Going Home

The Christmas holiday is here and so I'm looking forward to going home. I've the last few holiday seasons alone. It would be nice to finally spend it with family. It's been pretty rough around here lately.  Financially and personally. But hopefully next year will be a whole lot better. So here's hoping for the best.

Hotties I love ❤

 Jonathan Rhys Meyers


The new year is right around the corner and finding a good paying job these days is unheard of. Not that I really want a regular job anyway. What I really want is to be my own boss and not answer to anyone. So I figure that I can best do that by putting my accounting degree to work and am thinking of becoming a Quickbooks specialist. Now that I've come up with my idea, the question is where to go from here. I know I have to brush up my accounting skills. I hope that working as a freelance bookkeeper makes me a decent income. And I love working from home. So I'm crossing my fingers this works.

Hotties I love ❤

Hugh Dancy

Subway Guy Falls Off The Diet Wagon

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Jared Fogle, a.k.a., "the Subway guy" was recently spotted in the Miami airport toting some extra baggage -- and not the kind on two wheels either.

Nearly a decade ago, we watched in awe when commercials aired about the young 20-year-old college student who lost 245 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches for lunch and dinner every day. Now we're watching again as the sandwich chain's spokesman has apparently fallen off his own diet.

While he still tweets about eating Subway (wouldn't you if you got free subs?), it appears the Subway guy has taken a break from eating fresh as much as he used to. According to Subway's web site, "Jared still enjoys his favorite SUBWAY sandwich, but has eased himself into eating other foods. He always chooses foods low in fat and limits the amount of alcoholic beverages. He still drinks only "diet" beverages and continues his walking regimen."

No one can blame a guy for wanting more of a variety of food -- after all, eating subs every day for years had to get kinda boring. But straying too far from his staple of turkey and veggie subs has obviously caused his waistline to spread as quickly as mayonnaise.

It appears Jared is still visiting schools and events across the country to promote the Jared Foundation which Subway established in 2004 to help fight childhood obesity and encourage kids to lead healthy lifestyles. As part of his presentation, he shows the crowd his iconic 60 inch fat pants. Just two months ago he told the kids at Thurman White Middle School in Nevada that staying healthy and keeping fit are "so important".

Let's hope those fat pants stay off the Subway guy and the extra toppings around his middle are just a temporary set-back.


I love Photography Contests!!

Calling All Shutterbugs: 

The Reader's Annual "1,000 Words" 

Photo Contest 

Our annual photo issue needs your submissions!

On December 31, the Reader will publish its third annual 1,000 Words issue, a look back at the year in Chicago in photos.
We’d like to include your photos of 2009. No subject is too big or too small—we’re looking for everything from big news captures to perfect little details. Send your high-resolution contest entries (10 MB max) or links to them to: 1000words@chicagoreader.com.
We will also consider photos submitted to the Chicago Reader Flickr pool.
The submission deadline is midnight, December 13.
If we choose your photo for publication, you’ll be entered into a drawing for these prizes:
1) A Canon PowerShot 780IS courtesy of Central Camera and four digital photography classes at the Chicago Photography Academy
2) A Manfrotto Compact Tripod and Bag courtesy of Central Camera and one digital photography class at the Chicago Photography Academy
3) A Tamrac Express 7 Camera Bag courtesy of Central Camera


Now all I have to do is find an awesome picture to submit, any ideas?

Hotties I love ❤

Tom Sturridge

Day 24

The countdown begins. I go home in 24 days, so I have a lot of stuff to do before I leave. I did my morning workout and was able to stay within my Weight Watchers points. So far so good. Though I am pretty tried today. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have more energy.

An Old Favorite

I'd be sure to fail....

College's too-fat-to-graduate rule under fire

CNN) -- Most college students expect to receive their diplomas on the basis of grades, but at a Pennsylvania school, physical fitness matters too.

Students at Lincoln University with a body mass index of 30 or above, reflective of obesity, must take a fitness course that meets three hours per week. Those who are assigned to the class but do not complete it cannot graduate.


Hotties I love ❤

James McAvoy

Going home for Christmas

I haven't been home for the holidays in a few years now. This year I'm really looking forward to going home. But as of late I've been going out a lot and have been taking a lot of pictures and see I've gain the dreaded double chin. So my goal is to lose it before I go home. I'm crossing my finger :) So I've stared working out again and as hard as this is will have to cut out junk food and sweets. This is going to be hard.

Remember Me

Nearly the end of a bad year

With this years horrible economy and with the unemployment on the rise I wonder and hope that next year will be different. How much worse can it get? I have been looking for a job myself since April of this year and have had no luck. So needless to say it's been a very stressful year. Which brings on the emotional eating. I've been gaining weight this year because of it. I've also lost all my friends, they've all moved to other states and there is nothing harder than making new friends. It's nearly the end of November, just one more month to go and I have great hope that next year will be much better.

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