Monthly Archives: April 2011

Journey to Weight Loss

I have been overweight/obese my entire life. I also have PCOS, which is a condition that makes it harder to lose weight and causes a ton of other health problems. I currently weight somewhere around 280 pounds(BMI of 40 ), I don’t have a scale at college but am going home soon and will weigh myself then. That is also when I am starting my diet/exercise regimen. I’ve cut out soda already (had my last one over 2 weeks ago so that’s going well! ) and I am currently trying to make a plan for my upcoming summer weight loss kick start that I will hopefully stick with for a long time. Right now I feel pretty confident, but that can change easily with me. I think making a plan will help me stick with my diet&exercising this time, though.

My first BIG goal is to get my BMI down to 30, which means I would weigh about 210 pounds. I don’t really know what would be a reasonable time frame to lose this, before January 2012, I suppose.

I’m also going to an amusement park with friends in June, and hope to lose enough to not be worried about whether I will fit on the rides or not…I didn’t fit on one a few months ago and it absolutely shattered me I bawled the rest of that day. So that’s a short term goal to work towards.

I really have no idea how to eat healthily. I don’t like many vegetables but I am determined to try as many of them I can in May and see which ones I like. I do love a ton of fruits, though. I’m trying to think of healthy recipes, so far only really came up with one. Oatmeal with a tablespoon of peanut butter mixed in and some sliced apple in it, and maybe a touch of honey. If any of you have tasty recipes to share I would love ideas!


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So I am kind of obsessed with the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I know, I know, weird, creepy, etc. But it’s not like that whatsoever. It’s just a cartoon that I thoroughly enjoy. It reminds me so very much of the cartoons that I loved as a kid, and makes me feel like a kid again. It’s creator, Lauren Faust, worked on Powerpuff Girls, a show I loved as a child too, so that might have something to do with it.

The show puts in morals, and fun, and makes it interesting and funny. The characters are awesome, and send a good message (mostly, I’ll touch on that in a bit). All of the mane cast consist of girls with different personalities, but defy their personalities stereotypes. Rarity, a seemingly “stuck-up” pony, is very generous, just finicky. Rainbow Dash, a very competitive pony, is also very loyal to her friends. All of the ponies have similar personalities, trying to defy stereotypes. Even though the show is about girls, with few male cast, it doesn’t feel girly. The colors/look is “girly”, but the story lines and characters are definitely not. The morals the show is mainly about are usually good, but sometimes I think they push the wrong message.

An example of this is “Feeling Pinkie Keen”, which moral is essentially “Just believe in things you might not have evidence for”, which sounds very much like telling kids they should believe in God, which isn’t something I think you should push on kids. But it’s a minor grief with an otherwise awesome show.

Another thing I love about the show is the community. Ponychan, a chan about ponies obviously. The community there is amazing, and I love the people. They’re nice and calm and just something you don’t expect from an online community.

Overall I think the show is doing some great things, and it’s starting an awesome online community and lots of awesome internet-y stuff. I love it.

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