Tuesday, November 1, 2011

How Gossip Girl Helped Me Lose Weight

The last three weeks were filled with the unreal, the beautiful, and the inevitability tragic.  (Or, more accurate, the inevitable tragedy.) For the first two weeks, however, I was blissfully out of touch with the world back home and enjoying a right of passage for any young 20something, the famous 'Euro Trip'  Yes, I've been to Europe before but never without the guidance and restrictions of my parents. This time I was on my own, accompanied only by my boyfriend's little brother and a multitude of maps, tickets, and the 'How-To Speak French' book he brought with him.

But more on my trip later.  Right now I want to tell you about the new amazing 'weight loss' idea I had.  Not that I need to lose weight, but after walking around Europe for two weeks I want to keep that good feeling exercising gives you.  Now, I hate exercise, but I hate Gossip Girl more.  I suppose that's not fair, I've never watched the show, yet I tried to read and could not stand the book.  I'm a bit picky when it comes to my television programs, I won't watch just anything.  Usually if it does not have scifi, fantasy, or ridiculous amounts of comedy I'm not interested.  I do not like Dawson's Creek, The OC, etc.  In fact, the only 'teen drama' show I enjoy (or used to at least) was Degrassi...it goes there.  Honestly though, I more or less know I'm not gonna like watching Gossip Girl.  My little sister likes that show, she thinks everything I do or like is...weird.  Yes that's right Nerdfighters, she things you're weird!  I love her, but she watches Gossip Girl and spends her money on clothing.  I spend my money on hard-drives.  But I shall embark on this feat, because for every Gossip Girl episode I watch, I will work out for the entire time.  That's right, 45 minutes every other day.  If, that is, I can work it around job interviews and making YouTube videos.  I'll try and keep posting here as often as I can so you can check to see what episode I'm on and how my workout progress is going.  I'm not going to weigh myself, it's not about weight loss, its about being healthy.  So from now on, when I mention what Gossip Girl episode I'm on, I'm more referring to how many time's I've worked out since Oct. 28th  Congrats, our first blog inside joke, feel special.

In other news, it's November, NaNoWriMo.  Even though I'll be cranking out at least 1,667 words a day I want to write on this blog more as well.  If you are reading this and want to agree with this idea, please let me know in the comments what you want to hear about.  My Euro Trip? the job hunt? NaNoWriMo news? Let me know.  Also, I have a new love of the British television show Doctor Who and after getting all caught up on episodes starting in 2005 and ending now, I have decided to start from the very start in 1963.  There a few things I am not giving up despite my recent unemployment, and one of those is Netflix.  (Another is VidCon2012)  Oh, and I'm 'sargentj' on NaNoWriMo.org if you want to follow my progress.  Comment with your username and I'll follow you!

Stay nerdy, you guys.

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  1. I love Doctor Who. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the older ones as I've only watched 2005 on. I'm KathyHS87 on NaNo. Good luck!

  2. Hahahaha Jenny.... Why on earth would you want to make working out even less pleasant than it already is?! When I work out I need to reward myself with something special like a guilty pleasure TV show, or my favorite music or a movie.


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