Fake it Till You Make it!

Well, I’ve given the ‘Blood Type’ diet a try, (OK, so it’s only been a week!) but it actually seemed to make things worse, as far as the acid indigestion goes! Maybe my body has adapted to modern times and I’ve left the hunter/gatherer remnants of my past behind….. so, now what?...more

La Dolce Vita!

It hit me today when I was taking my walk, that I am REALLY happy to be alive!...more

Sardines, Avocados and an Aversion to Portion Control

  This isn’t so much about creamy avocado. Nor is it about unctuous, oily sardines, crusty toasted bread or even fruity olive oil. This is about weight. My weight, your weight and Alton’s weight. ...more

My $25-a-week good food experiment

For weeks now I’ve been seriously rethinking this obsession I have with food and my weight. Specifically it’s occurred to me that for almost all of the past decade, my obsession with controlling (unsuccessfully I might add) what I eat and don’t eat has centered primarily on weight loss. This focus on weight and not on health has caused me to become unhealthier. Yo-yo dieting, pre-packaged diet meals, low carb, low fat, sugarless…you get the idea....more

Weight Watchers-Friendly Food Blogs

Imagine the promise of it all! "Lose weight fast!" and "Eat the foods you want and watch the pounds vanish!" and "Forget about killing yourself with sweaty workouts." (Ahem. And just ignore the fine print: "Actual results will vary.") ...more
Having your husband on weight watchers does make it a lot easier to stay motivated!  We love ...more

Calories: Please Don't Talk About Them When You're Seven

I've written before about how we tend to keep our kidlets a little sheltered.  They are five and seven and there's plenty of time for growing up. J. has been finding random videos of the girls when they were littler and they are so sweet and tiny, so precious and innocent, that they make me cry every time I watch them. He thinks it's weird that they make me cry, but they do. Almost to the point where it hurts to watch them....more

Ugh...same darn thing over here...'cept it started last year, in FIRST grade. First ...more

Weight Loss: What Works?

Welcome to the New Year!  As you may have noticed, 'tis is the season when society's interest in weight loss escalates from the slightly obsessive to the barking, raving, shrieking insane.Everywhere you turn, someone is telling you how to lose a quick and easy 10, 20, 50 or even 100 pounds.  Of course, many of these are commercial pitches for dubious exercise devices, pills, fad diets, or low-cal convenience foods, squarely aimed at separating you from your hard-earned money. ...more

My husband and I just started with a personal trainer and I'm sure we'll reach our 2010 goal ...more

Diet Resolutions: Beware To Be Successful

Welcome to the dawn of a new decade.  I would be lying if I said I was sad to see the last one go. It's a new year, and once again we will all spend time analyzing our lives.  We will wonder if there is something we can change that could make our lives better in the coming year. Contributing editor Melissa Ford asked the question - What Is Your New Years Resolution? ...more

Yes! I said to my Husband on Monday morning, "Do I have to go today? It will be packed." ...more

"Do these pants make my ass look bigger?" or media brainwashing and self loathing.

Oh, hi there again. After a brief break I am back and ready to share my thoughts with my readers(if there are any, duh) BTW, Happy Holidays. Christmas is tomorrow and it was almost impossible to stroll around the isles in the store today. Everybody was shopping for food and holiday items. Last minute gifts were being purchased and wrapped and you could hear the wrapping paper sounds, the musical cards being tried (um, you can hear occasional jingle bell sound from the hallmark isle). Anyway, Happy Holidays to all!! ...more