One of the great perks of my job is free Weight Watchers. We have a 12-week series for free each semester. Today is my first day back at it. I really do get a lot from attending meetings!
I walk on the treadmill to Power Rangers every night. Tonight was a great Trini episode. Her actress, Thuy Trang, is the only actor of the original five I never got to meet. She passed away almost exactly 15 years ago.
I am a fairly inconsistent blogger. I’m not sure of my brand. I know what I want it to be. Weight loss coupled with pop culture. So, that’s what I’m going to try to do.
Fridays are going to be specifically for weight loss. I like weighing in on Friday, so here it is.
Just a quickie post. Oh, and as for the title… I’m done-ish with my dissertation. My defense is scheduled for June 20th, but for now, my full dissertation is with my committee (and has been for a week), so I am just awaiting potential revisions. Before long, I will be a doctor! (Ed.D., not MD.)
June 10, 2016
Change from All-Time Highest: –13.6 pounds
My plan for the day is to work out with a little Power Rangers on the treadmill later and then relax.
Last week, an article about the futility of losing weight, based on a sample of 14 contestants from The Biggest Loser, circulated the internet.
I saw three responses.
- Crap. I hope that’s not true.
- Heck yeah! Weight loss is impossible! Fat acceptance, baby! Be fat and happy! You can’ t change it anyway!
- Wow. That’s a remarkably flawed study. I hope someone addresses this.
Fortunately, several people far smarter than me HAVE addressed it, and yes, the study is both horribly flawed, paints the wrong picture, and isn’t 100% the whole story.
That’s good news.
I read several Fat Acceptance/Body Positivity/HAES bloggers post about how this was confirmation of both their lifestyle choices and the “5% of dieters is all that can ever lose weight” myth. (Did you know that only 4% of smokers successful quit for good? Something to think about.)
This article is a nice summary of what is wrong with it and, for those of us who want to lose weight, proof that it can be done without being miserable for the rest of our lives. It’s a fluff piece, but so is the New York Times. As soon as I’ve read some hard science on the topic, I’ll post about it here.
Oh, and one last thing…
If someone COULD operate metabolically at far fewer calories than someone else, that’s like a freaking X-Men superpower. It’s only a problem in today’s world of $1 cheeseburgers and convenience food.
So, if you have Power Ranger stuff on your newsfeed, this just kinda exploded all over the place this morning. The new movie suits, for the new reboot movie coming out next year, have finally been released!
I am… torn.
First of all, I like (most) of the actual suit itself. I liked the original movie armor over the t.v. show spandex, and this is a big move in the right direction. I was really afraid we would get spandex in this new movie, so right off the bat, I am super pleased!
I’m pleased the Pink Ranger doesn’t have a skirt.
I’m not pleased that she and the Yellow Ranger have a heel on their boot, but it’s not a Batgirl-esque heel, so I can deal.
I wish there was a belt, but again… I can deal.
I like the chrome highlights. I think these suits look powerful, and I can’t wait to see them in action.
There is one thing that, at the moment, I do not like.
The helmets. The Red Ranger and Pink Ranger are the only two helmets where I can “see” the dinosaur that makes them up. And frankly, they all look too similar.
Still, I’m thrilled to see this sneak peek, and I’m okay with them changing things up. This is a reboot, after all, not a remake, so things do need to be a bit different.
I just want to see dinosaurs on those helmets!
It’s Star Wars Day! I’m not even a huge Star Wars fan (more of a Trekkie, myself), this is still a huge day for anybody who likes pop culture.
Still… it’s May 4th, soooo…
I have both halves foiled. Tomorrow night, I hope to cut out the leaves and flower that will trail along the left frame. As soon as those are cut, ground, and foiled, I can solder. I hope to have this done by Wednesday and I’m really hopeful that this will turn out well.
This is a hobby that you’ll see me post about from time to time. I enjoy making stained glass. This is part of a picture frame I’m making for a woodworking friend who made me a great light box. Power Ranger stained glass is in my future!
I’m terrible at blogging regularly, so here is two weeks of combined weigh-ins. I feel I can do better, but it is still dropping! And hey, three pounds every two weeks would still be 78 pounds down in one year.