It's Not What I AM That's the Problem...

I finally figured it out.All the talk about childhood obesity has always discomfited me, and I couldn't figure out why.  I was a fat kid.  I grew up to be a fat adult.  While I've had temporary successes fighting my food issues, I will probably always be obese and certainly will always be overweight by medical standards.  So I wrote off my unease about all the childhood obesity talk to my own unhappiness about my own situation. But today I figured it out. ...more

I know the blame the parent game. My daughter has a friend who is the only chubby girl in a ...more

Where is the Line Between Your Weight and Yourself?

Girl Disappearing by Curly Tops The thing that breaks me is knowing my babysitter can't stay past an hour. White as a sheet, I step on the scale. The silence that had started at our inauspicious beginning continues to blanket the room. I make not a peep as my worth blinks in black and white. She makes not a sound as she writes it down on my chart, her face inscrutable. Surely, I think, she had never seen someone weigh as much as I do. Surely, I think, she is horrified. ...more

Thank you so much for sharing this part of your life. It's so comforting to know I'm not the ...more

Recipe for Success: Lasting Change

This post is part of an ongoing series "Recipe for Success," which take a look at the mindsets and attitudes that I believe were instrumental in my weight loss and maintenance.  You can find this post and others like it at In my last post, we talked about the commitment required to make life change happen.  Just making a commitment will help get you through the weight loss, but a commitment to change alone won’t get you through maintaining that weight for t...more

I lost track of the days, but I'm back :)

     It's been 3 months since my last confession, tirade, overuse of the english short, a blog.  So much has happened that I don't know where to begin. There have been weddings, divorces, births, deaths, weight loss, weight gain, loving, hating.... heck anything that you can possibly think of. I have probably experienced it in the time since we last crossed words here....more

Thanks Denise!! I have to log on more often into my blog, thanks for the chatter! :)

Yes, I'm ...more

The Size of Texas.....

People are always referring to things "the size of Texas."We had a hamburger the size of Texas, he's got arms the size of Texas, etc. Well when I moved to Texas several people told me about the bugs in Texas....said they were big, and plenty of them! Well, to anyone who knows me, knows I HATE I am always on guard here. Anyway, I have noticed lately in the mornings on my walk/run there have been more and more grasshoppers jumping around....more

Does Marriage Make You Fat?

Is marriage making you fat? Yes, according to the Journal Obesity. Why?  Many experts believe you become lazy after walking down the aisle. You've already found your mate....more

How Fat Can Affect Fertility

by Jennifer Redmond for FertilityAuthority According to a recent study of 323 women, being obese or overweight doubles a woman’s risk of miscarriage following IVF. Dr....more

I Lost An Entire Fourth Grader From My Body

Last year I had to wear size 22 jeans to BlogHer.  That's a really big number, y'all.  That's because this time last year, I weighed well, let’s just call it a lot.  It was difficult, seeing all those tiny slender things in lovely little black dresses, size 2.  As of last May, however, I was 74 pounds lighter.  I guess you could say that I lost an entire fourth grader from my body. Did I try a fad diet?  Did I read a book? Did I take diet pills? No. I stopped eating all the time, and I joined a gym.  That’s it....more

Now if only you could bottle common sense you'd be rich AND thin.

I don't wanna be a size 2 ...more

Weighty Confessions of a Depressed Black Woman

Did you know that 4 out of 5 African-American women are overweight? A little over 7 months ago, I was one of those women. But after two years of trying and failing to lose weight, I became serious about wanting to live a healthy lifestyle. Since last Thanksgiving, I have lost 48 pounds and recently ran two 5ks. Currently, I am training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in October. ...more
Actually, I back Regina, way below in comments, in her positive outlook bringing positive ...more

Americans Are So Obese Doctors Are Pleading For Bigger Needles

I was listening to the Radio when the announcer said that doctors are now pleading for bigger needles since they can’t get the medication needed to the correct place now that Americans are so fat the needle can’t even penetrate that deep.  Those were his words.  If you look around it's no lie that Americans are getting bigger.  Obesity is on the rise with no end. What caused this trend?  As we moved into the Industrial Age and it's convenient, modern privileges, we see a trend toward bigger people.  Less has to be done to be able to eat.  During the Agr...more