Go Becky Go

I'm Becky, 24 year old Florida native living in Colorado. Marathon runner trying to get back into running. I like to lift, and am currently working on "getting back on the wagon" for weight loss. I originally started this blog and lost 25 pounds and kept it off for a long time, then life happened and I'm up higher than my original starting weight. I do Crossfit, also. And I love Harry Potter.

This is not a weight loss blog, it's my blog and I talk about whatever I want including weight loss and food and boys and running and drinking and lots of pictures of myself. I have little to no filter when it comes to the things I say, I am kinda opinionated, so sometimes I'm awkward, but I'm pretty awesome.





Height: 5'2"

HW: 191 lbs

LW: 142 lbs (Sept/2011)

CW: 184.4 lbs (6/2/14)

Goal: to run fast and be healthy.


I love talking to new people, so if you have any questions just ask!
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.
And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.
Audre Lorde (via quotes-shape-us)

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I forgot to mention this on Friday, we did “Crossfit total” as our WOD, which is finding your 1 rep max for back squat, shoulder press, and deadlift. I PR’ed all of them!

160# squat

90# shoulder press

245# deadlift!

I am so proud of my deadlift, guys. Last time I tried for my 1RM was in February, it was 209#, that was like on my 1st month of Crossfit, now 5 and a half months later it’s 245. Also, I had done my 1RM for back squat like 2 weeks ago and it was 150, now I’m up to 160! So excited!

At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings (via onlinegf)

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Asker sunvapor Asks:
What the fucks happening in Ferguson?
beckyc beckyc Said:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

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Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

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Dead Poets Society [Peter Weir, 1989]

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This shirt is very important. Okay? #girlswholift #lookinghumanrocks

My reward for cleaning my apartment today: best waffle ever at my friend Stephen’s bar/coffee shop. This has nutella, and bananas, and lots of other deliciousness. In love with a waffle.

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No explanation needed.

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I forgot to post this last night, but yesterday at CrossFit I did box jumps with both the red and blue boxes! As a reference, the red box is 12 inches and the blue box is 8. When I started CrossFit I could only do box jumps with the red box, then last month I did them with two blues. At the wod when they were setting up, the coach was putting a bunch of random boxes together so people don’t have to get their own, and I was like, “but I need two blues!” My coach said,”too bad, we used them all” and I was like, “well, I guess I could try a blue and a red..” then I did the jump! I ended up using it in the wod. It was amazing! I was slow but did it!

Tl;dr: I did 20 inch box jumps for the first time!

Also, I’m surprisingly not hungover for the amount of alcohol I drank at my friend Stephen’s house last night. Last time I drank with him two weeks ago I was in bed all the following day. I did good! I’m happy because he keeps inviting me to hang out with his friends, I don’t have ANYONE who has been like that with me in.. a really really long time. It’s awesome having friends.

Oh.. and my (ex, current, I dunno) boyfriend John that moved away? He’s moving back here. Leaves D.C. today. Crazy!

When you’re volunteering at a full Ironman and want to complain about being tired from being in the sun for a few hours.. and the athletes have been up since 6am swimming and biking 114 miles and still have a full marathon to run.

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So here’s the real reason that rape jokes are troubled territory -

Because rape victims say so.

They get to say that. They get to feel that way. On this, they get to set the cultural rules.

It’s not about right or wrong, or logic versus emotion, or arguments of over sensitivity or hypocrisy - you have the free speech to make whatever jokes you want or talk about rape in whatever way you feel is illuminating. But they get to be upset about it. And call you on it. And be hurt by it.

But consider this:

You get to not be a rape victim.

They, however, are not afforded that luxury. Ever again.

Chuck Wendig  (via enlargers)

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29  (via tornattheseams)

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