Herstory

As I stumbled out of bed and made my daily trek into the bathroom to pee and brush my teeth, I walk by an obscenely large builder-grade mirror over the sinks. So every morning I get a good view of the state of my body through the lens of half-focused eyes and bad...

Restart

I’ve slowly realized that I need the gym. Digging in my flower beds and hauling rock and dirt just doesn’t have the same effect, and the aches of carrying extra weight have returned. The wedding ring that I just had resized a few years ago is snug again...

The Next Right Thing

I’m struggling. I know trying to get to a healthier size is a task that is going to take more time, attention and energy than I probably have to give it right now. But I also know that I don’t like when my wedding ring is snug. Also my lower backache is...

My Big Fat Fabulous Life

I stumbled upon a show on TLC called “My Big Fat Fabulous Life.” I was immediately drawn to it because from the very beginning she makes it completely clear that undiagnosed PCOS caused her to balloon in weight in early adulthood. She also lives/lived in...

Time for an Experiment

I’m going to try a little experiment. See, eating “low carb” is easy if all you do is fill your belly with fat. But is that really a good habit to form? Nah. One of my biggest challenges is motivating myself to eat more fruits and vegetables. I am...