Weight Loss.

By |2017-06-14T13:49:38-04:00February 10th, 2012|Body|

So recently, I've lost a little weight. Andy really wanted to drop a few (boys are so vain), so he decided to go low carb, and I was all, hey I love bacon and cheese and meat and bacon! Now, I've gotten a few comments about the weight loss, and if we're being totally honest, [...]

Fat Girls Shop, too.

By |2017-06-14T12:19:50-04:00January 12th, 2012|Body, Fashion|

I love fashion. Not exactly a profound statement, but for someone who looks like me, and has looked like me growing up, it's been a hard one. Shopping in the Women's section of Sears during grade school wasn't exactly my most fashionable moment. I mean, elastic waist denim slacks are elastic waist denim slacks, there's [...]

Naked Parenting.

By |2017-06-14T13:49:54-04:00December 1st, 2011|Body, Parenting|

Yesterday, Jude asked me why my stomach was so big. First of all, mental note right there to stop being naked in front of the kids. Second, does anyone else hate how kids are totally allowed to be dicks because they just don't fucking know any better? Third, big compared to what? Because he drew [...]

My 2011 TED Talk

By |2017-06-14T14:29:56-04:00November 20th, 2011|Body, Fashion, Press, Swim|

It's finally here, my 2011 TED Talk. I haven't watched it, because in my head, everything about it felt perfect. It's been almost 4 months, I feel the exact same level of confidence now as I did then.  To this day, it is still the most raw, honest, surreal and life changing moment of my [...]

My love affair with TED.

By |2017-06-14T13:50:08-04:00September 19th, 2011|Body, Press|

You know when you get married, and everyone tells you to slow down and enjoy the day so that it doesn't pass you by, and the next thing you know, you are in it, and then it's over, and you are waking up the next morning still in your wedding dress with beer stains around [...]

Shiny Bruises.

By |2017-06-14T13:50:23-04:00May 31st, 2011|Body, Mental Health|

Having a hotel room all to yourself is an amazing thing. A whole bed, all to myself.  Cold crisp sheets.  The air cranked without Andy complaining it's too cold for his girly skin. Walking in the door, leaving a trail of stripped off clothes in my wake as I pee with the bathroom open and [...]

New York.

By |2017-06-14T13:18:10-04:00May 19th, 2011|Body, Marriage, Travel|

Feelings.  I'm having so many of them, all pointy and squishy and raw. I'm not really good at doing anything constructive with my feelings outside of repressing them or eating them. As a result, they mostly end up on my thighs, dissolved by xanax, or exploding out of me, normally in the car, often times [...]

Fat girl. Skinny jeans.

By |2017-06-14T12:21:03-04:00February 2nd, 2011|Body, Fashion, Jeans, Musings|

I was never cut out for the convent. I matured very early. The boobs, while not ideal for God's work, were perfect for getting me teased through junior high and felt up in high school. But, they came with a price. A foundation made of huge thighs. I have been called thunder thighs exactly two [...]

Despicable Me

By |2017-06-14T13:32:13-04:00January 24th, 2011|Body, Growing Up, My Life|

When I was 14, I shaved a boy's eyebrows off. It is, to this day, the absolutely meanest, most horrific thing I have ever done. Joe had a locker directly across from mine in the freshman hallway, and two days before Halloween, I overheard him telling a boy I really, really liked that I would [...]

We talk.

By |2017-06-14T13:19:26-04:00October 29th, 2010|Body, Marriage|

I have gotten an absolutely huge response from people regarding my response to the Marie Claire article, as well as, my weight in general.  It's no secret that it's an underlining issue in many of my posts, and I thought that it would be super fun, not only to hear from me on the issue, [...]