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I’m Giving Up Bread, Pasta, And Potatoes

  No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, although I can imagine some of you think this is a joke headline. I am actually giving up bread, pasta, and potatoes for six weeks. Also gone are butternut squash, peas, corn, milk, yogurt, chickpeas, every bean except for green beans, and chocolate. Well, all desserts I guess […]

First day of training done! Only 57 more training sessions to go.

Speed, Intervals, and the Tower of Terror

After four years of “Holy shit it’s freezing!!!” winter training for the end-of-February Princess Half Marathon at Disney World, today was my first day of “OMG it’s so HOT!” training for the Tower of Terror Ten Miler in October. This is a race I’ve never done before. The good news is, I don’t have to […]


FitBit Flex Review

Yesterday I wrote about whether or not wearing a FitBit Flex actually changed how much I moved around each day (short answer: yes, most days, but not when I was such a slug that my goal was out of reach). This post is more specific to the FitBit Flex and the website. How I […]


Will A FitBit Change Your Life?

I bought a FitBit Flex about a month ago. I seemed to be the only person I knew who wasn’t walking around with some kind of tracker on, so now I’ve joined the club. I’m not doing the FastDiet right now and not training for any races until the end of the  month, so I […]

Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

As awesome as I am, this is not a post about how I don’t need to change anything in my life. There are many things I wish I did better, or more consistently, or more, or less, or…or…or… But January 1st is a shitty time to try to make those changes. For one thing, I […]

My Kids Eat Homemade Bread–What’s Your Excuse?

Last night my husband asked me what I thought about the “hot mom controversy.” I stared at him blankly. And after lording it over me for a few minutes that he knew about something that happened online before I did, he told me about Maria Kang, who put a picture up on her Facebook page […]

Another Pound Gone; Why Is The FastDiet So Easy?

So I’ve lost another pound on the FastDiet. Well, 8/10 of a pound to be precise, but I’ll just call it a pound. I promise if I lose 1.2 pounds next week I’ll call that a pound to even things out. That’s seven pounds overall in three weeks! It’s almost 2:30pm and today is another […]

Putting My Money Where My Ass Is

I’ve been nibbling around the edges of being a runner for too long. For three years now I’ve signed up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and all three years I finished it using a combination of jogging and walking. And while I’m proud of that, I would like to run more of it. I […]

FastDiet Update: A More Reasonable Loss

I discovered this morning that I’d lost a pound after my second week on the FastDiet. And while that isn’t as exciting as seeing five pounds come off fast, it’s encouraging in a different way, because it’s a more sustainable loss. I mean, at a pound a week, I’d be at my goal weight this […]

A Great First Week On The FastDiet

So, I’m always reluctant to report on 1st week weight loss w/a new plan. I know it’s not indicative of what’s to come. But…5lbs. #FastDay — SelfishMom (@SelfishMom) March 10, 2013 I tweeted that this morning. I’d weighed myself first thing, but wasn’t going to make it public, because I think it gives people a […]