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and now for something completely different.

first get the diet stuff out of the way. My way of keeping me honest. The number of calories I am told to shoot for depending on the guage is 2936. This is to reflect the goal I have to loose a little under 2 pounds a week. Today i am at 2,186 roughly. Harder to guage the calories on them home cooked meals.I am trying to walk some more. I keep meaning to go to the new gym and I have been there to look around but god I dread the place. Or rather i dread working out alone. Nothing worse than beeing the lone fat man in a gym. It is just bad. If you have not been there I cant explain it. I know I need to go. I want to get back into it but I always get frustrated and eventually stop and I honestly dont know how to fix that.

now on to other things.

I watched a really quite good movie called Crash. If you have not seen this movie I recomend it. To the detractors of my movie taste yes it has some sadness in it but it is beautiful film and worth watching. So anyway the subject of the film is race and how it effects people in LA in particular and maybe everywhere. It is pretty well written and very well acted. But this did accomplish what I am sure the director wanted. It made me start thinking about race. I have always been raised to believe that race did not matter. This had actually led to some unfortunate experiences growing up in the south(big surprise i know). The question I ask is how free of prejudice am I? How free of prejudice is anyone? I have had friends who are smart, reasonable, and usually open minded argue the most racist crap and all the while saying things like "but dont get me wrong some (insert your minority here) are my friends and I dont have a problem with them." These are not bad guys. they are not malicious and mean. They think the kkk is a bunch twits. But in private they will say such stupid garbage and not even relize it.

I dont know anyway thats where my head is at tonight.


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Jun. 22nd, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
People are just like that everywhere. People in Moscow are hating newcomers from the ex-USSR republics, especially those from Azerbaijan.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
dumb may be a planetary thing.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
There is something worse than being the lone fat person at the gym, working out alone. It's being the lone fat person walking around in the pool, which is visible to everyone in the gym.

Just keep in mind that eventually if you spend enough time being the fat person in the gym you won't be fat anymore.

Jun. 22nd, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
If you have a choice of local gyms, I recommend going to all of them once and asking for a tour. I ended up choosing a gym where there were other folks who were overweight and not one that was a meat market. Surprisingly, the YMCA is usually pretty good in this regard. Places like Gold's Gym are usually hard-body havens.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
I was going to a nice quiet gym for a while. it was nice enough and I kept going for several months before illness and the eventual dis interest in working out alone got me. The new gym bought them and put them out of buisness. The new place is called the rush and it is likw Bally's I guess.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
I second that on the YMCA. They're usually inexpensive and reasonably quiet.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
the new gym has a pool. Funny that.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
I loved Crash, I thought it was an intense moving movie and the most honest look at racial issues in the US, at least from the "white" perspective. That being the only one I can speak with any kind of authority.
Jun. 22nd, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
On the race issue, I'd be preaching to the choir.

On the subject of diets - I am so proud of you. You're not just doing it; you're doing it right. No fad diet on earth is as good for you as eating less, working out, and shooting for about two pounds a week. Perfect!
Jun. 22nd, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
The downside it is easy to get frustragted it is going slow but rapid weight loss things either dont work or are unhealthy or both.
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