A Healthier Me: a Foodie on a health and happiness mission

 In January of 2012, after downloading, seeing and being properly horrified by how fat I’d gotten in that last year I decided to go on a diet....more

Some Fat Girls Like to Cover Up

Perhaps it’s because I have been called a lot worse than “fat”.  Perhaps it’s because I know that I am fat.  Perhaps it’s because I know that a little extra weight isn’t such a big deal and many of us look good with some extra blubber.  Perhaps it’s because I know that dealing with obesity is extremely difficult.  Or maybe it is because I know how to handle criticism well.  But the term “fat” doesn’t bother me at all.  Sticks and stones may break my bones (probably not, since I have a lot of exterior to shield me) but words will never harm me....more

#3Things That Made Me Not Want to Post About My Pregnancy on Facebook

It's not necessarily that I don't want people to know. Although, honestly, it'd be nice if some didn't. But my pregnancy is my own, and nobody else's, and I like it that way. I struggle a lot with people pleasing, and when I open myself up to a ton of opinions, it makes my life a lot harder. And because I want to share with you why I think it's fine to not always post big news on social media, here's a post on #3THINGS that made me not want to post about my pregnancy on Facebook....more

Some things bear repetition

I found it - the 'lost blog' and I am printing it today, though it really belonged as my third blog.  Why?  Because I still like what I said in this first one better than what i blogged in the end that day.  Here goes: Well, here we are, my third blog and already I feel lighter.   Day 4 of my return to a cleaner eating plan and things are going okay.  Yeah, just okay....more

Stop Feminizing Your Sons! Masculine Boys Can Grow Up To Be Good Men Too.

I am a mother of two boys under the age of five.  I knew my life with boys would consist of non stop excitement with:  lifted toilet seats, play wresting, rowdy noises, playing with sticks and dirt, climbing trees, collections of trucks and cars, and the restless that the typical boy displays. My boys are a crazy bunch and although I don’t agree with their rowdiness, their obsession with cars, and their occasional “Woof Woof” chants, I learn to accept that these types of habits is what makes them masculine boys...more

Why I have stopped dieting

Maybe it is the upcoming 44th birthday or the fact that I really love myself and my body. I have decided to stop dieting. I personally am no fun to be around when I diet. I have decided to make better food choices without giving up being hungry all the time. I feel like if I want a coke today I will does not mean I will drink one everyday but I should have what I want. I am so sick of society and social media saying women that are bit bigger or excessively bigger are a death trap. I do not believe this to be true. My job keeps me on my feet up to 8 hours at least four days a week....more

Fashion Forward

Last week I bought a new dress.It took me a long time to make up my mind to buy it. It’s not my usual thing. It’s red and fitted – no, downright snug – and cut alarmingly low in the front. It’s sophisticated and sexy. The fabric has just enough give that it’s comfortable, not confining, and I loved it from the moment I put it on....more

3 Things To Remember When You Don't Like What You See in The Mirror

(Also published at She is Fierce!)Any surface, which reflects light and allows your reflection to be discerned can easily become your friend in need or your enemy in disguise.Mirrors are not physically harmful unless you use them as weapons. However, mentally they can cause excruciating pain when it is hate what you feel when you look at yourself through that piece of glass....more

Winter Weight Gain, Summer Struggles

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