Cookie Monster

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Cookies are my one true weakness.  Chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, Oreo cookies...homemade cookies, store-bought cookies, Girl Scout cookies...drop cookies, rolled cookies, sliced cookies...no matter what form they take, those … [Continue reading]

All or Nothing

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The other night I grabbed dinner in Jersey City with my friend, Ashley.  We used to intern together at a magazine, before I made the leap to the freelance life.  In those days, I was scarfing down salami and mayonnaise sandwiches, potato chips, … [Continue reading]

Hunger and the Gym

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Back from weigh-in, and as I expected, the scale wasn't as kind to me as it has been the last few weeks.  I was up .2 pounds.  Granted, I consider a .2 loss or gain to be a maintain (really - it's the same weight as this empty water bottle … [Continue reading]

Where I Went Wrong

I'm finally ready to admit why I stopped losing weight. My first year on my healthy lifestyle, and the pounds were dropping like crazy.  I was trading in my size 18s for 16s, then 14s for 12s, and finally 10s for my very first pair of … [Continue reading]

Eye on the Prize

Sometimes it's hard for me to remember how I got to be almost 270 pounds.  But then we go to a sporting event (okay, okay, Disney on Ice), my mother sneaks off and buys me a giant pretzel, and then when I refuse her offering, continues to ask … [Continue reading]

Doin’ it for Disney

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(First things first: at weigh-in yesterday morning, I was down 2.2 pounds.   I'm on my way back down.  YES!) I haven't been on a vacation - a REAL vacation - in roughly eight years.  My parents are workaholics and rarely take breaks for family … [Continue reading]

Biggest Loser

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Last night I tuned into the latest season of The Biggest Loser.  And, as always, the contestants and their stories hit uncomfortably close to home for me. As I sit there enjoying my low-fat mint chocolate chip ice cream cup topped with a dollop … [Continue reading]

Back on Track

Today I was reminded of precisely how I manage to summon the inner strength to pass up the donuts, ice cream, potato chips, and other delectable goodies that others consume without a care in the world.  Day one of my re-commitment to Weight … [Continue reading]

Meet the Former “Fattie”

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I've been fat my entire life. Really. I was a 10 pound baby, and it was all uphill from there. Most women struggle with losing five, 10, or possibly 20 pounds at any given point in their lives. Lucky them! Since I was barely out of diapers, I have … [Continue reading]