Facebook Made Me Fat

Facebook made me fat. Oh, and Instagram did, too. On Facebook and Instagram, you will not see my muffin top, or my thighs that begin to touch only inches above my knee. In the world of social networks, where my “selfies” are all taken from downward angles and my ass is discreetly cropped, I am... Read more »


I started my diet on Jan 1st. And, on Jan 14th. Again on Jan 21st. Oh, and Jan 24th. Ditto to Feb 4th and Feb 5th. And, today. I started my diet today. In case you lost track, I started my diet 7 times in the past month and a half. Yeah, let that sink... Read more »

Sweet Sins of 2012

There are several benefits to growing up Catholic but, as an 8 year old in 1991, my favorite was the donuts. Every Sunday morning after 8:30am at St. Margaret Mary Church, complimentary glazed donuts and chocolate milk were served in the cafeteria. The best Sundays happened when Father Gallagher was at the helm as it... Read more »

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookies Ruined my Waistline

I believe it was Kate Moss who once said, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Well, that skinny Brit has obviously never tasted my red velvet cream cheese cookies. You see I was skinny at the beginning of the summer; not Rachel Zoe-tiny but my size 4 pants were getting loose. Then, I rediscovered... Read more »

Combos or Corn Nuts?

Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and like millions of other Americans, I am going on a road trip. A 14 hour road trip. With a 10 month old. And, there’s only one thing that is on my mind. One huge concern. Will I find the ever-elusive wild cherry M&Ms at a gas station... Read more »

I'm a Square

Humility is a not a quality that I possess. When I excel at something, I brag about it. Alot. With that in mind, please excuse my paragraph-long weight loss boast. I have lost 60 lbs in 7 months. That’s right. 6-0. And, I want to crow about it to anyone and everyone who will listen-... Read more »

Double Diet

I am not alot of things. I am not a Republican. I am not a fan of soap in bar form, condiments, candy that is not individually wrapped, most celebrity baby names and Sudoku. The list of things I am not is much longer than things I am. One thing I am, without a doubt,... Read more »

Truth or Diet

I have always been honest to a fault. If you ask me if you look fat in that dress, well, be prepared to hear YES. I expect the same honesty from my best friends, too. In fact, one of my best girlfriends once told me that I would look better 10lbs thinner, I agreed (although... Read more »

A Mommy's Discontentment

The most magical things in the world to my daughter are her hands. She can study her ten chubby digits for moments that spread into several minutes at a time. She flexes each finger ever so gracefully and then, bunches them all together in tight little fists. She is delighted by her hands. She is... Read more »

A Diet Time Out

Timeouts are usually a bad thing. Just ask any 6 year old kid. For me, I have never been more excited about a timeout in my life. Why? Because my timeout is from dieting. But, this timeout will only last 1 day- I swear! I have been dieting for nearly 12 weeks now, with the... Read more »