My Weight Loss and Infertility Journey

Diet.  The word, just typing it, makes me want to pull my hair out and scream.  Diets are not a word I like to use that often, BUT after the doctor appointments I have been having lately. it’s a word I felt like I needed to re-evaluate. Reality bites sometimes, but hey, that’s life and we have to push forward! Today I’m talking about my battle with weight loss and a few other issues.  Talking about all of this isn’t easy, but I know that I have support behind me and I hope that maybe, if you are reading this and struggling, you’ll find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone!...more
Thanks so much for sharing your story.  So many women are going through similar struggles and ...more

My Daughter Asks Why 'American Idol' Contestants Are Judged on Their Looks

On Saturday night I let the kids stay up a little later. We were all kind of lazy and didn't feel like playing a game so we thought we might watch a movie. But it was past 8:30 p.m. and too late to start a movie, so instead I decided to check out the DVR to see what we had waiting for us. ...more

Throwback Thursday – The TV Tells Us What to Weigh

I thought it would be fun to share some of my articles and writing from my college days. During undergrad, I was a Communications major with a focus in Journalism and Writing. Needless to say, I have an arsenal of articles and various pieces that I had to write for classes. I also wrote plenty for our college newspaper, The Voice, where I was an editor....more

I Don't Care About Your Diet or Your Extra Five Pounds

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women. ...more
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On Losing and (Re)gaining my Health

Originally published on my blog, www.rachelinveganland.com...more

Attention Deficit, The Internet and Endangered African Elephants and

How I found the sweet calm of concentration while impersonating that vamp, Olive Oyl...more

The Grass Is Always Greener, On Someone Else's Head

* I was entirely unable to figure out how to insert photos into this post. Sorry; you'll have ot use your imagination. ...more

When Your Old Wardrobe Doesn't Fit Your New Body

My babies just turned 17 months old this past week.  That means that it took me 17 months to be able to face the body image demons and tackle the issue of my ill-fitting mishmosh of a wardrobe....more

T'was the Night Before Menopause!

 T’was the night before menopause, when all through my bod, Not a creature moaned or complained more than me, OMG!The Size 6’s were hung in the closet with care, In the hopes that Jenny Craig would soon take me there.My husband was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of erotic positions danced in his head.When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter Like when I shoved a Hooter’s waitress, carrying a taco platter....more

Writing a Chapter for a New Year

In less than two weeks I'll be 30 years old and somehow, I feel like I should have some huge plans in store or conquered some huge milestone. I've come to terms with the fact I'm not married and don't have kids (which is fine by me), and those things never really made me feel like I'd be more up to speed with life than I am now. I've always been pretty focused on making a career happen for myself, but sometimes I do question how life would be different if I'd ever taken a different path. Not out of regret, just curiosity I suppose....more