Bye bye organ they tell me I don't need...

Here I sit, all broken-hearted, they took my gallbladder and since then I haven't farted.   Okay, yes, I could have been less crass with that opener. Nay, should have been less crass with that opener especially since I know I've opened my blog up to possible view by future advertisers, but, well.... It's where I'm at today.  ...more

Dear Holiday Weight Gain

After a holiday hiatus, this week I am back to healthy eating and exercise. ...more

I've gained weight.

I’ve gained weight. I haven’t gained a lot of weight and, in fact, it’s hard to say exactly how much. But I have gained some.I’ve gained weight because marathon weight gain is a real thing. And because chocolate. And because bacon....more

Self Image and an Ever Expanding Waistline...

Self imagine is a bitch. It's especially a bitch if you are a woman. Now, I can't speak for men in these struggles and I know that they have their own batches of them, but as an American woman we are scrutinized every day for how we look. The idea of what beauty is changes with the decades, the generations, and the fads. We are held to a standard of what is beautiful by the media and our peers. Unfortunately much of that standard is based on our body shape....more

Personal Growth For 400 Miles

Last night, I surpassed 400 miles with my Nike+ Running App....more

What My Body Has Taught Me

I've Been Selected! Woman's Day Magazine's Live Longer & Stronger Challenge

On June 24, 2013, I officially began the Woman's Day Live Longer & Stronger Challenge. I am blessed to be able to participate to not only get past "The Plateau" but also lower my blood pressure & cholesterol and reach my goal of losing 78 pounds....more

The Summer Bulge

Why is it that Summer can be a time of putting on Five Extra Pounds?  Well, I can tell you from personal experience, no I am not perfect, I too can put on weight...and this is how - enjoying life to the fullest.  I believe that during the summer months it is a great time to get caught up with friends and family, as we tend to hibernate in the Winter, and getting together with friends and family can mean that extra glass of cold white wine, those delicious sweet potato fries… These are my downfalls. What are yours?...more

10 Reasons Why I Love Menopause

 Menopause is that tricky "change of life" thing better known as the "sucky phase" in a woman's life that no one ever wants to talk about.  I can already see all the men clearing the room now.  Hell, I want to leave with them---maybe join them for a beer at the local sports bar just to avoid this subject.  Sorry ladies, but menopause is a fact of life, and how you handle it is all in the attitude.  It's known as "the change of life," not the END of life, which means that it isn't ALL bad.  Look at it as an era of new freedom. Yes, you heard me right....more

Yo Yo "Moi"

There's two sides to every story...This is mine ...more