Diet Detox

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Lately, nearly every woman I know has filled me in on some form of "diet detox" they're currently trying.  I've seen friends and co-workers consume nothing but brown rice for a week and drink vinegar straight from the bottle.  They'll inform me about wacky drinks they concoct from … [Read more...]

Gains Happen

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At this Sunday's weigh-in, I was slapped with a 1 lb gain.  Actually, allow me to rephrase that.  It was a 1 lb undeserved gain.  In the grand scheme of things, a single pound is nothing.  It's a measly 16 ounces.  I've been at this for more than two years now, so I know better than to get … [Read more...]

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 little pieces of heaven are absolutely irresistible to … [Read more...]

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 "single-digit" jeans in a matter of months.  I was hitting the … [Read more...]

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 wrestled with full-fledged obesity. As in 40, 50, … [Read more...]