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  • ContactRida 12:36 pm on March 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2 week diet, Dr. Oz, rapid weight loss   

    i wanna get physical physical 

    Since I stopped eating meat for March (or Lent as someone asked me), I have lost about 9 pounds but I’m pretty sure that’s mainly recently freed fecal matter in my large intestines and excess body fluid. Do I feel better? I don’t know. It’s only been a month. I have stopped craving sweets, but maybe that’s because I’ve been drinking hot chocolate with Bailey’s Irish Cream, and also sweet red wine.

    I do notice the sweet more so in fruit and have become addicted to broccoli (why broccoli, no clue), but I’ve been browsing Dr. Oz’ site since he has trusting, sincere eyes. So I may try this rapid weight loss thing he’s promoting, though a body should only lose 2lbs a week, blah, blah… http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/dr-ozs-two-week-rapid-weight-loss-diet

    Five Easy Steps to Rapid Weight Loss:

    1) get rid of wheat (ok)

    2) get rid of artificial sweeteners (not a big fan anyway)

    3) get rid of sugars and alcohol (not gonna happen. what’s next?)

    4) no more coffee (not a prob, not a coffee drinker.)

    5) give up dairy (n-word what?!? another ‘not gonna happen’) and replace with greek yogurt (again, what?)

    Now Dr. Oz goes into what you CAN eat which is probably saliva, crab grass and fingernail clippings:

    1) start each day with hot water and 1/2 lemon (guess i can’t make a hot Toddy.)

    2) make a breakfast smoothie: combined unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2cup of frozen berries, 1/2 banana, 2tbsp rice protein powder, and 2tbsp of flaxseed powder, and blend (so where would i get rice and flaxseed powder? wait. where would i get a blender?)

    Things you can have on this 2 week wonder diet:

    1) greek yogurt

    2) 6oz of protein

    3) 1/2 cup of brown rice

    4) organic green tea

    5) oil & avocado

    6) nuts, hummus and pickles

    (ok. this whole list just sucks serious balls. who wants to eat that totally bland, taste-deficient crap? not me.)

    But wait. There’s more: unlimited low-glycemic veggie consumption. (yaye)

    Final step: add probiotics & nutrients to speed up weight loss (those things don’t sound tasty.)

    The full program: http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/dr-ozs-2-week-rapid-weight-loss-plan-instructions

    I’m thinking this diet probably isn’t for me. I will see how much weight I lose when I add fish and brown rice to my diet and reduce juice and substitute with green tea. Will let you know of my success (or failure) in May. Until then, let’s get physical baby:



  • ContactRida 5:20 am on March 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Philadelphia, Philly, summer wordcamp,   


    How stoked am I to find WordCamp? VERY!!! And it’s taking place in my hometown, the City of Brotherly Love. Check it out:




    I hope to gain knowledge about the basics to make my site more aesthetically pleasing. I’ve only been writing since the fall and there are so many things I want to do to my site but don’t have the basic skills or patience to read (since I learn kinesthetically). So if you’re in Philly June 7-8, look me up and let’s do after party together, I have a totally sick terrace overlooking the city:)






    • litadoolan 6:44 am on March 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Look forward to hearing how it goes! Would love to go to a WordCamp! Hope they come near me. Love your photo. Beautiful smile! 😀 Have a great time.

      • ContactRida 10:31 am on March 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        thank you. i will post all about it when it happens. hope to learn great tips on blog design.

  • ContactRida 3:33 pm on March 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bowflex, dairy, fitness, planet sustainability, vegan, vegetarian   

    How to be a sexy vegan(ish) 

    In the quest of this again: large sexy calves (2) my diet has dramatically changed, and I have purchased this:max-trainer 5the Bowflex Max5, due to be delivered in 45-60 days.

    I weighed myself and it was not pretty. While I have a sexy, voluptuous form with an ample bosom and serious junk in the trunk,


    I want the lean, sprinter’s form I had a few years ago. To be truthful, my diet has changed because I now believe our planet cannot be sustained if we continue eating meat (and dairy-though my body has become stronger since I switched from soymilk to lactose free whole milk): http://www.worldwatch.org/node/549

    My opinion on meat was mainly influenced by Mayim Bialik. She is a Neuro-scientist, Mom, vegan and former child star of Blossom. Take a listen:

    While I will never be a total vegan, I would like to think I am doing a small part to keep the planet healthy and keep my temple, my body, healthier too. What are your thoughts?

    photo credits: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AGQfegEopok/UtPLS5rG8KI/AAAAAAAA8RE/8nl05wnkF4k/s1600/large+sexy+calves+%282%29.jpg  and http://bowflex.com/bowflex-home-gyms-us/bowflex.jsp

  • ContactRida 11:57 pm on January 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ingredients, , perfect life, perfection   

    10 ingredients for the perfect life 

    Step One
    1) one cup of kindness
    2) one cup of patience
    3) one cup of loyalty
    4) one cup of perseverance
    5) three cups of curiosity & adventure
    6) three cups of humility
    7) two cups of empathy & sympathy
    8) two cups of ambition
    9) four cups of unconditional love
    10) 64 ounces of acceptance & tolerance

    Step Two
    mix all ingredients together well until happiness is as natural as breathing

    Step Three
    then share with others

    Step Four
    repeat Step Three for a lifetime


  • ContactRida 12:52 pm on January 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , being a bitch, being nice, bitches, DeNiro, , Heat, MD, medical school, , , Pacino   

    nice nurses finish last 

    I won’t bore you with office BS. If you held a job anywhere, you already know there are incompetent superiors who try to hide their flaws by covering their ass, or rather, throwing YOU under the bus. Blah, blah, blah, long story short, after working nearly 20 hours straight today, I am going to apply to medical school.

    I will finish (maybe) my Family Nurse Practitioner track which is four more semesters counting this one. But I’ve just had it with cunt nurses. No apologies. I’m slow because I address nearly every little fire. Quick nurses who finish early do so because they are rude bitches who don’t let the patients speak. Period. That’s not me. And patients don’t complain about the bitch nurse because they are too afraid to. So WTF?

    I get angry. I get motivated. This is my life. It’s a scene from HEAT with Robert DeNiro:

    “A guy told me one time, “Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.”

    If I’m not happy (feel the heat) I walk, burn the bridge, piss on it, salt it, and walk off into the sunset.  Fuck it.  I am the queen of starting over. Sooooooooo, I just have to find a med school that will accept me. I can’t seem to stop challenging myself:)


    • T. Dawn 1:47 pm on January 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      You go on with your pissed off, bass ass self. Practitioner??? That is so awesome. Use the force girl…get good and aggravated to keep you motivated. Just remember to smile pretty on the interviews. Keep us posted!!

  • ContactRida 11:58 pm on January 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: antioxidants, , junk food, kettle chips, , Omega 3s, red wine, self improvement, stairs, walking   

    Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions Easy To Keep 

    1. WEIGHT LOSS – Limit yourself to only three junk food items for the next 12 months.
    Mine are:

    a) Kettle potato chips. It’s hard to eat kettle chips quickly because they are brick hard and crunchy. They also serve as a great item to eat while mindlessly watching tv, since you can’t hear the tv over the crunch, you subconsciously eat less.

    b) Chocolate covered nuts – I love Peanut Chews. They have Omega-3s and antioxidants. You can’t go wrong!


    c) Home baked chocolate chip cookies – I have to make them from scratch. Being that I hate cooking, this is a huge deterrent to eating them.

    2. EXERCISE – Park as far away from the store as you can. Make yourself walk those extra steps, and if there are stairs – take them! Your ass will thank you.

    3. WINE – If you can’t cut down on junk food or park far away and take stairs, then you can drink more red wine. Red wine is chock full of total body goodness: http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-red-wine.html

    So I raise my glass to you and 2014. Let’s make this a Happier New Year!!!


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