On Confidence and Loathing

November 4, 2010

As a little girl, sitting at my desk in school was the worst. I was always self-conscious about any fat rolls showing to those sitting behind me. Standing was fine, but sitting? That was when I felt the worst about being “big boned.” The boy that I crushed hard on always sat behind me, too. […]

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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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C25K and Me

November 3, 2010

Every year, in high school, I dreaded the time when we would have those horrendous physical fitness tests. We’d have to do push ups, sit ups, climb a knotted rope to the top, sprints, and we’d have to run a mile. I did o.k. on the sit ups, but that was it. The rest were […]

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Double A

November 2, 2010

I recently had my 20 year old sister in town to visit for a few days and from the first hour she was there, we both knew that it was basically a requirement to go shopping because neither of us like to shop alone. And shopping with my husband makes me want to run screaming […]

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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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Me and Type II Diabetes

November 1, 2010

Almost three weeks ago I received a wake up call. I was on the couch, at 10:30am, with my head pounding, and after three cups of coffee I still couldn’t seem to wake up. The world of loud children and sippy cups that needed freshening up and trains and ‘is it my computer time now’ […]

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How to Make Hummus

October 29, 2010

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks.  And, it’s healthy.   Here’s how I make mine: Ingredients: 1-16 oz can of garbanzo beans (I grew up calling them chi-chi beans) 1/4 cup liquid from can of chi-chi beans 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste; I like it very lemony) 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (kinda expensive, […]

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The Battle of the Kitchen: Cake vs. Pie

October 28, 2010

CAKE VS. PIE Over at Jezebel, they’ve set up a very scientific system for determining the all-out winner of the age-old battle between confections. (I know that the uber HIGHlarious Hyperbole and a Half did her own cartoony Battle of the Noms. She is Awesome. I bow to her Awesomeness.) Personally, if it were a […]

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Photographic Evidence

October 28, 2010

When my Mom called to tell me she’d gotten a disc with all 3000 of our wedding photos on them, the stars were either misaligned or I was suffering a serious bout of hormone shifting. I was incredibly nervous over the photos and before she could say anything, I asked her how I looked. And […]

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Muscle Weighs More Than Fat: Beating Scale Addiction

January 12, 2010

They would send us down five at a time, and there we’d wait for our name to be called by the rotund, little, old lady who was the elementary school nurse.   Her name was Mrs. Butino.  She wore a tight bun in her hair, and on this particular day I remember how she tapped a […]

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