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March 26, 2011

Catching up

Filed under: Uncategorized — megs @ 9:20 am

Okay, you guys put up with the angry political rant, so I figure I owe you a normal catch-up post.

This year, I set myself a goal to lose 20 lbs. and be generally healthier (eat right, exercise more, get a consistent sleep schedule, etc).  See this picture of a 12 pound weight?  This is how much  weight I’ve lost so far.  I work out most days of the week, either running or with free weights.  For diet, I’ve been using a great program called Lose It to count calories.  I feel great!  At my current pace, I will hit 20 lbs. lost around graduation, maybe a little sooner.

In other news, school is going well.  Two of my three classes had midterms.  In one, I got a solid B and I’m setting myself up well for the final.  I haven’t received a grade yet in the other.  I need to play a bit of catch-up in the third class – I set it aside for a few weeks in order to get ready for the midterms in the other two.

Next week is student service week.  I will be doing a bit of volunteer work, though I haven’t made up my mind where just yet.  Next weekend is a little mad cap adventure called the Warrior Dash.  And that night,  Chris and I may be going to a comic book store down in Hollywood to hear a live podcast of The Nerdist.

In short – 2011 has been pretty good to me so far, and I hope all of you are doing equally well.

March 21, 2011

Republicans – Please Stop Trying to Regulate My Vagina

Filed under: Uncategorized — megs @ 9:14 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to point out that, since the start of 2011 (not even 90 days ago, can you believe it?), the Republican party has been perpetrating one of the most vicious attacks on the rights and heath of women in my lifetime.  Republicans in the US House of Representatives have passed or attempted to pass the following bills:

Stop trying to regulate my woman bits because you don’t like something that is as old as pregnancy itself and that women undertake even when it is illegal.  You want fewer abortions to happen?  Educate people about the consequences of sex instead of just telling them not to have any.  Make contraception widely available so people don’t get pregnant in the first place!  The way you’re going about it now just creates a lot of collateral damage in the form of poor women – and men.