Woohoo, Happy Halloween! I hope your fright nights are filled with yummy snacks and awesome costumes. As for me, tonight I’ll be going to my standard Friday night spin class, then I’ll shower and dress for the evening and head over to some parties, and perhaps check out some of the annual Halloween Parade in the East Village.

My post on Elastic Waist from yesterday seemed to piss some people off. I hope people realize when I tell stories about judging myself, it’s about me, and my experiences and feelings at certain times of my life. When I was asked to write for Elastic Waist, they said they wanted me to write from the perspective of someone who has the normal body image pressures and issues as most woman. I may not have had to lose as much weight as some, but it certainly seemed like a Herculean effort from my end. My fat pic, is more representative to me, of a time in my life when I was unhappy with myself, if I were that size now, I don’t know that I’d consider myself fat, because I’m a very different person, I have a very different self worth, and that’s sort of what that post was about for me. It certainly was not me saying anyone that size or higher was fat, fat, fat. It was about me getting to a place where I could feel comfortable in my own skin, which had a lot more to do with me mentally and emotionally then it did physically. I think the physical stuff follows.

I just had to get that off my chest, because I really don’t judge other people, but my job really is to let people into my life and my struggles, which is kind of hard and exposing but I do it.

Meanwhile, I cannot lift my arms. Last night I took an anti-gravity yoga class at Crunch. Since I’m going to review the class next week for Elastic Waist, I won’t let too much out of the bag, but I will say. Ow, my arms hurt. Also, I’m a spaz.

Here’s the food for the day:

Smoothie with banana, unsweetened soy milk and frozen peaches


Chicken noodle soup (not pictured)
Low fat vanilla yogurt