Monday, November 23, 2009


You may not recognize the person in this picture. It is me, and this picture was taken a year ago. While it is true that eating Thai food will not make you fat, I used to eat lots of other kinds of food as well, and eating at steakhouses, Italian restaurants and Boston Market was not good for my waistline.

Losing 40 lbs. helped motivate me to become a better blogger. Well, a more frequent blogger at any rate.

Eating more Thai food helped me lose weight, but most of the credit belongs to Carla at Los Campeones Gym. Since this is Thanksgiving week, I should probably say that I am very grateful to Carla for helping me lose that 40 lbs. through exercise and better eating habits.

They say that losing weight will change your life. Well, it changed mine. I have more energy for one thing. In fact, Susan Pagani's profile of me at The Heavy Table talks a lot about my energy levels.
Anna Prasomphol Fieser is indefatigable.

The woman is tiny, she’s over-worked by anyone’s standards, but at the end of a long week she seems to have more energy than a 2-year-old after a dozen powdered donuts.

....contagious energy and enthusiasm....
Believe me when I say that in my entire life no one ever called me tiny before! They called me short, but not tiny.

Thank you Carla.

I also don't remember people talking about my energy levels. How hard I work, yes. Energetic? Not really.

Thank you Carla.

I have always believed in eating the right food, but hanging out with fitness buffs I have learned a lot about food. I now better understand why I am healthier when I eat more Thai food, and heavier when I eat other stuff.

Thank you Carla.

If you would like to thank Carla for turning your life around, call Los Campeones Gym at 612 333-8181. Then you too can say, "thank you Carla."