Posted in July 2012

Another wedding another show

Another wedding another show

Weekends often bring parties, but this past weekend brought the motherload of them all. The Schwartzberg Wedding Extravagalanza! For me, it was all about pacing myself. Which meant skipping some of my usual vices – eating too much and drinking too much.  And let me tell you, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it … Continue reading

Crazypants

Crazypants

I realized something this week. I’ve been hiding behind exercise. Hiding from the fact that I need to make some real changes to how I eat. Obviously exercise  helps us all get to or maintain a healthy body weight. But I’ve been telling myself that I can eat more because I am a person who … Continue reading

Proceed with caution

Proceed with caution

This is how I felt when I woke up this morning. No headache, very minimal body pain, and, what’s this? A little bit of an appetite? The birds were chirping, the squirrels were scuttling, the world was mine for the taking.  This is the first Monday in 2 weeks that I haven’t woken up in … Continue reading

Well there’s no need to shout

Well there’s no need to shout

You guys, my body is totally talking to me. And it’s yelling. The moment I started to feel better and tried to rejoin the real world, my body said, “Whoa whoa whoa, you’re moving too fast and you’re making me nauseous.” All I did was sit on a comfy porch catching up with family, followed … Continue reading

The Oprah Pill

The Oprah Pill

This is the image that my husband came home to last night: Me, horizontal on the couch, a heating pad on my neck with a heavy pillow on top of that to weigh it down, my bare ass hanging out with an ice pack on my hip, in the dark, Oprah on the TV. Hot. … Continue reading

Roadblock ahead

Roadblock ahead

Set-backs. Obstacles. Plateaus. Aren’t they just so annoying? Whatever you’re working on – weight loss, a house project, trying to organize a group of busy people – having something pop up when things are going well is just plain annoying. It  can also be frustrating, heartbreaking, and depressing. But perhaps there’s another option. The headache … Continue reading

Just change already, goddamn it!

Just change already, goddamn it!

If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got. If you’ve ever been to a Weight Watchers meeting, you’ve heard this. I have to admit, I hate these kind of catchy inspirational quotes. They feel condescending to me, like they’re implying that I can’t understand the concept of change … Continue reading

Gimme that stupid Bravo sticker

Gimme that stupid Bravo sticker

Weight Watchers meetings are where I go to regroup. To plug-in and refresh my resolve and my focus. And to get tiny stickers that say “Bravo” on them. Now some WW leaders give them out a lot. You might earn a Bravo sticker for losing half pound. Or for eating carrots instead of chocolate at … Continue reading

Freedom! I won’t let you down!

Freedom! I won’t let you down!

Happy Independence Day Friends! Belated, of course, in my true fashion. Also true to fashion, we had some people over yesterday to celebrate America and freedom and hot dogs. I planned my entire week knowing that there was a hump-day BBQ coming my way with plenty of beer and chips and things that I would … Continue reading

Volumize your dinner

Volumize your dinner

I am a volume eater. I would rather have a large quantity of healthified food that doesn’t quite taste like the real deal than 5 bites of something made with butter. Well let’s be real, I would rather everything be doused in butter, but I’ve tried that and that equals Fat Jen.  Volume is my … Continue reading