Body Cleanses: The Skinny

What are cleanses?

I’m not sure if body cleanses are as popular where you live as there are in my area of the globe. Every few months (or weeks) I hear someone talking about doing a new cleanse. The dedication to the craziest “food” (not sure that some of the things they use actually count as food) has always caused me to ask incredulously what they are gaining from this (sure that it must be something amazing, like solid gold magical baby fairies, to warrant putting something so questionable in their bodies.) (more…)


January 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm 4 comments

The Frenzy

Here I am. Well, almost. I am five little bitty pounds away from healthy. To have lived so many years thinking that I would only ever be the chubby girl, and now to be here, on the very cusp of what I have worked so hard to achieve. Being this close to my goal has made the frenzy set in. (more…)

January 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm 2 comments

Slow and Steady Wins the Race


January 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm 2 comments

4 Reasons to Exercise



I’m sure if you are anything like me you have experienced this. You just got home from work to a pile of dirty dishes that you secretly hoped would have supernaturally washed themselves while you were away (hey, angels supposedly go around doing good deeds, right?) Your day was long and stressful and now you have to deal with figuring out exactly what in the world you are going to make for supper (the age-old question.) What you would really like to do is plop right down on the couch with a nice piece of glorious make-any-day-better chocolate, turn on the television, and let your worries seep away as you engage in some serious sit-com therapy. Why would you give this up just to spend 30 min to an hour exhausting yourself further? Because, you think unenthusiastically, exercise is good for you…right? That’s right, dear reader. but what does it mean that it is good for you? What benefits does it actually offer? Well, I can think of four major things that exercise can do to make your life better and you make you a happier and healthier person. (more…)

January 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

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It’s girls’ night. You have all just had a delicious dinner at your favorite Italian place, the significant others have the kids for the evening, and you gossiped your way through two glasses of Merlot. Now you are waiting in line for the newest romantic comedy (sure they are all the same, but it really never gets old.) Due to the old ladies fumbling to find their change at the ticket counter, you all have gotten that much more time to gab. You inevitably start in on your body shape (or lack thereof.) Everyone is comparing flab and imperfection when it happens.  SHE chimes in.  You know who I’m talking about. The girl in your group that showed up in the skinny jeans and actually looked amazing in them. The one that makes you ask yourself, Has she ever even smelled a cheeseburger?! (more…)

January 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm 9 comments

To Post or Not To Post

I have really been wanting to write a new post every day, being a good little blogger and all that. With the amazingly crazy things that have been going on in my life (I won’t bore you with the details, but you can imagine the chaos that can ensue after one’s husband falls 30 ft…) I missed more than a week. So I got back on here a couple of days ago (after a fierce talking to I had to give myself) to write another blog, promising myself that I would do at least five in a row before I decided to take another break. But yesterday it seemed that one thing after another came up until, last night I was faced with a choice: exercise or blog. I put a lot of thought into it. On one hand, I did promise myself that I was going to be better at blogging. I made it pretty clear to myself that crapping out was not an option. On the other hand, the night was waning and it was my last chance to go.

Based on the lack of a post from yesterday, I think my final decision is obvious.fifty-two : no more excuses left (more…)

December 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm 1 comment


With New Year’s Eve coming up, let me offer you a very plausible scenario: You are at your office party. This is a good night. All those uptight, butt-kissing coworkers of yours have loosened up just a little bit. Your boss has had a few drinks already, so he doesn’t notice that everyone finds his jokes just as crappy now as they always have. Actually, with the drinks you have chosen to imbibe so far, you are feeling pretty good right now, too. And though the night wanes, you wax more and more…exuberant. The next thing you know, the alarm rings and you wake up in your bed. How did you come to be there? you wonder. In fact, you wonder about many things that might have happened last night. You remember laughing…a lot, and you are pretty sure your clothes stayed on all night, so that’s a plus. Now, here’s the question (and I will make it multiple choice so it will be easier:) How should you look at last night’s journey into wanton debauchery? A) Wow, that was a little extreme. It probably wasn’t the best choice I’ve ever made in my life, but, hey, it happened, so I need to accept it and move on…and hopefully be prepared to laugh a little at myself when my co-workers bring up my rendition of “I Will Survive” that I performed while dancing on the table. OR B) I can’t believe I did that! How could I just throw away everything I worked for? Well, since I already did it I guess the only logical thing I can do now is to go to work drunk for the rest of my life.”Nacho Cheesier flavor Doritos (more…)

December 29, 2011 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

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