Meesh of all trades, master of none. That's me. 27 year old Chicagoan, cat lover, accidental runner, half-ass artist and comestibles connoisseur hobbling my way through 'adulthood'.
This will probably be a long one.
If I spilled my story to someone and they just looked at me and didn’t give me a tale of their own or of someone close to them I would be like WELL DON’T YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO ME, I’M TALKING TO YOU BECAUSE YOU AND I…
Also adding: I think each and every one of us has this clearly defined box of how we want people to respond to us in certain situations. When people respond in a way that’s outside our box, we automatically think negatively of them. But maybe we just need to be a little more tolerant of others and realize that, yeah, maybe X reaction isn’t what I was hoping for, but they seemed like they were being sincere and kind, so I’ll let it go.
He thinks he’s people.
This is the face of someone who’s bored. And tired of waiting.
I have been waiting with one of my kids to testify in court since, oh, 9:30. It’s 12:50.
I literally just ate my cottage cheese from my lunch with my fingers while huddling in the corner of the hallway so no one would see me and judge me.
I’ve had the same three bras in heavy rotation for…a lot of years.
Trouble is, I hate buying more because that’s like $30+ I have to drop on ONE item of clothing that can’t even be seen by anyone else but me (and Doug.) I’d rather buy cute clothes that everyone can see.
So I guess my question is: where is a good place I can get pretty good and comfy bras for relatively cheap?
Anonymous asked: Can you talk a little bit about your weight loss and how you maintain now? I'm at my personal heaviest right now (15 lbs up from college, 10 lbs up from a realistic, non-college weight) and I already am exercising 5-6 days a week but I think--no, i know--diet is what's killing me. How do you structure your eating habits to lose weight, and then keep it off? Thank you!!!
I received this anon message last night, which I thought was weird, because I haven’t addressed my weight loss directly in a few months.
That being said, almost exactly two years ago, I was experiencing the same exact frustrations that you’re currently experiencing.
(Strategically tied sweater to hide my belly.)
(Sorry ex-boyfriend, had to crop ya.)
I was super active, working out hard for around an hour 5-6 days a week, and I wasn’t seeing any results. I was pretty much at my fucking wits end.
Then I realized why I wasn’t losing weight was actually really simple: I was rewarding myself by eating whatever I wanted after every workout.
It wasn’t until I downloaded MyFitnessPal and got super vigilant about what I was eating that I started to lose weight. And the weight came off fast (don’t worry, not too fast; exactly how fast it was supposed to come off.)
I guess the biggest thing that I have to stress - and the part about changing diet/weight loss that’s the absolute hardest - is the social aspect. You have to completely change the way you do things. You have to say no all the time. You have to switch out X for Y, and deprive yourself of Z. It.fucking.sucks. At first, anyway. It gets easier and easier as the weeks go by, and pretty soon, it’s just a part of your life.
And I have to say…all that ‘saying no’ worked in a positive way in my life: I learned what sizes of actual, proper portions look like; I learned how to cook things I like in a healthier manner; shit, I learned how to cook; I learned that sometimes you have a bad (or good, depends how you look at it) day or week of eating, and that’s just fucking fine because you can hop back on the healthy train at your next meal.
Fast forward to now: I quit MyFitnessPal awhile ago. I still exercise the same as before, 5-6 days a week. On the weekends, I eat whatever the hell I want. And, let’s be honest, sometimes that weekend eating drags out into the weekdays. But, in general, I eat pretty damn clean during the week - lean protein, copious veggies, minimal carbs - and here’s the kicker…I like it. Because, in the end, this wasn’t about diet or being thinner. It was about being the healthiest version of me possible. And, in the beginning, it’s hard as fuck to change little aspects of yourself that you take comfort in…but eventually, you change into something you like even better.
One last thing: thanks for addressing the relativity issue in weight loss and saying, ‘I weigh X pounds more than [my comfortable weight.]’ I really want to stress to people that there is no ideal number for every person, and weight and body type are all relative depending on who you are and how you live your life.
Running north up Sheridan towards Loyola University has become my new favorite route to run. For those who don’t live in Chicago, Sheridan is the last road heading east before you run into the lake.
I love the tall buildings that flank both sides of the street. I love running headphone-less and listening to the thrum of car motors passing me, heading to their morning commute on the Drive. I love seeing the lake behind the buildings and - while it’s a little too cold now - I’m sure the breeze coming off the lake in the summer will feel spectacular. For me, the feeling I get when I run up Sheridan is the epitome of what it ~feels~ like to live in a city - tall buildings, tons of cars, people coming and going, waiting for their bus, walking to the L…
I think it’s a feeling I’ll never be able to live without.
While I respect the fact that city-living isn’t for everyone, for me, it’s a necessity. You won’t see me moving out to the burbs anytime soon.
If it fitz, I most definitely sitz.
JFC Lupita. You are perfect and beautiful and that was amazing.
Some Oscar thoughts so far:
1. Jared Leto’s speech made me teary. I have the biggest crush on him ever, even looking like a swag Jesus. I may have made 30 Seconds to Mars posters in Photoshop for like a month straight a couple years ago.
2. Um, Jim Carrey, you kinda fine. (Maybe I just have a crush on everyone?)
3. I had no idea Happy was from Despicable Me. Also, Pharrell: everything you touch turns to award-winning.
4. Harrison Ford, you old.