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School Lunch
Thursday, April 19, 2012      3 comments

There has been a lot in the news about school lunches in the past few years. British chef Jamie Oliver has been a vocal proponent of overhauling the school food system both in the UK and in the USA; First Lady Michelle Obama has taken on childh... Read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      7 comments

There is, in studies of human sexuality and fetishes, the idea that what excites you is what excites you. That you can spend years of therapy trying to figure out why you ... Read more
Turkish Buffet for the Lose.
Saturday, April 14, 2012      0 comments

I have been really good at tracking my food. That was the one deal I made with myself. I was not going to beat myself up over what I ate, I was just going to track it all and try to learn from my mistakes. I've learned quickly that it is much... Read more
Why I am Just Like a High School Freshman
Friday, April 13, 2012      1 comments

Today is parent conference day. I am sitting in a big room at a little table, surrounded by other teachers sitting at their own little tables. Parents and students make the rounds, smiling or looking sullen. I mostly teach seniors, so I have ... Read more
Picked Last for Gym
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      2 comments

I made a comment on a message board that I was tired of being picked last for gym. I meant it as a metaphor, because after high school, you can really avoid putting yourself in situations where you have to play team sports. However, the more I... Read more
My Goodness, My Guinness!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      3 comments

I've been in Ireland for the past eight days. Perhaps deciding to start back in on the healthy eating plan a week before leaving for a country known for potatoes and beer was not the best timing in the world. Although, it's not like I really p... Read more
Undoing 40 years of Bad Habits, One Dorito at a Time.
Thursday, March 29, 2012      1 comments

When I was about 7-years-old I went to the doctor for a check-up and the doctor told my mother that I weighed three pounds more than I should. My mother, being the kind of mom who was way more concerned with her child's health and happiness th... Read more
Eating low carb in Africa
Saturday, March 24, 2012      0 comments

So I haven't been at SparkPeople in a while, a long while. I'm not sure what happened, wrong time, wrong place, wrong me, maybe? But I'm trying it again. While I was gone I had a brief flirtation with the 4 Hour Body Diet, a low carb kind... Read more
Fruit or Cinnamon Rolls?
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      2 comments

We had a faculty meeting after school today. The "essential agreements" of our meetings include having snacks since we are required to be at work until almost 5 pm, and many of us continue on to coach or run a club afterward. We always have r... Read more
Jealousy is a powerful incentive.
Saturday, September 04, 2010      4 comments

One of my coworkers has lost about 30 pounds since last May. She came back to work with a bouncy new haircut, a new wardrobe and a ton of energy. And I am consumed with jealousy. She and I are pretty similar in size, although we carry our wei... Read more

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