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The Hungry Runner Girl: How to lose the Holiday Weight

Sunday, December 26, 2010

How to lose the Holiday Weight

1. Amputation.  For bigger results go for the legs.

2. Don't drink any liquid for the next 48 hours and make sure to work out as much as you can.

3. Throw away every last morsel of non-diet food in your kitchen. Vegetables and most fruits allowed.

4. Take lots of pills and supplements that promise instant weight loss and instant self-confidence and love for one's body.

5. Use all of your gift cards and sell all of your presents to pay for all the plastic surgery you can get.

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Obviously, I am JUST KIDDING.  You know I REFUSE to fall into the diet industries annual 40 billion dollar trap.

I know a lot of women and men all over are kicking themselves for indulging a little or a lot over the holidays.

I want you to go look in your mirror right now and recite:

"Dang, I am one fine woman (or man).  I am not going to beat myself up for enjoying the holidays.  I am worth so much more than a silly number that tells me what my gravitational pull is."

You will fall back into your normal eating habits, you will be able to workout just as much as you did before and your body will go to its happy place.....just give yourself some slack and let it happen:)

mmk?  Thanks.

P.S. I have no idea what that picture has to do with this post other than you should put on a tiara every now and then and take pictures of other people taking pictures while your students are quietly working on a test.

44 Comments:

At December 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

Great post - love the "most fruits". I remember my college roommate was so worry about the "high sugar" in grapes that see wouldn't touch them!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 6:08 PM , Blogger Matt said...

Amen ;)

 
At December 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM , Blogger J said...

I need a tiara. I have been taking the holiday eating day by day. In the morning I day to myself that I will try not to over eat and today I think I finally got it. Only took me three days! Great post girl! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM , OpenID flyrunner said...

Good post!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

Love it! I read an article the other day about how the people that first developed Shape Ups shoes made them as orthotics and when they discovered their "toning" properties, they were like, you know who will buy billions of these as a quick fix? AMERICANS! not sure that that was entirely relevant, but an interesting fact.

 
At December 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

cheers! :)

 
At December 26, 2010 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

LOVE this! So true!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM , OpenID marathonmaiden said...

i approve of tiaras. wholeheartedly in fact.

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Ha ha! I love #1! OOh-#5 too!! Good post! Laughing at the totally unrelated picture!

Congrats on the speedy run with your hubby! Also laughing at the gift basket. Sadly, I've read both those books-ha! Hope you had a great Christmas!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM , Blogger MuncherCruncher said...

bah hahahaha. I just love you.

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Susan said...

I just ate five sugar cookies....life is good!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:17 PM , OpenID whydeprive said...

I just love everything about this post! :)

I especially love your "vegetables and most fruits" comment. I remember sitting and listening to coworkers talk about dieting and how it "sucks that apples and carrots are so high in sugar and I cant have them right now". Really?

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:27 PM , OpenID bakingnbooks said...

Okay, so you are officially in my Google Reader now because you rock! Love this post. I may "borrow" the idea for a post sometime - and link back to you!

Now, I'll return to my box of chocolates while watching Holiday movies in my pyjamas up late - so I can "lose the weight" ;)

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:27 PM , OpenID lauravirginia said...

Amen, girl! Thanks for the reminder! :)

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

Nice tips! I'll have to try the no water thing :)

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

Great post!!! haha made me laugh and smile!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Mrs. D said...

AMEN!!! I hope you don't mind I copied this on my blog (connecting it to and appropriately citing your blog of course)... its just something people really need to remember! so true!!!

PS you are hilarious. i love the pic.

 
At December 26, 2010 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Pam said...

HA!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 8:12 PM , Blogger Caroline said...

Amen to that!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 8:17 PM , OpenID dorrybird said...

hahaha - love what you said here and couldn't agree more. I think I'm going to find a tiara...or maybe I can borrow my niece's? <3

you have another week of vacay, huh? Enjoy!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Abby said...

Oh my goodness, I was offline for the past few days and missed so much fun over here! Looks like you had a fantastic Christmas (for what it's worth, I think I would have voted for Park City Paradise). Next year, you should host a virtual gingerbread house contest - everyone makes them and posts pictures :)

 
At December 26, 2010 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Jenna Renee said...

Love the post! I definitely need to follow your advice about reciting that in the mirror. I overindulged this holiday season for sure... Hmmmph

 
At December 26, 2010 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

You are too awesome. I just know when I head back to the pharmacy tomorrow there's going to be a million quick weight loss questions and we'll run out of OTC diuretics. And nobody will listen to any of my good advice. Sigh.

 
At December 26, 2010 at 9:41 PM , Blogger Amanda@runninghood said...

is this you in the picture Janae? I say eat all you want this holiday season! What other time during the year do you have such an awesome excuse!!!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 10:26 PM , OpenID therunnersplate said...

I want to come be a student in your class! You look like you have a ton of fun!

 
At December 26, 2010 at 11:59 PM , Blogger BOBBI McCORMICK said...

love this quote going to post it as my facebook status ;)

 
At December 27, 2010 at 12:35 AM , Blogger Katefreak said...

You're awesome. :) If I lived ANYWHERE near Utah I would come find you so we could be real life friends. Alas. I'm not.

I like your tips. They made me giggle.

 
At December 27, 2010 at 1:10 AM , Blogger ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

If all else fails, you could always get a couple of ribs removed! Oh, and as a heads up, I hear the cotton ball diet works wonders. Except you'd have to drink lots if water to get them down, & that's breaking one of your rules ;)

Nellie

 
At December 27, 2010 at 3:06 AM , OpenID squigglefloey said...

Haha I kinda wish you were as cool as any/all of my teachers! Can you please be a university professor (in irvine, california specially) :P

 
At December 27, 2010 at 6:27 AM , Blogger Sara said...

Thanks for the encouragement - I'm printing out what I need to repeat to myself and posting it on my monitor at work! You rock!! ;) Have a great week!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Mamarunsbarefoot said...

UGH all those dumb gimics I hear drive me NUTS!!! Shape ups and drinks you name it. Really??

Love the pic!! Come out here and tutor my kids :)

 
At December 27, 2010 at 8:23 AM , Blogger The Wife In Her New Life said...

great post! I try not to feel bad about indulging over the holidays -- I just do it in moderation so it's not like I gorged =)
PS: CUTE picture! =)

 
At December 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

Amputation always does the trick for me! (although I must say that consuming a bunch of unhealthy stuff on Christmas resulted in some unpleasantness for me. I definately did not want ANY more junk food after THAT! You can add EAT TOO MANY HOT WINGS to the list of ways to drop major lbs!)

 
At December 27, 2010 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Angie said...

That is greatness! Don't forget about the only "clean" foods diet...whatever that is.

 
At December 27, 2010 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Maria said...

This is so true. At this time of year it is so easy to be tempted by the "quick-fix" diets (eg only eat cereal/ shakes or whatever) but just eating healthily and being active will see you much healthier in the long run.
Love the tiara :)

 
At December 27, 2010 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

You're so positive, I love it! :) I really feel like stress and negativity over holiday indulgences is worse than the indulgences themselves. You have to be good to yourself first, and nothing but good things can come out of a good attitude - up to and including a healthy weight!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

Thanks for the pep talk! It's always tough this time of year!!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 12:37 PM , OpenID allieksmith said...

AMEN! Thank you :) This post should be made into a commercial and played on tv!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Kate said...

You are so great! I loved this post and I was praying that you weren't seriously going to give diet tips. You are completely right and NONE of us should fall into the Diet Trap!! :) Love it!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 5:14 PM , OpenID ktbwood said...

BAHAHA i love this post!!! hilarious!!! those tips that lame magazines/websites are giving are freaking RIDIC!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

best.advice. EVER!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Blue said...

I either have walking pneumonia or acute bronchitis...Doc didn't know which. so the best thing I ate this christmas season was a Z-Pack. mMMMmmm! Yummy antibiotics!

 
At December 27, 2010 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Val said...

I serioulsy think you live in my head!!! How did you know I was feeling down about myself!?!?!?

I love that quote!!! I wrote it in a "note" on my iphone and keep going back to it!

These last few days have been tough with my eating :( and I haven't felt to good about myself, then I read your post and all is well in the world!

I absolutely am in love with your blog! You inspire me to always feel better about myself :)

email me if you wanna be email buddies :)

 
At December 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM , Blogger Amanda@runninghood said...

Oh, and I am adding Mind Gym to my to buy book list. Thanks for sharing. I decided to comment on this blog post instead of your most recent since I've already commented like 49 times on that one.

 

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