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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
Christmas is all about traditions. Every year we unpack our favorite, old ornaments. We unearth our Bing Crosby and Manheim Steamroller CDs. We watch A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th St. and It’s a Wonderful Life. Around this blog, tradition … Continue reading
Do you need to lose weight? Of course you do! Most Americans (and many of our European friends) are Fatecia McFatties. Even if you think you’re in pretty good shape, you’re probably fooling yourself. You’ve tried all the top diets … Continue reading
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
One of the worst things about losing a lot of weight is that nothing fits anymore. Ha ha ha! Good one, eh? But, seriously. One of the very BEST things about losing a lot of weight is that you … Continue reading
My sister-in-law, Lisa, just announced she is starting a diet. With 3 weeks to go until Christmas. This is wrong on so many levels. Besides the masochistic overtones, we have to consider how such a move might affect the nation’s economic recovery. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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