Talking about our weight

My son likes to tap on my fitbit. He likes to see how many dots I have and (after I explained what the dots are measuring) he encourages me to move around more to get all my dots for the day. ...more

Eat for your ideal weight

Eat for your ideal weightPosted on March 26, 2015by ka...more

Canine Obesity - What You Need to Know

Canine obesity is a serious problem affecting an estimated 54% of all dogs and cats in the U.S.Research suggests that as little as 5 lbs. can put your dog at risk for serious medical conditions. (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention)Think about this-...more

Body Image Solution: Elastic Pants

My thirties hit me a couple of years ago, and my metabolism went down the sh*tter. I miss the days when I could work out a reasonable, non-obsessive amount, eat moderately, go out drinking 'til 2 in the morning then have a greasy pizza, and still wake up thin everyday. Now, if I eat one potato chip, what I wake up like in the morning is a crap shoot. I don't get it; I really don't. I'm practically a different size everyday, fluctuating up and down, never knowing when or why I'll wake up bloated. I used to be able to predict bloat days, but sadly, this seems to be no longer the case....more

Are Labels Such as "Plus-Size" & "Curvy" Really Necessary?

When there was 70 pounds more of me several years ago, two things that really got my goat (in addition to the vending machine being out of Snickers bars) were 1) the names that department stores gave to clothing sections designed for overweight ladies and 2) the location of women's, er, plus-size, fashions. Mostly, the whole name/placement thing was more confusing and somewhat humorous than anything else. For example, the "women's section," while a true term -- we are women after all -- seemed dismissive of the other female shoppers who were browsing the latest styles in the "misses" or "juniors" section. Were they not women, too? Although, I suppose I shouldn't have frowned on the designation. At least there wasn't a sign suspended over new arrivals of sweaters sequined with pumpkins saying, "Obese" or "BMI+," right? ...more
Just treat those labels as a motivational factor for you to lose weight and you'll feel OK with it.more

Living out of a suitcase...sort of ....

Our home of twelve years was sold last June.I’m not due to retire until this coming January, God willing.I’m living at my late parent’s house. it is truly transitional housing.What does this spell?My handbag is my life....more

Pizza ... It's Not Worth It!

Pizza has become a convenient and favorite family meal.  A pizza store can be found on almost every street in America, at almost every sporting event, mall or shopping center. But did you know that eating the crust alone of one slice of pizza has as many calories as eating three slices of bread?...more

A Recommendation: MyFitnessPal

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon one of the most helpful, fun, and totally free fitness resources I've ever found, and I've been using it ever since. Just in case you haven't already discovered it (or something similar) for yourself, I thought I'd share a few details about MyFitnessPal. ...more

There is Never a Good Answer

We go through life looking for answers in all the wrong places, and sometimes there is never a good answer. Last weekend I attended my first blogger conference, BlogHer 2014.  It was an amazing getting to meet so many virtual friends, and getting a taste of just how much I have yet to learn, about pretty much everything. There were some great speakers, including Kerry Washington who everyone (but me) seemed really stoked about seeing....more

The influence of siblings on your weight

My son is relatively fit. He gets plenty of fresh air and exercise (way more than I do), and he likes to show me his "big muscles." As parents, we are trying to reinforce the idea of staying healthy. We are slowly winning him over - not to the point of eating vegetables - but our son definitely requests that we run around outside, go swimming, ride bikes and do other activities that are really active. ...more