Maintenance is Looming - HcG Protocol, Day 45

11/8/10 - Day 45 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  176.8 lbs. Last weight recorded in blog:  177.0 lbs. Difference:  - .2 lbs. Total loss:  - 16.7 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   When I first got up this morning, I weighed and saw that I had GAINED .4 lbs.  At first I was like, "what tha hell???" and then went back to bed and slept for a couple of more hours.  When I actually got up again, for real, and wasn't half asleep, I weighed again (because I coul...more

Tosca Reno's Personal Revolution - Women Over 35 Allowed

You’ve probably heard of Tosca Reno. She is the author of the Eat Clean Diet....more

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Discovering Me

My husband is out working with his uncle today so it's Abby,Seth & I today.Chloe is with her father of course,I still don't know where we're going to come up with the $500 for the lawyer within the next 2 weeks.I'm done letting Kevin act like he owns our daughter because I left him....more

Unhappy Marriage...Time to Renegotiate

Sometimes "happily ever after" becomes a husband who enjoys untold amounts of free time and a wife left to clean up the mess. We can ask politely or we can scream over a week or 8 years, but it doesn't seem to change anything for more than a few days. How did we get here? My Story: No one ever thought I was getting married. I needed too much freedom. I was by all accounts selfish and I had a nasty little habit of stringing guys along. Who knew I'd make a GREAT wife! ...more

That's a continual process for me too! It's not so bad to be a work in process, though.

I ...more

Everyone Loves a Fat Man

So I am aware that this issue has already been addressed by many others, including the Marie Claire fiasco, but I want to contribute another perspective to a continuous cookie-cutter production of nauseating ‘fat-man/hot wife’ sitcoms. The idealized marital situation has been clogging our televisions like cholesterol-saturated arteries since The Honeymooners way back in black and white....more

It's Been a While - HcG Protocol, Day 44

11/7/10 - Day 44 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  177.0 lbs. Last weight recorded in blog:  179.4 lbs. Difference:  - 2.4 lbs. Total loss:  - 16.5 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   I had to step away from the blogging and writing down of every little success and failure.  I was driving myself crazy.  But I also have been really busy - we closed on our new home, have been trying to pack and move a little at a time (I call it "trickle moving"); not a fun way to ...more


I am sitting in my bathtub.  The water is running over my feet and when I'm not writing these words my arms are stretched above my head, resting against the pink bathroom wall. I should be doing dishes, or laundry.  I should be planning tomorrow's post, or at least an outfit.  Shaving my legs.  Working out.  Worrying because it's 9PM and my boyfriend isn't home yet. My cat is staring at me; he thinks I'm crazy.  But I am not crazy.  Right now, I'm not even his owner....more

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My Rosacea, My Kryptonite

What one physical trait do you wish you could change about yourself? It's a bold question for a site based around self-love and inclusive beauty, I know, but I won't shy away from the truth: we all have low self esteem days, and we all have least-loved traits.  Just like our personalities, our physical bodies aren't perfect...they can't be!  Recognizing the things we like least about our imperfect bodies (and imperfect personalities) is one step closer to accepting those things and, if we decide to, changing them....more

Thrills, Chills & Zils

In an effort to increase my chances of conceiving, and partly in concession to my husband after the death of his father this summer, I agreed to suck it up and pay for a personal trainer. I also signed up for belly dance classes (American Tribal Style) after our friend Janet came for the weekend and raved about it and, also on her recommendation, I started seeing a massage therapist to deal with my rapidly curving neck & upper spine....more