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A Perfect Size Six
Saturday, June 15, 2013      4 comments

As adults, we can become mystified about why girls have unrealistic body ideals. "Can't they ignore the ads and tell that Heroin Chic isn't cool?" we ask. But we're conveniently forgetting how WE felt at their age. Here's a peek at how 11-year-o... Read more
10 Weeks
Friday, June 14, 2013      3 comments

It's been 10 weeks since I began my weight loss journey. A quick recap: * I've dropped 25 pounds * I've discovered new foods, like blackberries, tilapia, and lime juice (and fallen in love with fish tacos) * I've learned that swappin... Read more
Chicken Nuggetry
Sunday, June 02, 2013      3 comments

Perhaps you heard the story last year: British Girl Eats Only Chicken Nuggets. The 17-year-old had spent the past 15 years eating almost nothing but nuggets. She was admitted to the hospital for complications stemming from her limited diet. Were... Read more
The Office
Thursday, May 23, 2013      2 comments

No, not the show. The office where I work. The eight of us share cube space in the coolest basement around. We recently found ourselves discussing our weight issues and decided to do something about it. Nothing official - sort of an organic happ... Read more
What My Body Remembers
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      1 comments

It's strange what recall my body has. It remembers how lovely it felt to be fit. Just yesterday, I found myself jogging at work. Not walking swiftly. Not trotting slowly. Actually jogging along the pathways of the zoo to make a delivery. "R... Read more
MC Hammer Pants
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      1 comments

I think I need a belt. I haven't owned one since middle school, but it looks like I need one now. My pants keep slipping, and all I can hear in my head is that old guy singing about "lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground." Not t... Read more
Slimming the Pickin's
Saturday, April 20, 2013      4 comments

"Would you like to make that a combo?" We've all heard it. And if you're anything like me, you've probably said, "Sure!" It seems so sensible to add a drink and a side; after all, it's cheaper when you combo, right? And you're getting enough foo... Read more
Oh, Temptation
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      3 comments

It's so easy to eat my emotions. Bad day? Get some ice cream. Rough night? Have a Coke for breakfast. Customers stressing me? Reach into the candy jar. Today was THAT day at work. High stress/nothing working as intended. I found myself havi... Read more
Gazing into the Future
Sunday, April 14, 2013      4 comments

It was extremely windy and very bright, but my husband and I bravely faced the camera for our first photo shoot since we got married. I plan to add a picture or two to show where we are in our weight loss journeys (261 for him, 246 for me). ... Read more