has told you this, but muscle weighs more that fat for the same volume, so if you get stronger and your weight stays the same or increases, you may still be losing fat; so don't be discouraged if the chart doesn't do what you expect.
Kest: ikeapornkestrelsan on September 21st, 2004 04:51 pm (UTC)
and at those fragile times other people's writings on weight and beauty issues--the whole subject is a news-article industry--can rub me the wrong way as often as the right.

Yeah, I know what you mean; on a more personal level myself, though, I love it when you do post about your exercise regime--what's working for you, what doesn't, how the trainer thing is working out. It's something I've contemplated doing, but it's been hard getting over my fear and loathing of gyms--not to mention the regulatory aspect of it, which is obviously a good thing, but always seems to trigger my anxiety bells. So it's nice to get a sense of other people's experiences. Soothing, anyway *g*.

And yay on the milestone!
kaydee23: letspolka - bunnykaydee23 on September 21st, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
"The world should be ordered to my convenience! Just so you know."

Sorry, the world should be ordered to mine;)

Congratulations on your weight loss milestone. After my mother died, I kind of lost track of myself and gained a lot of weight. Then a few years later after I had a needed surgery, my doctor bluntly pointed out my weight gain, my cholesterol, blah blah blah. Soooo, I went on a regime of working out, eating right, and just plain caretaking of myself. I lost 50 pounds. A little too much. I gained back 10, but still. All I got from my colleague and friends were negative backhanded compliments. I had rumors spread that I had AIDS, that I had cancer, that I had anorexia. It was awful. I weigh 135 now. I'm 5'6. How anorexic is that? Not at all. Anyway, it all hurt my feelings and still does. Instead of feeling accomplished I felt constantly criticized.

Now, I'm at a new job where no one knows I lost all that weight and I feel so great and anonymous.

But I congratulate you big time for your hard work, your diligence, your commitment, your devotion, your stick-to-itness and everything else. Be proud proud proud of yourself! You deserve it!

par avionpar_avion on September 21st, 2004 07:43 pm (UTC)
O5 will be on Showtime on Demand soon -- starting tomorrow, I think. The first 6 episodes.
torchflambeau on September 21st, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC)
I like hearing about your training and stuff. It's... strangely motivational. Plus, it's just plain good to hear that things are going well for you. *mwah*
kassrachel on September 22nd, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
Yay, you!

I still consider it a minor miracle that I've managed to go to the gym with "regularity" (by which I mean usually twice a week, and sometimes falling down to once a week, but at least I'm still *going*) for over a year. I probably need to suck it up and see a personal trainer at least once, though, because I don't think I'm lifting weights in the right way to get me any stronger. Sigh. At least I get to feel virtuous about it, though, which is something.

Anyway. I am totally rambling because I have not yet finished my morning tea. My point was going to be, you're so cool, and I celebrate your milestone! With, um, tea! I raise my mug to you! :-)
ruthless1ruthless1 on September 22nd, 2004 08:58 am (UTC)
congrats to you! And you may celebrate any milestones you want - I know I would certainly be celebrating a weight loss milestone if I was losing weight. You keep goin' girl!