New Year, New Me! 2017 Better Look Out!

     Welp, it has been forever since my last post. I think the last thing I posted was about me starting the P90X workout……I learned real quick that I was too out of shape for that mess. The entire thing was jumping! I’m too dang heavy to be jumping around. Anywho, The past year was good to me J I graduated from college, got married and did some traveling....more

What Losing Weight Does Not Mean

You step on the scale, nearly holding your breath as you watch the red arrow dance along the plastic face. It lands on a number - a few points lower than usual - and...maybe you celebrate if you're part of the 56 percent of Americans trying to lose weight....more

What Happened When I Gave Up Junk Food for Lent

It’s so hard to believe that March is almost over. When the year started, I promised to work toward feeling good in my own skin. Of course, we all start with the best intentions, don’t we. I started the year excited to be able to finally sign E up for child care at the gym and got back on the treadmill and in a strength training class. But that all fell apart quickly....more

How to stay fit after cancer treatment

This past weekend I ran a 10-mile race. I realized afterward that it has been exactly three years since I received the call that changed my life. I remembered this same race, the Mid-Winter Classic in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, three years ago. I did not compete, but my husband did. That year the race was a few days earlier, and I didn't know what was coming.  I had a mammogram and ultrasound, done two days before, which were both "reassuring". I distinctly remember waiting for my husband to finish and thinking I had nothing to worry about.  ...more

30-Day Healthy Living Challenge: Day 1 Rearrange Your Kitchen

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What Does Crying at Starbucks have to do with Permanent Weight Loss?

I witnessed violence at Starbucks last week.Fists didn’t fly. No weapons were present. No blood.But violence nevertheless....more

How Movie Theatre Popcorn Helped Me Start a Rebellion

Hey ladies! Before I get down to the nitty gritty, I thought I’d share a bit about my long and oftentimes dysfunctional history with health, fitness, weight loss (and gain), and why I started my blog Pretty Fat Rebellion....more

Trying to justifying my fat

 I just adore the .25¢ ice cream cone over at super one.Question time....Now I wondering to my self if I adore the cone or how cheap they are.It seems I'm always justifying to my self....more

Nutrition Label Reading for Dummies

Step into any grocery store and you’ll see lots of products with claims like “Multi-grain,” “Healthy,” “All-natural" or “Gluten Free.”  The trouble is, many of these so-called “health foods” contain some of the worst ingredients, including excess sugar, suspect chemicals and additives banned in many other countries.....(read more)...more