Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sabotage

Sorry for the silence.  I have been both sick and super busy at work.  I haven’t been able to stay awake after my kids go to bed. This week was a rough week.  I was under the weather, and my husband had to cook.  One night my family ate pizza.  I ate it, too.  They […]

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Willpower not necessary.

“What if some of our fundamental ideas about obesity are just wrong?” – Dr. Peter Attia I have spent a lot of time over the past few years researching nutrition.  I am significantly overweight, but unlike the sensational media would have you think, I don’t get up in the middle of the night and binge. […]

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Fat vs. Muscle

Today my friend posted a link to a blog about building muscle on Facebook.  I perused the blog post for a little bit.  (It was a little ranty for my taste.)  As I scrolled down the screen, I saw a comparison of fat vs. muscle.  Here is a similar picture from a Shaklee consultant: Wow. […]

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More than a number

A friend of mine sent me this cartoon from ToothpasteForDinner.com: I struggled to maintain my weight for a long time.  For a while, I thought that there was something wrong with me.  I was ashamed of my size (even when I weighed 155).  I was not far from my goal weight, but I just knew […]

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It’s not about willpower

Willpower.  It is what every fat person wishes they had more of.  I want to challenge the idea that losing weight takes more willpower. I used to believe that every person should eat a certain kind of food to be healthy.  When I believed that, I gained weight at a constant pace.  What if being […]

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Let them eat cheesecake!

There is nothing that I like more than cheesecake.  There will be cheesecake in heaven–there just has to be.  I have committed to not eating sugar, so I know that cheesecake is off limits. (I know that there are sugar free cheesecakes, but I don’t like sugar substitutes, so why waste the calories?)  My favorite […]

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Wide Angle

This is the photo that is on my new light rail pass: What in the world?  As if I didn’t already cringe every time I see a photo of myself.  It’s bad enough that I have to accept normal photos of myself which testify of an unavoidable truth about my size, but now, to add […]

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Ready

It took me a while to get to the computer this evening.  I was watching the social media fallout from the Biggest Loser finale.  I am not going to comment on it directly, because I’m sure many people have not watched it yet.  I’m just not sure if the show pushed the contestants too far […]

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What do the Broncos have to do with weight loss?

I am sitting here from my home in the Denver area, processing the Broncos’ loss in the Super Bowl.  I’m not much of a football fan, so I am not as sad as all of those around me.  Instead, I have been thinking of how to turn this disappointing loss into a learning experience. How […]

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The die in diet

My parents recently went on a Kaiser directed eating plan.  At the orientation, my dad was sitting next to a sizable fellow.  My dad said that while the nurse talked about the program, the man was not listening. Instead, the whole time he was writing the word diet and circling the first three letters.:   I don’t […]

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