My weight loss efforts have been perpetually clinging to a buoy in the middle of the ocean for the past year (not sinking but without a rescue boat in sight), but the rest of my life has seen quite a bit of change. Some are seemingly small, but have a lot of significance, like me finally getting a new mattress. My old one could have a blog of its own based on the stories it has.


Out with the old…


…in with the new.

The mattress had to be firm enough to accommodate me, Bowie, Siouxsie…and Crack. He has officially moved in, and I am happily giving up my much cherished private space to share it with him. Nothing has changed too much since he’s been practically living with me since January anyway, but changing his address on his ID and with the post office makes it official I guess.

My house is pretty big, and we rarely have the same day off, so the risk of overexposure to each other is slim. Also, he owns like 5 shirts and 3 pairs of pants so I don’t have to give up TOO much closet space. We were able to move everything out of his apartment in the back of my car.

Looooots of memories over the past 2½ years in this little studio apartment in Hollywood.

Looooots of memories over the past 2½ years in this little studio apartment in Hollywood.

Even though Crack will always be thin (genetics…the bastard), I like that he still cares about eating wholesome, natural foods, and staying active and fit. A lot of times it’s him forcing me to eat my vegetables while I pout like a child. That makes it a lot easier for us to cook and plan meals together. I even told him that he’s going to be part of the future food reviews and experiments that I’ll be writing about, and will probably post his take on the blog (after I make it a bit G-rated).


The dogs absolutely adore him; Siouxsie probably likes him more than she likes me, and he feels the same way about them. We come from very different backgrounds and have traveled very different paths through life to get to where we are now, but as he said the other night, “it’s all coming together.” We make a good team.

There are many reasons for my lack of blogging, and one of them is that I feel like after Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, there’s simply nothing left to say. Do any of my readers solely get updates on me through this blog? Doubtful. New readers probably go through my archives reading about when I was actively losing weight, which are definitely more helpful than anything I have to say now.

When something interesting happens, I’ll blog about it, like my upcoming TV appearance on The Doctors, or maybe one day, seemingly years from now, when I finally reach my arbitrary goal weight. Until then, I’m still around and very active on social media, so catch up with me there!

There is a plastic surgery trilogy in the works, with most of part one complete, but I am waiting to complete and publish that one closer to my surgery date. In the meantime, here’s a “filler” episode.

After I finished Whole30, my nutrition remained paleo for the most part. I had frozen yogurt one day and emergency tortilla chips after a lab appointment to avoid passing out. Truth be told, I’m absolutely terrified of eating noncompliant foods. Not so much natural ones like full fat dairy and legumes, but anything processed, and definitely bread, rice and pasta. So, I’m being really good, but have sorta slacked on the vegetables. The other day I made carrot fries using Can You Stay For Dinner’s recipe and they were delicious. Tasted just like sweet potato fries.


I don’t know what I weigh, but I am currently in the “drastic loss” week of my menstrual cycle. I’m going to guess I’m about 144-145. My workouts have been pretty solid. By the end of every New Rules of Lifting workout, I’m dripping in sweat and out of breath. That doesn’t usually happen on resistance only days, but I’ve been using pretty heavy weights.

In between lifting, I loosely follow T25. Last night I did Cardio, and nearly quit because of my skin flopping around everywhere. I made the mistake of wearing regular shorts, not my compression pants. Jumping jacks were being a total asshole and my stomach skin felt like it was going to rip right off. I hate you, stomach skin. So fucking much. Your lease is up in a week though, bitch.


Speaking of bitch, Breaking Bad returns Sunday. This is going to be so bittersweet. I’ve loved many TV shows, but never did I kinda wish they’d delay the final episodes so that it wouldn’t ever end. At least I know Game of Thrones has like another 80 seasons before they finish out the books.

lashesIn girly news, I got myself a pair of semi-permanent fake eyelashes to go along with my semi-permanent fake boobs. I’ve mentioned before that I hate putting on make up, doing my hair, or anything beauty related that takes longer than 10 minutes. Hell, I don’t even comb my hair before going out anymore.

Eyelash extensions are all the rage, and there are deals popping up for them left and right. A salon that specializes in them opened up down the street from me, so I finally tried them out.


In this picture, I’m not wearing ANY eye makeup and there are no filters used. I told her I wanted a natural look, and that’s what she gave me. I literally shaved 10 minutes off my morning routine, which is priceless to me.

Why do I have runners envy when there’s nothing stopping me from lacing up and hitting the pavement? I had to unsubscribe from some blogs because I was jealous of their races and training recaps. So unnecessarily dramatic, I am. Once I’m recovered, I’ll pick it back up. It’ll probably be a much more enjoyable experience without my stomach skin getting in the way.

At least I got this pretty thing in the mail today from a virtual 10K I did last month.


Now if only it came with my very own Eric Northman.

My musical rotation, whether on the run or in the Dojo, doesn’t always have to be fast, heart-pumping, bass-heavy, or riddled with motivational lyrics. If I like the song enough, regardless of its BPM or overall message, I can get lost in it and finish my workout in no time. Sometimes I like Tupac or Wu-Tang. Sometimes I like sad, sappy love songs. Sometimes I like obscure hipster tracks that make me roll my eyes while happily singing along.

I think we all are constantly on the lookout for new gems to add to our playlists, so hopefully you can find something you like on mine. The genres jump all over the place, so this collection may sound odd to you. Warning: some of these songs will cause serious dance-break-itis.

  • “Fineshrine” by Purity Ring
  • “Titanium” by David Guetta feat. Sia
  • “Let It Go” by Keyshia Cole
  • “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars
  • “Million Dollar Bills” by Lorde
  • “Everybody But Me” by Lykke Li
  • “Hit ‘Em Up” by 2Pac
  • “True Affection” by The Blow
  • “Sleep Tonight” by Stars
  • “Heartbeats” by The Knife
  • “Polite Dance Song” by the bird and the bee
  • “You’ve Got Time” by Regina Spektor
  • “Don’t Think I’m Not” by Kandi
  • “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” by 2Pac
  • “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Sic Transit Gloria … Glory Fades” by Brand New
  • “Royals” by Lorde
  • “Cool” by Gwen Stefani
  • “The Races” by the bird and the bee
  • “Can’t You See” by Total
  • “C.R.E.A.M.” by Wu-Tang
  • “Heads Will Roll” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • “Take It Away” by The Used
  • “Canto de Ossanha” by Jurassic 5
  • “Lady Don’t Tek No” by Latyrx
  • “Hiding Inside The Horrible Weather” by My American Heart

Happy running! Or twerking! Whatevs.

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We are all being totally over dramatic about Google axing Reader, this I know. They gave us a couple months’ notice to find a new place to read, but I’m still not 100% happy with my new digs. I’m tired of exporting, importing, and manually adding feeds to new readers, so Feedly it is. For now, anyway.

Another popular service is Bloglovin’, which would be nice for me except I don’t like how it loads the full blog post in an iframe. I want my simple reader. I WANT GOOGLE READER. You know, for as much as I’m whining about this, I don’t even read that many blogs. I’m kind of a skimmer. Admit it, you’re a skimmer too. I could post right here that I’m quitting weight loss, going on a 6,000 calorie/day diet to pursue my dreams as a B B W cam girl (don’t Google that if you don’t know what it is) and only a third of you will realize it. Heh heh

A sweet RFG reader also brought to my attention that Bloglovin’ hadn’t been publishing any of my posts in the month of June…?! It’s fixed now, but only Sunday’s (and this one) will appear in your feed. So…come on over and check out my other posts! My feed should update correctly from now on, so click this button if you would like to add me to your Bloglovin’ reader.

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Some other ones I’ve also tried:

Simple RSS Reader: Simple, indeed. Function over form is what they believe in and I don’t blame anyone who prefers this. I wasn’t a fan of their mobile version, so I moved on.

The Old Reader: It was the most similar to Google Reader that I had come across, but I think I ditched it because it, too, was not updating several blogs for me. Maybe they have improved, but like I said earlier, I am tired of fixing my subscriptions.

Feedly was the first alternative I tried, and I hated it at first. The odd layouts. The unnecessary page transitions. The inability to memorize my preferred screen view. Perhaps they have gotten a ton of this feedback and made the efforts to improve, because I went back to them, and they’ll do. I guess.

Happy reading!

Greetings!!! From…my bedroom in Los Angeles. If you’ve made your way to this blog from the “Who’s coming?” link page on, well, that page is a mean liar. I could not make it this year, but it looks like everyone is having a great time. (@Fitbloggin Instagram collage below. Don’t feel weird if you show up in it; I didn’t stalk or steal your pics. Honest!)

It’s been kind of a weird week for me, with a mix of really awesome things and really not awesome things goings on. I haven’t found the time or energy to sit and write about them yet, but I didn’t want you to think I’ve gone rogue again. Still here, but perhaps taking a bit of a mental vacay (ugh hate that word) since I couldn’t take my real vacay (gah! stop it) to Portland.

If you are in attendance at Fitbloggin’ 13, I hope you’re having a great time and meeting everyone you’ve hoped to meet. Maybe I’ll see you next year.