Doin’ it for Disney


(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 excursions, and aside from studying abroad in … [Read more...]

Biggest Loser


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 of lite whipped topping, it's incredibly difficult … [Read more...]

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 Watchers and 40-pound weight loss goal, and I'm feeling … [Read more...]

Meet the Former “Fattie”


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...]