sometimes I wake up cuddling a bag of cheetos
@FinalGirl Claps. This is perfect.
@BattyRabbit Thanks so much for weighing in. There were definitely points in my reading where I raised eyebrows and wondered if I should PC-critique the language, but at the end of the day I don't fucking know what it's like to be homeless and in poverty and I don't get a say about it.
I hope things are good for you now.
2/3 of "Them": call me.
@Samhide I'm very interested about this particular spambot's life.
THE LITTLE ORANGE NAVEL INNER TUBE THOUGH
@MarianTheLibrarian Ah, I got into it in college and couldn't see myself stopping after graduation, so it's really become my major hobby in my adult life. Most of the women on my (pretty competitive) team got into it in college, but there are a handful I know that got into it through adult intro programs. I think the most successful adult programs are in the major US rowing hubs (Boston, Philly, DC, Seattle), so if you are in another place you may have to have a bit more luck with who you start off with. But it's wonderful and totally lifechanging!! Everyone should row!!
I should also mention that rowing has a steep-ass learning curve so it can be frustrating to start for the first 6 months or so. But stick with it!
@alicke normally I'd agree, but just tossing out there that goat cheese, skim mozz, feta, and other soft cheeses are naturally lower in fat than other (harder) cheeses. And I will still happily stuff my face with them, so there's that.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some fondue to inhale.
@e-liz I'm not a marathoner, or a professional dietitian, but I am a rower who ingests far more than she should in season, and honestly measuring and counting was one of the only ways to keep myself accountable, along with eating "powerhouse" foods. It sucks and feels so utterly boring/a little obsessive and not body-positive, but knowing roughly how many calories of barley I was getting in at lunch contrasted off my workout(s)for that day honestly helped me feel like "cool it, body, you're getting enough to eat, it's okay."
That, plus snacking on watery veggies CONSTANTLY throughout the day (like, always eating carrots), Clif bars directly before and after workouts, nuts, water.
@maritimah Yeah, exactly!!! I love this. I love this mostly as an athlete who eats a crap ton because I work out a crap ton and then it's like, oh shit, where the hell did that extra 5lbs come from?? It's not vanity (well......for the most part?) but more concern. Healthy weight loss tips/body positivity are gr8!!