Say What?

Mister and I are in the process of having some major renovations done on our house. (Think: addition, new doors and windows, upgraded siding and new hurricane compliant roof.) One of the main things we had to do in preparation for all of this was to have several large trees removed in our backyard, and […]

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Within walking distance

Last year about this time I went in for my annual physical. When the nurse took my ‘particulars,’ my weight came in at just this < side of 200 pounds. I rationalized that as long as that first number was still 100, I was good. A few months later I went in for my yearly […]

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Breakin’ the Law

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I had a moment in Target earlier this week. I feared having a total meltdown in the fitting room while trying on jeans. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve driven home in tears after clothes shopping. For women of a certain size, it can be an exercise in futility, and humiliation. Damn you, […]

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Breathing is futile

I have become assimilated into the Borg… or at least that’s what you might think if you ever saw me some morning. Back in May I mentioned how I had started walking to lose weight and that seeing my mom after she lost 40 pounds (the same amount I hope too), I was worried that […]

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Like mother, like daughter

Last weekend my daughter marked a very significant milestone. My mother and her husband made the trip from Tennessee to be with her during this important event. Throughout my entire life, my mom has fussed about her weight. In my childhood memories, I saw her as heavy, when in actuality she was average size. Her […]

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