Wishing for what is not...

Here I am now: Very, very round face...definitely lookin' heavy. ...more

Failure to be Thin

cross posted on Kids In the Suburbs ...more

Exhausted......greenie out of gas

  I have no energy left to be part organic, light green, fit, or anything else today - except hopefully witty and charming in this post.  As I type this blog with one hand my eyelids each feel like they weigh a ton.  And my 21lb bundle of hapiness and joy feels to weigh 4 tons as i nurse him in my other hand & he drains the life out of me.     So........if I didn't know already, I NEED TO GET MORE SLEEP.  That's the only way I will be able to be effectively green, organic, or fit.    ...more

Zero Point Gazpacho

Dear Body, I love you. You help me dance. You help me do my thing. Today's menu will help you do yours optimally and be ab-so-freaking-lutely delicious. Big girl approved, I promise!!   Gazpacho: ZERO weight Watchers Points Recipe DRAMA: No Drama   You'll Need: Blender/Food Processer/Juicer (Not Essential) Knife, cutting board, big bowl   Ingredients: FRESH and RIPE (as in, in-season) tomatoes ...more


Big Lovely


Hey,Look at the Fat Girl!

Let me preface this by saying, I am so paranoid about my girls developing body issues that if you ask them ,"What are you?" Their standard answer, with absolutely no conceit, is, "Perfection!" Or as Bella likes to say ,"Perfectional!" I am trying to raise them to know that they are perfect as is; to know that people come in all shapes, sizes,and colors and we are all of the same worth. We are all the perfect us that we are suppose to be.I stress this point to them. ...more

I love repeating myself!

I did fairly good yesterday. I had a nice breakfast, and when I got hungry in the morning, I had a glass of half skim milk, half 2% milk, and it took care of the hunger. I've heard that the protein helps. ...more

I'll take that Gold Star, Thank you!

Awhile back, I bought the points calculator, exercise calculator, points books, etc. from someone from Craigslist. I am unfortunately, a bit too poor to attend their classes, for now. I've spoken to people on how it works, and have a pretty good idea, I think. Within the past 6 months, I have used the weight watchers point guide, with poor results. I'd go over my points allowance again and again, and got frustrated and gave up. ...more

A new beginning, a new me.

At the beginning of January this year, (because it was timely, not because I do this every year) I decided it was my time to lose weight, to get healthy, to look more attractive.  I researched everything I could find; internet suggestions, friend suggestions, my own common sense.  I wrote it all out and made a binder called "My Big Fat LIfestyle Change".  If I was going to change myself, for the better, than it was also going to be forever.   ...more

The Gender Bias in Statutory Rape

Near the end of the school year, a 38 year old teacher was arrested in the suburbs of Chicago, charged with having sex with a former student (who is 16 years old). In addition to the inappropriate sexual relationship, the teacher also supposedly supplied marijuana to the gang in which the student belonged, and possibly even joined the gang. After the arrest, the teacher was allowed to return to the home in which the teacher's spouse and two young daughters resided. ...more
@Lauren8806 I guess there would be statutory rape defined in a legal sense and then moral rape ...more

Eyes in the Back of my Head

My Alopecia saga continues!  Seven years ago, I lost my hair to Alopecia Universalis.   Last year, my hair follicles began to sprout as if waking up from an altered state! My hair emotions have taken many twists and turns over the past year but now I’m settled into just plain resignation.  I’m resigned to the fact that this latest hair appearance is on borrowed time.  Several months ago, the unwanted bare spots began to rear their ugly heads.  Painful steroid injections seemed to halt their progression - or so it seemed.  As soon as one spot is brought ...more