|The only truly useful book in this group is the one
written by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and I
highly recommend the recipe for BBQ rub.
Every single year, the same thing happens. We get through Thanksgiving thinking of it as a single binge before Christmas and instead, find our pants have gotten a bit tighter than we intended and have no intention of slowing down. Its hard. There is good food everywhere, the weather does its best to discourage us from getting outside and exercising, and the stress of the holidays makes it hard to keep a consistent schedule. And so, we begin to put on a bit of weight. I am particularly good at this, I believe one year I gained 10 lbs within a two week period and I don’t think I was pregnant at the time.
|Three years ago, 118 lbs, 25 inch waist, precisely
3 days before tearing a muscle in my abdominal
wall demoing a “knees to elbows”. I was
experiencing severe shoulder pain at night
and had lost 30 lbs on my clean.
Notice the lack of breasts.
|At 145, I’m a little thicker around the waist
than I’d like, but I’m strong and healthy.
|Better than skinny: 138 lbs, 30 inch waist,
40 inch hips, able to take my kids camping,
and hike up a mountain.