I'm the associate editor here at The Stir. I'm a bargainista by talent and runner of everything from 5ks to half marathons. Losing 70 pounds is my greatest life accomplishment, so far. In my spare time I ramble on personal blog, Making Life Fit.
I think it's safe to say that on the weekends, we all like to pause and blow off a little steam. For me, that's taking a long run and going out to drinks with a few girlfriends. For Teen Mom star Maci Bookout, that's going to the strip club.
But really. Over the weekend the mother to adorable son Bentley was spending time with her long-distance boyfriend Taylor, when she tweeted that they were going to spend a wonderful evening out ... at the strip club.
Weight loss isn't exactly the easiest thing. It's annoying. You have to come to terms with the fact that you're fat (it sucks, believe me, I know) and then you have to put all this effort forward making changes to your comfortable, luscious lifestyle so you can live a healthier, better one. For instance, you have to swap out your double-decker peanut butter and jelly lunch sandwich (what, was that just me?) for some sort of grilled chicken salad concoction. Seriously, where's the fun in that?
Clearly, losing weight is a taxing struggle as it is. However there are ALWAYS people that make it harder. You know, the people that think that they're helping when they're absolutely not? Those naggers who think they have your best interest in mind, but everything they're saying makes you want to strangle them?
Here, let me give a few words to the wise. Check out the 10 things NEVER to say to someone trying losing weight:
People don't really talk numbers when it comes to weight, especially to one another. In our society, numbers on a scale are a scary, scary thing. It's just a way of life. But for Allure, weight is a way to grab attention. Which is why the magazine published Zoe Saldana's weight on their cover in a caption reading, "Zoe Saldana: 115 pounds of grit and heartache."
Okay, so I'm gonna take a stab at interpreting the mindset behind this. Obviously 115 pounds is NOT heavy. In fact, for someone like Zoe who is 5'7", 115 pounds is VERY small. The magazine is trying to convey, if I had to guess, that you can be tiny but tough. OK, point taken. But while some people are seeing red over the mag's weighty decision to publish the actress's weight on their front cover, I see it more positively.
I don't know about you, but sitting at a desk job is the perfect platform for me to be the ultimate fatty no friends. OK, I'll be more specific: I feel like half of the time I'm at work, I'm eating. Which is why I was surprised that when it comes to worker-obesity statistics, blogger is not topping the list of most obese workers in America.
Who would have thought that there are statistics depicting what workers are the heaviest, eh? Indeed -- according to the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, all jobs are not created equal. In fact, the jobs that required less education and paid little are also the ones that have the highest rates of obesity in the U.S.
Hey, I guess it makes sense. Being less educated means you're less aware of the health risks associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, gallstones, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea, among other conditions.
Click through to see what the top 5 most obese professions are:
What I'm about to tell you may put a damper on your day because it has most definitely on mine. Just as I was really starting to love everything about her sweet, charming personality -- reportedly Shakira is leaving The Voice. AND not only is Shakira dunzo, but former judge Christina Aguilera will be reclaiming her spot in the spinning chair. I. Know.
Rumor has it that Christina really wanted back in the action, and the head honchos behind the singing show were ALL about it. Shakira will wrap up season 4 on June 18, and wam bam see ya later, it's Xtina's turn come the fall.
I'm ... I'm ... bummed. It's not that I don't like Christina. I think she adds some interesting spice and flair to the show. But Shakira is just so sweet. She's so cute. She's been so fun to watch and I adore her laugh! Couldn't we just add, like, a fifth chair or something?