Running Away From It All

Read any article about running, and you’re bound to find all the advantages listed within the first paragraph or two. And I’ll admit, they drew me in at first:┬áthe health benefits, the new companions, the opportunity to see Beirut from a different perspective. But those factors were so immediate, I feared that once their effect…

If The Dress Fits, Wear It

One week after I wrote a post celebrating a year of healthy living, I tried on a dress that’s been hanging in my closet for a year- and it fit! It was even loose around my midsection. It fit so well I decided to spend the whole day wearing it: a day which included a lunch outing…

I Am A Runner: Thanks NRC Beirut

If you’ve spoken to me or seen my Instagram feed lately, you probably know that the once unthinkable has now taken over my life. No matter what way you try to phrase it, I’m a runner. I even have a t-shirt that says so. In fact, I have been up since 5 am today (and…

Healthy, Happy Me

It’s hard to believe but it’s true: it’s been almost one year since one ill-fated date night caused me to snap and come to the realization that I needed to do something about my weight. None of my clothes fit like they used to before. My confidence had severely dwindled to the point that the…

A Week of Healthy Eating (and Lots of Chicken)

You may have read in yesterday’s post that I’ve finally taken action towards leading a healthier lifestyle by asking for help from a professional. And sure enough, the Monday morning following my appointment, I had a meal plan sitting in my inbox just waiting to be implemented. It was all up to me to make…

For The Week Ahead

You know, I’m really proud of myself right now. Because after a long day of attending to the house and social obligations, I made myself get into the kitchen and prepare at least two day’s worth of a salad to take with me to work for lunch. All in the pursuit of health and weight…

The Struggle is Real

I don’t have to stand on a scale to know: my clothes don’t fit as they used to before. My face is fuller. I feel winded when I climb a few flights of stairs. My protruding mid-section makes for a good laptop stand as I lie down on the couch trying to write. I’ve gained…

Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

I stepped on a scale recently. It’s something I despise doing and never feel like it’s giving me the right answer of where I am and where I’m getting with my gym and workouts. But I’m so sick of depending on how my clothes feel and what other people tell me to determine if I’ve…

Calm Down Salesladies, My Weight is None of Your Concern

Salesladies love to point out the obvious: that I’m not exactly model thin, which is what I should aspire to become because how else should I be a functional member of society if I don’t fit into a size 36? These very salesladies are the very first people to point out that maybe I should…

Bad English Has Many Purposes: Discovering the Hell-Buddy

I was on the verge of falling asleep yesterday in my class on Innovation and Quality Management. No wait, that’s not right. I was asleep, but with my eyes open. It has everything to do with the fact that I now do my finest studying after midnight and nothing to do with the fact that…