Archive for the ‘ The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl ’ Category

The Great Betrayal. My Right Knee (formerly known as My Good Knee)

9th May 2017 | 0 Comments

My knee blew out and I was stranded in the cinema screaming “Help! Help Me!” for 40 minutes.


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: A Confession About Me & Food and What I’m Gonna Do About It.

17th December 2015 | 1 Comment

I have been working out with a trainer since April 2, 2015. It’s been a big commitment and I feel stronger and active. I weigh 300 Lbs so it has been no small feat to keep this body moving and I have lost weight BUT before anyone starts patting me on the back I have [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: The Good Pain of Working Out.

2nd December 2015 | 2 Comments

Every muscle in my body aches. That was my cry to a cousin the day after a very strenuous weight training workout with Trainer Jeremy. She became concerned: “Don’t do too much. You could hurt yourself.” I quickly explained that I have entrusted my training to a wonderful professional and the key to building strength [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Looking Forward to … Working Out and Being the Best I Can Be.

18th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking forward to working out. What kind of nonsense is that? Being the best I can be. Duh. That’s the goal right? Well, let me tell you something: I got a bit bogged down in the mire (no work, no money, intense knee pain) and got stuck in a vacuum of inaction. I began to [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Sitting Up and down in a chair. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

27th August 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I have reported on my actual workouts. I guess that’s because I have been busy writing and singing, going to France and talking about that. Going to the gym and working with my trainer has become less of a novelty which I guess is a good thing. It is part of [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: France, July 2015, Heat, Pain, Endurance and how I got through it!

26th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Time to get real with you. The Chateau de Blandy Les Tour was wonderful. The Opera “Don’t Worry, Be HaRpy” was gorgeous and a great collaboration. I don’t want to sound like a whiner but my last trip to France was tough! Heat, exhaustion, knee pain and obesity made it a real test of endurance [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Performing the Fat Piece

21st July 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been a couple of weeks since the evening in which I performed a reading of the Fat piece from my solo show. I was nervous, I was uncertain. It had only been a fantasy for so long, a work in progress, my biggest obstacle in the long running marathon to complete my solo show. [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Showing Up Is Half The Battle

25th June 2015 | 1 Comment

I didn’t think about it. I knew I had to go. Even as the pain in my back and knee hampered my every move in bed, I got up slowly, cautiously. I thought to myself: “How the Hell am I going to the gym? I can’t even go to the toilet!” In the old days, [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Feel The Burn And Don’t Throw Up!

20th May 2015 | 0 Comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That is one way to describe my session today with Trainer Jeremy. This is the first time in nearly seven weeks that I actually want to say: I have to stop! I can’t do this one anymore! But I don’t say it and [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: In the Groove, Feeling the Positive Effects of Moving My Body.

13th May 2015 | 2 Comments

I’m in the groove. Six weeks of fitness and there’s no sign of me stopping yet. I have been hauling my ass to The Spa at Trump every week, for one hour, three times a week of intense fitness training – intense for a fat broad who hadn’t moved her keister in about six years! [...]