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Day 2 on this Island…

I couldn’t sleep last night.  Summer starts in September in San Francisco.  With summer comes balmy 60 degree nights that result in restless tossing and turning.  It could have been the weather, or the massive Musinex I took as I was going to bed.  Just because they use the stuff to make Meth doesn’t mean it is the reason I was up all night.

Due to my lack of sleep, I was up in plenty of time to make it to the gym, run a quick mile, do 30 more minutes of circuit training and head into work.  I even had time to blow out my hair!  It was kind of amazing.  I have to say the worst part of this isn’t going to the gym.  I love exercise, I feel accomplished, and a bit hardcore when I am done, it’s the eating.  I have the absolute WORST sweet tooth.  The cupcake truck that parks down the street for lunch doesn’t help.

I find myself avoiding leaving the office because there are so many great places to eat in this city, and the snack closet is a bit too close to my desk for my liking.  I know the first week or two of “eating healthy” is always the worst, I just need to power through.

p.s. A non-homeless man complimented my dress today, so I’m calling that a win!

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I’m not fat I’m big boned

Let me start this off by saying that I do not think overweight people are destined to spend their lives alone. If you are comfortable in your own skin, no matter what size you are, you will be happy and confident and happy and confident people are attractive and attractive people who are happy and confident are usually in relationships.

Right now, at my current size, I am not comfortable. Since I am not comfortable I am not happy and confident, blah blah blah, this is one of the reasons I’m single.

So now the question is what am I going to do about it? Well, I have a gym membership, but I have not been going regularly. I have downloaded all of the food apps, but I don’t use them.  I am not an idiot so I understand I need to burn more calories than I eat of I want to lose weight. My challenge is motivation.

So here we are back to my life and deadlines and accountability. I dint want to say I’m going to lose 10lbs by Tuesday, but I need a plan and the one I chose was based on a twitter project my favorite Gossip Girl Kristen Bell did a few months ago

I am committing to a min 30 min of activity for the next 30 days.  I watch at least that much TV most nights.  I will also become friends with my LoseIt app again.

This journal/blog/experiment may get a bit Bridgette Jones-ie on us here but I will try to keep it interesting.

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Why am I Single?

Any warm blooded, non-coupled American female of a certain age (like over 13) has asked herself this question.

Too Tan?Am I too fat? Is my hair too blonde? Am I too beautiful? Are my boobs too big? You get the picture. Her great girlfriends will always answer the way they are taught as children, “No! Of course not!”

Reality is, they are lying and you, Miss WhyAmISingle, are correct.


Please don’t click on Facebook just yet. Let me explain. You are correct in the assumption you are single because you need to come to terms with your insecurities. There are things about yourself that you need to change before you are ready to be in a relationship and yes, your hair might be too blonde.

Getting back to the real purpose we are here, me, let’s discuss why I am single. To keep things simple I have narrowed it down to three main reasons I am perpetually single:

1. I have gained some weight, okay, a good amount of weight, over the past ten years and I just can’t get comfortable. Can I still shop at normal stores and participate in physical activity? Yes, but for me and my comfort level, I’m too big.

2. I am scared of being hurt/ needing someone. Twice I have made epic life decisions based on relationships I was in and twice I was left alone and devastated.

3. I am afraid of happy ever after. I am afraid I’m going to meet Prince Charming, get married, have four kids and never climb Mt Kilimanjaro.

So in the next 107 days, I plan on addressing these issues head on, but first I’m going to have some cheese. But after that, I’m on this. I will be sharing my experiences and in theory, my self-discovery/improvement plan will net someone who wants to buy me a Christmas Present.

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