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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

skinny fat

You can go ahead and hate me now... I have been the same size since roughly 9th grade, and DISLIKE working out... I guess I can thank the metabolism gods, but as every female in my family keeps telling me, this rabbit-fast metabolism of mine is going to slow down when I get on the other side of 30...
so if I want to still fit into all the classic wardrobe staples that I am investing in, in 5-10 years, I better start some good eating/"working-out" habits NOW

I like to think that I eat healthy, but then there are those days when I look over at my beefy, twice my size, great work-out discipline boy man friend.. and I am matching him slice-for-slice on pizza and glass-for-glass with beers... no bueno!


Simple acts like a brisk walk with the dog, or a walk up a few flights of stairs leave me breathless... you could definitely call me skinny fat
I know I need to make changes in my life to be healthier and aware of what I am putting to and doing with my body.


First off, I am going to start biking to work on my new baby
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And secondly, I am going to reevaluate my eating habits. I have been reading more and more about the effects of gluten on the body... and I am going to give gluten-free a try. 
Using the advice of With Style & Grace and Eating Well I have created a week of healthy, gluten free meals... and I can't wait to get started and share my experience with you too!


What strides have you taken to make your lifestyle heather?
Any gluten -free by choicers out there?
xx
Jessica

21 comments:

  1. Um Jessica, we are like twinsies. I have also been the same size since I was 12 (height-wise too) and I just love to eat. I HATE working out with a passion. My husband is trying to build me a bike... because I gave him all these crazy specs of what I wanted in hopes that he'll just give up and I won't have to excercise.

    We can ride our bikes together in virtual blogland.

    xo, Yi-chia

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  2. I am the same way.  After baby, I was able to bounce back to pre baby weight pretty quickly =)  I just invested in the Tracy Anderson metamorphosis dvds and they are intense!!  One habit I have is, I eat cheesecake, pasta, and ice cream, but always in small portions

    lesleykim
    My Life in LA LA
     

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  3. I highly recommend Bob's Red Mill Chocolate Chip cookie mix. It is one of my favorite gluten free products..of course, ONLY because they are cookies! :) The mix also comes in shortbread!

    Love the new bike, it may be a little difficult to do the MS150 with but it is a start! ;)

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  4. i've been pretty much the same size (clothing wise) since high school - i've definitely gained some weight but it evenly distributes. now, it's not the weight i WISH i was... but i've learned that i don't have the best metabolism and that's OKAY - i just try to control portions - that's my big thing... and that bike is SAWEEEEET

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  5. This post is too cute! Congrats on deciding to implement some healthy routines in your life.  You will definitely be riding in style to work on the super cute bike. ;)

    You Like It? I Made It!
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  6. I tried gluten free for a few months and felt really good.... then my cravings won over. LOL. I still try to pay attention to not having too much gluten (I rarely buy bread). There are lots of yummy gluten free recipes out there! The library should have a ton of recipe books too. Good luck :)

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  7. You can do it! I've always been active and hit the gym regularly, but once I got pregnant I paid so much more attention to the food I put in my body. With some simple changes in eating habits, I have a ton more energy (which is necessary with  a 9 month old that hasn't mastered sleeping more than 4 hours in a row) and the few nice peices I've kept from high school are too big on me.  Hopefully these habits stick and keep me in shape through my 30's (still a few years away) and beyond. Good luck!

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  8. hahaha! that first sentence really ckracked me up! i did gain a bit of weight, but generally i haven't changed much since then eithe. that bike  is just beautiful! i want a similar one with a basket though so i can do some shopping with it too!

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  9. That's the exact term I use to describe myself!  I'm small-boned by nature, but have this soft layer all over that I desperately need to shed.  And I also match the bf slice for slice and beer for beer. :-S  Here's to getting super healthy! 














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  10. yay twins (seriously, people who LIKE working out confuse me - I feel like a hamster in a rolling ball at the gym)
    That is so cool that your husband has the skills to BUILD you a bike... I am just hoping my bf can screw mine together when it arrives!
    xx

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  11. Oh I like your habit... gotta indulge in your favorites, but just keep the indulgences small :)
    xx

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  12. Ooh good tip about the cookie mix... sounds yummy!
    I think I might be doing 150 yards a day in my bike... that is a big deal for me! hehe
    xx

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  13. I am all about eating what you like, just in the right amounts... sometimes the aroma of pizza takes over my body and I forget that though!
    xx

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  14. Oh thanks for the positive feedback about your gluten free diet... and I excited to try some new things!
    xx

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  15. You go girl! I could imagine you would need a LOT of energy to keep up with a little one... my lazy pug puts me through enough! haha
    xx

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  16. I would love to put a basket on mine too.... gotta be able to pick up some goodies while I am out cruising around!
    xx

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  17. EX-actly! I am so glad that someone else understands!
    xx

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  18. Shanna_schneiderJune 6, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    This title is my saying!!!  I know I am not fat, but I am not toned by any means....insert SKINNY FAT!!!  I hate working out and only do it once in a blue moon.  I think I got burnt out a few years back!  And I find it hard to believe it will ever catch up with you...your built to be thin...embrace it...but I so believe in trying to eat healthy!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  19. Is it wrong to wish I was skinny fat? Haha...but seriously, if I didn't work out most days, I would be a total chubster! So you are lucky in the sense that you only have to modify your lifestyle to be healthier. Biking sounds like an awesome start! And I am gluten free (not by choice), but I feel great, and it's not as hard as you might think (most of the time) :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  20. Miss Kait (misskaitonline.com) has some good gluten free recipes! and there are tons of apps to help - i have one just to track what i eat and see where my problems are (snacking from the candy bin at work, etc)

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