Category Archives: Biggest Loser: Family Edition

Fear & Loathing In The ½ Price Easter Candy Aisle

What do 4-for-$1 Cadbury Crème Eggs and an up-thrust of daffodils have in common?  Both are important clues that may help me to finally understand…myself. I’ve been feeling a little blue lately. By a little blue I mean sad.  Very … Continue reading

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I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up!

I snigger at those Life Alert commercials.   It’s sad when old ladies fall down for realz, but the actresses they use in the ads are so horrible they’re funny.  They must hire the producer’s grandmothers.  They stretch out on the … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. To the Victor Goes The Spoils

Victory is sweet.  In fact, I happen to know that it tastes a lot like pumpkin pancakes. For those who have been following my blog, you know this was the summer (and then some) of the family weight-loss challenge.  Talk … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. Who Stole The Kishka?

Warning!!!  The following may not be suitable for more sensitive readers. After a long, hard summer of the family weight-loss challenge, the pounds are really coming off.  “That’s great!” you say.  “Whoo hoo!” you enthuse.   “You must be thrilled.” you … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. One New Pound

The mansions on the main street in my hometown were built in the 1800s with money earned by Michigan lumber barons.  I was always fascinated by the stories of their exploits up north.  Which is why it is fitting that I … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. How Low Can You Go?

The gloves have come off in the family weight loss challenge, and it isn’t pretty. When my sister, Terry, first suggested that the women in my family use this summer to lose weight and get fit, I joined in.  (Check … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. Doing the Cha-Cha

“Step forward with the right foot, then again with the left.  Good!”  “Now back one with the right foot.  That’s it.  Now cha-cha!” The summer’s family weight loss challenge is like an Arthur Murray dance class.  Every week I do … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. Virtue is It’s Own Reward (But Not For Me)

We are now 6 weeks into our family weight loss challenge.  Most of my sisters, sister-in-law and Mom have adopted a slow and steady strategy. We’re all making progress, trying to eat sensibly, and some are becoming more active. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. Partying In Hell

ASTOUNDING WEIGHT-LOSS BREAKTHROUGH! I have discovered an appetite suppressant that is easy, low-tech, requires no special food and costs nothing. All you have to do is suffer the burning agonies of hellfire. Most participants in the family weight loss challenge … Continue reading

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Biggest Loser: Family Edition. Getting Philosophical About It

If a big slab of meaty ribs is cooking in the woods, and nobody can smell them, are they really there?  It has been a week of good news/bad news in the family summer weight-loss challenge. The good news is… … Continue reading

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