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Every day I am married to you is the most stressful day of my life

When I first started this blog, I embarked on a journey to cut sugar and other carbs out of my diet.  I was doing well until I started teaching for the Spring semester.  Teaching takes a lot of energy and pulled a lot of my focus away from my dieting.  I wish that teaching was […]

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Diet: Take 2

I saw this meme, and I realized how much it describes my life.  I was going strong on my new eating plan until major stress hit me.  Then, I couldn’t fight the barrage of sugary treats offered to me on a regular basis.  I haven’t gained all of my weight back, but I have gained […]

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Plus-sized insecurities

I hate going to work events with my husband. I have never told him this. I usually go with him anyway. My lack of desire to go to work events with him has nothing to do with him. My husband loves introducing me to his friends. He often can’t wait to show me off. That […]

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I will live life after this diet…

Today, my cousin posted this article on Facebook: #FitFam: 11 Reasons Why The Fitness Culture On Social Media Needs To Be Stopped.”  I was curious about the article, because my cousin is a fitness nut.  He posts about what he eats, what he’s doing at the gym, what other people are doing wrong at the […]

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Half Day Eating Plan

I am on the half day eating plan.  The first half of the day, I follow my eating plan.  After my kids get home and the stress begins, I am no longer on the plan.  I eat what is convenient. This started when I began working about 70 hours a week a couple of weeks […]

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Weak moments

Today I went totally off my eating plan. I was stressed.  Really stressed.  I have all of these deadlines that I have to make.  My kids were little like rabid monsters.  I was running late to an appointment.  I just wanted to break down and cry.  Then, I had to run to the grocery store. […]

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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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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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Carb loading

I prepared for the beginning of tomorrow’s diet the way any sane future dieter would:  I ate all of the foods that I won’t be able to eat on my diet. (Except I didn’t eat any cheesecake.  I am kind of sad about that one.)  I wouldn’t normally eat this stuff in one sitting, either, […]

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