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Posted by Kelly on June 7, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (2)

For the past few weeks I've been trying to teach myself to eat healthier & BE healthier in general.

So here's a few tips:

NO Regular Soda. Occasionally a Diet Soda is ok but don't make that a habit either. Soda is one of the worst things you can put into your body.

NO Fast Food Meals.

Switch to Whole Wheat Breads & Pasta.

Add Fruits & Veggies to All Meals

Base Each Meal Around Fruits or Veggies

Keep telling yourself that you can do this, you NEED to do this for YOURSELF. You only have one body to live your life in.

Drink about 30oz FIRST THING when you wake up!

Increase your Fiber intake. A high fiber diet helps get rid of junk in your pipes. Blueberries have loads of fiber. There's loads of ways to increase Fiber.

Eat a snack around 3:00 or 4:00pm. Get something that will give you a boost of protein or fiber but nothing too sweet.

When it comes to salt, use Sea Salt and only use in moderation.



Ways To Stop Feeling Fat

Posted by Kelly on April 24, 2014 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Remember you are a f***ing genius, hysterically funny & really popular.

Get super dressed up and spend an inordinate amount of time on your hair and makeup, just to go get groceries or perform other mundane tasks.

Make a list of 10 things you want to do before you die, and indulge the most exciting one you can come up with. That may mean taking ONE action step towards achieving the goal of your choice (e.g. if you want to sing at Carnegie Hall, start practicing your scales).

Masturbate. Regularly. (Or have sex, whichever.)

Wrap your body head-to-toe in something hyper-comfortable, like warm bath water, fresh sheets or maybe an old cashmere Juicy jumpsuit. Remember those? I'm '90s reminiscing like whoa.

Just for a moment, pretend that God is a fact. Does he give a shit about your weight? I mean, come on. What other gifts has the Universe bestowed upon you, lucky girl?

Google fat activism. It's a thing.

Imagine someone in your life that loves you totally unconditionally. Is it a parent? A sibling? That nerdy boy who had a HUGE crush on you in 7th grade? Close your eyes and imagine looking at yourself through their eyes.

10 Ways To Stop 'Feeling Fat'.

Being Pregnant & Pregnancy Tips

Posted by Kelly on December 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm totally not pregnant but hopefully someday I will be but I've got to find a man first. Anyway I just wanted to list a few tips & things I want to remember when that time finally comes. And this may help someone else as well. Loads of people I know have been having babies so I'm behind but I can bet that's not a bad thing at all especially since I'm only 21. I've still got loads of things to get done before I bring another human into the world.

Important Questions to Ask the Hospital

1. Is your hospital run by a religious entity? This would be a necessary question even if you don't plan on getting an abortion. You need to know if there could be any conflicts with their religious directives and the care & treatment you receive. In some cases if a hospital is under a religious entity, they will not allow you to receive certain options that you could have elsewhere. For example if the health professionals found out there was no way the baby would survive, instead of telling you and giving you proper options, they would most likely not mention it at all and let you go on and have a miscarriage. This could even potentially put your life in danger. 

2. Is your hospital prohibited from discussing abortion as an option? Some hospitals will not perform abortions but there are even some hospitals that will not discuss it at all although it is an option.

3. What is your hospital's policy when it learns your baby isn't thriving and/or has your life or health at risk? Would they tell you if your pregnancy turns out to be ectopic? Most women would want to be aware of any complications and think ahead so they could figure out their options.

4. If your medical condition forces the hospital to prioritize either your health or your baby's health, which do they choose? No one wants to be in this type of situation but we can't predict these things. Hopefully the hospital would do everything to help both you and the baby but you should still know the hospital's priorities.

I Am Perfect

Posted by Kelly on December 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Throughout my entire life I've had a hard time accepting myself & my flaws. I've always felt like I'm not worthy or good enough in most aspects of life. However, I've ventured out into the world & now I know the truth is I am absolutely perfect exactly as I am and you are too. 

In the words of Heidi Powell (a woman I admire & look up to) ... "I believe that everyone and every thing is perfect and beautiful in its imperfect state of being. Think about that for one second – imagine that just maybe your imperfections actually make you perfect. Don’t you just love the freedom that thought gives you? Well, time to realize the reality of the thought and let go of our self-judgments and negative self-talk. It’s time to embrace our imperfections." I couldn't agree more. Here's a link to Heidi's blog entry that inspired me to write this one.

Every person that has ever lived has had imperfections but these imperfections are part of what makes each person unique. If you look at yourself as a whole person & see your strengths along with your weaknesses, you'll start to see that you are perfectly imperfect, meaning you are perfect in your own way. There are no true guidelines for perfection. Whatever ideal state of perfection the media has supplied to our brains isn't accurate or even possible. Even with all the ridiculous procedures & surgeries for physical beauty, it is impossible to reach the media's vision of absolute perfection... Unless of course you have Photoshop or some sort of photo editing software. Photos can be perfect but people have imperfections. I believe when you get to know yourself and accept yourself for who and what you truly are, that is when you will achieve perfection. 

I know I am far from perfect but I have accepted myself the way I am right now (And also my past, which is another story) and I have finally learned to love myself and my flaws.

Here Are A Few Of My Imperfections

1. I'm shy. In school (I'd rather not even talk about the subject...) I was so shy it hurt and my shyness held me back from having fun with everyone else. Still today I'd rather sit back & observe everything instead of blurting out all my thoughts. Unfortunately this has lead many people to think I am either stuck up or have mental problems. 

2. My smile. If I'm not literally laughing with my mouth open my smile looks so weird because for one thing it's crooked & my left front tooth overlaps the right front tooth. This has contributed to my shyness for the majority of my life up until now.

3. My weight. I'm a big girl, not so big that I have trouble getting around and I can see & touch my toes just fine but I'm overweight and have been most of my life. Guys say I'm "thick" and it seems lots of guys like me just for my body but I'm not satisfied with that. I struggle with my reflection daily but I do love my body for all it can do.

4. I'm socially lazy. Lazy doesn't really cover it, I honestly do not know the word(s) I'm looking for here. But I love meeting new people, having meaningful conversations and learning the stories behind the faces and I have loads of friends & acquaintances but it seems like I have trouble with keeping consistent contact. I have only a few close friends now and that's because they are the only ones I have made a real effort to keep in contact with. My only justification for this is that I like variety but I'm aware that's not a good excuse.

5. I care too much. Now this is double-sided; It's good to care in general, and it's good to care about someone that cares about you but the thing is I care too much about people that I mean nothing to. I could tell you some stories that would leave you speechless. My heart is huge and wide open but not as much as it once was. A heart & soul can only handle so much pain.

6. My hair. Once upon a time I could wake up and my hair looked great, I'd brush it real quick and ta-da I was ready to walk out & face the day. But now my hair is in a constant mess. No matter what I do it never looks great, just alright. And only alright sometimes. Most of the times it looks 'ehh' or 'wtf'. It's naturally wavy and I hate wearing my hair up in public (I do not know why) so it usually looks like a total disaster. I haven't given up on it yet but I'm at the end of my rope.


How To Be Attractive (Naturally)

Posted by Kelly on December 4, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This is mainly what women are attracted to in men but in some cases I think these things apply to a woman's attraction as well.

Women are attracted to a man's behavior. We'll start with the most well known of all, CONFIDENCE.

Confidence isn't only being certain with yourself but also knowing how to handle uncertainty. Confident people are the ones that can stay calm in any situation without getting over-emotional. When you are confident you appear to know what you're doing and therefore appear as reliable. Confidence is not only key to getting people to like you but it's the gateway to success in every part of your life.

Why does confidence matter to women so much? Well one theory is based on our ancestors (you know, cavemen haha) Women would rely on emotions for survival. Women couldn't fight as well as men (Men supposedly think more rationally and have more muscle mass) so when it comes to conflict, women would be indirect and never get to the point of things. Conflict avoidance was (and still is) a deeply rooted survival mechanism in women. An example in modern times would be the one word replies and the lack of interest and communication. It's just a woman's way of protecting herself and in some cases, her baby or children as well. 

Women want a confident man instead of a man too afraid to act because in a life or death situation the woman knows she can depend on that man to help keep her safe.

The next attractive behavior is CHARM. 

Being charming means you have the ability to make people feel comfortable around you. Complimenting women directly (*confidence*) lets a woman know you like her and appreciate her and in turn she will be comfortable around you and willing to stick around. Women spend so much of their life buying makeup and revealing clothing and spend hours in a single day to make herself look as beautiful as possible because we know men are attracted to our bodies.

Men are attracted to a woman's body because the body tells you the health of a woman and whether or not she could survive pregnancy. Men are attracted to young women (who are more likely to be healthy) and the curves of her body. Let's face it, if a girl has wide hips, that's a major indicator that she's ready to give birth. I'm not saying it means she's pregnant, it just means she's ready to carry a baby and her hips are good and wide enough to allow a baby to pass through. This natural way of sizing up a woman isn't necessary anymore but it's still accurate. 

If you like something about a woman, even if it's a part of her body, just tell her because in most cases it's charming. But then again if you say you like her breasts, you may appear as a creep. Take time to get to know the woman before just blurting out your thoughts on her tits or ass. If a woman knows that you think she is beautiful, it makes her feel worthy and justifies all the time she spends on her appearance. It is so important to regularly remind women why you think they are so beautiful to you and reinforce the notion as well.

Last of all is RESPONSIBILITY.

Basically women are attracted to a man who will act out his role of the dominant male. Men have always been seen as the leader in relationships, since he makes all of the advances from initiating interest and talking to a woman all the way to having sex. Women are typically indirect and submissive so they rarely initiate anything related to advancing, even making you aware they are interested at all. They throw out clues but deep down women know those clues are useless. Men rarely notice those indirect clues mainly because they don't spend as much time analyzing things as women do. Besides, there's no point looking for clues when a man can just do something and see if she responds or not.

Responsibility also means looking out for yourself first, women second and everybody else last. 

Here's an example: Let's say you're on a train with your lady and there are no seats left. So you're both standing there uncomfortably. Then somebody leaves and one seat is free, so what do you do? Most men would give the seat to the woman but that's not showing responsibility because the guy will still be standing there uncomfortably although he should be putting himself first. Sure it would be nice of you to give her the seat but you're putting her importance over your own and that's not attractive to women. If a guy keeps doing "nice" things like that she will eventually leave.

The best thing to do is take the seat for yourself. This is better because you're looking out for yourself first. So the woman would still be standing there but all you have to do is sit down and physically move her onto your lap. This would show responsibility (you put yourself first), confidence (you physically grabbed her and moved her) and charm  (you're making her comfortable by letting her sit on your lap). 

Here's another example: Let's say it's cold outside and you're taking a walk with your lady. You're wearing a nice fleece lined jacket but your girl was forgetful and didn't bring one along. She's shivering and complaining so you could give her your jacket but then you'd be cold. You could just ignore her complaints but that's not charming at all. So what do you do? Just unzip your jacket and wrap her in it close to you so you can share the warmth. This stuff should come naturally to a guy once he starts putting himself first. 

And I guarantee the ladies will stick around. ;)