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I was over at Put Down the Donut since I've decided the time to make excuses about my weight is over. Was I happy being fat? Hell, no. Did it suck when I couldn't fit into my shorts or jeans any more? Hell, yes. Can I lose the fifteen or twenty pounds I need to? Fuck yeah.

Anyway, while surfing along, I found Joelle's post about Winsor Pilates. We all know what a hottie she is and how much weight she's lost, so she obviously knows what she's talking about.

The whole point to this rambling is that I decided to get the four DVDs she mentioned plus two special ones for abs, butt, and thighs (my particular bad spots for sure). They're only about twenty minutes (what I used to do on the StairMaster that is now Steven's alone *sigh*), but I think these ought to be some intense workouts. It's supposed to come with a little diet plan thing too, so we'll see what it has to say.

I'll post initial thoughts and progress after they come in. It said two to three weeks for delivery, but I hope that's a high estimate. It's only six DVDs for Pete's sake. Hurry up and get here, DVDs!

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That's great! I'm so proud of you for taking this step. I am going to order them as well. I'm jsut waiting until I get paid.

.: Ash said on November 26, 2003 02:03 PM :: link it :.

I think you'll like them. My sister in law ordered them on my recommendation and she loves them. Bo baby go! :)

.: sphinx said on November 26, 2003 02:08 PM :: link it :.

Oh - you should have told me you wanted to try them out - I have the whole set and could have loaned them to you first! I've always been a huge fan of Pilates, so I think they are worth a shot for you - even if you don't lose weight, they will help you tone up!

.: Christine said on November 26, 2003 02:57 PM :: link it :.

I should add - they will help you tone up IF YOU USE THEM. Something I keep forgetting. Just having them sitting in the drawer under the TV isn't helping.

I have other Pilate DVDs too if you want to try them out. :)

.: Christine said on November 26, 2003 02:59 PM :: link it :.

Yay!!!! I'm so excited for you. I love it. Love it. love it.


.: Joelle said on November 26, 2003 03:19 PM :: link it :.

I started winsor pilates a week ago. I've done the hour tape 3 or 4 times. My belly feels flatter already. I love them. They are really hard, but good. Stick with it, I think it will work.

.: syd said on November 26, 2003 04:30 PM :: link it :.

i did the abs and buns & thighs religiously for 3 months... i definitely felt a difference. i stopped (i don't know why) but i'm going to go back after the holidays. eat smart, exercise, and you'll be able to lose that tummy and thighs! and you'll feel better in your clothes. i haven't gained much back since i stopped. you'll be very happy with the Pilates DVDs.

.: kathy said on November 26, 2003 10:25 PM :: link it :.


I know nothing anyone says will help. Nevertheless, there are a few things I've been wanting to tell you.

You are a wonderful girl (just the way you are). Smart, sexy, passionate, and cool. There are 1000's of guys that will be thrilled with your company. Don't worry about changing-unless you really want to. There are things I want to change about myself, but I have decided it's not worth my energy and I'm trying to learn to accept my self for who I am. Loving our selves enables us to have better relationships-with everyone. . I know it's hard as humans not to define our lives by our relationships, but we are better off if we don't.

As you get older, you'll get better at identifying a good candidate for a relationship. Steven is very materialistic. If you want to date that type of guy (or Steven again), realize what comes with the territory. Dating that type of guy will always be an up hill struggle-just as dating professional women for me would be difficult

Finally- I don't think our species is meant to have one relationship-even though it is better for society if we do. If we do a really good job picking a companion, then we will increase the odds that it will last. But we can never get anywhere near 100% likelihood-sorry. Don't give up. I promise you will find happiness

Hang in there


.: Ernie said on November 27, 2003 09:40 PM :: link it :.

happy thanksgiving, Kymberlie!

.: kathy said on November 27, 2003 10:05 PM :: link it :.

Wow I know you can do anything you set your heart to. Hang in there through the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

.: Stephanie said on November 27, 2003 11:31 PM :: link it :.

I've been playing with Pilates. It's a great almost-full body workout, so if that's what you're looking for, it's a great place to start. Proper food + regular exercise will lead to results. Give it time though, and stick with it!

.: sean said on November 28, 2003 10:38 PM :: link it :.

I've hunted for two days for your parent's number - I can't find it. Call me. I miss you. :)

.: Christine said on November 29, 2003 10:20 PM :: link it :.

You know what else you might want to give a shot too...Tai Chi.

It's great for losing weight, and it also gives you more strength just from holding your body in the various's quite a nice thing to try.

.: Brian said on November 30, 2003 08:13 AM :: link it :.

I better get on it and go get me a Pilates dvd. I'd love my tummy to be flatter, but I have tried pilates yet.

.: Rayne said on December 1, 2003 09:52 AM :: link it :.

I started to keep my big fat mouth shut (since I am officially "delurking" with this comment), but Ernie went ahead and opened this can of worms, so I'll continue with his thought.

I am happy to see you taking charge of your life and making broad, sweeping changes. But be sure you are changing yourself for the right reason. For you. For, if at the end of the road, you find yourself indeed thinner, will you also be happier? What if you find it doesn't? Because I've been there and I've done that. Ironically, when I was my thinnest and prettiest (according to perfect strangers), I was also at my most miserable. I couldn't even enjoy the fact that I was thin and pretty. And in the end, it really didn't matter. I went on to find a man who loved me for who I was (am). Fat cells and all.

I hope you are wishing to make these changes for yourself and your own sense of well being, and that you are not simply mirroring your ex's unhappiness with you. If that is the case, then I heartily say to you, GO FOR IT.

There, now. That's it. My two for the day.

.: Joni said on December 2, 2003 12:46 AM :: link it :.

I LOVE my Winsor Pilates, even though I haven't done them for a while. Mari Winsor makes the exercises easy enough that even a couch potato like me can do them.

.: Jenn said on December 2, 2003 01:10 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at November 26, 2003 01:46 PM to see this post.

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