Urban Outfitters for Kids’ Rooms

Is it just me, or is Urban Outfitters THE place to get cool stuff for kids’ rooms?

I’m not sure if it’s that kids are getting savvier or young adults more childlike – possibly the latter given the huge wave of twenty-somethings moving back home after university. Though maybe the economy is the culprit for that. I dunno – but the URBN aesthetic really rocks in a youngish kids’ room, especially one like The Little Nutball’s seeing as how she’s digging the whole birds/skulls/pink/pretty flowers frequency.

I’ve always loved their style, but in university couldn’t afford it. I was in school right at the height of grunge, perhaps the last hurrah of stylishly DIY truly budget living. We had the whole bricks-and-wood-bookcase look happening, plus a hand-me-down velour sofa with wood trim. A crazy neo-Baroque hand-me-down coffee table, a system of pulleys and milk crates holding office supplies in our “study.” Everything is a lot cleaner looking now, and DIY doesn’t look all that DIY-y. Today’s DIY looks like Sir Terence Conran popped by and DIY-ed it for you in between opening Habitat shops. And hand-me-downs don’t have that new-again URBN rec room look: they’re just skanky old Structube futon sofa beds.

I would have painted a table like this myself. Now I don’t have the time. Actually no, now I don’t have the tolerance for my lack of painting talent. This baby’s only $US32, maybe a few bucks more Canadian in-store.

Sure, I’d put it in my bedroom as a bedside table, but my bedroom looks like a hurricane tore through it. Better in hers: it’s neat because she doesn’t sleep there, she sleeps with us. Still.

Bob’s insider look at The Biggest Loser kitchen

Bob Harper, fitness trainer at The Biggest Loser, shows you where the contestants cook and gives you insight on how the contestants eat to lose Watch Bob and get the scoop on what foods are always on hand at the show.

Below are tips from The Biggest Loser experts on how to get in shape and kick-start your diet.

1. They advocate 4 hours of resistance training per week. Do cardio as extra credit. The more cardio you do on top of your resistance training, the faster you will lose weight.

2. Eat a carb- and protein-rich snack after your workout. Some good choices include: a bagel with a slice of reduced-fat cheese; a fruit smoothie made with nonfat yogurt; or nuts and an apple.

3. You can reduce the appearance of cellulite by losing weight and building muscle. Squats and lunges are good exercises to help you tone your legs and tighten your butt and thighs.

4. If you want fully developed arms, work your biceps and your triceps. Many exercisers pay too much attention to their biceps, since these tend to be ‘show muscles,’ but your biceps are less than half your arm.

A Review:

Don’t be yelling at the Biggest Loser people for their show and how they treat the people on it. The people that Jill and Bob are yelling at are there for the reason of losing weight. They knew what they were getting themselves into. These people are trying to improve their lives and their health.

You sound very angry and bitter. I, too, am very overweight. I need to lose at least 100 pounds. I have heard some of the jeers from people as I walk down the street. I know how much it hurts. But, I also know that those hurtful words they speak are true. I do need to lose weight. I am disabled due to health issues that make it very difficult to exercise. I have trouble walking and I am allergic to the chlorine in the YMCA’s pool. Pool therapy is great. To go into the pool and feel so weightless is a wonderful feeling.

The people that yell hurtful things at us were not brought up properly.

I was always taught that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. They were probably brought up in a home that didn’t care what was said…they probably learned this behavior from their fathers.

I would love to be on Biggest Loser, but I doubt that they would take me. There are too many issues with my body. I have thought about gastric bypass surgery. The psychiatrist put the kabosh on my bypass surgery. He stated that because I am compulsive that I wouldn’t be a good candidate for gastric by-pass surgery. Then I had some problem with the fool staying in my stomach for too long and I ended up in the hospital for a week while they tried to figure out what was wrong with me. I just needed to eat less fibrous foods for awhile. I have been thinking about the surgery again.

You are angry about they way people talk to you about your weight. But is your behavior any different from what you said in your post? You said some pretty nasty things. Please know that the whole world is not against you.

When I see people that are much heavier than I am, I say, “Oh My God!!”.

Then I quickly ask God to help them. After seeing a program that showed what the inside of the body looks like for obese people. It was so scary. The fat goes up from the stomach and it goes up into the lung area, putting pressure on the lungs so the lungs have to work harder. The body fat also grows around the heart making it harder for the heart to work. Fat also gets into the liver and makes it more difficult for the Liver to process and get the blood filtered. Now I remember, The biggest Loser did this for each person that started this season. It was very scary.