Posts tagged “fat

What #ThePact?!

Runners in front of UP Bahay ng Alumni

My internet service provider is PLDT MyDSL.   I haven’t had a decent connection for awhile now.  It started even before the Japan earthquakes.

One day, when I really needed to do some internet-ting, I went to borrow my friend’s dongle.  Dongle sounds like a bad word.  Nevermind.  I actually have my own dongles.  I have 4 of them.  I have a Smart, Globe and 2 Sun Cellular ones.  All of them are “on loan” to other people.

So I went to borrow from Kathryn Halili, sister of Katrina Halili (not the one that dances to Careless Whisper with Hayden Kho Jr. as these sisters are actually Halili Cruz) was joining up with her runner friends in UP.

I wasn’t going to bring home the dongle because I only needed about half an hour to get things done.  So I decided to just do the work at the steps of the UP Bahay ng Alumni.  The runners, being friendly and all, asked if I’d like to join them on a run.  I didn’t.  I don’t run.  I think some people, like myself, are made for short sprints.  That and I have a bad knee from years of brutal training.

I have been trying to get some exercise in lately.  I have gained a lot of fat recently and have been trying to find ways to drop the weight.

A few friends of mine decided to try doing what we call #ThePact.  Pia, Cecile, Jude and I would tweet each other our daily food intake.  It worked for awhile but, at a certain age, watching what you eat is not enough.  I recently started walking or riding a bicycle along Maginhawa Street.  I liked the walking but figured I’d probably kill myself once summer comes along.  The bicycle riding is nice too except for cars honking at me to move aside.  Seriously annoying.  Bicycles are vehicles too.

So, now, my new attempt at exercise is popping in a yoga dvd every other night (sometimes consecutive nights if I’m not completely in pain).  I’m hoping this will help.

Enough rambling for tonight.

Tennessee Premieres

You know that I love Mariah Carey and I’ve been waiting for this film for a very long time. It’s finally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last April 26th. I dunno about what to comment about Mariah’s past acting efforts other than they were comedic when not intended to be, but reviews said that they were pretty decent in this film. I’m not looking for a stellar performance, not after The Bachelor, Wise Girls and Glitter, but I am very excited to read the words “decent”, “acting” and “Mariah” in a review.

Here’s a clip from the movie.

…and another.

Trivia: According to Janet Jackson, this is the film she got fat for. When the location for shooting was changed Janet was unable to do the film. Luckily, Mariah was fat enough for the role without effort. ❤

Age Defying Fat

I was surfing the net for all things Madonna because a friend posted about her possibly coming to Manila in July. While going through some forums, I came across this photo and found it very disturbing. Now, I know that she’s this yoga and pilates enthusiast type person, and that she’s really in great shape, but there’s something about this photo that makes me think that having fat is not such a bad thing.

My grandmother, who was thin all her life, struggled to keep her fat on (I wish that was my weight issue.) I remember her complaining about losing weight so vividly. She would tell me that she needed to gain weight to keep gravity from tugging on loose skin. Her sister, on the other hand, went to botox to keep her face immobile. From what I witnessed, both methods worked quite well. The only problem with the botox, for me, is that you can’t inject your entire body. But I have a problem with fat as well, a lot of people seem to see the extra pounds as something really ugly and I am one of those people.

Maybe there’s a good balance between fat and cosmetic surgery, and I just have to find it. Oprah Winfrey is 54 years old, and I don’t know if she’s had her face injected (she has perfect lighting on the set of her show), but her arms don’t look like gravity has taken its toll. Since Madonna is turning 50 this year, I’d have to wait and see what Marcia Cross, 46, and Mariah Carey, 38, will look like at 50 before making a conclusion between fat and cosmetic injecting/surgery.