Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Helena: an introduction

Hi guys, I'm Helena. Yup, that hot blond one over there on the right. I am the older sister of Amber and Chantel, the sister-in-law of Annie, and the mortal enemy of Katie.

Watch your back Katie. You're going down.

I wasn't kidding in my bio. I really did gain 30 lbs in the past year. I'm super proud of that.

If you are interested in my method, it's pretty simple:

Eat everything you want to. And when you are full? Eat more because then
there's less to put away in the fridge.

Also, try to live across the street from a Steak N' Shake. And when you get a
2am craving for a Hershey's Dark Chocolate Shake? Run with it.

This stuff work's y'all.

It also helps if you have a desk job. By limiting your daily exercise to your infrequent trips to the copy machine, you will start seeing results in no time. Promise.

The downside to this lifestyle is you won't fit in your clothes anymore.

I know what you're thinking: "Hello shopping spree!!"

But really? When you are buying up a size (or 4), it's not as fun as you'd think.

 Amber talked me into this blog by bribing me with an $80 gift certificate. That's right- 1 of us 5 girls is gonna win, and the rest of us are paying for it.

I was trying to decide what my prize should be. Kurt (my husband) thinks I should ask for an $80 gift certificate to an all-you-can-eat buffet.

....As tempting as that is, I think I'll go with $80 certificate to the mall, so I can buy some clothes that fit!

 I don't really know where I'm going to start with my exercise program. I hate running. I go sometimes, but it isn't fun. Maybe I'll sign up for a dance class? Or do push-ups under my desk (you know, where I keep the cookies).

I'll keep you posted.

(Helena writes daily for Life in the Pitts. Check it out.)



Annie on July 21, 2010 at 4:23 PM said...

On the last frame is that how many cookies you have ate under your desk?

Chantel on July 21, 2010 at 10:26 PM said...

Love the pics you took of yourself! Do you keep a photographer around you all the time?

You could use exercise videos! Amber gave me some, and they're very convenient. So far, who knows maybe I'll lose the drive later on.

Helena on July 22, 2010 at 6:25 AM said...

Annie, those are totally cookie wrappers. Piles of them. And there are more in the drawers.

And Chantel, it's the paparazzi. They just can't get enough of me.

Amber on July 22, 2010 at 1:15 PM said...

I'm glad you labeled it as a cookie, I was afraid you were eating trash... (unfortunately, it wouldn't be the first time...)


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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