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"Imagine if we took back our diets"
Monday, May 03, 2021      17 comments

Robyn Hood Imagine if we took back our diets, our grand delusions, the time spent thinking about the curve of our form. Imagine if we took back every time we called attention to one or the other: her body, our body, the bad sha... Read more
Defending the Bun: Why My "Look" Never Changes
Tuesday, October 06, 2020      16 comments

October is BFRB (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors) Awareness Month, so I thought I'd share an essay I wrote 15 years ago about a different kind of "coming out." **************************** Defending the ... Read more
40 years...has it really been that long?
Sunday, June 28, 2020      18 comments

“Miracles are impossible things that happen anyway.”* *(This is the anonymous schmaltzy saying that was on a card I sent the man who would become my husband soon after we met. He still has it.) In a logical and ordered universe, we... Read more
The rumors of my demise...
Monday, June 15, 2020      6 comments

It seems Mark Twain and I have something in common. What began as a regular Monday in these Stay Home, Stay Safe times took a turn for the bizarre when my husband checked his e-mail this morning, only to find a message from the custodian of... Read more
The Peanut Butter "Fix" -- Thank you, Hungry Girl!
Friday, May 15, 2020      8 comments

As one of those people who has been known to mainline spoonfuls of peanut butter directly from the jar -- not as often these days, but sometimes -- I was intrigued by a recipe in a yesterday's Hungry Girl newsletter: Peanut Butter Oatcake i... Read more
Acceptance vs. Approval (of your body)
Saturday, November 16, 2019      17 comments

This morning I watched short video from the November “My Mind My Body” newsletter, with the topic of accepting your body. This has been an ongoing challenge for me, as I know that the body I have now, and the body I hope to have someday, wil... Read more
What's Working Now (with a shoutout to WATERMELLEN)
Thursday, October 10, 2019      7 comments

This was an interesting summer, beginning in May with a random thought that became so persistent that I’m thinking of it as a minor epiphany. Whatever it was, that thought was the catalyst for change – and after being stuck in a weight range fo... Read more
Acknowledging a Pattern: Relief Eating
Thursday, July 19, 2018      11 comments

Yesterday, after a nice breakfast out at our favorite breakfast café, I waved off the most challenging houseguests ever with a smile on my face and a plea to the universe to not bring them back this way any time soon. And then I spent the rest ... Read more
A Spring Dinner!
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      6 comments

Last night's dinner: scallops and pepper-bacon-wrapped asparagus. It tasted like Spring! (sorry it's a little blurry)... Read more
A White Seattle!
Monday, December 25, 2017      1 comments

Snow in the Seattle area, just in time for Christmas. This is what my backyard looked like this morning! The Midwesterners and East-Coaster... Read more
It's a different world, for sure: huge monetary incentive to meet weight goals!
Thursday, May 18, 2017      7 comments

The other morning, my husband was reading the sports section of the Seattle Times, and told me I needed to read a specific article. (The sports section goes directly to him and I usually ignore it.) The short version is that the Seattle Se... Read more
Who wouldn't love this face?
Monday, May 15, 2017      8 comments

Every morning, my cats rush past me as I'm making my way down the stairs, because before I open the blinds or put on the coffee or do anything else, it's yummie time. So today I'm sharing a morning kitty photo, just because. ... Read more
"You Look Like You've Gained Weight"
Thursday, May 04, 2017      7 comments

Note: This is not a puppies and kittens and rainbows kind of blog. *************** “You look like you’ve gained weight.” If he’d said it to me, we would have had a little chat. A couple of months ago, one of my gym fri... Read more
What's for Breakfast?
Saturday, April 29, 2017      0 comments

This morning, I thought of Mark Zuckerberg (the Facebook guy) as I was deciding what to have for breakfast. I remember reading an article about him where he said that he wears those grey t-shirts every day so he doesn’t have to spend time th... Read more
The scale photos that make me smile
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      5 comments

When the Community Feed first appeared on my Start page, made it harder to find some of my regular stuff, and took up half the page at that, I wasn’t all that sure how I felt about it. But now, I am seeing people who are starting their journeys... Read more

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