Five Years: My Life in Food

January 11, 2011

2005 was the year that I fell in love with food again. It was also the year that the man who would become my husband traded his six-pack for “The Lovehandles of Love,” since our courtship rituals centered around the delicious food he cooked for me. The memories of our romance are punctuated by food. […]

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Missing: Kidnapped by Depression

January 10, 2011

It must be postpartum depression.  You just need to get a good night’s sleep.  The holidays are always a stressful time. Everyone has money problems and they can get stressful. The excuses are endless.  People all around me have diagnosed it.  And they could all be right. But it’s more than just that, more than […]

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Five A Day

December 14, 2010

Maybe it is my stubborn nature, but if you tell me I can’t do something, I’m going to try as hard as I can to prove you wrong. I can’t move to Chicago by myself, where I don’t know anyone? I can’t get a job in this economy? I can’t pass the bar exam because […]

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The War on Diabetes: My Tales from the Front Lines

December 8, 2010

My body has been through a lot. Rather, I have put my body through a lot. Before children I ate horrifically and exercised sporadically. There was no rhyme or reason to what I ate or how I expended energy. Crumpled fast food bags littered the floorboard of my truck. There were days when each and […]

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The Zone Diet: Awesome or Insane in the Membrane?

November 30, 2010

I don’t believe in diets. It kind of says a lot considering I’m overweight, but still, I’m not a fan of dieting for the sake of losing weight. In a past life (see: before kids), I tried the Zone Diet because my mom was successful* in losing about 40(?) pounds and swore by the program. […]

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Leave the “stuffing” for the bird!

November 25, 2010

I love to eat. I really love to eat good food, too. The kind of good food that is almost too pretty to eat; that makes you feel like you’re a judge on Top Chef.  Food that you eat slowly and carefully to enjoy and savor every flavor and bite.  Food that you don’t have to […]

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109 Miles of Friction

November 23, 2010

Different points in my life have found me at varying levels of fitness, but the past few years I have been in a decline.  A slump. An extra ten pounds that weigh on my mind and my frame, and tennis shoes that go neglected for embarrassing periods of time. The last time I went to […]

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Dr. Curvy: Hey, Are You Gonna Finish That?

November 18, 2010

I see at least one patient every day who has made an appointment specifically for the purpose of getting his or her doctor’s help to lose weight. The stories of the patient’s failed fat burning endeavors are often similar: They hardly eat, sometimes only once a day… They are exercising a little . . . […]

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Not a Fat Girl Post

November 3, 2010

This post was published a month before I broke my leg, and 3 weeks before I started the C25K program. Yes, that’s right. One week into the program, I hobbled home with a stress fracture in my left tibia. I haven’t been back outside to run since. I broke down and shelled out $3 for […]

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Type II Diabetes Update

November 2, 2010

On Monday I had my one month appointment with my Diabetic Specialist, Carole. She sent me to the lab to have another comprehensive blood test; rather, I had a bad phlebotomist poke me three times before going to the butterfly needle. It made me so anxious that I broke out in a sweat. It’s not […]

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